About Silver Naturally
Silver Naturally is a non-toxic spray cleaner that kills 99% of germs, mold, and viruses on contact, and is perfect for instantly disinfecting almost any surface.
Not only this, but Silver Naturally’s super concentrated formula also works to deodorize by instantly eliminating smoke and foul odors, which means it can be used virtually anywhere. Just spray and walk away!
But perhaps best of all, despite how well it works, Silver Naturally is completely safe for kids and pets, so it just might be “the only cleaning formula you’ll ever need.”
Sure, this all sounds great, but how much is marketing hype and how much is based on real-world results? And is Naturally Silver even worth the money? That’s exactly what we’ll help you learn here.
First up, let’s talk about how silver can disinfect surfaces.
Does Silver Have Natural Disinfecting Properties?
According to the Silver Naturally website:
“The silver in our preparation attaches to the sulfur chemicals on the surface of one-cell organisms, such as germs, viruses, molds and bacteria and breaks up the structure of the cell membrane causing cell destruction.”
In fact, silver’s antimicrobial properties have been well understood for centuries by civilizations all around the globe. Despite its longstanding use though, the scientific community still isn’t exactly sure how silver does this, but it’s thought that the following plays a role:
- Protein Inactivation – Basically, the key proteins responsible for energy production within a cell are disabled, causing it to eventually die.
- DNA Association – In this instance, the chemical bonds that hold DNA strands together are disrupted, causing the cell’s building blocks to “fall apart,” eventually leading to cell death.
But are all types of silver created equal? What type does Silver Naturally contain?
Is the Silver Contained in Silver Naturally Effective?
According to Wikipedia, “Silver has antimicrobial properties, but compounds suitable for disinfection are usually unstable and have a limited shelf-life.” However, a relatively new proprietary substance known as silver dihydrogen citrate (also known as engineered nanoscale silver) “is a stabilized silver ion complex with a shelf life of several years.”
And according to the company, this “colorless, odorless, tasteless and non-caustic” formulation can be used in a variety of applications, whether as a standalone product or as a concentrate branded under a different product name. And the latter example is exactly what we think has happened with Silver naturally (assuming it doesn’t contain the unstable—and ineffective—version, of course).
But if this isn’t the case, since silver dihydrogen citrate can basically be used by any company, are there other products out there like Silver Naturally?
Does Silver Naturally Have Any Competition?
When searching online for “silver disinfectant” and “silver disinfectant spray,” we didn’t come across anything remotely like Silver Naturally. Whether or not this is because silver sprays aren’t popular, don’t work, or the manufacturer is the only one licensed to use silver dihydrogen citrate, we can’t be sure.
But even though it seems to be the only option on the market, does this mean that Silver Naturally is worth the price?
Silver Naturally’s Pricing & Refund Policy
Silver Naturally concentrate (enough to fill 6 bottles) is priced at $10 plus $13.90 S&H (don’t blink, you read that right!).
There wasn’t any refund information listed on the Silver Naturally website, so we contacted Prime Brands Direct’s customer service at (857) 263-8683 to learn more. Unfortunately, both times we called (during normal business hours), the only option was to leave a message.
Speaking of Prime Brands Direct, what do we know about the company?
Who is Prime Brands Direct? Are They Reputable?
Overall, Citizens Disability and AutoVantage had an average rating of 2.5 stars at the time of our research (none were available for Windobully), based on more than 50 HighYa reader reviews. While some appeared happy with these services, others complained of poor service and overall incompetence.
Despite the popularity of some of their products and services, Prime Brands Direct wasn’t listed with the Better Business Bureau.
But even without this last bit of information, can you expect to experience anything similar with Silver Naturally? Without any online customer reviews, it’s all but impossible to say. But given the customer reputation for most ASOTV products in general, we’d certainly recommend keeping it in mind before placing your order.
So, what’s the bottom line about Silver Naturally?
Is Silver Naturally Your Best Disinfectant Solution?
Yes, silver does have some natural antimicrobial properties, but it’s not stable when added to a liquid. And although the silver dihydrogen citrate we discussed above seems to get around this limitation, there’s no way to know if this is what’s contained in Silver Naturally.
For this reason alone, there’s no way to gauge its effectiveness before handing over your money. And when you consider that you’d probably lose close to $20 in non-refundable S&H fees (about twice as much as the product itself) just for giving Silver Naturally a try, we think this is a big incentive to explore local options before making a purchase.
After all, there are dozens (if not hundreds) of non-toxic disinfectants available at just about any retailer near you, which might work just as well as Silver Naturally. What’s more, if you’re not satisfied with one of these options, processing a return is as easy as hopping in your car!