People often ask us, “Which nebulizer is best to use for colloidal silver?”

First, a warning about colloidal silver. According to the Mayo Clinic, “Colloidal silver isn’t considered safe or effective for any of the health claims manufacturers make. Silver has no known purpose in the body.”

Or, as the National Institutes of Health put it, “There are no high quality studies on the health effects of taking colloidal silver, but we do have good evidence of its dangers… Claims made about the health benefits of taking colloidal silver aren’t backed up by studies.” This has not stopped colloidal silver manufacturers and homeopaths from making wild claims about breathing colloidal silver. Some claim it can quickly cure pneumonia and bronchitis. Others claim it can prevent cancer.

Unlike the unproven health benefits of colloidal silver, the negative side effects are proven. The most common is argyria, which causes a blue/gray discoloration in one’s skin, eyes, nails, gums, and even internal organs. Colloidal silver also causes poor absorption of certain drugs.

So the answer to the question “Which nebulizer is best to use for colloidal silver?” is-- you probably shouldn’t be nebulizing colloidal silver. That being said, if you chose to do so anyway, you’ll need a strong nebulizer like the Pari Vios Pro or the Philips Respironics Innospire Elegance. And if you chose to nebulize colloidal silver you’ll need to change your nebulizer set more frequently.