Thursday, April 1, 2010

Great Reading on New Advances in NanoSilver!

Great Reading on New Advances in NanoSilver!

The latest quarterly issue of The Silver Institute News is now available online, and it's a real treat.

This publication reports every quarter on new uses for silver in business, industry and technology.

Their latest issue features a letter to the EPA explaining why colloidal silver nanoparticles being used in a myriad of commercial products today are as safe as the silver particles that have been used in commercial products for decades…

…and why indeed the big brouhaha by environmentalists over the alleged dangers of "nano" silver is vastly overblown.

There's another great article on the use of silver nanoparticles in preventing blood clots (see my own article on this subject at this link:

…and even another great article on the use of antimicrobial silver nanoparticles in military combat gloves.

There’s even an article on how silver nanoparticles are being used to help bolster artificial DNA (i.e., the structural component) for use in microscopic components of super small devices!

In short, LOTS of great stuff about silver that you need to know about so you are truly on top of things when the neo-Luddite environmentalists start in with their fear-mongering anti-silver scare stories as part of their ongoing attempts to have commercial silver-based products -- including colloidal silver -- banned.

You can find the latest quarterly issue of The Silver Institute News at the link below:

Spencer Jones

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Anonymous said...

Mr. Barwick, an error occurred in the link shown for the "blood clots" post! You need to delete the accidental closing parenthesis after the shtml type! Thanks.

PW said...

Hello Mr Barwick,

May I ask what is your opinion about this:


Steve Barwick said...

I don't know who the people behind this web site are, and I don't have anything against their product. I'm sure it works fine. be perfectly honest with you I've seen just about every colloidal silver web site in existence, and I've rarely seen one(in fact, I can only think of ONE other) with so many distortions and outright misunderstandings as this one.

For example, the idea that 20 ppm colloidal silver cannot work in the human body is ludicrous at face value. There are thousands upon thousands upon thousands of people who have used colloidal silver ranging from as low as 5 ppm to 10 ppm who will testify to achieving phenomenal results.

Here are testimonials from people who regularly use silver that ranges between 7-10 ppm:

Are those people just making it up? No. 7-10 ppm colloidal silver worked extremely well for them. So the idea that 20 ppm is too low of a concentration to work in the human body is just plain silly.

Steve Barwick said...

Another thing on the above-referenced web site that is erroneous is the idea that a 20 ppm colloidal silver solution is like having only "20 soldiers" in a battle, while a 3,000 ppm solution is like having "3,000 soldiers."

That statement betrays an almost unbelievable ignorance of what the phrase "ppm" even means. PPM has NOTHING to do with individual silver particles. It is a measure of WEIGHT only.

You can have 10 billion silver particles in a given 20 ppm solution, or you can have only 1 billion silver particles in a given 20 ppm solution. 20 ppm is how much the total volume of silver in that solution WEIGHS, not how many particles there are.

Think of it as a marble. The marble weighs 20 ppm. Now you can take a hammer and smack that marble moderately hard and break it into 50 pieces. Those 50 pieces (think silver particles), taken together, still weight a total of 20 ppm.

Now, take that very same marble and smack it really hard with a hammer, breaking it into a million pieces. Those million pieces (think silver particles) taken altogether, still weight 20 ppm. But now you have a whopping one million pieces (particles).

That's the difference between a good colloidal silver solution and a bad one. It's not the "ppm" (i.e., the total weight of the silver in the solution). It's how small you've diced up the particles that matters.

Imagine a softball that hypothetically weighs 3,000 ppm. Cut it into 1,000 pieces, which by analogy represents 1,000 silver particles. Those 1,000 silver particles still weigh 3,000 ppm taken altogether.

Now imagine a tiny marble that hypothetically weights only 10 ppm, which you've smashed up with a hammer into a million pieces. Each piece represents a silver particle. So you have a million silver particles, but only 10 ppm total silver by weight.

Which would you rather take? The 3,000 ppm chunk of silver, that's been divided into 1,000 silver particles, or the relatively meager 10 ppm chunk of silver, that's been divided into a million tiny silver particles?

I'd rather have the one million silver particles any day.

The 3,000 ppm of silver in a solution constitutes far MORE actual silver by weight, compared to the 10 ppm solution. But because the silver is only "sliced and diced" (so to speak) into 1,000silver particles, you don't get very many opportunities to kill pathogens (i.e., with each silver particle able to take out a single pathogen).

Likewise, the 10 ppm of silver in a solution constitutes far LESS actual silver by weight, when compared to the 3,000 ppm solution. Yet because it is smashed up into a million tiny silver particles, it gives you vastly greater antimicrobial killing power than the solution with far more total silver by weight.

That's the PROPER understanding of the "ppm" of silver. Just because a label has a very high "ppm" on it, doesn't mean you'll get more silver particles in that solution, relatively speaking. It all depends upon how finely "sliced and diced" the total weight of silver is.

Again, cut an orange into ten slices and pretend those slices are 10 silver particles. Then cut a grape up into 100 tiny slices and pretend those slices are 100 silver particles.

The orange constitutes far more bulk, or weight. Yet because it is only sliced into 10 slices, it has 10 times LESS antimicrobial killing power (by analogy) than the grape that was sliced into 100 tiny slices.

I hope that makes sense. The "ppm" of a colloidal silver solution has almost nothing to do with the antimicrobial killing power of the solution. IT IS THE SILVER PARTICLE SIZE THAT MATTERS, and the number of actual silver particles in the solution.

There are many other "misunderstandings" of fact on this web site. But I won't bother to go through them here due to space and time limitations.

PW said...

Thank you for your time and answer,
I've already read those testimonials, actually I've read all articles on silveredge and here as well, it took me several days, as I plan to buy one of your generators.
I also don't think it (20ppm) doesn't work at all, but my question rather is wether it would work against all those cca 650 bacteria I read everywhere. see this page and study (if it's true):

Steve Barwick said...

Yes, of course a 20 ppm solution would have the same basic broad-spectrum antimicrobial qualities as a higher ppm solution.

Again, it's not the ppm that matters but the number of silver particles. The smaller the particle size, the more particles in the solution. The more particles in the solution, the more opportunities you have to kill pathogens. It's really taht simple.

The web site you referenced is a tout page for mild silver protein. I've got nothing against mild silver protein. Lots of people have used it, and it apparently works.

However, Professor Ronald J. Gibbs, who was director of the Center for Colloidal Science at the University of Delaware for over 20 years, has stated of mild silver protein solutions, "The use of silver protein products can cause argyria...Even if these products are diluted to a useful concentration, they still pose several disadvantages: 1.) having the silver enclosed in a protein gelatin mass makes it difficult to react with the bacteria and 2) the protein mass enclosing the silver provides food and an ideal surface for the growth of bacteria...For all of the reasons given above these products should be avoided."