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.