Nano Silver - Better Than Colloidal Silver?

| Modified on Apr 11, 2016
Nano Silver For Health

Many people worldwide, including a number of Earth Clinic posters, have been using (and making) colloidal silver for years.  Colloidal silver is used as a natural remedy for minor skin issues and more severe digestive and cardiovascular problems as well as being a reliable cold and flu treatment. Silver has been long known to be effective against bacteria.

Nano Silver Particles are Much Smaller than Colloidal Silver Particles

Recently, there has been increased interest in nano silver.  Nano silver particles are incredibly small (1 nm or 1 nanometer = 1 billionth of a meter).  To illustrate just how small that is, imagine that if a human hair was a mile wide, a nano silver particle would be an inch wide. Colloidal silver particles are still very small, most being well under 100 nanometers, but the colloidal silver particles are still up to 100 times larger than the nano silver particles.

Why Size Matters…

As many bacteria become increasingly resistant to conventional antibiotics, the benefits of silver are being researched because silver is not a ‘normal’ antibiotic.  Silver in the form of nanoparticles is the most effective because the particles are small enough to pass through the outer cell membranes and disrupt the cell’s functioning.  AIDs researchers are studying how nano silver particles can prevent the HIV virus from binding to host cells.  Another study showed that nano silver was highly toxic to bacteria colonized in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients. The tiny size of the nano silver particles allows the silver to be ‘delivered’ to where it is needed.

If you've used nano silver, please let us know what you think! We want to know if it's really more effective than colloidal silver. Earth Clinic’s long-time poster, Ted from Bangkok, has been researching the effectiveness of nano silver and sent us a report of his findings, which you will find in our feedback section below.

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Colds, Flu, Infections

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Posted by Katzie (Calgary) on 01/30/2016

I just had to post here my experience with nano silver. Please know that I had been using Colloidal Silver for 3 years for anything and everything. It is a powerhouse of healing and it has performed minor miracles in my family. I recently started using Nano Silver instead and get all of the season beneficial results, but it just seems to happen a little faster. Colds, infections and flus are all banished with both Colloidal and Nano Silver - but we have found that Nano speeds up the process of killing the disease organisms, and we feel better within minutes! It is thanks to this site and the information I learned about miraculous Colloidal and now Nano Silver, that me and my family have been enjoying perfect health for these last few years. So basically, if you have a choice between Colloidal or Nano, pick the Nano.

Nano Silver

Posted by Kimberly (West Virginia) on 04/02/2016

Nano silver and ion silver will NEVER turn you blue. The large particle in the old days silver called collodial silver had a larger silver particle you can see in the liquid. This what turned people blue, it got trapped in their skin when sweated out. If you are not able to see the silver you are not at risk. Do your research.

Replied by Art
2080 posts

Kimberly from West Virginia,

I have done much research on colloidal silver and ionic silver, which is silver particles suspended in distilled water, and I have not read anything that shows through actual research that colloidal silver causes argyria. If you are going to make a statement like that, it would be very helpful and appreciated for you to post some studies or links to research that support your contention that "colloidal silver" causes argyria.


Replied by Ben
(Bremerton Wa)

Many years ago, before the advent of colloidal silver, conventional medical doctors would use silver nitrate, a solution of silver metal dissolved into suspension by nitric acid. This resulted in particulates of gigantic molecular size akin to a bowling ball trying to fit through a sieve. Since the enormous particle size could not be used and eliminated by the body silver metal would remain trapped in the tissues causing a bluish discoloration of the skin, argyria they call it.

When scientists figured out how to make colloidal silver using electrolysis instead of an acid reduction, this resulted in extremely small particle size which the body can easily eliminate and can no longer remain trapped in tissues.

Today science has advanced even farther in creating nano silver, an even smaller size particulate of silver. Since the silver particles are so extremely small they can easily enter all cells in the body and kill virus that may be infecting cells. Regular colloidal silver has a larger size and it is less available to the smallest of cells

Since the silver is so extremely tiny is is impossible for it to become trapped in the body the way silver nitrate was.

Scientists know that modern silver easily passes out of the body in about a week but use the example of silver nitrate in hopes the scare tactics may cause those who don't understand silver technology to use regular antibiotic drugs instead of silver.

As for silvers effectiveness the us army tested colloidal silver with 684 different organisms including all known biological weapons..

The results was not a single organism tested was able to withstand silver.

A little fact they don't want you to know.

Nano Silver for Ebola

Posted by Earth Clinic (USA) on 12/19/2014

Ted's posts on the use of Nano Silver for ebola located on EC's Ebola page here.

Nano Silver for Epstein Barr

Posted by Ted (Bangkok, Thailand) on 12/18/2014 391 posts

There is one virus, the Epstein Barr Virus, that affects 90 to 95% of people and I suspect is responsible for autoimmune problems, cancer, and low energy levels. The most effective treatment is nano size silver. Depending on the amount of Epstein Barr Virus in your body, the dosage variation is quite wide, from 1 tablespoon to 1 glass of nano silver at average parts per million 7 to 12. I found through my clients that treating Chronic Fatigue symptoms is not as effective as dealing directly with the Epstein Barr virus.

The most effective results are seen using the Rife device for EBV (Epstein Barr virus). Long sessions were effective in Chronic Fatigue and treating low energy levels for cancer, but were also effective in dealing with pain and even autoimmunity issues. This is because EBV is located in our cells and causes the cells to attack our own cells. This is classic trojan horse and that is why it is the most effective strategy for both miliary and infections. The Epstein Barr Virus is a very old virus - hundreds of millions of years old. If the person consumes to the point of agyria, I bet you that there is no longer EBV in your system. However, we need treatment to be practical and take enough silver but not interfere with our daily life.

Start with 1 tablespoon one time a day and slowly increase to three times a day. These nano silver particles are smaller than the virus so they can kill these viruses. As you slowly increase the dose day by day, watch out for constipation. The dose must be below that level and that probably is the dose you will be taking. Right now, I use nano silver for a wide range of sickness, since the Epstein Barr Virus is present in most people, especially in babies and the elderly. This is why we need nano sized silver.

Oh, I almost forgot to mention borax or boric acid that I used to kill or at least control the Epstein Barr Virus, the Trojan horse that affects 90 to 95% of the population worldwide.

Replied by Lardiver
(Abbotsford, Bc)

How do you make nano silver, I make colloidal silver but never heard of nano.

Replied by Carey
(Bloomfield, Ny)

You cannot make nano silver in a home environment as the process requires specialized pressurized tanks to Nanonize the particle size. My understanding is there are only a few facilities that make it, one being American biotech in the USA.

Replied by Irene
(Kansas, US)

My silver water maker does pharmaceutical grade silver & the only way I know silver is in the water is a very slight after taste. I use distiller water only. Within three days I always see improvement with whatever has been 'ailing' me. I know, I am being broad and general here, but the stuff works.

Strep and Abddominal Infections

Posted by Jil (Washington, US) on 03/20/2015

I used Sovereign silver, its size is .8 nanometers, to stop abdominal infection and strep throat in my 95 yr old dad after major, emergency intestine surgery. I was also giving him oreganol oil, olive leaf glycerite, etc, but, it was the addition of 1 tsp of the silver absorbed through the mouth (brushed his teeth with it for a few minutes) 2 x daily that repeatedly turned around the post-surgical infections within hours. When the silver was stopped, the swelling (body/throat) came back so we continued it for a few more days and all swelling was gone. While he had antibiotics at the hospital, I brought probiotics (miso soup & coconut water kefir) and 4 days after surgery, took him off the antibiotics. I think he didn't have "complications" because his own healing system was protected somewhat from the antibiotics and assisted by the silver.

Replied by Katzie

Hi Jill. There is recent research out there that proves that the use of Colloidal Silver along with antibiotics can boost the effectiveness of antibiotics by 1000%. Pretty impressive. That's probably what finished his infection off. I am glad your dad is doing better. You are a good help to him. Bless you.