Uses for Ionic Silver


Ionic Silver Uses

Several of our therapies include using ionic silver orally, nasally, or topically.

Why we use Ionic Silver solutions and gels:

Silver has a long and intriguing history as an antimicrobial in human health care. It has been developed for use in water purification, wound care, bone prostheses, reconstructive orthopedic surgery, cardiac devices, catheters and surgical appliances. It is useful to address infection as well as prevent it. Bacterial, viral (and probably fungal) sensitivity to silver relates to the levels of silver uptake into the infectious agent and its ability to interact and irreversibly damage metabolic and reproductive systems. 1  For this reason, infections will be reduced and prevented.

Silver is an effective antimicrobial, antiviral and antifungal agent with low toxicity, which is important especially in the treatment of burn wounds where infections moving into the blood stream is prevalent and its fast control is essential. Silver nanoparticles provide a safer alternative to conventional antimicrobial agents in the form of oral or topical antimicrobial formulation. 2 

Ionic silver has been used for countless years as the “ultimate” antibiotic, antifungal and antiviral alternative. This natural element appears to break down the bacterial cell walls. Viruses are rendered ineffective when silver particles cause them to be unable to replicate.

When it comes to healing wounds, there are differences in silver. Total silver content is divided into two forms — ionic silver and silver particles known as colloidal silver. Colloidal silver is more common, but more expensive and less effective than ionic silver water. This is why we choose to use ionic silver primarily.

General daily maintenance doses, when taken, are between ½ teaspoon and a maximum of 1 tablespoon daily; however, these figures vary dramatically based on the strength of the ionic silver liquid.

Side effects include a feeling of malaise, mild headache, flu-like symptoms and diarrhea, referred to as part of a “healing crisis.” They are the result of the silver killing off too many pathogens too fast. Consumption must be daily because the liver filters out silver ions within two days. So if you are sick, support liver pathways to improve glutathione levels and drink plenty of purified water.

Currently  CR Supplements provides the 200 & 400 ppm ionic silver liquid we use, and ASAPOTC provides the silver gel. If you need either of these products, please contact us at the office.

Questions? Please let us know. 

Dr. Doreo



  1. Lansdown AB. Silver in health care: antimicrobial effects and safety in use. Curr Probl Dermatol. 2006;33:17-34. doi:10.1159/000093928.
  2. Jain J, Arora S, Rajwade JM, Omray P, Khandelwal S, Paknikar KM. Silver nanoparticles in therapeutics: development of an antimicrobial gel formulation for topical use. Mol Pharm. 2009;6(5):1388-1401. doi:10.1021/mp900056g.


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