In order to start production of high quality colloidal
silver, you will need to follow these simple steps:
- Find a
place where you can set up where pets and children will not be able to
disturb the process or contaminate the solution.
wash a wide mouth 1 quart mason jar and rinse completely.
the jar one more time with distilled water.
the jar with distilled water leaving it about ½” from the top of the jar.
- If you
are using an air pump for agitation (stirring), place the air hose with a
clean bubble stone in the distilled water and turn on the pump. A rubber
band around the neck of the jar will help hold the air line in place. If
you are not using air agitation, continue to next step.
- Place the silver electrodes in the jar
attached to the rim so that they do not touch the sides or bottom of the
jar nor each other
the electrode wires into the 1/8” electrode plug and connect the alligator
clips to the silver electrodes. Do NOT allow the alligator clips to touch
the water as the metal in the connectors can also electrolyze and become
part of your solution contaminating the batch. ONLY the silver should ever touch the
- NEVER allow the electrodes to touch
each other as this can cause damage to your unit.
the unit in – the light on the front panel will glow indicating that the
unit is working.
the jar with a piece of plastic wrap to keep bubble splash contained and
dust and other contaminants out.
about 24 hours you will have a 1 quart high quality batch of colloidal silver at
The optimum concentration of colloidal silver particles is
5-10 ppm (parts per million) for normal use. Most laboratory testing on
pathogens is done with 5 ppm solution.
There are many factors that affect the amount of ppm
generated over a specific period of time – surface area of electrodes, water
volume, water temperature, water purity, voltage, current, agitation, etc. This means that when you make a 1-quart batch
and brew it for 24 hours, the results in ppm may vary from previous and
subsequent batches. The only way to know
exactly what concentration you have is to use a TDS meter (Total Dissolved
It is normal for a film to accumulate on the electrodes and
one will have considerably more than the other. This can be removed by slowly
removing the electrodes from the water and wiping them with a paper towel.
If some of the residue falls into the solution as it
commonly does, you can pour the solution carefully into an opaque glass
container for storage leaving the residue in the bottom of the jar to be
discarded or you can filter the solution through an unbleached coffee filter. Using
a hose to siphon the solution from the jar to the storage container can be useful
The residue is neither beneficial nor harmful but not very
aesthetically pleasing either.
After you have made a batch, wipe the electrodes with paper
towel and then with a Scotch-brite type fiber to restore the luster of the
silver electrodes before using them again.
Water temperature affects process time. The warmer the
distilled water, the faster the electrolysis process will go. A clean aquarium
heater can be used to speed things up.
Room temperature is fine but cold temperatures will dramatically slow
Never, ever add any salts or proteins to speed up the electrolysis
process. The only ingredients in colloidal silver should be distilled water and
We recommend storing your colloidal silver generator in a
plastic storage bin or the case that comes with the Optima2 Deluxe kit for
convenience and protection to the electrodes.
If you have any questions or need assistance with your new
unit, contact the distributor you purchased it from or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org