SILVER MYTHS: Silver Supplements Should Only Be Taken As Needed

SILVER MYTHS: Silver Supplements Should Only Be Taken As Needed

Typically people only think to take immune support products when they don’t feel well, but how often do we need immune support*?

It turns out that our body is constantly exposed to environmental challenges every day, so we should be giving our immune system support* every day. Silver is one of the tools we have in our toolbox for daily support*. However, other brands of colloidal silver tell you that you need to take breaks from usage of their products. Some will say not to use their product for more than 10 days, others may say to use no longer than two weeks. There are reasons why those other brands have to give these use instructions, including that their product is a high ppm form of silver that requires a break in usage to protect from silver toxicity and risk of argyria.

The body knows what to do with silver when it is ingested. When we eat certain foods such as wheat, mushrooms or milk products, and drink water from natural sources, such as spring water, we ingest silver from these sources1 and we excrete the silver we ingest. When we take a silver dietary supplement to support our immune health* the form of silver we take matters when it comes to the body’s efficient utilization of the silver. Recall that silver comes in two forms: bio-active and neutral. Bio-active silver is the useful form, and this usefulness is directly correlated to the particle size, meaning the smaller the particle, the lower the concentration you need for greater efficacy*. Larger particles render a lot of useless (neutral) silver.

When you take the right, bio-active, form of silver (low concentration with small particle size), once the silver is utilized by the body for its immune support* properties it is then bound and excreted, with the body ultimately removing it through the colon. This elimination process works safely* and efficiently*2. However, with the wrong or neutral form of silver (high concentration, large particles), much higher ppm concentrations are required to achieve comparable bioactivity, and there is a risk of bioaccumulation. Taking breaks is imperative with these forms of colloidal silver so that one does not exceed the maximum recommended oral daily limits defined by EPA and WHO. Of course, taking breaks also means that your body won’t benefit from the support that daily silver intake means for your immune system. So you miss out on that, too!

Sovereign Silver Bio-Active Silver Hydrosol™ is safe* enough to take every day! No breaks needed.**

How do we know?

Sovereign Silver is a unique form of silver dietary supplement called a Bio-Active Silver Hydrosol. It is a mixture of silver ions and the smallest silver nanoparticles achievable with just two ingredients, 99.999% pure silver and purified pharmaceutical-grade water. Sovereign Silver’s unique particle size and absolute purity create a greater than 98% bio-active silver dietary supplement that has no match in terms of safety* and effectiveness*.

Because Bio-Active Silver Hydrosol delivers greater that 98% bio-active silver to the body at a low 10ppm concentration, you can take it every day for immune support*. No breaks are needed because the body fully utilizes this unique form silver delivered in a low concentration that the body can easily process, bind and eliminate. In fact, with Bio-active Silver Hydrosol’s low 10ppm concentration, you can take 1 tsp of Sovereign Silver 7 times a day for 70 years and be well within the EPA’s established guidelines for oral silver ingestion.

EPA and WHO Guidelines on Silver Ingestion

Let’s look at the guidelines established by the Environmental Protection Agency and the World Health Organization for silver ingestion based on a 70 year study. The EPA and WHO determined that one can ingest 10 grams of silver over the course of 70 years, which establishes 350 micrograms (mcg) as the oral daily reference dose for safe levels of silver ingestion. And, when we do the math, 350 mcg = 1 tsp. of Sovereign Silver 7 times a day. †

EPA and WHO Guidelines on Colloidal Silver Ingestion

Will silver destroy my good bacteria if I take it every day?

This question often gets asked when one is concerned about gut health, and they have some understanding that we want to protect the good bacteria in the gut to maintain good health and a healthy immune response*. The question points to a real concern, but falls a little short in understanding the gut microbiome and the critical importance of maintaining the bio-diversity of flora in the gut for overall good health. If bio-diversity is disrupted, as they are in the case of prescription antibiotic use, the consequences can be very challenging.

The important question to ask is “Will Silver disrupt my gut microbiome bio-diversity?”

A study conducted in 2016 reveals that No! Gut microbiome diversity is not impacted by silver, even at 2,000X the EPA & WHO Safety Limit Guidelines. This is really good news in light of the fact that antibiotics can be devastating to microbiome bio-diversity3.

As you can see by the science and studies presented above, yes you can take Sovereign Silver Bio-Active Silver Hydrosol daily for optimal immune support*. This is NOT the case with other brands, and we caution you to know exactly what you are taking and whether or not it’s “safe” for daily ingestion.

Here’s a quick dosing guide for Sovereign Silver Bio-Active Silver Hydrosol, Sovereign Silver for Pets and Sovereign Silver for Kids products.


  1. Millour, S., et al., Strontium, silver, tin, iron, tellurium, gallium, germanium, barium and vanadium levels in foodstuffs from the Second French Total Diet Study. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis, 2012. 25(2): p. 108-129.
  2. Bergin, I.L., et al., Effects of particle size and coating on toxicologic parameters, fecal elimination kinetics and tissue distribution of acutely ingested silver nanoparticles in a mouse model. Nanotoxicology, 2016. 10(3): p. 352-360.
  3. Wilding, L.A., et al., Repeated dose (28-day) administration of silver nanoparticles of varied size and coating does not significantly alter the indigenous murine gut microbiome. Nanotoxicology, 2016. 10(5): p. 513-20.

** You should consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or nutritional supplement program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem. If you have, or think you have, a medical problem or symptom, please consult a qualified physician.

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