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Colloidal Silver: What the Companies That Sell it Don’t Tell You

Monday, October 10, 2016 4:23
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Colloidal Silver: What The Companies That Sell It Don’t Tell You

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Prior to the invention of penicillin in the 1940s, colloidal silver was often prescribed to treat various bacterial infections and was taken as an internal antidote. This was a prescription largely up to the doctor’s discretion, but without the potent antibiotics that emerged from penicillin it was a tough fight for anyone with an infection.

There have been hundreds of clinical studies that can be found on Pubmed.com that support the idea of silver plating on surgical instruments, catheters and joint implants to inhibit and prevent the growth of bacteria. Unfortunately, you’ll find little in the clinical archives on the health benefits of colloidal silver. There could be a few reasons for this, but the primary reason is probably that there’s no motivation for anyone to study an outdated treatment dating back to the 1940s.

There is evidence in some clinical studies that the external use of colloidal silver will inhibit or prevent the growth of bacteria. This was actually the most common use in the pre-penicillin days, and the eventual development of the “tricins” such as bacitracin, mycitracin and other topical treatments found in triple antibiotic ointments like Neosporin.

This external colloidal silver treatment often involved permeating a bandage with the colloidal silver liquid and applying it to the wound, burn and in some cases in the eyes of infants to prevent eye infections. If I have a bad cut or wound and no topical antibiotics, I would use colloidal silver without hesitation given its history assuming it was pure. And that’s the catch.

What is Pure Colloidal Silver?

There are currently three types of silver in a water suspension sold as colloidal silver, but only one is pure colloidal silver (and is also the safest). It’s very expensive and hard to find in the swamp of claims and competing products on the Internet, but if you find the real deal, it could offer you some degree of true health benefits.

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Unfortunately, many companies producing a silver suspension variation are calling their product “colloidal silver” when it is not. Here are the facts and the science:

1. True colloidal silver. True colloidal silver is the least prevalent type of colloidal silver and is often hard to find. This is due to the complexity of its manufacturing and the high cost associated. The majority of the silver content is in the form of true silver particles. One of the ways to determine if you have a pure colloidal silver product is to hold the bottle up to the light. It should not be clear. It should be cloudy or dark due to the silver particles in suspension. These particles in suspension are the colloids — and thus the name.

This is the type of colloidal silver that was used pre-penicillin and still used today in certain topical applications.

Significantly, true colloidal silver does not cause argyria. This is a condition that results from the over-consumption of some forms of silver particles that turns the skin blue.

2. Ionic silver solutions. This is where the fiction begins. Ionic silver solutions are not true colloidal silver but are often labeled that way. This type of silver suspension represents the vast majority of products called colloidal silver on the market. It is easy and cheap to manufacture, and you can even make it at home. Unfortunately, it has the least benefits for any condition and was never used in the past nor supported by any clinical studies to date as a viable topical treatment.

It is, in fact, a silver solution of dissolved silver particles or silver ions infused into the water through an electrolysis process. This product is often clear and not a true silver colloid. It is also the type of silver that has been associated with argyria, but you would have to consume gallons of the stuff on a daily basis, unless the concentration was extreme.

3. Silver protein. This form of silver in suspension combines silver particles with a gelatin, protein binder. It’s the easiest to make because it only involves the addition of silver protein powder sold by various chemical companies to water. It is also labeled in many instances as colloidal silver, but it’s not.

The best indicator of a silver protein product is to shake the bottle. If it foams, it’s a silver protein. This product was also never used by practicing physicians, and the product can actually deteriorate due to the gelatins in suspension.

If you want to consider colloidal silver as a medical solution, you should find the true colloidal silver. It has an established history, is still used in some instances as a topical treatment, is benign in the sense that it does not cause conditions like argyria, but it’s expensive and it leaves one big question: What are the health benefits?

The Health Benefits of Colloidal Silver

Colloidal Silver: What The Companies That Sell It Don’t Tell YouThe greatest debate about colloidal silver is its efficacy as an internally ingested medicine. Critics argue that there is no scientific evidence that silver in the bloodstream has any place or benefit and that there is no clinical evidence that colloidal silver cures any internal condition. But that begs some questions based on some of the convincing clinical evidence.

  • Hundreds of studies on Pubmed.com indicate that a silver coating on certain instruments and implants used for highly invasive procedures inhibit the growth of bacteria.
  • Doctors and hospitals sometimes still use colloidal silver as it was used in the past on dressings for wounds, burns and other external injuries.
  • Recent studies indicate that ulcers in the stomach and some intestinal conditions are the result of bacteria, so why wouldn’t true colloidal silver offer benefits as it moves through the intestinal tract?
  • Many bladder infections are the result of bacteria. Why wouldn’t true colloidal silver help to inhibit its growth and spread?

The Problem May Be the Hype

It’s unfortunate, but the colloidal silver debate has been clouded with products that are not true colloidal silver and compromised by health benefits that are both over-promised and at some times, simply false.

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There is no form of colloidal silver, including true colloidal silver, that can cure cancer or AIDS/HIV. Even the most powerful mainstream medicines and antibiotics fail on those fronts.

The fact that many silver products in suspension call themselves “colloidal silver” when they are, in fact, ionic silver or protein silver also clouds the category and the credibility of the product. This has not only drawn the attention of governing bodies from the FDA to state attorneys general, but has diminished credibility of the category as a brand in the mind of many people who might consider this as a serious, medical solution.

True colloidal silver was and still is a viable and proven treatment for various bacterial infections, particularly external wounds, burns and abrasions. It may also inhibit the growth of bacteria inside the body, particularly in the stomach, intestinal tract and the urinary system. As always, consult with your physician before taking it or treating any condition.

These are the facts. Beware of the fiction.

*This article is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or cure any particular health condition. Please consult with a qualified health professional first.

Have you ever used colloidal silver? If so, how? Share your tips on its use in the section below:

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  • Folks, don’t use colloidal silver or silver products of any kind internally unless you want to suffer from “Argyria” and turn into a bluish grey looking alien. Feel free to check out the link:

    Baking soda, Zinc Sulfate and Epsom Salt will cure all those things that colloidal silver advertises to do without turning you into a creepy looking human being. Take care.

    • yOU ARE A LIAR. I HAVE USED IT FOR MANY YEARS AND I AM NOT BLUE. iT IS A MIRACLE SOLUTION. KNOCK YOUR LIES OGG YOU PIGS.

    • P

      Are you suggesting those items individually, or all three together? If together, what is your formula? Thanks!

    • This condition happened to maybe THREE people out of the MILLIONS of people who have discovered the TRUE benefits of Colloidal Silver. The biggest poster boy for anti CS (which, by the way, he was making SILVER NITRATE and drinking it) is the “blue man” on youtube. The MSM tired to use him to “warn” people of using CS telling everyone that it was dangerous but their lies didn’t work. The truth came out. He was not making CS because he used SALT and other ingredients in his solution! I have been making and using CS for 5 years and I take 4 oz per day of it and I am not blue but one peculiar characteristic that I have found that I have compared to others who don’t use it is that when everyone around me gets sick I DON”T! I haven’t been sick since I have been taking CS and prior to taking it I was a regular cold and Bronchitis sufferer two sometimes three times per year. This article is DIS information. Don’t be afraid, people. This article is gov’t propaganda to stop people from discovering the myriad benefits of making and using your own colloidal silver! Just do a study on it and see. The gov’t is hopeful that nobody looks into truth anymore and for the most part they are right. They have culled a whole generation of people who are brainwashed to their deception and lies. Look for TRUTH people….it’s out there still but perhaps not for long. Trust NO one person except Jesus Christ. Read about Truth in the King James Bible because they have gotten a hold of the written word of the Lord too! All versions other than the KJB are PER versions. Get a true King James Bible and read the Apostle Paul’s writings in the New Testament starting in the book of Romans. Read and ask God’s Holy Ghost to help you understand what you are reading. Tell Him you want to know TRUTH. If you are sincere, He will show you truth and you will confess your sins and be saved by the only provision that God has given unto men whereby we must be saved: The Blood of Jesus Christ.

      • I have been using it for 5 years as well and I have not gotten sick once either. CS eliminated toe fungus in 30 days. I take less than you but I make it up to 100ppm.

  • Man

    uhmm if you have a suspension of it, then it is too big to be absorbed in the blood…

    so those ionic based ones are the only ones that can be absorbed by your intestines…

    but how does colloidal silver effect the gut bacteria?

  • True colloidal silver is never clear like water
    A five PPM product will appear light amber and a twenty PPM product will appear a much darker amber. A fifty PPM product will appear almost black.
    http://www.silver-colloids.com/Pubs/truecolloidalsilver.html
    How to make colloidal silver
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LufmchbPpNg

  • So my father spent 25 years producing colloidal silver for himself and family.

    It is as simple as to let pure silver pass through real electrolysis within water.

    In fact, he told me that you can dose it from 1g/L to 5g/L depending on the symptoms.

    When having diarrhea, headache, backpain, bruises or wounds, it does work wonders.

    But the most important use for my family nowadays is to free inorganic particles out of our body,
    such as Aluminium, Chlor and other external agents.

    • And just how do you know this?

  • Do consider SILVER SOLUTION instead of colloidal silver. Silver Solution is the best choice
    and most people do not approach its healthy choice, NEVER hiding any side effects rather
    highly regarded positive health effects.

  • bushhog

    I use this all the time, it works great. I treated a ear infection with this stuff and it was gone in two days. I do take it to boast my immune system during flu season and I never get the flu, I promise you I will never I mean never take a flu shot. Anyone telling you not too use this is nothing more then an idiot.

    Silver has been known for its medicinal and antimicrobial properties for thousands of years. Hippocrates, Father of Medicine, used silver for tissue repair & wound healing. The ancient civilizations of Greece and Rome used silver to control bodily infection & prevent food spoilage. The King of Persia used silver containers to carry water to prevent contamination. Throughout the ages, the ‘Metal of the Moon’ as it was known to some of the ancients has been used effectively for numerous medicinal purposes. The proper amount of colloidal state silver in the body functions as a second immune system. Regular consumption enables interaction with the white blood cells and the phagocytes resulting in increased immune activity, eradicating adverse microorganisms. No known bacteria are able to survive in an enviroment sufficiently supplied with colloidal silver. On top of being the safest and most effective antiseptic and disease preventive of all existing rivals, people report that colloidal silver helps soft and hard tissue regeneration and can also be used to treat and cure certain illnesses. Colloidal silver on top of the above mentioned benefits, is also a very effective agent for water purification, even military and astronautic industry uses silver for this purpose.

    The proper amount of colloidal state silver in the body functions as a second immune system. Regular consumption enables interaction with the white blood cells and the phagocytes resulting in increased immune activity, eradicating adverse microorganisms. No known bacteria are able to survive in an environment sufficiently supplied with colloidal silver. On top of being the safest and most effective antiseptic and disease preventive of all existing rivals, people report that colloidal silver helps soft and hard tissue regeneration and can also be used to treat and cure certain illnesses. Colloidal silver on top of the above mentioned benefits, is also a very effective agent for water purification, even military and astronautic industry uses silver for this purpose.

  • Another government PAY PROPAGANDA, when you see the EPA involved, you know right away that it is a DISINFORMATION PROPAGANDA, to promote their vaccination programs, remember WE have 20 trillions budge deficit and 120 trillions in unfunded liabilities, they want to ELIMINATE THE USELESS EATERS as soon as possible.

  • Yeah, things they don’t tell you like your skin will turn blue. If you were supposed to be exposed to silver 24/7 then you would have been born with a silver rod up your ass. If you get a skin infection from a wound then using some silvadene cream would be a good idea. But you don’t eat it moron.

  • Great stuff for my urinary tract and a persistent yest infection which cleared in a couple of weeks of 3tbsp coll.silver per day, and I haven’t turned blue after years of taking the stuff.

  • So where is the “true” colloidal silver found. What I use come from a health food store. Where else can I look?

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