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The biggest usecretn about the manufachrre of high quality
colloidal silver is that it is nearly impossible to standardize the
product. Silver is apparently reactive to a number of natural forces
that have yet to be identified. Even when the voltage, the water, and
the water temperature are identical, different baiches will proceed
at different rates on different days. The speed of the reaction can
vary by over 100% depending on the day. On "normal" days, the
reaction is proceeding well by 15 minutes, with a visible cloud of
particles. On "slow days" it may take 30 minutes before any visible
production of yellow particles begins. Because of this variation, it
is always wise to observe the reaction with a strong flashlight so you
can see how quickly the reaction is happening. Once the yellow
cloud starts forming, time the batch for 5 more minutes. This is the
best way to standardize your home brewed colloidal silver.
Another big controversy surrounds the question of whether this
method produces "colloidal" silver or "ionic" silver. Most people
have been told that colloidal silver is "good" and ionic silver is
"bad." Once again, the truth might be unpopular. The word
"colloidal" refers to a condition where, in this case, a solid particle
is SUSPENDED in a liquid (silver in water). The solid particles are
too large to be considered DISSOL\rED, but are too small to be
filtered out. This colloidal condition is most easily detected by what
is called the "Tyndall effect", where a narrow beam of light is shined
through the liquid to produce a cone shaped dispersion of the light.
The particles so illuminated also exhibit a random, zig-zag activity
called "Brownian motion" when observed under a microscope.
When something is completely dissolved, both the Brownian and
Tyndall effects disappear.
The word nionic" refers to a condition where a particle has an
electic charge. In the case of "electro-colloidal' silver, this electric
charge is ALWAYS POSITIVE. Silver will