Suggestions for Making your own Colloidal Silver Generator and Colloidal Silver Solution
Introduction:Colloidal Silver References The following info is for your own study; use this info at your own discretion. I do not endorse, sell or prescribe colloidal silver, but provide this info for you to use as a springboard into your own study of colloidal silver. There is potential risk for developing permanent argyria (blue or grey staining of skin) with internal use, although I have been unable to verify this myself through a review of current literature regarding present day pure electro-colloidal silver made without use of salt or saline. This particle is reported to be a smaller particle size than that of the silver compounds and salts that have been known to cause this condition. By definition, colloids are very small particles able to be held in suspension by their electrical charge. Salts prefer to spread evenly through a liquid, and elemental silver (as in silver proteins) tends to sink rather than stay in solution.
Web references for colloidal silver (mostly non-ads, non-MLM). Note: some address the silver compounds or salts, or an unidentified product as in the case with the woman who turned blue from taking a product OVER 40 YEARS AGO. Yet that is her only symptom, a cosmetic one, and the only one claimed by the FDA according to this posting. I have my doubts that that was a small particle solution, too.
http://www.tomifobia.com/previous/rosemary.html (a personal account of argyria due to use of silver salts (NOT electro-colloidal silver)
Robert Beck, re: page on CS: http://www.portal.ca:80/~gekko/silverzap/
Rife index: http://www.eskimo.com/~ghawk/rife/ (not sure if this is accessible anymore; you can search for silver.)
Also, try joining firstname.lastname@example.org (type "subscribe" in the subject data block). You can post questions there, and other silver users will respond.
Also, excerpts and ordering info from Baranowski's booklet, "Colloidal Silver, the antibiotic Alternative" can be found at: http://www.elixa.com/silver/zanesize.htm. This reference has many studies & reports, old & new re: colloidal and non colloidal silver and info on manufacturing, recommendations for use, etc.
Overview on making a colloidal silver:(Other methods are cited below under "Alternate CS Generator Plans")
Below is an attachment from with instructions for making a colloidal silver generator. My husband used these instructions with one modification: he used a 24 volt ac-dc generator so we would be assured of a steady supply of electricity. Also, when I generate silver, the light bulb does not visibly light; if it did, it would mean too much electrolyte or bridging (full current flow due to visible particulate bridging) or your wires are touching each other. (Updated 5/2003:) The light bulb is a "nice idea" but an unnecessary as far as monitoring production of CS. You can see if you are making CS if there are bubbles coming off the silver wire. However, the lightbulb serves a very useful and necessary purpose as a current limiter from an electical standpoint. Thanks to Geoff C. for the following clarification:
Also, I ran 3 tests at an environmental lab at $21 each to arrive at a known, practical ppm (particles silver per million solution). The notion that 1 minute processing = 1 ppm is totally off at least with my system. I got 0.012 ppm with a 5 minute process, 3.03 ppm in 300 ml distilled water with a 30 minute process, and 8.38 ppm with an hour process with 350 ml distilled water (stopping 2 or 3 times to wipe the wires of excess silver oxide). I kept the wires about 1 cm- 1/2" apart at all times to come up with this ppm. I also used a drop of a solution of 1/8 tsp. baking soda in 8 oz. distilled water as an electrolyte to start the transfer of silver into the solution. This is not necessary; you can use "none" (actually using the minute particles present in the distilled water) or you can add a little previously made silver solution to get it going (about 25 ml), but the processing time will vary and you should test for ppm whenever you change the procedure. It takes about 4-6 minutes or longer to see the tiny bubbles coming off. It helps if you put a dark paper behind the beaker to see these tiny bubbles & particles coming off.
Initially, I had taken 3 TBS of 8.38 ppm twice daily (on an empty stomach) for my LD treatment, and 2 tsp. to 1 TBS daily as a maintenance dose. Some recommend that you drink additional water too, to dilute it, but others say wait an hour so it doesn't all dump into the GI tract. I have since increased my "therapeutic" dosage based on recommendations found at Lyme Disease and AIDS Treatment Protocol. (Added 10/02) I adapted the numbers to my ppm but also took into consideration that colloidal silver may be absorbed better than silver protein so less may be needed.
I always filter my low voltage colloidal silver with a coffee filter at the end of the process. I use a plastic lid with 2 slits in it to keep the silver wires in place over the beaker but some people simply bend them over the edge of the glass or beaker and tape the clamps/wires on the outside to hold them in place.
Enclosed are the directions my husband used to make my generator. I got them from a woman (Marsha) who posted her story on news:sci.med.diseases.lyme in November, '96. The only modification we made was that he used a 24 volt AC-DC converter he had hanging around so that the rate of electricity would be consistent (no dying batteries).
I no longer use or condone using a granule of sea salt with the 250 cc distilled water, and processing for 30 minutes has yielded 3ppm, so the "rule" 1 ppm/minute is not true for me. I strongly advise against use of salt in producing CS. If you want to get your first batch quicker, add some pre-existing CS (say, an ounce) to speed it up. Or make your own starter using just a smidgen of pure baking soda, not salt. Use it only once, save an ounce for "starter" and discard the rest of the CS. Then use that ounce in your next batch of CS. Don't add any soda hereafter; just save an ounce for starter.
I would highly recommend that you test your solution
at an environmental lab (look up testing laboratories in the yellow pages.) The test costs
only about $10-20, and it is worth it to know just what you are producing and how
concentrated. If it turns out you make a rather strong solution, cut back on the time or
dilute it with distilled water when you are done to get the desired ppm. From my reading,
most people prefer a ppm within the range of 3 to 20. Higher ppm is not necessarily more
effective. I also filter my solution in with a coffee filter to strain out any sediments
(black flakes of silver oxide).
Here's a site that has reference to a good booklet on C.S. online; http://www.elixa.com/silver/zanesize.htm.
Here's also a more polished source of info on CS making: http://www.portal.ca:80/~gekko/silverzap/
Of course, you don't have to purchase their machine to make your own CS if you can make your own generator. I checked this site out; it is a sub-page from a CS generator distributor. It contains quotes from his book, and you can order it from them or perhaps get it at a nature foods store as I did.
There's no need to spend $100 or more on a device; mine almost looks like the one on the homepage referenced on that site above. The only difference is that my wire leads are not rigidly fixed to the box; I punched holes in a plastic lid to keep them in place(with tape too,) over my beaker. You can get as "fancy" as you like, but the mechanism will work the same way regardless of the casing.
Directions for Making Your own CS Generator:
These instructions are unedited as received from Marsha except as noted in
My comments and reminders:
Results may vary depending on the amt. of salt or baking soda solution. you use, how far the wires are in the solution, how long you process; how far apart the wires are, water temperature and perhaps how much voltage you use. If you want to speed up the process, heat your water for 5 minutes in a microwave or double boiler (glass jar in a pot of boiling water will due). Then place it on a hot plate (a mug warmer or coffee maker will do.)
Be consistent and keep records. Lack of color does not mean you haven't made CS either. That's dependent upon the amount of oxidation that has occured, presence of silver oxide (burnt silver that can be filtered out), and heat. If you want to see a lot of color, heat your water.But beware; you may increase silver oxide besides the color. I self-medicated for LD with CS. I have not required antibiotics since Oct. 96 when I began using CS for Lyme disease. After using CS fairly regularly for about 20 months, I switched to using it only as needed for minor ailments. I believe colloidal silver cured my Lyme disease. It has been the answer to a very heartfelt prayer for healing.
Another possible scientifically based treament for LD to investigate:
Hyperbaric chamber treatment (high air pressure chamber.) I understand that people are having success with this (possibly cured!?) and there is scientific basis for it considering LD is a nearly anaerobic organism that doesn't tolerate high levels of O2, increases in body temp (that increase circulation) and exercise. This is true of other bacteria as well, thus the hyperbaric chamber has been useful in treating gangrene and other serious infections as well as brain trauma.
Alternate CS Generator Plans
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Note: I have not tried these plans but post them here for your examination and consideration. I will try to get other directions, too for more options. Note: follow the directions specific to the generator you use, and be sure to test for ppm (and particle size if you desire) from a good lab.
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This page was last updated5/2003