Although silver is a known component of the human and animal diet, FDA regulations limit the labeling of dietary supplements. Please consult with your health care provider to find out if silver hydrosol is appropriate for your needs during pregnancy or for the needs of your baby. Silver is a naturally occurring trace element found in all mammalian milk, edible mushrooms, whole grains, spring water, saltwater and even tap water, among others.
Argyria is a condition caused by the ingestion or inhalation of elemental silver, ionic silver, low quality colloidal silver, silver compounds or the inhalation of silver dust. The most dramatic symptom of argyria is the skin becoming blue or bluish-gray colored.
Argyria may be found as generalized argyria or local argyria. Argyrosis is the corresponding condition related to the eye. The condition is believed to be permanent, but laser therapy has been used to treat localized forms with satisfactory cosmetic results.
It is true that silver in huge excess beyond 10,000,000 micrograms over 70 years per EPA can, in some cases, lead to argyria, a benign cosmetic skin discoloration. Impurities in other colloidal silvers may also increase the risk. However, pure silver hydrosol – which is free of proteins, salts, and other compounds – poses no health hazard when used as directed.*
High parts per million (PPM) concentrations, particularly those that exceed the EPA oral Daily Reference Dose (RfD) for silver are not necessary and should be avoided.
Our silver is sourced from different mines in the USA and then refined to our specifications of 99.999% pure.
All Sovereign Silver products carry a 3-year expiration date, supported by evidence from stability studies. This means that even at the 3-year mark, a silver content analysis would still show a reading of at least 10 ppm (label claim). Over time, the concentration may decrease gradually as the silver adheres to (or adsorbs onto) the inside of the glass bottle or the surfaces of the closure system. It is always best to consume the product by (or before) the expiration date.
While many Practitioners may recommend off label use of dietary supplement products to include silver hydrosol, Sovereign Silver is required by the FDA and FTC to only label and recommend our products within the guidelines of DSHEA (Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994), and therefore can only advise for oral ingestion for the structure/function claim of Immune Support* and not any specific ailment or symptom.
The carbopol used is approved for use in food as an ingestible. It is also used in medicinal syrups for infants. It is present as a fraction of a percentage of the total formula content, used only for engaging the liquid into a gel consistency for appropriate and prolonged topical application. The sodium hydroxide is a common ingredient used to adjust the product pH close to skin pH. The small amounts of sodium hydroxide added react completely to form a neutral pH environment that is safe for skin
Our silver product tastes like water, although sometimes people report detecting a faint metallic taste. This faint metallic taste might feel stronger, usually due to the pH of the mouth when the product was ingested. For example, if you recently drank coffee, which is highly acidic, you might be more apt to detect the faint metallic taste.
If Sovereign Silver ever tastes stronger (bitter/sour/pungent) than “water with faint metallic taste,” the primary reason would probably be due to metabolic changes, such as acidic saliva, most likely due to changes in diet or from dietary choices, both of which could result in a change in the pH of your saliva. Secondary issues could be leaching of metals from dental amalgams. However, leaching usually only occurs when the saliva is acidic, thus pointing back to a dietary change. You can easily find lists of alkaline foods on the internet.
Organoleptic (taste & odor) tests are part of our batch release parameters. Our product is manufactured the same exact way with the same exact components, each and every time, and we have never released a “bad” batch.
Sovereign Silver Bio-Active Silver Hydrosol is made of just two ingredients: 99.999% pure silver and pharmaceutical-grade purified water. Our particle size is so small (as small as 0.8 nanometers) that we have the lowest concentration with the most efficacy*. At 10 ppm, you will most likely only taste water!
No, it does not.
The purification of our water is performed by reverse osmosis, and the systems include several tanks intended to remove any trace of critical impurities such as calcium, magnesium, metal cations, and minerals in water. The system is also equipped with back-washable carbon tanks, known as being effective at removing chlorine, sediment, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), taste and odor from the water. The reverse osmosis water purification technology uses a semipermeable membrane to remove many types of larger molecules, as well as ions.
The water quality is routinely tested to support our claim that the water is of pharmaceutical grade & purified, meeting USP standards that requires stringent testing and evaluations. Fluoride, being a known concern when present in water, is also tested with continued evidence of absence.
The ultimate purity of the water in our products contributes to safety and efficacy, as claimed on our labels.
Under the Dietary Supplement Health Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA), dietary supplements may only be marketed for children 4 years and older. See your health care practitioner for use with children under 4.
Silver is naturally found as a trace element in foods such as wheat, mammalian breast milk, and mushrooms, as well as natural waters. People on “free from” diets, such as gluten-free, dairy-free, or nut-free may not get the typical trace quantities found in the diet. Furthermore, silver is recognized by Canada as a trace mineral necessary for the maintenance of health.
No, refrigeration is not required or recommended for any of our products. We only recommend keeping the product away from sources of electromagnetic energy (microwaves, electrical outlets) and direct sunlight. Product should not be stored in a freezer either.
If you are following the standard labeling instructions, having an empty stomach is not necessary; we do, however, recommend taking the product 5-15 minutes away from food and drinks. Consult with your health care practitioner for any other dosages. Sovereign Silver Bio-Active Silver Hydrosol is safe* to take up to 7 times per day for 70 years, or a total of 178,840 teaspoons in a 70 year period. There is no need to take breaks, and in fact we recommend a teaspoon per day for daily immune support.*
Dilution is never recommended, since the product contains a safe*, low concentration of silver. We strongly recommend against mixing it with saline or other potential binding agents. Note that dietary supplements are intended only for children age 4 and above.
The product will not be damaged if exposed to high temperatures (under 125 degrees Fahrenheit) for short periods. It is not advised to store the product in a car during the summer, where temperatures can exceed this for prolonged periods.
Yes! All orders over $49.00 USD receive free shipping within the continental United States.
Orders are processed within 2 business days. Length of time in transit depends upon shipping provider and selected shipping method.
Sovereign Silver can be found at fine health food stores and select pharmacies all across the USA, and it can be purchased online here as well as many other online stores. See our Store Locator to find a retailer near you.