What is silver protein?

Many products sold as colloidal silver are in fact silver protein products. Some providers label these products as silver protein or mild silver protein. Unfortunately, we don’t see the word protein on the label or on the product description for most products. Do you want to know more about this and the difference with colloidal silver? Then read on quickly.

Silver proteins consist of large silver particles that are so large that they do not dissolve in the water. In fact, of the three types of colloidal silver products, silver protein has the smallest particle surface area per concentration. The human body is therefore unable to absorb the silver, so it has little effect on your body. The particle surface is the most important factor for effectiveness. The larger the particle surface, the better the effect of the product.


Risks of silver protein

The use of silver protein comes with many dangers. The concentration of silver particles is so high that these products are known to cause argyria. This is a disease that causes your skin to turn blue-gray color. Something that fortunately does not occur with colloidal silver. In addition, the addition of the proteins to the colloidal silver ensures that the growth of bacteria is properly supported.



Argyria is a rare condition that occurs with prolonged exposure to silver that builds up in the body. Not only the skin gets a blue-gray color, but also the eyes, internal organs and gums. The reason that colloidal silver does not do this is that the particles are so small that the product is excreted in the normal way. This way the silver does not accumulate and you do not have to worry about discoloration of the skin.


How do you recognize silver protein?

It is common for people to want to buy colloidal silver but come home with silver protein instead. Fortunately, there are many ways to recognize this silver product. We have listed them for you:

  • The higher the ppm of the product, the darker the liquid. The color of silver protein, therefore, varies from light orange to almost black.
  • When you shake the product, a foam layer forms on top of the liquid. This can last up to minutes.
  • The concentration of the product is very high. Often 30 or higher.