Colloidal Silver might just be a wonderful thing and here's
why: Prokaryotic, a.k.a bacterial cells and viruses cannot
live in it's presence. That means that whether you have a
cold caused by a virus or a bacterial infection, colloidal
silver could be used to fight the infection.
Think about it, if anything is caused by bacteria or
viruses, it could certainly be influenced by the use of
colloidal silver. It can also act as a topical treatment to
prevent cuts or burns from becoming infected.
Colloidal silver will deactivate a prokaryotic pathogen's ability to use oxygen, thereby suffocating the pathogen to death. Germs are not able to mutate to beat silver - at least not so far. So the super strains of bacteria that have shown up in recent times are not able to defeat silver.
Colloidal Silver is somewhat controversial. It seems to be
generally agreed that Colloidal Silver is an effective
topical antibacterial agent. Long term internal use may have
side affects, such as turning the skin blue. There is also
the question of heavy metal toxicity.
You might find it interesting to recognize that there isn't
much argument about short term use. It seems to me that you
could use it like an antibiotic for two weeks at a time when
necessary. Of course, I'm not a doctor and you shouldn't
attempt to self treat. If you have a health condition, go
see your doctor.
So, how come doctors don't use colloidal silver in their
practices? Interesting question, that one.
All I can do is point out that colloidal silver is available
without a prescription at your local health food store.
The author of "The Body Electric" did some research on
silver and he found it to be a great treatment for burns,
that it did not upset the intestinal environment the way
that convention antibiotics do and he saw it as an
eliminator of pathogens.
Pathogens are those pesky bacteria and viruses that seem to
cause so much trouble. Silver is used in the treatment of
This may be important: There are some out there that claim
the colloidal silver available on the market today is not in
a high enough concentrations to be effective. Some
recommend 500 PPM solutions.
PPM stands for Parts Per Million. You can find 500 PPM
solutions in health stores occasionally. There is not
enough research out there to say for sure that you need 500
PPM. But it doesn't seem that unreasonable either.
Many brands that you find in store are only 50 or even 5
Colloidal silver is available without a prescription, which
could be telling about why there isn't more research
available. It's just not profitable for the people who do
the most medical research to investigate it.
The money for them is in researching and creating new drugs.
In other words, there is no way to corner the market on
You would be right to lament the fact that not enough
research has been done, to tell us more about this
And it's not that research has never been done. There is a
large body of research that supports the use of it, however,
it has never become mainstream knowledge
Again, some doctors and scientists are concerned about
toxicity levels with colloidal silver. If you have any
questions about it, it might be a good idea to consult with
your physician. See what she says about it.
This article is for information purposes only. It is not
intended to suggest treatment, prevention, or diagnoses for
any illness. See your doctor for diagnoses and treatment.
Dave Snape is a health, fitness and wellness enthusiast. His website is http://tobeinformed.com