Colloidal Silver

Colloidal Silver Benefits

Colloidal silver is a liquid solution created using electrolysis to suspend pure, metallic elemental silver (in groups of particles 15 atoms or fewer, each with a positive electric charge) attached to simple protein molecules, in distilled water. Colloids of silver should stay suspended, rather than sinking to the bottom, as the electric charge is stronger than gravity. Good quality colloidal silver should therefore not require shaking before use, or be dark in colour. Clear or pale yellow colloidal silver is the best as the particle size affects the colour of the solution and the larger particles produce a darker coloured liquid, and aren't easily absorbed by the body.

Colloidal silver is thought to suffocate single celled organisms by disabling the oxygen metabolism enzyme. This allows the bodies own immune system to become more effective at removing these residue pathogens, and thereby become more effective at fending off disease.

History of Use

Before the invention of antibacterial soap, colloidal silver was used as a disinfectant. It is still most commonly used to kill bacteria. Silver is effective at both preventing and combating bacterial illnesses and infections because it does not corrode. In ancient times silver was used in wound dressings and it was frequently used for the same purposes in America following the Civil War. It is also why churches use silver chalices in Communion to stop disease spreading through the congregation. Silver fell out of favor with the advent of regulated synthesized medications but has become popular again along with lifestyle trends that promote natural organic food.

Blue Bloods

Even thousands of years ago, Ancient Greeks realised that the rich families who ate, drank and stored food in silverware were much less likely to be ill than the commoners who ate from ceramics and used iron utensils. The rich people developed a slight blue tinge to their skin from years of silver ingestion, hence the term Blue Bloods was born. (This wasn't the only reason they were called Blue Bloods. It was also as they mostly avoided working outdoors in the fields, and they tended to marry within their own social group, so they maintained their very pale skin and hence their veins appeared blue through their skin. Blood is not actually blue, although it does become a deeper maroon colour when it has given most of its oxygen to the body and is travelling back to the lungs and heart in veins, compared to the bright red colour of blood in arteries fresh from the lungs and full of oxygen. But blood is never actually blue, it simply appears that way with mostly pale skinned people due to the absorption of light by the blood, reflection of light by the skin, as well as colour perception. It is actually surprisingly complex to explain exactly why we observe veins to be blue in pale skinned people!).

How it Works

Proponents of colloidal silver claim that it is effective against every virus and illness and that it has never reacted dangerously with other medications. Scientific studies have shown that pure silver quickly kills bacteria. It even kills the super-bacteria that evolve after conventional disinfecting agents kill the weak strains of bacteria. Silver acts as a catalyst and disables an enzyme that facilitates actions inside cells. It is not consumed in the process so it is available to keep working again and again. The enzyme silver destroys is required by anaerobic bacteria, viruses, yeast and molds. (Unfriendly bacteria tend to be anaerobic and friendly bacteria aerobic). This is the action that destroys pathogens. It stops them from using the body's own cells as vehicles for replication. Colloidal silver creates an environment that makes it impossible for pathogens to survive and multiply.

Since it is not designed to combat a specific pathogen but rather works against the very nature of their life cycles, it is an effective preventative agent against all illnesses caused by all pathogens including future mutations. There is no known disease-causing organism that can live in the presence of even minute traces of colloidal silver. Laboratory tests show that anaerobic bacteria, virus, and fungus organisms are all killed within minutes of contact. Parasites are also killed whilst still in their egg stage. Colloidal Silver is effective against infections, colds, influenza, fermentation and parasitic infestations.

Colloidal Silver is touted as a treatment for HIV and AIDS. These claims have not been recognized by the medical community but there is no denying the lengthy survival rates of some AIDS patients who swear by colloidal silver.

The same mechanism that hinders the replication of pathogens also seems to prevent the body from developing cancer. Cancerous tumors form when the cells' internal regulators stop working. The cells divide at a rate that outstrips the body's need for them. Colloidal silver recalibrates cells' rates of division.

When colloidal silver is used as a broad-spectrum viral and bacterial preventative it may cure other seemingly unrelated ailments. People who have sustained severe burns can use colloidal silver to promote healthy cell growth and fend off infections. It reduces the appearance of acne that is bacterial in origin. It helps maintain a healthy digestive environment and it maximizes the amount of nutrients that the body is able to extract from food. Colloidal silver makes it impossible for parasites to flourish and lay their eggs.

Colloidal Silver is also effective as a digestive aid when taken with meals as it stops fermentation of food in the stomach and intestines. Fermentation can occur if food sits there for too long and this can lead gas, bloating, pain, indigestion and reflux, so taking silver can help avoid all these unpleasant symptoms which a lot of people suffer with after meals.

Silver has also been known to destroy water-borne parasites and to filter out impurities.

How to Use

People who use colloidal silver tend to develop their own ways of maximizing its efficacy. People who suffer from conjunctivitis sometimes drop it directly into their eyes several times every day. Throat problems are treated by gargling colloidal silver. The most common way to ingest it is to mix three or four drops into a large glass of water.

Side Effects

All of these positive claims considered, colloidal silver is still ignored by the medical community at large. Scientifically speaking, the human body has no essential need for silver. Someone who is overzealous in his consumption may experience a buildup of the metal in his organs. The most common negative side effect of colloidal silver is a condition called argyria. It causes the skin and eyes to permanently become gray but it does not otherwise affect one's health. It is claimed that silver does not interact with other drugs or herbs.

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Dianne Dewson 's avatar  Dianne Dewson 09/10/2015 02:37

Can someone please tell me how much of the silver to put in water for colds and flu. Im feeling some symptoms coming on-cough, sore throat etc.

Terry Rogers 's avatar  Terry Rogers 22/11/2013 07:10

I just tried it about 3 days ago. I have chronic sinusitis, and about 2 or 3 times a year I have to be on antibiotics. Had 2 surgeries on my sinuses.

And my severe headaches never went away. Even when I felt good I felt bad. 800 mgs of Ibuprofen would not even touch my severe head aches.

I had heard of Colloidal silver years ago, but was afraid of it, as so many doctors say it can turn your face blue etc.

So after years of pain, and constant sinus infections, I decided to try it. Well after two days of putting drops in each nostril I no longer have sinus infection! I cancelled my Dr appointment to be put on antibiotics yet again.
These last two days I felt well and good enough to start again my daily 5 mile walks.

No matter what people say about this stuff. I know for myself that this stuff worked for me.

Thank God for collidal silver.

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Louisa 's avatar  Louisa 21/09/2015 11:51

Some six years ago I was diagnosed with emphysema and an acquaintance told me to get some colloidal silver and put some (say 5-10ml) it into a nebulizer (like an oxygen machine) and inhale it at least three times a day. It will take about 10 minutes to inhale it into your lungs. There it breaks down the nicotine 'packages' in your lungs. I have used it for a couple of months after which time I could feel my breathing has improved 100%. I have also stopped smoking three and a half years ago and trust and believe that my lungs are back to normal. Colloidal Silver is absolutely amazing!

CanIbeFrank 's avatar  CanIbeFrank 15/09/2015 23:02

The other day I was at the mall and I could NOT find a parking space to save my life. I had some colloidal silver in my purse so I took a bit and at that very moment, a spot opened up right by the doors I wanted to enter by. It truly is amazing stuff. Now, to just find some new clothes to complement my blue skin! :-)

Martin O'Donnell 's avatar  Martin O'Donnell 03/09/2015 21:14

Colloidal silver is amazing. A couple of years ago a I broke a tooth and developed an infection. Not wanting to goto the doctors I decided I might as well try colloidal silver. Well, the infection cleared up after just a couple of days and it had been getting worse for almost 6 months. Not only did it clear up the infection but the tooth started to mend as well, now I can't even tell it was broken in the first place. Amazing stuff

JL 's avatar  JL 08/08/2015 13:06

Anyone have any info on using CS with/for Hashimoto's or Hypothyroidism?

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