I don't know what you're referring to when you say "regular silver". If you're referring to preponderately colloidal silver as opposed to ionic - then saying it has no antibiotic properties is absurd.
Before antibiotics appeared, colloidal silver was used extensively in hospitals around the world. And particle sizes back then were MUCH larger than they're able to manufacture today.
The fact that ionic silver changes chemistry once it hits the digestive tract is stated wherever I've seen research on ionic silver (though the vast majority of studies are on colloidal). That it loses it's effect within seconds ANYWHERE inside the body I've heard by multiple sources too - though that does seem harder to prove.
No I don't have a bibliography of everywhere I've researched this information and have no intention of backtracking for the purposes of making one. Believe whatever you find compelling.
"Once again you are confused by the Mumbo Jumbo BS & Hype used by CS marketing reps to drive us all crazy. You are confusing marketing hype with research. The term " Colloidal Silver " includes both ionic silver and particulate silver. There is no such thing as "True Colloidal Silver ," just another marketing hype term used to confuse the consumer."
No, this is why I said "preponderately colloidal silver" allowing that ionic is also in the mix. The reason I (and marketers) use the words "true colloidal silver" is since ionic silver is so often mistakenly referred to as colloidal silver in common usage.
Here's one of many articles about the inferiority of protein based colloidal silver vs usual water suspended colloidal silver.
The con: Hey There-----
The mark: Huh?------
Why, why, why? Oh yeah, love of money, OK.
just keep repeating ------. (Ignore the arguments), just keep repeating------
Propaganda: information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular cause or point of view.
That's a slippery bar of soap you are holding onto. Sure word meanings change because of general usage (why did they(some youngster) steal my beloved '#' (the sign for number) and convince everyone that it is now to be called, "hashtag" humph.
But of course, that was not to be deceptive as your continued word usage and postings are.
Even if many are duped, caught unaware, the behind the scenes machinations seem pretty obvious to us. (huh? what are you talking about? This is very confusing. The web site says--repeat after me---)
Its like in the past, with population wide, propagandic undertakings, tho this one is far smaller in comparison, where entire generations of masses of people have had falshoods or half truths so repeated to them that eventually they cant even consider the evidence refuting the lie because their ability to analyse the topic has been compartmented out of their normal discursive considering in the mattter (and when healthy discernent has been compartmentalized out of our normal discursive activity we are lost to many lies and manipulations, evidenced by all historic and present inhumane behavior based on invalidated assumptions held onto emotionally rather than by understanding).
from The Cambridge Dictionary: Colloid: a mixture in which particles of one substance are held inside another substance.
Colloidal:A colloid, in chemistry, is a mixture in which one substance of microscopically dispersed insoluble particles is suspended throughout another substance.