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[–]zyxzevn 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (4 children)

What I understand of " Colloidal Silver" is that it is a different state than we know. And as far I know it is not accepted physics, and mainly theoretical/hypothetical. It is more related to occult ideas.

But I also studied some of what it should mean:
Dan Winter (Or David Winter) wrote about Colloidal silver and gold (1997?), where he explained that the atoms are in a different state. He was writing about " white gold", that was able to prolong life. In this different state, atoms are connecting with themselves. A bit like a noble gas. And this makes the atoms harder to detect chemically.
He was referring to atom models in " Occult Chemistry", where atoms have a geometrical structures.

So the idea is that you get the noble-gas version of the noble metals, and not the ions. And thus you should not find many Silver ions in the extract.

Whether this really exists or is just a belief, is a different question.

Personally, I don't think it is real, nor that it has a good healing effect. But some friends of mine do really believe it helps them. I think it should be possible to extract this atoms someway, to see if this atomic state exists. I really like to find things that break with current science models.

[–]Horrux[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

I can tell you for a fact that homemade colloidal silver helps my health TREMENDOUSLY. And yes, those ideas of alchemical type of silver and gold are very interesting.

In particular, one manufacturer of silver generators has his people attend and intervene personally in the process and says that doing so is essential to the stuff produced being of the highest quality. And in fact, laboratory work corroborates.

There is so much unknown.

[–]zyxzevn 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

Great. I tried to find the website, but it is gone already. The book Occult Chemistry is still online and its weird. And I agree that there is much unknown, especially around health and consciousness.

I am curious in what kind of effects it gives. To what medicine is it similar?

[–][deleted] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Silver has a long and intriguing history as an antibiotic in human health care. It has been developed for use in water purification, wound care, bone prostheses, reconstructive orthopaedic surgery, cardiac devices, catheters and surgical appliances. Advancing biotechnology has enabled incorporation of ionizable silver into fabrics for clinical use to reduce the risk of nosocomial infections and for personal hygiene. The antimicrobial action of silver or silver compounds is proportional to the bioactive silver ion (Ag(+)) released and its availability to interact with bacterial or fungal cell membranes.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16766878/


Silver and most silver compounds have an oligodynamic effect and are toxic for bacteria, algae, and fungi in vitro..... The effectiveness of silver compounds as an antiseptic is based on the ability of the biologically active silver ion (Ag+) to irreversibly damage key enzyme systems in the cell membranes of pathogens

It's very interesting stuff.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medical_uses_of_silver

[–]Horrux[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

It is a very potent antibiotic, antifungal and... Antiviral, some say. Well, insofar as pleomorphism exists, I would believe it.

It also has no toxicity and doesn't usually affect intestinal flora.

[–][deleted] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Bump.

[–]GeorgeCarlin 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Silver still is one best electrical conductors we know so far.

But i've forgotten most of the solid-state physics i did because the statistics of it i regard as quite boring.

What puts this into perspective for me, there are seemingly more and more clues that our general definition of electrical conductors and isolators isn't sufficient anymore to explain or describe a lot of phenomena and processes. Especially when they usually happen in ångström-scales.