colloidal silver


: a preparation consisting of silver particles suspended in liquid that is sometimes used as a dietary supplement
High doses of colloidal silver can turn the skin permanently blue. Though the silver is legal to sell as a dietary supplement, the Food and Drug Administration maintains it has never been tested to prove any therapeutic value.Brigid Schulte, The Washington Post

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“Colloidal silver.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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