Colloidal Silver Dosage (UK)
We have been contacted by the "Trading Standards and Environmental Health" department that notified us regarding the legislation surrounding colloidal silver and updated this page accordingly.
Colloidal silver is not considered a dietary supplement as it does not appear in the EU list of minerals in the food supplementation legislation (2002/46/EC) : no health claims can be made regarding colloidal silver. Though, the sale of colloidal silver in the EU is not permitted as a dietary supplement, it is authorized as a cosmetic product.
A little bit of history : Colloidal silver was considered a dietary supplement until 2009, year when the EU enforced a new legislation regarding dietary supplements (2002/46/EC) : On this year, many products, including colloidal silver, lost their derogatory status as a dietary supplement due to lack of scientific data sent by the manufacturers. In order to continue to sell colloidal silver, colloidal silver manufacturers registered the product as a cosmetic product (and not as a dietary supplement), which is why ingestion is not authorized : indeed, who will drink a cosmetic product ?
Please note that colloidal silver has not changed in terms of formulation, nor in fabrication method since then.