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I am reading that ionic silver and colloidal silver are two different things, and that a product can't be both. It is either Ionic or colloidal. I also read that all home generators are ionic, and not colloidal, and that colloidal generators are much more complicated and expensive. If all of this is true, are we all making a less effective substance? I just bought a SilverGen SG7 Pro and it states that it is a Ionic/Colloidal Silver Generator. Am I being misled ?
For those people who make their own "home brew" colloidal silver, it is a good idea to do before and after quality checks starting with the distilled water used.
First, use a meter to test the conductivity of the distilled water. Ideally, it should read under 1.0uS.
Next, test the pH.
Testing the pH of distilled water is not as easy as it sounds. Our method:
1. Start with a properly calibrated digital pH meter, and have some pH 7.0 buffer solution on hand.
2. Add about 200 ml of the buffer solution to a clean glass. Test the pH. Make a note of the pH. While it should be 7.0, your meter may be slightly off (my last test was 7.04).
3. Next, add an equal amount of your distilled water to the pH buffer solution. Retest. If the water is perfect, the reading should be the same. Make a note of pH. Our distilled water was very slightly alkaline.
4. Last, test the pH of your end colloidal silver. The 2nd and 3rd pH readings should be exactly the same!
The FDA has cleared another silver-based
product. The AlphaSan® antimicrobial additive ( CAS Number: 265647-11-8
) is a zirconian phosphate-based ceramic ion-exchane resin made with
silver, and has been cleared by the FDA as an acceptable food contact
"On surfaces treated
with AlphaSan antimicrobial, bacteria still find their way. However,
they get an extra special dose of silver ions." - Milliken Corp.
Read more: FDA clears silver-based antimicrobial additive...
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