Colloidal Silver To the Rescue, Against Bacteria and Infectious Microbial
Silver has been used medicinally for thousands of years with the first recorded use sometime around 1500 BC by ancient Semitic civilization and later by Babylonians where water, vinegar, and wine were stored in silver bottles to protect against bacteria.
The use of silver continued in the form of colloidal silver for centuries as a germicide and disinfectant and was used all the way until middle of the 20th century when it was replaced by various forms of pharmaceutical products, some simply containing partial amounts of silver plus other chemicals.
Silver has natural antibiotic properties, and as a result, it has been used extensively for medicinal wound dressings to treat external infections, and additionally used as an antiseptic and disinfectant in medical appliances.
In a silver tank, drinking water can be stored for extended period of time while still rendering it safe to drink. Precisely for this reason, water tanks on board cruise ships, military ships, and airplanes are very often stored in a water tank made of metallic silver.
Silver, whether as a metal form (like water tank) or small particles (colloidal silver) or even as a silver compounds (silver sulfadiazine), are all used as an antiseptic and disinfectant agent or for treating wounds and burns. Silver nano-particles, produced from irradiating a silver nitrate solution with an electron beam, are effective bactericides, destroying gram-negative species immune to conventional antibacterial agents. Additionally, Silver-coated dental implants and medical and surgical devices have been shown to be more resistant to free floating bacterial microorganisms. Silver nitrate has been shown to be effective in inhibiting the development of the herpes simplex type 1 virus.
Electrolytic-dissolved silver has been used by the International Space Station as a water disinfecting and anti-microbial agent for the drinking water supply for astronauts. The World Health Organization recommends that silver in a colloidal state produced by electrolysis of silver electrodes in water as well as colloidal silver in water filtration for removal of bacteria are effective water disinfection methods for safe drinking water which can be adopted in developing countries.
During World War I, before pharmaceutical antibiotics, silver compounds were used as antiseptics to prevent and treat infections caused by bacteria.
Today silver compounds continue to be used in the form of both silver nitrate and silver protein compound, which can be used in dilute solution in eye drops to prevent conjunctivitis in newborn babies. Silver nitrate is also used in dermatology to treat certain skin conditions, such as corns and warts.
There is no doubt, nor is there any debate, regarding the effectiveness of silver against bacteria and infectious microbial since silver and most silver compounds have an antimicrobial effect and silver metal ions are toxic for bacteria, algae, fungi, molds, spores, and viruses even in small concentrations.
Colloidal silver (a liquid suspension of microscopic silver particles) contains very small biological particles of silver that is so small, it can pass through membranes and even skip past the digestive system in order to be absorbed by the body specially (for maximum effectiveness) taken on an empty stomach.
Colloidal silver has been used throughout the world, in Europe, Asia, and North America for fighting bacteria without the harmful side effects associated to pharmaceutical anti-bacterial pills which may have contaminants and chemical additives. Colloidal silver has ingested to treat a variety of diseases for thousands of years.
Colloidal silver supports the natural defense system of the body by attacking and killing more than 500 microbial. The other added benefit is that it is alkaline and not acidic so it is gentle on the stomach for most. Although, there are currently many studies being conducted to described the way in which silver fights bacteria and heals the body, and the results are debated, it is been reported that colloidal silver to be effective in fighting against infections and diseases, including: candida, yeast infection, warts, cystitis, diabetes, eczema, arthritis, allergies, acne, psoriasis, hay fever, ringworms, and athletes foot disease.
There has been some skepticism whether colloidal silver can truly fight off against all the above mentioned diseases but nonetheless colloidal silver is used worldwide to fight against bacteria and infection. You can consult your doctor or physician for additional information regarding any condition you may have and whether colloidal silver is the optimum means of treatment for your specific condition.
Questions-comments: How about the story of the guy with blue face?
We are not promoters of Colloidal Silver, we're not makers of it, or sellers, and we do not benefit - IN ANY WAY, SHAPE, or FORM - from discussing it in our blog. We do have experience with it however. In 2004, a close friend's mother was dying from colorectal (colon) cancer and was told that she has 2 months to live. We suggested the use of Colloidal Silver to her and bought her a 5 gallon Colloidal Silver and she takes the recommended measures every day since 2004 and she is still alive. We have made similar suggestions to friends and family members on other occasions and in every single case, our experience with this product was positive. We simply share our experience with others. We have never received any financial compensation from any company for suggested this product to our friends and family members.
As far a few so called "respected" doctors who may suggest that Colloidal Silver is not effective, well, I have about 20 very well respected doctor friends and we get together 2 times a week and talk about nutrition and health and they admit themselves (every single one of them) that they don't know much about nutrition or supplements, and they have not been trained formally on nutrition. Med schools do not teach nutritional health to pre-med students. Also, I always recommend to people to go to their own doctors and ask them if they should take Colloidal Silver - and in every case people have come back and told us that their doctor was supportive of their patience alternative to see if it works or not and none, that we know of, have ever warned their patients against taking Colloidal products, including Silver.
Regarding FDA and their recommendations, well, there are many of FDA recommendations which they pulled back from when they discovered that they were wrong, in fact it happens so often that makes me wonder if it's useless to have FDA or not. I admit that FDA does some good, keeps some dangerous stuff away from public by banning it, specially man made drugs. But I disagree with their opinion on many areas such as colloidal silver for antibiotic, colloidal platinum for fighting cancer tumors, and their war against raw milk. Raw milk, banned by FDA, is the absolute nonsense that almost every country on the planet laughs at U.S. and FDA and even in this country many people laugh at the stupidity of banning raw milk. Humans have been drinking raw milk from cows for thousands of years.
As far as the” blue man fraud” story, the guy with blue face drank "home-made" (yes, made by himself) chemcially processed (rather than electronic plasma seperation and suspention in distilled water) AND, was applying it directly (not just drinking) to his face, while drinking gallons and gallons of it. One of the most essential minerals for the body is calcium but if you take calcium supplements by the bucket loads, your body absorbs little of other essential minerals and after a while the excess caclium remains in your blood stream and turns into plague and you would get blocked arteries and die of a cardiac complication. Let's be reasonable and understand that even good things need to be taken in moderation and not in excess.
Also the guy was drinking 100 times more than what's recommended daily – AND – he did this for a long period of time to get rid of arthritis which HE DID, get rid of. When he was initially asked on TV in a 2004 interview, during Breakfast America program, if he regrets taking silver, he replied "No, I don’t regret it at all, even if my skin color has changed because the pain of arthritis was so much worse before taking ionic silver and now I don't have pain". That's the exact quote of him and you can check it on the internet. Now his story has changed with his fame and he says that he probably should not have taken so much. But the MAIN point is that he was drinking "home-made" silver (100 times the recommended dose) which doesn't get dissolved out of your system in a few days - AND, he was applying it to his skin as well - loads and loads of it.
I've had colloidal silver for YEARS (since 2003), about 1 teaspoon each morning and my skin color never changed. If you take the recommended dosage you will see why China imports colloidal silver from US by truck loads each month and so does the US military to fight off bacteria and viruses like bird flu and others.
Recently the US military has increased the purchase of colloidal silver to 1000 gallons a day to fight off against viruses and bacteria for soldiers returning from Afghanistan and for other uses. Instead of public being informed of this, the Internet is filled with the exaggerated story of a blue man. Colloidal silver and colloidal platinum have saved the lives of many people I’ve known in my life. But one would ask even if colloidal silver is bad or dangerous, why does the US military use it? And why colloidal silver is only misrepresented as dangerous when it comes to general public but not the US military and other governmental branches.