Making Your Own Silver

Homemade colloidal silver is very easy and very cheap to make. While the materials are easily sourced and you can make gallons for dollars, you are flying blind, and that’s never good when addressing your health. Homemade colloidal silver is often made from silver generators that produce low quality, poorly defined homemade colloidal silver, of mostly unknown purity, concentration, particle size, and particle charge. The lack of control over what is produced creates a greater potential for causing allergic reactions and increasing the toxicity risks.

Let’s start with the most basic – what type of water you use.

Next let’s address the active ingredient: silver.

Control measures. What control measures?

How much is too much? Know your concentration.

Most companies that sell Do-It-Yourself colloidal silver kits recommended a TDS Meter (Total Dissolved Solids) to measure concentration, but a TDS meter is never appropriate for measuring the concentration of a colloidal silver product. TDS meters measure the conductivity of water, then estimate the amount of dissolved solids based on assumptions that are false for colloidal silver, ionic silver and silver hydrosols. TDS meters are incapable of directly measuring colloidal particles and are not appropriate for this type of analysis. Silver concentration must be measured by chemical analysis techniques, such as atomic absorption spectrophotometry (AAS) or inductively coupled plasma mass spectroscopy (ICP-MS), in combination with appropriate sample preparation protocols and instrument calibrations.

What form of silver are you getting?

In the end, it would be unrealistic for one to make their own acetaminophen in a homemade chemistry kit and expect brand-name quality and efficacy. Why would one attempt to make your own colloidal silver?

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