Another Name for Ionic Silver
Without exception, laboratory analysis of products claiming to be monatomic colloids have shown that they are, in fact, ionic solutions. Products claiming to be monatomic colloidal silver are ionic silver solutions, just as products claiming to be monatomic colloidal gold are ionic gold solutions.
Because hundreds of ionic silver products are on the market, how does one distinguish them? In the business of colloidal silver, the answer seems to be the use of terms that are not really technical or scientific at all, but instead sounds “scientific” to the average, misinformed consumer.
“Monatomic” colloidal silver is one such a term. It is typically explained in impressive detail on websites that promote monatomic silver products, but it is really just a marketing term used to hide the truth: What is being sold is an ionic silver solution, just like hundreds of others.
Virtually all ads for monatomic colloidal silver describe the product as being as clear as water. This is one of the distinguishing characteristics of ionic (salt-derived) silver.
The Reality of Monatomic Silver
Monatomic silver cannot actually exist for the reasons described in the articles about clarity. Atoms of silver, meaning ions of silver are very reactive. Monoatomic neutral atoms of silver have such a high potential energy that they form clusters instantly.
Products advertised as monatomic colloidal silver are actually ionic silver solutions. Not all, but many such products have also been found to contain fairly high concentrations of nitrate (NO3), which means they contain either nitric acid or nitrates. High concentrations of NO3 are present in some products as a byproduct of the method used to produce them. Neither nitric acid or nitrates should be ingested or applied topically as they are known cancerigens. As far as we can tell, the only reason products claim to be monatomic is to avoid the truth that the products are ionic solutions and not colloids at all. In other words, the term “monoatomic silver ” is pure marketing hype, designed to mislead the buying public.
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