Posted by Dave (Fountain Inn, Sc) on 01/30/2015
Re your question on the difference in Colloidal Silver and Ionic Silver.
The electrolysis process makes a silver that loses one electron. This is still silver. But when an electron is lost it is called an ion. I call the result of an electrolysis process "colloidal silver" but some folks do not.
There are lots of assertions about whose "silver" is colloidal and which is not and much contradicts the other.
I use the "does it work" criteria. Silver nitrate works topically; but too concentrated to take orally! If you look at the top of the Earth Clinic page you will see at the very top "Videos" and EC has made one of me making CS. That process makes a water with a concentration of silver atoms which are ions of silver and apparently some silver particles also.
Some makers of CS want to argue that true CS uses a method that does not produce ions and that that is the real CS, producing particles that are smaller than the method used by a fast electrolysis method. Those folks often say that the method I describe will leave a residue of silver in the bottom of a jar, showing that the solution is not a true colloid. A colloid (colloidal) is a suspension of a substance in water that will stay suspended.
Well, I have a large bottle I made a week ago and you can see the cloud of silver in the water. After a week there is NO sedimentation or settling in the bottom of the jar.
So isn't THAT a suspension or a colloid? Seems to me so.
But what do I know...I've only been producing CS (in ionic form) for 22 years, and seeing results every day.
Now someone is going to write in saying...no no, go to web site X and those experts will definitively explain the convoluted truth that to be a true colloid, then you must take hours if not days to make the REAL thing.
OK. I'm not debating. I just know that the simple process of electrolysis produces an ion of silver and if you don't want to call it a colloid, that is fine with me.
But this just confuses something that is pretty simple in my mind. Are these folks saying that their version of silver is NOT ionic? If it is not, what proof do that offer, comparing and contrasting the two. I HAVE and know in fact that in at least one instance, the simple silver method I use worked to kill a cold I had and the "super duper small REAL thing CS" would not kill the infection. Humm. Back to the "does it work" test.