Ionic Silver Bioavailability
Promotional claims made for ionic silver products describe it as having high bioavailability, but nothing could be further from the truth. The Merck Manual makes it clear that bioavailability is the “amount of unchanged drug that reaches the systemic circulation.” To be bioavailable the substance being ingested must attain systemic circulation unchanged in form. Because silver ions are highly reactive, they quickly form compounds in the body and, therefore, cannot remain unchanged. While it is the highly reactive nature of silver ions that provides its antimicrobial properties, it also causes the rapid formation of compounds and prevents the continued existence of silver ions inside the human body. Because silver ions cannot exist inside the human body, bioavailability is virtually nonexistent. Silver compounds such as silver chloride in the bloodstream provide no meaningful antimicrobial properties.
Van der Waal’s force of mutual attraction prevents the existence of colloids with single-atom particles. The probability of the existence of monatomic colloids is virtually zero. This statement applies to the claims for monatomic colloids of other metals as well, such as gold, copper, zinc, platinum, palladium, rhodium, etc.
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