Yeah, that's what they all say - "stomach acid renders ionic silver ineffective" - but the thing is, HCL is not the only substance within the human body, there are many more which may interact with ionic silver and any of which could negate that popular belief, Ammonia and Peroxide to name two. May work in the text book but real life scenario may be a little different. For example, swirling around in the mouth before swallowing allows it to enter the blood stream directly thus bypassing those stomach acids. Angina tablets do the same thing, rapid absorption into the blood stream.
Let's face it, a predominantly ionic silver solution as produced in the home seems to work wonders for millions of people around the globe, and that *can't* be disputed. Both Ionic and the more Colloidal product each have there own place and efficacies, or uses if you like.