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How does it work?

Microbial cells have a sophisticated internal electrical system that they use in all of their life processes.

Silver ions have the ability to disrupt this process, and to prevent these micro-organisms from conducting electricity. This makes them unable to function and so they collapse and die. 


Bandages that use silver ions as the active ingredient are especially in demand because they prevent bacterial growth and speed healing time, making them extremely valuable for treating burn and wound victims. Wound dressings containing silver have been an important aspect of healthcare for more than a century; soldiers in World War I relied heavily upon such dressings. Today, consumer healthcare companies like Johnson & Johnson, Elastoplast and many others offer their own lines of bandages and band aids that are designed to release silver ions directly on to the wound to accelerate healing Silver Ions have been proven to promote the growth of new cells, thereby increasing the rate at which wounds can heal.


Silver ions are increasingly being recognized for their broad-spectrum antimicrobial qualities and the fact that they present none of the side-effects related to antibiotics.


The fact that silver ions are effective against a very broad range of micro-organisms is well established and due to recent advances in the delivery of silver ions, together with the problems associated with antibiotics, it is being used in a rapidly growing range of dietary-supplement and medical products.



In keeping with government health guidelines no therapeutic claims are made and no medical advice is offered. If you have a health problem we recommend seeking medical advice from your qualified health professional.

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