How to make Colloidal Silver

Colloidal Silver set-up & recipe

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I have been making and using CS for over 30 years. Before discovering homeopathy, I would make and use several gallons monthly. I have shared my CS set up before on assorted platforms but this is the first time on my own website. There is no need to spend hundreds of dollars on a generator or $20+ per bottle for a name brand colloidal silver product.

But, first, let me clear up a few things and share some history of the use of silver. Silver is a NOBLE metal, not a HEAVY metal like mercury. Colloidal silver does NOT boost immune function contrary to claims by some sellers. It is a general biocide and kills pathogens. Biocides do not know good bacteria from unwelcome pathogens. Immune boosters are good lifestyle habits like consuming clean minimally processed foods, restful sleep for 7-8 hours each night, daily exercise, and sunshine (to convert 7-dehydrocholesterol found in your skin the natural way since Vitamin D is technically a hormone). Gardening is a great way to get all four of these - you get real food products that you sweated over while working in the sunshine because digging and using other garden tools is absolutely exercise and you get a work-out that can knock you out for the night. Cleaning out my flowerbeds yesterday knocked me out last night. Hydration is also critical for immune as well as many other functions as it helps flush out toxins produced by pathogens as well as the pathogens themselves. And, let's not forget those good bacteria that populate our guts providing 70-80% of our immune cells, so consumption of foods rich in these microbes like kefirs, kombucha, kraut, pickles, kimchee, and other ferments would help your immune system. You can ferment veggies that you grow in your garden.

Why use CS? Prior to the discovery of penicillin in 1928, colloidal silver was used extensively and was listed in the Physician's Desk Reference of the time as a treatment for a variety of symptoms. NASA used a silver based water purification system in the early spacecraft and though the USA uses iodine currently, silver is in use by the Russians on the ISS. This system was selected over other options because it was light, required minimal power, and successfully eliminated bacteria including E. coli, Pseudomonas, Legionella Pneumophila (Legionnaires' disease), Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, Salmonella, and others. NASA's use led to development of other commercial and industrial applications such as silver water filters used in modern aircraft by NanoFilter Solutions or Pall Aerospace. Read this article by the WHO on silver in water filtration. Silver is also being used in clothing design by incorporating silver into the fabrics. It has been shown to reduce pathogens as a biocide (see PubMed articles) and control odor causing organisms. It has also been effective in shielding from the negative effects some experience with EMF.

Making it is super simple. If you don’t have some of the items, I’ve added Amazon affiliate links where you can buy them but you should be able to find most of these items locally if you don’t already have them. This recipe is being supplied absolutely free & you don’t have to use any of my links, however, if you appreciate it, feel free to use one or more of the links or drop a donation to my cashapp or directly to my Southside Bank loan account 246965 (routing 111923607) as I’m still paying off an original debt of over $100k incurred from 5 years of giving away free chiropractic care. High overhead does not go well with a soft heart.

I make CS by the gallon when I make it. I use it mostly for cleaning now. It’s not reactive on surfaces or textiles like vinegar or peroxide can be so it won’t bleach out surfaces or textiles. It can be used in a nebulizer or Neti pot. It can be used topically. It can be sprayed in the eyes, nose, ears, or throat although I don’t do that much anymore since getting my homeopathic kit.


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Here is an alternate method using two silver rods and four 9v batteries.

Make your own & save money as opposed to buying CS by the small bottle or even by the gallon:


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