Clarification of Answer by
01 Dec 2002 18:17 PST
Very good question!
Further research has produced more information for you. There are many
different types of silver. You're probably most familiar with sterling
silver as being part of jewelery, silverware, or in your case a
teething ring. Sterling silver is not one hundred percent silver. It's
only part silver. In its colloidal form, silver helps in the
manufacturing of certain alcohol.
The Colloidal Silver Database Website states, a colloid refers to
"tiny particles suspended in any medium, typically a liquid or gel.
Particles are usually sized between 1 - 1000 nanometers in diameter.
Colloidal silver technically does not refer to silver ions or
compounds in ionic form. However, the term "colloidal silver" has
truly lost its scientific meaning, and should be considered a generic
term for health products containing silver in a fluid medium. A
statement that a substance is "colloidal silver" is not nearly enough
information to gauge the type of product being offered."
This site goes on to write, "Other compounds, such as silver acetate,
silver nitrate, silver arsphenamine, and branded products such as
Argyrol, Neosilvol and Collargol, can be extremely toxic in the human
body due to the extremely high concentration of silver."
You may read a more detailed analysis of colloid silver online. The
link is http://www.silvermedicine.org/faq.html
I even found a site at which you can buy silver colloid as a dietary
supplement. The link is
You may read about the different types of silver online. The link is
Another interesting link is "The different forms of silver." The link
You may even make your own colloidal silver. You can find out how at
You may find some other information by thumbing through some of the
other links on my search of: "types of silver" colloid
The link is ://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=%22types+of+silver%22+colloid
Please let me know what else I can clarify.