colloidal silver


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colloidal silver

1. Any preparation of silver in which the particles of silver or silver proteinate are suspended in the solution rather than being dissolved in it.
2. A liquid in which silver particles are suspended. It is marketed as a dietary supplement, but the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine has determined that this product has no safe or effective use.
See also: silver
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"The colloidal silver that we use in our Argentum products is silver hydrosol - positively charged silver ions - made of 99.99% pure silver - suspended in pharmaceutical grade purified water.
By using hydrogel with colloidal silver in combination has proved to be highly effective in reduction of slough, promoting granulation tissue formation and reepithelialisation.
Recently, there appears to be an increase in the practice of colloidal silver ingestion given the popularity and easy availability of alternative medicines and dietary supplements containing various silver-containing compounds.
Colloidal silver nanoparticles produced extracellularly from the fungus Aspergillus niger possess broad antifungal spectrum thus could be used in clinical medicine.
Other side effects from using colloidal silver include nausea, headaches, fatigue, skin irritation, and kidney damage.
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Alkali treatment of maize starch was carried out in the current work in order to increase the solubility and provide more fragments with higher affinity and reducibility which are required for synthesis of maximum concentrations of stable colloidal silver nanoparticles solutions.
Kerker, "The optics of colloidal silver: something old and something new," Journal of Colloid And Interface Science, vol.
The colloidal silver solution was successfully prepared using ESD without any surfactants, which is different from the traditional chemical process with some toxic chemical agents that may influence the antibioactivity efficacy of colloidal silver experiment.
Colloidal silver nanoparticle (Ag-NP) with natural macromolecule can be fabricated by physical [6, 7] and chemical reduction [8-10] methods.
van Blaaderen, "Synthesis and characterization of large colloidal silver particles," Langmuir, vol.
* Avoid taking these supplements, identified by the Consumers Union as being linked by clinical reports or case reports to serious side effects: aconite, bitter orange, chaparral, colloidal silver, coltsfoot, comfrey, country mallow, germanium, greater celandine, kava, lobelia and yohimbe.