Kill Germs - antibiotic, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral

You can protect yourself, and your family & friends. 
Here is a research summary on Colloidal/Ionic Silver. Want to know more? Click the links, there is a ton of information on the Internet. Recommend this article to friends to provide a framework for your study. If you would like to try ionic silver, check out SilverSol or visit a health food store, or pharmacy. Better yet, click to email me for very inexpensive way to make it yourself.

March 2021 update: Wuhan Flu, Corona Virus, COVID-19 Yes, silver is again shown to kill viruses in an Italian study published at NIH. Silver may inhibit replication. In 2006 ionic silver was found to effectively deactivate the human coronavirus strain 229E, a virus linked to SARS. See more virus links below.

How to Build a Colloidal Silver Generator.

What Does it Do?

As James South MA stated in his silver article "Hi Ho, Silver Away" in the Summer 1999 Anti-Aging Bulletin:

"Silver is unique among antimicrobial agents in its broad spectrum of action. It has been claimed to kill some 650 different disease organisms. And unlike antibiotics, Silver is an 'equal opportunity destroyer' - it doesn't discriminate, but effectively kills germs of all major types: gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, spore-forming bacteria, fungus/yeasts, viruses and protozoal parasites. Silver sulfadiazine is used almost universally in hospitals to prevent serious burn infections, but it kills dozens of different bacteria; it also kills 95% of 72 strains of herpes virus, as well as the protozoal parasite Plasmodium berghei (malaria). It also kills various yeasts, including several Aspergillus varieties, Mucor pusillus, Rhizopus nigricans and 50 different clinical isolates of Candida albicans."

South provides a long list of references at the end of his article which I reproduced. He also refers to the various non-toxicity studies.

Science Digest quotes pioneering silver researcher Dr. Henry Margraf saying, "Silver is the best all round germ-fighter we have." (13).

Colloidal silver is considered the biggest threat to the multi-billion dollar drug monopoly on prescription antibiotics. So the corrupt FDA banned it, Europe followed! This article links to research, anecdotal evidence, and the rich history of silver.

Kills over 650 disease-causing organisms. It quickly cripples the  oxygen-metabolizing-enzyme, or chemical lung of virus, fungus, bacterium, streptococcus, staphylococcus, and other pathogenic organisms. They suffocate and die within a few minutes after contact, and are then cleared out of the body by the immune, lymphatic and eliminatory systems. If you get a MRSA antibiotic resistance test, challenge the pathologist to put one spot of Cs on the Petri dish alongside the other antibiotics that they test.

Excellent preventative. Taking it is like having a second immune system. Spray it on your face, in your eyes, ears, up nasal passages and on your hands to prevent germs from entering your body to begin with, but don't go overboard. Your microbiome needs interaction of some virus, bacteria, and fungus to keep you healthy, and your immune system in top condition. It acts parallel to, and independent of your body's own immune system to reduce overexposure.

Effective for skin diseases caused by virus, fungus or bacterium. Burn facilities world-wide have used silver for many years. It kills bacteria that cause infection and it brings soothing, cooling relief! Oral use may prevent sunburns - plus, all other burns heal faster too.

Accelerates healing. In the presence of silver, more new cells growing in the body may occur as de-differentiated (stem) cells. These are general "could-be- anything", type of cells.  They migrate through the body to wherever there is damage, and change into the type of cells needed. This accelerates healing and lessens the formation of scar tissue. In 1998, Dr. Robert O. Becker the father of electro-biology, known worldwide for regeneration research and his books The Body Electric, and Cross Currents received a U.S. patent for the devices, materials and techniques involved in regeneration of tissue using silver ions. Doctors, click to read his patent.

Is it Safe?

Studies say it is non-toxic, non-allergenic, has no known side-effects, and there are no known drug interactions with any other medicines or herbs. In these micro-doses it does no harm to the liver, kidneys, or any other part of the body. Due to the high absorption of silver in the small intestine, the friendly bacteria in the large intestine are less affected.

Simonetti et al concluded "Our contact tests confirmed the excellent antibacterial spectrum and the high potency of electrically generated silver demonstrated previously.... Anodic silver ions are very effective agents at low concentrations without any detrimental effect upon normal mammalian cells, and the [low] concentrations needed to inhibit the bacteria in invitro experiments have been confirmed by clinical data." (23).

As a scare tactic, Big-Pharmaceutical (and their drones at National Institutes of Health) claim that it causes a condition called Argyria (a bluish-gray discoloration of the skin). BUT, according to current EPA data, there has NOT BEEN ONE REPORTED CASE from properly prepared Ionic/Colloidal Silver Solutions! It is further claimed that Argyria is "irreversible", however there have been 3 reported cases of Argyria cured. The blue guy (Paul Karason) that looks like Papa Smurf drank massive amounts (2 daily glasses) of 300ppm silver chloride SALTS. Drug companies circulate his picture to scare people back to pharmaceuticals. He refused to get treated! You think drug companies paid him to use his picture? Silver kills bacteria including beneficial bacteria in your mouth and gut. Do not drink large amounts, you do not need large amounts.

For Pets and Farm Animals Too

It works against pet diseases caused by virus, fungus or bacteria. It safely prevents worms. Don't wipe out their microbiome with overuse.

What is Ionic/Colloidal Silver?

Silver is a powerful, natural antibiotic. It is .999 pure fine silver, electrically charged and held suspended in distilled water due to molecular zeta charges repelling each other. Free positively charged ions or monovalent silver also are present. We try to optimize the production of those free ions. One product linked above claims over 95% silver ions measuring .001-.005 microns in diameter.

Debate continues about whether ionic or colloidal silver is best. Most products and processes produce a combination of both. This study says it is only the active, available silver ions – not the particulate silver – in which the antibacterial property of silver resides. Another manufacturer presses for colloidal particles. Still other scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee have found that silver nanoparticles made using bacteria have better antibacterial properties than their chemically synthesized counterparts. Debate ensues.

Learning About Medical Silver

It is well documented, that ancient people knew about the medical value of silver. This knowledge was passed on to the Kings, Emperors, Czars, and the Sultans, their families and members of their royal courts. In ancient Greece and Rome, they all ate from silver plates and cups, with silver utensils, and stored their food in silver containers. As a result, silver was being ever so slightly worn off and mixed into their food. It took a few generations for the benefit, but there was less chance of them getting any infectious illness. They were known as "Blue-bloods". Common people ate from earthenware dishes and were always sick with one thing or another.

From the late 1800's until late 1938, Medical Silver was in common use in America and elsewhere. It was prescribed for many different diseases. There were none of today's man-made antibiotics available, so Medical Silver was used for everything, because it worked for everything!

Ancient people used silver vessels to keep liquids fresh. Wealthy people sucked on silver spoons to ward-off disease resulting in the phrase, "born with a silver spoon in his mouth". Early pioneers placed silver dimes in milk and water to retard spoilage. Laboratory workers placed silver dimes in Petri dishes to sterilize them. Hospitals still put silver in newborn's eyes due to microbes in the birth canal.

Today, most of the world's air and cruise lines use silver-based water and air treatment systems. NASA used it in the space shuttles. Thousands of swimming pool and hot tub owners around the world have switched to silver instead of chlorine to maintain their water. Imagine relaxing in a hot tub of healthy mineral water instead of caustic chlorine!

Partial List of Over 650 Diseases Where Silver Has Been Successfully Used

MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus), H1N1 Swine Flu, Acne, Intestinal Disorders, AIDS, Hepatitis C, Keratitis, Allergies, Leprosy, Anthrax, Leukemia, Arthritis, Lupus, Appendicitis, Lyme Disease, Athlete's Foot, Lymphangitis, Bladder Infections, Malaria, Blepharitis, Meningitis (Cerebro-Spinal), Blood Parasites, Blood Poisoning, Opthalmia (Gonorrheal, Purulent in Infants), Boils, Parasitic Infections, Bromidrosis (in Axilla or Feet), Para-Typhoid Fever, Bubonic Plague, Phlegmons, Burns and Wounds, Pleurisy, Cancer(s), Pneumonia (Bacterial, Fungal & Viral), Candida (Yeast infection), Prostate (Enlarged or Inflamed), Chilblains, Prostatic Gleet (Gonorrheal), Cholera, Pruritis Ani, Colds, Psoriasis, Colitis, Purulent Ophthalmia, Conjunctivitis, Pyorrhea Alveolaris (Riggs Disease), Cystitis (Chronic), Rheumatism (Inflammatory), Dermatitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Diabetes, Rhinitis, Diarrhea, Ringworm, Diphtheria, Scarlet Fever, Dysentery (Bacillary), Seborrhea, Ear Infections (Inner Ear), Sepsis (Ears, Eyes, Mouth & Throat), Eczema, Septicemia (Puerperal), Encephalitis, Shingles, Epididymitis, Sinusitis, Erysipelas, Skin Cancer, Eustachian Tubes (Potency Restored), Skin Rashes (including diaper), Staph & Strep Infections, Fibrositis, Stomach Flu, Gastritis, Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Thrush (Yeast Infection), Hay Fever, Thyroid Disorders, Hemorrhoids, Tonsillitis, Herpes, Tooth Decay, Impetigo, Toxemia (Extreme Systemic), Indigestion, Trachoma, Infantile Disease, Tuberculosis, Infections (Bacterial, Fungal, Viral & Parasitic), Ulcers, Inflammation, Virus (All forms), Influenza and Warts. University laboratories have documented that it inhibits the replication of the HIV virus in human T-lymphocytes and it kills the spirochete responsible for Lyme's disease. Silver- both in liquid solution and as an airborne-aerosol - has been known since 1887 to be extremely toxic to Anthrax spores. And it is widely reported in the medical literature that various forms of silver, often at surprisingly low concentrations, routinely kills germs known to be antibiotic-resistant.

How to Use Ionic/Colloidal Silver

Use in Atomizers, Inhalers, and Humidifiers: Hourly, spray one squirt directly in the nose/lungs while inhaling. Spray a squirt into eyes and another under tongue. Buy a little bottle of saline nasal wash (pictured), dump contents, rinse all the salt out, refill with CS. Breathe it through a nebulizer or CPAP to get deep into lungs and quickly into the bloodstream. Or add 1 ounce or more to the water in a Humidifier and let it spread around the room. These methods avoid neutralization of particulate silver by HCl stomach acid. I (Richard) do this IMMEDIATELY upon feeling a tickle, and knock out or shorten all "colds". One of my first uses of CS was for a painful lung infection; the morning after using a nebulizer, it was gone.

Orally: Silver is powerful. But it kills friendly microbes in your digestive tract like antibiotics can. Same as antibiotics, you may have to rebuild your gut microbiome if you drink it. For stomach and gut issues, try oregano instead. It is more compatible with your gut.
We recommend other methods besides swallowing.  Holding or swishing the silver under the tongue for a minute or more will result in faster absorption to the bloodstream, (again avoiding stomach acid). As a preventative against more serious disease outbreaks, or for serious health concernsm use the spray too. Use in conjunction with probiotics & prebiotics that restore good flora in your gut microbiome, because silver will kill good bacteria as well as bad. Chewing relies on good bacteria to start digestion; if you use silver, or even mouthwash, before meals (like breakfast), it impedes digestion.

Underarm & Foot Odor: Squirt fine mist from the spray bottle used for your nose. Very effective deodorant because it kills the offending bacteria!

For Teeth & Gums: After regular flossing and brushing, use SHORT TERM as a mouthwash and gargle to kill germs and bacteria. For consistently fresh breath, get a professional hygienist to clean your teeth below gum line. For tooth and gum diseases, take orally, brush teeth & gums with non-fluoride toothpaste, then silver. Kills germs and promotes healing. Again, do not do this too often or before meals because you need good bacteria in your mouth.

Topically: Spray on your face, in your eyes, up your nostrils, in your ears and on your hands to prevent disease. Apply directly to things like (but not limited to): body piercings, burns (all types), wounds, rashes (including diaper), insect bites, bee/wasp stings (ammonia or chlorine will counteract the acidic venom instantly), eczema, athlete's foot, toe fungus. Add one drop of oregano oil to a Band-Aid pad to REMOVE lesions and warts in 3 days. Spray and dropper bottles are both good applicators. Apply directly to bandages, keep moist. Mix with olive or coconut oil, or Vaseline or aloe to keep silver in contact with skin.

Eye infections & Flash burns: Apply directly into the eyes with the spray or dropper bottle. Use several times a day, for several days or more.

Ear Infections: Put drops in the ears and take nasally and orally - several times a day, to attack inside and out.

For Diarrhea Diseases: On an empty stomach, drink about 4 oz. with about 3 large glasses of water. This should get it there quickly and take care of the problem. The small intestine absorbs most of the silver in about the first one-third of its length, so the interior of the large intestine is the one place where it doesn't reach very well. It can also be used in enemas. Killing your gut flora can CAUSE diarrhea, so you need to eat some yogurt and fermented foods like sauerkraut to re-populate with good bacteria.

In Douches & Enemas: Add 1 or 2 ounces to purified water. Be careful, use sparingly, this kills GOOD bacteria too.

For Pets & Parasitic Infections: Give by dropper or put 1 tablespoon in drinking water. With regular use, it prevents worms since they cannot reproduce in the presence of silver. Adjust the amount used by the size of your pet or it's needs. Use more for animals with serious health concerns. It can replace the drinking water temporarily. Apply to eyes for eye infections, and topically for rashes, wounds, etc. - it soothes and relieves! You cannot get it into sinuses without veterinary help, so some infections do not respond. Wet their coat after bathing and rinsing; let the silver dry on them.

To Purify Water: Add 1 oz. per gallon of water, shake. Wait at least six minutes and shake again. It kills bacteria, virus and fungus; it cannot remove dangerous chemicals such as chlorine, fluoride or pesticides.

As a Fruit & Vegetable wash and Natural Food Preservative: Spray on fresh fruits and vegetables. Use as a natural food preservative. Add to condiments, salads, & picnic foods to reduce incidence of food poisoning. ALWAYS use in foreign countries.

As a Household Cleaner: It is the best antibacterial for your counters, sinks, glass & mirrors, or anything you use it on! Great around babies.

Preserve Flowers. Put a tablespoon in vase. Flowers last longer because slime is repressed.

Pools & Hot Tubs: Stop using chlorine, bromine, and ozone! Chlorine-Free Pool and Spa Solution. CS does not evaporate like chlorine, bromine and ozone. I kept my infrequently used spa clean for months with one treatment.

Ionic Colloidal Silver - Many Uses

Bacteria (typhoid, diphtheria, food poisoning and pneumonia)

Viruses (common cold, all types of flu)

Protozoa (malaria, giardia, amebic dysentery)

Fungi (ring worm, thrush, candida, athletes foot). You still may need to remove the mycotoxins left behind.

  • Better health  Your system is under constant attack from germs, viruses and bacteria. Silver helps eliminate these threats by assisting your immune system.
  • Feeling sick?  Dose hourly to attack a broad spectrum of pathogens.
  • Brush teeth  Helps prevent tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath. Save on expensive dental bills with regular hygienist visits. Recent studies closely link oral health to heart health, and you need good bacteria in your mouth. Keeps tooth brush clean and sanitary.
  • Sunburn, burns   Spray frequently to ease pain, prevent infection, promote healing. Silver is the active ingredient in some commercial burn creams. Add aloe to keep it in place and sooth.
  • Eye or ear  Drop into affected area several times per day.
  • Dandruff  Spray on wet hair after showering. Helps keep shower floor free of pathogens too.
  • Diaper rash  Spray baby and diaper. Spray directly on athlete’s foot.
  • Thrush and vaginal itch Use before intimacy to limit exchange of candida albicans. Candida is the major cause of digestive issues because it overpowers the gut microbiome. Coconut oil contains caprylic acid which also kills candida.
  • Cuts and scratches Cover area with bandage and keep wet with CS. Expensive bandages now contain silver.
  • Acne  Spray on skin 3x day or soak cloth in silver and hold to face while watching TV.
    in your water is a likely cause of acne.
  • Food leftovers  Add to milk and leftovers. Mix into foods as you prepare them.
  • Pets   Add to drinking water. Heed diarrhea warnings above.
  • Spray items  Spray prophylactically on children, toys, mittens, kitchen-bathroom, dish rag, cutting board, door knobs, TV remote. Silver ions remain effective long after the water has evaporated!
  • Travel Spray on airplane arms & tray, rental car, telephone, TV remote, bathroom, etc.
  • Hot Tub   ½ cup per week bathes you in silver ions, and keeps tub clean. It is a flash remedy because it quickly gets neutralized by other chemicals which should not be used. Silver ion filtration systems are now available to totally replace chlorination see above link.

More on Uses and Doses

Silver may be dropped into the ear several times daily for ear infections.  Silver is best when snorted into the nostrils from a nasal squirt-bottle for sinus infections or to reduce head-colds.  A dilute Silver solution (5-10PPM) may be dropped into the eyes to treat conjunctivitis or to soothe inflamed, itchy eyes. Silver may be swabbed or rubbed (possibly mixed with aloe-vera gel, ideally fresh-squeezed from an aloe plant) onto minor burns, cuts, scrapes, wounds, etc. to prompt healing and prevent/heal infection. Silver is also useful to treat animal (farm or pet) infections as well, although dose should be scaled down or up (compared to human weight/dose) depending on the weight of the animal. Silver has also been used as a water purifier since 1900 or so; since the 1930's Silver has been used to impregnate water filters to kill germs in the water or which might grow in the filter medium (11, 12, 21). The consensus of water treatment experts is that as little as 0.05 to 0.5 PPM is sufficient to kill most bacteria within several hours (11, 12, 21). Protozoal parasites (Giardia, Entamoeba, Paramecia, etc.) may require higher levels - e.g. 5-30 PPM (22). To germicidally purify water of doubtful quality, add 1 to 3 teaspoons of 10-50 PPM Silver to a pint of water; stir thoroughly and let stand for several hours. This is only a general guideline - when in doubt increase the Silver dosage as you see fit. To conclude this report on a personal note: I have found Silver to indeed be a 'master germicide.' I have personally aborted colds with liquid Silver (I have just done it again while writing this report); I have had great success controlling candida with Silver.  I routinely use liquid Silver or Silver gel for cuts, burns, etc. and have found it to be almost immediately soothing, as well as anti-infective/pro-healing. My wife routinely squirts Silver into her nose when flying to avoid catching cold from the plane's germ-laden recycled air. The most amazing case of Silver use which I've heard involved an 83 year old woman who was suffering severe septicemia (infectious blood poisoning). Her doctors were unable to control the raging infection and had sent her home, expecting her death in 48-72 hours. Her husband contacted an intermediary who recommended trying Silver. The woman was immediately put on one tablespoon of 5PPM colloidal Silver three times daily. Within 24 hours her septicemia began to disappear, and within 48 hours her septicemic crisis was over, and she did not die as 'expected.'

Following is from

An ounce of 5PPM ionic colloidal silver has over 1,000 trillion ions, which far exceeds our number of body cells and gut bacteria! Thus, a tablespoon of 5PPM ionic CS is more than enough! On the other hand, when ill it is important to maintain a theraputic dose in the blood and since the liver effectively removes silver ions in 2 hours, it is essential to take a small dose hourly when infected. For 70 years the EPA safe dose for the sensitive individual has been 14 teaspoons of 5PPM so there is utmost safety in hourly dosing.

"Tissue deposition of silver results from precipitation of insoluble salts such as silver chloride and silver phosphate. These may be transformed to soluble silver sulphide albuminates and bind with amino or carboxyl groups in proteins and nucleic acids. They may also be oxidized to metallic silver by ascorbic acid or catecholamines." Ions on the other hand are cleared from the blood by your liver in hours and 98% discharged in 24 hours."

"Healing Crisis",  Not Side-effects.

When extreme quantities of disease pathogens are destroyed very quickly, the body's five eliminatory channels (the liver, kidneys, lungs, bowels and skin) may become temporarily overloaded, resulting in a "healing crisis" condition. This might occur around day 3 or 4 and may include symptoms such as headache, dizziness, nausea, extreme fatigue, aching muscles and other flu-like conditions. It is important to consume several glasses of water each day to help purge the body of toxins. If your body is extremely ill or toxic, you might choose not to cleanse the body too rapidly. If a healing crisis occurs, you might want to reduce your intake of silver and increase your amount of water, and do some sweating. A "healing crisis" is evidence of the silver effectively killing disease pathogens.


with thanks to Chet Day

Theraputic Claims

Colloidal Silver has been clinically proven to be powerful natural antibiotic, estimated to kill over 650 different disease-causing pathogens (bacteria, viruses, fungus and yeast).   Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, noted that silver had beneficial healing and anti-disease properties. Colloidal silver was used widely until around 1938 when the FDA came into being and the movement toward synthetic antibiotics emerged.   Although used by NASA on shuttle missions it's use has all but disappeared except for hospital intensive burn units. A group of scientists in Pharm World Sci v.19 pp. 197-201 Aug., 1997, refer to colloidal silver as "an antiseptic agent added because of its known antifungal potency." It has also been reported that having silver in the bloodstream increases the healing process of fractured bones. Small amounts of silver have also been used over time to preserve foods. The following is a list of some of the (pre-1938) documented uses of silver, specifically in the colloidal form, for the treatment of various conditions and pathogens:

acne, arthritis, athlete's foot, bladder inflammation, burns, B.Tuberculosis, blepharitis, cancer, colitis, cystitis, diphtheria, dermatitis, diabetes, dysentery, ear infections, Eustachian tubes, eczema, fibrositis, furunculosis, gonorrheal herpes, gonorrhea, impetigo, influenza, intestinal conditions, keratitis, leprosy, leukemia, lupus, lymphagitis, malaria, Menier's symptoms, meningitis, neurasthenia, ophthalmology, canine parvo virus, pneumonia, pleurisy, prostate, Pruritis Ani, quinsiie, rheumatism, ring worm, rhinitis, scarletina, seborrhea, septic ulcers, sepsis, septicemia, skin cancer, shingles, soft sores, spruce, staph infections, strep infections, Subdies inflammation, tuberculosis, tonsillitis, toxemia, typhoid, trench foot, ulcers, warts, whooping cough and yeast infections.

It is interesting to note that silver - both in liquid solution and as an airborne-aerosol - has been known since 1887 to be extremely toxic to Anthrax spores (1, 10, 11, 12).  And it is widely reported in the medical literature on Silver that various forms of Silver, often at surprisingly low concentrations, routinely kills germs that are known to be antibiotic-resistant (11, 13, 19, 20).

Today we are threatened by more "severe" viruses such as the Ebola and Hanta and other "flesh-eating" bacteria, even germ warfare pathogens most favored by terrorists. However, understanding that these are merely viruses and bacteria, silver renders these organisms as ineffective as any other pathogens. Under a microscope, bacteria which have mutated to the point where they laugh at penicillin are quickly dispatched with a few ions of silver.

Colloidal silver works in several ways. Its very effective anti-microbial properties have resulted in use by doctors for the treatment of AIDS, Cancer, Epstein Barr, Gonorrhea, Lyme's Disease, Candida, fungus, warts and parasites.

DOCTORS - We know your natural skepticism is exacerbated by the FDA and a lack of protocols for using natural remedies. But who would pay for studies on non-patentable therapies? Here is a 2006 study on antibiotic efficacy of silver conducted at Brigham Young and in India and published in CURRENT SCIENCE, VOL. 91, NO. 7, 10 OCTOBER 2006. It covers 7 bacteria and 19 antibiotics.
Application of Silver in Viral Inhibition
Silver nanoparticles inhibit HSV-1 infections by blocking the attachment and thereby the entrance of the virus into the cells and/or by preventing the cell-to-cell spread of the virus
On Inhibition of Herpes Simplex Virus
MIT Biological Engineer Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai explains antiviral Method of Action at minute 31.


Silver interrupts an enzyme needed for respiration in single-cell organisms.
It ruptures bacteria cell walls.
It blocks bacteria & virus from entering the cell, and stops their replication.

In order to understand how colloidal silver works, one must first understand the disease-state of the body. The body encounters pathogens and other foreign entities many times a day. When the body is healthy, it maintains a proper pH and oxygen-rich environment.

The pH (parts Hydrogen) inside the cells of the body are usually near an alkaline pH 7.2 - 7.4. Outside the cell, the fluid surrounding the cells will usually realize an acidic pH near 4.0.   However, when an individual does not maintain a healthy environment in the body, the pH begins to rise in the outer fluid and fall inside the cell. This reduces the electrical potential of the cell. The oxygen levels in the body respond by decreasing. Pathogens that grow in the body will usually attack these weakened cells and "set up shop". Organisms that cause illness and attack these weak cells cannot survive in healthy cells that have outer fluid pH below ~4.0 and inner cellular fluid above pH ~6.9. Silver maintains a positive charge which when introduced to areas of infection, disrupt the organisms causing the illness.

Colloidal silver kills the pathogens by inhibiting the enzyme(s) that these pathogens utilize to survive in their anaerobic environment. This enzyme(s) is the pathogen's "chemical lung". Without the necessary enzyme(s) for metabolism, growth, regeneration and survival, the pathogens "suffocate" and die. It is believed that viruses are destroyed because the electric valence charge of silver particles cause their protective protein coat, also referred to as the "head", to collapse and are rendered unable to replicate. The cells infected by virus will also be susceptible to enzymatic inhibition. They are then removed from the body by the immune, lymphatic, and intestinal elimination systems. This process is so effective that no pathogen has been recorded to mutate against colloidal silver or live in its presence for more than 6 minutes. They cannot replicate. While antibiotics are losing their effectiveness, as several strains of germs are becoming resistant to conventional antibiotics, they are not able to develop any resistant strains or immunity to silver.

Silver is unique among antimicrobial agents in its broad spectrum of action. It has been claimed to kill some 650 different disease organisms (13). And unlike antibiotics, Silver is an 'equal opportunity destroyer' - it doesn't discriminate, but effectively kills "germs" of all major types: gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, spore-forming bacteria, fungus/yeasts, viruses and protozoal parasites.  Silver sulfadiazine (Silvadeneâ), used almost universally in hospitals to prevent serious burn infections (11), kills dozens of different bacteria (11, 14, 16); it also kills 95% of 72 strains of herpes virus (15), as well as the protozoal parasite Plasmodium berghei (malaria) (17). Silvadeneâ also kills various yeasts, including several Aspergillus varieties, Mucor pusillus, Rhizopus nigricans and 50 different clinical isolates of Candida albicans (18). Electrically-generated colloidal silver [Ag(e)] has been shown to kill dozens of bacteria, including Providencia stuartii, a germ already resistant in the 1970's to all antibiotics except amikacin (19), as well as two strains of Enterobacter cloacae that were isolated from burn patients and were relatively resistant even to Silvadeneâ (20). Ag(e) has also proved adept at killing various yeast/fungus species at very low Silver concentrations, including Candida albicans, C. parapsilosis, C. tropicalis, C. pseudotropicalis, Torulopsis glabrata and Aspergillus niger (20, 23). Ag(e) has been shown to kill cysts of the common water-borne protozoal parasite Entamoeba histolytica (22). Ag(e) has also killed the protozoa Paramecium when exposed to 2.2 PPM Silver, as well as the protozoa Varicella at 5.9 PPM Silver (1).

How to Build a Colloidal Silver Generator

  1. Get a 6 or 9 volt DC transformer (an old cel phone charger). The mA current doesn't matter as this method uses less than one mA. Regarding the size of the little wall transformer, Thrift stores have dozens of 300 mA. and 800 mA. The maximum current our process uses is 1/2 mA. so any will do just fine. There is no electrical shock at these milliamps.
  2. Clip the connector off the end of the wire.
  3. Get two alligator clips from Big Lots or Home Depot for a dollar.
  4. Separate about 12" of the two wires. Strip the insulation off 1 inch.
  5. Connect each lead to the clip. Solder if you have it.
  6. You need two electrodes. Don't waste $20 on 1/4 oz. pieces of silver wire. Go to eBay, a [awn shop, or a coin store and buy two .999 silver rounds or two 1oz or less silver bars. Each has .999 pure silver, enough to make more CS than you will ever use. Avoid coins, they are an impure alloy.
  7. Buy a gallon of distilled water for less than a dollar. You must use distilled or de-ionized water (usually less than 1 PPM of contamination so you produce ions and Colloids) and almost no compounds. NEVER NEVER NEVER USE SALT!!!
  8. Buy a fish tank bubbler at WalMart for about eight bucks. It has the diffuser (makes bubbles smaller) and neoprene tubing as well. You will need about two feet.
  9. Bend the silver so it hangs on the edge of a squeaky-clean glass or jar.
  10. Be sure the silver is squeaky-clean. Hang  on opposite sides of an 8 oz. glass of distilled water. Do not allow to them to touch/short-circuit or the transformer will die.
  11. Place the air tubing and diffuser in the glass.
  12. Fill the glass with distilled water to contact about half the length of the silver bar. You do not want the metal from the clips in contact with the water, only the silver.
  13. Buy a laser pointer, available as a pet toy in WalMart for about $4.00. Beam the laser pointer thru the water to see there is no Tyndal effect (no red line)
  14. You can optionally get your new batch "seeded" by pouring an ounce of the previous batch into the new batch (super-pure water conducts no electricity, so this gives it some ions to get started).
  15. Place air pump above waterline to avoid siphoning and shorting.
  16. Plug in the little transformer and bubbler machine.
  17. Run for about five hours.
  18. Then beam your laser thru the water to see the Tyndal effect (thin red line) reflecting some of the larger silver particles.
  19. Carefully remove the bars. There will be residue on them and you don't want that in the solution. For even more purity, decant thru a coffee filter into a clean glass/or plastic container. Little dark-grey flakes could fall off one of the silver electrodes, but if the water is not crystal clear, or if you see residue at the bottom, something went wrong (probably the water was contaminated). Discard the batch and start over.
  20. Keep the CS out of sunlight in an air-tight bottle.
  21. Clean the electrodes/bars thoroughly in preparation for the next batch.
  22. If you suddenly fail to produce a Tyndal line, test your transformer with a volt meter to ensure you did not short it out.

Now you have high-quality CS in about 5+ PPM. A little longer is a little stronger.

Chet Day who devised this method spoke with Frank Key, the scientist who owns a laboratory that tested for silver particle size and potency. Frank observed, "You have stumbled on to a fine way to make CS." He did state that the potency would diminish over time and suggested that one make a new batch every week. Considering that it costs you nothing, it makes sense.

He said the secret was the low voltage and the fish pump. Frank stated it was because of the introduction of carbon dioxide, explaining in chemical terms which were over Chet's, head. The fish pump is 100% vital to the process.

Water Quality is Critical

You can not produce ions of silver if the water has contamination, as any ions of silver produced will unite with dissolved solids, to produce silver salts! Thus, no free ions of silver (the whole reason for the process) will remain! See Colloid for very detailed information and hints for producing the best silver colloid.

You may wish to purchase deionized (distilled) water from your grocery store. At Publix grocery their own brand of deionized water looks very good (less then 0.3 PPM) and only 80 cents a gallon. But quality can vary from 0.5 to 18 PPM, so some weeks it is useless for generating ionic silver. You can also use a Reverse Osmosis deionizer.



If you wish to make one of the most important tests of Cs, you can easily do it at home! The best product contains no metallic silver and a very simple test for metallic silver is to add some hydrogen peroxide to the Cs. For a valid test, pour a few spoons of your Cs into a new clean plastic bag and add about half a spoon of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) to it - the ratio is not critical! Twist the bag, to expel  most of the air and use a paper clip to hold the twisted area. Lay it where it will not be disturbed and look for bubbles after a few hours! If any, you have very poor product! If metal free, there will be none even after 24 hours! Metallic silver is a catalyst for breaking down H2O into water and oxygen gas, while silver ions have no effect!

The absence of bubbles necessitates another test, to check for silver ions, as you could have only silver salts, which are almost useless! To test for ions, you can add a few grains of table salt to the same baggy of silver colloid and shake it to dissolve the salt.

If you had ions the Cs will turn slightly cloudy (hazy) in a few minutes. As a comparison, add some of your colloidal silver to another baggy, as it may be hard to see the slightly cloudy effect without a comparison sample. The cloud is from silver salts (tiny crystals) forming from the silver ions and chlorine ions from the table salt. In a day or two you may see larger clear crystals of silver chloride on the bottom, but only if the solution was saturated (strong) enough to make them grow!

Another simple test of quality is the Tyndal effect, where you shine a light beam thru the glass of colloidal silver and if there is a strongly visible beam of light through the water, you have poor product, as only big particles (over 400 nm - the lower wavelength of visible light) reflect light. The smaller the particles the better, and an ion-only solution would reflect no light! A thin beam of light is desirable as it is reflecting a smaller number of big particles.

True silver colloids that have a high percentage of the silver content in the form of nanometer sized particles will absorb visible light causing the apparent color to appear dark-amber or brown. It is the very high concentration of particles, not large particle size or contamination, that gives these products such color.

Most cheap Cs generators produce very poor product, due to the formation of silver salts or crystals. Lack of fluid circulation causes the formation of silver crystals. Circulation is enhanced with an aerator. Without a meter to test your starting water, poor water of over 5PPM will cause you to produce only silver salts! Yet, perfectly de-ionized water conducts no electricity; the minimal amount of particulates in good quality distilled water are needed to initiate the electrical current between electrode and cathode. So get your new batch started by pouring an ounce of the previous batch into the new batch.

Conventional wisdom suggested that one needs at least 20 milliamperes (ma) to produce the electrolysis needed to make Cs. It looked grim for my experiment for the beginning current was 1/10 of a milliampere or 100 microamps. Four hours later the current had increased to 450 microamperes... something was happening. The solution was crystal clear. "Probably a waste of time," I thought... until I examined the solution with a little laser pen, available as a pet toy in WalMart for about $4.00. WOW! A clear Tyndall effect (named after a Scottish scientist who discovered that shining a bright light through a solution would will display a beam if there are any reflective particles there). In this case, they could only be silver. (shining the laser before the electrolysis revealed no beam at all) I checked the conductivity with a $40.00 Hanna digital meter. From a beginning 2.1 micro-seimans it was now 13.5.

Chet Day sent a sample to the Colloidal Science Laboratory in Westampton, New Jersey for analysis on their Malvern Zetasizer 300DHS, a $70,000.00 machine utilizing atomic Photon Correlation Spectroscopy.   They publish a wealth of information on Cs and have nothing to sell. If you want some advanced technical information visit their site.

The lab results were far better that expected. The silver particles ranged from 10.2-25.7 nanometers in size... far better than any others we had analyzed.

Measurement Conversions

Most silver preparations express their silver content in parts-per-million (PPM).
5 PPM =
5 microgram (mcg) silver per cubic centimeter (cc) =
25 mcg silver per teaspoon =
75 mcg silver per tablespoon.

Government Reports

Environmental Protection Agency’s maximum daily exposure reference dose of 350 mcg per day for a 70 kilogram (154lb) adult is considered safe.

Federal Department of Agriculture (FDA) declared silver a New Drug and banned "Over-the-Counter Drug Products Containing Colloidal Silver Ingredients" as published in the Federal Register 8/17/99 on page 44654. FDA cites a number of unsubstantiated tales against silver, and bemoans the lack of efficacy studies. Of course, nobody can patent colloidal silver, and without a patentable product, who would pay for such studies costing many millions of dollars?

Flu - Virus

H1N1 Swine Flu killed an estimated 3 million people worldwide

NIH published this 2011 Italian study on Silver

Journal of Biomedical Technology Silver inhibits virus.

Dr.Shiva Ayyadurai, MIT biomedical engineer Colloidal Silver & its Anti-Microbial Effects. A Molecular Systems Analysis. video Powerpoint starts at minute 13.

National Vaccine Information Center for more vaccine info

There is so much info out there. We need to stop this thing, and to refuse vaccinations.

Do your own research on vitamin D as another flu preventive. Studies show it is far more effective than vaccines because it enables your immune system broadly, not target just one bug!


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I am a researcher, not a doctor or scientist, and this is not medical advice intended to treat, cure, or prevent any disease. It is a collection of research from the Web, combined with my own experience and that of other CS users. Click the links and do your own research to confirm what I wrote to help you. If you find more studies, or have useful information to help others, please send me your comments.

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