Colloidal Silver: Benefits, Risks and General Uses 1

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A quick perusal on the qualities and benefits of colloidal silver will take you back more than just a few centuries; as a matter of fact it will take you as far back as the Han Dynasty in China, approximately 3500 years ago. That is the first known record of the use of silver for medicinal purposes. Today, specialist retailers like Colloidal Earth send out thousands of shipments around the world, of high-quality colloidal silver. So why is it so popular?

Unfortunately, modern textbooks and medical regulatory bodies, under much pressure from the pharmaceutical industry, have tried to dismiss its strong antibiotic and anti-viral abilities in order to ensure that the sales of their antibiotic medications and vaccines have no competition. It seems though that it has not been successful and that there is a strong resurgence in the use of this as a cure.

What are the benefits of Colloidal Silver?

Colloidal silver has a strong antibiotic and anti-viral ability that can kill all known human pathogens. It has been used to treat illnesses that are known to be resistant to other treatments, including tuberculosis and syphilis. Pathogens cannot become resistant to colloidal silver, something which has unfortunately happened with the use of antibiotics, hence, the antibiotics created to kill infections have lost their effectiveness.

General Uses of Colloidal Silver

Known for activating the immune system, colloidal silver is used to prevent influenza, respiratory and gastrointestinal diseases. Infections of the mouth, ears, nose and throat are also effectively treated as is cystitis. Eye irritations, wounds and burns are treated with topical colloidal silver treatments and silver has been incorporated into bandages and dressings to effectively treat burns and wounds.

Skin infections often cause sufferers discomfort and embarrassment; colloidal silver treats a variety of skin infections, including acne, psoriasis and eczema. It helps to reduce redness and inflammation, including other painful skin conditions.

Allergies and bronchial asthma sufferers find that using pure colloidal silver helps to alleviate their systems. Since silver is able to attack pathogens electrically it is also a capable of killing some of the known bio-weapons, a new generation of warfare implemented after the second world war, which are intentionally released to create germ warfare against people.

Know also as a potent antifungal treatment, colloidal silver treats thrush, Candida, ringworm and dandruff.

Colloidal silver deodorant

Deodorants are meant to combat the bacteria that cause odors due to perspiration, while antiperspirants reduce the amount of perspiration. For years these products have been created plenty of dangerous chemical substances, including parabens and aluminum. Colloidal silver has antimicrobial properties and can kill the bacteria effectively; it is also excellent for treating sensitive skin issues caused by hair removal methods. Simply use a colloidal silver spray as a deodorant.

Colloidal silver arthritis treatment

Rheumatoid arthritis can effectively be treated with colloidal silver and it is often the preferred choice of treatment, even in conjunction with other medications prescribed by doctors.

Colloidal Silver Side Effects and Risks

Argyria is a condition where people get a bluish-gray complexion and it is a side effect associated with the use of silver, especially in older times. Pure colloidal silver is safe to use and with millions of bottles sold around the world, there have been no reported incidents of argyria. Unfortunately, people often believe the claims of some non-reputable manufacturers and end up buying unsuitable, pharmaceutical-industry silver products.

The appropriate medicinal strength for high quality colloidal silver is 10-20 P.P.M. and it should look slightly yellow when in a white container. Discolorations such as black, brown or purple indicate abnormally large silver particles and impurities; these solutions are in no way colloidal and should be avoided, because these particles could become trapped into the tissues of the body.

Does Colloidal Silver Expire?

If you have purchased a quality pure colloidal silver product, then it can last for years, since silver is a powerful preservative. The best types of bottles for storing it are plastic or glass; amber-colored glass s the best as it protects the silver from excessive light exposure. Prefer to keep it in darkness, but unless the solution contains silver chloride, it should never have any problems. It must also be kept at room temperature and never frozen because the solution becomes less effective.

Is colloidal silver safe while breastfeeding?

As long as colloidal silver is not used indiscriminately, it is safe for both pregnant and breastfeeding women to use. Mastitis, the painful condition caused by germs in the milk ducts, can be treated with colloidal silver. It is better than prescription antibiotics and is nontoxic; killing every know germ and virus.

Finding the best colloidal silver

The rise in antimicrobial resistance to antibiotics was inevitable, and since this “armory” of weapons against disease is depleted, people are turning to colloidal silver. The best colloidal silver is pure and none of the horror stories that people like to publicize can be attributed to its use. Making your own colloidal silver may be problematic because you may not be able to source pure silver, or use the best type of distilled water. Also, many individuals unknowingly make colloidal silver at a high particle size such as 500-1000PPM in the home. Creating the perfect 10-20PPM is extremely difficult and a lot more complex than it seems. There is also a risk of causing an explosion because of overheating during the charging process which creates the ions.

Not all products available on the retail market are effective so you, the consumer, need to be aware that great care must be taken when deciding which product is the best colloidal silver for you.