We often get questions about the quality of colloidal silver. Which is better, silver ions or particles? Is 500ppm better than 15ppm? How can I tell if colloidal silver is good or not? I’d like to help clarify the answer to these questions.

Ions vs. Particles

7 Lights Nutrition Colloidal Silver is made using low voltage direct current (LVDC) and contains 80-85% silver ions and 15-20% silver particles, giving the user the best of both worlds. Some companies speak against silver ions and try to claim that only silver particles are useful, which is not true. Both ions and particles are useful. However, silver ions work much more quickly and powerfully. But silver particles tend to have a longer lasting effect in the body because they work by releasing silver ions. If the particles did not release silver ions, they would be ineffective.

In July 2012, “New research by Rice University found that silver ions, not the particles themselves, are toxic to bacteria.” That is exactly what every book on colloidal silver that I own states very clearly. So while in liquid form, silver ions are much more effective than particles, however, both have benefits. Once a solution containing silver ions dries, it is no longer effective, which is why we make the colloidal silver for our Soothing Silver Gel with high voltage AC current (HVAC). This produces a mostly-particulate colloidal silver so that once the silver gel dries on your skin, there remains a thin layer of silver particles that can release silver ions for the benefit of your cut, scrape, burn, rash, etc.

Another advantage of LVDC produced colloidal silver is that the silver particles and ions have a natural (positive and negative) charge just like our bodies, and are absorbed and utilized more efficiently than the artificial charge of HVAC produced particles.

Color and Clarity

The best colloidal silver will always be crystal clear for the following reasons. We just learned why silver ions are more effective than silver particles so that any good product will contain a decent portion of ions. And an ion is an atom that’s missing an electron, and you can’t get any smaller than an atom. In fact, ions are so small that they are completely dissolved into the water and cause no discoloration. Silver particles should be extremely small in size which will not reflect any spectrum of light, therefore keeping the liquid clear. 7 Lights Nutrition Colloidal Silver particles average about 1 nanometer and the solution is always crystal clear.

Any time you see colloidal silver with color, usually either yellow or brown, you know at least one of two things: 1) either the particles are large enough to begin reflecting the light spectrum, or 2) there is some additive. Neither of these cases is good, and I would caution against ingesting colloidal silver that is not clear. The colored varieties are most likely safe for external use, so if you have some, you don’t necessarily have to waste it.

Parts Per Million (PPM)

Some companies will try to convince you that only colloidal silver in the hundreds of ppm will be effective. Again, not true when talking about a high-quality product made with the preferred LVDC method. The industry standard is 10ppm for a reason. At this concentration, colloidal silver made correctly is both safe and effective. Once a solution becomes saturated with enough silver, smaller particles will tend to link together forming larger particles which are less effective and less safe. This process is called agglomeration and begins not far above 20ppm no matter how good the technology. 7 Lights Nutrition produces 15ppm colloidal silver, which is 1.5x stronger than the industry standard because we use state-of-the-art equipment that can keep the particle size extremely small at this level.

Pretty much all of the brands that advertise 100’s of ppm, or even 1000’s, are making a product known as mild silver protein (MSP). These products are NOT safe and can definitely cause Argyria, a permanent skin discoloration! To quickly test for an MSP, shake the bottle vigorously, and if foam persists (as if it looks like soapy bubbles are on the surface of the liquid), you have an MSP. Do not ingest!

The protein is usually gelatin or another animal product, so they are not vegan products. An analogy would be like tying a balloon to a brick to keep it from sinking. The particles of silver are so enormous in MSP that they would sink without the floatation assistance from the protein. But this protein coats the surface of the silver particles, keeping them from coming in contact with what they’re supposed to be targeting! There have been bacteria found living inside bottles of MSP because of this!


The best colloidal silver contains an excellent mixture of both silver ions and silver particles, produced using LVDC, with the smallest possible particle size and a crystal clear liquid, in a concentration less than 20ppm to ensure the particles remain as small as possible, and without any additives. 7 Lights Nutrition is committed to making the finest colloidal solutions on the market. All batches are structured and energized using the latest techniques available. 100% satisfaction guaranteed!

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Watch The Full Interview Below That Investigative Reporter, Gregory Ciola, Conducted With Silver Science Researcher and Manufacturer Jonathan Glauser.


Author: Gregory Ciola

Gregory Ciola began his publishing career in the year 2000 when he released a ground breaking book on the dangers of genetic engineering. The book’s title was, “GMOs – Beware of the Coming Food Apocalypse!”. Gregory Ciola was one of the first biotech whistle blowers in the natural food industry to alert the public to what was happening to a majority of our foods. Ciola also began publishing a hard-hitting national newsletter in 2001 called “CRUSADOR” that was renamed in 2015 to “The Investigator’s Report”. He is best known for his in-depth interviews with well known book authors and leading health experts.

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