Colloidal Silver is a solution of microscopic flakes of pure silver suspended in distilled water. It has a long history of antibacterial and antimicrobial use for skin health when applied topically and for immune support when taken orally.
Care should be taken if using Colloidal Silver orally as there are significant side effects associated with prolonged use. If using Colloidal Silver orally we strongly recommend not exceeding the recommended dosage and taking at least 1 week off for every 2 weeks of use.
Important Note from Double Wood:
When used at recommended dosages, Colloidal Silver is unlikely to cause any side effects although nausea is sometimes reported. Side effects associated with Colloidal Silver are more likely after long periods of sustained daily usage.
One main side effect observed from the long-term use of Colloidal Silver is the condition argyria, which is a discolouration of the skin to a more greyish appearance. While this is not dangerous by itself, skin discolouration is unlikely to be a welcome side effect. This can be avoided by not exceeding the recommended dosage and not using the product daily for more than 2 weeks without taking a break.
Colloidal Silver also has been known to reduce the effectiveness of some prescription drugs such as antibiotics or thyroid medication when taken orally. We don’t recommend using Colloidal Silver orally if taking these or similar prescription medications.
The above side effects are most common when using Colloidal Silver orally for prolonged periods of time, and are not likely if using this product topically and the recommended dosages.