When Not To DIY

March 18, 2014

ScientistI’ve been privy to a handful of conversations lately about people trying to make their own colloidal silver. And it not working out. It can be hard to know what you’re making if you don’t have the machines to test purity, verify what you’re using, etc. In fact, it’s the DIY-ers who get argyria.

Here are some of the things that can go wrong when you make colloidal silver at home:

1) It comes out yellow. Somewhere, somehow, you got it contaminated. Or, the particles are too big and won’t be effective (or as safe).

2) You accidentally used something that wasn’t pure silver… and now it’s contaminated with aluminum or another dangerous metal. But you don’t know because you don’t have the equipment to test it.

3) It comes out with a high percentage of ionic silver… which isn’t as good as harder to generate true colloidal silver.

4) You get instructions from a less than scrupulous site… and get super unsafe results.

The safest (easiest) thing is to let someone else do it. They do the work, and make sure the results are consistent so you don’t have to worry about it. You can even buy it in economical sizes!

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