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NOT Colloidal Silver
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Posted by 5632949552742817702 on Mar 06, 2014
So after much research I have come to realize that the product I purchased is not actual Colloidal Silver, I value what Dr. Mercola says and I am posting his comment on Colloidal Silver Silver protein -- Silver protein products are the second most prevalent type of so-called colloidal silver products on the market. These products are a combination of metallic silver particles and a protein binder to keep the particles in suspension. One tip-off that it’s a silver protein product is if it claims to have high concentrations of colloidal silver (typically in the range of 30 to 20,000 ppm). Of the three types of colloidal silver, silver protein products have the lowest particle surface area for a given silver concentration, making the silver inaccessible for safe and effective absorption by your body. Because of this, you want to avoid all silver protein products. To find out whether you have a silver protein product rather than a true silver colloid, look for these characteristics: Foaming: When shaken, a silver protein product produces foam above the liquid that will persist for minutes after being shaken. This is probably the single most reliable indicator. Concentration: Silver protein products tend to have very high concentration values, typically in the range of 30 to 20,000 ppm. Color: The color ranges from light amber to almost black with an increasing concentration of silver. Potential Danger – High. Due to the high concentration of large silver particles, silver protein products are known to cause argyria, which turns your skin blue-gray color. When I shake this bottle it foams heavily at the top, also another indication is that the directions say use "up to 14 days" This is so you do not get argyria. Be aware when using this product
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