Microbial cells have a sophisticated internal electrical system that they use in all of their life processes.
Silver ions have the ability to disrupt this process, and to prevent these micro-organisms from conducting electricity.
This makes them unable to function and so they collapse and die.
The fact that silver ions are effective against a broad range of micro-organisms is well established and due to recent advances in the delivery of silver ions, together with the problems associated with antibiotics, are being used in a rapidly growing range of health and medical products.
Silver ions have distinctly different properties when compared to metallic silver (Colloidal). They carry a positive electrical charge, being short an electron and have the unique ability to disable the enzyme system of Bacteria, Virus, Yeasts and other harmful parasites. They are actually water-soluble and thus extremely bioactive. The only real measure of the quality of any silver product is its effectiveness or bioavailability and bioactivity.