$102 raised out of $250,000

The world’s best protein shaker bottle.




Silver Ox Bottle was created to solve two problems, eliminate odors caused by the degradation of proteins inside of protein shaker bottles and pay for college. I was a typical college student always trying to find time to squeeze food in between studying, socializing, and attending classes. I quickly realized that protein shakes are a fast and efficient way to fuel the body. I also soon found out that if you leave protein inside of a protein shaker bottle longer than 24 hours it ends up smelling like protein farts. So, I decided to fix the problem but I didn’t know how.

My dad once told me how my grandmother would put silver dollars into milk which helped prevent the milk from spoiling. This childhood memory then made me start thinking about how I could utilize silver inside of a protein shaker bottle. The next day, I was watching a documentary on antibiotics and how colloidal silver was used in babies’ eyes before the discovery of antibiotics. This was the “a-ha” moment when I decided why not impregnate the plastic with silver nanoparticles to prevent the bacteria that causes protein to degrade and smell. This is how Silver Ox Bottle was born.


Silver Ox Bottle utilizes a superior design that incorporates multiple added-value features that make it the most superior protein shaker bottle on the planet.



The largest chunk of funding is the tooling, it cost $80,000 to buy the plastic injection tooling needed to make the Silver Ox Bottles. Raw materials and packaging will add another $20,000, putting the total cost to start manufacturing over the $100,000 mark. Adding in all the expenses our funding goal is $250,000 to make Silver Ox Bottle a reality. 

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Once we reach our goal, 50% of all profits from the campaign will go to Team Rubicon, a nonprofit that mobilizes ex-service members and civilians to help rebuild families and communities affected by disasters. We believe it is important to give back to the community. If we are not making the world a better place, what are we doing?

Link to Team Rubicon https://teamrubiconusa.org/volunteer/


The timeline for our project starts with you helping us successfully fund our Kickstarter. If you like the project but are unable to support us financially please share and repost on your Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. The only way that we are successful is with your help. After the Kickstarter campaign, we will immediately start working on acquiring the tooling necessary to make the bottle. It will take about 10 weeks for the tooling to be completed and for us to produce our first bottle. Our goal is for you to receive an SOB by Christmas.


The silver nanoparticle polymer we use is the same product that is used in hospitals around the world. It is FDA approved for food and water and is EPA certified. All the materials are manufactured and sourced in the United States of America.


The relationship that we have with silver dates back to antiquity. Throughout history, silver has consistently been used to restrict the spread of human disease by incorporation into articles used in daily life. The earliest recorded use of silver for therapeutic purposes dates back to the Han Dynasty in China circa. 1500 B.C.E.[1] Hippocrates, considered the father of medicine, used silver preparations for the treatment of ulcers and to promote wound healing[2]. Herodotus, the father of history, accounts that Persian kings, including Cirrus, would only drink water that was transported in silver containers, because of their understanding that silver preserves water. The ancient Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, and others also were recorded to have used silver in one form or another to preserve food and water[3].

The ancient civilizations understood the powerful properties of this metal but didn’t understand how it worked. Silver’s amazing anti-microbial properties is the result of the Oligodynamic effect (from Greek oligos “few”, and dynamis “force”) it is a biocidal effect of metals. It is a blanket term used to represent silver’s mechanisms of action. There are three known mechanisms by which silver acts on microbes. Firstly, silver cations can form pores and puncture the bacterial cell wall by reacting with the peptidoglycan component [4]. Secondly, silver ions can enter into the bacterial cell, both inhibiting cellular respiration and disrupting metabolic pathways resulting in generation of reactive oxygen species [5]. Lastly, once in the cell silver can also disrupt DNA and its replication cycle[6]


Currently, this lustrous metal has been used in modern times very similarly to the way that it was used in ancient times. For example, the International Space Station uses a silver ion system to treat its water[7] and a company in Brazil adds silver nano-particles to its plastic milk jugs to increase the shelf life of its milk[8]. Silver is currently being used in, wound dressings[9], endotracheal tubes[10], catheters[11],  pick lines, and several other medical devices to reduce the growth and spread of harmful microorganisms.


Silver Ox Bottle is utilizing the power of this amazing metal to “Inhibit the growth of bacterial odors.” Legally, we cannot make any claims that it will help preserve and reduce spoiling of contents inside of the bottle or help reduce the spread of germs or microbes[12]. In order to make those claims, we would have to register the product as a pesticide. This type of registration is expensive and requires extensive testing.

Let me be clear, Silver Ox is not stating that we can cure or prevent any disease. What we are saying is that Silver Ox Bottle is treated with a substance, silver nanoparticle technology, that will help reduce odors related to bacterial growth.

Now that you know some of silver’s historical relevance throughout history and how it has been used in present-day medicine we hope you see why it is truly a value-added feature in Silver Ox Bottle.


Hi, my name is Richard Fortman the founder of Silver Ox, the creator of the Silver Ox Bottle. I am currently a college student at Boise State University. I grew up In Rathdrum, Idaho and graduated from Lakeland High School. I received my A.A Degree at North Idaho College and was the Student Body President for the 2014-2015 academic year. My passion is to positively impact as many people’s lives as possible. I also love America, cars, rock hunting, rock and roll, road trips, and everything to do with the outdoors. I know this sounds like a bio for a dating app, and very cliche but it’s me. 

Dawson Scholz is the creative director of our audio and video. He brings a proven track record to our team with his extensive background and knowledge in the music industry as an artist and producer of music and videos. He is a genuinely awesome guy with a killer beard!

Special thanks to our female model, Jaycee Rade, our male model, Tyler Ogden, and our graphics illustrator, Spencer Irwin.


Silver Ox makes high-quality American made products for the fitness community. We are constantly challenging the industry and ourselves to become better. We want to make the world a better place by incorporating science, thinking differently and using sustainable manufacturing practices.


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[2] Hill WR, Pillsbury DM. Argyria–The Pharmacology of Silver.Baltimore. Williams & Wilkins, 1939

[3] Grier N. Silver and its compounds. In: Block SS, ed. Disinfec-tion, Sterilization and Preservation. Philadelphia. Lea & Febi-ger, 1968:375–398.

[4] Jung WK, Koo HC, Kim KW, Shin S, Kim SH, Park YH. Antibacterial activity and mechanism of action of the silver ion in Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2008;74(7):2171-2178. doi:10.1128/AEM.02001-07 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18245232/

[5] Morones-Ramirez JR, Winkler JA, Spina CS, Collins JJ. Silver enhances antibiotic activity against gram-negative bacteria. Sci Transl Med. 2013;5(190):190ra81. doi:10.1126/scitranslmed.3006276 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23785037/

[6]Yakabe Y., Sano T., Ushio H., Yasunaga T. Kinetic studies of the interaction between silver ion and deoxyribonucleic acid. Chem. Lett. 1980;9:373–376. doi: 10.1246/cl.1980.373. https://www.journal.csj.jp/doi/abs/10.1246/cl.1980.373

[7] Callahan, M. R., Adam, N. M., Roberts, M. S., Garland, J. L., Sager, J. C., & Pickering, K. D. (2007). Assessment of Silver Based Disinfection Technology for CEV and Future US Spacecraft. SAE Technical Paper Series. doi:10.4271/2007-01-3258 https://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/20180005617.pdf

[8] Callahan, M. R., Adam, N. M., Roberts, M. S., Garland, J. L., Sager, J. C., & Pickering, K. D. (2007). Assessment of Silver Based Disinfection Technology for CEV and Future US Spacecraft. SAE Technical Paper Series. doi:10.4271/2007-01-3258 https://plasticsinpackaging.com/online/silver-nanoparticles-double-fresh-milk-shelf-life/

[9] Dissemond, Joachim; Böttrich, Johannes Georg; Braunwarth, Horst; Hilt, Jörg; Wilken, Patricia; Münter, Karl-Christian (2017). “Evidence for silver in wound care – meta-analysis of clinical studies from 2000-2015”. Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft. 15 (5): 524–535. doi:10.1111/ddg.13233. PMID 28485879.

[10] Tokmaji, George; Vermeulen, Hester; Müller, Marcella CA; Kwakman, Paulus HS; Schultz, Marcus J.; Zaat, Sebastian AJ (2011). “Silver coated endotracheal tubes for prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia in critically ill patients”. In Tokmaji, George (ed.). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD009201.

[11] Schumm, K.; Lam, T.B.L. (2008). “Types of urethral catheters for management of short-term voiding problems in hospitalized adults: A short version cochrane review”. Neurourology and Urodynamics. 27 (8): 738–746. doi:10.1002/nau.20645. PMID 18951451.

[12] https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2014-04/documents/pr2000-1.pdf