Bioavailability of ionic silver

Advertising claims made for ionic silver products describe them as highly bioavailable, but nothing could be further from the truth. The Merck handbook makes it clear that bioavailability is the “amount of unmodified drug that reaches the systemic cycle”. To be bioavailable, the absorbed substance must reach systemic circulation in unaltered form. Since silver ions are highly reactive, they form compounds quickly in the body and therefore cannot remain unchanged. It is the highly reactive nature of silver ions that provides for their antimicrobial properties, but also causes the rapid formation of compounds and prevents the further existence of silver ions in the human body. Since silver ions cannot exist in the human body, their bioavailability is practically non-existent. Silver compounds such as silver chloride in the bloodstream do not provide useful antimicrobial properties.

The mutual attraction of Van der Waal prevents the existence of colloids with single atom particles. The probability of the existence of single-atom colloids is practically zero. This statement also applies to the claims for monatomic colloids of other metals, such as gold, copper, zinc, platinum, palladium, rhodium, etc.