The Truth About Colloidal Silver Safety

The Truth About Colloidal Silver Safety

With all the talk and misinformation about colloidal silver, many people question whether taking colloidal silver is actually safe. In this article, we’ll discuss the do’s and don’ts of colloidal silver, and whether it can benefit you and your family.

Colloidal Silver: What is it?

First of all, what is colloidal silver? In a nutshell, colloidal silver is a solution consisting of tiny particles of silver suspended in liquid. It is a generic term that also refers to silver dietary supplements marketed for “immune support”* and can go by several names, including colloidal silver, true colloidal silver, ionic silver, structured silver, silver protein, silver water, silver sol and silver hydrosol. Silver and its colloidal forms have been used as germicides and disinfectants prior to the introduction of modern medicine.*1 As with other supplements, not all of these colloidal silver solutions are created equal. Colloidal forms of silver encompass a wide spectrum of products and chemical formulations that have varying degrees of known safety* and efficacy.* So, before you purchase any type of silver supplement for immune support,* make sure you do some research.

How is Sovereign Silver® Bio-Active Silver Hydrosol™ different?

Sovereign Silver Bio-Active Silver Hydrosol is marketed under the general structure/function of “Immune Support”* and is the #1 selling brand of silver supplements for immune support* in North America, outselling all other silver products combined. In fact, their products represent some of the top-selling immune support products in the broader category that includes favorites like Echinacea, Elderberry and even Vitamin C!

Sovereign Silver’s laboratories are equipped with some of the world’s most advanced analytical equipment to test every batch of product during manufacturing and before it finds its way to the marketplace.

Natural Immunogenics, manufacturers of the Sovereign Silver brand, began in 1998 with their first products shipping in 1999. The family-owned and operated business built their own laboratories to manufacture their products, continuing to perfect colloidal technology. Natural Immunogenics puts product quality, safety* and efficacy* above all else and are committed to making the finest colloidal products in the world while researching, testing and developing new natural products for people to achieve their own health sovereignty.

Sovereign Silver’s Bio-Active Silver Hydrosol is composed of only 2 ingredients: 99.999% pure silver (that’s 100x more pure than your grandmother’s silverware) and pharmaceutical-grade purified water that meets USP-NF standards. It represents a unique blend of the most active and effective form of silver (positively charged silver ions and the smallest type of silver nanoparticles called nanoclusters) at such low concentration as to present no fear of toxicity.* Bio-Active Silver Hydrosol is tasteless, safe,* pure and effective.* It is also GMO-, gluten- and allergen-free.

What about Argyria?

A common warning that people hear about colloidal silver is that it can turn your skin blue, a benign skin condition known as argyria. It is true that silver in huge excess beyond 10,000,000 micrograms (10 grams) per EPA and WHO risk assessments can, in some cases, lead to argyria. Impurities in other colloidal silvers may also increase the risk.

Pure Bio-Active Silver Hydrosol, which is free of proteins, salts, and other compounds, poses no health hazard when used as directed.* In fact, Sovereign Silver is the only silver brand to have received a statement of safety from a former FDA toxicologist.

Why does purity* matter?

High parts per million (PPM) concentrations, particularly those that exceed the EPA daily Oral Reference Dose (RfD) for silver, are not necessary and should be avoided. One single dose of a 250 ppm product puts you at 3.6x the daily reference dose of 350 mcg! At 10 ppm, Sovereign Silver Bio-Active Silver Hydrosol can safely* be taken up to 7 times a day every day for 70 years and NEVER reach the EPA and WHO level of toxicity.†

Where can I learn more about colloidal silver?

Colloidal silver can be a safe*, effective* supplement for the entire family (even kids** and pets) when it comes to immune support,* however some silver supplements may do more harm than good. We encourage you to do your own research and pick the silver supplement that’s right for you and your family.

Read more about choosing the right silver supplement. Additionally, check out how Sovereign Silver compares to numerous other silver products on the market using our product comparison tool.

** ages 4 and up


Searle AB (1920). “Chapter VIII: Germicides and Disinfectants”. The Use of Colloids in Health and Disease. Gerstein – University of Toronto: Toronto Collection: London Constable & Co

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