Colloidal silver is a powerful, natural substance that can be used for all sorts of conditions. In fact, it is perceived as one of the strongest natural antibiotics known to man.
What are Colloids?
Colloids are the smallest biological form of any matter. They are small enough to pass through membranes and thus they skip past the digestive process and are easily absorbed by the body.
The Potential Benefits of Colloidal Silver
Colloidal silver has many benefits. It may support the natural defense system of the body and is powerfully alkaline. Colloidal silver is made when an electromagnetic process pulls tiny particles of silver from a larger sample of pure silver into (usually distilled) water. The tiny electrical charge on each atom holds these silver particles in suspension. This is vital for its effectiveness as it allows the particles to move more easily throughout the body.
Colloidal silver is also known as a powerful, natural antibiotic. It is understood that it works by acting as a catalyst, disabling the enzyme that single celled bacteria, fungi and viruses need in order to metabolise oxygen. This suffocates the harmful cell while not harming human enzymes, resulting in the potential removal of disease-causing organisms from the body. It also works through the negative charge on the silver binding with the positive charge on the pathogen. This causes an interruption of the pathogen’s biological function, which means it is then unable to reproduce. Various studies have reported that over 650 microorganisms can be killed by colloidal silver. This does not mean that it can cure disease however. Nonetheless, it is has been know to be helpful against acne, allergies, arthritis, athlete’s foot, boils, burns, candida, cystitis, diabetes, eczema, hay fever, indigestion, parasitic infections, psoriasis, ringworm, warts, and yeast infections.
How to Use Colloidal Silver
Colloidal silver can be used orally or topically. Orally, it placed directly under the tongue and then swallowed. It is recommended that the each dose is held in the mouth for as long as possible before swallowing. This allows the silver ions and particles to be absorbed through the skin beneath the tongue. Topically, it is used by spraying it onto cuts, burns, skin infections, and acne. It can be used as an eye wash, as nose drops, or as ear drops.
Potential Side Effects of Colloidal Silver
Argyria is a condition of excess silver in the body that leads to blue-gray hyper pigmentation. Colloidal silver is thought to cause this condition when taken in excess, however, it is silver nitrate and silver sulfide that can cause the condition. There are actually no known side effects to using colloidal silver that is processed using the electromagnetic process.
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More Colloidal Silver Information
There have been many books and other publications regarding the benefits of Silver, some of which can be very helpful, as well as very confusing. These brief overviews will hopefully simply Silver Colloid as an essential mineral requirement for the human body.
There are various Silver Colloids available in the market today:
A true colloidal solution contains H2O and pure (99.999%) mineral silver. When choosing your silver, always look for the product that is labelled to this effect and is tested by Government Approved Laboratories ensuring both quality of silver and silver content (range should be between 9mg/L and 11mg/L). The best form of absorption for pure Colloidal Silver is sub-lingually (under the tongue); you should ensure that your mouth is free from other foodstuffs and liquids such as milk or butter, as these can cause a coating in the mouth.
Most Silver Colloid products available today, contain stabilisers. Stabilisers disrupt the activity of the Silver particles, causing them to bond together in large clusters, thus blocking the free-working action that would normally take place if the silver particles were small and independent. Silver colloids containing stabilisers should be avoided.
Silver Salt Colloid is yet another chemical process that is used for manufacture. These products should be used externally only.
The 1998 National Health and Medical Research Council, and the Agriculture & Resource Management Council of Australia and New Zealand, set guidelines for the safe daily consumption of silver as follows:
“The guideline for naturally absorbed silver in to the body is:” 0.4mg/day x 0.5 2L/day.
0.5mg is the proportion of total daily intake attributable to the consumption of drinking water if silver was naturally occurring in our drinking water.
Therefor, if the Silver Particle is small enough, as is the case in true Colloidal Silver, it is absorbed very quickly and efficiently. This in itself is the best reference for a pure, high quality Colloid Silver. You do not need to take large mg quantities of Colloidal Silver, as you will well exceed the guidelines set out for natural daily intake.
Your natural daily intake should not exceed 0.5mg/L per 2/L daily intake.
At the turn of the century, Scientists discovered that our bodily fluids were colloidal in nature (ie. suspended fine particles). Prior to 1983, Physicians used Colloidal Silver as an antibiotic. Cost of production was very high!
True Colloidal Silver is a tasteless, odourless substance consisting of sub-microscopic Silver Particles; suspended by a tiny electrical charged placed on each particle. These particles do not settle in the liquid, but remain suspended due to the electrical charge exerting more force than gravity.
Many silver colloids on the market are not clear in colour, and have a collection of sediment at the bottom from silver particles and stabilisers that have fallen out of suspension. A true Colloidal Silver does not fall out of suspension.
In the late 1970’s, Robert O. Becker M.D. discovered that silver ions promote bone growth and kill surrounding bacteria.
Dr. Harry Margraf of St. Louis, who was the Chief Biochemist and pioneer in Silver research, in conjunction with his works with the late Moyer M.D. of Washington University’s Department of Surgery in the 1970’s, stated that “Silver is the best all round germ fighter we have”.
According to Medical journals worldwide, Silver disables the particular enzyme that all single-celled bacteria, fungi and viruses use for their oxygen and metabolism. Colloidal Silver marries with our blood and enters the cells destroying their harmful organisms. It suffocates them almost instantaneously.
Silver Colloid is light sensitive and should be kept in a dark cool area away from any electrical fields. It should always be poured in to a plastic spoon for consumption at 1 to 3 teaspoons when required.