Why Colloidal Silver Particle Size Matters
Here are the facts:
• A Micrometer is a thousand times larger than a nano-meter, being 1 millionth (1,000,000) of a meter in size. Micrometers are also referred to as microns and are 1/25, 250th of an inch.
• A Nano-meter is 1/25.4 millionth of an inch (1/25,250,000th) or 1 billionth (1,000,000,000) of a meter in size.
• An Atom is approximately 1/250 millionth (1/250,000,000) of an inch in size.
• Nano-particles are particles that are measured in nano-meters (1 billionth of a meter).
• Nano-particles that are 1 nano-meter in size are 25,250,000th of an inch.
• Micro-particles are particles measured in micrometers (1 millionth of a meter) or microns.
• Micro-particles that are 1 micrometer in size are 1/millionth of a meter or 1/25,250th of an inch in size.
• Colloidal silver nano-particles were measured as small as 8 nano-meters in size (which is 8 billionths of a meter), but most nano-particles are much larger than this.
• Ionic and nano-particle solutions of silver were found to contain particles as large as 200 nano-meters (or 200 billionths of a meter) in size.
• In an inch sized area, 126,250 particles would fit if they were as big as 200 nano-meters.
• Atomic particles of colloidal silver are at least 10 times smaller than the smallest nano-particles that are from 3-9 nano-meters in size.
• Atomic sized particles of colloidal silver are often hundreds or thousands of times smaller than ionic or nano-particle colloidal silver due to these particles forming large molecular ion groups.
• In the same one inch area that you could fit 126,250 nano-particles that were 200 nano-meters in size, you could fit 200 Million (200,000,000) atomic sized particles.
• Singular digit sized nano-particles (those between 3-9 nano-meters in size), of silver could penetrate some larger kinds of bacteria if they remained as mono-atomic ions, but few of them do for long because of magnetic particle attraction.
• Mono- Atomic ions of colloidal silver are usually unstable and quickly change into poly-atomic ions and then later transform into molecular ions.
• Molecular ions are groupings of large, micrometer size particles that are built from many layers of nano-meter sized, poly-atomic ions that have gathered together. Molecular ions are as large as or larger than many viruses, bacteria and pathogens and therefore are unable to penetrate them (which would cause the most damage).
• Ionic and nano-particle colloidal silver solutions currently for sale, contain mostly molecular ions of silver made of large particles with a big surface area. This is not a desirable quality.
• Colloidal silver in ionic and nano-particle sized solutions, kill off small quantities of harmful microorganisms by repeatedly bruising, cutting, shocking and then finally poisoning the weakest ones. Minor results occur by utilizing molecular sized nano-particles of silver. These, combined with chemicals like silver chlorides, bromides, phosphates, hydrochloric acid, cyanide and other chemical residues, overwhelm the microorganisms killing off a few in the process. Small amounts are killed off in this manner and the effects are not easily noticeable.
• Atomic sized particles of colloidal silver kill off large quantities of harmful microorganisms by penetrating them with sufficient momentum which causes irreparable damage. In addition to causing severe penetration damage, they also have a stronger electrical charge than nano and ionic particles have. So as they penetrate viruses, bacteria and other pathogens, they simultaneously shock the micro-organisms with multiple electrical jolts. These minute discharges cause further damage which serves to quicken the process of killing them.