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Ionized Water

We want the water solution to be as pure as possible to prevent the suspended silver particles from forming into undesirable silver compounds with minerals and other matter found in tap water, well water, spring water, etc. Therefore, use Distilled Water when making colloidal silver. It’s available in most supermarkets. Using distilled water creates one difficulty though. In order for electrolysis to readily occur, the solution is usually ionized. An ionized solution allows the electrons to easily and quickly move through the solution. Sometimes a small amount of table salt is added to a solution to increase its ionization, but ordinary tap water or well water already contains enough dissolved minerals and salts to make an ionized solution, but if we decide to use tap water or well water, we’ll also get those undesirable silver compounds.

The Solution? Simple Heat up the distilled water. Boil it, in fact. The heated water will permit enough electron movement to get the electrolysis started. As silver particles begin to become suspended in the solution, these particles themselves will act as ionizing agents and will further increase the conductivity of the solution. However, as more and more silver particles become suspended in the solution, two things begin to happen:

  1. the silver oxide on the positive electrode will build up faster than in the beginning of the process and
  2. the current flow of electrons will increase as the solution becomes more ionized with each passing minute.

Therefore, you need to monitor the reaction very carefully after the first 10 or 12 minutes in order to control excessive oxide buildup on the positive electrode, and prevent runaway current flow which will result in a larger sized silver particle going into your solution.

Merlin Wolf pointed out to me that a current flow of around 50 milliamps (50ma) at 30 volts is just about perfect for making colloidal silver. When the current flow starts getting substantially above that figure, the silver particles become larger than desired and change the color of the silver colloid from the ideal golden yellow to green, red, or worst yet, grey and black-which usually contains a lot of silver oxide residues.

This information is for educational purposes only and is not to be construed as medical advice. Consult the physician of your choice for medical care and advice.

Offered by Ed