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- Apr 2, 2010
How many of you make your colloidal silver? For those of you who make it, how do you use it? Just as most people, I started buying it at a health store over 20 years ago in desperation over my repeated serious sinus infections. I was ready to try anything. I would have simply continued to buy it even at the price of $80 for a 16-ounce bottle except for the fact that the next time I ordered it they sent something called mild silver protein. It felt and tasted like I was putting vinegar in my nose. I decided then to find out how to make it. The State-of-the-art for making colloidal silver was 3 9 V batteries and two pieces of silver. Hopefully pure silver. Salt was added to speed up the process. I understand electronics quite well and saw that the process was simply one of electrolysis and read up on Faraday's work. The purpose is the production of active silver ions. I bought an electrical conductivity meter, a professional lab instrument from Amber scientific and started experimenting using Canadian silver Maple leafs to see how well I could make this stuff. It was easy to see when you were making particles that were larger than you wanted by the fact that the solution will turn yellow. The solution could block the blue part of the light spectrum coming through the solution leaving red and green, which is yellow. One day I accidentally showed my laser pointer that I used for lecturing through the container that I was using for making a batch of colloidal silver. Despite the fact that the solution was still clear I could see a strong red laser beam within the solution. This was a good thing because this way we could detect the presence of larger particles even before the solution turned yellow. This would mean we would reduce the current and take longer for the process for the given geometry of the silver and the container we were using. The objective has always been to obtain the highest electrical conductivity reading in microsiemens, relating 1 to 1 to the ionic silver PPM. Post number 134 shows that the silver Maple leafs and the reason I decided that I had to use pure silver wire. The corrosive surface of the Maple leafs limited me to about 10 ppm before the particles became too large. The crevices on the corroded parts of the silver Maple leafs did not allow enough room for the ions to escape the Nernst diffusion area. They would collide and form particles. Silver wire it was. After considerable research and expense, I found a refinery that was willing to supply 10 and 12 gauge silver wire of greater than 9999 purity. I took a chance that other people would be interested in this as well and had 2000 ounces made, the minimum quantity that they were willing to set up for. I started offering it as simple kits to people who wanted to make colloidal silver. I started a thread on the goldismoney one forum which Blazer has so kindly resurrected, and it received a good reception.