Little headway has been made for the past eighty years, but with the rise of infectious diseases immune to most of our arsenal of antibiotics, alternative and less vulnerable strategies have to be found.
The answer to these questions is both complex and simple, but for the confusion created by ignorance what is and what is not colloidal silver. In order to understand this in a proper perspective we must accept that there are three types of Silver relevant to the title.
We endeavour to resolve some of the confusion surrounding the (mis) use of the term ‘colloidal silver’, particularly in a pharmaceutical context. It is proposed that, wherever possible, the term ‘colloidal silver’ be replaced by a clearer descriptor indicating a silver formulation’s composition and function, particularly when used either to help treat infections and/or to stimulate healing (as in restorative medicine).
So-called colloidal silver particles are neither a colloid nor consisting of particles. Instead a more apt and technical description would be Pico or Nano metre sized atomic silver clusters, static electrically suspended in water by a mutually repelling force.
The science of immunology works both ways. First of all, there is the response provided by our own immune system. Unfortunately it sometimes fails and we will need help. Immunity can also be to our detriment when the immunity is owned by the drug-resistant species of bacteria when conventional antibiotics fail and pathogens have grown resistant.
There are as many different processes to produce reconstituted neutral silver in water as there are hairs on the scalp. Most of these processes are inconsistent and not based on the science of Physics. As a direct result a high ratio of ionic silver to neutral silver is often produced.