Colloidal Silver for Urinary Tract Infections: Real Experiences
Urinary tract infections can be stubborn and painful, stopping you from enjoying the activities you love – but can colloidal silver help in the healing process?
Here’s what some folks are saying they experienced when they tried colloidal silver for stubborn urinary tract infections…
Hi, Steve Barwick here, for The Silver Edge…
While urinary tract infections (UTIs) often require prescription antibiotic drugs to cure, relief can also be found through a number of natural health products – and colloidal silver is one of them.
Here are some in-depth first-hand accounts of great results from experienced colloidal silver users, each of whom explained how they used colloidal silver nutritionally to help their bodies beat urinary tract infections.
“My elderly mother has struggled with urinary tract infections for years and has had to take antibiotics over and over, but still it came right back. She drank a quart of colloidal silver water over a couple of week’s time.
That was more than a year ago and she has been free of major episodes of urinary tract infections since that time. We are still amazed. I am anxious to learn more about ways to use the water from my generator to fight infections.”
– J R., Boise, Idaho
My comment: If she drank a quart of colloidal silver over a two-week period, that would be a little more than two ounces per day to heal the urinary tract infection. That’s a pretty small amount of colloidal silver to heal a UTI.
Other women have told me as many as six to eight ounces per day, in divided doses throughout the day, were necessary, for short periods of time such as three to five days. But everybody is different. It’s called biological individuality. So sometimes experimenting a bit with dosage is what turns the tide. If a smaller dosage doesn’t work, try a larger dosage, for a short period of time. Here’s another personal account I recently received:
“Here’s my experience with colloidal silver …About 2 years ago, I discovered I had a urinary tract infection. I hadn’t had one since college (and I’m now 50). I used to get them almost every semester in college, so I am VERY familiar with the symptoms, the infection’s progression, and how long it takes to get relief from the pain and urgency.
Since I do everything I can to avoid antibiotics, I drank an 8-oz glass of colloidal silver twice a day for two weeks. With antibiotics, the infection is generally gone in about a week. With the silver, it took two weeks, but the infection did indeed go away WITHOUT the use of antibiotics.”
And here’s a testimonial from a gentleman whose 80+ year old father had a stroke, and as a result had to wear a catheter to urinate. The catheter would become infected, resulting in urinary tract infections, and the elderly gentleman had to take antibiotics, until they quit working for him. Here’s the story:
“I wanted to let you know, that when my father was still living, he was getting quite a few urinary infections and the doctors just kept on giving him more antibiotics that were not working.
Well, my mother, an amazing woman, and took it upon herself to treat my father and his urinary infection with colloidal silver. She started giving him 1 oz. a day with his breakfast and would spray the catheter after giving him a shower and wouldn’t you know it, his urinary infections went away and he felt much better not having to go through the pain of that awful infection.
There isn’t a person on the face of this earth that could ever change my mind on the truly amazing benefits of using Colloidal Silver. I am a firm believer in trying to live healthy in such an unhealthy world and Colloidal Silver is a huge part in my attempt to live a healthy life.“
– Dale P, WA
As you can see, those are quite different successful experiences in which people used colloidal silver to heal urinary tract infections. But they used significantly different dosage levels.
Again, that’s because everybody is biologically different. There’s no way to say, “This dosage will be perfect for you,” just because it might have been perfect for someone else. I wish it were different. But I have to tell you the truth.
Here’s another personal testimonial I received:
“I have had two urinary tract infections in 16 years. Both times I took eight ounces per day of my homemade colloidal silver, for about five days, and the infections disappeared.“
And here’s a much longer testimonial I came across recently on the internet:
“I had been trying for about a week to cure a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) on my own with lots of cranberry juice and water. The morning that I woke up with severe back pain I decided it was time to go to the doctor. I went to see Dr. Shiva in San Antonio where he did a urinalysis and said that I didn’t have any infection.
He then had me do various range of motion exercises to determine my back injury which had my back screaming in pain. He took X-rays and said that I had muscle spasms in my back. He gave me a pain shot and prescriptions for muscle relaxers and pain pills. $198.00 later I was at home drugged up and in severe pain.
This was on a Friday. On Monday, still in pain, still experiencing worsening UTI symptoms, I went to see Dr. Harry Hernandez in San Antonio. He tested me and found a severe UTI. He gave me the generic drug which he said worked about 75% of the time and was about $100.00 cheaper. He told me to come back in 10 days and he would retest me, free of charge.
I went back 10 days later and still had traces of infection. He gave me 4 pills of the name brand drug, but I still had to buy 4 more, through a prescription, they were $10.00 each, but he said that this one would knock it out for sure. Relieved that I didn’t have to worry about that anymore, me and my husband took off to Mississippi to visit relatives. About four days into our trip I was horrified to start feeling the symptoms reappear.
I had a bottle of Colloidal Silver that my sister had given me which I had been using as a topical agent only, as I had been leery of taking it orally. But at this point I was getting desperate. I took one capful and another capful that night. The next morning I didn’t notice any more symptoms.
I now take one capful a day and am leaving on another trip in the morning. I feel much safer knowing that I have my Silver with me.”
– Tina G., San Antonio, Texas
So you can see that people have had good results, but with decidedly different dosage regimens. That means colloidal silver users have to experiment a little with dosage to see what works best for them. The general idea is to start out with relatively small dosages to see if it helps the body overcome the infection. And increase the dosage if the smaller dosages do not work.
Brief Word of Warning
Always keep in mind that experts emphasize if colloidal silver does not work for you fairly quickly (i.e., within a week or two, see above testimonials), or if you have to keep drinking large amounts (i.e., over an ounce a day) in order to keep any kind of ongoing infection at bay, that is a sign that colloidal silver is not the right supplement to aid your body in defeating that particular infection.
Ingesting large amounts of colloidal silver on a regular daily basis, over long periods of time (months, or years), can, and ultimately will result in argyric skin-staining.
That’s because, while the human body can quite easily absorb, utilize and excrete relatively small daily amounts of colloidal silver, or even occasional larger amounts, it is not designed to handle large amounts taken daily for long periods of time, such as months or years on end.
Indeed, if colloidal silver usage becomes abusive, sooner or later the body’s system of elimination for silver will become overwhelmed with the excessive quantities of silver, and will begin storing silver in the tissues.
Eventually, if the overly-large daily amounts of silver are continually ingested, that silver will be pushed out to the skin, where upon exposure to sunlight it will essentially tarnish, “tattooing” the skin a grayish blue color (i.e., argyric skin-staining).
To learn more about colloidal silver dosage, and how to establish a safe, daily dosage should you choose to use colloidal silver on a daily preventive basis, see the Colloidal Silver Safe Dosage Report, which is free by email.
When Colloidal Silver Doesn’t Work
For a Urinary Tract Infection
As an aside, I have an adult family member (female) who tends to get one or two urinary tract infections a year. Several times she’s tried following the colloidal silver protocols, taking up to eight ounces of colloidal silver per day, for a maximum of three or four days in a row, but to no avail. It simply didn’t work for her at all, though is seems to work for most UTI sufferers, based on hundreds of testimonials I’ve seen over the past 20 years since I first began researching and writing about colloidal silver.
Why doesn’t it work for her? I don’t know. Maybe her urinary tract is being infected with a silver-resistant pathogen. It’s hard to say why colloidal silver works for so many people for an issue like a urinary tract infection, and then for some reason it doesn’t work at all for someone else.
At any rate, my female family member uses a powerful natural antimicrobial product called Nutribiotics GSE. The “GSE stands for grapefruit seed extract. That’s not the same as “grape seed extract,” which is a totally different substance. This is an extract from grapefruit seeds, and not from grapes.
Anyway, Nutribiotics GSE works wonders for her UTIs. She uses the liquid form (the same product also comes in capsules, but they don’t work as well as the liquid for her) and she simply puts 20 drops of the Nutribiotics GSE into an 8-ounce glass of cranberry juice. Works every time for her.
And I’ve heard from other ladies who tell me they experience very quick results when they use Nutribiotics GSE and D-Mannose powder together, putting 20 drops of Nutribiotics GSE into a glassful of grapefruit juice or cranberry juice, then adding a heaping tablespoonful of D-Mannose powder and stirring it up before drinking it, up to twice a day for up to five or six days if necessary.
The bottom line, as I mentioned earlier, is that everyone’s body is different. It’s called biological individuality. UTIs can be stubborn, and can be caused by a number of different pathogens, some of which may be very sensitive to silver, and others (especially a small handful of subspecies) may be silver-resistant.
For example, while many UTIs are caused by the E. coli pathogen, medical science knows that different strains of E. coli can have different levels of sensitivity to silver. In general, silver-resistance is very rare, and silver helps the body knock out urinary tract infections in record time. But as we’ve seen above, it doesn’t always work for everybody.
It’s important to note here that anecdotal accounts are not the same as clinical evidence, for a variety of reasons. And everything carries potential risks. But when there’s a plethora of accounts about colloidal silver being used successfully for urinary tract infections, perhaps it’s time more clinical work be done on the subject. But please keep in mind that nothing I’ve said here should be taken as “prescriptive” in nature. I’m not a doctor. I’m just a reporter.
And always remember that when there’s very stubborn health issue, sometimes a good local naturopathic doctor (i.e., a natural health doctor) can work wonders, as they’ve seen just about everything and pretty much know what works and what won’t for stubborn conditions.
And while anyone in their right mind would prefer to help their body heal infections and other health issues naturally, sometimes there’s just no choice but to go to the doctor and do what he tells you. I love natural healing, which to me means helping the body heal itself through nutritional means. But I refuse to be an alternative medicine martyr. If my natural health arsenal fails me, I go to the doctor. I suggest you do the same.
One Final Note…
Many commercial brands of colloidal silver are adulterated; one study demonstrated that only about 43% of bottled colloidal silver products tested actually contained the concentration of microscopic silver particles listed on the label.
Some colloidal silver products contained no silver particles at all! In other cases, the silver particles in the commercial solutions have proven to be so large, they’re extremely difficult for the body to absorb, assimilate, distribute and afterwards excrete.
And in other cases, the potency of the colloidal silver solution has been demonstrated to be extremely weak because the solution had been sitting on store shelves for so long the silver particles were beginning to precipitate out of suspension and fall to the bottom of the bottle!
But when you make your own colloidal silver with a high-quality Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from TheSilverEdge.com:
- You get fresh, pure batches every time, so you never have a problem with loss of potency!
- You control the strength and potency by how long you allow the generator to run (full instructions included)!
- You get uncommonly small, completely bioavailable silver particles as low as .8 nm – a fraction of a single nanometer – for maximum absorption, assimilation and excretion!
- No hidden fillers, dyes, protein or gelatin coatings or other additives, just fresh, pure colloidal silver every time!
- You get the superior ionic form of colloidal silver, shown in study after study to be the active, infection-fighting form of silver!
- You can make it fresh, whenever you need it for maximum potency!
- Your total cost is under 36 cents a quart, compared to health food store prices of up to $30 for a tiny, 4-ounce bottle!
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.
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,
Steve Barwick, author
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