What Are Silver Pellets?

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silver pellets are a form of finely ground silver, typically ranging from 1 to 4 mm. These are often used as an antimicrobial in topical applications and dressings for acute wound care or to supplement a comprehensive wound management program. Silver’s bactericidal action is based on its ability to interfere with the synthesis of bacterial cell membranes and DNA. [1]

Unlike silver coins and bars, which are stamped with a quality stamp, silver granules cannot carry such information. Therefore, it is important to ensure that any silver granules you purchase are labeled and certified. This is especially true if you intend to resell or exchange them.

It is also important to be aware that silver granules may not have the same quality standards as other forms of silver such as jewelry. For example, a large amount of silver granulate sold in the market is actually nickel silver, an inexpensive base metal alloy that combines copper with zinc and/or nickel. This metal will tarnish and should only be soldered with precision equipment and special training. It is a good practice to describe these granules as nickel silver rather than simply “silver.”

Silver has been used for centuries in a variety of products, but research doesn’t support claims that it cures maladies such as tuberculosis, arthritis, or herpes. Furthermore, silver ingested orally can cause the skin and mucous membranes to take on a grayish color (argyria), which isn’t reversible. Because of this, it is important to choose a brand that only sells a silver product with a reputable quality seal such as USP or ConsumerLabs.