Colloidal silver supplements can be taken in different ways depending on your reason for needing supplementation.
For example, if you want to use colloidal silver to reduce the symptoms of a sinus infection, you would take colloidal silver in the form of a nasal spray.
For general immune-boosting, however, some people opt to take the supplement by mouth.
One question a lot of people have before using colloidal silver orally is: what does it taste like? This is a fair question.
After all, oral colloidal silver supplements come in liquid form rather than in pills or capsules, so if you’re going to take the solution orally, you’re going to taste it to some extent.
If you’d like to know exactly what you can expect from colloidal silver in terms of taste, read on. We’ll be describing what colloidal silver tastes like and answering some related questions, too.
What Colloidal Silver Tastes Like
For those who may be worried about colloidal silver having a strong or unpleasant taste, the good news is that colloidal silver supplements don’t taste like very much at all – or, at least, they shouldn’t.
A high-quality colloidal silver supplement should taste more or less like water, the only difference being that the presence of silver (a metal) in the solution may lend it a subtle, metallic flavor.
Bear in mind that several factors can impact how strongly metallic your colloidal silver supplement tastes to you. Depending on the pH of your mouth at the time of ingestion, the metallic taste may be more prominent (Also check out Colloidal Silver Mouthwash).
For instance, when users have drank coffee immediately before taking the supplement, they often report that the metallic taste is more noticeable because your saliva will be more acidic.
Your diet in general can also be a contributing factor here. Certain dietary choices can lead to your saliva being more acidic in general due to metabolic changes.
Eating a lot of sugary or starchy foods, for example, is likely to lower your body’s overall pH levels.
So, if your supplement tastes strongly metallic but you know that your diet consists largely of starchy, sugary foods, this doesn’t necessarily mean that the silver in the solution is too concentrated – it could just be the result of your diet.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Colloidal Silver Safe For Oral Use?
Colloidal silver, when taken orally, is associated with a higher risk of side effects compared to topical application or nasal sprays.
Consider other options and consult your doctor before you take colloidal silver orally.
Can I Mix Colloidal Silver Into Food Or Drink?
If you find the slight metallic taste of colloidal silver to be unpleasant, you may be wondering whether you can disguise the taste by mixing it into food or drink.
While some manufacturers of colloidal silver recommend separating ingestion of colloidal silver from food or drink by 45 minutes (implying that it’s best not to mix the solution into anything), other manufacturers say it’s fine to add the liquid to water, smoothies, or food.
We recommend contacting the manufacturer directly if you can’t find specific guidelines on this subject through their website.
With that being said, it’s generally not recommended to mix colloidal silver into tap water. This is because most tap water is chlorinated and the chlorine could oxidize the silver in the colloidal silver, reducing its effectiveness.
How Much Colloidal Silver Can You Drink Daily?
Assuming that you have a bioactive colloidal silver solution with a strength of 10 PPM (Find out Everything You Need To Know About Colloidal Silver Ppm), you shouldn’t take more than a teaspoon per day.
Taking more than this will not only make the metallic taste more noticeable but may lead to side effects such as argyria or toxicity.
Colloidal silver should not usually have a strong taste. It is mainly described as tasting like water with a hint of metal.
However, if your saliva is acidic, either because you have recently consumed an acidic food or drink or because your diet is high in starch and sugar, the metallic taste is likely to be more noticeable.
If the manufacturer of your chosen supplement suggests it, you can disguise the taste of colloidal silver by mixing it into food or drink, although you should not mix it with tap water.