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Colloidal Silver: A Near Perfect Antibiotic
Colloidal Silver is a near perfect antibiotic. Just about every known pathogenic germ, bacteria,
virus or fungus, will die within six minutes of contact with colloidal silver. In addition, there
are no known bad side effects from using colloidal silver. Silver can be used topically or internally.
The Rediscovery of a Super Antibiotic
Research has shown that colloidal silver is a powerful, natural antibiotic and preventative against infections. Acting as a catalyst, colloidal silver has been shown to disable the enzyme that single celled bacteria, viruses and fungi need to metabolize oxygen. They suffocate without corresponding harm occurring to human enzymes or parts of the human body chemistry. The result is the destruction of disease causing organisms in the body and in food. Colloidal silver was in common use until 1938 when the medical profession turned its attention to pharmaceutical drugs.
At the turn of the century, scientists had discovered that the body's most important fluids are colloidal in nature: suspended ultra-fine particles. Blood, for example, carries nutrition and oxygen to the body cells. This led to studies with colloidal silver. Prior to 1938, colloidal silver was used by physicians as a mainstream antibiotic treatment and was considered quite "high-tech". Production methods, however, were costly. Then the pharmaceutical industry moved in, causing colloidal research to be set aside in favor of fast working, more toxic and potentially dangerous drugs.
While studying regeneration of limbs, spinal cords and organs in the late 1970s, Robert O. Becker, MD., author of The Body Electric, discovered that silver ions promote bone growth and kill surrounding bacteria. The march 1978 issue of Science Digest, in an article, "Our Mightiest Germ Fighter," reported: "Thanks to eye-opening research, silver is emerging as a wonder of modern medicine. An antibiotic kills perhaps a half-dozen different disease organisms, but silver kills some 650. Resistant strains fail to develop. Moreover, silver is virtually non-toxic." The article ended with a quote by Dr. Harry Margraf, a biochemist and pioneering silver researcher who worked with the late Carl Moyer, M.D., chairman of Washington University's Department of Surgery in the 1970s: "Silver is the best all-around germ fighter we have."
How It Works
The presence of colloidal silver near a virus, fungus, bacterium or any other single celled pathogen disables its oxygen metabolism enzyme, its chemical lung, so to speak. Within a few minutes, the pathogen suffocates and dies, and is cleared out of the body by the immune, lymphatic and elimination systems. Unlike pharmaceutical antibiotics, which destroy beneficial enzymes, colloidal silver leaves these tissue-cell enzymes intact, as they are radically different from the enzymes of primitive singe-celled life. Thus colloidal silver is absolutely safe for humans, reptiles, plants and all multi-celled living matter.
Many brands of colloidal silver are inferior. The highest grade is produced by the electro-colloidal/non-chemical method where the silver particles and water have been collided, i.e., dispersed within and bound to each other by an electric current. The super-fine silver particles are suspended indefinitely in demineralized water. Ideally, colloidal silver is clear to a very slight golden yellow. Darker colors indicate larger silver particles that tend to collect at the bottom of the container and are not true colloids. If a product contains a stabilizer or lists trace elements other than silver, or if it needs to be shaken, it is inferior. If a product requires refrigeration, some other ingredient is present that could spoil. Some brands with high concentrations of silver may actually not be completely safe. High concentrations of silver do not kill disease germs more effectively than the save range of 5 to 15 parts per million(ppm).
Ingesting Colloidal Silver
Taken orally, the colloidal silver is absorbed from the mouth into the bloodstream, then transported quickly to the body cells. Swishing the solution under the tongue briefly before swallowing may result in faster absorption. If only small doses of colloidal silver are taken it may take three to four days for silver to accumulate in the tissues sufficiently for benefits to begin. Colloidal silver is completely eliminated form the body by the kidneys, lymph system and bowls after several weeks. If routinely exposed to dangerous pathogenic germs, to have continuous protection, some recommend a regular daily intake of colloidal silver. In cases of minor burns, an accumulation of colloidal silver may hasten healing, reducing the possibility of infection and scar tissue. (A fine spray mist or compress soaked in colloidal silver can also be very helpful.) It is believed by many in the natural healing arts that the lives of millions of people who are susceptible to chronic low-grade infections can be enhanced by this preventative health measure.
Chronic or Serious Conditions
One teaspoon of 10 ppm. colloidal silver equals about 50 micrograms (mcg.) of silver. One to three
teaspoons per day (50-150 mcg.) is generally considered to be a "nutritional amount" and is reported
to be safe to use for extended periods of time. Amounts higher than this are generally considered
"therapeutic amounts" and should only be used periodically. In cases of illness, natural health
practitioners have often recommended taking double or triple the "nutritional amount" for 30 to
45 days, then dropping down to a smaller, maintenance dose. Amounts from 3-32 ounces per day have
reportedly been used in acute conditions.
Some have used colloidal silver in a nasal spray mister to reach the sinuses and nasal passages. Spray bottles have been used for topical use on kitchen and bathroom surfaces, skin, sore throat, eyes, burns, etc. Colloidal silver is painless on cuts, abrasions, in open wounds, in the nostrils for a stuffy nose, and even in a baby's eyes because, unlike some antiseptics, it does not destroy tissue cells. It's excellent as an underarm deodorant, since most underarm odor is caused by bacteria breaking down substances released by the sweat glands.
Some Common Uses of Colloidal Silver
Natural health practitioners have for years recommended taking one tablespoon daily, for four days, to establish a level, then one half-tablespoon daily for maintenance (proportional to body weight for children). After six weeks, a pause of several weeks has also been recommended by some natural healing arts doctors. Also, colloidal silver can be applied directly to burns, cuts, scrapes, and open sores, or on a bandage for warts. It can be applied on eczema, itches, acne, sunburns or bug bites. To purify water, add one tablespoon per gallon, shake well and wait six minutes. Mixed this way it's tasteless. It is not an allopathic poison.
Veterinary and Garden Use
Colloidal silver has worked just as well on pets of all kinds. Used in proportion to the body weight, it should bring the same results. In the garden, field or greenhouse, add enough to the water or soil and the plants will do the rest.
Tolerance To Disease Organisms
We have all heard of the "super-germs" that are resistant to most modern antibiotics. Some believe
that single-celled germs cannot mutate into silver- resistant forms, as happens with conventional
antibiotics. Therefore no tolerance to colloidal silver would develop through mutation. Also,
colloidal silver has not been demonstrated to interact or interfere with other medicines being
take. Inside the body, silver apparently does not form toxic compounds or react with anything
other than a germ~s oxygen-metabolizing enzyme.
Colloidal Silver in Advance of Illness
When the possibility of germ exposure is higher, colloidal silver can be take orally each day or
applied topically when there is a skin problem. It's like having a second defense system. The silver
acts only as a catalyst and is stabilized. It is non-toxic, except to single cell pathogenic
organisms, and is non-addictive. It also, apparently, kills parasites in the single cell stage
of their life cycle. Older folks reportedly feel younger because their body energies are used up
constantly fighting disease. Digestion has also been reportedly better.
More Than 650 Diseases Helped
Colloidal silver has been reported to kill 650 microorganisms, many of which are associated with
human diseases. This does not automatically mean that taking silver will cure diseases caused by
these germs. Colloidal silver only kills microorganisms when they are in contact with it for a
sufficient period of time. The human body is a complex system which may prevent high enough
concentrations of colloidal silver from reaching the affected area.
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