Colloidal Silver is a tasteless, odorless, non-toxic, natural substance that consists of sub-microscopic clusters of silver particles that are suspended in distilled ion-less water. The molecular size of sliver particles in Colloidal Silver is so small that they easily get absorbed on a cellular level by the body and effectively destroy all types of pathogens including bacteria, fungus, yeast, parasites, and viruses and promote rapid healing of the affected tissue.

What It Does?

Silver has known antimicrobial properties and has been found to be extremely effective in preventing and combating over 650 different types of diseases/infections caused by bacteria, fungus, virus, parasites and other harmful pathogens.

Colloidal silver suffocates these single celled organisms by disabling the oxygen metabolism enzyme. This, in turn allows the body’s immune system to become more effective at removing these residue pathogens, and thereby becomes more effective at fending off diseases.

The restorative properties of Colloidal Silver also aid in rapid healing of the affected cells and tissues. Furthermore, daily intake of CS helps maintain a healthy digestive environment and it maximizes the amount of nutrients that the body is able to extract from food.

How Colloidal Silver Works

As per the report presented by Samuel Etris and Richard Davies of The Silver Institute in a 1996, Colloidal Silver can aid in rapid healing of the body in three ways:

Catalytic Oxidation: Silver naturally holds onto oxygen molecules, which readily react with the sulfhydral (H) groups that surround bacteria and viruses. In turn, this helps block the life-preserving cellular process known as cellular respiration for these pathogens, thus destroying them in seconds.
Binding with DNA: Silver ions have been found to literally enter bacteria DNA and prevent it from unwinding, thus thwarting the cellular replication process and killing the bacteria eventually.
Reaction with Bacterial Cell Membranes: Silver ions attach themselves to bacteria cell membranes directly and produce the same respiration-blocking effect for them as mentioned above.

A Brief History of Silver and Silver Colloids

Silver has been used for its preservative and medicinal properties for centuries by many cultures throughout history.

  • The ancient cultures of Greece, Rome, Phoenicia and Macedonia all relied on silver to keep the healthy. Around 400BC, Hippocrates, the “Father of Medicine” taught that silver supports the healing process.
  • During the Middle Ages, upper class Europeans used silver utensils and goblets, ensuring the safety of their food and water.
  • Silver lined the water vessels of the armies of Tsar Alexander when they fought Napoleon.
  • In America’s Old West, it was common practice to drop silver coins into drinking water barrels to prevent the water from spoiling
  • In the olden times, a silver coin was placed on a baby’s naval after the umbilical cord was cut thus preventing infection
  • As recently as the 1930’s colloidal silver was the preferred choice of physicians for empowering the immune system and supporting the body’s innate healing process.
  • NASA uses silver in the water purification systems of the space shuttle and international space station.
  • Up until the 1970’s, surgical equipment was made from silver.

Use of Silver in Medicine

Silver was used as a medicine in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Silver, along with other metals was discovered to possess germicidal properties. Silver alone showed both strong germicidal properties and low or no toxicity to humans. The Colloidal state proved to be the most effective form because it lacked the caustic properties of salts (such as silver nitrate) and demonstrated a high level of activity with very low concentrations.
Medicinal silver compounds were developed in the late 1800’s and there was widespread use of silver compounds and colloids prior to 1930. By 1940 there were approximately four dozen different silver compounds on the market being used to treat every known infectious disease. These were available in oral, injectable, and topical forms. They carried such names as; Albargin, Argonin, Argyn, Argyrol, Largin, Lunosol, Novargan, Proganol, Electrargol and Silvol, etc.

Use of Silver/Colloidal Silver in Contemporary Times

Despite the super-effective healing properties and numerous positive claims about Colloidal Silver, it is still ignored by the medical community at large. It is unfortunate that while the toxic antibiotics pushed by the medical community have a host of harmful side effects compared to Colloidal silver that has shown no toxicity to humans, the latter is still considered something of a pariah and even slandered.

In fact, the National Center for Complimentary and Integrative Health reports that colloidal silver may cause poor absorption of some drugs, but there is no conclusive research proving that side effects of colloidal silver use even exist.

Nonetheless, it is not uncommon to come across numerous warnings about Colloidal Silver/silver water causing an irreversible skin condition called argyria (when people turn blue). However, please be informed that this is caused by misuse not of true colloidal silver as is marketed by, but of other cheaper products that are marketed as colloidal silver, such as ionic silver or silver protein.

Vested Interests behind Colloidal Silver Bad Press

The blue grandpa “smurf” images of Paul Karason’s Argyria (an almost permanent blue skin disease) that has been littered across the Internet and mainstream media by anti colloidal silver propagandists sells half truth at best. Hardly any website carrying Paul Karason’s Argyria photo mentions that he made his own crude large particle colloidal silver and drank at least a pint and up to quart a day for years! Whereas the normal dosage is a teaspoonful of CS one to three times daily, depending on the severity of infection.

How to Use Colloidal Silver

Over the years, people using Colloidal Silver for treating various ailments have developed their own ways of maximizing its efficacy. While topical application using a cotton swab, cotton ball, or a spray bottle and oral ingestion after swishing it in the mouth or gargling with it are the most common ways to use Colloidal Silver. People also use droppers, nasal sprays, neti pots and nebulizers, to get relief from nasal / sinus infections and congestion and respiratory problems.