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Silver Causes Dead Germs to Massacre Live Germs

 

Researchers from Hebrew University in Jerusalem have discovered that when bacteria are killed by silver, the dead germs go on a killing spree against live germs.

 

In essence, the dead bacteria act as sponge-like repositories for the silver, and then leach that silver into the rest of the colony, killing other nearby bacteria in a zombie-like chain reaction that continues until the entire colony is wiped out. 

 

In the Transmission Electron Microscope image from the study (below), you can see the dead bacteria filled with hundreds of tiny particles of silver.  These dead, silver-laden microbes will go on to kill huge swathes of live microbes inside the colony they belong to. 

 

Here’s the latest scoop on this ground-breaking new study which sheds profound new light on how silver can so efficiently and effectively kill off entire colonies of bacteria, preventing infection and disease from spreading…

 

Hi, Steve Barwick here, for The Silver Edge

 

Most clinical researchers agree that silver kills bacteria in a three-fold manner. 

 

But what happens afterwards is what researchers had not realized, until now, thanks to brand new research from the Hebrew University at Jerusalem.

 

You see, when silver comes into contact with a bacterium, silver ions begin attaching to the cell wall of the pathogen, releasing nascent oxygen, which in turn inactivates the pathogen through a process called catalytic oxidation.  

 

It’s similar to the way hydrogen peroxide works, i.e., a burst of oxygen is transferred electro-chemically from the silver to the pathogen, stunning and partially disabling it. 

 

Then, the catalytic oxidation causes a series of chemical changes to the cell wall of the pathogen.  These chemical changes block the pathogen’s energy transfer and respiration systems.  The pathogen is still alive at this point, but it’s like a ship at sea that’s lost its engines. 

 

Next, the silver ruptures the weakened cell wall of the bacterium, and is absorbed into it, at which point it damages the pathogen’s DNA, preventing it from replicating.  Since the bacterium can no longer replicate, the infection can no longer spread. 

 

Finally, with all of this damage, the bacterium eventually dies. 

 

But What Happens Next Will Stun You

 

Thanks to brand new research from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, it’s now known what happens after the silver kills the bacterium.

 

TEM image showing hundreds of tiny silver micro-particles inside the bodies of dead bacteria – the silver particles are then leached to live bacteria in the same colony, killing them as well. (Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.)
According to the Israeli researchers, once a bacterium is killed by silver it acts like a sponge, continuing to attract and absorb tiny silver particles from its surroundings. 

And because the dead bacterium is part of a bacterial colony, the silver that’s been absorbed continues to kill other bacteria around it.

 

In their study, the Israeli researchers liken the process to the so-called “zombie apocalypse.”

 

The dead bacteria killed by the tiny silver particles “infect” the remaining live bacteria in the colony with the silver they’ve absorbed, thereby killing them as well.

 

As one news writer stated in an article in the online magazine, Science: 

 

The zombie apocalypse may be more than just a horror story for some bacteria.  New research shows that when exposed to a microbe-slaying silver solution, the germs can “go zombie,” wiping out their living compatriots even after death.  The results may explain silver's long-lasting antibacterial power…”

 

According to the Science article:

 

To uncover this grisly mechanism, scientists first killed a sample of the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa using a solution of silver nitrate (which works by releasing silver ions that can be absorbed by the bacteria – ED).

 

Then, they carefully separated the dead bacteria from the silver solution.  When they exposed living bacteria to the dead bacteria, they witnessed a microscopic massacre: Up to 99.99% of the living bacteria met their doom.

 

The Science article goes on to state:

 

Using electron microscopy, the researchers imaged the dead bacteria and discovered what caused them to go on their killing spree. Reservoirs of silver nanoparticles had built up in their corpses, indicating that the dead bacteria act like sponges, soaking up silver as they die.

The stored silver can then leach out to the environment, "especially if the environment contains other sponges for that silver," says chemist David Avnir of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the senior author of the new study.  "In our case, the other sponge is a living bacterium
."

 

In other words, when exposed to silver, the bacteria soak up far more of it than what’s needed to actually kill them.  Even after they're dead, the bacteria continue to attract and absorb tiny silver micro-particles.

 

These dead bacterial cells act like little storage bins, full of submicroscopic particles of silver.   And since bacteria live in colonies, other nearby bacteria then absorb the silver from the dead bacteria next to them as it gradually leaches out.  As a result, the nearby live bacteria are likewise killed off. 

 

The process then spreads throughout the entire colony, like a domino effect, leaving nothing but dead microbes in its wake, thus abating infection and stopping the disease process in its tracks.

 

This is Why Tiny Silver Micro-Particles Rule!


TEM image of micro-particle colloidal silver as low as .8 nm in size – a fraction of a single nanometer!

I believe the new clinical study discussed above clearly demonstrates the profound importance of having access to tiny silver micro-particles when using colloidal silver to help the body fight off an active infection.

 

Indeed, while conventional colloidal silver brands can contain silver particles and clusters as large as 1,000 nm, a typical infectious microbe such as the one used in the clinical study discussed above (i.e., Pseudomonas aeruginosa) can also be as large as 1,000 nm.








Conventional colloidal silver particles and clusters some as small as 200 nm but most around 1,000 nm in size – far too large to be effective.

And in such a case, of course, the infectious microorganisms would not be able to absorb the silver particles, because they’re essentially the same size as the microbe itself.

Such large silver particles would, of course, attach to a pathogen and ultimately kill it.  But it could not be absorbed into the pathogen to create the reservoir of tiny silver particles that stimulates the “zombie effect” witnessed by the Hebrew University researchers.

 

Even if the silver particles were only 100 nm in size (i.e., the upper size limit of what can be considered a silver nanoparticle), a bacterium that was 1,000 nm in size could only absorb a mere few of them at most, which would not be enough to continue killing surrounding microbes afterwards. 

 

But tiny silver micro-particles such as those produced by a Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge are as small as .8 nm, which is to say, a fraction of a single nanometer. 

 

So infectious microbes that are 1,000 nm in size could potentially absorb hundreds and hundreds of these tiny silver micro-particles each, and then spread them throughout the colony killing other microbes in a growing chain reaction, until the entire colony is dead.    

 

See the above micrograph from the clinical study, in which the tiny submicroscopic silver particles can be seen as dark granules inside the dead oval-shaped bacteria, and you’ll understand exactly what I’m talking about. 

 

In short, the smaller the silver particles are the more silver the infectious microbes can absorb, like sponges, and then leach to nearby live bacteria in the same colony.  This in turn increases the speed and efficiency at which entire bacterial colonies can be killed off, and the infectious disease process can be abated. 

 

But with larger silver particles, this process is not nearly as efficient and effective, if at all.  This is another important reason why silver micro-particles are so vastly superior to conventional colloidal silver particles. 

 

When you have the ability to produce tiny, submicroscopic silver particles as low as .8 nm in size, infectious microbes can absorb vast multitudes more of them. And as they die, they then leach those tiny silver micro-particles into the rest of the colony, staunching the infectious process faster and more effectively than could ever happen with conventional-sized silver particles. 

 

It’s an amazing chain reaction process that until now, clinical researchers were completely unaware of!

 

How to Make Your Own

Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver

 

A Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge allows you to make your own high-quality micro-particle colloidal silver for less than 36 cents a quart.

 

Compare that to major health food store brands which usually cost between $20 and $30 for a tiny, four-ounce bottle, and you’ll see that the savings are astonishing. 

 

In fact, compared to health food store prices for colloidal silver, your very first one-quart batch of micro-particle colloidal silver actually pays for the entire cost the generator. 

 

Do you know of any other health product that literally pays for itself the very first time you use it?

 

Obviously, having the ability to make your own high-quality micro-particle colloidal silver for only pennies per quart is about as close as you’ll ever get to having "free" colloidal silver for the rest of your life, any time you or a family member, friend or loved one needs it. 

 

And because the silver particles produced by this amazing breakthrough in colloidal silver-making technology are as low as .8 nm – a fraction of a single nanometer – their effectiveness against colonies of pathogenic microbes is astonishing. 

 

Because of their extremely small size, the tiny, submicroscopic silver particles are up to 1,000 times more bioavailable than conventional silver particles.  This means the human body is able to absorb 99-100% of the silver, send it throughout the body to kill pathogens, and then excrete it with ease, afterwards.

 

Plus, it’s now known that these tiny silver micro-particles are able to kill off entire colonies of pathogens with far greater effectiveness than conventional colloidal silver particles, because of the “zombie effect” described above. 

 

Perhaps that’s why so many thousands upon thousands of people absolutely rave over the effectiveness of their homemade micro-particle colloidal silver, as you can see at this web page full of real-life colloidal silver success stories. 

 

Learn More…

 

If you’d like to learn more about making your own high-quality colloidal silver for just pennies per quart, you can…

 

·      Read how unbelievably simple it is to make your own high-quality colloidal silver for less than 36 cents a quart, here.

 

·      Learn why the Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator is the world’s #1 best-selling colloidal silver generator, here.

 

·      Save a whopping $100 on a brand new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator, click here.

 

Meanwhile, I’ll be back next week with another great article on colloidal silver….

 

Yours for the safe, sane and responsible use of colloidal silver,

SteveSig2010

Steve Barwick, author
The Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual

 

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