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
01/24/2013: Kat from Reading, Berkshire England Uk: "I have been told that collodial silver could be applied in case of tetanus infection. I don't know whether it should be topical or oral, what dose? Could it be applied to children as well? We do not have the infection but my experience shows..."
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[YEA] 03/30/2009: Ingo from Pattaya, Chonburi/Thailand: "Even though I live in the tropics I often caught a flu. When I got wet in a rain and I could not change my shirt and dry my hair, inevitably I had a stuffed nose the next day, sometimes even with fever. Then some years ago I came across 'Colloidal Silver' [CS] on the internet. I ordered from US a water distiller and a colloidal silver maker. Since then no more flu. When I get wet now in a rain I just take a sip of CS, repeat this every 2-3 hours. What happens is when the flu virus attacks I have to sneeze, which is proof for its presence, I drink CS this is the end of the story. They say that CS kills more than 600 different germs, including fungi. I also use CS externally. That's how I got rid of my dandruff and fungus on my chest. BTW it also works like magic on insect bites, the itching stops almost immediately."Replies
11/05/2009: Adriann from Maumee, Oh replies: "How do you make your own colloidal silver?"
[YEA] 02/15/2009: Ray from Crystal River, Florida/ USA: "I have used Colloidal Silver for fifteen years now with great results. I make my own silver and only use it when I needed. It cures any infection I've tried it on. Things I have cured with it are, tooth or gum infections, ingrown toe nails, flu, food poisoning, ear, eye, sinus infections. I use it on everything. I find it much better than any antibiotic with few reactions. The only bad reaction I notice is when taken internally. It slows the bowl action due to killing bacteria internally. The way I start a treatment? If it's an internal problem drink about 8oz of colloidal silver.Then about every hour drink about four ozs during the waking hours.You will see a difference soon. It's faster than a strong antibioctic that has many bad reactions. The solution I use is about 12 to 15ppm. Feel free to comtact me if I can help. Just a reminder that I am the average guy that tried silver with great results. I am a true believer"Replies
09/16/2009: Lita from Sanford, Fl replies: "I bought colloidal silver and the instructions state that you shouldn't use on your eyes, but I read here that people use it for their eyes. Why would they say not to if it was safe??? Please advise. Thanks"
[YEA] 01/02/2009: Julie from Hanover Park, IL: "Colloidial Silver is an awesome remedy for virtually any bacterial infection; internal or external. I have cured my dog's eye and ear irritations (and my pink eye) with a couple drops, the results were immediate. It comes in drops or spray and I have both. I spray my dog's cuts, sores, rashes and teeth because it does not sting. Antibiotics are inferior to Colloidial Silver, which was commonly used before antibiotics were popularized. It is found at health food and Meijer stores and is inexpensive for its many possible uses. Research it; you'll be glad you did."Replies
[YEA] 01/03/2009: Sandy from Dallas, Tx replies: "Collidial Silver is awesome and works to kill many viruses, bacterial and fungus. It's a miracle worker. I have not been sick in 6 years."
11/20/2011: Alain from Edmonton, Alberta Canada replies: "Collodial silver water- will it help with cirrhosis of the liver? I can't seem to find any answer on the web."
11/26/2011: Maria from Gippsland, Australia replies: "Hi Alain, Whilst I don't know the answer I do know for me it did not harm the liver any further, my liver function tests never got worse whilst taking it."
03/31/2013: Ejules from Woodbridge, Us: "My family discovered Colloidal Silver over 15 years ago and it's been a staple in our first aid kit since then - both liquid and gel. We've had success with using it as many others on this site report.
Last year I got "pink eye" (conjunctivitis infection) in one eye and unfortunately for me I used the Dr's prescription first. Wow! The pain from the Rx was 10 times worse (and at multiple times a day for several days) than the infection itself. Now, whenever I feel either eye feeling strange in ANY way, I put a few drops of silver sol in it and the eye is relieved almost immediately. I'd highly recommend this for babies and small children instead of torturing kids wth an excrutiating Rx (Sorry, I don't remember the name of the Rx.)
One caution, I was looking for how to make my own and I ran across the page (link below) that discusses and compares types of silver solutions. It's worth a look to make sure that you are using the kind that will be effective for you. http://www.silver-colloids.com/"
[YEA] 04/12/2007: Lilly from Brunswick, Maine: "Hi. I recently had a bad case of conjunctivitis which was not going away and lasted about two weeks. I purchased colloidal silver, sprayed it into my eyes two to three times in one day and it was gone the next!!! Great stuff and so is your site----thank you so much"Replies
[YEA] 06/21/2010: Anna from Charleston, Sc replies: "I, too, once had pink eye and didn't want to go to the doctor since I didn't have health insurance at the time. My mom (a registered nurse) recommended that I try a few drops of colloidal silver in my eyes upon waking in the morning, and again at night before bed. The first day, I put 2 drops in each eye 3 times, and when I woke the next morning, my eyes were about 95% better! They were no longer itchy, red, or watery, but still felt a little sore. So I kept my contacts out for another day and continued putting colloidal silver drops in my eyes and was completely back to normal within 48 hours. I now use it orally for an overall immunity boost, and still use it in my eyes occasionally when my seasonal allergies flare up...a definite must-have in my opinion!!"
05/26/2011: Just Info from Denver, Usa replies: "For those who have HERPES, Or any bacterial smelly problems.. I suggest buying a suringe (without needle) cheap from the pharmacy and use a pure silver colloidial of either 6ppm or more. Suck up the colloidial silver with the suring till full and insert in vagina and shoot the collodial silver up, (do it over the toilet because it runs out)... You will start to feel the results within an hour, and systems should clear up altogether within a few days, repeat after two days if needed. Please post your results of this here so we can all see your progress. It really works."
08/13/2011: Hopeful from Jackson, Ms. replies: "Some time ago, I accidentally rubbed my eyes after treating a herpes outbreak before washing my hands and now my eyes are red and itchy mostly after waking up. I suppose the virus is now in my eyes. If colloidal silver will cure genital herpes, can someone tell me how to also cure the virus in my eyes?"
08/14/2011: Amy from Beaver Dam, Wi replies: "Hi Hopeful, I have used colloidal silver for my daughter's pink eye and it worked great. I just used two drops in morning and night. After a couple of days it cleared right up. Colloidal silver is one of the items I always keep on hand, so helpful for so many things."
[YEA] 01/09/2012: Cari from Glasgow, Ky/usa replies: "I have cured pink eye in horses in a couple of days. My neighbors had cows with pink eye at the same time and treated them with stuff from the vet. It took about 2 weeks for their cows eyes to clear and some of the cows took longer. The silver that I use is called Invision Silver 100. I've used it for about 20 years and always keep a bottle on hand. It comes in a dropper or a spray bottle and I keep both. I've used this in my own eyes too when they have been bloodshot and felt irritated and the red goes away in minutes. There are several holistic doctors that use this brand and that is the main reason that I switched. The brand that I use to use had a short shelf life of only about 3 months. The Silver 100 is good for years. I use it so much though that I buy 2 or 3 bottles a year."
[QUESTION] 03/10/2009: Amber from Valdosta, GA: "I was hoping someone could tell me if it is safe to use colloidal silver orally and or topically if you are pregnant?"Replies
03/10/2009: Carin from Cape Cod, Ma replies: "No, colloidial silver is toxic to the Kidneys...can be used externally, or gargling when there is a sore throat, but do not swallow."
[NAY] 03/12/2009: Susan from Missoula, Montana replies: "Amber......Never take it ORALLY !!!! Be safe and forgo it topically too while pregnant!!"
08/10/2009: Connie from Manitowoc, Wisconsin replies: "For comparison, the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center posted the following on their Website:
[SIDE EFFECTS] 01/24/2012: Bradshad from Providence, Rhode Island: "I see alot of people talk about Colloidal silver. There is a warning that should go along with it. Some brands may cause you to turn permanently blue. I think the condition is called Agyria. Look it up. I listened to a webinar about nsp. They claim you can drink there whole bottle and not get Agyria. Food for thought. Stay well."
11/30/2011: Rebel from Somewhere, Usa: "Well Bill maybe I have overlooked what you or Ted has said about colloidal silver on here. But there is so much information on silver that I am just down right confused. About the PPM??? the color???
I purchased some silver from a place that really seems to know there stuff when it comes to herbs, minerials ect. They even do hair test. They sale 500PPM that is dark brown. My local health food store sales sovereign silver which is clear and 10PPM. The guy at the health food store says this is absolutly the very best. On curezone, lots of debate on color and PPM.
Since silver is a metal, Is it safe??? And if so, what PPM and color should the silver be??? It did seem to make my sons dry cough go away using the clear 10PPM.
I need some guidance on this subject and there is a lady out there that swears silver is not safe and turned her skin grey and it is permenant. She says people often visit her website and are embarrassed after they trusted manufacturers and took the silver and it turned them grey as well.
I don't see where you or Ted talk about silver to much. What about Gold also as long as we are on the subject."Replies
12/01/2011: Cc from Slc, Utah replies: "You should buy the book called "Colloidal Silver Medical Uses, Toxicology & Manufacture" by John Hill. You can get it on Amazon."
02/19/2012: Jennywren from Perth, Western Australia, Australia replies: "According to what I've read and to what I understand of it, argyria (turning blue) is generally what people get if they (a) make and drink silver that is very high in silver particles or they don't use proper water and/or (b) drink enormous quantities of it (c) for a long time. There's not many of them around. With the lady who turned blue after being given it to her by her doctor (around 50 years ago), it has been said the amount of silver in her nasal drops was very high, and hence the blue/grey tint to her skin. Nowadays it seems we understand this much better and commercial silvers have (or should have! ) a much lower ppm (parts per million) of silver that are suspended in pure water. I use _______ 'My Colloidal Silver', which has a high alkalinity (I'm a very acidic person) and 20ppm. It is clear and has cured many, many ailments in my family. It's expensive too, unfortunately. But we are still rosy cheeked! ;) Hope this helps!! "
[SIDE EFFECTS] 11/21/2011: Bofree from Eureka, Ca/usa: "Before you get too trigger happy with the colloidal silver, you may want to look up a condition called Argyria. Though I believe it's only cosmetic, it does turn the skin anywhere from gray to blue to black and is caused by silver particles suspended in the tissues of the body darkening."Replies
05/25/2012: Oc from Mims, Fl, Usa replies: "Regarding the man and woman who are now blue from using CS: they both INTENTIONALLY consumed extremely excessive, high ppm amounts internally, and also applied it to their skin and immediately baked in the sun or in a tanning booth. They are blue because they wanted to be blue. They have interviews posted online, as well as having been guests on talk shows."
02/22/2011: Cwilly from Kennewick, Wa, Usa: "Has anyone ever experienced a change in body scent from using silver hydrosol? I started giving it to my son and taking it myself a week or so ago. My son who is 12 has been on various medications for a genetic immune deficiency and also gets immuneglobulin infusions monthly. I have noticed a very strong odor coming off him since I started giving him the silver - 1tsp per day. It is not b.o. or that typical musky odor. I have never smelled any odor like it before.
He does not drink enough water which I am always after him to do. I'm thinking he may need to drink more to flush out his tissues? I'm just wondering if anyone else has experienced this?"
02/27/2011: Lisa from Waynesboro, Va replies: "I noticed that at times there is an odor if I am taking a bath; a sort of a metal smell. It seems that I can also detect an odor with Hydrogen peroxide. it could be that drinking water may flush it through."
03/02/2011: Cwilly from Kennewick, Wa, Usa replies: "After 2 weeks the smell is finally starting to go away. I also remembered that he had gotten his IVIG therapy the same day I started giving him the silver. Maybe it was a reaction between the two? I have had him drink nothing but 9.5 alkaline water. He barely drinks 30 oz per day but that is an improvement over his normal habits. Also gave him olive leaf extract a few times along with his regular vitamins. So far no other effects except he has been a little extra tired.
I would still love to get any reader feedback.
08/27/2011: Brenda from Springfield, Il replies: "When I take CS, I always notice a "metal" odor in my urine. It is sometimes extremely strong. But the longer I take CS, the odor minimizes. I believe the odor is a product of detoxification. I do drink lots of water to help flush it away."
[SIDE EFFECTS] 08/07/2010: Jillian from Toronto, On: "Hi, can someone please help me understand why after spraying CS into my throat I get an achy feeling on one side of my tongue/throat. If I drink something after CS - the feeling goes away. Why is that? I dont have any ache generally prior to spraying the silver. It is the same feeling as if someone is developing a sore throat/tongue on one side. I do not cough nor do I have any pain in my throat usually. Appreciate your help."Replies
01/09/2011: Stephanie from Town Of Turtle, Wisconsin replies: "Today is day #2 of taking Colloidal Silver... Experiencing shivers throughout whole body. I'm not "freezing" but if I think about it I notice my whole body is having chills. I'm only ingesting 1/2 tblsp/day to get rid of sore throat and earache. Could I be doing something wrong or do I need to add something else to my regimen?"
01/10/2011: Mmsg from Somewhere, Europe replies: "Take less, or try a different remedy on this site. Always back down when having side effects. If that makes it take longer to heal, so be it."
01/10/2011: Rob from Manhattan, Ny replies: "I would recommend Bee Propolis over colloidal silver, especially for sore throat. With a tincture formula of 30% to 50%, tip the head back, mouth open wide drop onto the back of throat. It is tar like in its consistency so will stick to that area. Perform small dose test 1st make sure you are not allergic. An invaluable remedy especially for the winter season. There is a man in my neighborhood with a completely grey skin condition called Argyria caused by over use of colloidal silver... enough to scare me away from it.
This requires tipping the head back, mouth open wide and dropping the substance directly on to the affected area. "
02/27/2011: Llrascal from San Antonio, Texas replies: "True research for this is found under silver nanoparticles, and there's alot of research. They don't want you to know."
04/29/2010: David from Aurora, Co, Usa: "Hi,
I'd been thinking about using some colloidal silver for an allergy and for the occasional ear infections that I get (as a result of using ear plugs frequently a number of years ago). So I decided to do some research. Some of the conclusions . . .
- Silver is a heavy metal, similar in many ways to lead and mercury. Like lead and mercury, it accumulates in the body. Like other heavy metals, it can have neurotoxic effects. The risks are cumulative. Like other heavy metals, it can have negative effects on various organs, such as the kidneys.
- Like other heavy metals, small exposures to colloidal silver, over time, can lead to biologically significant accumulation. And there's no way to know what's "biologically significant" for you as an individual - until it's too late. Like other heavy metals, once colloidal silver accumulates in your body, it is virtually impossible to remove.
- Some people argue that there is really no safe dose for silver. As with other things, people vary widely in their response to toxins. As with other toxins, children are even more at risk of potential harm from colloidal silver than adults.
- Some of the apparently beneficial effects of colloidal silver can be attributed to the placebo effect. Believing that something will work often causes your body to react in the desired fashion whether the substance has any biological activity or not. (Research has shown that the placebo effect can account for something like one-third of positive responses in various drug trials. Eliminating the placebo effect is one reason they do double blind testing of various medications.)
- Even when used only on the skin, colloidal silver is still risky - because it penetrates the skin, enters the bloodstream, and can then be circulated throughout the body and end up just about anywhere.
- Symptoms of silver poisoning apparently may not show up for quite some time after the use of colloidal silver has been discontinued. In other words, a user can't count on getting an early warning from their body that the silver is causing or is going to cause damage.
- Colloidal silver is often used for its antibiotic, antimicrobial properties. Like other antibiotics, it can kill off important healthy bacteria in the body.
Am I saying there is no possible benefit to using colloidal silver? No.
Am I saying that if you use colloidal silver, you will definitely suffer negative consequences? No.
Am I saying that all of my conclusions are 100% correct? No.
But with all the possible - and potentially serious - risks in mind, here's the bottom line for me personally:
- All of the supposed beneficial effects of colloidal silver can be attained using other, safer, readily-available substances - often at less expense. (One large and excellent site for such remedies is EarthClinic!)
Here is the website of a woman named Rosemary Jacobs whose skin turned a blue-gray color (a condition called "argyria") as the result of using nose drops that contained silver. The blue-gray color is permanent; there is no known cure. Exposure to sunlight makes the color darker, so argyria sufferers often end up avoiding sunlight.
After reading most of the material on Rosemary's site in the last day or two, and following a number of the links she has posted, I dropped her a friendly email. She responded yesterday with a lengthy email which included the following remarks:
"They have silver forums online where colloidal silver and the ways to make it are discussed and where silver is promoted as a cure-all. When new people subscribe, they often ask about my site. The salesmen tell them that I am wrong. For many years most insisted that their products couldn't cause argyria. One lady who believed them when they told her that my site was a hoax developed argyria. She was devastated and also felt really dumb for having believed them. It took 6 years after she became discolored for her to contact me."
"By now there have been so many cases of argyria caused by silver supplements that most promoters admit that it can happen, but they blame the victims not the silver. They say that they took too much or made it incorrectly. Some of their alleged errors were adding salt to the brew or using tap water. The salesmen say that even though many of them themselves said for years that the stuff was nontoxic and people could take as much as they wanted and they told them to add salt. It was included with the recipes that came with the "home generators". Actually, no one has ever done the toxicology studies required to determine the amount of silver that will discolor the average person. Without those studies, no one knows how much is "too much", and all forms of silver including metallic have caused argyria. It is silver and silver alone that causes it, not silver bound to salt or the minerals in tap water. Scientists make no distinction between safe and unsafe silver supplements because all the evidence indicates that ingesting silver in an form or amount is risky and that ingesting it doesn't offer any benefits at all." (From Rosemary Jacobs)
Here are some additional warnings about colloidal silver:
"Colloidal Silver: Risk Without Benefit," by Stephen Barrett, M.D.
Warnings about colloidal silver from The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
Warnings about colloidal silver from Andrew Weil, M.D.
This is the site of a lawyer who is getting settlements on behalf of people who have gotten argyria from silver supplements. The page below gives a good summary of the issues concerning colloidal silver:
The following is one of numerous videos online of Paul Karason, a highly publicized argyria case resulting from the use of colloidal silver.
P.S. - As with many other things, if you decide to do more research on colloidal silver, be prepared to encounter "true believers" - people who are fervently and emotionally invested in colloidal silver, almost beyond reason. Some "true believers" also have a financial investment in colloidal silver.
(Here's a brief article on "true believer syndrome" - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/True-believer_syndrome Interesting - A certain percentage of people will even continue to believe in a lie when the liar himself confesses that it isn't true!)"
04/30/2010: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France replies: "Interesting comment, a couple of years ago I bought colloidal silver because the lady in the health shop told me that it might help with my warts. It was expensive but after doing the same research David did I ended up throwing it away. It is so difficult nowadays to know who is telling the truth..... too bad because if the truth was known we would be all better off!"
06/21/2010: Mark from Las Vegas, Nv replies: "Wow if that's not some of the best DISINFORMATION I have ever seen. What drug company are you working for?
I especially love how you try to link silver together with mercury and lead, why stop there you should have included plutonium.
Of course you could not have gotten the same fear out of Iron, cobalt, copper, manganese, molybdenum, and zinc which are all required by humans.
Silver has a long safe history both in traditional medicine (until cheaper more profitable(patientable) drugs came alone.) And in alternative medicine as well as being used in ancient history. It's used right now overseas by our military.
The chances of you overdosing or having a bad side effect is much less with colloidal silver then with almost anything you can get prescribed or over the counter. I how you make huge scare of the safety of silver but forget that Doctors Mistakes and Properly Prescribed Drug are the 3rd Leading Cause of Death in the U.S. according to an Article published in Jama a few years back.
As far as turning blue if you have too big of a particle size it can happen. If you get Sovereign Silver or a silver of the quality you don't have to worry about that. Generally that has happened to people that make their own.
The funniest part of your article is how you quote
"because all the evidence indicates that ingesting silver in an form or amount is risky and that ingesting it doesn't offer any benefits at all." (From Rosemary Jacobs)"
Completely ignoring all of the people on this very page that have had benefits of all kind even going from positive to negative for Herpes. Weigh out the risks and side effects of Silver Vs. Herpes Meds and see which is safer.
And then end with a statment to make anyone that disagrees with your propaganda sound like a nut job.
"if you decide to do more research on colloidal silver, be prepared to encounter "true believers" - people who are fervently and emotionally invested in colloidal silver, almost beyond reason."
"True Believers" Meaning people that actually have used it and had positive results unlike yourself who have not used it at all...Yeah watch out for those True Believers...lol
Wow Bravo, brilliantly well thought out piece of intentional dis-information.
Any intelligent person would have to ask themselves. Why would someone come to a site like this on a page filled with positive experiences of Colloidal Silver and post such well constructed argument against it with links and documentation, wording, binds and double binds and other psychological persuasion tactic meant to create fear and discredit it?
And also make any other arrangement look like it's from a nut JOB.
Who would have the time, to do this and what would be their motivation after seeing so many positive reviews and especially since that person has never had a bad experience using it themselves.
Well you can scare people all you want colloidal silver has helped me before but it pales in comparison to the best, cheapest remedy of all time which is totally free...Urine Therapy, they can't pass a law to stop that one and they can't charge for it.
All people with health problems a should do their research and study "Urine Therapy" It worked 100 times better then Silver for me and everyone that I know who has tried it. Costs nothing and lead to the best health of my life.
And there is a ton of documentation and research but watch for the massive dis-information because if the power of this ever becomes wide spread BIG PHARMA will go under. And nearly everything you read by someone that has not been healed by it is an attack! But almost everyone that has actually used it swears by it!
PS: I'm very disappointed that Earth Clinic would even post this man David's post. I hope in all fairness they post this reply to it."
06/21/2010: Rob from Manhattan, New York replies: "I believe that caution is necessary...a condition known as Argyria where the skin turns a greyish blue is rare but devastating & irreversible. There is a man in my neighborhood with it, enough to scare me away from it.. as no one can tell me how much intake will cause it..
(I should ask the person with condition)
quote "People with argyria are often heavily discriminated against and can have difficulty finding and keeping jobs or being accepted in society"
I believe there are other just as effective anti-microbials without the risk.... essential oils for instance..."
06/22/2010: Shari from Richmond, Va replies: "In response to Rob from Manhattan, New York: there are a couple of silver solutions out there now that use the Silver SOl technology, which uses substantially less solver, and bonds the silver to water molecules. It poses none of the potential health risks of colloidal silver, and has all of the benefits. I use it daily, as most of my family does, as well (including my children). That is a product that you should research."
06/25/2010: David from Aurora, Co, Usa replies: "Hi, I'm the guy who posted the lengthy letter above on possible side effects dated 4/29/10. I haven't been back to this discussion since then, and I stopped by to post some additional info.
But first, a friendly reply to Mark from Las Vegas whose comment is above, dated 6/21/2010.
Mark, I'm genuinely interested in learning the truth. I came here to openly share what I had been learning from my own research as I tried to find out for myself about colloidal silver. I had read everything on EC about it and then went on to other sources.
I assure you that I have no connection with any other organization; I'm definitely NOT a big fan of pharmaceuticals and generally refuse to use them if I have an alternative (but they do have their uses); and my posting was not intended as any kind of intentional disinformation. I have no vested interest on any side of this discussion, and no personal axe to grind.
I fully expected that there might be some more-or-less objective dialog in response to the issues I raised. What I certainly didn't expect was such a scathing, sarcastic, and personal attack. Nor did I ever expect my motives to be so violently impugned. Live and learn.
So Mark, my apologies to you, if any are due - I seem to have pushed one of your hot buttons! But I assure you that it was accidental and not part of a campaign against other posters on this discussion forum. I've spent literally dozens of hours on EC reading up on all kinds of issues. I've learned a ton of good stuff here; have used a number of the remedies to very good effect; and am highly grateful to the EC community.
I came back here today because I wanted to add some contrasting info to my prior post . . .
I e-mailed a copy of that earlier posting to a couple of very good friends of mine (who live far away). They are a husband and wife team who produce and sell colloidal silver. We have a warm and healthy relationship and we often wrestle over issues quite bluntly, without wasting words. (These folks are closer to me than my own brother and I trust them immensely.) Up until this time, we hadn't really talked much about colloidal silver. Too much else going on, and we always have lots to talk about.
Here is their personal reply to me about colloidal silver:
"I guess that this makes us "Silverers" (as in, "Truthers", "Birthers")?
1.) "Argyria" is ONLY possible with NON-colloidal silver. NO case of argyria has EVER been proven to have occurred from ingestion of TRUE colloidal silver, period.
2.) TRUE colloidal silver (as we make, using a Silvergen SG-7 Auto) is steadily excreted from the body, and has NEVER been shown to accumulate in body tissues.
3.) TRUE colloidal silver has been proven safe and effective against over 650 pathogens, including viruses, bacteria, fungi, and mycoplasmas, INCLUDING MRSA (methycillin-resistant staphylococcus Aureus - aka, Superbug), Flesh-eating bacteria, etc.
4.) NO colloidal-silver susceptible pathogen has EVER been observed to mutate into a colloidal-silver-resistant strain, which means that, if it has EVER killed anthrax, smallpox, diphtheria, tetanus, colorectal cancer, influenza, pneumonia, etc., (and it has), it still will.
5.) As a self-test, I consumed one 750ml bottle of our own colloidal silver (15 ppm, measured with a Hanna meter) every day for a MONTH, with ZERO undesirable side effects. Am I blue? Nope.
6.) Seeing that TRUE colloidal silver has ALL of these PROVEN characteristics (effective, safe, cheap, no side effects), PLUS it cannot be patented, just how much of an incentive do you think Big Pharma might have to spread DISinformation about it at every opportunity?
7.) We have about 13 years' experience with making and using our own, which is 13 years of first-hand experience, plus the accumulated reports of "anecdotal" evidence reported by other "users". Believe me, that the "placebo" effect is featured in none of these astounding reports.
8.) ALL of the "friendly bacteria" which are killed by colloidal silver (that we are aware of) are in the gut, and we recommend using a probiotic alternately with the colloidal silver (silver one day, probiotics the next). This can be avoided entirely by swishing the colloidal silver around in the mouth for a couple of minutes before swallowing. Most will be absorbed directly through the mucosa of the mouth, throat, and esophagus, with little or none entering the gut. This is how we use it.
"In a survival situation, however, I would not hesitate to take a whole bottle all at once, and deal with any undesirable "sequellae" such as indigestion when and if it happened.
"We rest our case. We know not what course others may take but as for me and my family, we will serve the Lord and use the silver."
I (David) then followed up with a couple of comments and questions to them:
My Comment to them: Regarding the video on Paul Karason who turned blue from colloidal silver - further research suggests he was using cheap, relatively unsophisticated technology and ingesting a whole bunch of silver oxide byproduct which is what turned him blue.
My Question to them: What distinguishes a "TRUE colloidal silver" from riskier preparations?
Their reply to me: Particle size. Cheaper/faster methods of producing the silver solution result in larger clumps of above-colloidal sized particles which must be kept in suspension via use of salts, protein compounds, etc. So ANY product claiming to be "colloidal" or "ionic" silver which has ANYTHING in it but 99.99 % pure silver and steam-distilled water is to be avoided like the plague.
My next comment to them: So I guess I gotta give some credit here to 13 years of experience, huh! OK. You've got it.
My Question to them: I'm probably opening myself up to a shot in the head here, but what the heck . . .
What about the idea that the "beneficial effects of colloidal silver can be attained using other, safer, readily-available substances - often at less expense"?
Their reply to me: "Safer"? Safer than NO undesirable side effects, even with massive meta-therapeutic doses such as I administered to myself? "Cheaper"? Cheaper than (discounting the cost of the generator) about $1 worth of materials to know with 100% certainty that you can STOP over 650 different pathogens (especially including ones Â MRSA, Flesh-eating bacteria, e.g.Â for which the "Merchants of Death" [M.D.s] have ZERO effective pharmaceuticals? "Readily-available"? Readily available from a Merchant of Death? Go to http://www.silvergen.com for a ton of accurate info. We use their SG-7 Pro model, and have been for almost 10 years (we upgraded from a smaller unit in 2001.)
And so EC folks, that was the end of my conversation on colloidal silver with these beloved friends. Just thought I'd share that additional perspective with you.
David from Aurora"
01/22/2012: Danielle from Slc, Ut replies: "To Dabid from Aurora. I would be very interested in talking to you more about this. I have a few questions about what your friends said! Reply back. Thanks"
09/06/2012: Mark from Las Vegas replies: "Hi David, I very glad to you decided to do more research and you followed up to your post on Colldial Silver. I came back to this thread again to get the name of the silver generator your friends use as I'd like to start making my own.
I have one generator now, but I have always felt S-n Brand to be safer. What can I say I trust a big company with a a lot to lose over a $100 unit. But I'd like to start making my own if I can match that level of quality.
I also found that I once I increased my dose of silver to 1 table spoon 3 times a day it worked much, much better. I only take it as needed.
Also David... You might ask your friend about iv7 (silver dihydrogen citrate) and see what they know about that. It's not pure silver, but is much smaller than any colldial silver and has some very interesting benefits. It's not for long term use.
Here is a video of one man's experience.
PS: For all readying. The best things I have found are...
1. The Power of Belief and EFT.
2. Urine Therapy
3. Colldial Silver (S-n Brand)
4. Lugol's Iodine
With those I went from off and on anti-biotics to not taking an anti-biotic in over 4 years. In generally great health and not being sick for more than 48 hours. Except for food poisoning once and now I know to keep "Activated Charcoal" in the house for that!"
[SIDE EFFECTS] 02/08/2010: Cathy from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia: "I have been ingesting 5ml of Colloidal Silver per day for a week and it has make me sick. I have a sore throat and feel terrible. I won't be using it again."Replies
09/06/2012: Mark from Las Vegas replies: "That's called a Detox. Unless you have a rare silver alergy. Some things don't work for some people. I personally can't use Lauricidin I get very sick everytime and never saw any benefit. Silver works for me."
[SIDE EFFECTS] 07/13/2009: Julles from Portsmouth, England: "First I took hydrogen peroxide for 3 weeks, for what seemed like flu, and candida, and I have hypothothyroidism and I get very cold on public transport, the windows being wide open in all weathers , and I also live in a draughty and cold house, the hydrogen peroxide didnt seem to be working fast enough, or the cider vinegar or the cayenne - so I got some collidal silver, as I suffered from these conditions for way too long now, and take 1 teaspoon of colloidal silver twice a day, as I catch cold easily, probably due to faulty amalgums.
I did not expect to experience very bad cold sweats, and nausea, this coldness and sweat will not go away, and is very debilitating resulting in many changes of clothes, also aching gums, and tiredness, is this a continuing herxeimer effect, or am I not doing something right? I have a healthy diet with lots of fruit and veg, and have lately started taking live yogurt, and also lemon juice."Replies
08/10/2009: Connie from Manitowoc, Wisconsin replies: "It might be Herx :/ The first day I used silver my upper jaw area hurt, especially near the ears and sinus. And I'm currently trying to get rid of a sore throat and sinus infection. I was bit by a tic years ago and did not notice a rash, but now I have symptoms of Lyme disease."
11/19/2009: Scooter from Yanceyville, Nc replies: "When you are taking several powerful remedies for the same thing your body may get confused. It would be wise to take just one for awhile and wait for its results and then change to another. When I started taking Colloidal Silver I stopped taking the apple cider vinegar on a daily basis. Before taking the CS I had a unusual pain in my chest area behind my left breast. When I started taking the CS the pain started moving until it was over my right breast. I pondered what to do, stop taking or keep taking the silver. In the meantime, I always developed this belching problem when I started on the CS. I decided to keep taking it b/c I felt strongly it was doing my body some good. After 2 weeks the pain that I had been experiencing in my chest for several yrs now is completelt GONE!!! And the belching has decreased quite a bit. I believe CS is good for human comsumption, but one much use good common sense and use it wisely. If the pain in my chest had increased after 2 wks I would have stopped taking the silver. Personally, I feel it cleaned out my arteries. Oh, I use to get mouth cankers that last at least 3 miserible weeks. I got one last one that never fully developed and it is totally gone! I beleive CS works as a detox and as a repairer of harm that has been done to the body whatever causes. Thank God for its existence and availability!"
09/02/2010: Terry from Qulin, Missouri replies: "In reference to a person turning blue from Colloidal Silver... that only happens if a person incorrectly makes their own. However, the statement that argyria or turning blue is irreversible is not true. It was discovered that semsc selenium would slowly chelate the silver out of the body, but may take a couple of years. I believe nothing is irreversible or uncurable, we just have not found or released the solution yet."
Sinus Infection, Sore Throat
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 08/08/2009: Connie from Manitowoc, Wisconsin: "My brother loves colloidal silver so the other day I bought a bottle of silver solution and a nice little book about it. And a big bottle of colloidal minerals with humic acid. I asked the clerk if they sold humic acid and she said no, but when I read the ingredients in the colloidal minerals it was on the list. I took a teaspoon of silver the first day and felt my sinus and sore throat getting better soon afterward. One more dose yesterday, plus two tablespoons of colloidal minerals, in water, and an iodine pill (5 mg as molecular iodine, 5 mg as sodium iodide, and 2.5 mg as potassium iodide = 8,333% of US daily value), and a half teaspoon of ascorbic acid. One teaspoon magnesium sulfate before bed. The same today minus the ascorbic acid and magnesium sulfate. The nagging sore throat and sinus infection that I've been battling for about a year feels like it's finally going away.
It feels sometimes like the bones in my jaw and sinus ache though. But not at the moment, so maybe it hurt like that because of the ascorbic acid. The 3,000 mg of ascorbic acid didn't help my mood like the 3,000 mg of pills with the rose hips do. And both give me a little bladder/urinary tract pain. So maybe it's too acidic. I was trying to avoid the additives by using ascorbic acid powder. My midsection is visibly slimmer this morning, yay!"