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Mandarb (October 08, 2010, 13:45:42 PM):
From this site: http://www.cruisingconnections.co.za/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=205

So, silver does have disinfectant value, my problem is the claims about copper and zinc, seems to me that they are more there for the basis of the weird claims.
Zinc is one of those minerals that you need in your diet, but you already get that in a balanced diet, but according to wikipedia also has antimicrobial properties.
Copper also has antibacterial properties
So overall actually this seems legit. The language just has all the hallmarks of quacks. I would still like to see some actual scientific evidence on this product.
DNA (October 08, 2010, 14:44:31 PM):
Thanks for the research Mandarb, you did a much better job than me.

I must admit I'm gobsmacked. It seems there may be truth in their claims.

I knew that silver had antibacterial properties, but it was some of the false claims of colloidal silver that made me suspicious of this product.

I suppose I should have read closer as they say silver ions in the website.

Having said that, xavier says that it would take days or weeks to disinfect the water, whereas these guys claim 30-60 minutes.

Still doesn't sound 100% legit.
Mandarb (October 08, 2010, 14:54:27 PM):
Yeah, the claims seem exorbitant, with no actual evidence. I'll give them the benifit of the doubt for now, but I would certainly not recommend it as a solution.
GCG (October 08, 2010, 14:58:08 PM):
im not convinced about the silver element. its supposed to destroy bacteria, boost your health, and whatnot.
i had three foster kittens with snuffles, and it did absolutely diddly squat for them. i put it in their eyedrops, their water, the humidifier.... niks.
it allso does sweet buggerall for my own eyes, just burns them.
does buggerall for tonsilities, cystitis, and stomach bugs.
i put it in my cats drinking water, couldnt see them gleaming with health... allthough, they are pretty heatlhy.
i allso read, that if you consume too much of it, your skin goes permanently blue. fun!

but i've google these dudes, and they come up clean. not even one person unhappy. even the cesspit of hellopeter has nothing.
maybe we have a proper thing here. who knew?
DNA (October 08, 2010, 15:25:53 PM):
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im not convinced about the silver element. its supposed to destroy bacteria, boost your health, and whatnot.


Was it colloidal silver? That seems to not be good (http://www.quackwatch.com/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/PhonyAds/silverad.html) for much except turning yourself blue (http://losangelespublicrelations.com/colloidal-silver-blue-man/0781) ;D

Silver does have medicinal uses although:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medical_uses_of_silver

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