Ultra Silver Colloidal Silver is a new type of colloidal silver made with a completely new process. While the process is patentable, the decision has been made to keep the process proprietary rather than file a patent and reveal the details of the process. The equipment to make Ultra Silver Colloidal Silver is very expensive and complex. The resulting product is a revolutionary new colloid.
Other colloidal silver products actually consist of mostly ionic silver and have a low percentage of silver particles which range in size from 10-500 nanometers and more. Ultra Silver Colloidal Silver is 100% colloidal silver and not ionic in any way. It contains extremely small particles which on average are 35.2 nanometers. This small particle size, combined with a high concentration of particles results in a vastly larger surface area of silver for a given concentration. To see this relationship expressed graphically, go here. For a more complete explanation of the importance of particle size and value of particles vs. ions, see our Science page.
Ionic based silver solutions are sometimes referred to as Colloidal Silver, but they are not true colloidal silver. Ionic based silver is actually missing an electron in the outer shell.
Commercially available colloidal silver products typically have a silver concentration in the range of 3-50 parts per million (PPM). In many instances, the higher concentration products consist almost entirely of ionic silver. Many contain particles so large they must add gelatin to the solution to keep the particles from falling to the bottom. The products that add gelatin are typically called 'silver protein' or 'mild silver protein'.
As measured by a Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (FAAS), Ultra Silver Colloidal Silver has approximately 500 – 10,000 PPM of silver. PPM is also properly expressed as mg/liter.
The process which produces Ultra Silver Colloidal Silver produces a high concentration of ultra small particles. This high concentration results in a brown color which is the indicative color of our product. It is your guarantee that you have the most potent colloidal silver available.
Ultra Silver Colloidal Silver is tasteless. It can be taken directly from the bottle. Ultra Silver Colloidal Silver can be rightfully called a concentrate, relative to other colloidal silver products. Its power is unequaled by a wide margin. To see a comparison of power of various products, go here.
In summary, Ultra Silver Colloidal Silver is on the cutting edge of the science of colloidal silver and has power far beyond that of any other colloidal silver product. Furthermore, considering that it is a concentrate (recommended dose is 1 tsp/day), it is by far the most economical as well. A single 8 oz. bottle is worth several bottles of weaker products.