Colloidal silver is known for its medicinal properties since ancient times. It is making a comeback and this is hardly surprising because this amazingly versatile and safe substance is considered to be the strongest broad-spectrum antibiotic currently known. Its low cost production and shorter delivery time has added to its popularity. No wonder that many small companies are manufacturing the stuff to sell at a profit.
Although silver is known for its innate ability to fight infection for ages, clinical uses for silver as an antibiotic were discarded when antibiotics were discovered. In recent past, thanks to eye opening research, silver is emerging as a wonder of modern medicine. Ironically, it is being rediscovered now that silver kills bacteria, a fact which had been known for centuries. Current research shows that colloidal silver sometimes fares better when compared to antibiotic. The traditional antibiotic kills perhaps, half dozen different disease organisms, but silver kills some 650. Also, with its uses, resistant strains fail to develop. Moreover, silver is virtually non toxic.
In some instances, people are forced to resort to colloidal silver for treatment of diseases. The reason is quite an eye opener. Thirty years after the advent of antibiotics, many types of disease causing organisms had built immunity to their action. Over the past several years the medical establishment via the news media, has released a barrage of reports on the new strains of ‘Super Bugs’ that can not be destroyed by antibiotics. Many of these organisms have built a resistance to these drugs. Fortunately, the timely reemergence of colloidal silver may prove to be one of the best remedies that the public has to protect themselves from a massive health crisis now in the making.
Colloidal silver is an amazing natural alternative to antibiotics. There is no disease causing bacteria that can live in the presence of even minute traces of metallic silver. The best colloidal silver contains only natural ingredients that help the body fight infections just like synthetic antibiotics, but without their damaging side effects. Its natural deep golden color is characteristic of its high quality. The concentration of twenty parts of silver per million contained is a highly effective, safe formulation. Higher concentrations can actually be less effective as they may interfere with beneficial bacteria and cause skin discoloration, even when used internally.
The antibiotic properties of colloidal silver are not very difficult to understand. The antimicrobial property of colloidal silver is attributed to its silver content and can be explained accordingly. Although silver is harmless to human beings it is deadly to a culture of bacteria of a virus. It doesn’t kill bacteria or a virus but when a particle of silver comes into contact with these living beings it inhibits their ability to reproduce. It does so by disabling the oxygen metabolism enzyme found in single celled organisms such as bacteria and fungi, as well as the enzyme found in most viruses. The disease causing organisms either starve or suffocate, for many others their internal protoplast collapse if their bodily charge is opposite to the silver particles, and still others are unable to reproduce themselves. This causes the pathogen to die/stop replicating so that the immune and lymph systems can eliminate them from the body. Therefore, ingestion of colloidal silver into human body inhibits the growth of disease. This mode of action is such that resistance cannot develop as it does for antibiotics, meaning that it is safe to use year round without worrying about causing pathogen mutation.
Colloidal silver has been proven useful in curing so many diseases. It is used for cases of acne, arthritis, athlete’s foot, bladder complaints, burns, blepharitis, colitis, cystitis, diphtheria, dermatitis, diabetes, dysentery, ear-ache, Eustachian tube problems, eczema, fibrositis, furunculosis, genital herpes, gonorrhoea, impetigo, influenza, intestinal trouble, keratitis, leprosy, lupus, lymphagitis, malaria, Menier’s disease, meningitis, neurasthenia, ophthalmic disorders, canine parvo virus, pneumonia, pleurisy, prostate disease, pruritis ani, quinsy, rheumatism, ringworm, rhinitis, scarletina, seborrhoea, septic ulcers, sepsis, septicemia, skin cancer, shingles, soft sores, spruce, staphylococcus infections, streptococcus infections, subdies inflammation, tuberculosis, tonsilitis, toxemia, typhoid, trench foot, ulcers, warts, whooping cough and yeast infections. Also, it is safe for adults, children, animals and pregnant and nursing women. It can be applied topically and internally and has no reaction with other medications.
With its above germ fighting properties, colloidal silver has found hundreds of uses in day to day life. Some examples of its versatility are that it can be used as a gargle or mouthwash, as a deodorant, as a sterilizing solution and disinfectant for cleaning purposes, it can be made into a spray for plant-care or used to rinse fruit and vegetables. One of its main usages is in the manufacturing of soap. When added as an ingredient of soap, colloidal silver carries its entire germ fighting properties into the soap. Equipped with the natural antibiotic colloidal silver, the soap itself may replace the traditional antibiotic. Moreover, as colloidal silver has no side effects and is totally natural, it makes a perfect ingredient for soap making. The commercially available soaps in the market with its excessive chemicals, pollution, dehydrated air and other environmental factor may cause damage or irritation to human skin. With the use of soap with colloidal silver, one need not worry about all these. On the contrary, it helps in curing of so many skin diseases like acne, eczema etc. as listed earlier. Because of its skin friendliness, these soaps have become extremely popular off late and they are attracting people in large numbers.