Colloidal Silver Stops Monkeypox Virus and
The Monkeypox virus is very similar to the human smallpox
virus. Indeed, both viruses are in the
same family of viruses known as Poxviridae.
Like the smallpox
virus, the monkeypox virus can be transmitted to
humans. In fact, symptoms of monkeypox virus can be difficult to distinguish from those
of smallpox virus. Worse yet, monkeypox can be deadly, particularly for people with
weakened immune systems.
Wikipedia, Monkey pox virus is usually transmitted to humans from rodents,
pets, and primates through contact with the animal's blood or through a bite.
(You might remember news headlines back in 2003 regarding an outbreak of monkey
pox virus in the U.S. midwest, among owners of pet
Here’s the good
news: Both monkeypox
virus and smallpox virus have been demonstrated in clinical studies to be “significantly”
sensitive to various forms of antimicrobial silver. Learn more below…
Hi, Steve Barwick here, for The Silver Edge…
Even some of the most exotic of viruses have been
demonstrated in laboratory test tube studies to be sensitive to silver. And the scientists behind those studies claim
this effectiveness against exotic viruses proves silver is worth investigating
as “a potential therapeutic antiviral agent.”
For example, according to a clinical lab study published in
volume 3, number 4, April 2008 edition of Nanoscale Research Letters,
very small silver particles (10 nm in size) significantly inhibited the
infectivity of the Monkeypox virus.
The study was
conducted in conjunction with the Applied Biotechnology Branch, Human
Effectiveness Directorate of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. The
study’s authors concluded:
“These results demonstrate that silver-based
nanoparticles of approximately 10 nm inhibit Monkey Pox Virus infection in
vitro, supporting their potential use as an anti-viral therapeutic.”
In other words, the
researchers are basically saying that silver’s effectiveness against an exotic
animal virus like the one that causes Monkeypox clearly
demonstrates that it should further be investigated as a therapeutic antiviral
Another Study: Nanosilver Inhibits
lab study, published in 2008 in the journal Nanoscale
Research Letters, was titled “A Preliminary Assessment of Silver
Nanoparticle Inhibition of Monkeypox Virus Plaque
In this in vitro (i.e., test tube) study,
researchers used the monkeypox virus Zaire strain,
which was originally obtained from a fatally infected human in Zaire and shown
to be fatal in monkeys, as well. The
virus was tested under biosafety level 3 conditions in order to prevent infection
of the researchers.
In this study,
researchers used what’s called a “plaque reduction assay test.” The idea of the
test was to determine whether or not the addition of nanosilver
to viral-infected cells being grown in Petri dishes would decrease the rate of
viral replication in the cells, thus demonstrating reduced infectivity of the virus.
Here’s a brief layman’s explanation of
plaque assay testing:
A “plaque” is a circular zone of infected cells in a
laboratory Petri dish. The Petri dish
usually contains monolayers of cells (i.e., layers of cells that are one cell
One or more layers of the cells are then inoculated with a
virus stock and covered with a nutrient medium (usually agar). The nutrient medium causes a gel to form
around the inoculated cells.
As the viruses begin to reproduce within the infected cells,
they start spreading to neighboring cells.
But the gel restricts the spread of new viruses to the closest neighboring cells. In other words, as the newly replicated
viruses leave their inoculated cells to infect other cells, they can only reach
the closest cells to them because of the gel.
As the viral progeny move gradually from neighboring cell to
cell, small circular viral “plaque zones” are created (see the above image),
indicating viral spread (and thus viral infectivity of the cells). Each circular zone gradually expands,
eventually becoming large enough to be seen by the naked eye.
Studying these viral plaques allows researcher to gauge
various factors such as the titer of
the virus stock, which is to say, the concentration of viruses growing in the
sample. This concentration of viral
particles is generally calculated in terms of plaque-forming units (i.e., PFUs)
per milliliter. This is called a “plaque
In a plaque assay reduction
test, the infected cells are then treated with a substance (for example, silver
nanoparticles) so the researchers can watch to see if the PFU count decreases. A decrease in PFU count in the circular viral
plaques would indicate inhibition of viral spread, and thus, inhibition of
viral infectivity of the cells.
Pretty nifty, huh? According to the researchers in the
above-mentioned study, various concentrations of silver nanoparticles of 10 nm
size significantly reduced Monkeypox viral plaque
formation “at all concentrations tested.”
“…our results indicate that the silver-containing nanoparticles
with a diameter of approximately 10 nm (Ag-PS-10) were the most effective at
inhibiting Monkeypox virus infectivity as demonstrated
by the statistically significant reduction in Monkeypox
virus plaque formation at all concentrations tested.”
concluded, “These results demonstrate
that silver-based nanoparticles of approximately 10 nm inhibit Monkeypox virus infection in vitro, supporting their
potential use as an anti-viral therapeutic.”
Once again, we see
clinical researchers noting that the ability of silver to reduce the
infectivity of the exotic Monkeypox virus supports
the idea that silver has potential as an effective anti-viral therapy.
Not surprisingly, in another laboratory clinical
study published in the Pharmaceutical Chemistry Journal back
in September 1992, researchers discovered that that two different preparations
of colloidal silver showed amazing efficacy against the smallpox virus, which is in the same family as the monkeypox virus.
Two medical-grade colloidal silver preparations were used,
one called Collargol, and one called Protargol. The latter was apparently a diluted preparation.
The study showed a 700 times reduction in the concentration
of viral particles when Protargol was applied, and a
whopping 11,000 times reduction in viral particles when the more highly
concentrated Collargol was applied.
Kills Other Viruses,
According to the Colloidal Silver Kills
Viruses website, antimicrobial silver has been demonstrated in lab studies
to kill an astonishing array of viruses.
The articles at the links below also demonstrate the
profound effectiveness of antimicrobial silver against viruses that have been
demonstrated in laboratory tests:
· Antiviral Action of Silver
Nanoparticles Against HIV 1 (AIDS virus)
· Silver Effective Against Human
Immunodeficiency Virus, Hepatitis B Virus, Herpes Simplex Virus, Respiratory
Syncytial Virus, and Monkey Pox Virus
· Silver Reduces Infectivity
of Tacaribe Virus
· Silver Inhibits H1N1 Influenza
· Silver Inhibits Hepatitis B
· Silver-coated Condoms Stop
Infectivity of HIV and Herpes Simplex Virus
· A Clinical Review of Colloidal
Silver’s Effectiveness Against Respiratory
· Patent for Antiviral Colloidal
· Using Silver Hydrosol Against Respiratory Viruses – a Clinical
· Silver Nanoparticles as
Broad-spectrum Bactericidal and Virucidal Compounds
· Silver Nanoparticles as
Potential Antiviral Agents
· Silver Nanoparticles Neutralize
Hemorrhagic Fever Viruses (i.e., Ebola)
As you can see, there’s more than enough clinical evidence
for researchers to continue investigating antimicrobial silver for its profound
antiviral qualities, and to work on developing a silver-based antiviral
Unfortunately, they have yet to do so. But in the meantime, you can always make your
own high-quality colloidal silver, for just a few pennies per batch.
Your Own High-Quality
Silver For Pennies
Colloidal silver can be
purchased at just about any local health food store, or through a number of
online sources including Amazon.com.
it’s quite literally one of the most expensive and heavily marked-up natural
supplements in existence.
food store owners, for example, often charge as much as $20-$30 for a tiny
four-ounce bottle. Yet the cost to manufacture four ounces of
colloidal silver is about 12 cents. Yes, I said twelve cents.
course, people are willing to pay through the nose for colloidal silver, since
it’s safe and natural, and works so well against germs, mold, fungus, and yes,
thankfully, there’s no need to pay such exorbitant prices for colloidal silver
when you can make your own, quickly and easily, in the comfort and privacy of
your own home, for about 36 cents a quart.
Yes, you can make colloidal silver yourself for its actual cost,
and altogether skip the sky-high mark-ups charged by health food stores!
you’re interested in learning how to make your own high-quality colloidal
silver at home, for about 36 cents a quart, here are some
additional short articles you might want to take a look at:
· Make Your Own Colloidal Silver
How Simple It Is to Make Your Own Colloidal Silver
· Learn What Others Say About
Making Their Own Colloidal Silver
· Get Your FREE Colloidal Silver
Safe Dosage Report Here
Why the Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator Has Been The World’s
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Meanwhile, I’ll be back next week with another great article on
Yours for the safe, sane and responsible
use of colloidal silver,
Steve Barwick, author
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