QUESTION: I have read about silver on the internet and am now concerned about the silver sprays in your Mollu-Skin Kits. Are they safe?
ANSWER: We have sold and used silver-based skincare products for 8 years now and have recommended the silver-based sprays in the Mollu-Skin Kits for 7 years. Silver is an EU approved ingredient in topical skincare products and is 100% safe.
Unfortunately there has been some very negative information posted on the internet with regard to colloidal silver. Colloidal silver is made with purified water and silver electrodes which charge silver particles into the water and create a ‘colloid’ – a suspension of silver particles. Those people writing about their negative experiences have seriously misused their products. You would have to take Colloidal Silver orally every single day for 10-15 years for agryia to be a risk.
Agryia is where silver begins to build up in the body and isn’t eliminated as normal and the skin discolours. This is caused by over-dosing. If a person took too many iron tablets they would poison themselves. Just as you would never take too many iron tablets you would also never take oral silver every single day for many years. Oral colloidal Silver is not meant for daily long-term use. It is to be used short-term for infections. If used for long-term issues the user should always have a break. We are talking about oral use here.
People can also make their own colloidal silver and you do have to be extremely careful with regard to purity. If the water isn’t 100% pure of minerals the end product can be toxic when used regularly.
Topically there is no risk whatsoever, again especially for short-term use (i.e. months not years). Silver is used in the medical profession (silver wound dressing, silver catheters, silver burn dressings) and for example you can now buy silver plasters by Elastoplast an extremely well known brand. It is absolutely safe, is EU approved as an ingredient in cosmetics and in all the years that we have been selling silver products we have never once had a problem because the levels in the products are completely safe.
Silver is found naturally in milk and mushrooms for example and so the body is used to it in small amounts, which is exactly what the topical products have.
It is a wonderful product once you get used to all its different uses.
If however you still wanted to avoid it you can use just the oral supplements on their own, or with any other topical product that you find, because they are also naturally anti-viral and are vital in our approach towards eliminating molluscum.