By providing the optimal dissociation constant, Opti-Silver keeps silver citrate in a highly stabilized complex in solution in water — see the left side of the equilibrium equation above…
…and slowly releases more and more of its silver as free silver ions (Ag+) upon exposure to the body’s chemistry — see the right side of the equilibrium equation above.
While in the bottle, Opti-Silver keeps the vast majority of its silver in a stable, complexed state (left side of the equilibrium equation) with only a very small portion available as free silver ion. Upon exposure to the body’s chemistry, Opti-Silver gradually releases its silver as free silver ions (right side of the equilibrium equation).
(Note: Don’t ask the makers of any other silver product used for internal human use – regardless of whether it’s called colloidal silver, ionic silver, nanosilver, mild silver protein, silver hydrosol, or is called any other name – about the equilibrium equation of their molecular structures. At best, they’ll say something like, “Uh, can we get back to you on that?” We don’t like to criticize the competition but this is an important field involving your health, and the fact is that nobody else in the entire field to our knowledge has a fraction of the real chemistry, real information or real performance that we provide to you.)
Far superior manufacturing process
Most other forms of silver, whether called colloidal silver, silver hydrosol, mild silver protein, and so on, are made through a process called electrolysis, which consists of putting two metal rods in water with the ends sticking out, clipping wires to them and running electricity across them, and allowing the silver rod to deteriorate into the water. The process was created more than a hundred years ago, before we had an understanding of modern chemistry or even of how colloidal silver works.
Opti-Silver is made by utilizing a complete understanding of modern chemistry. The ingredients are all reagent grade chemical powders, of which the exact molecular make-ups are fully understood. The manufacturing process entails a very deliberate process.
Silver 100 is made through an entirely different process than is colloidal silver, using no electrolysis. It is extremely consistent from drop to drop, has virtually no impurities whatsoever, and has years of shelf life under normal conditions.
We start with citric acid and tri-potassium citrate. We mix them in ultra-pure in such a way that we remove one citrate from the tri-potassium citrate and combine it with the citric acid to create dibasic citrate with potassium. We then mix in silver oxide (Ag2O) and remove the silver ion from it, which we marry to the dibasic citrate. This results in the Opti-Silver™ formulation that consists of silver citrate (predominantly dibasic citrate with a little monobasic citrate silver and a little tribasic citrate silver) with potassium as the counter-ion.
Product Information Sheet
To see more details on the chemistry, equilibrium equation, and the way Silver 100 with Opti-Silver carries silver ions into the body and then releases them, see the Product Information Sheet.