All the Benefits Without the Blue
Not every silver product is the same. With our new, advanced, and patented SilverSol® Technology we stand above the rest. To prove it, we took it upon ourselves to do extensive research on our SilverSol® Technology. This research includes twenty plus safety reports and test series as well as the first ever double blind, FDA cleared, human ingestion toxicity study done on any silver product. As a result of this extensive research, we have learned a lot about our silver and how it functions. And we’d like to share that knowledge with you.
Unlike other silver companies that rely on century old technology, when we decided to differentiate ourselves, we actually ended up creating a new molecular structure previously unseen in the world of silver products. Because of this difference, our silver particles have many qualities, qualities that each add up to create a unique silver technology.
- Our silver particles are excreted from the body within 24 hours. Therefore, supplements made with our silver particles can normally be ingested daily as a dietary supplement without building up in the body.
- Our silver particles reach their peak absorption in the blood stream within 2 hours (quick and effective absorption).
- Because of their multiple modes of action (See "Next Generation of Colloidal Silver” for more information), you need less of our nano-silver particles to accomplish the same thing as you would with other ionic or colloidal silver particles (this results in much less silver ingested comparatively).
- As you add up these unique qualities that separate our technology from others, it becomes clear that when people start to question the safety and effectiveness of colloidal silvers or silver supplements in general, they are obviously not including our technology in their comparison.
One of the other main concerns individuals have had with silver products is a rare skin condition known as argyria, otherwise known as the blue man syndrome. Put simply, argyria is a result of there being so much chemical or ionic silver in the body at one time that the body cannot dispose of it fast enough through its normal excretion systems. In order to get rid of this excess silver, the body walls it off in the cells. This causes a grayish blue discoloration. Although this condition is medically benign and cosmetic only, in most cases the discoloration is permanent.
Understanding the obvious fears individuals may have with acquiring argyria, we hope to settle your concerns with simple, clear and proven facts.
To start, we'll begin with research gathered from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). According to the EPA (who is in charge of defining safe levels of any mineral in water which is used for ingestion, drinking, or disinfecting), the oral consumption of small amounts of silver in water on a daily basis poses no significant degree of risk. According to historical information published on silver, unless an individual were consistently consuming (every day for over a year) over 50 times the recommended daily dosage of a 10-30 ppm product, there would be no possibility of that individual contracting argyria. On the contrary, those people who consume hundreds or even thousands of times the recommended daily dosages do run a risk of developing this condition overtime.
A peer-reviewed report from Pennsylvania State University was released after years of studying a number of colloidal silver and silver aquasol or nano products purchased from the U.S. market. The paper was authored by Professor Rustum Roy, along with seven other professors and scientists from leading universities. In the report cited below, on the subject of ionic vs. metallic silver for human use, Dr. Roy states (page 2, fourth paragraph): "In spite of this enormous range of data, it is extraordinary that no major effort has been made to confirm and expand on the role of metallic silver in human health—especially in light of its huge advantage in lack of side effects". (Ingestion of excessive amounts of ionic (soluble) silver, not metallic solid particles is reported to have resulted in a very rare condition labeled argyria, an (irreversible?) darkening of the skin. No one has died of this condition. The safety of metallic SilverSols® is firmly established by the data cited above).
Ultradilute Ag-Aquasols with extraordinary bactericidal properties: the role of the system Ag-O-H2O. (Materials Research Innovations, vol. 11, no. 1, (2007) pages 3-18)
For more information about argyria please see Using Silver Solutions and The Risk of Argyria.