Structured Silver vs Colloidal Silver
Are you comparing the benefits of structured silver with older forms of silver? While several forms of silver can be useful health tools, it is important to understand the many differences that distinguish the old from the new.
To begin with, this primer on colloidal silver is a good place to start for many people.
Old & New Silver Technologies
|Older Colloidal or
|Date of Development||Late 1800's||Early 2010's|
|Parts Per Million (ppm)||5 - 300,000 ppm||10 - 30 ppm|
|Can Cause Argyria||Yes||No Known Cases|
|Color||Brown, Yellow or Silver||Colorless|
|Taste||Strong Metallic Flavour||Faint Metallic Aftertaste|
If you are confused about the terms used for silver's different forms, here are some definitions (source):
A colloid is a particle between 1 and 0.001 micrometers in diameter that is evenly dispersed throughout another substance. A colloidal system may be liquid, solid, or gaseous. Examples of colloidal substances include whipped cream, styrofoam, fog, milk, smoke, and blood. To learn more about colloids, see this infographic:
A colloidal system with small particles (colloids) of silver evenly dispersed within a liquid, typically water. Colloidal silver has been produced in a wide variety of forms for over 100 years, with variations in concentration, purity, stability, colloid size, molecular structure, etc. These variations result in vastly different substances that are commonly referred to under the general term "colloidal silver."
An atom or molecule with an unequal number of electrons and protons. As a result, an ion has a net positive or negative charge. If the ion has a negative charge (it has more electrons than protons), it is called an anion. If the ion has a positive charge (it has fewer electrons than protons), it is called a cation.
The state of silver in an ionic form, ionic silver is commonly found within creams and liquids. Prior to the advent of digital photography, ionic silver was in widespread use as one of the chemicals employed to process film.
A sol is substance where particles of a solid material are evenly mixed within a liquid and these particles are very small (1 to 0.001 micrometers in diameter.) A sol is a colloidal system.
A unique combination of silver and water with characteristics and a manufacturing method unlike any other silver product.