You like silver jewelry but have you ever thought of drinking silver or even spraying it?
Colloidal silver is an unexpected health solution.
But is it likely to help you or is it dangerous?
That’s what we’ll try to unravel here.
- 1 Silver, a trace element
- 2 The benefits of silver
- 3 What is colloidal silver?
- 4 The opinion of health authorities on colloidal silver
- 5 The effect of silver
- 6 How does colloidal silver work?
- 7 The use of colloidal silver
- 8 The making of colloidal silver
- 9 How to take colloidal silver?
- 10 Which colloidal silver to choose?
Silver, a trace element
In ancient Greece, people used silver containers to keep food and drink cool.
In the 18th century, it was common for the better-off to eat with silver cutlery.
They had just noticed that eating with this cutlery seemed to repel disease.
Silver was used instinctively for a long time before it was classified as a trace element in the 19th century.
The benefits of silver
Silver is a powerful antimicrobial just like other metals such as copper, zinc, mercury, or gold.
It is used in household, industrial, and even medical applications due to its antibacterial effect.
This is also the reason why silver jewelry causes less skin irritation.
In the 20th century, a solution called colloidal silver was widely used in medicine as an antibiotic.
But in the 1920s, with the expansion of the pharmaceutical industry, its use began to decline.
What is colloidal silver?
Colloidal silver is a suspension of silver nanoparticles in purified water.
It is not silver dissolved in water but silver ions generated by electrolysis.
In the 1990s, health authorities asked manufacturers of colloidal silver to prove their claims on the benefits of this solution on health.
At the end of their examination, they concluded that the claimed virtues could not be advanced and thus prohibited the manufacturers from advertising colloidal silver as a natural antibiotic.
Note here that their decision did not underline the dangerousness of a product but only its advertising.
To date, manufacturers do not have the right to advance possible health effects and cannot recommend an oral solution.
So you will only find colloidal silver for skin application due to this ban.
The effect of silver
Let’s be clear, I am not advocating for colloidal silver and not indicating it in the treatment or prevention of serious illnesses.
But there are still some scientific opinions on silver and colloidal solutions like this:
“ Silver deficiency seems to correlate with the onset of certain diseases … and impacts the immune system.
Silver does more than kill germs, it stimulates tissue regeneration.
Severe burns and elderly patients benefit from faster healing. ”
Dr Robert Becker – Syracuse University
But, you might say, how can I be deficient in silver?
Remember that silver is a mineral and like all other minerals, it is found in our food.
Over the past century, farming has changed significantly and we now know that soils are very poor in minerals, which generates our deficiencies.
A study conducted in 1940 by the University of UCLA determined that the daily consumption of fruits and vegetables provided 50 to 100mcg of silver.
In 1975, a new evaluation was carried out and determined an insignificant level demonstrating the soil depletion and indirectly, the drastic decrease of the mineral contributions of the food.
How does colloidal silver work?
Silver’s mechanism of antibacterial action is related to its ability to inactivate pathogens and prevent them from surviving.
When it comes to bacteria, they directly attack how they work.
When it comes to a virus, it prevents its replication.
It, therefore, acts by suffocation on bacteria and inactivates viruses by blocking their replication.
Colloidal silver has the capacity to destroy almost all single-celled organisms.
“ We have rediscovered that silver kills bacteria, which we have known for centuries.
When antibiotics were discovered, the clinical use of silver as an antibiotic was ruled out. “
Dr. Robert Becker – Syracuse University
This doctor has conducted extensive research into the healing effects of silver and concluded:
“ Silver acts on a large number of bacteria without known side effects, without damage to cells. “
Dr. Robert Becker
But other doctors also claim:
“ In general, colloidal metals are notable for their beneficial action on the infectious state. “
Dr. Leonard Keene Hirschberg – Johns Hopkins University
“ We noted immediate improvement in immunocompromised patients thanks to colloidal silver.
Some examples: conjunctivitis, recurrent sinusitis, acute cuticle infection, digestive health, detoxification, Candida Albicans, Epstein Barr viruses, chronic fatigue syndrome. “
Dr Evan – Kansas
The use of colloidal silver
Some people use colloidal silver as an alternative to conventional antibiotics.
This is not necessarily a rejection of medicine, but some individuals show allergic reactions or intolerance to some pharmaceutical products, in particular when they are prescribed for the long term.
In addition, certain substances tend to attack the digestive system and cause major intestinal problems.
The making of colloidal silver
What makes silver effective is the size of its particles.
Available products range in size from 5 to 100 nanometers.
Smaller particles are more efficient.
Colloidal silver is a solution of ions and their electrical charge causes them to repel and stay suspended in water.
The liquid should be clear, sometimes barely amber when the silver level is low, such as in a 20ppm solution.
Beyond that, the color turns yellow, orange, or even red when the rate is too high.
With the naked eye, you cannot see the silver particles, they are only detectable under laser light.
A dosage of 10 to 20 ppm (particles per million) is ideal.
How to take colloidal silver?
You can use colloidal silver in two ways.
- Internal way
- Topical application (cuts, scrapes, bites, burns…)
The recommended dosage depends on the condition to be treated.
It evolves from 1 tablespoon per day in maintenance to 20ml 3 times per day in attack cure.
Silver of course has a slight metallic taste but no odor.
It is advisable to keep it in the mouth one minute before swallowing for optimal diffusion through the mucous membranes.
Topically, you can place colloidal silver on a compress to heal a wound or treat a skin condition.
It is important to apply it for 5 to 6 minutes for optimal action.
Which colloidal silver to choose?
There are many colloidal silver solutions available on the market.
However, it is important to choose a moderate dosage of up to 20ppm and to ensure that the bottle is always glass and protected from UV.
If your intention is to use it to treat the eyes, opt for a 10ppm solution so as not to risk eye irritation.
For my part, I use this silver supplement (#ad) for the skin and various ailments when needed, when applied topically, and by ingesting it.
I also use colloidal silver for eyes (#ad) so as not to feel a slight tingling on application.
Colloidal silver can be stored away from light and heat for years.