Colloidal Silver – What is it?

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  2. December 17, 2012 12:40 am

Colloidal Silver - What is it?

Colloidal silver is a supplement which is comprised of microscopic silver particles suspended in water.  This supplement can be used either by applying it directly onto the skin, sublingually (under the tongue) or by mixing it into a drink such as a glass or water or a glass of juice.  This supplement is colorless and odorless, although some users report a slight metallic aftertaste when they use it.

Silver colloids do not contain harmful additives or any type of nutritional value, such as protein or carbohydrates.  The amount of silver in any solution is measured in PPM or parts per million.  The actual size of the silver particle is measured in nanometers.  Colloidal silver products offered for sale will have a disclosure regarding the amount of silver ions contained in the product,  the measurement of which is obtained through a reading of atomic absorption or the atomic emission of atoms contained in the silver solution.

The truth is that silver has been used for thousands of years throughout history.  Silver’s anti-bacterial properties, medical powers and preservative nature have long ago been discovered by the ancient Greeks and Romans.  During those ancient times, silver vessels were in use to keep liquids fresh.  There are even known accounts that during the time of the bubonic plague in the middle ages, wealthy people who regularly used silverware were spared their lives.

There are many benefits to using colloidal silver as a supplement; however there are many agencies that do not support the research, including the FDA.  They have publicly denounced the use of this supplement stating that it has no medical benefits whatsoever, but regular users of these products beg to differ.   The main difference is between products for naturopathic use, namely colloidal silver and those products that contain improperly prepared or unstable silver.  Many drug companies have put a lot of time and effort into trying to debunk the effectiveness of this supplement, however, regular users have already seen the benefits and are not about to stop using this beneficial supplement any time soon.

The proper preparation of colloidal silver creates a product that is safe for everyday use as a part of a preventative health regime.  It is known as an effective antiseptic that is safe for use for a wide range of skin applications ranging from serious burns to small scrapes or cuts.  When taken orally, colloidal silver is indigestible by natural stomach acids that aid in digestion.  This supplement is absorbed into the bloodstream through the stomach membrane and is then circulated throughout the body killing foreign pathogens in the process.   Silver colloid does not remain or build up in the body, because it is processed by the kidneys and passed through urine elimination.

Since the development of antibiotics, doctors have routinely been over prescribing the use of these medications, creating superbugs, viruses and bacteria which have become resistant to most types of treatments.  In recent years, people have been becoming more seriously ill and remaining sick for longer periods of time, due to the overuse of antibiotics and the resultant resistant strains of diseases and illnesses.  It is a known fact that colloidal silver was in use long before antibiotics were discovered, and was used to combat infection in the field during World War I.

Prevention is the best known protection against illness and disease, and taking colloidal silver regularly is the key to prevention.  Colloidal silver is a known immunity booster and can effectively prevent and eradicate viruses, fungal infections and bacteria.  It has been researched and proven that these products have the ability to disable enzymes that are vital to the survival of bacteria, viruses and fungus, effectively disabling and then destroying them.

There is no shortage of information to read through, but everyone should have an informed opinion about this beneficial supplement.  Colloidal Silver continues to have a meaningful place in the prevention of infection and disease, and is relatively inexpensive when compared to other alternatives that are not only harmful but also invasive.

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