Colloidal Silver and Viruses – the Good News from Researchers!
Almost everyone who’s into natural health knows colloidal silver is effective against many bacterial and fungal pathogens.
But what about viruses?
While the clinical data on silver’s effectiveness against viruses is limited, there is indeed some very good news on the subject from cutting edge researchers who have discovered the fact that silver’s anti-viral qualities are more profound than previously thought.
Here’s what you need to know…
Hi, Steve Barwick here, for TheSilverEdge.com…
At this link you’ll find a very interesting clinical overview of the potential medical benefits of using antimicrobial silver against viruses.
It’s titled “Silver Nanoparticles as Potential Antiviral Agents” and it was published in the clinical journal Molecules in 2011.
The study authors start by stating:
“Silver nanoparticles have mainly been studied for their antimicrobial potential against bacteria, but have also proven to be active against several types of viruses including human imunodeficiency virus, hepatitis B virus, herpes simplex virus, respiratory syncytial virus, and monkey pox virus.
The use of metal nanoparticles provides an interesting opportunity for novel antiviral therapies. Since metals may attack a broad range of targets in the virus there is a lower possibility to develop resistance as compared to conventional antivirals.“
In other words, not only has antimicrobial silver been proven to be effective against a number of disease-causing viruses, it turns out it’s also very difficult for the viruses to become resistant to silver – this, thanks to the multi-pronged way in which silver works to either destroy viruses altogether or to dramatically inhibit their ability to replicate themselves and spread.
The researchers concluded their extensive overview of the clinical literature on the use of antimicrobial silver against viruses by stating:
“…Metal nanoparticles, especially the ones produced with silver or gold, have proven to exhibit virucidal activity against a broad-spectrum of viruses, and surely to reduce viral infectivity of cultured cells.
…Besides the direct interaction with viral surface glycoproteins, metal nanoparticles may gain access into the cell and exert their antiviral activity through interactions with the viral genome (DNA or RNA).
…Additional research is needed to determine how to safely design, use, and dispose products containing metal nanomaterials without creating new risk to humans or the environment”
In other words, it’s no longer a matter of determining whether or not antimicrobial silver works against viruses – it most certainly does, based on the clinical literature. Instead, researchers say what’s important now is learning how to gain maximum effectiveness against viruses from the silver while keeping the patient safe from any potential toxicity or long-term harm at the required levels.
Whether or not medical researchers will follow up on this line of inquiry is another matter altogether, of course. But experienced colloidal silver users are already well aware of colloidal silver’s often profound effectiveness against viral infections. Based on thousands of anecdotal accounts silver works particularly well against cold and flu viruses, especially when silver is used at the very first hint of a budding infection.
Silver has also been found to work well, anecdotally, against other viruses, including Epstein-Barr virus (mononucleosis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), herpes “cold sore” viruses, shingles virus, Enteroviruses (i.e., such as the one behind Hand, Foot and Mouth disease), Rotavirus (i.e., stomach virus), feline herpes virus, parvovirus in dogs and many other viruses.
The Final Solution to the Coming Viral Plagues?
According to the Colloidal Silver Kills Viruses website, cutting edge researchers are banking on colloidal silver as the answer to what they feel will be the coming viral plagues, particularly in regards to flu pandemics.
The websites states:
“Finally, two highly respected researchers, Dr Eric Gordon, MD and Dr. Kent Holtorf, MD, writing in the prestigious Townsend Letter for Doctors, believe colloidal silver is the answer to many forms of viral infections, including serious upper respiratory viral infections such as flu pandemics.
They point out in their article titled A Promising Cure for Upper Respiratory Tract Infection Pandemics, Including the Avian Flu: Has the Final Solution to the Coming Plagues Been Discovered? that, ‘the collective authoritative medical literature has documented efficacy of silver’s virotoxicity against over 24 viruses.’
What’s more, the authors state that the 200-plus viral strains known to cause upper respiratory tract infections, including most flu viruses, will also most likely succumb to the powerful antiviral qualities of very small particles of ‘oligodynamic silver’ (i.e., a medical reference to silver being extremely powerful even in small quantities).
In fact, the authors point out that silver is likely going to be the answer to any future global viral pandemic, stating ‘A broad-spectrum anti-viral agent that really works is needed to combat over 200 viruses that cause Upper Respiratory Tract Infections.
Undoubtedly oligodynamic silver fits this bill…Emerging medical studies confirm the stellar, broad-spectrum virotoxic efficacy of oligodynamic silver both in vitro and in vivo.’”
In short, cutting edge researchers are becoming very excited about the anti-viral qualities of silver that are being discovered and documented, and are lauding it’s growing potential for use as a broad-spectrum anti-viral agent.
Antiviral Silver Franken-Drug
Unfortunately, in many cases this simply means the big drug companies are looking to turn silver into a prescription anti-viral drug so they can patent it and monopolize its sales.
For example, I wrote several years ago about the British efforts to develop a silver-based “drug” to combat human rotovirus (see original article here):
“…British scientists working in tandem with international drug-makers Janssen and Johnson & Johnson have discovered a way to incorporate tiny silver nanoparticles into intestinal bacteria…creating a new drug that can wipe out food poisoning viruses such as the dreaded rotavirus, and perhaps even flu and cold viruses as well.”
In other words, to help stop the rotovirus – a very serious, disease-causing stomach virus — researchers have been experimenting with attaching silver to human intestinal bacteria, claiming this would help the silver circulate throughout the intestinal tract without causing harm to cells or tissues!
Of course, we all know the idea of silver causing harm to the body’s cells and tissues is largely fictional, as long as the silver is not used abusively. After all, Dr. Robert O. Becker, M.D., in his experiments at Syracuse Medical University, used low voltage electricity to generate silver ions directly into the cells and tissues of the body at the site of infected fracture wounds, and demonstrated “no harm” to cells or tissues whatsoever.
And more recent studies have demonstrated that silver nanoparticles, when judiciously used, not only prevent blood clots without harming red blood cells, but also protect nervous system cells from damage by alcohol.
So if silver is not harmful to human cells, then what’s the real reason behind the British researcher’s push to attach silver particles to harmless intestinal microbes in order to help stop the dread rotovirus?
It’s very simple: In order to patent and monopolize the sale of silver as a “drug,” the researchers have to come up with a novel (i.e., new or unusual) way to produce and use it. So what we see is that researchers for the big drug companies are indeed working on drugs utilizing silver to combat viruses. But they won’t look at plain old colloidal silver, because they can’t patent and monopolize its sale.
More Surprising Antiviral Qualities
You’ll also find an interesting overview of the use of colloidal silver and other forms of antimicrobial silver against viruses on the Colloidal Silver Kills Viruses website, which explains some of the successful clinical test tube studies that have been conducted on various types of viruses, including HIV and Hepatitis B, among others.
Additionally, you might find the following clinical study on using antimicrobial silver against viruses quite interesting:
- Viral Pathogens and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome: Oligodynamic Ag1 for Direct Immune Intervention
This is a retrospective study of silver-based therapeutics, which briefly reviews their history, and explores the modern application of silver particles as an antiviral agent. The study was published in the Journal of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine (June 2003).
After reviewing the available research, the researchers concluded,
“State-of-the-art, electrolytically produced ‘oligodynamic’ Ag1…offers distinct advantages and versatility of use over older and cruder formulations. Possessing much smaller, subnanometer-sized particles, greater electrical potential and lower concentrations, it is more bio-available than other formulations.
Efficacy against the SARS-related coronavirus, for example, may be enhanced when nebulized Ag1 is inhaled. This should achieve swift reduction of viral loads, especially in the early stages.
Moreover, there is no known toxicity for Oligodynamic Ag1 in humans. The only known mechanism of resistance also appears to play no role notwithstanding the mutability of the coronavirus. Therefore no functional barrier to the virotoxic effects of oligodynamic Ag1 may be expected regardless of the rapidity or variety of mutations.”
In other words, after reviewing the existing clinical literature the researchers concluded that when colloidal silver is composed of very small particles of electrically-generated silver its anti-viral qualities are more pronounced. And it’s effectiveness against serious, disease-causing upper respiratory viruses such as the coronaviruses is also greater.
What’s more, for “swift reduction of viral loads” silver’s effectiveness against upper respiratory viruses can be enhanced by inhaling it into the lungs in aerosolized form, using a medical nebulizer. (Learn more about nebulizing colloidal silver, here.)
Finally, the researchers noted that silver is essentially non-toxic. And even when viruses have the ability to mutate rapidly, they’re still no match for silver’s unique, multi-pronged anti-viral mechanisms of action.
The Bottom Line
The bottom line is that silver is gradually being recognized by cutting edge medical researchers for its profound antiviral qualities. No longer is it considered to be just an anti-bacterial or anti-fungal agent. Its anti-viral qualities are generating attention even among some of the biggest names in drug research and manufacturing.
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Yes, that’s right — less than 36 cents a quart!
At normal health food store prices of $20 to $30 for a tiny, four-ounce bottle, a full quart of colloidal silver can cost you as much as $240. But you can make that same quart for less than 36 cents with a Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge.
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Do you know of any other health product that literally pays for itself the very first few times you use it?
Making your own high-quality colloidal silver at home for just a few pennies per quart allows you to dramatically expand your range of uses far above and beyond what you’d be able to use colloidal silver for if you had to pay $20 to $30 for those tiny four-ounce bottles in health food stores.
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What’s more, colloidal silver is so simple to make at home, anyone who can use a coffee pot has all the skill needed to make colloidal silver. Let me demonstrate for you how amazingly simple it is:
It’s really that easy! You just “Set it, and forget it.” And you get a perfect batch of high-quality micro-particle colloidal silver every time! The generator does all of the work. You enjoy the benefits!
When you’re finished, you’ll have a full quart of high-quality micro-particle colloidal silver. And you can make quart after quart for the rest of your life, for less than 36 cents each!
Indeed, the set of pure .9999 fine silver wire that comes with your generator is enough to make over $24,000 worth of colloidal silver (see here)! Each set of silver wire lasts at least a full year. And you can purchase additional sets of the pure silver wire for about $35 (depending upon the cost of pure silver at the time you order).
Why should you ever again pay $20 to $30 for a tiny, four-ounce bottle of colloidal silver at the health food store, when you can make your own superior-quality micro-particle colloidal silver for just a few pennies per quart?
When you can make your own high-quality colloidal silver that inexpensively, you can afford to use it for a myriad of other beneficial uses, including:
- In the aquarium to help heal and prevent tropical fish infections
- In your hot tub or spa (safely replaces toxic chlorine and bromine)
- For just about every kind of pet health problem imaginable
- As a safe, natural anti-microbial mouthwash
- Or even as a safe, natural, non-toxic household disinfectant.
And It’s Nearly FREE,
for the Rest of Your Life!
Obviously, having the ability to make your own high-quality micro-particle colloidal silver for only a few 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.
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.
Discover How Easy It Is…
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.
- Find out how to save a whopping $100 on a brand new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator, here.
Now, the only question left to answer is this: Why aren’t you making your own colloidal silver for just a few pennies per quart?
Check out the information at the above links and discover how safe and simple it is to make your own high-quality micro-particle colloidal silver at home for less than 36 cents a quart, with a Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge.
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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