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What is colloidal silver?

What is colloidal silver?

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Colloidal silver: A powerful natural antimicrobial

In the world of holistic health and traditional medicine, there is one element that stands out: colloidal silver. Have you ever wondered how our ancestors in the past managed to thrive and heal without today's sophisticated medicines? The answer is simple: Earth's natural resources. Here silver played the leading role. And not in solid, solid form, but as a refined, powerful substance dissolved in water - colloidal silver. But what exactly is colloidal silver? We'll explain that to you in this blog!

The history of colloidal silver 

If we dive into the history of colloidal silver, we immediately see its important role over the years. It began as early as 400 BC with Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine. Indeed, Hippocrates praised the health benefits of silver. The Greeks and Romans used silver to purifying water, which shows how early they were on the ball. Fast forward to the 19th century: in 1861, Thomas Graham made a breakthrough with the production of colloidal particles. And not much later, in 1869, Carl von Nageli unveils the so-called "oligo dynamic effect," demonstrating the antibacterial power of silver was in the spotlight. In the 20th century, silver was used in World War I to prevent wound infections and in neonatal care with silver nitrate drops to conjunctival inflammationn.

This rich history of the use of silver shows its value and versatility within health care. It also provides insight into its application as a natural medicine in our contemporary world.

A bridge between the past and present

Colloidal silver is characterized by its microscopic silver particles. It has evolved over the centuries and today offers more than just an insight into the practices of historical medicine. It is a bridge between the past and the present. It is a testament to humanity's ongoing search for natural healing methods.

Did you know that the purifying properties of silver were so valued in ancient civilizations that they were part of the royal approach to health? You read that right. Silver was not only valued for its aesthetic and economic value. It was a privilege the elite could afford in times when medical knowledge and hygienic practices were in their infancy. This is more than just looking back on how things used to be. It's about embracing a special way to feel good, something we at Crystal Colloidals demonstrate perfectly. Colloidal silver connects the past with the present, bringing back to life the ancient knowledge of the power of silver. 

Every element a different application

What is colloidal silver?

Okay, but what exactly is colloidal silver? Colloidal silver, also known as nanosilver or colloidal silver water is a special liquid containing extremely small silver particles. What makes Crystal Colloidal Silver specifically unique is that the particles are so small - only 0.65 nanometers - that you cannot see them with the naked eye. No other company can do this. The silver in Crystal colloidal silver is extremely pure, as much as 99.99%, and is combined with specially treated, ultra pure water. The solution contains 10 silver particles per million (ppm), providing an incredibly large effective surface area of 7.1 square meters per liter. This is mainly because 80.5% of the particles are true colloidal silver. This specific composition ensures its strength and distinguishes us from products that contain mainly silver ions. This makes our colloidal silver particularly effective in various applications, including combating microbes.

What is the effect of colloidal silver?

Colloidal silver works because it contains tiny silver particles that have antimicrobial properties are said to have. These tiny particles, when in contact with bacteria, fungi or viruses, can inhibit their ability to grow and spread. This effectively stops these pathogens. The power of colloidal silver lies in the size of these silver particles. In fact, they are incredibly small, but actually offer a wide surface area that can target pathogens. Although scientists are still researching the colloidal silver effect, some people believe it can give their immune system a boost. Therefore, they use colloidal silver as a supplement and for topical treatments.

 

How do silver particles form?

Okay, interesting. But how do those silver particles actually form?

Getting those tiny, natural silver particles requires advanced science. An important warning: don't try this at home! The method of making colloidal silver requires precision: silver ingots are placed in a container of distilled water and then current is passed through them. This process causes tiny, electrically charged silver particles to detach and float in the water. The ratio of water to silver is crucial and varies from product to product. For a silver solution soft enough for homeopathic use, such as our colloidal silver water, a specific ratio of six silver particles to every million water particles is used. This is precision work that requires expertise and should not be made at home!

At Crystal Colloidal, we make our colloidal silver water a little differently (want to know more? Visit our article on quality). Using our proprietary technology, we convert silver into a substance composed of individual silver atoms. We then fuse these together to form particles, each consisting of nine or more atoms. A small negative charge causes the silver nanoparticles to float evenly through water. We call this the zeta potential.

When the product is applied, the silver particles are gradually absorbed into the body through your skin and bloodstream.

Every element a different application

How do silver particles form?

Okay, interesting. But how do those silver particles actually form?

Getting those tiny, natural silver particles requires advanced science. An important warning: don't try this at home! The method of making colloidal silver requires precision: silver ingots are placed in a container of distilled water and then current is passed through them. This process causes tiny, electrically charged silver particles to detach and float in the water. The ratio of water to silver is crucial and varies from product to product. For a silver solution soft enough for homeopathic use, such as our colloidal silver water, a specific ratio of six silver particles to every million water particles is used. This is precision work that requires expertise and should not be made at home!

At Crystal Colloidal, we make our colloidal silver water a little differently (want to know more? Visit our article on quality). Using our proprietary technology, we convert silver into a substance composed of individual silver atoms. We then fuse these together to form particles, each consisting of nine or more atoms. A small negative charge causes the silver nanoparticles to float evenly through water. We call this the zeta potential.

When the product is applied, the silver particles are gradually absorbed into the body through your skin and bloodstream.

Benefits of colloidal silver

Well, now that you've answered the question "What is colloidal silver?" it's time to delve a little deeper into the benefits of it. 

Immune system support

We said it before: colloidal silver is known for its power to attack germs without harming the good bacteria in our bodies.

It works by turning off the important enzymes of bacteria, viruses and fungi, preventing them from using oxygen and "suffocating. This can help make colds and other viral infections less frequent and less severe. In addition, colloidal silver is used to purify water. This provides additional protection for our immune system. As research continues, colloidal silver remains a popular choice for people who want to support their immune systems naturally.

Skin Care

In the field of skin care, colloidal silver is popular for its healing properties. It is used for minor cuts, burns and skin irritations because it can kill bacteria, helping to prevent infections. The best thing about this? The healing process is accelerated! Colloidal silver is also used in treating acne and other skin conditions, because it can reduce inflammation and fight bacteria. In addition, it can help reduce scarring and the improve skin elasticity by supporting the growth of new skin cells. Because it rarely causes irritation, colloidal silver is a gentle but effective option in natural skin care, a soothing alternative to chemical products.

Alternative medicine

Colloidal silver is a versatile choice for anyone who wants to stay naturally healthy and prevent disease. It is known for its power against germs, but people also take it as a supplement to boost their overall health boost. It can help with digestive problems and is even used as a natural preservative in food and cosmetics. The popularity of colloidal silver fits perfectly within a holistic approach to medicine. Why? Because natural remedies are used that help heal the body without the drawbacks of many synthetic drugs.

Want to read more about the benefits of colloidal silver? We wrote a blog about it! Read it here.

What is real colloidal silver? Compared to other types of silver on the market

Real colloidal silver is distinguished by the size and stability of the stable silver particles dissolved in the liquid, usually water. It does not owe its powerful action to ions, like some other types of silver. Unlike ionic silver or silver proteins, which either lean on ions or larger particles and additional substances for stability, true colloidal silver works purely through these tiny silver particles. The beauty of this is that it provides a wide range of benefits offers. And even better? The benefits come about without unwanted reactions with other substances, such as forming silver chloride. This makes it a good choice for people who want to experience the full benefits of colloidal silver. Want to learn more about ionic silver and other mislabeled products on the market? Then check out our article here.

Unparalleled quality of Crystal Colloidals minerals

At Crystal Colloidals, we strive to do more than just sell products. Our goal is to provide the best colloidal minerals based on purity, thorough research and a blend of ancient knowledge and modern science. With more than 25 years of experience we have refined our expertise and know how to stand out in the market. We do this through continuous improvement and independent testing. Quality comes first. We use only the purest minerals, which we carefully convert into high-quality colloidal solutions. Our commitment to quality is confirmed by transparent controls in ISO-certified laboratories and a respect for tradition and innovation. Our products are known for their optimal concentration and perfect particle size, which makes them the cream of the crop in colloidal technology, with guaranteed effectiveness, purity and great value for our customers.

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Cade, the driving force behind Crystal Colloidals, combines her expertise in alternative medicine with leadership to advance our mission. As an owner and team member, she provides valuable insights and collaborates with a dedicated team to provide informative content on colloidal minerals and natural health. Cade's multi-faceted role ensures that we are constantly growing and innovating.