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WHAT EXACTLY IS COLLOIDAL SILVER?

Let’s begin with the silver. Silver is a mineral. It is mined naturally from the earth. Pure silver is soft and contains no alloy.

Most of us know what silver is but what exactly is a colloid? A colloid is mixture where at least two types of substances are placed together. The substances, also called particles do not change; each substance retains its own properties. They do not settle out of the mixture and cannot be seen.

Thence is colloidal silver. The silver we make at RR Naturals is microscopic particles of pure silver with distilled water to form a silver solution. Our silver is loaded with different sized  silver particles.

How did people find out about the benefits of colloidal silver? It’s said the antibiotic qualities of silver were discovered over 1200 years ago. In the days of commoners and kings and royalty. When plagues would spread over the villages, the wealthy people seemed immune to the illnesses. The physicians of those times were intrigued by this fact, so they began researching to find what it was that seemed to keep the wealthier families from contracting the disease. The only thing that they could find was that the royal families and the wealthier people kept their water in silver pitchers and ate off silver plates. Since that time people have been using silver for its medicinal qualities.

So why isn’t it common practice today? Silver-colloids.com gives the best answer… During the 1930s, synthetically manufactured drugs began to make their appearance and the profits, together with the simplicities of manufacturing this new source of treatment, became a powerful force in the marketplace. There was much excitement over the new 'wonder drugs' and at that time, no antibiotic-resistant strains of disease organisms had surfaced. Silver quickly lost its status to modern antibiotics.

The use of some silver preparations in mainstream medicine survived. Among them are the use of dilute silver nitrate in newborn babies' eyes to protect from infection and the use of "Silvadine," a silver based salve, in virtually every burn ward in America to kill infection. A new silver based bandage has recently been approved by the FDA and licensed for sale. Other uses that did not lose favor include: 

  • Silver water purification filters and tablets are manufactured in Switzerland and used by many national and international airlines to prevent growth of algae and bacteria.
  • Electrical ionization units that impregnate the water with silver and copper ions are used to sanitize pool water without the harsh effects of chlorine.
  • The former Soviet Union used silver to sterilize recycled water on their space vehicles.
  • The Swiss use silver filters in homes and offices.
  • Some U.S. municipalities use silver in treatment of sewage.
  • In the Japanese work place, silver is a popular agent in the fight against airborne toxins as well other industrial poisons.


But for the most part, with the discovery of pharmaceutical antibiotics, interest in Silver as an anti-microbial agent declined almost to the point of extinction.

I hope this answers some of your questions about colloidal silver. If you want to know more you can check out www.thesilverinstitute.org. They have some great information on the history of silver.