You are correct, but so is Steve Barwick. Ionic silver is FAST & EFFICIENT, where particle silver may or may not reach the cell.
The major issue here is the Ionic Transport System in our digestion system, that is like a little car that grabs the ion, and then travels through the blood stream to deliver the ion right into the cell. Fast & Efficient. It will not deliver metal particles.
The metal particles are on their own, like dropping a ball into the river and it will get to the cell eventually, maybe or maybe not purely by accident.
"The human body has a special means for transporting metallic ions – including silver ions – through the harsh environment of the digestive tract, into the bloodstream and directly into the cells and tissues. Here are the facts you won’t hear from the purveyors of particulate silver products…...
"Particulate silver is completely dependent upon a passive transport system, and is totally dependent upon the process of osmosis to be absorbed into the body’s cells and tissues.
"In other words, particulate silver is simply carried along inside the body like a piece of loose fish bait being carried down a meandering stream. If it comes into close proximity to a fish (i.e., a cell), it might get eaten (i.e., absorbed). Or it might not.