Date: Tue, 08 Apr 1997 02:25:15 -0700
Subject: How to Make Colloidal Silver
Organization: University of Houston
Jerry, found this want to know what you think of it?
How to make Colloidal Silver
How I ended all disease with three nine volt batteries.
"We now know what 'wealth' is. Wealth is the ability to re
generate life. How many people can you take care of
for how many days?" - Buckminster Fuller
Imagine having your own hospital. Not just any hospital either.
After all, the mortality rate generally drops when hospitals go
on strike.(1,2,3,4) Death due to toxic drugs, unnecessary
treatment, rampant ignorance and a sea of antibiotic-resistant
bacteria make most hospitals the Devil's own playground.
No, I'm talking about a hospital that makes people well again.
Now, imagine that your new hospital is essentially cost free,
works anywhere and is the size of a transistor radio, neatly
fitting in your shirt pocket. Impossible? Not at all. The only
thing unbelievable about it is that every American doesn't
already have one.
The "hospital" I am talking about is a Colloidal Silver generator.
Silver is a powerful, natural prophylactic/antibiotic, used for
thousands of years. Ancient Greeks lined their eating and
drinking vessels with silver, as did many other cultures
throughout the world.(5)
Pioneers of the American West would put a silver dollar in a
jug of milk to keep it fresh without refridgeration.(6)
Did you ever wonder why silverware was made from silver?
One of the properties of silver is that it kills bacteria on
contact in six minutes or less.(7) It may be that gold and
silver were first used as valued currency because of their
Dr. Robert O. Becker, "The Body Electric," recognized a
correlation between low silver levels and sickness. He said
silver deficiency was responsible for the improper functioning
of the immune system. Dr. Becker's experiments conclude that
silver works on the full spectrum of pathogens without any
side effects or damage to the body. He also states that silver
does more than kill disease-causing organisms.
It also causes major growth stimulation of injured tissues.
Burn patients and even elderly patients notice more rapid
healing. And he discovered that all cancer cells can change
back to normal cells. All strains of pathogens resistant
to other antibiotics are killed by silver.
What is Colloidal Silver?
Colloidal Silver is the result of an electro-magnetic process
that pulls microscopic particles from a larger piece of silver
into a liquid, such as water.(8) These microscopic particles
can more easily penetrate and travel throughout the body.
Colloidal Silver works as a catalyst, disabling the enzyme
that all one celled bacteria, fungi and viruses use for their
oxygen metabolism. In short, the bad guys suffocate. Unlike
with antibiotics, resistant strains have never been known to
In fact, antibiotics are only effective against perhaps a
dozen forms of bacteria and fungi, but never viruses. Because
no known disease-causing organism can live in the presence of
even minute traces of the chemical element of metallic silver,
Colloidal Silver is effective against more than 650 different
Since there is not enough room to list all the diseases against
which Colloidal Silver has been used successfully, here is a
tiny sample: acne, allergies, appendicitis, arthritis, blood
parasites, bubonic plague, burns (colloidal silver is one of
the few treatments that can keep severe burn patients alive),
cancer,(10) cholera, conjunctivitis, diabetes, gonorrhea, hay
fever, herpes, leprosy, leukemia, lupus, lymphangitis, Lyme
disease, malaria, meningitis, parasitic infections both viral
and fungal, pneumonia, rheumatism, ringworm, scarlet fever,
septic conditions of the eyes, ears, mouth and throat, shingles,
skin cancer, staph infections, strep infections, syphilis,
toxemia, trenchfoot, all forms of viruses, warts and stomach
In addition it also has veterinary uses, such as for canine
parvo virus. You'll also find Colloidal Silver very handy in
the garden since it can be used against bacterial, fungal and
viral attacks on plants.
Simply spray diluted Colloidal Silver on the leaves, and add
to soil water.
It would appear highly unlikely that even germ warfare agents
could survive an encounter with Colloidal Silver, since viruses
like E Bola and Hanta, or even the dreaded "flesh-eating
bacteria" are, in the end, merely hapless viruses and bacteria.
To top it off, Colloidal Silver is virtually non-toxic, making
it safe for both children and adults, as well as pets.(11, 12)
In short, anything bigger than a one-cell animal seems to like it.
Nor does one have to worry about that FDA (Food and Drug
Administration) fox being put in charge of this home remedy hen
house. Colloidal Silver is a pre-1938 healing modality, making
it exempt from FDA jurisdiction under the grandfather clause.(13)
So why haven't you heard of it?
I suspect the user friendly economics of Colloidal Silver may
have something to do with its low profile in the media. Colloidal
Silver can't help but shine a spotlight on the expensive and
deadly nature of our pharmaceutical industries, who are bigger
than the Pentagon economically.
For example, the pharmaceutical cartel's relentless promotion
of dangerous vaccines for humans and animals through government
programs have now been linked to everything from increasing crib
deaths in infants (who in many documented cases scream for hours
before dying), to the increasingly common disease, feline
leukemia, in house cats.(14) Colloidal Silver, on the other hand,
is a safe and reliable alternative to expensive pharmeceuticals.
It is true that consuming large amounts over long periods of
time may kill some friendly bacteria in your intestines. If
taking large amounts, you should supplement your diet with
yogurt or acidophilus, or compensate for possible bacteria loss
in some other way.
This is not, however, a serious problem, and unlike antibiotics,
Colloidal Silver does not weaken the body's immune system. In
fact, it is said to give the body a second immune system,
creating a shield against disease of all kinds.
A good quality Colloidal Silver can be diluted as much as 8
to 1 and still be highly effective. An average adult dose might
be one or two ounces of concentrate mixed in an eight-ounce
glass of water, not more than three times a day. However, there
would appear to be a great deal of leeway here, since no toxic
dose is known.
Sadly, some Colloidal Silvers currently on the market have as
little as 1 part per million (ppm) and sell for as much as
.00 for eight ounces. However, thanks to physicist Bob
Beck's brilliantly simple design outlined below, you can now
construct your own generator and produce unlimited amounts
of high-quality Colloidal Silver concentrate. And for only
1/10th of a cent per gallon, plus the price of water!
How to make your own Silver Colloid Generator.
While it has been discovered that 30 volts is the ideal for
Silver Colloid production, 27 volts is very effective and
happens to be the convenient result of wiring three 9-volt
you'll need three 9-volt transistor radio batteries,
three battery snap-on lead connectors,
2 insulated alligator clips,
1 "grain-of-wheat" 24 volt 40 mA sub miniature
a foot of 3/32" heat-shrink insulation tubing,
a foot of 2-conductor stranded insulated wire
a small box to put it all in, and
10" of pure silver wire (.999 fine).
This should cost under .00 for everything. Assuming some
skill with a soldering iron, you should spend about thirty
minutes constructing the generator.
Solder your three snap-on battery clips in series (red to
black) to provide 27 volts. Connect a 24V incandescent lamp
in series with either positive or negative output lead.
Solder the red insulated alligator clip to the positive (anode)
and the black insulated clip to the negative (cathode)
2-conductor lead wires. Insulation is shrunk over soldered
connections using a heat gun or hair dryer.
Cut your 10" of silver wire in half. Bend top ends of your
two 5" silver electrode wires so they can clip over the top rim
of a plastic or glass cup (not metal).
About 4" of each wire should be submerged.
WARNING! Use ONLY pure silver (.999 fine) electrodes. #14 gauge
is the preferred thickness. Pure silver is sometimes available
at electroplating supply companies. Or, inquire at a jewelry
store specializing in silver about who their wholesale supplier
Do not use sterling silver (.9275) since sterling contains
copper and nickel.
NICKEL CAN BE TOXIC. (With this in mind, you may want to have
a chemical analysis (assay) of your purchased silver in addition
to the written word of your supplier.)
If the Silver Colloid is to be ingested or injected, be sure to
use distilled water. Tap water is fine for other uses, such as
for a topical spray or for plants. Also, before beginning to
make your Colloidal Silver you will need to make a saline
solution for enhancing conductivity.
NOTE: Two points of interest since this file was posted;
1) DO NOT USE SALT - just use distilled water
2) An ingot of silver cut in half works better than wire
Saline solution can be made by mixing six ounces of distilled
water with one tea-spoon of sea salt in a separate container.
Do not use common table salt as table salt has chemical
additives. After stirring the salt solution, pour some of the
water into an eye dropper bottle.
Now you're ready to make Colloidal Silver. Pour eight ounces
of water into your glass. Add 1 or 2 drops of saline solution
(3 drops at the most; if you use too much salt, you'll be
making silver chloride instead!) to distilled water and stir
with a plastic/non-conductive utensil.
Insert silver electrode wires. Placement of wires is not critical,
but they must not be touching each other or the process will
stop. (You cannot shock yourself in this process so do not be
Attach alligator clips to the ends of the silver electrode
wires coming over the outside rim of the glass and you will
see a grey mist inside the glass start to peel away from the
positive polarity wire while bubbles of hydrogen rise from
Laboratory tests show that this method creates a silver colloid
of approximately 1 ppm per minute of activation time.
Since you are only taking microscopic particles from the silver
wire, your silver wire may very well last for years.
The brightness of the light bulb is related to the conductivity
of the water. It is not necessarily a problem if the bulb is
very dim or even remains dark as long as the process itself is
occurring. (If the bulb is dark you can always consider adding
one more drop of saline solution next time.) Do not add saline
solution after process has begun.
Of course, when batteries are old, the light will also become
dimmer, signaling it's time for a change. Touch the two alligator
clips together to test the brightness of the bulb as a battery
check. A fresh set of three alkaline batteries should make
several hundred thousand batches of concentrated Silver Colloid.
Also, put a few drops of Silver Colloid in the saline solution
to prevent fungus growth.
When finished, detach alligator clips. Clean silver electrode
wire after each use to remove dark oxide on the anode. Use a
small piece of 1/4" thick nylon kitchen scouring pad to polish
dried silver, then wipe with paper napkin to make ready for
Store your Colloidal Silver in dark, non-conductive (and if
plastic, non-reactive) containers, like empty hydrogen peroxide
bottles. Keep away from light as even room light will degrade
colloids rapidly by turning solution grey or black just as
exposure to light darkens the silver in camera film. Stir
thoroughly or shake each time before using. Keep cool, but do
In using your own home-made silver colloid generator it will
become apparent that you now have the power to safely protect
yourself, your family, your pets and plants, your community,
and (through the dissemination of this information), our nation,
from over 650 pathogens, viruses, microbes, fungi and parasites.
Upon creating your first batch of Colloidal Silver, you will
find it tastes the same as untreated water. And it won't sting,
even in a baby's eyes.
Congratulations and bon appetit!
c1995 Mark Metcalf, a.k.a. Mark Nine All rights reserved.
1. "Medical malpractice alone kills an estimated 45,000 people
annually (in the U.S.), making it the leading cause of
accidental injury and death." -- Adriane Fugh-Berman, MD
2. As many as 14,000 people die in Australian hospitals every year
through preventable mistakes, ranging from misdiagnosis to being
given the wrong drugs. This makes hospitals the third largest
killer in Australia after heart disease and cancer. For those
who survive, between 25,000 and 30,000 patients are left with
a serious and permanent disability as a result of such mistakes.
-- The Sydney
Morning Herald, 6/2/95 and
the New Scientist, 6/10/95.
3. Using statistics from the 1984 Harvard study, the National
Safety Council and other sources, the Campaign to Protect
Consumer Rights says that more people die in the U.S. from
medical negligence than any other accidental cause. If these
statistics are valid, medical errors kill more people each
year than automobiles, falls, drownings, fires, choking,
guns and poisons combined.
4. "Only 10 to 20 percent of all medical procedures currently
used in medical practice have been shown to be efficacious
by controlled trial. -- U.S. Office of Technology Assessment
5. Encyclopedia Britanica, 1910
6. Health Consciousness Magazine, vol. 15, no. 4
7. "Use of Colloids in Health and Disease." Colloidal Silver
is proven particularly effective in cases of intestinal
troubles. Dr. Henry Crooks found that Silver in the colloidal
state is highly germicidal, quite harmless to humans and
absolutely nontoxic. Rather than in a chemical compound,
the Silver, in the colloidal state, may be applied in a much
more concentrated form, with correspondingly better results.
All fungus, virus, bacterium, strep-tococcus, strphylococcus,
and other pathogenic organisms are killed in three or four
minutes; in fact, there is no microbe known that is not
killed by Colloidal Silver is six minutes or less, a dilution
of as little as five parts per million, though there are no
side effects whatsoever from high concentrations.
-- Provo Herald, Feb. 2, 1992, pg D1:
Colloidal Silver as a cure for AIDS.
8. "(Colloidal Silver) is not a chemical compound containing
Silver, but pure metallic silver of submicroscopic clusters
of just a few atoms, held in suspension in pure water, by
the tiny electric charge on each atom."
-- Health Consciousness, Vol. 15, No.4
9. As an antibiotic, Silver kills over 650 disease causing
organisms; resistant strains fail to develop. Silver is
absolutely nontoxic. Silver is the best all-around germ
fighter we have. Doctors are reporting that, taken internally,
it works against syphilis, cholera, and malaria, diabetes
and severe burns. -- Bio/Tech News, 1995
10. Dr. Bjorn Nordstrom, of the Karolinska Institute, Sweden,
has used Silver in his cancer cure method for many years.
He says the whole thing is quite simple. This brought rapid
remission in patients given up by other doctors.
-- "Silver, Our Mightiest Germ Fighter"
Science Digest, March, 1978.
11. Metallic Silver (Colloid) is non-toxic, however, silver
nitrate and other compounds of silver are and should not
be ingested. --Dr. Bob Beck
12. Environmental Protection Agency's Poison Control Center
reports no toxicity listing for Colloidal Silver,
considering it harmless in any concentration.
13. The FDA has stated that because Colloidal Silver is (by
fifty years) a pre-1938 drug, it may continue to be marketed.
Sept. 13, 1991, letter received from consumer safety
officer Harold Davis, U.S., Food and Drug Administration.
Moreover, the FDA has no jurisdiction regarding a pure,
14. The following significant adverse events have occurred
following administration of DTP vaccines: inconsolable
crying for more than 3 hours (1/100 doses), high-pitched,
unusual crying (1/1000 doses), fever higher than 105 degrees
fahrenheit (1/330 doses), transient shock-like (hypotonic,
hyporesponsive) episode (1/1750 doses), convulsions
(1/1,750 doses), sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
(Interestingly, no percentage of SIDS is given author.)
Encephalopathy occurring within 7 days following vaccination.
This is defined as an acute, severe central-nervous-system
disorder occurring with 7 days following vaccination, and
generally consisting of major alterations in consciousness,
unresponsiveness, generalized or focal seizures that persist
more than a few hours, with failure to recover within 24 hours.
Studies have indicated that a personal or family history of
seizures is associated with increased frequency of seizures
following pertussis immunization. The ACIP and AAP do not
consider a family history of seizures to be a contraindication
to pertussis vaccine despite the increased risk of seizures
in these individuals.
As reported with Haemophilus b polysaccharide vaccine, cases of
Haemophilus type b disease may occur... -- Excerpts from Lederle
Praxis Biologicals' own DPT Vaccine package insert.
Lederle Praxis Biologicals is a division of American Cyanamid,
which is itself a division of I.G. Farbin, the former Nazi
chemical combine who manufactured Zyclon-B. Zyclon-B was the
nerve gas used for exterminating millions of human beings
in concentration camps.
"Concentration" stands for mass "concentrations" of civilian
population. In other words, a complete cross-section, including
infants, children, senior citizens, etc.