Roger Altman conducted a private study to answer the question: How quickly is silver eliminated from the body, and how much silver is retained? While the end results are anamolous, the study clearly demonstrates that the human body has the inate ability to quickly eliminate colloidal silver.
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Roger Altman's Study
The Body's Ability to Eliminate Colloidal Silver
( pdf document )
Conclusions of the study:
"Ingestion of properly prepared CS does not result in silver accumulating in the body. There is no evidence that silver deposits significantly in hair or fingernails and, in fact, the data supports the conclusion that after taking more than 2 mg of CS per day for several months, silver seems to be purged from the body (mostly through urine) at about the same rate at which it is consumed. Furthermore, upon terminating CS intake, it appears that as much as half the silver residing in body tissue will be purged (through urine and feces, but more and more through feces as time goes on) in less than a month. Even this relatively short residence time could be reduced substantially if several liters of water were consumed daily."
- Roger Altman
While it is certainly true that the above study only addresses how one person's body handled colloidal silver elimination, the findings of the study support the logical conclusions made by many who have been involved with colloidal silver for years. Colloidal silver does NOT respond in the body in the same ways that silver compounds do.
The completion of this study marks the first real step toward conclusive evidence that the risk of colloidal silver toxicity is negligible. It can be stated with extreme confidence that a body, under normal conditions, does not retain colloidal silver in bodily tissues in any form, especially if the daily colloidal silver consumption is 2 mg or less ( more than twelve ounces of 5 ppm colloidal silver daily) for reasonable periods of time.
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