Since I started this thread in 2014, we have seen one study after another for this or that latest silver nanoparticles. All produced by some unique process that is patented. All of these studies show the wonderful effects of their particular substance against infectious agents. I have believed that the effectiveness of these various wonderful new nanosilver concoctions was that once they enter our body, they eventually come into contact with oxygen, resulting in the release of silver ions. Here is a report that exposes the entire scam:
I quote from the “Summary and Conclusions.”
“We presented the similarities and differences in the mode of silver action on Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. We noticed a gap in knowledge about the molecular mechanism of bacteria, both Gram-positive and Gram-negative, to silver nanoparticles. If we assume that silver nanoparticles are silver ions source, it is possible that the molecular mechanism of bacterial resistance is analogue to mechanism described for Ag+. If there is another way of antibacterial toxicity of silver nanoparticles, it is likely that different mechanisms of resistance to silver nanoparticle exist, for both Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria. The variety of silver nanoforms causes that every product with silver nanoparticles should be considered separately as a compound with different physico-chemical properties, different mode of action and different mechanisms of resistance.”
Chemically produced Silver nanoparticles have been around for a long time. Dilute forms of silver nitrate were used before antibiotics dominated the field of medicine. It has become necessary to explore the antimicrobial properties of silver-based chemicals again due to the fact that microbes have gained resistance against the wide range of present-day antibiotics. The advancements in medicine and technology started to merge to combat the adaptability of microbes as they successfully become tolerant to antibiotics, and it manifested in the form of current technology, Nanomedicine.
In recent years, silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) have been the subject of many studies due to their potential as antimicrobials. Their special and unique properties can be attributed to their smaller size and larger specific surface area. Many preparation processes have been proposed for controlling the physical or chemical characteristics of Ag NPs. The pharmaceutical industry is well aware of the problem of antibiotic resistance. They want to use silver. Silver is the obvious choice as an antibiotic, antifungal and antiviral substance.
Pharmaceutical companies are developing patentable processes to produce Ag NPs with diameters of less than 10 nm using a process that employs D-glucose as the reducing agent and soluble starch as the stabilizing agent. The particle sizes of Ag NPs are controlled by modifying reaction system parameters such as pH, temperature, and reactant concentrations. The choice of stabilizing agent is an essential factor for controlling the particle size of Ag NPs since it is reduced within the nanoscopic templates of the stabilizing agent.
The mechanism of the bactericidal action of silver ions is closely related to their interaction with proteins, particularly at thiol groups (sulfhydryl, –SH), which is believed to bind protein molecules together by forming bridges between them. Since these proteins are often enzymes, cellular metabolism is inhibited and the microorganisms. Little work has been conducted on the mechanism by which Ag NPs act against bacteria and fungi. It has been reported that the antimicrobial activity of Ag NPs on Gram-negative bacteria is dependent on the concentration of Ag NPs and is tied to the formation of “pits” in the cell walls of bacteria. More likely explanation is offered by the mechanism illustrated here:
The fact that the silver ions are the effective agents is well documented and cannot be denied. They cannot sell silver ions as there is no profit in it. The freely available knowledge contained in “The art of making colloidal silver” and other publications has made it possible for anyone with access to water, silver and electricity to make EIS, electrically isolated silver. It is true that in order to make a solution of over 10 to 15 PPM, a relatively sophisticated machine must be used. At this time only the Ultra from Atlasnova.
“I have not heard many here give any “specifics” about how to make CS. I am asking particularly about information given by someone who has something to sell. Not a personnel attack on anyone but a request for a repeatable formula with some “evidence” maybe some references to some studies or some such? Or even some formulas that correlate current flow and voltage and such, voltage being directly related to how many mg of silver is being discharged into the water per time unit, what are you using for an electrolyte? being that pure distilled water is almost a non conductor how do you establish a current flow? Is there some way to stabilize the CS once you’ve made it? Inquiring minds and all that dontcha know.”
“I just re-read the first page of this thread. To me it seems most of the “specifics” are well addressed there.
Recipe for CS/Electrically Isolated Silver:
Distilled Water : Make your own or Retail ( Our local Krogers seems to always have ds that tests .000ppm just a suggestion)
Two .999 Fine or BETTER Ag electrodes. ( Numerous sizes and shapes and some use .999fine silver dollars, not me).
NOTHING goes into the ds water except the two silver electrodes PERIOD !!!
A source for voltage – a 9 volt battery will do. Some of us use old converters w/ a resistor ( Go check out AtlasNovadotCOM) for Photographs of Equipment & Instruction.
FYI- No two productions will turn out the same even when everything is done exactly the same. Produced CS/EIS appearances can be affected by sunlight, Lack of sunlight, temperature, and barometric pressure, and those are just the ones I know. Others here may of even more influences.
This is the main reason to purchase and EC Meter discussed in previous posts if you are trying to produce the same amount of ppm in each batch.
You buy or build the proper “rig” for generating CS/EIS you should also spend the dime for a laser pointer too.”
Clear is good
A clear colloidal silver solution signifies that there is no agglomeration to form larger particles. Agglomeration means that some of the particles are starting to share electron rings and are no longer repelling each other. This, in turn, may render the colloidal silver less potent.
Apr 8, 2015#59.
ionic versus particulate
At this point, I’d like to add something to the original post. There is a great deal of confusion about ionic versus particulate colloidal silver. The way we measure the concentration or strength of ionic colloidal silver is by its conductivity. We measure this in Microsiemens. One Microsiemen of conductivity equals one ppm. The presence of ions causes conductivity in a liquid. Without ions, there is no conductivity. It is an insulator. No current will flow. So the same measure that we use to denote the strength of a colloidal silver solution is, by definition, the number of ions present. An ion is a single atom of an element, in this case, silver, with a single electron, either missing or added. For silver, the outer valence bond band contains only one electron. That makes it relatively easy for silver to become an ion as this outer electron is loosely held. It becomes a positive ion looking for some other element with which it can share an electron. Your body is one huge electrical factory with all sorts of elements very busily combining and disassociating. All of this is accomplished with ions. If you go into a hospital in a condition where they have to find out what’s wrong with you, one of the very first things they will do is check your electrolytes. An electrolyte is a substance that dissociates into ions in solution and acquires the capacity to conduct electricity. Sodium, potassium, chloride, calcium, and phosphate are examples of electrolytes, informally known as lytes.
When we make colloidal silver, it is the process called electrolysis. Initially, everything that leaves the anode is an ion. If we try to make too many leave the anode simultaneously, they will start combining and discharge, forming particles of silver with 2, 3, or a thousand or more atoms. If they become large enough, they will fall out of suspension and create little black dots at the bottom of the glass. If possible, to make a purely ionic solution, your colloidal silver would not make it past your mouth or nose, or throat. There is some evidence that it’s a good idea for intestinal problems to have some particles make it down to your intestine. As long as they are small, they will pass through, and the ones that do make it into your bloodstream will be filtered out by your kidneys and pass in your urine within 48 hours. So we need some way to judge when we have made the particles to an acceptably small size to stop the process at that point. That coincides with the point at which we will have reached the maximum sustainable ionic strength in ppm. Before the availability of low-cost laser diodes, it was done with a small, tightly focused penlight. It would be shined down through the solution and form a cone-shaped rainbow caused by the particles’ diffraction. That is called the Tyndall effect. Lacking this, most people would continue the process until the entire solution had a yellow tinge. Unfortunately, by the time the whole solution becomes yellow, the particles are more than 100 nm in size. Continued daily use, which is the case with many people, of this type of colloidal silver could lead to argyria. That is a cause of concern for very light-skinned people. A laser enables us to start seeing the particles of a size less than 20 nm. Unfortunately, virtually all the cheap laser pointers from China have no regulation. The power of the laser in these devices will vary directly with the condition of the battery. That is not acceptable in a piece of test equipment. Atlasnova went to Taiwan and secured the supply of a line of laser pointers that are tightly regulated. The least expensive of these is the one supplied with the various colloidal silver generator kits sell. It maintains an exact power until the battery is completely dead. The scattering effect causes the phenomenon that produces the red line in the laser solution. Many still referred to this as a Tyndall effect.