Silver is said to be one of nature’s 92 chemically pure elements with proven benefits for man, as well as being toxic to all species of bacteria, fungi, protozoa, parasites, and a number of viruses. Lately, this wonderful metal is slowly gaining ground as a therapeutic element in the form of colloidal silver. Meanwhile, believers in this new form of alternative therapy continue to profess its amazing healing powers.
The term colloidal is derived from the Greek word for “glue-like”. Colloidal is a term that refers to a state of matter. An element or compound is considered colloidal when the particles are between one nanometer and one micron in size, and the energy of the substance is governed predominantly by surface effects. A colloid is a solid, liquid or gaseous substance that is insoluble but remains in suspension and dispersed in another fluid medium. Dissolved solids are ionic, not colloidal. Colloidal silver is a fluid that predominantly contains tiny silver particles held in suspension, where the particles carry a slight negative electrical charge known as the zeta potential. In true colloidal silver, there is less than 5% ion content.
Research conducted in the late 1930s showed that while silver was absolutely harmless to man, it was toxic to all species of bacteria, fungi, protozoa, parasites, and a number of viruses. Essentially, silver acts as a catalyst, deactivating those enzymes that are necessary for the survival of bacteria, fungi, and single-celled viruses. At the same time, it protects the body’s natural enzymes and stimulates tissue growth. Despite its proven benefits, silver lost popularity as a remedy due to its prohibitive cost and the fact that manufacturers were unable to patent it. The discovery of antibiotics around the same time acted as a double whammy. The pharmaceutical industry jumped into action, causing colloidal research to be shelved in favor of fast-acting and economically lucrative drugs.
Silver made its re-entry into the world of medicine in the 1970s in the form of colloidal silver. In its revival, it became even more popular due to its relative cost-effectiveness and healing properties. It was a pleasant surprise for everyone when it was discovered that colloidal silver is full of medicinal values. In some cases, it was found to be the only option left for treatment. Many people are using it and reaping its benefits.
Thanks to revealing research, colloidal silver has become the center of attention now. It is said to be the most powerful germ fighter. It is emerging as a marvel of modern medicine. A traditional antibiotic kills perhaps half a dozen different pathogens, but silver kills about 650. Resistant strains do not develop. Also, silver is practically non-toxic. Silver ions were also found to promote bone growth. 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 single-celled life. Therefore, colloidal silver is absolutely safe for humans.
The following is a partial list of the 650+ diseases colloidal silver is reputed to be successful against: acne, allergies, appendicitis, arthritis, athlete’s foot, bladder inflammation, blood parasites, blood poisoning , boils, burns, cancer, candida. , cholera, colitis, conjunctivitis, cystitis, dermatitis, diabetes, dysentery, eczema, fibrositis, gastritis, gonorrhea, hay fever, herpes, impetigo, indigestion, keratitis, leprosy, leukemia, lupus, lymphangitis, Lyme disease, malaria, meningitis , neurasthenia, parasitic infections: viral, fungal and bacterial pneumonia, pleurisy, prostate, pruritus ani, psoriasis, purulent ophthalmia, rhinitis, rheumatism, ringworm, scarlet fever, septic conditions of the eyes, ears, mouth and throat, seborrhea, septicemia, herpes zoster, skin cancer, staph and streptococcal infections, stomach flu, syphilis, thyroid, tuberculosis, tonsillitis, toxemia, trachoma, all forms of viruses, warts, whooping cough, yeast infection, stomach ulcer, canine parovirus and other veterinary uses, and fungal and viral attacks on plants. More recently, colloidal silver is claimed to have been quite effective in treating deadly diseases such as AIDS and hepatitis C.
In recent times, it is being observed that some bacteria and viruses that cause human diseases have developed resistance to antibiotics. Additionally, there has been a substantial increase in new strains of bacteria and viruses around the world. This has also generated a renewed interest in colloidal silver in the medical field. Large companies are developing and introducing new silver compounds for a variety of antimicrobial applications, including protection against the spread of the AIDS virus.
Colloidal silver has been found to be particularly effective against skin disorders. This was proven long ago by the late Dr. Carl Moyer, chairman of the Department of Surgery at the University of Washington, in the 1970s when he demonstrated its effectiveness in the case of burn victims. Colloidal silver was shown to be able to be used on a large area of the body, in contrast to normal antiseptic, and it can heal the affected skin in a much faster and safer way. Subsequent research showed that it can be used with excellent results on various skin disorders such as acne, athlete’s foot, Candida, eczema, etc. When used topically, it was found to be painless on cuts, burns, acne, abrasions, and open wounds.
Colloidal silver is antiseptic, has proven antibacterial properties, and is antimicrobial. More recently these properties have been used successfully in soap making. The antimicrobial properties and the ability to fight germs make colloidal silver a perfect ingredient for soap making. Since silver is totally natural, it results in a non-toxic soap. It should be noted that colloidal silver only kills microorganisms when they are in contact with it for a sufficient period of time. Therefore, regular use of colloidal silver soap is highly recommended.