Is it safe?

Using Colloidal Silver products is safe and straightforward.

Our products can be used for adults, children and animals. Most Active Silver products are for topical use (see our SkinCare pages) and you can use these as regularly as you like.

Colloidal silver is authorised for sale as a cosmetic product in the EU and UK, as long as regulation and testing is adhered to. Colloidal Silver is not permitted to be sold as a food supplement or medicine.

Unlike other metals such as lead, silver is not toxic to humans which is why it’s used in day-to-day life, such as silver coins and cutlery. It even occurs as a naturally occurring trace mineral in many natural foods, and it’s been used for thousands of years to support good health.

There is no regulation regarding the manufacturing processes for Colloidal Silver, and sadly there are some companies that have tarnished the reputation of this industry by trying to cut corners. Therefore, some health organisations have ruled that the product is both ineffective and potentially dangerous, which is why there is so much conflicting information out there. At Active Silver, we put all our products through rigorous testing to ensure they are safe to use.

Natural products are not usually tested with clinical trials; they are unable to be patented and therefore don’t make money for pharmaceutical companies. This doesn’t mean they don’t work. There may be a lack of medical evidence for natural cures, but if they work, then use them!

How to take it

As Colloidal Silver is neither a food supplement or a medicine, we are unable to give dosage information.

There’s no need to dilute our Colloidal Silver or our products : it can be put directly onto skin, into ears and eyes or added to food, cooled boiled or distilled water, or a cold drink if consumed within a few minutes. Avoid mixing Colloidal Silver with tap water as the chlorine content can oxidise the silver and it won't be as effective.

For animals

Using Active Silver for treating your furry friends can save a trip to the vets. Our products can help ear, eye infections and skin infections, wounds, cuts, mud fever and plenty more. Explore our range in our Animal Care section.

Alongside the topical products, animals can take Colloidal Silver orally to help boost the immune system or aid a skin complaint. It is best to give orally without dilution, either straight into the mouth or added to food or cooled boiled water. For a rough idea, you can give a kitten 1-5ml a day, or a horse 30-50ml a day.

Side effects

We would always advise you to speak to your health care practitioner. Although it has to be said that your doctor may not know much about Colloidal Silver, due to it being a natural alternative rather than medically recognised.

There are very few side effects or reactions to Colloidal Silver. One exception is that Colloidal Silver, in some cases, can affect absorption of thyroid medication so we would advise you to not ingest Colloidal Silver if on thyroid medication – but it would be ok to use topically.

Very few people are allergic or intolerant to silver or gold, but if you have any concerns, try a patch test by applying a drop onto the skin. Redness could indicate intolerance.

The rapid elimination of pathogens/bad cells can sometimes initially make you feel worse. Watch for mild skin irritations, which should clear up quickly and are an indication to slightly reduce the amount.

There is also a myth that your skin could turn blue. This is exactly that. There are many home-brew kits or people who don’t manufacture Colloidal Silver correctly which give it a bad name. Argyria, a blue/grey discolouration of the skin, is a very very rare condition from over-exposure to extreme quantities of silver, and is not something you can get from well-made Colloidal Silver.

Active Silver has never been reported to cause a single case of Argyria and will never do so. This is because we use an advanced manufacturing technique to produce Colloidal Silver at a concentration of 10-25ppm with a very small particle size of silver. We also never use Protein Synthesis to blend silver and water, which can cause Argyria and be dangerous.

Storing your products

We recommend you store Active Silver in a cool, dark place and out of reach of children. You can pop them in the fridge to prolong shelf life (except for the lip balm), but not the freezer. The products should not be exposed to direct sunlight.
Exposing the product to high temperatures for short periods (e.g.100F / 37.5C) won't affect the quality, but do avoid storing it in the car or on a windowsill during summer.

Our ingredients

All products are natural and formulated from the highest quality natural plant oils, plant extracts, and noble metals.

Silver used in products is 99.99% pure – the best available.

Vegan friendly and not tested on animals.

All bottles and jars can be recycled.

Lab-tested, safety assessed and fully compliant with EU Cosmetic Regulation 1223/2009

Pharmaceutical grade water used in products conforms to European Pharmacopoeia (EP) British Pharmacopoeia (BP)Health technical memorandums HTM  20-30/HTM 01-05 British Standards BS-EN 13060

If you have any questions about our product or its uses that are not answered on our FAQ page, then we’d be more than happy to chat to you so do email

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