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Colloidal Silver Expiry Date

Utopia Silver,
Thank you for the colloidal silver. It arrived last week but I didn’t email to confirm until now because I wanted to research a few things after I received the product. Whilst I’ve now searched your website I could not find answers to the following questions. I would be grateful if you/someone could provide answers.

1. Expiry date? I need to know how long colloidal silver will remain effective. No date is given on the label. I see you sell a 5 gallon container. That’s a lot of silver! Obviously it will last a long time. But, how long? Note: I have been told that colloidal silver made via electrolysis only has a 2 week longevity.

2. After your email concerns, I’m now curious about the effect of freezing. How would this alter the longevity, effectiveness and appearance of the colloidal silver?

3. Why does silver not kill human cells? I did ask this question before re: “Silver inhibits the growth of one-celled organisms, (such as bacteria and viruses) by deactivating the organism's oxygen metabolism enzymes. In turn, this destroys its' cell membranes, stopping the replication of its' DNA.” Whilst I’m sure silver is safe and beneficial, this statement/mechanism still begs the question: What stops the silver from deactivating these enzymes and destroying cell membranes in the human body?

Many thanks,

Hi Paul,
There is no definite expiration date on silver relative to ‘spoiling’ since it is an anti-bacterial/anti-viral mineral supplement as long as the silver is suspended in the water. It can last indefinitely as long as it isn’t exposed to extreme cold. We have family and friends who have stored silver in 5 gallon jugs that are 6-7 yrs. old. This is not just true of our own colloidal silver; we have samples of a competitor’s product which is similar to ours that are even older (7+ years or so ago). But remember, these product samples have not been refrigerated and have been kept in a warm environment.

The answer as to why silver doesn’t kill our body cells would probably make an interesting research paper of which I am not scholar enough to write and it may be one of those things that has never been researched. I believe the simplistic answer is that God created naturally occurring elements, minerals, and chemical compounds that if consumed and assimilated into our bodies provide the capability of having a much healthier life and much longer lifespan. The body’s requirement for and use of most trace minerals has not been adequately studied by modern science and medicine. Most of the money and effort is put into trying to play God by creating synthetic and unnatural compounds and products which can then be patented and sold for large profits, so as far as I am aware, a complete answer to your question may not be available.

Our body’s cells are not independently self contained ‘animals’ as are one celled organisms such as bacteria and viruses. The source of life sufficiency such as oxygen assimilation, blood flow, digestion and nutrient assimilation is not internally contained in each of mankind’s cells. Research by Acupoll Precision Research for Beiersdorf, Inc. (a major medical supply company) states that, “Silver inhibits the growth of bacteria by deactivating the bacteria's oxygen metabolism enzymes. In turn, this destroys the bacteria's cell membranes, stopping the replication of the bacteria's DNA.” Curad Bandages

I will also pass this question on to an Naturopathic Doctor (ND) /MD friend and see what his answer would be and publish it at a later date.

Ben in Utopia.

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