EIS - Electrically Isolated Silver
our FAQ on the different types of silver products available on the
market. Many different types of compounds are often marketed as "colloidal
silver'. Some of them may be dangerous to use. Some need to be used
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of Colloidal Silver Products
Explore our FAQ on the different types of silver products available on the market. Many different types of compounds are often marketed as "colloidal silver'. Some of them may be dangerous to use. Some need to be used very carefully. FAQ: Types of Colloidal Silver Products
EIS - Electrically Isolated Colloidal Silver
We coined the term "EIS" in order to help distinguish the difference between different silver formulations available on the market. Generally speaking, EIS products are more effective, more advanced, and safer to use than other products.
Electrically Isolated Silver ( EIS ) refers to silver formulations containing only silver ions ( Ag+ ) and minute silver particles ( with a zeta potential ), suspended ( or dissolved ) in pure distilled water ( H2O ). EIS is usually crystal clear, displays a tyndall effect, and has a silver concentration between 3 and 26 PPM.
Some particulate silver colloids are light brown in color. They qualify as being classified "EIS" only as long as no silver settles to the bottom ( which indicates that one does not have a stable colloid ).
Some EIS formulations are light yellow, due to the refraction of light off of larger silver particles held in suspension. These formulations are less effective, but still qualify as EIS products.
As a theoretical concept, EIS is a product that contains only silver, hydrogen, and oxygen. In practice, however, there are usually small amounts of carbon and nitrogen 'in solution'.
* Isolated silver products made via electrolysis in steam distilled water ( with a PH between 6.5 - 9.0 )
*True silver colloids made via chemical processing, containing electrically isolated and suspended particles ( with a PH between 6.5 - 9.0 )
*Silver particles and colloids made with laser technology, via the use of ultra-short laser pulses or laser irradiation.
*Silver crystals made up of silver and oxygen atoms ( silver and oxygen complexes ), provided the PH is near nuetral ( exotic crystal formations occur most often with the high voltage alternating current method of production ).
The term EIS was first coined by silvermedicine.org to provide a definition that set oligodynamic silver formulations apart from high concentration silver compounds, such as mild silver protein, silver citrate, and other complexed or stabilized organic and inorganic silver molecules.
We spent months analyzing terminologies and technologies before we settled on using the term EIS. The term 'isolated silver', incidently, is a term that was first used in physics to describe silver nanoparticles created with laser technology.
Why isolated silver?
Experimentation done at UCLA demonstrates that silver has a frequency that can be replicated to effect the same antibacterial qualities that silver ions demonstrate in laboratory time kill tests.
Electrically Isolated Silver, in formulations that include a highly ionic content or a highly particulate content ( picoscalar ), have not only proven to be more effective by direct in-vitro analysis compared to any stabilized silver compound, but EIS formulations maintain the unique "electromagnetic silver signature" of oligodynamic silver.
"It is also known that silver oxide complexes will react with water to produce silver hydroxide species. It is postulated that the highly active surface of nanocrystalline silver with silver present in various oxidation states may produce unusual metastable silver hydroxide compounds. It is believed that a series of complex metastable silver hydroxyl anions could be produced at the surface of the crystals. The complex hydroxyls would be metastable and thus have an ability to migrate into the surrounding environment and interact with it.
The rapid kill of bacteria and fungi suggests a rapid route of uptake of silver from nanocrystalline silver. Since orthophosphate uptake is known to be very rapid, we speculate that other metal oxides, with a similar configuration, may be mistakenly taken up. Thus, if none of the chemical species produced include silver hydroxide complexes with the general formula Agx(OH)y (charge = x-y), then it is conceivable that uptake could occur through the orthophosphate pathway. Such a scenario would explain the rapid uptake and kill of microorganisms as well as the susceptibility of silver resistant organisms."
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