Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Articles of Interest
- Ear Infection
- Eye and Ear Issues
- General Feedback
- Genital Warts
- Jock Itch
- Low Immunity
- Making Colloidal Silver at Home
- Multiple Cures
- Pink Eye
- Side Effects
- Sinus Infection, Sore Throat
- Stomach Viruses
- Tetanus Infection
"Colloidal silver is a liquid suspension of microscopic particles of silver. A colloid is technically defined as particles which remain suspended without forming an ionic, or dissolved solution. The broader commercial definition of "colloidal silver" includes products that contain various concentrations of ionic silver, silver colloids, ionic silver compounds or silver proteins in purified water...
Concentrations of colloidal silver at 5 parts per million or higher have been found to kill numerous infectious bacteria. Prior to 1938, colloidal silver was widely used by physicians as a mainstream antibiotic. It was produced by pharmaceutical companies under various names, including Protargol and Argyrol. But the material was costly and the pharmaceutical industry developed fast-acting, less-expensive sulfa drugs and penicillin. Colloidal silver has been approved by the EPA as a disinfectant for hospitals and medical centers.
Compounds of silver also have a long history in medicine. Silver nitrate solutions were introduced by Crede in 1880 to protect newborn infants' eyes from infection, but have largely been replaced by antibiotic ointments since 1978. (Silver nitrate solutions are not the same thing as a suspension of colloidal silver.) Silver-containing cremes such as silver sulfadiazine have been used in burn centers for more than 100 years." (Wikipedia)
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Articles of Interest
08/12/2009: Connie from Manitowoc, Wisconsin: "The Environmental Protection Agency's Website contains an article on silver (apparently from June 10, 2009) entitled:
"Residues of Silver in Foods from Food Contact Surface Sanitizing Solutions; Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance"
The location, if the editor wishes to include it is:
The paper discusses the possible toxicity of silver, and appears to indicate that argyria is the first observable undesirable consequence of silver ingestion, and that an individual would have to ingest much more silver than the amount that causes argyria in order to achieve the next undesireable consequences: "In laboratory species, the effects of silver toxicity have been reported to involve pathology to the liver (necrosis) and kidney (thickening of the basement membranes of the glomeruli), and, at elevated levels, death." The paper indicates animals do not appear to react to silver the way people do, and therefor make poor test subjects.
The paper states:
"3. Aggregate cancer risk for U.S. population. Available animal and
human experience through occupational and medicinal exposure scenarios
have not indicated a carcinogenic potential for silver. Therefore,
silver is not expected to be carcinogenic to humans particularly in
light of its low systemic toxicity potential and our understanding of
4. Determination of safety. Based on these risk assessments, EPA
concludes that there is reasonable certainty that no harm will result
to the general population or to infants and children from aggregate
exposure to silver residues."
Have I understood the legalese correctly?"
12/12/2010: Katrinika from Morehead City, Nc Usa replies: "There is a debate about whether or not colloidal silver is detrimental to only harmful micro-organisms in the body or to the beneficial (probiotics) as well.
From another website: http://(naturalnews.com)
"Standard FDA tactics: fear and disinformation
But to understand the FDA's history on silver, you've got to look back a few years and realize how the FDA used scare tactics and disinformation to try to make people afraid of silver products. Silver is indeed a broad-spectrum antibiotic, and perhaps, just as significantly, microbes do not build up a resistance to silver. It's not a chemical antibiotic like penicillin. I've seen many cases where it wipes out drug-resistant superbugs in hospitals, and I've seen people use silver to cure colds, flus, dysentery, and all kinds of things. In fact, I've had several personal experiences using silver in Peru, where it was a godsend, even though it wasn't even high quality silver... "Colloidal silver for internal use
Now then, let's move on to silver used internally, because here is where the FDA gets very uncomfortable. Why? Again, it threatens the antibiotics market. Silver is a broad-spectrum antibiotic, so when you ingest it, you might eliminate the need to take various antibiotics. People who experienced little success on prescription antibiotics have taken colloidal silver with great success. Even drug-resistant bacteria are killed by ingested colloidal or ionic silver. The catch is that if you go to your health food store, you'll find a lot of different silver products. Some of them claim 10 parts per million, while others claim 100 parts per million... And that tends to be the only way that people compare these products. They think that more is better. Gee, if it's 200 parts per million, it must be better than 10 parts per million. Well, the truth is that's not the case at all. It's not a straight numbers competition; it has to do with the way the silver is structured. And frankly, in the initial research I've done on this, there are apparently a lot of con artists out there in the market selling lousy silver products. "I'm not going to name those companies right now... Talking about what's wrong out there in the market, some of these companies are just outright lying. They say they have a certain size of particle and they don't. One company claims to have particle size so small that if they could actually produce those, they should be in the nanotechnology industry, rather than the nutritional supplement industry. There are no particles that small in silver solutions... "Only use as a last resort
So, when should you take silver? Well, first off, let's get the issue of friendly flora out of the way. Based on the research I've done (and my own experience), it is my belief that you're going to be wiping out some of your friendly intestinal flora by taking supplementary silver. Some companies say their silver product won't wipe out intestinal flora, but I have a big question about that. How does silver know the difference between friendly bacteria and unfriendly bacteria? See, I don't think silver knows that difference. I think it wipes out all the bacteria. So if you are taking a silver product, you should recognize you are going to create an imbalance in your intestinal flora that will significantly impact the nutrition you're absorbing from your small intestine. If you're taking silver products, you need to take some acidophilus and other probiotics at the same time. Rely on probiotics any time you're using silver internally, as you will need them. ------Like any other "natural" treatment, you should learn as much about it as you can before you incorporate it into use, and keep your common sense handy. Used wrong, just about anything can be classified as a poison.
"It is established that the antibacterial action of silver is dependent on the silver ion.[13 The effectiveness of silver compounds as an antiseptic is based on the ability of the biologically active silver ion (Ag ) to irreversibly damage key enzyme systems in the cell membranes of pathogens... "Colloidal silver preparations primarily deliver inactive metallic silver, rather than the active microbicidal silver ion... "Silver has proven antimicrobial activity that includes antibiotic-resistant bacteria. It has a broad spectrum of antimicrobial activity, with minimal toxicity toward mammalian cells at low concentrations, and has a less likely tendency than antibiotics to induce resistance due to its activity at multiple bacterial target sites... "Colloidal silver can also reduce the absorption of some medications, including tetracycline and quinolone antibiotics and can bind to penicillamine, thereby reducing the effectiveness of those medications... Like any other "natural" treatment, you should learn as much about it as you can before you incorporate it into use, and keep your common sense handy. Used wrong, just about anything can be classified as a poison."
07/10/2011: Vickthechick from San Francisco, California replies: "There is a very erudite video on YouTube by a scientist that explains why colloidal or ionic silver does NOT kill the healthy bacteria in your body. Here is the link:
04/20/2012: Dh from Sandy Valley, Nevada replies: "In reference to colloidal silver.... There is in depth info on the use of and making of colloidal silver. Site also has several kits for making your own. They even offer the silver needed to make it yourself for the cost of a bottle of distilled water! Site is educate-yourself. Org. You'll find many topics of interest and many natural health articles. To earth clinic; check it out. I don't really have to be associated with the suggestion so you all can post as you see fit. Thank you for your time. Dh"
04/22/2012: Dh from Sandy Valley, Nv replies: "the address for site about colloidal siver has a hyphen in it. Educate-yourself.org. You will be directed to some other site without it. Have a good one!"
01/27/2013: Slim2483 from West Sacramento, Ca, USA replies: "Silver is believed to be absorbed into the body via the first one-third of the Small Intestine. 99% of orally ingested Silver is excreted from the body via the feces.
In-Tele-Health ÃÂ© 2009 (from Hyperhealth Pro CD-ROM)"
[YEA] 06/11/2008: Susan from Carmichael, California: "I started having boil in November of 2007. I was going to the emergence room and having them lace them. Then in January of this year I was took I had MRSA and then a month later my 20 year old daughter found out she had it.She had a boil in the front between her legs and and on the sids of her finger nails. We both have trouble with bandaid. They leave marks on the skin, but not on the bottom. In March I went to a Health Food Store to buy something I read about and a clerk told me about his staph he had and what he used. I bought hight potent Colloidal Silver (500ppm) and MSM lotion. He told me to take a MSM lotion in my hand and a drop of Colloidal Silver, mix it together and rub it on my boil. It worked on my side boil, but not on my bottom because anything I put on my bottom will be saoked up and the boil gets bigger. I put a drop of the Colloidal silver on my finger and rub it in and it works. I only use it when the boil is small. I even take 3 drops by mouth 2-3 times a day all the time and my boils are geting smaller.
I was told by a doctor not to soak in a hot bath because you can reinfect the boil and that is true. I stoped going that and my boils don't get as big. I even found out by using a hot compress it does the same thing(boil gets bigger) Now I jut use Colloidal Silver, cover it and forget about it and it goes away faster."Replies
05/05/2013: Angie from Oneida, Wi replies: "What is msm lotion? I have 2 boils under my right armpit. Not happy."
05/05/2013: Joy from Battleground, Wash replies: "try topical milk of magnesia, laxative isle in store"
05/06/2013: Gavin from Manganui, Northland, New Zealand replies: "Tea tree oil is a very good one for boils, it dissolves into the skin and kills the bug thats causing it."
[YEA] 02/04/2008: GABI from TORONTO, CANADA: "Hi. I didn't try turmeric when I was in boils. I use Colloidal Silver Water. Apply a drop or two on top of boil (acne too!). After 1-2 hr it stops hurting, stops "growing". Up to 3 days it subsides to red spot. You can use small hair spry bottle (with very fine mist like spry). If you have acne or boils more then one and you expect more to show up spray it on your skin just once and let it dry. Nothing will break out! I suffered for almost 30 years from something what doctor called "diaper rush" (!). The pic of my "diaper rush" was always during summer months. After using once single spray of Colloidal Silver Water I am free of this skin condition. I will get 1 tiny pimple time to time but who hasn't have it during hot summer days?"
[YEA] 03/16/2007: Roger from Rushford, MN: "colloidial silver cured my boils drink 5 to 6oz a day and rub it on topical."
[YEA] 11/12/2006: Kortni from Sonora/Riverbank CA: "Biotic Silver cured my first boil but I wasn't careful and it spread as it drained. I wasn't aware of chemtrails and did not pay any attention at the time of my newly formed boil."
02/03/2012: Francisca from Zug, Switzerland: "http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2095610/Silver-bullet-cancer-Metal-kill-tumours-better-chemotherapy-fewer-effects.html
I suppose they are talking about Colloidal Silver as a cancer treatment... Interesting they make it sound as if it is something they have just discovered..... Years ago I bought a bottle of colloidal silver, quite expensive it was too but after reading a few articles on the Internet I threw it away. After all it can be quite useful..... Silly me!"
[YEA] 12/07/2006: Maddy from Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, UK: "I have asthma and bronchiectasis (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). Was diagnosed 8 years ago. I was suffering from monthly (sometimes twice monthly) chest infections, and had to take antibiotics for every outbreak and becoming more and more resistant and sensitive to the drugs. I started using Colloidal Silver in my nebuliser about a year ago now and have not had a chest infection since. As soon as I feel my sputum changing (from clear to yellow) I use the colloidal silver and the infection does not develop any further. Some times I have to do it more than once, but mostly once is enough. I hope this will help anybody out there that is struggling with the same problem. Good luck!!"Replies
07/14/2007: Patsy from Brisbane, Australia replies: "Colloidal Silver - re comments by Maddy from Nottingham UK 12/7/2006 - can you please advise me the amount of c.s. maddy uses in her nebuliser for bronchiectasis. I have had bronchiectasis for 50 years, now chronic and fed up with antibiotics - maybe she can help. I do not have asthma or can you suggest any other helpline, or can Maddy recommend any special brand of s.c."
05/05/2008: Maddy from Nottingham, Nottinghamshire replies: "This is a reply to Patsy in Brisbane, Australia posted 7/14/2007. I am sorry I have not replied to your question. Have not visited the site for a while. Use 5mls of Colloidal Silver in your nebuliser 3-5 times a day until your sputum clears. I also use P73 Wild oregano oil, 2 gelcaps 4 times a day. I have started on a liver cleansing diet, lots of raw juices and fresh vegetables and fruit according to The liver cleansing diet and raw juices can save your life by Dr. Sandra Cabot. She has a base in the USA and also Australia. All the products I use you can order on-line. The staff of Dr. Cabot are very helpful and will give you advice tailored to your needs. Hope this helps. PS I have not had a chest infection or a cold or flu in a year. Regards, Maddy, Nottingham, UK"
10/09/2012: Megg from North Vernon, Indiana, Usa replies: "I like the way you all say WHAT you use but dont say HOW you are using it and how much or if it has to be mixed with anything. All I seen is 5mls in the nebulizer.. Does it get mixed in with any water or just straight CS? this is such an infomative forum :)"
10/17/2012: Andrea C from Cardiff, Wales replies: "colloidal silver in a nebuliser; I use a dropper botle and use 4 drops from the actuall dropper on its own. To start with you can either do 2 straight drops of cs (no water needed) twice a day, or do four drop's in 1 go xxxx I am using it also in my eye's for bletheritis (dry eyes) as many drops as required. Some people actually use 5mls or more in a nebuliser, but I like to start at the low end and build it up. I have seen people fill the nebuliser cup as far as it can be filled and nebulise the whole thing. But I also belive you have to find YOUR own level. Start at say 3 mls 2/3 times a day. You may also get a herx reaction (google healing crisis) but do not worry, I have had some bad detox reactions, not nice but your body may or may not feel worse as your getting better. I suggest you read up on it but do not assume it will happen to you, it may not, but its rare that NO ONE has a detox reaction. Also DRINK PLENTY OF DISTILLED WATER when using COLLOIDAL SILVER. Its expensive to but, but you can buy a machine to make your own. GOOGLE DR ROBERT BECK and also got to if I am allowed to mention it, I have no affiliation with these people, its just where I bought my silver pulser from and there is nothing more frustating than being given info.... Then not knowing were to buy these instruments from xxxxxxxxx I tell you what go watch DR BOB BECK ON YOU TUBE he mentions the name of the company that makes these gadgets, or you can make your own, loads or info on you tube. TRUTHER GIRL is very good. Infomative with out being too technical. I find its easier to go with what YOUR comfortable with if you not sure xxx But start off with two drops from a dropper bottle and remember the dropper (pipette) may or may not fill up or be a third full, that's ok, count it as a drop, put it straight into the nebuliser cup and (no water) and just breathe in xx It will not harm you, but as I said you may get DETOX SYMPTOMS so read up on it. In the UK its hard trying to find a 'make your own machine' I had to buy 1 because I am to ill to make 1, but if you are able check you tube as it shows you how to make your own. Also if you listen to ROBERT BECK he says the name of the company that sell all you need to make your own cs xxxxxxx Love Andrea c xxxx"
[YEA] 12/15/2008: Sunny from Dallas, Texas: "Ear Infection/ Colloidial Silver - yes. I had fluid in my ears in conjunction with a sinus infection. My doctor offered to give me an injection containing a steroid (I believe she said), but I told her I preferred not to have that and I'd see how it went. The next day my ears felt full and plugged up, with mild pain. I imagine they were infected. I sprayed Colloidial Silver in each ear - about 3 sprays in each ear and allowed it to get inside, tilting my head to each side for a few minutes. This alleviated the pain and fullness as well as the dizziness. It started to come back the next day and I repeated the treatment. It did not return."
[WORKED TEMPORARILY] 10/03/2008: Isaac from Big Rapids, MI: "I have heard that meso silver is the best and I bought a bottle to fight infection in my ear. It helped a little but I found out from the doctor that it is a fungus infection and not bacterial so that is the reason my pain comes back."Replies
12/29/2012: Dave from Fountain Inn, Sc replies: "Just to confirm what Andrea has asserted about the use of colloidal silver in a nebuliser... Works on chest colds very well. I had used CS for years, making my own beginning 18 years ago but on occasion the cold would get to lungs where I'd get terribly sick. Then upon this happening seven years ago I mentioned to my wife if a nebuliser with the silver might work. She went out and bought a nebuliser at Walgreens. This kind has a plastic mold that fits around the nose and mouth. You breathe in the steam DEEPLY for five minutes. Repeat four hours later. Do that for two or three days. The infections have never gone further than when I started the nebuliser. Soon, in two or three days the upper respritory infection is gone.
This discovery has been a God-send to me because I am so susceptible to sinus infections dropping to lungs."
Eye and Ear Issues
[YEA] 11/20/2009: Sadie from Nyc, Ny: "I have never heard that colloidal silver could not be taken internally. I have used it internally for years. My daughter gives it to her 6 year old! I use it in my ears and eyes when there is a problem. It heals beautifully!
10/28/2011: Jane from Portland, Or replies: "I just sprayed a Silver solution that has small molecules and has great surface coverage, in my eyes. Did not hurt at all and I have very dry, blood shot eyes and wonder if I have been "hosting" a party in my eyes for quite some time. They are very fragile. They sure feel fresh and clear. Isn't that the base of the solution put in newborn's eyes at birth? I will absolutely give the results soon, if it is a wonderful therapy. Everything in moderation however :)"
[YEA] 03/03/2009: Gordie from Reno, NV: "Last year I kept contracting the flu and spent most of the winter in bed. This year it started to come back. I lived alone with no real friends in Reno so I read up and selected Colloidal Silver as the best bet. I went and picked up some high quality Colloidal Silver. Within a few hours the flu symptoms were gone. I tend to be minimal with medicine so I only used the silver when I felt bad. No flu yet this season.
I used a teaspoon several times a day of a top rated brand. I also could not afford to keep buying it so I bought 2 Canadian silver dollars and made my own machine. I am an electronics tech and did well in my college chemistry so it seemed obvious how to build a device that would yield a higher percentage of true colloidal over an ionic solution. You MUST use distilled water and shiny clean electrodes. I heated my water and drove off the dissolved gasses. I used a 30V square wave at about 50kHz to theoretically dislodge microscopic particals of silver into the solution. After about 4-6 hours the electrodes start showing some corrosion and have used that as my finish point. It has worked as well as the store bought solution at a fraction of the cost. I have been giving out bottles to people I'm starting to know and to date, none of them have gotten sick from the flu this year."
01/30/2010: Michael from Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia, Canada replies: "it is not good using silver coins since they have other metals in them, some are undesirable and could be toxic this could lead to Argyria or other more serious problems, always use 99.99% silver can get rods of this quality and only use distilled water, never use tap water, again other metels are found in tap water, be smart and be safe!"
12/27/2011: Mark from Bluffton, In replies: "Dude - canadian silver dollars are 99.99% silver."
[YEA] 01/03/2013: Mel from Vernal, Utah replies: "A friend gave me some colloidal silver for an eye infection that I had (pink eye). I applied a drop in the eye about every two hours, about four times that day, and the next day all symptoms were gone. A few months later I noticed that I was getting a stuffy nose. I bought a spray bottle of Colloidal silver from the doctor and used it (sniffed a spray) and the stuffy nose was gone. I have a history of sinus infections, but I have not had one in over four years now, because if I feel a cold or flu starting, I turn to my silver. I bought a colloidal silver(CS) generator and learned how to apply CS to different things.
I appreciate the knowledge to help myself with a product that is cheap and easy to make. And as regards the so called dangers of it, maybe we should look at the real dangers of using antibiotics and other medications. There are times that some medications are useful, so we must make knowledgeable decisions."
[YEA] 09/25/2011: Jennywren from Perth, Western Australia, Australia: "I'd been reading a lot about colloidal silver online and as I have reactive arthritis in my toes thought I'd give it a go, taking 20ml twice a day. (no luck yet after 4 weeks).
In the meantime, my husband contracted gastro with fevers and chills and after 3 days of me nagging, he finally took the massive dosage of 200ml of CS in water, followed by another glass of water (recommended by the manufacturer). Half an hour later his fever was gone, colour had returned and he was mucking around and that was that, he was cured!
However..the morning after I was doing the shopping and started to get hot and cold flushes and stomach cramps. Made it back home and followed the same regime as my husband with the CS, and timed it. Ten minutes - fever had dropped. An hour later - stomach cramps gone and never returned.
As someone who contracts gastro at the drop of a hat, you can imagine this has made me very happy..!"Replies
09/25/2012: Sil from San Francisco, California replies: "Consuming a probiotic containing Sporengis or Lactobacillus BOD would be much more beneifical then continually pouring a heavy metal into one's body and further causing yeast proliferation."
12/20/2012: Norma from Upper Arlington, Oh: "Lloyd from Charlotte. Could you please tell me which CS generator you use? Does it produce the small particles? Thanks for your help and all on EC. landrov101(at)aol.com"Replies
12/20/2012: Lloyd from Charlotte, Nc replies: "I got my latest generator from googling "economical colloidal silver" and a company comes up that produces good and affordable units.
I also use the "fast" method for making the solution. First I heat 2 cups of purified water and add 15 grains of salt and that gives conductivity to the solution and in five minutes the two cups is saturated with a milky white content. I dilute repeatedly until the liquid is as clear to the naked eye as pure water. You should not be able to either see or taste the silver. After all, we are getting the solution to a mere 100 atoms of silver to a MILLION molecules of H20. The water is heated to about 90 degrees, by the way, before inserting the silver rods.
Now there is another set of silver makers who want to use a "slow" method and they refuse to use any grains of salt in their water. This method takes about 30 minutes to produce the siver solution and it is not a milky white.
I like my fast method because I've had such fantastic success with it over nearly two decades. I consume it daily... About a tablespoon at night. I have not turned blue. I knock out sinus infections in seconds whereas in my youth sinus infections would inevitebly turn into a chest cold. I just don't get sick. For a lower track infection I opt to ACV in water and that seems to work rapitly to knock out those infections.
You asked which method makes the smaller "paricles" and I assume the slow would do that better but on what authority... What double blind do we have to demonstrate that the "larger" particles are less effective than the small ones, if indeed there is a big difference in size. As I say, I have had such success over the years with the array of virus, bacteria and even fungal issues that I don't see the advantage of changing over to another method.
In fact, I have a funny story. Once a pr, ovider convinced me to try a super small particle, the manufacturer asserted it was super small, to my sinus. In a few days however I sensed the onset of an infection even though I was taking the "small" and supposedly more effective CS. I doubled up on the spray into the sinues but it did not kill the infection, and by the next day the infection was getting out of control. I went back to my old stand by silver solution and in one "sniff" knocked out the infection. I threw away the "good" "little" silver."
10/11/2012: Laker from Brampton, Ontario, Canada: "Hi Ted I have read a lot and currently use colloidal silver including an obscure reference to adding a drop or 2 of H2o2 to increase its effectiveness and I managed to find the odd bit of info on Coloidal Copper I wondered if you knew on possible bennefits side effects and theoretical safe amount of ingesting it would be. Also I wondered if you have heard of coloidal zinc and coloidal magnesium I am thinking they may be a decent way to absorb the minerals from the metal even if only sublingualy and if so what other metals would be good as coloids? Also wondered what your thoughts were on ORMUS also spelled ORMES or Monatomic Elements?"Replies
10/11/2012: Lisa from Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa replies: "Hi Laker, I know you asked Ted about ormus but I thought you might like hearing David Wolfe speaking on Ormus. He is quite a genius in many areas and this is one of his favorite subjects so I thought I'd post it for you if you haven't heard it. I hope you enjoy it. Lisa
10/15/2012: Laker from Brampton, Ontario replies: "Hi and thanks for the info... I have read quite a bit on ORMUS and have heard and read some of David Wolfe's opinions on things and though some things make sense to me I don't agree with a lot of what he says. But I thank you for the input none the less.
Also my non medical opinion on CS is make your own, it's cheaper easy and you then know whats in it!! Some places use salt as a catalyst to make the distilled water more conductive. This Is A No No! As the silver particle will bind to the salt and form silver chloride which is what would cause Agyria it would also create large particles which are also unwanted. Never add anything to the water and always use distilled in a steril glass container which has also been rinsed with distilled."
01/02/2012: Mark from Reno, Nevada Usa: "I want to preface my comments by saying this:
If you are here, you are also like me, and you are looking for a remedy and an alternative to what's available to you now. I starting researching remedies on the internet about 2 weeks ago, after extensive "surfing" (I can't call it research because I really don't know the motive behind what people post online... There's a lot of misinformation out there) Collectively, I decided that CS might be worth giving a try, I had never heard of it prior to this, I purchased it a few days later at a local co-op for $37. The product that I'm using is Sovereign Silver 10ppm. (Since I bought it I found a lab that test all different kinds of CS and this one ranks mid-pack although there are much better options out there. Next I'm buying Mesosilver) In the past when I've been to the doctor, I've felt that they weren't very helpful and it's very expensive. So I started looking for something better.
I began using CS about 8 days ago now. I have a variety of symptoms, and my illness goes unknown dues to lack of financial resources/health insurance. I started using CS in order to (hopefully) cure some/all of my ailments before going to see a "medical professional" I've been using it to treat my eyes which look red and dry most of the time, a drop in both eyes a handful of times since purchased, and there does seem to be some improvement... Both eyes feel markedly better and they appear to be clearer overall. I have been taking about 2 oz a day orally as well, I have been suffering from dry mouth and a flemy cough, now my mouth feels moist throughout the day and my throat began clearing out within a day. Also, I feel like I have more energy, although I think I may feel more energetic because CS appears to be helping.
Since I've just started taking it, I don't have a lot of information to give you, but it does seem to be helping and it started almost immediately. Good Luck and I will be happy to answer any questions you might have."Replies
01/03/2012: Timh from Louisville, Usa replies: "Mark, thanks for the positive C.S. Post. I have had good results w/ C.S. As have many others for internal or/and external infections. It's a proven natural antibiotic, BUT don't throw all your hope & money on it, as the body is in need of many other nutrients to maintain health & wellness. Make sure you take a very good whole food multivitamin/mineral supplement so as to provide nutrition for your immune system. A dash of Sea Salt (provides many minerals lacking in diet) in a small cup of water 2 daily has been helping me lately.
My 2 cent addendum."
01/13/2012: Barb from Highland, In replies: "Just recently, all family have had stuffy noses with blood tinged mucus. A tight sticky feeling in nostrils. Lasting two weeks now. Even the dogs have stuffy noses? no fevers. No other symptoms. No cough. We are neti potting and upping supplements. Seem to come about suddenly. Some post nasal drip, but it is more of a nuisance than, illness. just SO strange!"
01/16/2012: Alternyc from Nyc, Ny replies: "I've had the same weird syndrome... Dry sinus, blood-tinged clear mucus, no fever, but a dry cough from, I think, postnasal drip... Headache and fatigue, too. It's lasted nearly a month. There's a bunch of strange bugs going around this year, including something the doc is calling the "100-day cough.""
03/16/2013: Mesem from Riez, France replies: "I have an 'allergy' every time it rains after being dry for a while and have same symptoms. I think its pollution high in the atmosphere that is brought down with the rain. Skin problems too. I am allergic to cupressus but in Greece I had to sit under a tree to feel bad so work that out!"