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Bogus Science from Natural Immunogenics - "Particulate vs. Ionic Silver"

A company that produces ionic silver products has published a study titled “Comparative Bacteriology Analysis: Particulate vs. Ionic Silver” wherein they claim to prove that ionic silver kills pathogens but silver particles don't.

The full Natural Immungonics study is posted on their web site.

Because overwhelming scientific evidence clearly indicates that their conclusions are false, we had their study reviewed by scientific professionals who determined as follows:

  1. "The experiment was not designed according to nationally standardized methods used to test product efficacy."
  2. "The test parameters were designed outside of actual usage parameters and according to non-standardized methods."
  3. Used parameters that were "seemingly designed to mislead".
  4. "Conclusions drawn from this experiment that ionic silver is less inhibited than colloidal by HCl at low concentrations for 8-minute exposure are meaningless with regard to product efficacy".

To read the complete professional review of the Natural Immunogenics study, click here.

Study Shows the Effects of HCL (Stomach Acid) on Colloidal and Ionic Silver

The scientists at EMSL laboratories tested an ionic silver solution and a high particulate colloidal silver for bacteriology effectiveness after being exposed to HCL (stomach acid) of 3600 ppm, a concentration which is typically present in the stomach. The tests were performed using 1% dilutions of the product directly from the bottle which represents a reasonable concentration that could be generated in vivo (in the bloodstream). This test protocol was designed to overcome the design limitations of the Natural Immunogenics test described above. Click here for the EMSL results.

More Bogus Science

That Natural Immunogenics should publish a study that is so thoroughly flawed comes as no surprise. This is the same company that for years promoted their products as containing energia a made up word that has no definition in the known universe. The use of technical sounding make-believe words is called "techno-babble", wherein technical sounding terms are used to impress the non-technical reader. Techno-babble attempts to draw the reader’s attention away from the real science and focus on nonsensical but important sounding terms and ideas.

Natural Immunogenics is the same company that promotes their ionic silver product using TEM images. Read About TEM Images of Ionic Silver Solutions which describes the problems associated with attempting to use a Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) to examine the particles in ionic silver solutions. Why the images produced by a TEM are deceptive and misleading is explained. These images are often used to market ionic silver products.

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