Some people, when they hear about Precious Waters Nanosil 10, note that nanosilver is nothing new, that it has been around for years and widely used in the U.S. and Asia, and they assume there are no significant differences between Precious Waters Nanosil 10 and other types of nanosilver.
Harry Watson cannot speak for other types of nanosilver, and especially not for silver that is colloidal but not nano-sized (See “Some Science Behind Silver” post in November 2013). But if you are thinking of taking or recommending nanosilver, it is important for you to understand some things about the properties and the manufacture of Nanosil 10. The processes used to make it are proprietary and expensive, resulting in some extraordinary properties.
Large Surface Area in Proportion to Mass
When the nanoparticles are formed, the process results in a nano-sized particle so small you cannot see it when it is suspended in water. However, it is also shaped in a way so that it is extremely thin, flattened out like a flake would be, so that the two sides of this super-thin flake give it a lot of surface area in proportion to the mass of the entire particle.
When this happens, it becomes “oligodynamic,” meaning that its ability to kill pathogens becomes extremely powerful in relation to its size. In Nanosil 10, all the particles fall within a narrow, very small size range, so you get consistency and power. Other types might not be this small, and might not be this consistent. The “10” in Nanosil 10 refers to 10 parts per million concentration. Each batch when analyzed must be between 8 and 12 parts per million, never more and never less than that.
Special Type of Electrical Charge Attracts Pathogens
Precious Waters Nanosil 10 is subjected to a very specific type of electrical charge. It has to be done at a certain pressure and temperature, and carefully controlled. This requires special equipment and specially designed processes, which makes it difficult and expensive to produce.
But it’s worth it! When the nanosilver particle enters a cell where pathogens lurk, the pathogens with their negative charge are drawn to it. The flake-shaped particle then wraps itself around the pathogen and kills it.
Without this electrical charge, the pathogen might not be drawn to it, and so remain hidden and not killed. With the charge, the pathogen itself does the work of finding it, by being drawn from wherever it is in the cell to the nanosilver, where it gets killed.
When you understand this, it becomes easier to also understand why there are so many anecdotes about people taking Precious Waters Nanosil 10 and, while no cause/effect claims are ever made, they improve dramatically, sometimes from what would otherwise be fatal diseases. It also becomes easier to understand why the clinical trials in Kenya showed such remarkable results for HIV patients when Precious Waters Nanosil 10 was taken along with other drugs.
What’s New & Not New
So if someone tells you that they already use nanosilver, or that is nothing new, they are right that the category itself in not new. But the use of Precious Waters Nanosil 10 has not been widespread to this point, and the clinical trial results in Kenya are new.
This means, whatever they have in mind when they speak of “knowing all about it,” it is very likely they do not know about the properties of Nanosil 10, or the dramatic results of the Kenyan trial, which has resulted in that government authorizing the expenditure of more than $2 billion to treat 1.7 million people in that country with HIV.