Ionic Silver Complex Designed for Use in Humans Receives U.S. Patent

May Render Colloidal Silver and Other Nano Silver Technologies Obsolete

Nov 29, 2005, 00:00 ET from Invision International Health Solutions, Inc.

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Invision International
 Health Solutions, Inc., a pioneer in the field of ionic silver use in humans,
 recently announced the issuance of a U.S. Patent on its "Ionic Silver Complex"
     The technology is also patented in Australia and New Zealand, and patents
 are pending in Europe and Japan.  The patents provide broad composition-of-
 matter protection, covering a wide range of complexing agents and
     The use of ionic silver in human use goes back hundreds -- indeed
 thousands -- of years.  During the past century, it was predominantly used in
 the medical field in the forms of silver nitrate and colloidal silver -- which
 has been increasingly used during the past few decades.  In Europe,
 pharmacists have silver compounds listed in their desk references for many
 uses.  In the U.S., recent university studies are suggesting far-reaching
 potential benefits of ionic silver. The past few years have seen a surge in
 the number of medical and industrial products that deliver silver ions, for a
 wide range of uses.
     Whether colloidal silver, silver-impregnated bandages and wound dressings,
 coatings for surfaces in hospitals and homes, or catheters and IV needles, the
 goal is the controlled delivery of silver as ions.  Delivery is a function of
 the bonding agent -- the complexing or compounding agent -- which controls the
 release of the silver as ions in the given environment at the desired rate.
     Invision has already incorporated the patented technology into a
 water-based dietary supplement called Silver 100.  The key ingredient in
 Silver 100 is called Opti-Silver -- silver ions complexed with citrate and
 potassium for optimal delivery of silver ions in the human body.
     According to Jay Newman, president of Invision International, the patented
 technology represents a quantum leap in delivering silver ions internally to
 the human body.  "We chose citrate because we believe it is, by far, the ideal
 carrier for efficient delivery of silver ions for human use," Newman said,
 "based on years of effort and research that required millions of dollars
 invested."  Potassium is used as the counter-ion for equilibrium in the water.
 "Silver 100 uses all-natural ingredients and is intended to provide an
 entirely safe product that introduces less silver to the body than what may
 exist in a person's average drinking water intake -- but as active ions."
     "We believe the compounds in colloidal silver have bonds that are too
 strong and thus release only a small percentage of their silver as ions in the
 body," Newman said, "while products called 'ionic' or 'nano' are usually just
 colloidal silver -- or are common substances like silver nitrate thrown in
 water and, as such, the bonds are far too weak to carry the silver ions into
 the body.  Colloidal silver is manufactured through a crude, antiquated
 process called electrolysis.  Many companies promote colloidal silver -- and
 'ionic' and 'nano' silver -- using flamboyant marketing claims about particle
 size, parts per million, and safety that have little if any basis in
 scientific fact.  We are bringing legitimacy and integrity to the field."
     "'Nano silver' is the sexy new term for ionic silver," Newman said, "yet
 the imperative for an efficient delivery mechanism for human use is still the
 bottom line.  Opti-Silver is nano silver with real science behind it to
 achieve that imperative.  Having begun our intensive R&D efforts about ten
 years ago, we believe we are positioned at the leading edge of a large market
 that is just beginning to develop."
     Silver 100 is sold primarily in health food stores at present, mainly in
 the eastern U.S., including some regions of Whole Foods.  It is carried by
 United Natural Foods, the country's largest health foods distributor.
 Invision is rolling out national marketing and expects the product to be in
 the majority of health food stores, as well as supermarkets and pharmacies, by
     For further information see or contact the
 company at  The U.S. Patent can be seen on the web site of
 the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office by going to
     About the Company
     Invision International Health Solutions, Inc., a privately held company
 based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, specializes in the research and development
 of ionic silver delivery solutions for human use.  Because the patent covers a
 broad range of potential formulations, the company intends to pursue rigorous
 clinical studies, and FDA dietary supplement "health claims" approval as well
 as drug approval, for certain embodiments of the current patented technology
 and future technologies.
     Jay Newman, the company's founder and President, has been interviewed as
 the industry expert on Good Morning America, NBC TV News, the Mining Industry
 Review, Wired News, and dozens of radio shows.  He is a co-founding member of
 the Committee for the Responsible Use of Silver in Health, which is hosted at  He is a co-inventor on the patent.
     No studies have been conducted to either prove or disprove whether the
 patented technology delivers silver ions to the human body in a way that
 benefits the body.  The statements herein have not been evaluated by the Food
 & Drug Administration.  No product covered under the patent, or information
 thereon, is intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
     This release was issued on behalf of the above organization by
 Send2Press(R), a unit of Neotrope(R).

SOURCE Invision International Health Solutions, Inc.