In a previous post, Clinic Director Phil talked about his interest and expertise in creating homemade remedies. In the next post in this series, Phil tells you about the benefits of Colloidal Silver and how you can make your own. (Although we also sell ready-made Colloidal Silver at Anahata if you’d rather not!)
Hi blog reader! Thank you for having a look at my little “homemade series”. I love making and repairing things, and when I discovered I could repair health by making stuff I was sold on the idea. I want to encourage more people to give it a go so they can take control of their own health and save substantial amounts of money, so I’m sharing what I’ve learned along the way with you here.
In this post, I want to tell you how to make Colloidal Silver. This is a product that is not as widely known about as it should be, but can have valuable benefits.
So what even is Colloidal Silver and why would I want it?
Well it works for bacterial issues if you can get it to the site of the infection. People have benefited (myself included, anecdotally) from nebulising it when they have chest infections. Skin problems can be helped with a spray. It is not a wonder ‘cure-all’, but it is a very safe form of antibiotic. In my amateur ‘non-medical, do not sue me please’ opinion. Studies have shown that low doses of silver in the body help to increase the effectiveness of antibiotics, and can give new life to old antibiotics to which microbes have become resistant.
How can I make it at home?
I am so glad you asked, because it is ultra easy once you have two ingredients and a bit of equipment. I used to make it on a slightly smaller scale using a repurposed coffee maker – this works well, but I was first shown how to make it using a borosilicate beaker and a microwave oven which also works nicely. I have gone back to the beaker lately as you will see.
So here is the list of secret ingredients:
Pure Water………………………………………………. (total dissolved solids 0 ppm)
Pure Silver wire ………………………………………… (99.99%)
Nothing Else ……………………………………………… 100% pure nothing (oh, actually… electrons)
Pure water, or deionised water, is sold for use in steam iron and car batteries in 5 litre bottles. I make it by deionising reverse osmosis water so it comes out of a special tap in my kitchen and I check it is properly pure by using a cheap, easily available TDS (total dissolved solids) meter which I use in my job (I import, fit and service water purifiers). The silver wire you can buy online and I get a certificate to prove that it is 99.99% pure silver.
Here is my current setup. It had just finished a 3 ½ hour run. 5 litres of water are used to fill this bucket size borosilicate beaker, and the electric hob slowly raises the temperature to close to boiling point, 100 degrees Celsius.
On top you can see the lid, which has the silver wire attached in such a way that I can pass a current at 42 volts through the water while it is getting up to temperature.
Here you can see the “cooking” process – notice I have a little blanket to keep the heat in:
I have a current limiter to keep it very low, and the pure water is an extremely poor conductor hence the requirement to heat it up otherwise it would take days to make a batch.
The other fun thing you can do with colloidal silver, to prove to yourself that is a colloid, is to fire a laser pointer through it (the Tyndall effect). You should see the beam of the laser and this effect shows that there are tiny particles with light being reflected off them, just as they do on a foggy night. The yellow straw colour is an indication that all is well and the batch is a potent one. There is more online about all this and I recommend this website for lots of technical info.
Funnily enough the magic ingredient is the one I almost forgot – namely, the electrons. Or, to put it another way, the negative charge on the tiny particles of silver. I invite you to have a read up if you are intrigued.
Here are some I made earlier…
I enjoy making this stuff and will encourage everybody who is interested to have a go at it. If you make it yourself, or a trusted friend makes it, it is actually better than a shop bought item in my opinion. Here are some of my “products” personalised for a friend who wanted to give them to family last Christmas.
As you can see I recycle screw top wine bottles and fill them with colloidal silver water. It works well because they are often dark and so prevent light from degrading the colloidal suspension plus they are free and otherwise go to waste. For the Christmas theme I just drew some holy with berries on the usual bottles and there we go! Merry Christmas!
So there you have it, you can create your own Colloidal Silver at home! If you don’t have the same passion for DIY as Phil, however, you can also pop into Anahata and buy some already made for you.