The Healing Power of Colloidal Silver
Power of Colloidal Silver. When I first began my cancer journey, the first set of supplements that I used included colloidal silver. I remember how much better it made me feel overall!
I still use colloidal silver—for both me and my family. I give it to my children as a preventative when they’re starting to get ill. I also use it that way myself. For example, earlier this year, while on vacation in New York, I caught a cold. “I can’t get sick,” I said to myself. “I’m on vacation!” So I went into a natural foods store, got some colloidal silver and an herbal medicine, combined the two, and was up and running the next day. Colloidal silver is very powerful. I’ve seen, and experienced, it myself.
Colloidal silver is a liquid that consists of nano-sized silver atoms suspended in extremely pure, ion-less water. These silver particles are so small that they can penetrate into cells.
Is a new treatment?
No, colloidal silver is not new. For centuries it was used around the world to fight infections, promote good health and prevent disease. In fact, in “The Wonder Cure Time Forgot: Colloidal Silver, Revised Edition,” author Tonita d’Raye points out that prior to 1938 this mineral was used to treat over 650 infectious conditions!
When antibiotics were developed, colloidal silver—which at the time was extremely costly to produce—was pushed aside. Now, with so many diseases becoming resistant to antibiotics, many people are taking a fresh look at this centuries-old substance.
How does colloidal silver help heal the body?
The main way that colloidal silver helps heal the body is by blocking the ability of bacteria and viruses to “breath.” Basically, silver stifles the enzymes that pathogens need to survive, thereby suffocating the pathogen.
What is the controversy surrounding colloidal silver?
Prior to 1999 colloidal silver products were available as over-the-counter drugs. Then the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) claimed that there is no scientific evidence that these products are safe or effective. Since then colloidal silver products have continued to be available as homeopathic remedies and dietary supplements.
What is the evidence that colloidal silver is safe and beneficial?
In spite of the FDA’s ruling, a number of research studies have shown that colloidal silver is, indeed, safe and beneficial.
For example, in a study reported in the Journal Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine, researchers studied the effect of colloidal silver. Their controlled test of healthy subjects found absolutely no detectable toxicity.
In another study, Dr. Larry C. Ford of the UCLA School of Medicine did a series of lab tests on colloidal silver. These tests showed that colloidal silver has very strong anti-bacterial properties, and can “actually kill over 650 bacteria, fungi, parasites, molds and fungi that have the potential to sprout diseases.”
In yet another study, researchers found that colloidal silver significantly inhibited the growth of bacteria. They concluded that this data supports the use of ionic colloidal silver as a broad-spectrum antimicrobial agent against bacteria.
What are the potential health benefits?
The power of Colloidal silver has numerous potential health benefits. These include:
- Boost immunity by suffocating pathogens before they can cause illness.
- Reduce pain and inflammation. For example, research on the effect of colloidal silver treatments on inflamed skin of pigs had extremely positive results. While the pigs treated with colloidal silver had near-normal skin after just 72 hours, the skin of the pigs in the other treatment groups remained inflamed.
- To treat sinusitis. Researchers found that using colloidal silver as a nasal spray is an effective treatment for chronic rhinosinusitis.
- Help heal skin conditions, including as an antiseptic topical treatment for burns, thrush, periodontitis and more.
- As an antibacterial, especially to treat antibiotic-resistant diseases. Because of the way it works to suffocate pathogens, colloidal silver does not create resistance or immunity in the pathogens which it kills.
- As an antiviral that can potentially provide benefits for pneumonia, herpes, shingles, warts, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C and more.
- To treat conjunctivitis, which is also known as “pink eye.”
What are the common side effects of colloidal silver?
If you use an extremely pure, high-quality form of colloidal silver in proper dosages, there are no known common side effects of colloidal silver. There have, however, been reports of low-quality colloidal silver causing a condition called argyria, which results in a bluing of the skin.
As an added bonus, unlike antibiotics, colloidal silver will not kill off beneficial organisms in your gut.
How do you get started with colloidal silver?
First, keep in mind that quality really does matter. I use and recommend a product called Argentyn 23. Manufactured by Natural Immunogenics Corporation, Argentyn 23 contains only 99.999% pure silver suspended in pharmaceutical-grade purified water. No additives, stabilizers, salts or proteins – and the smallest particles ever seen in colloidal silver products.
What are some books I can read to learn more about colloidal silver?
There are a number of books available about the healing power of colloidal silver, including:
- Max Crarer, “Everything you need to know about Colloidal Silver.”
- Werner Kuhni and Walter von Holst, “Colloidal Silver: The Natural Antibiotic.”
- Gordon Pedersen, PhD, “A New Fighting Chance: Silver Solution – A Quantum Leap in Silver Technology: How molecular structuring safely destroys bacteria, viruses and yeast.”
- Tonita d’Raye, “The Wonder Cure Time Forgot, Colloidal Silver, Revised Edition.”
What’s your experience with colloidal silver?
If you have tried colloidal silver, I’d love to hear about your experience! Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.