At LOTUSWEI, we are constantly asking ourselves:
Most recently, the answer came in the form of a natural element used in healing practices for over 2000 years: Silver Hydrosol.
So all of our ingestible flower elixirs now contain Silver Hydrosol.
Our mists, anointing oils & serums do not.
A natural element found in medicinal mushrooms, breast milk, sea and spring water, silver has been a well-respected healing agent for repairing tissues, stimulating the blood and preventing disease since the time of Hippocrates, the ‘father of medicine’.
In ancient Mediterranean cultures, silver was used to purify drinking water. In the Wild Wild West, silver coins were dropped into water barrels to keep water from being contaminated. Today NASA uses silver to purify the drinking water on the International Space Station.
In the 1930’s, doctor’s #1 choice for boosting the immune system and nourishing the body was silver. In the first World War, silver was used as an antiseptic for wounds. Currently silver is used in burn care to heal the skin.
Despite the rumors out there, silver does not destroy the friendly and beneficial probiotics in the intestine or alter the distribution of species in the gut microbiome. A peer-reviewed study by researchers at the University of Michigan looked at whether ionic silver or colloidal silver particles in pure forms altered the natural distribution of species in the gut microbiome. A similar number of overall species was observed between a water-only control and all forms of silver administered orally at 2,000 times the EPA Reference Dose for 28 days. In contrast, a prescription antibiotic was found to disrupt over half of the species observed. Here's the study.
Flower essences are not disturbed by Silver in the same way that they are not disturbed by mint, toothpaste, and coffee, like some homeopathics are.
Silver in excess of 10,000,000 micrograms over 70 years per EPA can, in some cases, lead to argyria, a benign cosmetic skin discoloration. Impurities in other Silvers may also increase the risk. However, pure silver hydrosol – which is free of proteins, salts, and other compounds – poses no health hazard when used as directed.
Many concerns regarding oral intake of silver are due to ingestion of huge amounts within a short period of time. The concentration of Silver in our formulations is so minute (10 ppm with a particle size as small as 0.8 nm) that one could safely take five entire bottles of elixirs every day for 70 years straight and never reach the lowest limits set by the EPA.
This Silver Hydrosol is also NOT an engineered nanomaterial—which, by definition, means “an insoluble or biopersistant and intentionally manufactured material with one or more external dimensions, or an internal structure, on the scale from 1 to 100 nm”. These are known to represent some levels of toxicity to the environment, and are not what we use in our products.
We’ve verified this with our trusted Silver supplier, who has been making this high quality Silver Hydrosol for more than 20 years. Due to the ongoing bioactivity and ease of excretion, it has never been involved in an argyric reaction, nor had a single complaint of an adverse event verified with the FDA.
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