What is a Colloid?
Colloid is a fancy scientific word for "tiny" or "minuscule".
Colloidal minerals are minute particles of gold and silver that have
been broken down and suspended in water so they are ingestible by humans.
Colloids for Life colloidal dietary supplements are manufactured using
today's most advanced technology (mesoprocess)
that breaks the metals down into the smallest, most effective particles
possible, called mesoparticles.
Our mesoprocess is a unique, proprietary method, pioneered and developed
by the scientists at Colloidal Science Laboratory, Inc. (CSL).
What happens if the colloid freezes?
Freezing can damage the colloidal suspension. If a colloidal suspension
is allowed to freeze,the suspended particles may precipitate and fall
to the bottom. If the color has changed to clear like water after thawing
then the colloid is irreversibly damaged. If the color is normal, then
the colloid is OK.
What is the shelf life of the Mesocolloids?
Our colloid products made from noble metals (silver, gold, platinum, palladium,
and iridium) have an infinite shelf life. Titanium, while not a noble
metal also has an infinite shelf life.
Colloids made from non-noble metals (i.e. copper and zinc) have a limited
shelf life, typically 4 to 6 weeks, once the bottle is opened. Air, which
includes oxygen, enters the bottle when it is opened. The oxygen will
cause the metal nanoparticles to slowly oxidize converting them into their
ionic state. For this reason, it is best to purchase a bottle size that
you would expect to consume in 4 weeks or less.
Storage of Mesocolloids
Refrigeration is not required for any of the products. To maximize shelf
life it is best to:
- avoid storing the Mesocolloids at temperatures above about 80 degrees F.
- store bottle to avoid direct sunlight.
- do not drink directly from the bottle, pour from the bottle into a dispenser spoon or cup
- do not pour any unused liquid back into the bottle.
What exactly do Colloids do?
Metal colloids used as dietary supplements provide the body with minerals
required to maintain optimum health. The basic functions of minerals
in the body are building and regulating. The building functions of minerals
affect all soft tissues, such as ligaments, muscles, and tendons, and
the skeleton. Minerals regulate body functions such as heartbeat, nerve
response, transport of oxygen to body tissues, blood clotting, and body
fluids' internal pressure.
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Is this some New Age fad?
Knowledge of the benefits of precious metals has been around for centuries.
Gold: Ancient Egyptian and Chinese civilizations used gold
therapy to reverse, inhibit, and prevent joint and bone damage from
rheumatism, arthritis and aging. In medieval Europe, alchemists used
powdered gold in drinks for sore limbs. In ancient Rome, gold was used
for skin ulcers. The use of Gold in modern medicine began with German
Bacteriologist Robert Koch, who discovered that gold compounds inhibit
the growth of the tuberculosis bacillus. He received the Nobel Prize
in Medicine. Gold is used today in surgery to patch damaged blood vessel,
nerves, membranes and bones.
Silver: Silver colloids were discovered in the 19th
century. You may remember your grandparents putting silver dollars in
their milk to retard spoilage. Prior to 1938, colloidal silver was used
by physicians as a mainstream antibiotic treatment and was considered
quite "high tech". Production methods were costly, however,
and the pharmaceutical industry moved in with financially lucrative
drugs. Using colloids can provide more benefits today because of the
revolutionary method use to produce them, the Mesoprocess.
Why are these products not FDA approved?
The U. S. Congress passed an act which prevents the FDA from regulating
vitamins and dietary supplements. Our products are dietary mineral
supplements, not drugs. The FDA regulates the drug industry.
The U. S. Congress passed the Dietary Supplement Health and Education
Act (DSHEA) of 1994 which spells out the regulations as they apply to
dietary supplements. The provisions of DSHEA define dietary supplements
and dietary ingredients; establish a new framework for assuring safety;
outline guidelines for literature displayed where supplements are sold;
provide for use of claims and nutritional support statements; require
ingredient and nutrition labeling; and grant FDA the authority to establish
good manufacturing practice (GMP) regulations. The law also requires formation
of an executive level Commission on Dietary Supplement Labels and an Office
of Dietary Supplements within the National Institutes of Health.
Does the FDA have evidence about risks associated with Colloidal Silver?
In researching the safety of non-protein colloidal silver one customer
wrote the FDA. See his letter
and the response from FDA.
Are There Contemporary Studies That Support The Use of Colloidal Minerals?
In the late 1970s, Robert O. Becker, M.D., author of The Body Electric
was studying regeneration of limbs, spinal cords and organs. He discovered
that silver ions promote bone growth and kill surrounding bacteria.
In 1978, the March issue of Science Digest included
an article called "Our Mightiest Germ Fighter", which said
in part, "Thanks to eye opening research, silver is emerging as
a wonder of modern medicine. An antibiotic fights perhaps a half dozen
different disease organisms; but silver fights some 650. Moreover, silver
is virtually nontoxic." In the same article, Dr. Harry Margraf,
a biochemist, says, "Silver is the best all-around germ fighter
How do Colloids work?
Colloidal silver appears to be a powerful, natural antibiotic. It reportedly
disables the enzyme that one-celled bacteria, viruses and fungi need
for their oxygen metabolism. The result is the destruction of the disease-causing
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Regarding colloidal gold, The brain is a collection of about 10 billion
interconnected neurons. Each neuron is a cell that uses biochemical
reactions to receive, process and transmit information. In the brain,
nerve cells communicate with each other through the interconnections
of neurons, called synapses. It is believed that the nanometer sized
particles in colloidal gold effect the electrical charges that are produced
when those neurons fire, in effect enhancing the normal communication
that takes place between the nerve cells. This enhancement is believed
to be responsible for increased brain functions and improved motor skills
that are reported by users of Mesogold.
Why does Colloidal Silver take longer to work when antibiotics have been used?
The use of antibiotics impairs the body's immune system from fighting
fungal infections and in many cases actually causes outbreaks of candida
and other fungal infections. Many infections are fungal based, including
most sinus infections. Severe overuse of antibiotics can cause the immune
system to crash leading to many other immune deficiency related ailments
including chronic fatigue. Low level bacterial, fungal and viral infections
can thrive in the body when the immune system becomes impaired.
Why do symptoms seem to worsen when Mesosilver is initially used?
A condition called Herxheimer reaction, also referred
to as a healing crisis, may occur. As bacterial, viral and fungal micro
organisms are destroyed they release toxins. These toxins, along with
the body's natural process of purging them from the system, can lead to
achy, flu-like symptoms. The resulting discomfort may by present for 2
to 3 days.
Does Mesosilver harm the beneficial bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract?
No, not when taking normal dosages. Mesosilver is absorbed in the small
intestine and at normal doses it passes through the small intestine walls
and into the bloodstream before reaching the large intestine. The large
intestine (or colon) contains beneficial bacteria that aid in food digestion.
In the event that someone took an unusually large amount of Mesosilver,
say 8 ounces, it is possible that some would reach the large intestine
where it could possibly destroy beneficial bacteria. In this event, the
bacteria could be replaced by taking acidophilus or eating yogurt. Even
if nothing was done, the bacteria would replace itself within a few days.
Can Mesosilver and Mesogold be taken along with prescription drugs?
Yes. Mesosilver and Mesogold do not interfere with or interact with medications.
Both gold and silver are noble metals, which means they do not readily
combine with other substances to form compounds, so they do not interact
with medications, herbs, or other supplements.
Can Mesosilver and Mesogold be given to infants and children?
Yes. Dosages should be adjusted for the reduced body weight of children
and infants. Dosage of one teaspoon for every 70 pounds of body weight
is generally appropriate.
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Is Mesosilver safe to take during pregnancy?
We do not have any scientific studies that can prove that Mesosilver is
safe to use during pregnancy. It is believed to be safe and many users
have used it during pregnancy. No adverse effects have ever been reported.
Can Mesosilver be taken by a nursing mother?
We do not have any scientific studies that can prove that Mesosilver is
safe to use by a nursing mother. It is believed to be safe and many users
have used it while nursing. No adverse effects have ever been reported
for mother or child.
Can Mesosilver be used for pets and large animals?
Yes. Mesosilver is commonly used on pets and large animals for many infections,
such as ringworm, staph infections, and eye infections.
Can Mesogold and Mesosilver be taken together, or at the same time?
Yes. Since the Mesocolloids are all true colloids, meaning they are not
ionic solutions, they can be taken together without any interactions.
Why are the Mesocolloids shipped in plastic bottles when many other companies say that only glass should be used?
True colloids consists of particles, not ions, and do not require glass
bottles. Our products are shipped in PET plastic bottles. PET stands for
polyethylene terephthalate, a form of polyester. PET is commonly used
to package soft drinks, water, and fruit juice. PET plastic bottles are
the single most prevalent beverage bottle produced in the world today.
A product that must stored in a glass bottle is most certainly an ionic
product, not a true colloid.
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Why are the Mesocolloids sold in clear bottles, not amber or blue colored bottles like many other products?
Mesocolloids are not photosensitive.
The ionic silver solutions produced by generators used by home hobbyists
tend to be photosensitive and will deteriorate over a short period of
time if not shielded from visible light. By storing such solutions in
amber bottles the deterioration is reduced. The most photosensitive solutions
are produced using the low voltage DC process, often by using several
9 volt batteries. The requirement for an amber bottle indicates a photosensitive,
unstable solution. Only the lowest quality solutions are photosensitive.
High quality products are not photosensitive and do not require an amber
Does Mesosilver cause Argyria or "Blue Skin"?
No. Argyria is a discoloration of the skin wherein the skin turns a blue-grey
color as a result of over exposure to certain forms of silver. Argyria
is known to be caused by ingesting; 1) silver salts (compounds) such as
silver nitrate, 2) high concentrations of ionic silver, 3) protein based
silver products AKA "silver protein" or "mild silver protein". Argyria
is not caused by true silver colloids which consist of nanometer sized
particles of silver in pure water.
Does Mesosilver or Mesogold accumulate in the organs of the body?
No. The metallic particles contained in Mesosilver and Mesogold are in
the form of nanometer sized particles. These particles do not accumulate
in body tissues or any organs. The nanoparticles are passed out of the
body with waste within a few days of being ingested.
How do I know whether I need the Gold or the Silver?
Both are excellent, for different reasons. Think of Silver as a natural
antibiotic that works on hundreds of infections. Gold is more for enhancement
and strengthening of energy, focus, circulation, the immune system, tissue
regeneration, absorption of nutrients, anti-aging and emotional balance,
but is also very effective for arthritis pain and other degenerative conditions.
Feel free to e-mail us at email@example.com
to inquire about a specific condition that may not be mentioned on our
How long do they take to work?
Of course results vary with individuals. In three to four days, silver
results begin to appear, in some cases results appear in as little as
one or two days. Gold results will depend on the condition it is being
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What would cause MesoSilver to turn clear like water?
MesoSilver will turn clear as water if it is frozen solid or contaminated
in use. To prevent contamination:
- only pour out of the bottle, never pour back into the bottle.
- never put anything in the bottle such as a Q-Tip, tube, or straw.
- do not drink from the bottle.
- do not touch the inside of the bottle cap.
- do not soak cotton balls by placing over the bottle opening.
When the color is clear, it is not unsafe, although it has lost its effectiveness.
What would cause visible particles in MesoSilver?
There are no visible particles in a bottle of MesoSilver when
it is shipped from the factory. MesoSilver is a colloid consisting of
silver nanoparticles that are too small to be seen by even the most powerful
optical microscopes. However, for a number of reasons, these nanoparticles
can aggregate to form larger particles that are visible to the naked eye.
These particles can appear like specs of 'black pepper' that have settled
to the bottom of the bottle. These particles are not harmful and can be
ingested without causing any problems. If the bottle is shaken the particles
will temporarily re-disperse.
Potential causes of particle aggregation:
- Exposure to cold temperatures or partial freezing.
- Contamination of the product due to environmental conditions. Air
pollution present in the atmosphere can be absorbed into the liquid
and slightly alter the ionic species which can cause some particle aggregation
to occur. This also frequently causes the apparent color to change.
If you live in a location where you can "see" the air, then
it contains substantial pollution. Many large metropolitan areas have
air pollution that you can "see"
- Contamination of the product by drinking from the bottle or inserting
foreign matter into the bottle such as Q-Tips.
To avoid contaminating the bottle never:
- drink from the bottle
- insert anything into the bottle (Q-Tip, straw, etc.)
- pour anything into the bottle
One or more of these conditions may cause the appearance of aggregated
particles. The product is not defective and is safe to continue to use.
More FAQs on the silver-colloids.com site.
I've heard that copper Is also a beneficial metal.
Colloidal copper is said to be of great benefit, particularly to the skin.
We are in the process of researching the manufacture of colloidal copper,
and hope to be able to begin offering it soon.
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These products have not been tested or approved by the U.S. Food and
Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, prevent, treat or
cure any disease.
Colloids For Life makes no claims or promises as to health benefits of
its dietary/health supplements. All research information is provided as
a courtesy to our customers. Consequences of dietary, topical or other
use of any product is the sole responsibility of the customer. If you
have questions please do not hesitate to contact us at ColloidsforLife.com.
Colloidal Silver Products Can Help You Live A Healthier Life
When browsing through the many different colloidal silver products available today, you may be asking yourself “What is colloidal silver?” To get a better understanding of what really is colloidal silver and what it can do for you, it is helpful to know what a mineral colloid is.
A mineral colloid is a supplement that is capable of providing the body with certain minerals that help you maintain an optimum level of health. Minerals are able to help the body build soft tissue and other essential life-sustaining elements in your body
Silver has been used since the 19th century to help benefit the body. In the years prior to 1938, colloidal silver products were commonly used by doctors as an antibiotic treatment. Since production of these products was typically expensive, however, the pharmaceutical companies stopped producing these products and moved on to others that were more lucrative to produce.
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