Last Modified on Jun 14, 2015
While researchers debate the efficacy of colloidal silver, patient reports solidify the compound as not only effective but useful on a variety of levels. A silver residue of sorts, colloidal silver has been used as a medical treatment aid for decades and continues to be used by practitioners of holistic medicine today. Silver is a substance found naturally in food and water that, when used in moderation, has a number of positive effects on the health.
What is Colloidal Silver?
Colloidal silver and formulations of various silver salts have been used since the early 20th century. The compound is considered a colloid, which consists of miniscule silver particles suspended in liquid. Available specifically as an alternative medicine, colloidal silver is often considered a “cure-all” as it has so many purposes. Although the supplement is an effective treatment option for many ailments, care must be taken when using it because it can cause some adverse effects including allergic reactions, interactions with prescription medication and discoloration of the skin.
Health Benefits of Colloidal Silver
While many medical proponents believe colloidal silver peaked as a popular treatment in the 1920s and 1930s, it is still available on the market and remains a viable treatment option. In fact, the compound is still often found in mainstream medications, particularly those used to combat fungus in the body.
Additionally, colloidal silver can be used to treat a variety of common conditions including those of the skin, digestive system and others. The compound is most often used to treat burns, as it repairs skin and tissue damage, and to prevent scars. Rashes, cysts and acne can also be treated using the compound.
As it is an easily digestible compound that readily absorbs into the organs, colloidal silver is particularly important for boosting the immune system. It can also be used to treat colds, flu viruses, intestinal parasites, bladder and urinary tract infections and a variety of other conditions.
Colloidal silver has been used as a health remedy throughout history and continues to be an effective treatment option today. With applications ranging from minor skin conditions to more severe digestive and cardiovascular disease, colloidal silver is and will continue to be an important natural remedy.
Ted from Bangkok has always advised that after people make their own colloidal silver then they should always add 3 or 4 drops of 0.5% hydrogen peroxide to this colloidal solution. Ted has also mentioned that adding the HP actually helped to make the colloidal or ionic silver smaller in size by unclumping it. I wondered about this and tried to find some evidence for it.
This article seems to confirm that adding HP to CS actually makes the colloidal particles even smaller. It also mops up any stray silver particles in the solution -- making them ionic. So adding HP to a CS solution makes it even safer. And so this colloidal silver with HP, when supplemented, is also much more able to penetrate every nook and cranny in the body more efficiently because of CS's smaller ionic size. The other thing that adding HP does for colloidal silver is that it adds HP's excellent cell oxygenating capability and microbial killing capability to the CS solution.
And, as the article clearly states from research, that's why just adding a few drops of HP to a CS solution will make that solution 100 times stronger and more efficacious against microbes than just using CS solution alone.
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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 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?
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[YEA] 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.
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Yatesville, Pennsylvania, USA
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[YEA] 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] 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.
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!
Colloidal Silver Experiment: Is CS just water?
I have been using a colloidal silver generator. I have given away the resulting silver a couple of times. I look at it and feel a little silly telling anyone it will help. While I have seen Colloidal Silver help my family with health problems, anyone could claim we are experiencing a placebo effect or that it is all in our heads.
So, while unloading groceries, I came upon an idea for testing it out. I mixed equal parts of filtered water and tomato paste and put it in a plastic cup and covered it with a coffee filter and rubber band. I mixed equal parts of tomato paste and colloidal silver the same way. I put the cups in the laundry room.
Today, six days later, I remembered my experiment. I opened up the silver/tomato paste cup and found a couple of spots of mold on the top. Hmmm...I opened the water/tomato paste and the top was covered with mold. You couldn't even see the tomato paste. Ewww....
So, my conclusion is that, indeed, when I generate colloidal silver, though it just looks like water, it is not! It is way better than water! :) I also believe that I can conclude that Colloidal Silver has anti-mold properties.
~Mama to Many~
EC: Fabulous experiment! Thanks for thinking of it and sharing.
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[YEA] 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!!
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[YEA] 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] 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.
[YEA] 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!
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[YEA] I found that colloidal silver worked well for an eye infection. I researched it a bit online and most people said it was fine.
I made sloppy CS, with mineral water, 9V batteries and a couple of 99.99% silver rods. Then I just used a dropper to drop a few drops of CS in my eye. It worked pretty fast and the infection cleared up. I couldn't tell you the exact strength, but yeah, that's my story!
[YEA] 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.
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[YEA] 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..!
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I am wondering if it is safe to consume salty foods while taking silver products, I just bought a bunch for an abcessed tooth that antibiotics have not helped and Ilost my insurance a few months ago. Could someone please advice me as I have been taking 1/2 ounce for three days and also consuming some salty foods, I really do thank you in advance for your advice. Angie