I was scared for years to take CS because, well lets face it, the stuff sounds just Too Good To Be True. and I've tried lots of things that caused new problems instead of fixing the old ones. from conventional Rx & OTCs & Antibiotics eventually to Herbals & Supplements & Folk Remedies galore. and only ever found a few that safely worked for me. I am a Canary, with a lot of health issues and a wonky immune system… any weird side effect or new way for my system to get unbalanced, I'm sure to experience it.
I finally took the leap in Sept after coming down with something awful that none of my usual trusted remedies could fix… I was getting really sick really fast, and more scared of that than the silver. in less than 12 hours i'd gone from "a little sore throat" to Barely Functional- and I can't do Rx Antibiotics! So I dragged off to the store and tried a sovereign silver nasal spray, squirting just a few sprays into the back of my throat, terrified some new awful would happen. instead, half an hour later… I realized my terribly sore throat- had simply stopped being sore. my foggy thinking began to clear. my chills disappeared. and I became intensely sleepy, I had to go straight to bed and I slept 10 hours unwaking which is phenomenal since for years i'd habitually awakened every 2-3 hours to use the bathroom. I slept all night!
Next day, I felt groggy and my joints ached, muscles twitched all over. I took a little more silver, reasoning I was still alive after the last micro-dose. immediately my tongue became sore & red and my nose began draining and I had a coughing fit that lasted 10 minutes. BUT- my head cleared again and my body pain went away. Sore throat stayed gone. Weird "strawberry tongue" & other side effects eventually went away too.
so, after a few hours when I felt the chills and "sliding back downhill" prodrome coming on again, I tried a bit more… similar Good/Bad effects as before…some diarrhea, another sore tongue, more sneezing & drainage… this sort of thing went on for the next several days following each dose. Since overall I kept improving more than not, I reasoned, I was experiencing odd Herxheimer effects. Eventually, the strange effects faded and some very good and lasting things have replaced them.
i continue to take sovereign silver every day, I am up to about half the manufacturers recommended dosing (again, I am a Canary & very sensitive) and the only Herx I continue to experience is a nose that runs like a faucet.
The Good: much clearer head- no more "brain fog" 80% of the time! I sleep most of the night, waking once to use bathroom or sometimes not at all. my digestion and elimination are much improved, IBS down by more than half. After 10+ years of bad Chronic Fatigue- I HAVE A LIFE AGAIN! Sure I still get Way Too Tired- but it is no longer unrelenting- I have more energy than in years, which for me means at least several good hours every day- and some days all good! A chronic low grade sinus infection and stubborn nasal sores- GONE. Itchy watery eyes- Mostly GONE. Bleeding from between two molars- GONE most of the time. When food gets stuck in the gap, it will start again- more Silver- and its gone again for days! Itching, Flaking Skin- not gone, but ever so much improved.
One more awesomely unexpected blessing: for years I had Persistent Stomach Bloating which several drs ignored ("its nothing"- "just IBS" - "you are getting older")… I often looked 5 months pregnant and my guts would ache… I lost no weight, but it dawned on me during the holidays that I was Enjoying Food, my guts didn't hurt so often, and omg- my stomach is flat again! Most of the time! I had this unidentified problem for years- and it is just GONE, almost all the time now!
So I figure… well, if eventually I turn silver- you know what, I will wear it proudly because I am that thankful for all the Good that CS has done for me personally.
Also, I've realized that most of the posters claiming horror stories about silver have any more back up than the rest of us who praise it do… it's just mostly Anecdotal. Actual cases of Argyria seem few and most of the documentation does seem to indicate substantial overuse. including that one lady who became so bitter and has spent the rest of her life vilifying the mineral. I did once work with a fellah who had it, tho I didn't know why he looked so odd until later- he was the healthiest one of us- never took a sick day! Always smiling too, and a ball of energy. maybe he was wearing his silver with pride as well :)
I wrote a book, sorry. but I hope my story helps someone else in their own decision-making process, one way or the other.
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.
I discovered the beneficial effects of colloidal silver years ago and will never be without it in my medicine cabinet. I've used it for infections, 'flu, colds, and as a preventative when I think I've been exposed to some contaminant.
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.