What is ionic silver?
Many products sold as colloidal silver consist for the most part of ionic silver. To confuse the consumer, this product is offered under different names. The best known are: colloidal silver, ionic colloidal silver, ionic silver particles, monoatomic silver, silver hydrosol or silver water. Do you want to know more about ionic silver and how to recognize it? Then read on quickly.
Ionic silver is silver dissolved in water. We call these dissolved silver ions. The big difference with colloidal silver is that silver atoms lack an electron. As a result, they are not complete and even unstable. To make sure that they are ‘complete’, a silver ion always looks for something that makes it complete. With chlorine as a big favorite. The combination of chlorine and silver ions ensures that silver chloride (AgCl) is formed. This ensures that the effect on the body is very different from the effect of colloidal silver.
How do you recognize ionic silver?
Do you want to know if you have accidentally purchased ionic silver? Then there are several ways to find out. For example, ionic silver is easy to recognize by its color. When silver ions are dissolved in water, they do not reflect light. The product is therefore clear and completely colorless. You can also test the water by adding table salt to the liquid. Ionic silver causes a white cloud to form in the solution. Can’t you see this? Then even the ionic silver is missing.
Colloidal silver or ionic silver?
We think it is important that you know exactly what you are buying and we, therefore, strive for transparent product labels. To ensure that the market remains as transparent as possible, we analyze not only our own products but also those of other suppliers. If a liquid consists of more than 50% colloidal particles, the product can be labeled as colloidal silver. Does the product contain more than 50% ionic silver? Then this must also be on the product label.
We are often asked about the difference between ionic silver and colloidal silver. We can easily explain this. The major difference between colloidal silver and ionic silver is stability. You will not immediately notice this if you use the products on your skin. But as soon as chlorine comes around, this will change. Chlorine occurs in the stomach and your body, which means that the effect of both substances is suddenly very different. Ionic silver will do everything it can to create stability and bond with the fabric. A misconception is that ionic silver works the same as colloidal silver after this compound. It is thought that the silver chloride that is created is converted to free silver ions. Unfortunately, that is not the case.
Your body wants to get rid of this substance as quickly as possible. Silver chloride is not only difficult to dissolve, but it is also toxic to the body. As soon as the product comes into contact with stomach acid, no more ions can be released. Our body, therefore, makes it impossible to turn a silver chloride into a free silver ion. Colloidal silver, on the other hand, is resistant to stomach acid. The particles retain their original shape and do not change. So you don’t have to worry that colloidal silver will suddenly become toxic or will no longer be soluble.
Why are so many products ionic silver?
Many products sold as colloidal silver are actually ionic silver. This is because it is very easy and cheap to make. For the production, you only need a 9-volt battery and some silver wire. Commercial companies that sell ionic silver as colloidal silver use equipment with high voltages up to 15000 Volts AC and 2000 Watts of power. This enables them to produce larger volumes faster. However, the product remains 80% to 90% ionic silver. If you believe in the hype about ionic silver, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t produce it yourself at home.
Misleading Labels and Names
Ionic silver comes with many pseudonyms. Mainly used to deceive the buyer. Below we will explain some of the most well-known terms:
Unfortunately, colloidal silver is the most commonly used name for products containing ionic silver. This name is most often used because of sellers abuse name recognition.
Ionic Colloidal Silver
Some manufacturers label their product as ionic colloidal silver. Here too people are simply trying to hitch a ride on the brand awareness and effect of colloidal silver.
This group of producers claims that ionic silver is the active ingredient.
Then why don’t they call it ionic silver? Weird right?
Ionic Silver Particle
It also happens that manufacturers claim that their product consists of ionic silver particles. This is all nonsense. You have silver particles or silver ions, but no ionic silver particles.
Mono Atomic Silver
Another name that is used is monoatomic colloidal silver. This group of producers claims that their colloidal silver consists of particles that are 1 atom in size. This is physically impossible. Only noble gases can exist in monoatomic form. The producer claiming to produce atomic silver would be eligible for the Nobel Prize in Physics. These products always consist of ionic silver. This term is only used to impress the buyer.