Most products that claim to be highly concentrated colloidal silver (with a typical range of 30 ppm or higher) are in fact silver protein products. Some of these products are labeled as Silver Protein or Mild Silver Protein. But most are labeled as colloidal silver and the word protein does not appear anywhere on the label or product description.
Composition of silver protein.
Silver protein products normally contain large silver particles that are so large that they do not remain in solutions, but remain as colloidal particles without protein additions. Of the three types of colloidal silver, the silver protein products have the smallest particle surface area per concentration. As a result, the human body cannot absorb the silver and therefore has little effect on human use. The particle surface is the most important factor for the effectiveness of colloidal silver.
Risk of silver protein.
Silver protein products are subject to countless dangers. Due to the high concentration of large silver particles, silver protein products are known to cause argyria. This is a condition that causes the skin to turn blue-gray. Crystal silver is not a silver protein and therefore does not cause argyria. Moreover, the addition of proteins to colloidal silver ensures that the growth of bacteria is supported, says Professor Ronald Gibbs, who discusses this fact in his book “Silver Colloids”.
How do I recognize silver protein?
You can recognize silver protein products in three ways:
1. The color: this usually varies from light orange to almost black. The higher the ppm, the darker the liquid.
2. Shaking: When you shake the product, a foam layer forms on top of the liquid that lasts for minutes.
3. High concentration: silver protein products usually have a very high concentration, between 30 or higher.