We chose nano silver, a form of colloidal silver that's incredibly safe and highly effective.
When we were deciding what type of silver to add to Earthpaste, we did a lot of research. We wanted something that was incredibly safe and highly effective. Our research led us to nano silver.
What is nano silver, exactly?
It's a mixture of water and tiny silver particles. The silver particles in nano silver are tinier than what you find in other forms of colloidal silver (less than 100 nm), and their minuscule size gives nano silver bigger benefits.
Studies show, for example, that nano silver's small particle size allow it to penetrate cell membranes more effectively and perform more antimicrobial functions. What does this mean for oral health? Well, bad breath, cavities, and gum infections are all the result of bacteria and other problematic microbes in the mouth. So, a toothpaste with a little nano silver can help your mouth win the daily battle against these critters.
Is silver safe?
Even though we believe that nano silver has some amazing properties for oral health, we also realize it’s one of those ingredients that people have questions about. Maybe you’ve heard stories of the “Blue Man” who drank large amounts of colloidal silver each day. We have too.
But the nano silver in Earthpaste is completely different for a few reasons. First off, the type of colloidal silver we’ve chosen isn’t metabolized by the body and is easily excreted without any residual buildup.
Second off, Earthpaste contains a minuscule amount of silver. Each tube of Earthpaste contains 2 parts per million (ppm) of nano silver. That means silver only makes up .0002% of each tube.
Still have questions? Reach out and let us know. We’re here to help.
Want to learn more about nano silver? We thought you might, so here are a few resources to check out:
- Article: Silver nanoparticles in dentistry
- Article: Efficacy of a silver colloidal gel against selected oral bacteria in vitro
- Article: Nanosilver as a new generation of nanoproduct in biomedical applications
- Article: Silver nanoparticles as an effective disinfectant: A review
- Blog Post: Is Colloidal Silver Good for Your Teeth?