What is Colloidal Silver?
Colloidal Silver is the result of an electromagnetic process that pulls microscopic particles from a larger piece of silver into a liquid, such as water. These microscopic particles can more easily penetrate and travel throughout the body. Colloidal Silver is pure silver divided so finely that fewer than 15 atoms of it cluster together in a particle. The FDA considers it a dietary supplement and does not restrict its sale in any way as long as it is properly manufactured. Colloidal Silver works as a catalyst, disabling the enzyme that all one-celled bacteria, fungi and other microorganisms use for their oxygen metabolism. In short, the bad guys suffocate. Colloidal silver is nontoxic, making it safe for children and adults, as well as pets.
Anything bigger than one cell seems to like it. Ayurvedic, Chinese and homeopathic practitioners use silver regularly. In ancient Greece and Rome, people used silver containers to keep liquids fresh. Throughout history, royal families have eaten from silver plates and cups, with silver utensils, and they’ve stored food in silver containers. In 1919, Alfred Searle, founder of the pharmaceutical conglomerate wrote that “applying colloidal silver to human subjects has been done in a large number of cases with astonishingly successful results. For internal administration, orally or hypodermically it has the advantage of being rapidly fatal to parasites without toxic action on its host. It is quite stable. It protects rabbits from 10 times the lethal dose of tetanus or diphtheria toxin.” Mainstream physicians used colloidal silver extensively as an antibiotic treatment up to 1939. But back then it cost a lot to produce highly effective colloidal silver. The pharmaceutical industry wanted drugs that were cheaper and patentable.
Unlike antibiotics, colloidal silver does not weaken the body’s immune system
As a result, colloidal silver fell out of favour. But in the 1970s, doctors at Washington University in St. Louis searching for effective treatments for burn victims stumbled upon colloidal silver after trying many other medicines, and it became valued once again. In 1988 a bio-medical research team at UCLA’s School of Medicine showed that destructive bacteria, virus and fungus organisms died within minutes of contact with silver. The EPA approves colloidal silver water filters. NASA uses a silver water purification system for the space shuttle, as do the Soviets. Japanese firms remove cyanide and nitric oxide from the air with silver. Because it doesn’t sting the eyes, it often replaces chlorine in swimming pools. British Airways, Swissair, Scandinavian Airlines, Lufthansa, Olympic, Air France, Canadian Pacific Airlines, Alltalia, KLM, Japan Airlines and Pan Am use silver water filters to curtail waterborne diseases.
Because no known pathogenic organism can live in the presence of even minute traces of the chemical element metallic silver, colloidal silver is effective against more than 650 different pathogens, whereas a broad-spectrum antibiotic kills perhaps a half dozen different disease organisms. It does this by attaching itself to the cell membrane of a bacterium, which disables its oxygen-metabolism enzyme., its chemical lung. Because it can no longer breathe, within a few minutes the pathogen suffocates and dies and is cleared out of the body by the immune, lymphatic and elimination systems. Many strains of pathogenic microbes, viruses, fungi, bacteria or any other single-celled pathogen resistant to other antibiotics are killed on contact by colloidal silver, and are unable to mutate. However, silver is virtually non-toxic and does not harm tissue-cell enzymes and friendly bacteria. Unlike antibiotics, colloidal silver does not weaken the body’s immune system. In fact, it is said to give the body a second immune system, creating a shield against disease of all kinds. Physicians use silver compounds in seventy percent of all the burn centres in the United States. All pathogenic organisms that have been tested were sensitive to the electrically generated silver ion, including some that were resistant of all known antibiotics. In no case has any undesirable side effects of the silver treatment been apparent. Silver doesn’t interact with any other medications. It doesn’t upset the stomach, and, in fact, is a digestion aid.
Silver stimulates bone-forming cells into growing new bone where it had not healed for long periods of time
Medical journal reports and documented studies spanning the past 100 years indicate no known side effects from oral or I.V. administration of colloidal silver in animal or human testing. Silver stimulates bone-forming cells into growing new bone where it had not healed for long periods of time. Silver profoundly stimulates healing of skin and other soft tissues in a way unlike any known natural process. An average adult dose might be anywhere from a tablespoon per day to a sixteen-ounce glass, or more, since no toxic dose is known. When you apply current to silver in solution, metallic silver will always break off no larger than 1.26 angstroms or about 1/10,000 of a micron (0.0001 microns). This is misleading, however, because no colloid consists of individual silver ions or atoms of silver. Single atoms would by definition be dissolved. After the silver breaks off at 1.26 angstroms, atoms of silver aggregate into clusters that form new particles. The smallest aggregate of clusters creates a silver particle approximately 0.001 microns, or ten times larger than the smallest atom. These particles create colloidal silver that appears clear. Over time, as more electric current is applied, silver particles will aggregate into larger and larger particles much like in a silver plating process.