Great, that's helpful. Actually, that's what I originally thought since silver particles are not dissolved.
What has bothered me, and what I'm trying to get to the bottom of is that: many websites that give the calculations of multiplying the final TDS readout by 2.5 (because we must accommodate for the factory calibration of the TDS Meter to salt (or something like that) rather than silver,) leads people to believe that if they have a 10ppm TDS readout, and they multiply that by 2.5, they have arrived at a 25ppm Colloidal Silver rather than it being a measurement of the ionic (conductive, positively charged atoms, whatever one calls it) portion of the solution.
What recently came to mind was that particles have to then be calculated at an approximate of 5-15% of the total as many affirm. Possibly first added on since they were not measured by the TDS meter to begin with since they are not DISSOLVED solids, and then you'd have to get 5-15% of that total. Big difference in PPMs. Not that I have anything against ionic silver. Many believe it benefits as well. But just trying to sort all this "info" out.