Silver Bullion BarTwo thousand, three hundred years ago, Alexander The Great was surveying his battlefield and drinking water from silver urns. He knew nothing about bacteria, but he knew that silver containers have a seemingly miraculous way of keeping water fresh. Silver has been used for thousands of years in different forms for its health benefits. Throughout the middle ages, the wealthy gave their children silver spoons to suck upon to stave off illnesses. People have known about the benefits of silver for so long that it is incorporated into legends. Silver is the recommended agent for killing vampires, werewolves, and various forms of the so-called undead. According to ancient legend, a silver dagger was all that a knight needed to vanquish evil.

The new history of silver is a falsified history. Silver was once used extensively by all health care practitioners as an antibiotic and anti-viral. Nothing worked better then, and nothing does now. The F.D.A. began its crusade against silver products in the 1930's, because silver (as a natural substance) cannot be patented; but the organization's antibiotic and vaccine industry partners were able to patent their wares. Under the Food and Drug Administration's original name, The Bureau of Chemistry, its real mission was to legally protect the chemical industry by declaring toxic chemicals to be "generally recognized as safe", and to eliminate the chemical industry's competition through regulations. This history has likewise been obscured greatly in most modern historical texts, but the truth can be found in materials from its early period.

Silver medicine has been erased from the textbooks, and it is seldom given mention in medical literature. The official Pharmacopeia (physician's desk reference book) listed dozens of medicinal silver compounds prior to the mid-1930's; but thereafter, all mention of silver disappeared. Newer books report that it never really happened. Before the history was rewritten, silver was like the nuclear weapon of medicine. No human pathogen of any kind survived it. This was the gospel of medicine. Pure colloidal silver is still the most comprehensive and potent antibiotic and anti-viral known that is actually safe for human consumption, and it is absolutely safe for everyone in every condition. It is natural, has no side effects, and it was killing the worst viral diseases in the 1930's, long before it became impossible to kill viruses with medicine.

Silver Bandages Sold by CuradOver the past two centuries, silver has been used by both allopathic and alternative medicine. In addition to being used for routine ailments, silver has been used effectively against some of the most notoriously hard to kill illnesses, including tuberculosis and syphilis. It has been used as an anti-bacterial agent that was added to bandages and disinfectant sprays. It has been embedded into clothing to prevent bacteria from producing foul odors from sweat, and it has been merged into cloth that is used in burn centers. Attempts are still being made to lace hospital counter tops with silver, to prevent the growth of bacteria. Silver-lined containers are actively being used to disinfect water in third world countries.

Silver is remarkable because it is an extremely powerful natural anti-bacterial and anti-viral agent, yet it does not impair overall health like antibiotics do. It kills viruses, bacteria, and parasites in cases wherein the parasites live in a symbiotic relationship with a bacterial agent. This is surprisingly common, especially in the case of blood-borne parasites, such as those of U.S. bio-weapons like Lyme disease. Because of the way that silver kills with an electrical charge, no pathogen can be found or engineered to be immune to it. No life can develop an immunity to electricity.

Since the late nineteenth century, colloidal silver has been the safest and most effective way to medicate with silver. Colloidal silver is manufactured by electrically combining silver with pure water. The colloidal manufacturing process uses no chemicals. While silver is now labeled as an alternative medicine, it was once used widely in hospitals as the premiere antiseptic and antibiotic. It is still used in hospital burn centers for its incredible ability to heal burns more rapidly than steroids. We were astounded when witnessing it eliminate a sunburn in the span of just an hour, and a burnt tongue within minutes.

Removing silver from the market was one of the first actions of the Food and Drug Administration, when it changed its name in the 1930's. It gradually changed its name from the Bureau of Chemistry to the more publicly palatable, Food and Drug Administration. In 1999, after a re-emergence of silver, the F.D.A. completely banned it in any form from being sold in over-the-counter health products, despite the fact that silver has safely been used as a medicine for millennia.

The devastation of the polio epidemic was largely caused by how the Food and Drug Administration suppressed silver to promote its new antibiotic and vaccine industries. By removing silver from the lists of approved medicines, it effectively removed the only treatment that reliably kills polio, which in turn unleashed the full epidemic of polio. The F.D.A. later claimed a victory over polio in boasting that the new generation of vaccines had saved us. The agency cunningly waited until the epidemic was in its natural decline to release the vaccine, in order to ensure that people saw a connection between the vaccine's release date and the disappearance of the disease. The public, and quite a few doctors were distracted away from the fact that silver medications were a safe treatment, which effectively kills polio quickly, as well as virtually every other virus known. Prior to this entire smoke-and-mirrors routine, silver was recognized for doing what the establishment now claims is impossible. Had silver medicine not been stripped from the market, the polio epidemic would have never occurred. Today's huge vaccine and antibiotic markets would have never come into being. Silver had to go. Just to inflate the dishonest vaccine marketing even more, the F.D.A. and the American Medical Association began promoting tonsillectomies for all children at the same time, while knowing that the tonsils are the only organ in the human body that produces polio antibodies. They needed polio to spread widely, in order to change the public's unfavorable attitude toward vaccinations, which is exactly what happened.

The Food and Drug Administration now admits that antibiotic drugs are useless for most of the conditions for which they have been prescribed throughout the last seven decades. The common cold, flu, and the most common type of pneumonia are all now believed to be caused by viruses, for which antibiotics are useless against. However, silver is effective against viruses, so untold people have died as a result of silver being replaced with antibiotics.

Another suppression campaign against silver began around the time of the Second World War, when germ warfare agents were being increasingly studied as the new generation of warfare. Silver has the ability to neutralize almost every bio-weapon that has ever been created, because of how it attacks pathogens electrically. Silver will only be ineffective in cases wherein the bio-weapon is so toxic that it kills people too quickly for the silver to neutralize it, such as with ebola. Bio-weapons with that lethality are unlikely to be intentionally released, because they present too much of a risk for all parties. Silver's effectiveness against most bio-weapons is one of the primary reasons why silver has been suppressed and maligned so aggressively. There are groups within the U.S. Government that do not want anyone to be resistant to U.S. Military bio-weapons, so silver medications have been repressed throughout the world for the sake of a covert military weapons program that is forbidden by international laws. If silver medicine were still being distributed officially as the top tier of medicine, then the bio-weapons program would be rendered virtually impotent, because victims could simply use colloidal silver to recover from most germ warfare agents.

How Silver Medicine is Believed to Work

There are theories about how silver works. The leading one is that silver kills bacteria and viruses electrically, which would make it impossible for pathogens to become resistant to it. Indeed, it is true that there is no evidence of pathogens developing any resistance to colloidal silver. This hypothesis is impossible to prove (or disprove), because we cannot examine a single colloidal particle and its relation to a bacterium, or view the mechanism through which silver kills the latter. We can merely put colloidal silver and bacteria together, and see that all of the bacteria dies rapidly.

It is believed that each particle retains an electrical (ionic) charge, and that each particle of the metal stores a charge of the same polarity. The charges ensure equal distribution of the particles throughout the solution. The theory is similar to that of magnetism, wherein the same poles of magnets are repelled by each other, and attracted only to their opposites.

There is evidence that silver interferes with copper and iron in the body, by binding with both electrically, to chemically form new metallic compounds. People who are using a large amount of colloidal silver regularly may begin to crave foods which are rich in iron, such as beef. It is wise to satisfy these cravings, since they are caused by a deficiency of an important nutrient. Copper can be safely supplemented through the use of chlorophyll, but virtually every other oral source of copper supplementation is dangerous, because it is so trivially easy to overdose with it and cause liver damage. Due to colloidal silver's ability to neutralize iron, men over the age of 30 will benefit from occasional colloidal silver supplementation. Iron accumulation in the bodies of men is believed to be one of the key reasons why women live longer than men do, and excessive iron is a major contributor to heart disease in men.

The Different Silver Products

There are many different types of silver solutions, including silver nitrates, ionic silvers, colloidal silvers, silver chlorides, and silver proteins. The only completely safe medicinal silver product, and the kind that we officially recommend, is colloidal silver.

Silver nitrate is produced by the pharmaceutical industry by combining silver with nitric acid. It can damage the liver and kidneys like most pharmaceutical drugs. It is the terrible side effects of silver nitrate that the establishment often uses to justify its attacks upon colloidal silver, in more sleight-of-hand tactics. Pharmaceutical silver nitrate has a long history of turning patients' skin a bluish-gray color. Nitrates are the cancer-causing compounds that are added to meat products. In other words, the F.D.A. pushed the poisonous and carcinogenic nitrate compounds on the public again, and blamed the consequences on silver.

Ionic and colloidal silver are almost identically produced. The main difference between them is the size of the silver particles. In ionic silver, the particles are atomically small, to such a degree that even testing for their existence is difficult. It is possible that the particles in ionic silver are so small that the water itself becomes a different substance, because the silver particles are no longer completely autonomous. The particles in colloidal silver are microscopically small, but not as small as they are in ionic silver. Ionic silver can be made using very small voltages, over extended periods of time with silver plates. Higher voltages, or decreased resistance in the water produces colloidal silver. For true colloidal or ionic silver, the water must remain pure, so the only way to reduce the resistance of the water is to heat it, which most commercial manufacturers unwisely do.

Colloidal silver is much more likely to have a color, whereas ionic silver is always clear. This is because the larger particles in the colloidal silver provide a greater surface area. Ionic silver particles are so small that they are actually smaller than the wavelengths of visible light, making the silver invisible and colorless in even high concentrations. All colloidal silver solutions are mixtures of ionic and colloidal silver, but ionic solutions can be completely ionic. It is not possible to produce colloidal silver without also producing ionic silver. This is analogous to a construction worker who extracts materials from a brick wall. He might use a grinding tool that yielded only a fine powder, or he could bash the brick wall with a sledge hammer, which would yield a mixture of large chunks and fine powder. The use of higher voltages for colloidal extraction is like hammering the silver. The larger particles that are found in colloidal silver solutions are especially beneficial for external use, including the treatment of burns. Ionic silver is useless externally, and its internal effects have never been studied by independent third parties. Only colloidal silver and silver nitrate have been scientifically scrutinized for effectiveness, and only the colloidal variant is truly safe. Incredibly, colloidal silver is the only type which the pharmaceutical industry has never sold.

Another silver product is silver chloride. It is essentially made in the same manner as colloidal silver, but with the addition of table salt (sodium chloride). It is a cloudy liquid (often whitish) that is extremely photosensitive. Upon illumination or heating, the silver chloride solution separates into silver and chlorine. This instability makes it unsafe for human consumption. When ingested, silver chloride has a tendency to migrate to the outer tissues. Then, when the skin is exposed to sunlight, the silver chloride will break down into silver and chlorine. This causes the bluish-gray skin discoloration that has been heavily publicized as damning evidence against silver medicine. Victims of this phenomenon often claim that they drank colloidal silver, but the addition of salt transformed it into a very different substance that was chemically unstable. True colloidal silver compounds are much less reactive. Silver chloride has no benefits over colloidal silver, and it comes with risks. The salt is usually added to speed production time, but the same effect can be achieved with sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) in a much safer manner. The addition of sodium bicarbonate will yield especially large particles, which is unwise for internal use, but the resultant solution would nevertheless be ideal for external use. It would be excellent for burn treatments and infectious wound treatments.

Silver proteins contain much larger particles than either colloidal or ionic silver, and they should never be used internally. These were formerly approved of by the F.D.A., and they were preferred by the pharmaceutical industry. The silver particles in silver protein solutions are so large that they simply sink in the water, and the particles never stay evenly distributed without the aid of an added gelling agent. Due to the large size of the silver particles, and the silver's binding with proteins, there is a dramatically increased likelihood that the silver will become trapped in the fatty tissues. Therefore, these thick solutions are likely to produce the infamous bluish discoloration of the skin too.

Dishonest Silver Companies

Misinformation is being spread by most sellers of colloidal silver. Most sellers boast about colloidal silver by showcasing its long history of safe usage, but they simultaneously claim to use a proprietary process that makes their silver superior to all other silver products. Their admitted usage of non-standard manufacturing processes means that they cannot sincerely use the safety history of colloidal silver as an example of their own product's safety, or honestly declare that their untested and proprietary product is as effective. If a different manufacturing process is used, then the result cannot actually be colloidal silver. There is only one way to make colloidal silver, and any other manufacturing process will yield an entirely different product. Hence, the marketing for most colloidal silver is patently dishonest from start to end. This is not an indictment against colloidal silver itself, but its sellers tend to be morally bankrupt, and the products that they sell are potentially-dangerous frauds. Every manufacturing short-cut has consequences.

We are aware from patent applications that some companies are producing silver solutions using fermenting bacteria that is combined with silver nitrates, instead of using electricity; but we do not know exactly which silver products are manufactured using this deplorable process. Whenever silver products are produced this way, they are inherently tainted with the dangerous nitrate compounds that the pharmaceutical silvers became infamous for. The effects of these toxic impurities can be much more severe than mere skin discolorations. Organ damage is a known consequence of using nitrate compounds, and cancers.

Most sellers of modern colloidal silver advertise that their product contains between 10 and 20 parts per million. They probably seek this concentration due to the research of Alfred Searle. He authored the book, The Use of Colloids in Health and Disease, in 1920. He is also the founder of Searle Pharmaceuticals. His company was respectable in its early history, and Searle was long dead before his company dishonored his memory by selling itself to Monsanto. In his book, Searle reported that a concentration of just 20 parts per million of silver was proven to be deadly to all known pathogenic life forms, including every known virus. However, these results do not equate to the 10-20 parts per million ratings that can be found on most silver products of today. The reason is that the methods of testing have changed dramatically.

Alfred Searle used a Tyndall meter to measure how many particles of silver were present in a solution. It is a device that uses light to test for hue and reflection, which are used to determine the particle count and their size. These devices use light wavelengths as the means of measurement. Most modern sellers of silver products instead purchase an electronic device that measures the conductivity of the finished product. The conductivity of different solutions will always vary greatly, so these meters cannot possibly do what they are advertised to do. For example, if salt were added to the water, then it would have a different effect on the conductivity than if copper were added, because of their differing electrical properties. Yet the sellers of these meters claim that they are able to get accurate results measuring particle counts regardless of a solution's ingredients. If salt or another electrolyte exists in the water, the conductivity of the water will increase dramatically, even whilst the number of particles will stay roughly the same. Particle size and the temperature of the solution also effect the conductivity, which the meter has no way of determining. Even a gust of wind will give a different reading, due to the electrostatic effect upon the surface of the solution. In the case of colloidal metals, electrically gauging the concentration is even more futile than it is for other types of solutions, because the metallic liquid is an electrolytic capacitor with a constantly changing capacitance. Electricity cannot be used to measure the amount of metal in a solution when the surface area of the metal cannot be verified, and when the capacitance of the solution is ever-changing. It is like trying to get a consistent light measurement from a fireworks display. The capacitive solution itself will produce its own tiny currents, and it will block currents from the meter, which makes electronic testing an exercise in absurdity. The only way to accurately measure concentration in a fluid with metallic colloids is by using light. Thus, the parts per million rating given by most colloidal and ionic silver sellers is meaningless. Since colloidal silver changes the color of the water, clear colloidal solutions are frequently just expensive water, regardless of any measurement that sellers purportedly get. In the case of ionic silvers, it is impossible to measure the particle count, since the particles are too small to reflect light.

TDS Meter, the de facto manufacturer of the new testing equipment, even acknowledges the uselessness of its own meters on its website, in an amusing attempt at damage control:

" ...temperature changes by a tenth of a degree may increase or decrease the conductivity. Additionally, the temperature coefficient (what the reading is multiplied by to adjust for temperature differences) changes slightly depending upon the range of ppm... Even a tiny air bubble that has adhered to one of the probes could potentially affect the conductivity, and thus the reading... Electrical charges off fingers, static eletricity off clothes, etc. on the meter and lingering electrical charges in the water will affect the conductivity of the water... Plastic cups retain lingering electrical charges more than glass. If the meter touches the side of the glass or plastic, it could pick up a slight charge. If the plastic is retaining a charge, it could also affect the water... The amount of water in the sample may affect the conductivity. Different volumes of the same water may have different levels of conductivity. Displacement may affect the conductivity as well... The depth and position of the probe in the water sample may also affect the conductivity. For example, if a meter is dipped into the water, removed and then dipped into the water again, but in a different spot, the reading may change..."

The expensive methods of testing colloidal solutions that are utilized by modern laboratories are likewise grossly flawed. Flame atomic absorption spectroscopy is one of the leading laboratory methods for analyzing colloidal solutions. It uses extreme temperatures to destroy a colloidal solution, and then observers rate the colors of the flames, in an attempt to visually gauge the metal concentration. Fire is impossible to control with the precision that is needed for a valid analysis; and of course, the test results are in the eyes of the beholder. These machines cost about $50,000 (U.S.), so it is unlikely that anyone outside of the chemical industry actually owns one. There are similar devices which utilize a beam of light that is projected through the flames during the analysis. These devices have the same inaccuracy issues, and they are even more expensive.

True Colloidal Silver

This section is intended to assist people in producing their own colloidal silver. The silver solutions sold at retailers are essentially the homeopathic versions of colloidal and ionic silver products, which means that they are merely high-priced water. Some of the retail products that we examined had plenty of impurities (like iron that biologically neutralizes silver), but we found very little silver. Testing was impossible in the case of ionic silvers, which may be convenient for manufacturers. At many locations, the municipal water supply will contain more silver than the fraudulent retail products. The majority of retail products are fake, and these bogus products are the primary reason why so many people, who are new to alternative medicine, believe that silver is ineffective. The products that retail shoppers typically buy are usually no more effective than water, because they are water. People can produce their own to ensure that it is real and of the best quality.

Manufacturing Colloidal Silver

The most important step in the production of colloidal silver is obtaining the right materials. Using distilled water is vital. Never use tap or spring water, because even minerals that would normally be beneficial can cause health problems once they are electro-chemically transformed through electrolysis. Ensure that the water has been distilled using steam distillation, which should be written on the container. Some "distilled" water containers have, "distilled through reverse osmosis" on the label, and these labels are entirely dishonest. True distillation uses steam to separate the water from its minerals and contaminants, whereas reverse osmosis is simply a type of pressurized filtration that does not render pure water. It is a much cheaper process, so some of the companies lie about their "distillation". Beware of the Food Lion brand of distilled water in particular, because our testing during the production of colloidal copper indicated that it is quite impure, even though it is labeled to have been distilled. Also, be forewarned that the formation of black chunks and other strangely-colored precipitates during the electrolysis process is an indication of water impurities. Black is the most common color for these, because they are usually the charred carbon remnants of organic matter and bicarbonates. Some grayish chucks may form in the water. These silver particulates are actually safe and are conglomerates of larger particles. They are especially beneficial for burns and skin infections, but they should be filtered out of the solution for internal use. A coffee filter works exceptionally well for this, and the solution may be poured through a coffee maker. Silver particles which have not clumped remain in either a colloidal or an ionic state, and these will pass through any filter. In fact, the particles are so small that wooden spoons and plastic utensils will begin to develop a silvery appearance after several batches. Never use metal utensils. The only metals in the process should be the silver itself and the electrical connection wires.

Using chlorinated tap water is especially dangerous, because when chlorine combines with other materials, it has a tendency to form dioxin compounds. It will also produce chlorine gas during electrolysis, which was used as a chemical warfare agent during World War I. Sodium chloride (salt) in the water will also release chlorine gas, so salt should never be added. As an important side note, tap water should never be used inside vaporizers for the same reason, because chlorine gas will be released into the air to actually worsen lung issues.

Silver Bullion BarWe strongly recommend that instead of obtaining silver wire, which is used for most colloidal silver manufacture, people instead use silver bullion bars (pictured). Most of the silver wire that is available comes from China, and it is simply not feasible to check every wire for impurities. Chinese wire should be assumed to be contaminated, since this is normal with Chinese products. When referencing the purity of their metals, companies use an obscure way of gauging it. Whenever a seller of a precious metal refers to it as having a purity of 925, it equates to 92.5 percent, so the given metal would be almost 10 percent impure. Most people will assume that a purity rating of 925 means that the metal contains only 0.925% impurities, and therefore that it would be over 99% pure. Be watchful of this gotcha. A large portion of the silver buyers seem to be ignorant of it. We recommend getting only 99.9% (written by sellers as 999) silver bullion bars.

However, modern buyers should beware even when buying "pure" silver bullion bars. It has come to our attention that the bullion market of the United States has been flooded with counterfeit bullion bars in recent years. Other countries are likely to be experiencing the same Chinese contamination problems. To minimize the risk of buying fakes, bullion bars should never be purchased from Craig's List, E-bay, or any other source that is not absolutely trustworthy, because the purity of the bullion is absolutely essential for health and safety reasons. We therefore recommend that our readers attempt to purchase bullion bars from banks and other reputable institutions that service the financial market. In the not-so-distant past, bullion bars were an absolutely pure source of silver that were guaranteed to be safe, because they are regulated as an official currency. This once meant that any attempt to sell fake bullion bars would have risked a swift law-enforcement response for counterfeiting, and a plethora of additional charges that would have gotten a man imprisoned for the rest of his life; but alas that safety net has disappeared, for the Chinese have no fear of the law.

Coins contain a variety of metals that should not be consumed, so never use silver coins for colloidal silver manufacture. High purity is vital, because most metals are extremely detrimental to the health. Silver of such extreme purity typically only contains the impurities of copper and selenium, in trace amounts. Both of which are beneficial to health in these small quantities. In fact, both are vital nutrients. Selenium is actually used by the human body to chelate harmful metals.

To avoid any soap or chemical residues, the bullion bars should be soaked in a solution of white vinegar that is nearly saturated with salt for cleaning. They can also safely be cleaned with vodka. Finalize the cleaning by pouring distilled water over the bars. It is not absolutely necessary to clean the silver between uses, but we do. Be advised that the silver will never look new again, regardless of the cleaning method.

Interconnected 9 Volt BatteriesPeople may either use three 9V batteries that are interconnected in series, or a 30V DC power supply that has a rated output of at least 3 amps (3,000 mA) to power the electrolysis. A power supply does not have to be exactly 30 volts, but it is the ideal voltage. The range should be kept between 26 and 30 volts, which is also ideal for creating colloidal copper. Those who have no experience with electronics should opt for battery power, instead of using a DC power supply. Serious injury and fire can result from the improper use of a power supply. The electrical danger is elevated because water is being used. For liability reasons, we must officially recommend against using a power supply, and anyone using a power supply does so at his own risk. Batteries must be interconnected, so that the positive terminal of one battery is connected to the negative terminal of another battery. When properly connected, one battery should have an unused positive pole, and the opposite battery should have an unused negative pole. These two remaining terminals should be connected to the two pieces of silver. Most 9V batteries in the U.S. have terminals that can be used to interconnect with other 9V batteries, whereby connection wire is unnecessary for the battery to battery connections. Never use aluminum wire for any of the connections, and we strongly recommend the use of only copper wiring, for the sake of preventing unhealthy contaminants.

To make colloidal silver, fill a completely clean glass or plastic container with distilled water. We suggest cleaning the container with vodka immediately beforehand, to remove soap residues and dust. Connect the batteries to the pieces of silver. Most people do this with alligator clips. We usually make our connections by inserting copper wires through tiny holes in the tops of the silver bullion, and then we twist the wires for maximum hold. Never solder the connection to the silver, and it is wise to even avoid soldering the wires to alligator clips, for solder can leach lead or cadmium into the solution if the metal components become moist. Nobody should be supplementing with lead and cadmium.

The silver bars should be partially submerged in the water, and be about an inch apart. They should never touch, and the wire connections should never enter the water. If the connectors or silver are allowed to touch, the batteries or the power supply will have a dead short. This could cause overheating and an explosion. It could easily mean a quick death for the power supply. The electrical connections to the silver should be clearly above the water, else other metals will become infused into the solution. Nothing except for pure silver should be in contact with the water. We recommend that all other connectors and wires be maintained at least a quarter inch above the water's surface. We should offer one last reminder of the risks of using solder, which include the introduction of tin, lead, and cadmium into the product.

The time needed to produce colloidal silver will vary greatly, depending on the purity of water that is used, and no commercially-available water is absolutely pure. One of the first indicators that silver is combining with the water can be seen with a flashlight in a dark room. Shining light through the water at certain angles will show what appears to be smoke coming from one of the silver plates. As time progresses, one of the silver plates will turn a flat gray color, and the other plate will blacken. Tiny bubbles may also form around the silver plates. Those producing a large batch over an extended period should gently stir the solution periodically, using a wooden or plastic spoon. Some people can produce a quart in twenty minutes, but our own experimentation in making 2 quarts required a duration of 4 hours to reach the acceptable strength and color. Due to the fact that silver is extremely non-reactive, a slower process indicates higher purity in both the silver and the water. Pure water and pure silver will both be very resistant to the electrolysis process. Readers may notice that many of the online manufacturing videos show colloidal silver being produced very rapidly, using silver wires that were obtained from China. A short manufacture time indicates the presence of other, more reactive metals, and perhaps impure water too. When producing our own colloidal silver by the gallon, we add about 10 fluid ounces of existing colloidal silver to speed the production time, without effecting the quality of the resultant product.

Used Silver Bullion Bars

To make the silver bars last as long as possible, the polarity should be reversed each time. This means that the silver bar that is connected to the positive (red) wire in one batch should be switched so that it is connected to negative in the next batch. Otherwise, one of the bars will rapidly erode.

If a colloidal silver solution is black, brown, or purple, then it indicates that the silver particles are abnormally large. It may also reflect the presence of impurities. The huge particle size of these products makes it debatable if these solutions can truly be called colloidal. It is how most colloidal silvers from online sellers look. The ugly discolorations can also be caused by heating during production, or from the use of high voltages, which are common shortcuts taken by the commercial manufacturers. We recommend that such solutions be avoided, except as a last resort. These products are significantly less effective internally than properly produced colloidal silver, and the abnormally large silver particles are more likely to get forever trapped in the tissues. Most commercial sellers have proprietary processes for production, which cannot be trusted, and there is no way to know what is really in their products. We do know from the color of their products that they are not selling true colloidal silver.

Properly Medicating with Colloidal Silver

Cup of yellow colloidal silverHigh quality colloidal silver that is of the appropriate medicinal strength (20 P.P.M.) looks slightly yellowish in a brilliant white container. Newly-made batches of weak colloidal silver will instead have a slight silvery tint when first made. Some batches turn yellow about a day after production. The strength of a colloidal silver solution can be judged by shining a laser pointer through the solution, whilst the silver is being infused. A red laser pointer is best, because the beam is least visible under normal conditions. As the silver solution gets stronger, it will become possible to see the red beam clearly through the water. As the solution becomes more concentrated, the laser beam will become more solid, and silver particles will sparkle in the beam like glitter.

We recommend against making stronger concentrations for most uses, because silver appears to create iron deficiencies with extreme dosages. We do not truly know if the colloidal silver causes the increased excretion of iron, or if it simply neutralizes usable iron by bonding with it, or both. We believe that it is both. Either way, there are no real human toxicity issues, but the proper iron level should be nevertheless maintained for optimal health.

During times of sickness, we recommend using 3 fluid ounces of colloidal silver, at least twice a day. Best results can be achieved by holding the colloidal silver in the mouth for a minute before swallowing it. This technique allows some silver to penetrate through the walls of the mouth, and directly into the bloodstream. Expect for it to have a metallic aftertaste. Due to the wide variety of people who will read this, we have made the recommended silver dosage very conservative, but some patients measure their dosages in cups.

Storage of Colloidal Silver

Colloidal silver may be stored in either plastic or glass. The ideal plastic is the type that is used to store milk. It is high-density polyethylene (HDPE), and it can be identified in the U.S. by a number "2" embossed into the bottom of the container. It is a very non-reactive plastic, but the microscopic silver particles may stain it. Of course, many people prefer to store their colloidal silver in glass, due to their concerns about no plastic being perfect. Such individuals usually choose an amber-colored glass container, as a way to prevent excessive light exposure.

Colloidal silver should be stored at room temperature, and never allowed to freeze. The silver will coagulate into visible chunks at the bottom when frozen, which will make the solution much less effective and create the possibility that it will cause argyria. Therefore, an interesting experiment to verify the presence of silver in the solution is to freeze a small amount of it, and then examine the clumped silver at the bottom of the container after thawing. If a choice must be made between storage in a hot or cold environment, the warmer environment should always be chosen.

Pure colloidal silver should not experience any of the serious breakdown problems that silver chloride solutions do, whenever there is light exposure; but we nevertheless store our colloidal silver in a dark location, because darkness might somewhat help to keep it better preserved.

A good batch of colloidal silver should last for years, because the silver itself is a powerful preservative. In fact, we use it as a substitute for water in risky foods that use uncooked ingredients, such as raw eggs (for mayonnaise production). It is used to ensure that all of the bacteria is dead. A minute of blending with colloidal silver is enough to ensure that no bacteria survives.

Patients Experiencing the Blues

The medical establishment and the big media organizations have demonized colloidal silver by parading people who developed a condition known as argyria. It is a bluish-gray discoloration of the skin that is reported to be permanent. However, every case that we investigated involved products that were not actually colloidal silver, and most cases were the result of pharmaceutical-industry silver products. Our exhaustive research could not find a single instance of argyria that was caused by pure colloidal silver. The pharmaceutical silver solutions are the most likely to cause it.

Regulators proclaim that the people who turned blue are demonstrative of silver's toxicity, but the opposite is actually true. It proves that even after a person has become so incredibly saturated with silver from 20+ years of misuse that he turns blue, he still does not suffer from any real health problems. The blue patients are actually healthier than normal. Take for comparison: a patient who consumes enough aspirin to turn white. Actually, we cannot use this example, because within 20 minutes of such extreme aspirin consumption, the patient would be dead from internal bleeding -- long before he ever began changing color.

The National Institutes of Health documented one case of argyria that occurred when a man started producing his own silver solution, and consumed 16 fluid ounces of it, three times each day, for a period of years. He measured his silver to contain a whopping 450 parts per million, which is 22 times stronger than is normal. This regimen gave his body the same concentration of silver as if he had consumed 1,056 fluid ounces of standard colloidal silver (8.25 gallons per day). The extreme concentration means that the silver had to be discolored and impure, and it almost certainly had salt added. Otherwise, it would have taken him days to manufacture each day's batch at such concentrations, so we can be certain that he was using silver chloride instead of colloidal silver. It is a reflection of the stupidity of turning to pharmaceutical manufacturing processes for the practice of alternative medicine, and then using the terrible results to prove that alternative medicine is bad. It is what we see most often in the politics of silver.

The most popularized case of argyria is that of Paul Karason, the so-called Smurf Man. He internally consumed large doses of a homemade silver solution for years, and then began also using silver externally on his face. He too made his silver solution using salt, which resulted in silver chloride. Despite it being a completely different substance, he refers to his solution as "colloidal silver", as does the media. We believe that after he noticed some slight skin discoloration, he actually increased his dosage, because he had found a way to become famous and profit from being a freak. He admits publicly to using excessive amounts of his silver chloride both internally and transdermally, daily for 14 years. He still continues to use it, despite his obvious saturation. He further admits that his face turned blue before the rest of his body; and yet he continued to use both silver products, despite the color change. Due to Karason's self-inflicted and intentional cosmetic alteration, the F.D.A. has been using him in a public relations campaign that is intended to convince the public that colloidal silver is dangerous. We can only speculate about how much the media networks and the F.D.A. have paid him for his appearances.

Not one death or serious side effect has ever been recorded for pure colloidal silver, during the century of its existence. There are, however, plenty of horror stories from people who used the chemically-altered silvers that were made with various proteins, salts, or fermented bacteria.

Video: How to Make Genuine Colloidal Silver at Home

The video is 36 minutes long. Those who have difficulty with this player may watch it at Youtube. The transcript is also available.

Update: Purchasing Silver and Colloidal Silver

Some of our readers have had great difficulty in finding a financial institution that sells silver bullion bars, as we recommended in our manufacturing video. Thus, purchasing silver bullion bars online may be the only feasible method of acquisition for some people. In light of the significant problem, and the need to ensure extreme purity, we shall forgo our standard policy of avoiding making recommendations about specific brands and companies. The most trustworthy source for online purchases of silver bullion bars is the JM Bullion company, in our opinion. The company has a spotless reputation. It became prestigious throughout the precious metals industry for producing the Engelhard brand of silver bullion, which became the industry's standard of purity. We have no reason to believe that the company's standards have declined.

Purevon's Silver in a BottleWe have finally found a trustworthy seller of ready-made colloidal silver. His name is Brian Humphreys, and he is currently selling his Purevon Colloidal Silver online under the product name Silver in a Bottle. We spent a year comparing notes with Brian about how to best produce colloidal silver. Brian's tenacity, his unrelenting research, and his obsession with perfection left us relieved that we had finally found a producer in which we could trust the health of our people. We can now wholeheartedly recommend Brian's Silver in a Bottle with the cleanest of consciences. He is a newcomer to the market, but he knows colloidal silver backwards and forwards like very few people do. If you must buy colloidal silver, then get it from Purevon. Brian is not only supremely qualified to make the highest quality product; he is refreshingly honest too. We know how difficult it is to find this combination. He does not feed anyone baloney about his silver having special atoms that do not exist elsewhere, or that he has a secret manufacturing process that makes his silver better than silver. Instead, he makes his colloidal silver the old-fashioned way, and he tells the truth about it. An added benefit to choosing Purevon's colloidal silver is that its prices are lower than what we have seen from any other manufacturer.

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Jennifer Skeen
# Jennifer Skeen 2013-08-15 20:57
Great info, thank you. Does the oxidation prevent the reuse of the silver when creating colloidal silver? I wouldn't think so, but should it be cleaned before the next use? Appreciate the information!
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Sarah C. Corriher (H.W. Researcher)
# Sarah C. Corriher (H.W. Researcher) 2013-08-16 07:30
Thank you for asking some very thoughtful questions. As a result, we will be revising the article to add some information that we left out.

It is not absolutely necessary to clean the silver between uses, but we do. If you do decide to clean them, use a white vinegar solution that is nearly saturated with salt, or vodka. Do not use polishing agents, or anything else that could leave a chemical residue. Be advised that the silver will never look new again, regardless of what you do.

Also, to make the silver last as long as possible, the polarity should be reversed each time. This means that the silver bar that is connected to the positive wire in one batch should be switched so that it is connected to negative in the next batch. Otherwise, one of the bars will be eroded rapidly.
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Kathleen Scott
# Great AticleKathleen Scott 2013-08-15 21:58
Well written and very informative. Thank you very much.
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Kenneth Quinn
# Colloidal Silver GeneratorKenneth Quinn 2013-08-16 23:22
Thanks for the great article. About 13 years ago I bought a Colloidal Silver Generator but I haven't used it for a long time. Now I am reading that if my Arthritis is caused by a virus, which it should be because it is spreading, then maybe I should break this thing back out and start using it. It says "Robey" on it, and I remember reading the same thing, to stay away from the pre-made silver water, and make your own. This unit has a silver plate that is dark grey and a wire that is still kind of shiny, but I don't see a way to reverse polarity. Do you have any experience with this "Robey" unit? At the time they seemed very honest and knowledgeable and pretty much said all the same stuff in your article, except for the Chinese wire. Do you think it would be safe for me to start using again? It pretty much looks brand new. It has a dial for PPM to set at 20 and a start button. Don't want to supplement with a heavy metal though. I have been trying to clean myself of heavy metals. Thanks in advance.
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Sarah C. Corriher (H.W. Researcher)
# Sarah C. Corriher (H.W. Researcher) 2013-08-18 07:21
Unfortunately, we have no information about the 'Robey' unit. The importance of high purity is so great, however, that we feel it prudent to only recommend the bullion bars, because they are always pure. The PPM meter is a scam, as described with the TDS meters in the article. It is not possible to gauge the concentration of silver in the water electrically.
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Robin Talsma
# Great ArticleRobin Talsma 2013-08-17 10:17
I have 1 quart mason jars that I will be using. I'm wondering how long to leave the silver in? You mentioned 2 quarts for 4 hours. Does this mean 1 quart for 2 hours? I will be using alligator clips, copper wire, silver bullion (1 oz. each), 3 9 volt batteries and steam distilled water.

Also, my mason jars have a metal lid. Will it be acceptable to put plastic over the top of the jar and then screw the lid down to store the colloidal silver?

Thanks so much for your help in advance!
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Sarah C. Corriher (H.W. Researcher)
# Sarah C. Corriher (H.W. Researcher) 2013-08-18 07:17
It may take slightly longer if you do not already have colloidal silver to prime it with. When it has a yellow or silvery tint, it is finished. It would be fine to use a metal lid for storing, so long as the silver is not in direct contact with it.
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Mark Gleason
# Mark Gleason 2013-08-20 13:40
I think a TDS meter would be good for initially testing distilled water for contaminates. Atlas Nova has silver wire that they claim is certified to be .9999 pure. Canadian silver maple leaf coins are .9999 as well. Do you still recommend Ben Taylor? I've noticed his is much better than the overpriced colorless CS I've got from a certain "health store". Regardless, I've decided to make my own CS for a tiny fraction of what I've been buying it for. Great article!
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Thomas Corriher (Editor-in-Chief)
# Thomas Corriher (Editor-in-Chief) 2013-08-21 11:41
We have been dreading the inevitable questions about Ben Taylor (Utopia Silver Supplements), and this is a painful topic for us. Because of our past association with him, our people deserve an explanation, so we shall answer the question. For a variety of reasons, both professional and personal, our ties with Ben have been severed. We considered him to be a good friend in the past, and we felt that he had earned a certain degree of respect. Times change, and so do people.

Here is a quick chronology of the history.

1. We initially spotted Ben after Natural News featured an article about his battle with the F.D.A.

2. We interviewed him for an article in Naturally Good Magazine (now defunct) about his legal battle. In retrospect, we never actually possessed any official documents to prove that it ever happened, but those were our early days.

3. We so liked him that we interviewed him for the first of our audio shows. That show has been recently removed, because we do not feel that it would be ethical to continue promoting him.

4. A period of years passed whereby we exchanged information and correspondence about silver and a variety of health topics, and he periodically gifted us with huge tanks of his purple-brown, "colloidal" silver.

5. Several years ago, we began getting slightly hostile messages from Ben concerning our exposure of alternative medicine frauds and supplement frauds. From memory alone, I recall that Ben sells both silica "supplements" and colloidal copper (which is extremely and irresponsibly dangerous). Unfortunately, Ben will sell anything that makes money with plenty of bogus claims. He shamelessly attempted to use his influence on us to get our information removed, which would have been detrimental to our readers. Our respect for him started falling fast because of these issues.

6. The childish drama continued for several years, with a yo-yo like pattern of us being loved and disliked by him; depending upon our how our reporting impacted his business. For the most part, we quietly monitored his correspondence with curiosity and fascination, awhile hoping that our concerns about his character were just misguided paranoia.

7. We discovered that Ben has a foolish tendency of surrounding himself with crooks, quacks, and con men. He sorely does not appreciate having this pointed out. We specifically reported about some of the people who were hurt (and killed) by one of them in several of our audio shows, and the fraudulent methodology ("medicine") that was used. One of his friends, Ken O' Neal (Kenneth W. O'Neal, M.D.), injected unfiltered and unpasteurized ocean water ("Quinton plasma") directly into peoples' veins as a supplement -- with death being the usual result. That monster was permanently banned from practicing medicine, but his business got new life at Ben's Utopia Silver Supplements. Ben was actually sending his people to a guy who killed 3 people in a row. The new sham was "mineral analysis" (diagnosis and treatments) using hair samples, which too is rather iffy 'science'. We are willing to bet that this "doctor" recommends Ben's silica "supplements" -- since silica is an essential nutrient, after all -- and Ben's orally-consumed copper too. It took us about 15 seconds to uncover the guy's murderous history ( with a search engine, so Ben must have known. After all, he was promoting the guy as his verified medical expert. Anyway, Ben's correspondence with us became short and infrequent after we reported about it.

8. Our own experimentation with Ben's silver has shown that his uniquely, purple-brown product was excellent for external use, whether it was used for making eye drops or eliminating burns. We're just not sure what it is, because it is not exactly colloidal silver. In the very least, we have concluded that his "colloidal silver" is so extremely large particle that it cannot be truthfully called colloidal. If the formulation is purely silver and water, then it is obvious that Ben takes extreme short cuts in the process (like using high voltages or heating it). He refused to talk about what his manufacturing process is, so it is entirely proprietary, which means there is a good chance that it is not colloidal silver. There is only one way to make proper colloidal silver, and everybody who has taken the time to learn already knows it. So if his process is different, then the product cannot be colloidal silver. The result of his process does not even resemble colloidal silver, and we have seen significantly better results internally with true colloidal silver. (Hint: It's yellow.) In other words, you may use Ben's "colloidal silver" at your own risk. Our experience with him convinces us that he is wholly untrustworthy, and therefore; we would never risk our family's health with anything that he sells again.

9. Enter Ben's 'friends' again, who seem to always be swarming him and looking for ways to take advantage of his supplement empire. We feel that the worst offender is a twit named Tony Isaacs. Some of you may recognize Tony from such infamous quackery promotions as the use of the (poisonous) oleander plant as a "cancer cure", which has been murderously used by the establishment as "chemotherapy", or from his lunatic recommendations at ''. Like many establishment doctors, Tony's failed "cure" for cancer consists of poisoning dying patients. His newest one comes from his Internet "radio show". It is so comical that we have to mention it in passing. Did you know that you can talk to your DNA and tell it to fix you? We didn't! We can hardly believe that Ben cannot see through this guy. It is our (legally unqualified) opinion that Tony Isaacs is a textbook sociopath, who will manipulate those around him to hurt themselves in ways which benefit him. He drove-by here several times to "educate" us about why our audience should be drinking iodine, because we were making his "medicine" look bad. His games did not work here, and it could be said that he got a very warm reception. In revenge, he boasted about his super-close friendship with Ben Taylor (whom he could easily manipulate, in other words), and that we should expect to never hear from Ben again -- as our punishment. We have not heard from Ben Taylor since. We concluded that they must truly deserve one another.

10. We do not know if the problem is that Ben is simply not the person that he used to be from when we first met him, or if he has merely allowed himself to be surrounded by trashy people, who dragged him down. Either way, it is our personal and professional opinion that his present lack of character means that he cannot be trusted overall; and subsequently, we officially recommend against doing business with him.

We realized early on that our work would lose us lots of friends. We also realized that we would have to choose between truth and popularity. We accept the consequences of our decision.
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Jimmie Miller
# Utopia SilverJimmie Miller 2014-03-03 12:58
Bless you guys for the important work you do here, there is so much information and misinformation out there that it is hard to figure out which is correct and what is safe and effective or not. Thank you for this info. I had looked into CS and was thinking of trying the Utopia Silver since I saw a lot of good reviews on it. Maybe I'll get supplies to make my own instead because I want to use it internally.
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Ok Francis
# Can't read full response?Ok Francis 2018-02-03 11:44
I really want to read what you have written here but as you can see it is offset typographically.
Could you please copy and paste and email this reply or article written?
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Sarah C. Corriher (H.W. Researcher)
# Technical errorSarah C. Corriher (H.W. Researcher) 2018-02-03 12:15
That display issue should be fixed now. For those unsure of what is going on, Thomas' above comment was impossible to read on mobile devices due to a formatting mistake, in which the text was partly off-screen.
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F. Ed Knutson
# Thank you.F. Ed Knutson 2018-10-19 17:24
I make my own CS and have been doing so since the 1990s.

Yellow is the color of my dear product upon completion.

I ran into a time in the early 2000s where I did buy premade CS from Utopia. It was always clear. That made me doubt mine was made correctly.

I use .9999 silver from CC Silver out of PHX, I am thinking this is very pure stuff.
I have the three nine-volts wired like your article shows with a led idiot light so I can see how my batteries are charged before I begin.

I use a ppm meter and can never get the same reading twice, so I go by time and color.

I clean my electrodes each time with a non-aluminum scrubber.

Thank you for enlightening me on the Utopia malarkey.

What do you think of Colloidal Gold?
I have made some in the past and it is supposedly good of mind clarity and arthritis.

If you can substantiate the use of Colloidal Gold, what voltage works best for that.
I've found that the 28 volts takes forever to make some.

Thank again,

F. Ed Knutson
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Randy Burns
# Your article on Ben TaylorRandy Burns 2018-11-15 15:10
I want to congratulate you on stepping forward to expose him and others. It takes courage and not many people will do this. The world needs more of the truth being told instead of hiding. Thanks from me and others. .. Randy
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Robin Talsma
# batteriesRobin Talsma 2013-09-04 09:05
Hello, My first batch of CS appeared to have gone well. The proper color etc. I used the same batteries with my second batch. I used the remaining water in the gallon jug of steam distilled water. I also left it on for 2 hours longer.

This time, there were a few fuzzies around the silver bars and the bars were not as discolored.

The water is clear, no yellow tint whatsoever. Does this mean it's not concentrated enough? Should I have used new batteries? How many times can the batteries be used when making two quarts of CS at a time?

I also used vodka for cleaning everything, inside the jars and the bars. Copper wire from the terminal of the batteries to the alligator clips holding the silver bars in the water. Silver bars only immerced half way to avoid contact with the alligator clips.

Thanks for your response!
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Thomas Corriher (Editor-in-Chief)
# Thomas Corriher (Editor-in-Chief) 2013-09-04 12:00
It is probably fine. We have had similar batches ourselves. I'd bet that if you put the colloidal silver into a clean glass container (like a coffee pot) and held it between yourself and an incandescent light, then you would see it looking silvery. Some of our batches remind us of mercury. We have also had a batch that tinted yellow a day later, and we can't explain that. We're dealing with some weird science here that nobody fully understands. We have noticed that it makes the surface of the water super reflective from the underside, so that a 45 degree laser that is pointing up will be completely reflected down. It should taste slightly metallic. You can always try the freezing test to make sure it has silver particles, but the fuzzy stuff that formed around the bars should already tell you that. During the electrolysis process, what is really happening is that one of the silver bars is trying to electroplate the other one. Some of the particles don't make it, and end up being infused in the water. In some of out batches, we have seen the silver bars actually build a bridge between them of silver particles. The results will be better if there is stirring, and the particles are periodically wiped away with a wooden spoon.
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Diahann Moyler
# Is it expensive?Diahann Moyler 2013-09-05 12:54
I am interested in making colloidal silver but I am a little apprehensive about my ability to do it correctly. How much does a bar of silver cost and from where would I get it? Is there any way you guys can make and sell the colloidal silver like you do the lotion? I would definitely purchase some. Can you provide a picture of the how the set up should be? I am a visual learner. Thanks so much for the information provided.
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Diana Kavanagh
# Ready made Colloidal SilverDiana Kavanagh 2018-12-06 02:29
Quoting Diahann Moyler:
I am interested in making colloidal silver but I am a little apprehensive about my ability to do it correctly. How much does a bar of silver cost and from where would I get it? Is there any way you guys can make and sell the colloidal silver like you do the lotion? I would definitely purchase some. Can you provide a picture of the how the set up should be? I am a visual learner. Thanks so much for the information provided.

Hi Diahann,
Google "Purevon - Silver in a Bottle" Brian Humphrys.
The people on this site say Purevon is the only "Ready made" Colloidal Silver, that they recommend, because it is made properly, and with the correct ingredients - 99.9% pure silver, and with pure "distilled water".
Good luck.
Diana Kavanagh. (Aust)
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Norman Smith
# Norman Smith 2013-09-10 17:23
Thanks for a very informative article. I have already made up a gallon of CS for my immediate family and have passed the info along to my extended family. I used 999 silver bars purchased off ebay. Two each one troy ounce bars cost $65 with free shipping. I just made certain that the seller had a high rating from buyers. I did 2 quarts at a time and used 3 nine volt batteries, running each batch for 4 hours. I tested the batteries after the last batch and the reading for each was still over 9 volts. So the batteries deplete very little and should last for several batches. Investing in a voltmeter would be useful for those wondering how much voltage is left in the batteries. They can be found for as little as $10.

My wife easily gets pneumonia and really suffers when she has to take a course of antibiotics. The side effects are terrible. I have her primed to take the CS at the first sign of a cold and hopefully this will eliminate many future problems. Time will tell.

Thanks again for the wonderful information.
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Paul Rodrigues
# Paul Rodrigues 2013-09-18 21:21

I was wondering if it is worth buying a silver generator like silver edge ..
They say it makes the silver particles smaller and easier absorbed..
I"m on my way to make my own silver with the bars like you mentioned..
Are these generators in your opinion worth the over $200 investment?


Great site by the way..
Honest and true..
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Hermann Mittelholzer
# Re: Thinking about buying a silver generatorHermann Mittelholzer 2013-10-07 10:09
If you are thinking about buying a silver generator I would suggest that there is a much cheaper option that is just as good, if not better.

When I was making my own investigations I found units starting at about $150 up to about $375, and some of the lower priced generators required that you purchase extra batteries, in addition to the .999 silver wire needed to make the colloid.

My own solution was to source (which I did on eBay), a good quality variable DC power supply which goes from 0V to 30V. A good quality power supply will cost, including delivery, around $85 and will serve you just as well as a dedicated unit, for a fraction of the price. Hope this helps.
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Jim Morrison
# Jim Morrison 2013-11-17 11:17
Out this goes to lots of emails. GREAT article. I now see the fda [federal department of assassins] are a bunch of assissins for hire by the criminal drug companies, who have murdered millions of people. They did not "cause their deaths" - they murdered them.
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Craig Hilles
# Similar issue to Robin TalsmaCraig Hilles 2014-01-12 16:23
I had a similar experience to Robin Talsma. My first batch was a quart which I ran for about 2 hours, and it came out just like you said, slightly yellowish.

I ran a second batch with the same batteries and this one was completely clear. I went ahead and used it for a cold.

My third batch I ran for 2 1/2 hours (1 quart again), same batteries, and this one is VERY yellow. Do you think that one is safe to use or should I dump it? I could just take smaller doses.
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Arnold Beland
# Arnold Beland 2014-03-24 03:45
There are three main factors that will determine the quality of the colloidal silver that you make. The first is the water that you use. It must be distilled to a high degree of purity. You will need some way to check that the water you are using is pure enough. The distilled water that is sold in grocery stores in 1 gallon containers will generally be good enough. You will still need some way to check it. This can be done with a conductivity meter or by some method included in the design and function of whatever generator we use.
The second factor is the purity of the silver that we use. We want silver ions and preferably no other metals. We want to make a solution containing silver ions, as they are proven to be of great benefit. There are many other metals, however, that can do us great harm. We must take every precaution we can to avoid taking toxic metals into our bodies. This is why we use only 9999 silver wire and insist on a certificate of analysis showing the impurities that are present. In the case of the highest quality silver the largest impurity will be copper which is not bad in small amounts. This will be the case in silver that comes directly from silver ore that is refined directly. If you buy silver without an assay certificate it could contain scraps from manufacturing facilities that are alloying silver with any number of other metals. So it's not just a matter of it being 9999, but what is the nature of the other .01%. When you consider the fact that when we make colloidal silver the result is a liquid solution with silver in parts per million (PPM), it makes no sense to try to economize on this. If we consider making colloidal silver at a strength of 10 PPM for example, 1 ounce of silver wire could make theoretically 100,000 ounces or 1500 gallons of colloidal silver.
The third factor is the amount of time that we allow the process. Hydrogen will appear at the cathode (the negatively charged electrode, where electrons enter the water), and oxygen will appear at the anode (the positively charged electrode). Back in the days of the 3 9 V battery and coins we would wait until we saw a cloud of what we were told were pieces of silver forming in the water and stopping the process soon after that. In reality, the cloud was form by hydrogen and oxygen micro bubbles and meant that the process was in a runaway mode. Disconnecting the batteries at that point would, if you were lucky, get you perhaps a five PPM colloidal silver solution. It would not keep its strength for very long as the larger particles would quickly collide with and absorb the silver ions. A few of us promoted the use of current limiting to prevent the runaway condition. Some of us noted that the higher resistance we used the better results we obtained in both higher PPM and stability. Many of us, including yours truly, tried every conceivable method of stirring to allow the use of a higher current in order to speed up the process. All of my efforts in this direction failed. I could not get around the fact that for a given surface area of silver anode only a certain amount of current was allowed. There is a region surrounding the anode called the Nernst diffusion area. To put it simply, it is a region that will only allow a certain density of ion's to exist before they agglomerate into larger particles. So for those of you with your own setups for making colloidal silver, try reducing the current and allowing more time and let us know the results.
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G. Joseph Fondren
# G. Joseph Fondren 2014-06-11 08:29
Found this article on Because of a minor heart problem I've seen several doctors from Colorado to Alabama in the past year and expressed to each of them my distrust of Big Pharma, and gave them my opinion that two many doctors see every health problem as a "-)rug deficiency." I know well of one doctors' office that has forty employees that get fed lunch by various drug reps almost every day. How do the drug reps figure this is cost effective for them? Wink, wink.

I'm not completely new to colloidal silver though never having used it. Your info really impressed me. The expected "hard close" to buy something never came, and then you even went so far as to tell me in great detail how to make my own. Good job! I'll be encouraging my whole extended family to read it.

There are some reasons your info really got my attention other than the obvious health benefits. I own a closed down silver mine with hundreds of tons of ore on top of the ground. I have a spring that has been professionally checked and rated "very good water." I have a government surplus 5 gallon still and have solar panels and a bank of 12v batteries that, as you know, can also be 24, 36, or 48 volt depending on how they are connected. Am I wrong to see this as a potential income or barter situation after the collapse? At this point it seems the biggest obstacle would be turning the ore into silver pure enough to be safe.

I have about 30, one-quart glass, Jim Beam bottles with handles and plastic caps. Would these be suitable for storage? Since I have the wherewithal to make moonshine, would that be suitable for cleaning in lieu of vodka? Would I need to use potatoes as a base for the moonshine? Would 24 volts from two 12v batteries be OK for the electrolysis? Thanks for some fantastic info.
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Dean Striker
# Colloidal Silver works for meDean Striker 2014-07-05 08:43
I learned first of CS about 10 years ago. I had just pulled in on a relocation after a long tow. Had an awful swelling on the right side of my face. I figured I would be heading to an emergency room!

New neighbor stopped by to intro and noticed my plight. He immediately went home and came back with CS and told me what it was and how to use it.

Three days later it was totally gone!

I'm now making my own CS, use it only when afflicted with something, and it works!
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Linda Slasberg
# Colloidal silverLinda Slasberg 2018-11-24 12:14
Dean, I was wondering if you know where your neighbor got his CS from. I am a senior and don't want to go to the expense and trouble of making my own. However I want to buy the real thing so if you have any info on that I would be very grateful to receive it.
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Diana Kavanagh
# Ready made Colloidal SilverDiana Kavanagh 2018-12-06 02:19
Quoting Linda Slasberg:
Dean, I was wondering if you know where your neighbor got his CS from. I am a senior and don't want to go to the expense and trouble of making my own. However I want to buy the real thing so if you have any info on that I would be very grateful to receive it.

Colloidal Silver from Purevon by Brian Humphrys.
Google "Colloidal Silver - Purevon", or Brian Humphrys, and something should come up.
These people on here say, Purevon - "Silver in a Bottle", (as it is marketed as) is the only ready made Colloidal Silver that they recommend.
I'm going to give it a go, along with a couple of other silver products from Purevon.
Good luck.
Diana Kavanagh. (Aust)
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Laurier Belanger
# Colloidal GoldLaurier Belanger 2014-07-13 08:36
Very interesting report on Colloidal Silver. Been producing Colloidal Silver
for years. Now I see how the rods may come from China and be contaminated…….like most products that come from China.

I was wondering if anyone has information on Colloidal Gold and how to make it. Can I use the same copper wires and power source as used for the Colloidal Silver production?
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dean rich
# dean rich 2014-08-12 11:27
is taking C S thru a nebulizer a great benifit to you can some one shed some light please tyvm d
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Michael Johnson
# Quick calculation:Michael Johnson 2014-09-11 10:58
I found 5-gram silver bullion bars online. By the dimension of them, I figure that one can realistically use about 3 grams of each making colloidal silver. At 20ppm, it appears that 3 grams would make about 40 gallons. Double that to 80 gallons for two 5-gram bars. Does that sound about right?
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Christine Frost
# 2 bars?Christine Frost 2014-09-20 22:34
Please forgive me if I overlooked the answer to this questions within the article. You write bars plural, so I'm assuming 2 are needed?
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Sarah C. Corriher (H.W. Researcher)
# Sarah C. Corriher (H.W. Researcher) 2014-09-28 13:07
Don't ever be afraid to ask. Two bars are needed to make colloidal silver. One bar would be connected to the positive wire, and the other to the negative wire.
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Edward Robinson
# Silver Sol Technology?Edward Robinson 2014-10-09 08:55
Hello, I love how informative this article is and I wanted to know your take on Silver Sol technology producing nano silver and if it is effective or not. The claims are that a method was patented and I'd backed by clinical trials?
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Thomas Corriher (Editor-in-Chief)
# Thomas Corriher (Editor-in-Chief) 2014-10-11 10:13
The quick answer is that I think the signs indicate that they are an unscrupulous company. The warning signs that were cited in the article are present, since the company is supposedly producing a "silver solution" that is better than real colloidal silver, and it is so special that it is not really colloidal silver. Colloidal silver was so Twentieth Century, after all.

Let me break it down. They call it the "silver solution" because this phrase has no real meaning or regulatory value. There is no such ingredient as "solution", so the product can contain whatever they want, or nothing at all. I'm speculatively leaning more toward the latter. So the main ingredient could be chicken blood, and there would be nothing that anyone could do about it. By calling their product the "solution", there is an inherent dishonesty from the get-go, on the very front of the label, in a type of legal maneuvering and an avoidance of honest disclosure. What exactly is the product, and shouldn't they be proud to tell us everything about it? Was the "10 ppm" thing even tested, how, and by whom? It's not like there is a trade secret issue with the ingredients or the manufacturing process, because they boast that it is already patented, and therefore their formulation and process should have full legal protection against competition. They were being honest about that patent thing, right?

About that patent thing. In actuality, a patent does not mean anything remarkable, but sleazy marketers have trained us to falsely see the existence of patents as something indicating a special quality. I literally could patent the way that I floss my teeth, if I were willing to pay the required fees. That has probably been done. Judging by what else is on the labeling, I'm not going to assume that they have been honest about having a valid patent claim. I'm not going to bother looking, frankly. Whenever I see or hear the phrase "patented...", I mentally translate it into "we're so full of...". You should do the same.

I'm betting that the "clinical trials" do not exist, and I noticed that there is no further information about the trials. You really should bet with me on this one. For the sake of discussion, let's pretend there really were some clinical trials. What exactly was the methodology, who was doing the testing, and what was being testing for exactly? Do you believe that maybe the F.D.A. handed over thousands of sick patients for an official trial? I have a few doubts about that. If they did indeed have a huge and valid clinical trial about their product, then would we not expect for them to have the details proudly posted everywhere instead of hidden? Why do they seem to be so afraid of their own scientifically-proven results? I'd certainly love to evaluate the data personally -- that is, if it exists. From my own testing, this company registers 95% on my B.S. meter.

Beware of this company's supplements, for I also noticed the following text on the label of one of its products, "Manufactured for SILVER SOLUTION USA, LLC". This means some other unnamed group provided the supplements and maybe a dozen other companies provided the ingredients. It screams the overwhelming probability of "no accountability" and "China" at the same time. Of course, if you are interested in supplementing with lead, antifreeze, and cadmium, then the origins might not be of concern for you. The type of testing that we should be seeking is a toxicology screen.

Finally, the company has some of the more obvious, flat-out frauds, like spirulina and "digestive enzymes". I'm not making a joke when I write that they claim the spirulina will reduce allergies. That's like how the establishment once claimed that Heroin cured drug addictions. Maybe the business plan is to make the customers sicker with the spirulina and "digestive enzymes", so that the silver products sell much better. I would so not be surprised.
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Edward Robinson
# Edward Robinson 2014-10-11 17:59
Thanks a lot for the reply! Ever since I learned about colloidal silver I have been sent in multiple directions....this silver is better than this silver that really is very confusing for a new consumer to make an educated purchase, my friend just ordered some Sovereign Silver and that one claims to be the #1 selling silver so you can understand my uncertainty....I think I'll try my luck making my own silver by following the article instructions....thanks again
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Mr Ralph F Stone
# CS & Hep-CMr Ralph F Stone 2014-10-22 15:01
Greetings...I just ran across this site today. The article above has to be one of the best I've ever read. The 'big sell' never came, and I was truly impressed. I've been familiar with CS for years but have never made it. (Never bought it either)!! Far too expensive. My chiropractor / brother in law showed me how to make it 10+ yrs. ago, and the silver, batteries, etc, never added up to robbery. Now then, if no virus can stand up to CS, this must include Hep-C as well, right? I've had the virus since 1993, but have never taken any treatment for it. And I won't. Not pharma treatment. My enzymes are within safe range, but I'd still like to eradicate the virus.
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Thomas Corriher (Editor-in-Chief)
# Thomas Corriher (Editor-in-Chief) 2014-10-22 15:15
We have a report about hepatitis too. Just use the search box at the top-right of every page. Welcome to H.W.
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Mr Ralph F Stone
# Mr Ralph F Stone 2014-10-23 09:49
Thank you & thank you. ;-)
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Diana Kavanagh
# Ready made Colloidal Silver.Diana Kavanagh 2018-12-06 03:02
Quoting Mr Ralph F Stone:
Greetings...I just ran across this site today. The article above has to be one of the best I've ever read. The 'big sell' never came, and I was truly impressed. I've been familiar with CS for years but have never made it. (Never bought it either)!! Far too expensive. My chiropractor / brother in law showed me how to make it 10+ yrs. ago, and the silver, batteries, etc, never added up to robbery. Now then, if no virus can stand up to CS, this must include Hep-C as well, right? I've had the virus since 1993, but have never taken any treatment for it. And I won't. Not pharma treatment. My enzymes are within safe range, but I'd still like to eradicate the virus.

Hi Ralph,
Try "Silver in a Bottle" from Purevon, owner Brian Humphrys.
The people on this site say Purevon's "Silver in a Bottle" is the only
ready made Colloidal Silver that they recommend, so I would try it out.
It's only $22.49 US dollars I presume.
Google it and have a look. I think it's worth a look at least.
Good luck.
Diana Kavanagh. (Aust)
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Nancy Johnston
# Dark Yellow ResultsNancy Johnston 2015-01-18 06:05
After reading your article I decided to make some colloidal silver myself. I've made two batches so far but both have turned much darker than pale yellow. I used silver bullion and a glass pot, alligator clips to hold the bullion but I bought them with the battery connectors already attached and the wire may not be copper, I can't tell as it's covered in red and black plastic but I am assuming it's not. Is using copper wire absolutely essential? Making 1 quart at a time and both times it's only taken just over two hours, am I letting it go too long and that's why the colour is coming off as dark yellow or is the wires (which do not touch the water ever). I'm hoping for a response as I have consumed some and am worried now. Thanks! PS - love your website!
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Jim Brooks
# Jim Brooks 2015-02-13 12:51
Thanks for all the info on the colloidal silver.
I have everything I need to make colloidal silver and have had it now for a couple of weeks.

My frustration is, I cannot find an adapter that puts out the suggested 30Volts DC with 3 amps or one in the 26 volt range even. I live in a fairly large city and have made numerous calls to every electronics store and computer store in the area and have not come up with this part. Radio Shack does not have either. Can you guys please direct me to where I mind find this...very anxious to start brewing some CS.
Thanks much!
PS just joined the site today and can't wait to read all the goodies inside.
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Craig Hilles
# adaptorCraig Hilles 2016-05-14 18:25
It's probably too late for you since your message is a year old, but in case it helps anyone else, why don't you just use 3 9-vold batteries? You connect them together in a triangle (just attach each battery to the other, negative to positive. it ends up looking like a triangle).

I have a multi-meter and it comes out to almost exactly 28 volts DC which is what you want. Then just get wires with alligator clips on each end, and attach the batteries to your silver bars. (Just make sure the alligator clips don't touch the water!)

By the time you get tired of buying 9-volt batteries (I'm getting pretty close), you can find a power supply on Ebay that will work. Just start out with 9 volt batteries to make sure this is something you are really going to keep up doing.
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Angela Perkins
# Questions on Making thisAngela Perkins 2015-05-07 11:54
There's hasn't been any posts to this article in a while, but I really need some help. . . I've made two batches using the directions but there's a white substance that goes between the two silver bars. Please, can someone give some input as to what I may be doing wrong?

Thank you-
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Thomas Corriher (Editor-in-Chief)
# Thomas Corriher (Editor-in-Chief) 2015-05-07 16:23
Are you sure that it is white? Silver particles tend to accumulate between the silver bars to make a bridge if the bars are touching the container. The bridge should be a gray color to a silvery color. Such bridges should be periodically broken to minimize electrical shorting. We recommend scraping it with a wooden spoon periodically. There is a contamination problem if you are getting white residue anywhere. If you are not following our recommendations religiously, then you are begging for trouble. The best (most pure) distilled water that we have found is Walmart's "Great Value" brand.
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Linda Slasberg
# Colloidal silverLinda Slasberg 2018-11-24 12:20
Dear Sir, this was such an interesting article, thank you.
I am a senior lady and do not want to go to the expense and trouble of making my own CS. I wondered if there was anywhere at all you would recommend my buying some. I would be grateful for the info.
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Sarah C. Corriher (H.W. Researcher)
# RE: Colloidal silverSarah C. Corriher (H.W. Researcher) 2018-11-24 19:27
We recommend colloidal silver from Purevon at
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Darryl Sinclair
# Wow!Darryl Sinclair 2015-06-11 02:01
Greetings :-)

I make Colloidal Silver at home and have for several years. I have watched probably, every video on the subject on YouTube and have seen some pretty bizarre things and claims...

In all of my research, I have not come across a better article on the subject, than this one... It covers everything... Even sourcing the silver... I buy mine from the Bank as it's 99.999% pure...

I can attest to the lack of accuracy of the little PPM Testers... I have often placed mine into the solution and got a different reading each time... The only thing I use it for, now, is to test my Distilled water... Usually it's 0.00% but occasionally, it will register 5 - 10 PPM impurities... I can live with that as I don't sell the stuff... It's for me only...

Anyway, Great writeup :-) Thanks
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Carlos Dasilva
# AgingCarlos Dasilva 2015-08-02 18:13
I find that the color changes dramatically to a light to medium honey color tone overnight or after few hours (the color starts off silvery), making the original strength hard to gauge. After that the color does not change.

After my first (2hr.) try,overnight the color turned to a medium honey color -for a quart of water. If I leave the 1 ounce bullion any more than 1 inch apart (1 quart glass jar) the solution will hardly ever produce “smoke” if any.

I first tried fixing the bullion to the 2” mouth of a mason jar, I did this after I saw a youtube video. This method produced so little reaction that I think it would’ve taken 5 hours to produce anything, The youtuber used higher voltages though.

So is everything ok that it changes to a light to medium honey color after a few hours from the initial state?
Steam distilled water - store bought
3 9v batteries
1 quart mason jar
2X 1 (not troy) ounce .999 silver bullion
approximately (no more than) 1 inch between bullion.
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Thomas Corriher (Editor-in-Chief)
# Thomas Corriher (Editor-in-Chief) 2015-08-08 07:05
It's probably fine. Although, what you describe would be especially strong. You could probably dilute it to 50%, and still have very potent colloidal silver. It's just a guess from what I am visualizing.
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Michael Koh
# making genuine colloidal silverMichael Koh 2015-09-11 20:28
Picture tells thousand words but a video tells million words. Can you not show us in detail how it is done rather than explaining it to us in text?

I would really like to make this and do it properly so that I don't harm myself and my family or make something subtherapeutic.


Michael Koh
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Sarah C. Corriher (H.W. Researcher)
# RE: making genuine colloidal silverSarah C. Corriher (H.W. Researcher) 2015-09-12 19:09
Your wish is our command. We have made a video about making colloidal silver at home, and it should be published tomorrow. Sign up for our mailing list to get a notification as soon as it is released, or conversely you can look us up on YouTube tomorrow, or look for an update on this article.

We have been working on the video for two months, and we are proud of it. It is extremely thorough. It has everything you would ever need to know about making colloidal silver, including the things that you don't know that you need to know.

You have very good timing, Sir. The movie is being uploaded as I write this.

Update: You may watch the video now:
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Mr Ralph F Stone
# The Vid & ArticleMr Ralph F Stone 2015-09-24 20:34
This is just truly the very best information on colloidal silver I've researched thus far. I first learned to make it in 2002 using 3 9v batteries. I think using a power supply unit is the best for consistent quality product. You people amaze me. Thank you. (I'll be purchasing the book shortly).
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Emily Epstein
# Making CSEmily Epstein 2015-10-05 21:47
Thanks for the video.

We made colloidal silver and according to the video, ours is the same color as the jar labeled "large particle, too strong, possibly impure." It is a dark yellow about 3 days after producing.
We used 2 (1 oz.) bars of silver from a us mint certified dealer, an inch apart. Silver was cleaned with vinegar and salt, then vodka. We used a distilled water from our home water distiller. There was a lot of black in the water at the end. We filtered through a coffee filter and have kept covered.
We let it run in about a gallon of water for about 12-13 hours at 30 volts. My husband said there was a lot of silver formations before stirring. The silver bars were clearly utilized; one looks half as thin. (did not switch polarities during process).
Either the water was impure or we left it running too long, but it was probably a combination.
Just wanted to share our experience and we will be attempting again.
Our question: Can we dilute our the "large particle, too strong, possibly impure," dark yellow batch with store bought distilled water to attain color shown in your video for ideal CS?
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Thomas Corriher (Editor-in-Chief)
# Thomas Corriher (Editor-in-Chief) 2015-10-07 02:49
Yes. You have our official permission to disregard our safety advice and drink that tainted solution to your heart's desires. Good luck with that.
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Mihaela Stiso
# Where to buy the silver bars?Mihaela Stiso 2015-10-06 11:49
Thank you very much for the video(and all other information) , it is a life saver ( literally). I have very hard time finding a bank that would sell the silver bars. Can someone guide me in the good direction as I do not want to buy them online because of the so many fakes out there.

Best wishes,
Mihaela Stiso
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Thomas Corriher (Editor-in-Chief)
# Thomas Corriher (Editor-in-Chief) 2015-10-07 02:42
We have been getting some reports like this from frustrated shoppers. Our recommendation is to order from a company known as JM Bullion ( The company formerly produced the famous "Engelhard bullion", which was the standard of bullion purity for decades. It was featured in our video just to make everyone jealous! While there have been a few changes in the company since those glory days, we nevertheless have not found any indication that they have lowered their standards. The short story is that we would trust them, and we literally do in the making of our own colloidal silver. We normally do not buy silver online, of course, but we would feel safe if it came from them.
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Mihaela Stiso
# Mihaela Stiso 2015-10-07 10:39
I appreciate your answer so much. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
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Mihaela Stiso
# Making a hole in the silver bars!Mihaela Stiso 2015-10-08 13:58
Hi Thomas/Sarah ,
I am sorry for bugging you again (better bug you then do something wrong, right?)i watched the video a few times , i did not see how i am gonna make the holes in the bullion bars. Is there a tool or what do i use to do that ?
Thank you again

Mihaela Stiso
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Sarah C. Corriher (H.W. Researcher)
# Sarah C. Corriher (H.W. Researcher) 2015-10-14 10:45
Simply use a drill with a tiny drill bit to make the holes at the top of the silver bars.
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Mihaela Stiso
# something is offMihaela Stiso 2015-10-19 12:33
I did my best to make the colloidal silver but somewhere i did something wrong. Please advise me. I purchased a little bottle of colloidal silver from Brian to prime my own colloidal silver with. I have the bullion bars from the website you recommended , i fallowed everything that Sarah and Thomas shows in the video ,i cleaned the silver bars with vinegar and salt , then vodka , then distilled water from walmart(the great value) , i measured the voltage (was 30), i left it for 4 hours switching the alligator clips every hour or so , i stir the solution with a wooden spoon. The only thing i didn't do is not wearing gloves (i didnt have any on hand) but i did wash my hands with soap, vodka then rinsed with the distilled water. My colloidal silver had some black particles and the color is pretty dark, as you show in the video (the 3rd jar you showing). It was a light gray when i finished it but the next day turned dark. i even made a second batch but came out the same. I used a 6 cups glass jar (about 1.5 Quarts) So what can i do at this point ? Is there a way to test the purity of the water ? I don't know what i did wrong ? Please help !

Thank you
Mihaela Stiso
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Llyana Abbott
# AmountLlyana Abbott 2015-10-21 21:37
I have been using your method and taking the silver, and so far so good. But the article said to start off with about two tablespoons, then increase. I have been increasing but now I'm worried; how much is too much? Is there a max dose? For example, if I'm taking about a cup do I really need more than that? Maybe I overlooked it somewhere. Thank you.
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Thomas Corriher (Editor-in-Chief)
# RE: AmountThomas Corriher (Editor-in-Chief) 2016-02-20 16:53
We cannot give you official dosages because there are no 'official' dosages anymore. The information from the early Twentieth Century, from when silver was used as a general-purpose antibiotic by mainstream medicine, was literally burned. I can tell you that the biggest risk of using too much colloidal silver is anemia, because the silver will bind with iron in the blood to both neutralize the iron, and cause the body to excrete too much iron. Iron supplements or a healthy diet will fix this, but it can take weeks before the formerly anemic person has regained his full energy. Of course, this is rarely noticed, since sick people already have low energy.
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Benoit Deschamps
# Coilloidal silver and salt - Silver ChlorateBenoit Deschamps 2016-01-21 18:33
Great article! Really the best info I've found for making our own CS!
I've followed meticulously what you told in the youtube video and successfully made my own colloidal silver. It was slightly grey then turned pale yellow. It took about 15 hours for about 1 gallon of distilled water @ 30Vdc.

One thing I have an interrogation about is using salt on the silver bars for cleaning them.
Does salt combine with silver ion particules to form Silver Chlorate?
I've read somewhere that if you want to test CS, we can add some salt to it. If it generate white smoke in the CS, then the CS is more Ionic silver than colloidal.

How much of this is true?

When I put salt in my CS, it generates a white smoke, until all the liquid is slightly whiter but still not opaque.

Looking for your advice and experience. Thanks.
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Mihaela Stiso
# Giving another tryMihaela Stiso 2016-02-12 07:54
Hi Sarah and Thomas,
I have been buying the silver from Purevon but i use quite a lot and i hate for my silver bars and power adapter to just sit there not used so i will give it another try or two:) (twice came out not good :( ). When i was getting the copper wire out to clean the silver bars i noticed that the wire got blackish where was twisted. Does this have anything to do with my very dark and contaminated colloidal something else?
Thank you
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Thomas Corriher (Editor-in-Chief)
# RE: Giving another tryThomas Corriher (Editor-in-Chief) 2016-02-20 16:37
Almost certainly. If the wire is changing colors, then you have something chemical going on. Electricity alone will not change the color of copper wire.
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Craig Hilles
# testimonial and problemCraig Hilles 2016-05-14 18:16
First, testimonial. At work, every year I would get sick at least 4 or 5 days a year. I'm a big baby so even if I get a bad cold I just stay home instead of forcing myself to go to work and "tough it out".

Since I found your site in 2013, I have been using colloidal silver, making it on my own pretty much exactly as you describe. I had my boss check with HR, and I haven't had a sick day since 2013. Not a coincidence I think!

So I want to thank you for being the site that was convincing enough to get me started on colloidal silver!

NEXT: the problem. For the first time, it seems my jar of colloidal silver got contaminated with bacteria or other pathogen. It had that smell I know from making water to look at under the microscope. And kind of some stuff floating on top. Maybe 1-celled organism pathogens rather than bacteria.

So anyway I filtered it with a coffee filter, boiled it, and filtered it again, and it's fine now (still yellow).

But I wonder what my mistake was. Here's what I'm thinking: (1.) I didn't filter this one, I was lazy and just let the big parts drop to the bottom. (2) I was using distilled water, which I made myself using a water distiller and stored it in blue glass Skyy vodka bottles (which were cleaned extensively of course). But maybe that distilled water sitting in that jar for a long time was contaminated to start with...

Anyway, just wondered what your thoughts were on that. And thanks again for creating my "go-to" health site!
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Diahann Moyler
# Silver in a bottleDiahann Moyler 2016-07-27 08:40
Thanks to the high heavens that now I just have to buy the Silver in a Bottle Colloidal silver. I have all of the ingredients to make my own but it seemed too complicated to me. Science phobia, I guess. Anyway, problem solved!
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Jared Smith
# Thank you!Jared Smith 2016-08-21 16:24
Just want to say thank you for what you are doing. It is amazing but true that just a person or few can really change the world and I believe you are doing just that.

I am an avid researcher myself and after coming across silver and doing much research eventually came across your tutorial on youtube on how to make colloidal silver. Your tutorial is as good as any tutorial I have ever seen and the information seems the most accurate I have found. I have followed the tutorial precisely and made my first quart batch which came out a beautiful gold color at 17ppm. I then realized that I could possibly do 2 batches at once using the same power supply and was pleased to see that it indeed worked perfectly. I now have two 1 gallon jars going simultaneously.

I have already witnessed many benefits from using silver over the span of a couple weeks.

Thanks again. Keep up the incredible work.

Maybe something you can use. I recently starting using lime juice as a deodorant. It is working great to combat the stink while allowing sweat. I simply mix about 3/4 lime juice to 1/4 CS and put it into a bottle with a roller applicator. The lime juice appears to work fine without the CS but why not add some CS as well when it is nearly free lol.
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Scott Reuschling
# Cloudy CS SolutionScott Reuschling 2017-10-29 17:04
Hi Sarah & Thomas,

I love the video - it couldn't be more exacting and concise. But I do have a question and that concerns a cloudy colloidal silver solution.

I followed the video to the letter - minus the gloves, I used a plastic bag over my hand while I was rinsing the bars - and I even purchased you JameCo power converter referenced in the video, yet I am seeing a cloudy solution and I could not find a reference in the article or the video.

I am currently making it as I am writing to you. I am just 2 hours into it; within the first 10-15 minutes, I was seeing the "smoke" coming off one of the bars and thought that all was going well. I came back about 30 minutes later - 45 minutes after the start - and the water had turned to a whitish, cloudy solution that you couldn't see through to the back of the 40oz. glass jar that I'm using.

I went head and swapped the the clips and stirred at the 1hr. point and walked away. I thought that, given some time, that the water might clear-up. When I went in at the 2hr. mark, the water had become even cloudier and more opaque and had gone to a silvery-grayish color (or would that be silvery-greyish color. :-) I stirred and switched the clips again and then decided to contact you. Is this an alternate, "normal" reaction? Could this be cleared by running the final product through an unbleached coffee filter?

Anyway, I will keep watching the jar, and in the meantime, start looking for your response.

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Sarah C. Corriher (H.W. Researcher)
# RE: Cloudy CS SolutionSarah C. Corriher (H.W. Researcher) 2017-10-30 08:05
When the water turns white, it's a strong indicator that there is chlorine in the water. It's possible that it's another impurity, but chlorine would be our guess. If you purchased "distilled water", then we would suggest trying another brand. Do not purchase spring water, because it contains chlorine in the form of salt (sodium chloride). Of course, adding salt to the solution directly can also cause this to happen by introducing chlorine.
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Scott Reuschling
# Cloudy CS SolutionScott Reuschling 2017-10-30 19:48
Thanks Sarah. I used the Walmart water, now branded PARENTS CHOICE Infant Water - also steamed distilled. We had been using The GREAT VALUE Distilled Water for a number of years but a few years ago, when we couldn't find the GREAT VALUE distilled water, we started to use the replacement, The PARENTS CHOICE Infant Water which used the same purple color on the label as the GV. Perhaps it's not as pure as the its predecessor... ?

Also, I used 16 gauge solid copper wires between the clips and the bars and my meter was showing 30v during the process.

I do have an update. I "charged" the water for a total of 4 hours, then let it sit overnight. When I checked it this morning, the water was clear with a slight yellowish tint to it. That looked promising as the yellow is the desired color. Upon further inspection, there was about 1/8" layer of grayish sediment at the bottom. I put a red laser through the jar and could see the particles reflecting in the water. Do you have further thoughts?
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Michael McCoy
# Making Genuine C.S.Michael McCoy 2018-01-29 05:40
Greetings, After viewing your tutorial I am attempting to produce the perfect batch of CS... Needless to say, I've encountered an issue and am not sure if it is a result of Impurities or a lack of understanding and it relates to the formula or process... For instance, while attempting to produce my first gal I, after following the precautions and using a 30 V DC generator, began to notice after about 5 hours, that the solution took on a rich silvery appearance and that there were minimal particulates at the bottom of the jar. I had calculated that the optimum PPM for a gal would take no less than 20 hr's... I continued on, swapping the leads & stirring the solution.. at about the sixth hour I noticed that the film coming from the Engelhard 1 Oz bar was a hazy light reddish brown as opposed to the light gray that it had been previously.... It changed the color of the solution to a dark silvery color with a hint of brown....Now, If I compare my partial result to your actual result, I can only conclude that one, if not both of the bars are corrupted... Both of which I purchased from a so-called reputable dealer... APMEX... Also, the Great Value distilled water table states that it has been processed by means of, Reverse Osmosis, Steam Distillation, Ozonization... The claim that it has been "Steam Distilled" prompted my purchase.... As it relates to the formula as a possible wrinkle. Is it possible that I had the calculation wrong and somehow over did the process? Or is this just a case of impurities?

Thanks Guys for the great info & for caring enough to put it out there.
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Thomas Corriher (Editor-in-Chief)
# Re: Making Genuine C.S.Thomas Corriher (Editor-in-Chief) 2018-02-05 16:16
There should never be a red or brown coating on the bars, except for the mild discolorations that one normally gets with tarnished silver. There should never be smokey/hazy red anything in the solution. The oxidized silver that is under the water mostly goes to black on the bars with various shades of gray beforehand. I would be very concerned that something is reacting with the silver, other than just water. If it were me, I'd throw everything away, including the container. It's your health and your choice.
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Shane Bowersox
# Switching polarityShane Bowersox 2018-04-30 15:56
How often do you recommend switching the POS/neg wires? Is every hour too often?
I also primed my first batch of 2 quarts with 5 oz of Purevon's CS, going off of your 10 oz for a gallon. Problem is, it turned it a yellow tint right away. Was that too much? And should I still go by the 8 hrs for 2 quarts recommendation?
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Pete Cooper
# Rest & continue..Pete Cooper 2019-01-13 03:23
Just a question on starting the process from scratch with no priming... due to the long run time of 15hrs or so, is it possible to run it say for 5hrs, switch it off overnight & restart in the morning to continue the process? That way I can get some sleep & not have to check on "the baby" every hr to give it a stir :D Thanks for your help
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