How Colloidal Silver Boosts Immunity
Many people are aware of the powerful, infection-fighting qualities of colloidal silver, and its ability to literally decimate infectious microbes upon contact.
But few people realize that colloidal silver is also known to be an effective immune system booster, when used regularly in small amounts.
Here’s what the experts say about colloidal silver’s documented immune-boosting capabilities, and how they work…
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In addition to its well-known infection-fighting qualities, colloidal silver is also known to be a powerful immune system booster.
According to Dr. Robert O. Becker, M.D., author of the best-selling book, The Body Electric, who conducted ground-breaking research into silver and healing at Syracuse Medical University, the lower one’s bodily silver levels are, the more sickness and disease one is likely to have. He wrote:
“While analyzing hair samples and questioning the parties involved, I noticed the correlation between low silver levels and sickness.
People who showed low silver levels in their hair analysis were frequently sick. They seemed to have innumerable colds, flu, fevers, and various other sickness.
I believe that a silver deficiency may be the key to the improper function of the immune system.”
Dr. Jonathan V. Wright, M.D., of the famous Tahoma Clinic in Washington State, has stated in his article, “Stop Supergerms in Their Tracks with One Powerful Silver Bullet”:
“In 1909, the Journal of the American Medical Association was the first medical journal to point out that colloidal silver could actually increase our immune cells’ phagocytic index.
In the past few years, more studies have shown that silver ions greatly enhance the essential second part of the phagocytic index – the part where the germ is digested by our immune cells.
This is brought about because silver ions increase the ‘digesting juices’ (what you know as hydrogen peroxide) of these immune cells.”
And as the famous Dr. Joel D. Wallach, BS, DVM, ND and Ma Lan, MD, MSb, and author of Rare Earths, Forbidden Cures has stated:
“Silver has been employed in human health care and in the search for immortality since the days of the Chinese alchemist 8,000 years ago.
Many feel that silver is in fact an essential element, not because it is required for an enzyme system, but rather as a systemic disinfectant and immune system support.”
According to clinical researcher V. Edwards-Jones, writing in Letters in Applied Microbiology, in an article titled, “The benefits of silver in hygiene, personal care and healthcare”:
“Silver has been used for centuries as an antimicrobial agent to reduce bioburden and prevent infection…Increasing evidence of improved antimicrobial activity of nanoparticles of silver and possible dual immunomodulatory effects are exciting.”
And according to Dr. Kent Holtorf, of the Holtorf Medical Group, silver may be a natural component of the human immune system:
“There is evidence that silver is a natural critical component of our immune system and that low tissue levels associated with a dietary deficiency may result in a relatively weakened immune system, making one more prone to infection. (3,4,5)”
And finally, as Dr. Ron Surowitz, head of the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association, has stated, many of his own skin patients have found dramatic relief by spraying colloidal silver onto infected areas of skin:
“…It’s interesting how many of my patients improve with the use of Colloidal Silver. It enhances the immune system where other antibiotics cause yeast overgrowth…”
So it’s relatively clear that colloidal silver helps boost immunity. And of course, a stronger immune system can be a dramatic aid in helping prevent infection and disease, altogether.
Increasing White And Red Blood Cell Production
One way in which silver helps boost immunity is by increasing the body’s white blood cell production. Indeed, silver’s ability to boost white blood cells has been well documented for more than 100 years.
For example, in 1909, the Journal of the American Medical Association reported that electrically generated silver ions increased white blood cell production.
White blood cells – also called leukocytes – are the cells of the immune system that are involved in protecting the body against both infectious disease and foreign invaders.
They are critical factors in human immunity, aiding the body in the destruction of cancer cells, viruses, bacteria, and other invaders.
In 1939, researchers Hill and Pillsbury made similar findings, demonstrating an increase in white blood cells after silver usage [see: Hill, WR, D Pillsbury, Argyria: The Pharmacology of Silver, The Williams & Wilkins Company, Baltimore, 1939; p. 48.]
And over fifty years later, researchers Remes and Williams found that silver ions appear to ‘prime’ white blood cells to go on the offense against a variety of biological insults [see Remes, A, Williams, DF, Neutrophil Polarization and Immunoelectrophoresis Assays in the Study of Complement Activation by Biomaterials, Biomaterials, Aug 1991; 12(6):607-13.]
Furthermore, in 1919 Dr. H. Bechold, writing in his groundbreaking book of the era, Colloids in Biology and Medicine, cited evidence that silver ions increased both red and white blood cell counts.
This is important, because while white blood cells are the immune system’s defenders of the human body against biological insults such as infection and toxins, red blood cells carry life-giving oxygen to all tissues and organs. And without that oxygen, immunity would plummet.
So silver apparently aids in both immune defense and in the support of oxygenation of the body, by boosting both our body’s red and white blood cells counts.
In their study Argyria – The Pharmacology of Silver (Williams & Wilkins, 1939), researchers W. Hill & D. Pillsbury reported that 16 rabbits were injected with silver of arsphenamine at intervals from three to seven days. A majority of the rabbits showed a gradual increase in oxygen-carrying hemoglobin and red blood cells during the experiment.
In more recent studies conducted in the 1970’s, such as Treatment of Orthopedic Infections with Electrically Generated Silver Ions by Dr. Robert O. Becker, M.D., it’s reported that silver ions give a healthy boost to human blood cell production.
This may be related to the fact that silver is a “transitional element” giving it the ability to form complex ions. This attribute gives silver the potential to interact on a cellular level in the same way as other complex ions such as vitamin B-12, chlorophyll, and heme (iron), a component of red blood cells.
Finally, in the 1980’s researchers Berger, Marino and Spadaro confirmed that electrically generated silver ions boost human blood cell production, overall.
These findings lead to the obvious conclusion that while low white blood cell counts open the door to serious immune system risks, and low red blood cells lead to oxygen starvation of the body’s tissues and organs, regular daily use of electrically generated colloidal silver might help successfully counter these risks by stimulating both white and red blood cell production.
[The above information was excerpted and modified, with permission, from The Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual, 547-pages, Barwick, Steve, Life & Health Research Group, LLC; www.UltimateColloidalSilverManual.com]
Where Can You Find Colloidal Silver?
You can purchase colloidal silver from many health food stores, or from online vendors on Amazon.com, SwansonVitamins.com and other websites.
Costs can range between $20 to $30 for a tiny, four-ounce bottle. And it might take two or three of these bottles over time to get a stubborn or persistent infection fully under control.
But here’s the good news:
You can make your own high-quality micro-particle colloidal silver for about 36 cents per quart with the Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge.
Indeed, with a Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge, you can make colloidal silver for the rest of your life, quickly, easily and for just a few pennies per quart.
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Learn More About Colloidal Silver…
One last thing, a tremendous wealth of information on colloidal silver can be found at The Silver Edge website.
For example, you can find over 100 articles on the powerful healing and infection-fighting properties of colloidal silver, at this link.
And you can watch over a dozen “how to” videos on making and using colloidal silver at this link.
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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,
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