Can Silver Help Stop the Spread of Nightmare Bacteria?
The World Health Organization is back to calling the 21st century the “post-antibiotic era,” stating that we now live in a world where common infections and minor injuries can kill.
“Far from being an apocalyptic fantasy,” they warn, “the time is soon coming when even minor cut or scrape can result in death from infection by drug-resistant pathogens.”
What’s more, researchers from the CDC are now stating that “nightmare bacteria” are being found in 27 states across the U.S., and in many countries around the world. They claim that millions of Americans are being infected by these drug-resistant bacteria, and that every decade nearly a quarter of a million people die from them.
So why haven’t the medical authorities yet added safe, natural silver to their antibiotic drugs in order to increase their effectiveness? After all, clinical study after study have demonstrated that when silver is added to antibiotic drugs, the effectiveness of those drugs against pathogens are boosted by up to 1,000x.
The answer will probably make you livid. As you’ll see, it’s why many cutting edge natural health doctors are calling on people to keep a good stock of colloidal silver at home, on a “just in case” basis. Here’s the story no one else is reporting…
Hi, Steve Barwick here, for The Silver Edge…
Several times in the past I’ve written about the 2015 clinical study published in the journal Molecules, titled, “Strong and Nonspecific Synergistic Antibacterial Efficiency of Antibiotics Combined with Silver Nanoparticles at Very Low Concentrations Showing No Cytotoxic Effect.”
This study demonstrated that at least 26 of Big Pharma’s failing antibiotic drugs could be restored to full effectiveness against pathogens, as long as silver was added to the drug.
The study also demonstrated that silver could be added without cytotix effect, meaning that in the study, there was no negative effect on healthy human cells from the combination of silver and antibiotic drugs.
In other words, simply put, silver makes antibiotic drugs work better. And it’s safe to use!
Now, medical authorities are back in the news with warnings that Big Pharma’s antibiotic drugs are no longer effective against many bacteria.
Calling these mutating pathogens “nightmare bacteria,” CDC Deputy Director Dr. Anne Schuchat says “they are virtually untreatable,” and as many as half of patients with these infections die.”
What’s more, these “nightmare bacteria” have now been found in 27 states across the U.S. And their numbers are growing.
“I was surprised by the numbers we found,” Dr. Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director of the CDC, told CNN. “Two million Americans get infections from antibiotic resistance, and 23,000 die from those infections each year.”
That’s nearly a quarter million unnecessary deaths every 10 years.
So you’d think Big Pharma would finally be ready to come out with antibiotic drugs with silver added to them. But they don’t. Instead, they continuously claim the evidence for the effectiveness of such a drug combination is too sparse.
But is that really true? Let’s take a quick look at the available evidence and see for ourselves what the truth is…
Silver Kills Drug-Resistant Pathogens
With or Without Antibiotic Drugs!
Here are brief summaries of just four of the most recent clinical studies demonstrating silver to quite literally destroy numerous forms of drug-resistant pathogens:
Clinical Study #1: Colloidal Silver Kills up to 99.7% of Six Multidrug-resistant Superbugs. In this fascinating clinical study published in the World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology in 2010, it was found that antimicrobial silver killed up to 99.7% of drug-resistant bacteria, including some of the most virulent multidrug-resistant strains. The study authors stated: “In our study, antimicrobial silver nanoparticles exerted a bactericidal effect against six drug-resistant bacterial strains… the same nanosilver concentration inhibited 99.7% of erythromycin-resistant Streptococcus pyogenes, 95.7% of ampicillin-resistant E. coli and 92.8% of multidrug-resistant P. aeruginosa.” The researchers further concluded that silver exhibited bactericidal effect rather than merely bacteriostatic effect. That’s important news, because it means the use of antimicrobial silver is so effective against drug-resistant strains, it outright kills them rather than merely inhibiting their growth!
Clinical Study #2: Colloidal Silver Kills Antibiotic-Resistant Staph, E. Coli, Pseudomonas and Salmonella. In this clinical study, titled “Colloidal Silver as a New Antimicrobial Agent,” published in the respected International Journal of Microbiological Research in 2010, the researchers demonstrated that colloidal silver effectively decimated antibiotic-resistant strains of Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Salmonella typhi. The researchers concluded, “Resistant clinical isolates of Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Salmonella typhiwere used as the test organisms. This study demonstrated powerful antimicrobial activity of colloidal silver against all multidrug-resistant clinical pathogens tested.”
Clinical Study #3: Colloidal Silver Kills 49 Different Strains of Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs. In this clinical study titled “The Antimicrobial Efficacy of Silver on Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Isolated From Burn Wounds,” conducted by researchers at the Department of Pathology at West Virginia University, and published in the International Wound Journal in October 2012, a total of 49 different antibiotic-resistant bacteria were isolated from burn wounds and tested against silver. These deadly, drug-resistant pathogens included Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa, multidrug-resistant Vibrio sp, drug-resistant Klebsiella pneumonia, drug-resistant Escherichia coli, multidrug-resistant Acinetobacterbaumannii and 42 others. After exposing these drug-resistant pathogens to antimicrobial silver the researchers concluded, “…all forty-nine antibiotic-resistant bacteria showed susceptibility to the antimicrobial activity of silver…”
Clinical Study #4: Review of Multiple Additional Studies Demonstrating Silver’s Ability to Decimate Drug-Resistant Superbugs. In an extensive review of previous clinical studies on silver’s ability to decimate multidrug-resistant super-pathogens, titled “Silver Nanoparticles: the Powerful Nanoweapon Against Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria,” and published in the February 2012 issue of the prestigious Journal of Applied Microbiology, researchers reviewed and featured about a dozen more clinical studies demonstrating silver’s effectiveness against multidrug-resistant pathogens including Methicillin‐resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Streptococcus mutans, methicillin resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis MRSE), Salmonella typhi, Erythromycin-resistant Streptococcus pyogenes, ampicillin‐resistant Escherichia coli, multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Proteus vulgaris, Klebsiella pneumonia, vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VRSA), and methicillin-resistant Enterococcus faecium among others. The researchers concluded that “silver nanoparticles are the new hope to treat drug-resistant bacteria,” and that silver represents a “multi-actional nanoweapon that can be used for the treatment and prevention of drug‐resistant microbes.” They further concluded, “…silver nanoparticles having bactericidal potential would be used as powerful weapons against the multidrug-resistant bacteria such as Ps. aeruginosa, ampicillin‐resistant E. coli, erythromycin-resistant Strep. pyogenes, MRSA and VRSA.”
As you can see from the above clinical studies, there’s hardly a superbug in existence that hasn’t been demonstrated by clinical research to be sensitive to antimicrobial silver. And yes, as you’ll see below, that includes the deadly MRSA pathogen!
Yet the powers-that-be won’t use it, because they can’t patent, monopolize and make billions of dollars in profits from this safe and completely natural substance.
Colloidal Silver Kills MRSA, Too!
Of course, the most famous of all antibiotic-resistant pathogens is MRSA, which is short for methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureaus. In other words, the MRSA superbug is resistant to almost all know antibiotics, including methicillin, known as the “last resort” of antibiotic drugs.
MRSA, which kills a staggering 1 in 5 of those whose infections go blood borne, has now moved out of the hospitals where it originally started, and into the community.
In fact, the vast majority of new MRSA cases are referred to as CA-MRSA infections, or “community acquired MRSA infections,” because they’re acquired in the general public, i.e., by touching contaminated surfaces such as door knobs, shopping carts, counter tops, movie theater seats, supermarket meats (MRSA now contaminates up to 50% of all supermarket meats), or even simply shaking hands with your neighbor.
But MRSA, too, is highly susceptible to the infection-fighting power of antimicrobial silver. So much so that four more clinical studies have demonstrated silver’s astonishing effectiveness against the deadly MRSA pathogen. Let’s take a quick look at them:
Case Study #1: A Brigham-Young Clinical Study Proves Colloidal Silver Kills MRSA – In this study, conducted at Brigham-Young University, and published in the journal Current Science, it was found that a number of the antibiotic drugs which formerly killed drug-resistant pathogens such as MRSA could actually be restored to full efficacy against the deadly pathogens, but only if a liquid solution of colloidal silver was used in conjunction with the drug! Since these antibiotic drugs had previously lost their effectiveness against the super-pathogens, this study clearly demonstrates that the silver was the deciding factor in the deaths of the deadly drug-resistant pathogens!
Case Study #2: Iranian Clinical Study Proves Silver Increases Effectiveness of Antibiotic Drugs Against Staph – This study was conducted by the Department of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Medical Nanotechnology Research Center at the University of Tehran, Iran, and published in the journal Nanomedicine. It demonstrated that the addition of silver to three specific antibiotics (vancomycin, amoxicillin and penicillin) almost magically renews their effectiveness against today’s most deadly pathogens, including MRSA!
Case Study #3: Taiwanese Clinical Study Proves Colloidal Silver By Itself Kills MRSA – This study was conducted by the Nanya Institute of Technology in Taiwan and published in the journal Colloids Surface B Biointerfaces. It demonstrated that colloidal silver kills both MRSA and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, another deadly and extremely opportunistic superbug. In this study, a special colloidal silver solution was tested on contact surfaces where the deadly pathogens are known to colonize, and from which they can spread to humans. The silver solution proved to be completely effective against both the MRSA and Pseudomonas super-pathogens!
Case Study #4: Czech Clinical Study Proves Silver Particles Kill MRSA – This study was conducted at the Department of Physical Chemistry at Palacky University in the Czech Republic, and published in the prestigious Journal of Physical Chemistry B. The study demonstrated that “…silver particles with a narrow size distribution with an average size of 25 nm showed high antimicrobial and bactericidal activity against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, including multi-resistant strains such MRSA.” The study further demonstrated that very low concentrations of silver could be utilized to destroy MRSA, as long as the silver particles were very small, averaging 25 nm.
So there you have it: Antimicrobial silver has been clinically proven over and over again to be effective against antibiotic-resistant superbugs, including the deadly MRSA pathogen.
Sometimes the effectiveness is credited to mixing silver with specific antibiotic drugs. But oftentimes, the silver by itself did the trick.
That’s why I believe it’s become critical for families like yours and mine to understand how truly effective colloidal silver is against these insidious pathogens.
From a medical standpoint, it’s also vitally important for Big Pharma to get off of their collective rear ends, put the above-described clinical research into practice, and start developing silver-based antibiotic drug combinations so those 23,000 Americans who die from drug-resistant super-pathogens each and every year can be saved.
Professor Jose Ruben Morones-Ramirez of the University of Nuevo León, School of Chemistry, has for over five years now been calling on the drug companies to add silver to antibiotic drugs in order to boost their effectiveness against drug-resistant pathogens.
His research, published in the journal Science Translational Medicine under the title “Silver Enhances Antibiotic Activity Against Gram-Negative Bacteria,” was conducted alongside professor of Biomedical Engineering James J. Collins of Boston University and researchers from the Wyss Institute at Harvard University and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. So these guys are no pikers.
Together, they demonstrated that silver boosts the effectiveness of antibiotic drugs against pathogens by up to 1,000x.
What the Experts Say
My point in writing this article is to demonstrate that medical science has actually known for decades that antimicrobial silver is highly effective against the antibiotic-resistant super-pathogens.
And therefore the current ongoing media scare campaign over “nightmare bacteria” already has a viable answer. The pharmaceutical companies simply aren’t utilizing it.
All the medical authorities have to do is start using silver, either alone, or in combination with existing antibiotic drugs, to put a relatively quick end to this ever-growing crisis. As clinical immunologist Dr. Joseph Weissman stated back in the early 1990’s:
“Today, many antibiotics are losing the battle with germs. Fortunately, the best germ killer, which was discovered over 2,000 years ago, is finally getting the proper attention from medical science – natural silver. I sincerely recommend that everyone have electrically generated colloidal silver in their home as an antiseptic, antibacterial and antifungal agent.”
— Dr. Joseph Weissman, M.D. board certified immunologist and Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California Medical School
As clinical researcher S.M. Foran pointed out over a decade ago:
“Ongoing studies on antibacterial properties of silver…indicate that silver is effective even against bacteria that are already antibiotic-resistant.”
— S.M. Foran, Therapeutic Properties of Silver: an Historical and Technical Review
As researchers writing in the International Wound Journal pointed out in 2012:
“The antibiotic-resistant bacteria are a major concern to wound care because of their ability to resist many of the antibiotics used today to treat infections. Consequently, other antimicrobials, in particular ionic silver, are considered ideal topical agents for effectively helping to manage and prevent local infections.”
— International Wound Journal, 2012 October, 9(5):488-493; The antimicrobial efficacy of silver on antibiotic-resistant bacteria isolated from burn wounds.
As researchers writing in the prestigious Journal of Nanobiotechnology explained in 2011:
“… it is well known that silver ions and silver-based compounds are toxic to microorganisms, possessing strong biocidal effects on at least 12 species of bacteria including multi-resistant bacteria like Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), as well as multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa, ampicillin-resistant E. coli O157: H7 and erythromycin-resistant S. pyogenes…”
— Journal of Nanobiotechnology, September 2011, “Silver nanoparticles are broad-spectrum bactericidal and virucidal compounds”
And finally, as the New York Times pointed out over half a dozen years ago:
“Now, with more and more bacteria developing resistance to antibiotic drugs, some researchers and health care entrepreneurs have returned to silver for another look. This time around, they are armed with nanotechnology, a fast-developing collection of products and skills that helps researchers deploy silver compounds in ways that maximize the availability of silver ions – the element’s most potent form.”
— New York Times, January 10, 2006
Again, the point being this: Silver’s astonishing effectiveness against antibiotic-resistant bacteria has long been known to medical science.
The fact that Big Pharma refuses to utilize silver, while constantly beating the media drums claiming that we’re “running out of options in the war against drug-resistant pathogens,” is an indictment against them for their abysmal failure to act on what’s already known.
Where to Obtain Colloidal Silver
If you’re brand new to colloidal silver usage and are wondering where to buy it, it’s important to know that you can find it in just about any well-stocked health food store in America. It’s also available on Amazon and numerous other websites.
But it can be extremely expensive. In fact, because colloidal silver works so well against numerous forms of infection and disease, it has the highest price mark-up of any nutritional supplement in existence.
The amount of actual silver in a four-ounce bottle of colloidal silver is about five to 12 cents worth. (Yes, I said five to twelve cents.) Yet because that small amount of silver is all it takes to decimate so many different kinds of infections, the manufacturers mark it up about 16,000%, charging a whopping $20 or $30 per bottle.
And people are more than willing to pay through the nose for these commercial colloidal silver products at health food stores because colloidal silver does indeed heal infections and prevent the spread of germs and disease faster and better than any other natural supplement on the planet!
So, commercially speaking, the retail price of colloidal silver at health food stores reflects its value to the consumer far more so than its true cost to produce. But here’s the good news:
Make Your Own High-Quality
Colloidal Silver for Pennies!
As I mentioned, typical health food store prices for colloidal silver can range from $20 to $30 for a tiny, four-ounce bottle.
But with a brand new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge, you can make your own safe, pure, high-quality micro-particle colloidal silver for about 36 cents a quart! In other words, you can make it at actual cost, just like the big colloidal silver bottlers do.
Compared to typical health food store prices, your first two one-quart batches literally pay for the entire cost of your new generator! Do you know of any other health product that literally pays for itself the very first few times you use it? The savings are absolutely astonishing!
In fact, by making your own high-quality colloidal silver with a brand new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge, you’ll be as close to having FREE colloidal silver as you can get, and for the rest of your life!
You’ll never have to pay those exorbitant health food store prices again!
The new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator is now the world’s #1 best-selling colloidal silver generator. Here are just a few reasons why you should own one…
- It pays for itself after your very first batch or two — your total cost to make your first one-quart batch is about 36 cents, compared to the $240 you’d pay at a health food store if you bought an equivalent amount (i.e., eight of those little 4-ounce bottles they normally sell for $30 apiece)!
- Safe, simple to operate…No special skills needed…You just set the handy timer, plug it in, walk away, and three hours later you have a perfect batch of therapeutic quality micro-particle colloidal silver…every time! Here’s a short pictorial demonstrating how astonishingly easy it is to use a new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge:
- Produces uncommonly small silver micro-particles as low as .8 nm. That’s a fraction of a single nanometer. Compare that to health food store colloidal silver which can contain silver particles as large as 200 nm to 1,000 nm (or even larger), and you’ll see why micro-particle colloidal silver is the very best there is! Smaller particles mean your body can absorb and utilize up to 99% of the colloidal silver you take, compared to maybe 30% or 40% with many health food store brands!
- Runs on standard household electricity, but uses less power than a tiny Christmas tree bulb – you won’t even see a blip on your electric bill!
- Produces uniform, crystal clear batches every single time that store for months, or even years, without losing potency!
- Cannot produce silver chloride or unsafe substances – you get pure, therapeutic-quality micro-particle colloidal silver every time!
Just read through some of the testimonials below to see for yourself how you’ll save literally thousands of dollars per year by making your own colloidal silver with your brand new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge!
Here’s what one customer recently wrote to tell us:
“Owning a Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge has given us the luxury of being able to use high-quality colloidal silver any time we need it. And we never have to worry about the costs because it only costs a few pennies per quart to make! It is without a doubt the single-best money-saving appliance in my entire house!
Best of all, the machine is very easy to use, and easy to store. I was concerned about ease-of-use, but my fears were unfounded. After I got mine and used it, I immediately bought one and sent it to my 83 year old mom, and she uses it regularly as well.
Now that I have a Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator, I can use colloidal silver for everything — disinfecting the kitchen sinks, countertops, and the cutting board… spraying the toilet bowls, and the bathroom countertops and sinks… spraying it on my toothbrush to prevent bacterial growth…rinsing my mouth with it to prevent cavities and gum disease…you name it.
I even put it in the laundry rinse cycle when I do my linens, towels and kitchen rags, so I don’t have to wash them as frequently. It really keeps them fresh, and there’s never any mold or mildew anywhere in our house.
I also put some in the cat’s water bowl each day, and the dog’s too. We use it in the bathtub for skin problems. And of course we drink it when our tummies are queasy, or when we feel a cold or flu coming on. We also gargle with it in order to get rid of sore throats, and sniff it up our noses to get rid of sinus problems.
My husband even sprays it on his hair in the mornings, and has completely eliminated his lifelong dandruff problem. And he sprays a little bit in his eyes from time to time, and now has no more recurrent problems with sties.”
— K. Sullivan, NM
And here’s what another happy customer wrote to say about the tremendous savings she’s achieved by no longer having to purchase her colloidal silver through health food stores:
“We make a quart of colloidal silver at least once a week with the Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from the Silver Edge. I finally sat down and figured out how much this machine has been saving us. By making our own colloidal silver we’ve saved $11,503.20 this year alone, compared to the cost of colloidal silver at our local health food store.
The cost for colloidal silver at our local health food store is $30 for a tiny four-ounce bottle. But with my Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator, I can make eight times that amount (i.e., a full quart) for about 35 cents total cost.
If I were to purchase a quart of colloidal silver at the health food store, which would be eight of those tiny, four-ounce bottles, the cost would be a whopping $240 (i.e., 8 x $30 = $240) compared to the 35 cents I now spend to make a full quart!
Here’s the breakdown of our costs to make a full quart of colloidal silver with our Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator: It costs us about a dollar for a gallon of steam-distilled water at Walmart. So a quart of the steam-distilled water costs about 25 cents. And I estimate we use maybe a nickel’s worth of electricity and maybe another nickel’s worth of silver from the silver rods for every one-quart batch of colloidal silver we make. So that’s 35 cents a quart, all told, for each quart of micro-particle colloidal silver we make!
And frankly, considering how long the .999 fine silver rods have lasted (over a year and a half, so far, for the most recent set), I think it’s probably even cheaper than that. But it’s the lifetime savings we’ve experienced that’s just mind-boggling to me.
For example, we’ve had our Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver unit for nearly five years now. And as I mentioned we make one quart per week, and we spend about 35 cents a week on making colloidal silver.
This means we save about $239.65 a week by not having to purchase a quart’s worth of colloidal silver at our local health food store. So do the math: In just one month, the savings is $958.60…in one year, the savings is $11,503.20…and in five years we’ve saved approximately $57,516.00!
When you put pencil to paper and figure it out, it definitely takes you by surprise. You just think ‘No way. I must have multiplied that wrong.’
But it’s true. The savings is legitimately well over $11,000 a year over health food store prices for colloidal silver, if you make and use a quart of colloidal silver a week like we do! And we reap that incredible savings from the very reasonable $250 investment we made in purchasing our Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator.
In their advertising literature, The Silver Edge says the unit completely pays for itself after your first couple of one-quart batches. But really, that’s quite an understatement when you realize the true extent of your savings!
Of course, once you start making your own colloidal silver with a Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge, you don’t really think about how much you’re saving compared to health food store prices, because it just becomes a normal part of your everyday life. But the savings is nevertheless astonishing when you reflect on it.
What’s especially nice is being able to produce a significantly higher-quality colloidal silver than what’s generally available to the public through health food stores, especially at such a tiny, tiny fraction of the cost.”
— Marie Wilkey, SC
The Bottom Line…
With a high-quality Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge, you’ll never again have to pay exorbitant health food store or internet vendor prices for high-quality colloidal silver!
Indeed, your first batch or two will indeed completely pay for the entire cost of your generator, compared to health food store prices!
What’s more, you’ll be able to give colloidal silver away FREE to family members, friends and neighbors, because you’ll be making it — literally — for only a few pennies per batch!
Simply click on this link to learn more about this phenomenal new breakthrough in colloidal silver-making technology, including our current, time-limited, money-saving offers that can save you up to $100 if you act quickly and decisively!
Meanwhile, I’ll be back next week with another insightful article on colloidal silver….
Yours for the safe, sane and responsible use of colloidal silver,
Steve Barwick, author
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