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Silver Frequently Asked Questions
is Sovereign Silver clear in color while most other silver products are
A. Color (yellow, gold, amber, brown,
cloudy) is an indication of one or any combination of the following:
1. Refraction of light off large particles.
2. Chemical reagents or stabilizing additives.
3. Oxidation during the time of manufacture.
This is a quick indication of poor quality, and if the manufacturer tries
to tell you differently, you are being misled.
The color of a good quality hydrosol should be clear or have a slight hue.
is Sovereign Silver referred to as a Silver Hydrosol, and what
differentiates it from Colloidal Silver, Ionic Silver and other silver
the past two decades, the term “colloidal silver” has been
dramatically polluted by manufacturers that produce (knowingly or
unknowingly) silver products contaminated by the presence of salts,
proteins, compounds, stabilizers, and oxidation – all of which serve to
degrade and diminish the bio-activity of the silver, and render it
A Bio-Active Silver Hydrosol™, such as Sovereign Silver or Argentyn
23, represents the ultimate refinement and purity of the colloidal silver
category. It is the suspension of a high content (96%) of ultra-fine,
positively charged silver ions (Ag+) in only pharmaceutical-grade purified
water. This is not to be confused with ionic silver, an inferior form of
neutral silver/silver salt that is in solution (dissolved), rather than in
colloidal suspension. The positively charged silver ions (cations) in a
Bio-Active Silver Hydrosol™ remain in suspension, maintaining their
fully active state for use within the body.
To maintain the high quality and purity of its silver hydrosols, NIC
bottles its products in amber glass by opposition to some manufacturers
still using plastic.
I use Sovereign Silver™ as eye drops or for sores on my skin?
to 1999, colloidal silver products were allowed to be sold and labeled
‘over-the-counter’ for many common health concerns, both external and
internal. Today, we market and label Sovereign Silver™ to be used
exclusively for ingestion as a dietary supplement, as regulated by the
Dietary Supplement Health Educational Act (DSHEA) of 1994.
other silver products pose risks that Sovereign Silver™ does not?
can. Knowing what the safe and critical amounts are for silver ingestion
is important. You want to buy a:
(high percentage particle charge content). and
(low nano or sub-nanoparticle size -- 10 to 8 Ångstroms -which
approaches a Particle Diffusion Coefficient of 10-5 cm2/second
that may greatly facilitate bioassimilation), product, which
for multiple daily dosages while remaining safe due to a low parts per
million (ppm) content of elemental silver.
As for homemade
products, it is our view that it is unfeasible to produce safe, high
bio-active silver formulations without the sophisticated laboratory
resources available to us.
- Q. Are
other silver products with higher concentrations more powerful?
It’s not so much about concentration as it is about particle size and
particle charge. The smaller the silver particle, the more powerful its
energy.1, 2 Also, the higher the percentage of charged silver particles, the
more positive the biological action becomes. Actually Sovereign Silver™
at 10 ppm outperforms other brands up to 500 ppm or more. This is because
such products with higher concentrations of silver are comprised of very
high particle size ranges containing little, if any, charged silver
- Q. Can
pets safely be given this product?
note that even though we manufacture the highest quality silver dietary
supplement, which is safe and non-irritating, Sovereign Silver is only sold
under the Dietary and Supplement Health Education Act (DSHEA). Therefore, we
unfortunately cannot offer you any advice on this subject since its
exclusive target market is for humans.
- Q. Does
Sovereign Silver destroy the friendly and beneficial probiotics (i.e.,
acidophilus) in my intestines when I ingest it?
A. To some
small degree Sovereign Silver's active ingredient may inhibit probiotics.
But your nearly 30 feet of intestinal tract is consistently making more
friendly probiotics. You can also enhance your internal production of
probiotics by ingesting a high quality source with meals. Therefore, an
especially effective strategy is to take both, but in a specific daily
schedule by: (a) ingesting Sovereign Silver at bedtime or on an empty
stomach away from meals, while taking (b) a dose of high quality probiotics
from your health food store at meal times. In this way, you get the best of
both, in terms of benefits and performance, without creating any conflicts.
- Q. I
understand now about the concentration and particle size aspects of
Sovereign Silver, but what about the Mild Silver Protein products
Silver is nearly pure oligodynamic Ag+. Mild Silver Protein is a formulation
that stabilizes silver by binding it to protein. Silver is inactive when
bound to a protein. The real performance only comes from when the silver
splits off from the protein, a process riddled with bottlenecks. Therefore,
much more Mild Silver Protein is required to provide the same benefits as
lower amounts of pure oligodynamic Ag+. Again, with Sovereign Silver you now
understand that less means more!
is a condition caused by the ingestion of elemental silver, silver dust or
silver compounds. The most dramatic symptom of argyria is the skin becoming
blue or bluish-gray colored. Argyria may be found as generalized argyria or
local argyria. Argyrosis is the corresponding condition related to the eye.
The condition is believed to be permanent, but laser therapy has been used
to treat it with satisfactory cosmetic results.
- James, William; Berger, Timothy; Elston, Dirk (2005). Andrews' Diseases of
the Skin: Clinical Dermatology. (10th ed.). Saunders. ISBN 0721629210.
^2 - Jacobs R (2006). "Argyria: my life story". Clinics in
dermatology 24 (1): 66–9; discussion 69.
doi:10.1016/j.clindermatol.2005.09.001. PMID 16427508.
- Q. It
is true that using silver compounds (silver salts and silver proteins)
will lead to Argyria (classified as a benign cosmetic condition), although
Natural-Immunogenics Corp. (NIC) confidently guarantees that use of its
Silver Hydrosols will not lead to Argyria?
read the statement from Dr. Dana Flavin, former Science Assistant to the
Associate Bureau Director for Toxicology at the Food & Drug
Administration (FDA), which confirms that "Silver Hydrosol Products
Sovereign Silver (10ppm) and Argentyn23 (23ppm) Cannot Cause Argyria"
and explains the reasons why. (full statement in PDF
Natural-Immunogenics Corp. is the only colloidal silver manufacturer with
such a statement.
to SPINS, the leading provider of information on the Natural Products Industry
and its consumer dynamics, Sovereign Silver has been the #1-selling colloidal
silver product since 2005, and has the top 5 selling items out of the 91
colloidal silver supplement products it tracks.
SPINS’ annual SPINSscan Natural Retail Measurement Services tracks sales of
all UPC-coded products sold in the natural supermarket channel. See
www.SPINS.com for more information.
To Sovereign Silver
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