Silver Safety Perspectives
Generally speaking, the metal minerals form a unique category of nutraceuticals and nutritional supplements because of their benefits and their parameters of toxicity. Calcium, Chromium, Cobalt, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Molybdenum, Vanadium, Zinc, etc… are all metal minerals that have proven benefits, and also known toxicity thresholds.
Silver is a trace element that is also a metal mineral. On the Periodic Table it is actually a “transitional” metal mineral that has not been declared essential to the diet. Interestingly, silver is documented to form part of our normal diet. Estimates suggest that we typically ingest of from 22 to 88 mcg per day. In fact, our body is normal composed of approximately 1,000 mcg (1 mg) of silver. Silver, although a rare element, has an average abundance of about 0.1 ppm in the earth’s crust, and generally 0.3 ppm in the soil. Silver is released into our air and water through natural processes.
Although silver has no declared value as determined by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), it is important to recognize that in many cases metal minerals took long time periods to be officially recognized for the critical roles in human health. In the most recent past, this hiatus endured for several decades for a short list of trace metal minerals. For example, no declared human daily value (DV) existed for Chromium, Fluorine, Manganese, Molybdenum, and Selenium, for up to several decades, even though these minerals had the strongest scientific evidence of proven value or were even known to be essential during their pre-NAS recognition.
Furthermore, providing that delivery of Ag+ to the trouble spots is accomplished, the minimal effective dosage level of pure Ag+ is essentially medically benign to human cells. Pure, oligodynamic silver, therefore, has its unique benefit and safety index, just as any other essential metal mineral supplement has its own benefit and safety index.
As you will see, in the ranges provided in each and every bottle of NaturalImmunogenics Corp.’s product (Sovereign Silver – 10 ppm), it is quite difficult, in fact nearly impossible within any practicality, to overdose. As labeled, it forms a prudent way to insure that dietary intake attains that suggested by previous studies that revealed silver is apart of our normal dietary intake, since trace mineral depletion in produce world-wide is a growing concern.
Therefore, taking trace mineral supplements, such as Natural-Immunogenics Corp. products as labeled, may help counter this trace mineral depletion trend. From a historical perspective (circa 1930’s), the average raw (elemental) silver content of the older pharmaceuticals was 10% to 25% or more. Whatever the total content of raw (elemental) silver attained in any product, the level of active (oligodynamic) silver generally never exceeded from 2% to 5%.