+ FAQs on Colloidal Silver

Frequently asked questions on Colloidal Silver

What is a colloid? - A colloid is defined as a particle in a liquid medium suspension. In this case, the silver is understood as the particle and the purified living spring water is the liquid medium.

How is Aquasafe Colloidal Silver made? - Aquasafe Silver is an ‘electro-colloidal silver’ made with certified organic, purified living spring water using the ‘low voltage electrolysis’ method. It has a concentration of 16-20ppm (parts per million, ppm is a scientific measurement) except for the Nasal Spray that has a concentration of 8-14ppm and contains particles of silver which all carry a POSITIVE electrical charge. The Silver is both colloidal and ionic - it is considered colloidal because of the particle size and it is considered ionic because of the particle charge. ‘Colloidal’ means a solid particle is suspended in a liquid - silver in water. ‘Ionic’ refers to a particle having an electric charge - in the case of ‘electro-colloidal’ silver, this electric charge is always positive.

Why is Colloidal Silver not used much anymore? – Simple answer, production methods were costly in the 1930s so the pharmaceutical industry moved in, causing colloidal research to be set aside in favour of fast working and financially lucrative drugs.

If it is so effective why isn’t it used in today’s medical world? – Good question!
Some hospitals in Europe utilize silver-coated catheters to help prevent the occurrence of opportunistic infections. In America the FDA approved Silvadiene (Silver Sulfadiazine), a cream made with a silver salt. This product is the number one burn cream used in hospitals. It is a remarkable wound dressing that delivers silver ions directly into severely damaged tissues which prevents infection and speeds tissue formation and healing. Its use has saved tens of thousands of lives since it has gained wide acceptance.
The medical profession are at a loss as to how to protect us against the new strains of antibiotic resistant bacteria and viruses that are now invading the world and especially getting into the hospitals. But while the drug companies have such a hold on the medical world then it is hard for Colloidal Silver to get a footing.

How does Colloidal Silver compare today’s antibiotics? - When compared to pharmaceutical antibiotics, Colloidal Silver
− leaves beneficial tissue-cell enzymes intact
− has never been known to have resistant strains develop
− is effective against more than 650 disease-causing pathogens including
viruses: antibiotics are effective only against about 12 forms of bacteria and fungi,
but never viruses
− is considered to be ‘a second immune system’

Are there any compounds or stabilizers in your colloidal silver?
Aquasafe guarantee their colloidal silver is free from any compounds or stabilizers.

What is Argyria? - Argyria is an extremely rare condition caused by the ingestion of elemental silver, silver dust or silver compounds. The most dramatic effect of Argyria is that the skin is coloured blue or bluish grey. For this to occur the silver particles have to be large enough to become trapped in body tissues. In Colloidal Silver the particle size ranges between 0.001 and 0.002 micron (a micron is a millionth of a millimetre) and it is scientifically accepted that at this size the silver particles are small enough to be absorbed directly into the bloodstream, when held under the tongue for a few seconds. They are too big however to pass through the cell membranes, thus avoiding accumulation in the body.

Why all of a sudden is so much being written about Argyria? - One has to wonder why this fable about the condition is being widely circulated at this moment in time. Is it simply a weapon formed against colloidal silver by those who wish to stop its use among the people? The pharmaceutical companies know they cannot patent silver and they are very aware that their antibiotics are becoming more and more strain resistant, leaving mankind and our animals unprotected. The risks associated with colloidal silver use in comparison to the dangers presented by modern drugs are minuscule.

Why do Churches use silver chalices? - Churches use silver chalices to prevent transmission of infection when taking communion. This had been common knowledge to them through the centuries! The thought of sharing wine between dozens of people would be an ideal way of spreading an infection.

Can you take it with other things? - Extensive research* into the curative properties of silver conclude that silver works on a wide range of bacteria, without any known side-effects or damage to the cells of the body, and that it is safe to take with other products.

*Conducted under the direction of Dr Robert O Becker at the Upstate Medical Centre, Syracuse University NY.

+ FAQs on Colloidal Minerals

What are Colloidal Minerals? - The meaning of a colloid is defined as a particle in a liquid medium suspension. A plant derived colloidal mineral contains mineral particles between 0.001 and 0.0001 of a micron in diameter in suspension in a liquid.

Are your minerals manufactured?
No the minerals are harvested, not manufactured.

Are there any nasties in it!?
No, there are no preservatives, synthetic substances or flavourings added that might contaminate the pure and precious final product.

How many minerals does the product contain?
70 different Colloidal Minerals. The minerals are selected from various segments of the deposit to ensure the broadest balance of all these important minerals and trace elements.

How long have these minerals been on the market?
They have been on the market since 1925. It is the only nutritional product that has a legal decree from a federal court and an approval from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to be harvested and sold as a nutritional supplement because it passed all their tests.

Surely minerals aren’t that important?
"Minerals in the soil control the metabolism of plants, animals and man. All of life will be either healthy or unhealthy according to the fertility of the soil."
Dr Alexus Carrel, 1912 Nobel Prize Winner

Why do we need minerals?
The importance of minerals to our health has been overlooked for generations. Minerals are the basic constituents of all matter and they are integral to the creation of living cells hence they are known as the building blocks of the body. To give an example of this.

  • The formation of blood cells need iron, calcium, and phosphorous
  • The formation of nerve cells need potassium, iron, sodium and calcium phosphates

It becomes obvious that if there were a deficiency of just one mineral then effective or complete repair and efficient functioning of the cells in which that mineral predominated would be impossible. Do remember cells naturally die and reproduce themselves all the time in our bodies.

Organic food must be the answer?

Although organic food has the great benefit of being grown according to nature's laws and being free from pesticide and herbicide residues, there is no guarantee that it contains any more minerals than ordinary food. Organic farmers are trying to work with the health of their soils but this has not been fully achieved as yet.

There is one line of thinking that the mineral content of organic and non-organic food is the same. The one big difference is that in organic food all the minerals are freely available for the body to absorb, as they are not bound up by chemicals. Non-organic food, most of the minerals are bound up in chemicals and therefore the body cannot absorb them.

+ FAQs on Water Filtration

Why do we need to drink water?

Water has been called the ‘Cradle of Life’ because all living organisms require water to survive. Each body cell is bathed in fluid and the basic substance of each cell, cytoplasm, is itself largely water. Water is the body’s most abundant and important compound making up 75% of body weight.

Why aren’t fizzy drinks good for you?

The basic process involves the injection of carbon dioxide into the drink after removing oxygen. The removal of oxygen puts the drink under pressure that allows more carbon dioxide to be put in. Remember carbon dioxide is a waste product we breathe out in order to fill our lungs with oxygen! So why put a waste product back in our bodies especially into our stomachs!

Why isn’t tap water good enough to drink?

Tap water contains many impurities that you cannot see with the naked eye such as heavy metals, chemicals, hormones, herbicides, pesticides, nitrates and of course chlorine. Chlorine is added to the water to keep down the levels of bacterial growth that is good for sanitary purposes but not so good for in the insides of our bodies.

What’s wrong with a filter jug?

The filter jug is the system of the last century. People are so aware of the inadequacies of the 'jug' filter system, taking space on the worktop or in the fridge, forgetting to fill the jug and have to wait for the water to filter through, and remembering to buy and change the filter once a month.

Surely bottled water is better to drink?

These mineral or spring waters can be aggressive on the digestive system. . Many of them have a very high sodium content that is not good for our bodies. Remember when these waters were first discovered, they were bathed in and a thimble full taken by mouth. The minerals were gently absorbed by the skin not by the digestive system. Also you have to buy this water, carry it home and then dispose of yet more plastic bottles!

Are the kettles with in built filters good?

Your kettle is boiled many times through the day so the filter in these kettles have to withstand constant boiling and yet filter the water at the same time. Jury is out on this one!

How come the filters can last for a year?

The carbon block is pharmaceutical grade carbon that ensures a 99.9% filter removal of impurities in most instances, and a longer life, therefore the filters only need changing once a year.

How will I know when my filter needs changing?

Aquasafe will send you a yearly reminder so you don’t even have to think about it!

How easy is it to install the water filtration?

Very simple! We use a self-plumb system with a ‘third tap’. There is no need for any pipes to be cut as we use a self-piercing saddle clamp. The saddle clamp is placed on the cold water supply pipe under the sink in the kitchen. It is designed to first pierce the pipe then to become a diverter valve for the water to enter into to your filter. The pure water is delivered through a separate tap, the ‘third tap’, whenever you require it.

If chlorine is bad for us what happens when we shower or take a bath in it?

Half of our daily chlorine exposure is from showering and bathing. Not only do we absorb chlorine through our skin but also through our lungs. Inhalation is a much more harmful means of exposure, as the chlorine gas (chloroform) we inhale, travels directly into our blood stream. Chlorine vapours are known to be a strong irritant to the sensitive tissue and bronchial passages inside our lungs. The inhalation of chlorine is a suspected cause of asthma and bronchitis, especially in children; such cases have increased 300% in the last two decades.

Do the shower filters have to be installed?

No they don’t, they quite simply screw on to your original hose of the shower.

How long does a shower filter last?

A filter will last for 6 months. 

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