According to Ian Clark, Panasilver’s creator, silver has been used for centuries to naturally destroy bacteria and other pathogens. Microscopic silver particles are even added to a liquid suspension to create something known as colloidal silver, which is ingested and purported to provide a variety of health benefits.
The problem with colloidal silver is that it comes with a laundry list of potential side effects—including permanently turning your skin blue! To avoid this, while providing all the same benefits, Ian tells us that he reached out to the inventors of something known as silver sol to create an all-new formulation (more in a second).
The end result is Panasilver, a liquid dietary supplement that promises to kill pathogens in your body, naturally boost immune system function, and increase your energy. Ian even tells us that it will be like you “reclaimed the resilience and energy of your childhood.” All you have to do is take 1 teaspoon of Panasilver up to 3 times daily, which can be added to juice, water, or even taken plain.
We’re told that Panasilver has undergone extensive testing, is non-toxic to humans, and is the “only patented and scientifically proven silver solution on the market.” It’s also free of artificial ingredients, preservatives, and additives.
Look, we know you want to maximize your health, but we’re going to give it to you straight: We think there are a lot of red flags when it comes to Panasilver, which we’ll be sure to outline in this review.
What Is Colloidal Silver? Is it Bunk Science?
Ian was right about one thing: silver has been used for centuries to prevent the buildup of bacteria and to kill harmful pathogens. More recently, it’s even been added to vaccines to make them more effective. However, it wasn’t until the last couple decades that modern science gained a solid understanding of how this occurs.
Basically, after entering the cell, silver particles cause the cell wall to become more permeable, while also causing the ATP within a cell to decrease energy production. Either way, it quickly spells doom for these microscopic organisms.
While these benefits occur after coming into contact with silver on the outside of the body, something known as colloidal silver was invented to do the same thing on the inside. All this really involves is microscopic silver particles inside some kind of liquid suspension.
The problem is that, according to the National Institutes of health, there have been no high-quality studies conducted on colloidal silver, so there’s essentially zero clinical evidence showing that it can provide any health benefits. In fact, the FDA stated in 1999, “colloidal silver isn’t safe or effective for treating any disease or condition.”
This hasn’t stopped hundreds of companies from advertising otherwise though (including Panasilver’s manufacturer), which is a phenomenon that Quackwatch outlines in detail.
We do know, however, that colloidal silver can permanently turn your skin blue (a condition known as argyria) and reduce the absorption of some drugs.
Ian claims that silver sol avoids many of these potential side effects, though. Is there any merit to this?
Is There a Difference Between Colloidal Silver & Silver Sol?
On the Panasilver website, Ian tells us that when colloidal silver is charged with 10,000+ volts of electricity, it “causes the silver particles to bond with the water molecules in a particular way. The silver particles became a part of the molecular structure of the water and were permanently suspended in solution.” Hence the name silver sol (short for hydrosol).
As a result, silver sol is supposed to be more bioavailable (i.e. your body can better absorb the silver content) and more easily excreted, thereby eliminating your chances of developing argyria.
Again, this all sounds well and good, but there’s zero peer reviewed clinical evidence showing this to be the case.
Based on everything we just learned, we don’t think it’s looking good for Panasilver’s efficacy. If it’s priced low enough, it just might be worth giving a shot, right?
How Much Does Panasilver Cost?
Panasilver is available in the following quantities:
- 1 Bottle (16oz): $34, plus $11.35 S&H
- 4 Bottles: $128, plus $20.65 S&H
- 12 Bottles: $348, plus $43.35 S&H
All Panasilver purchases come with a 60-day refund policy, less S&H charges—you can even keep the bottle (if ordering less than 6 bottles). In order to request one, you’ll need to contact Activation Products’ customer service department at 866-271-7595 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You’ll also need to download a refund form and include it in your return package
We’ve already talked about what our research uncovered, but what are Panasilver’s customers saying?
Where Are All the Panasilver Reviews?
Although we found Panasilver listed on Amazon, it appeared to be a very new product, as there weren’t any customer reviews yet. In fact, we didn’t find any online reviews for the product whatsoever.
Fortunately, regardless of the brand name, silver sol is silver sol. Given this, looking at online reviews for essentially identical products from other manufacturers, they seem to come with mostly positive reviews, primarily related to health improvements. In fact, more than one reviewer we encountered claimed silver sol changed their life (we’ll come back around to this in the final section).
From a company perspective, Activation Products is a supplements manufacturer based out of Las Vegas, NV who seems to specialize in liquid-based products. Similar to Panasilver, we didn’t find any online reviews for the manufacturer, although they had an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau (as of 5/20/16).
Let’s bring it home, shall we?
Will Panasilver Improve Your Health?
Between the potential side effects of colloidal silver, as well as the overwhelming lack of clinical evidence for it and silver sol, it seems like the medical community is not supportive of products like Panasilver.
On the flip side, there seems to be quite a bit of positive online feedback from customers about silver sol from other manufacturers. Are these reviews fake, or are people really experiencing these benefits? In the end, there’s really no way to know.
But we will say this: Regardless of whether you’re thinking about Panasilver or silver sol from another company, be sure to talk it over with your doctor before making a purchase.
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