Q&A: Can Drinking Colloidal Silver Deplete Copper Levels in Your Body?
Have you seen the medical report posted recently in the Colloidal Silver Secrets Community on Facebook about a woman whose colloidal silver usage was linked by her doctors to severely depleted copper levels?
I wanted to find out the real scoop because obviously if true, this could be of great concern to all users of colloidal silver.
So I did what I always do…I investigated.
Below, you’ll read the real story about this medical report, and find out exactly what I discovered…
Hi, Steve Barwick here, for The Silver Edge…
A member of the Colloidal Silver Secrets Community on FB posted a link to a medical report in which a woman who had been using colloidal silver was found to have excessively low copper levels that were causing her some serious health issues.
Her doctors had speculated that her daily colloidal silver usage was the cause of the depleted copper levels and subsequent serious health problems she was experiencing.
The person who posted the link to this medical report asked, “Is it true that colloidal silver can deplete copper levels in the body?”
Well, the answer is both yes, and no. And as per usual, it all boils down to one thing: dosage.
According to the researchers who wrote the medical report, the lady being examined had a blood concentration of silver that was approximately 1,000-fold higher than normal, clearly indicating she had been drinking ungodly amounts of colloidal silver on a regular basis.
The write-up says she was drinking 15 ounces per day for eight months, whereas a normal daily dose is 1 ounce per day (unless fighting an active infection, then it’s more per day for short periods, depending on the illness. For more info on safe dosages see the Colloidal Silver Safe Dosage Report).
So, she was taking 15x the normal daily amount, for eight months. And that doesn’t even take into account the concentration she was drinking. We don’t know if the concentration she used was a typical 10 ppm solution, or 50 ppm, or 100 ppm, or 500 ppm or 1,000 ppm. The bottom line is that she could easily have been taking 20, 30 or even 40 or more times the normal daily dosage, once the concentration she used is factored in.
Could this excessive daily colloidal silver intake for eight months straight have lowered her copper levels? It’s hard to say, because so many things we ingest can lower copper levels. I’ll reveal some of them, in just a moment.
It’s important to note that normally, in nature, copper displaces silver, not vice-versa. According to Wiley, the online medical library, “Silver is less reactive than that of copper and cannot displace copper from its solution.”
However, there’s a single medical report demonstrating that “multiple intravenous colloidal silver infusions may cause severe illness, including profound copper deficiency-induced anemia and hepatic toxicity.”
The researchers wrote in that report, “there appears to be no significant excretory pathway for colloidal silver administered intravenously, and a severe and unusual form of persistent anemia and some degree of neutropenia is a consequence.”
In other words, it’s the “multiple intravenous injections” of colloidal silver that caused the problems. (Silver has to be made into an isotonic solution, in order to be infused safely into the bloodstream.)
Why did these “multiple intravenous colloidal silver infusions” cause a copper deficiency?
The researchers speculate that so many intravenous infusions of colloidal silver were given to the patient, that it “triggered the excessive production of metallothionein-like proteins…which bind copper.”
Well, actually, metallothionein binds silver, too. And zinc. And other metallic ions.
Indeed, metallothionein is used as part of the body’s normal process of binding to and successfully escorting orally-ingested colloidal silver through the harsh environment of the gastrointestinal tract, and into the bloodstream and then back out of the body through the normal channels of elimination.
But if the folks taking the colloidal silver injections already had low copper levels (Dr. Mercola says most folks do not have high enough levels of copper in their bodies, these days), and then started taking the colloidal silver intravenously, the silver would have triggered the body’s release of metalloproteins, such as metallothionein, to act as escorts for the excessive levels of silver. And the metalloproteins could have ended up binding not just the silver but the already-low levels of copper in the body, turning the situation into a copper deficiency.
But it’s important to understand that other commonly ingested substances can also cause a copper deficiency. Not just intravenous colloidal silver injections. For example:
- According to MountSinai.org, “Zinc reduces the amount of copper your body absorbs, and high doses of zinc can cause a copper deficiency.” They also state, “High dietary intakes of zinc can interfere with copper absorption, lowering copper levels, and excessive use of zinc supplements can lead to copper deficiency.”
- According to PubMed, “Ascorbic acid [aka vitamin C — ED] is known to inhibit the absorption of copper” leading to copper deficiencies.
- And in another study, researchers found that magnesium and selenium dietary supplementation resulted in “increased apparent fecal losses of copper.” In other words, magnesium and selenium caused the body to lose more copper than usual, through bowel movements.
- According to PubMed, copper absorption can be affected by “supplemental calcium, magnesium, manganese, selenium and potassium.” The researchers behind this paper say calcium and potassium supplements actually help the body retain copper. But the other minerals lowered copper levels, except for manganese which had no effect on copper levels.
So, there are a lot of substances – even quite healthful ones – that can displace copper in the body, and cause a copper deficiency.
Back to the original medical report about the lady who ingested 15 ounces of colloidal silver per day for eight months and developed a copper deficiency:
The same thing could have happened to her, as happened with the folks in the other study who had been given “multiple colloidal silver intravenous infusions.”
You see, if the excessive oral daily silver intake started causing the lady’s body to produce lots of metalloproteins to deal with the overly-high silver levels, then some of those metalloproteins could have bonded to her body’s store of copper (since metalloproteins bind other metal ions than silver) and gradually lowered it until it became a deficiency.
The good news is that copper deficiencies are generally easy to fix – you simply take a copper supplement, or take a daily multi-vitamin/mineral supplement that includes 2 to 5 mg of copper!
Do You Have Any Colloidal Silver Questions for Steve?
If you have any questions about colloidal silver for Steve, I invite you to join the Colloidal Silver Secrets Group on Facebook and ask!
Sometimes we get really interesting questions there, and they spark a great Q&A article on colloidal silver like you see above.
Find Out Even More About Colloidal Silver and Its Usage…
In fact, when people discovered they could cure the vast majority of their own infections – quickly, safely and effectively with just a few dollars’ worth of colloidal silver – word began to spread rapidly among the American public.
Big Pharma Sucks
The giant pharmaceutical companies quickly realized they would soon be losing tens of millions of dollars annually in sales of their expensive prescription antibiotic drugs if they didn’t do something about it.
Initially, they demanded that the FDA ban the sale of colloidal silver altogether. But try as they might, the FDA couldn’t find sufficient grounds for a ban.
After all, colloidal silver has a fully documented 90-year medical history of safety and effectiveness!
Not to be stopped, the big drug firms rapidly switched gears: They began pressuring the FDA to restrict the public’s access to information about colloidal silver.
They simply didn’t want any more people to learn how powerful and effective colloidal silver really is against infectious microorganisms and the deadly diseases they can cause.
And in a move that has stunned the medical community, the FDA promptly bowed to the wishes of the global pharmaceutical giants, placing into law the infamous new “Final Ruling” on colloidal silver in July 1999.
In spite of its medically documented 90-year history of safe and effective use, the FDA actually ruled that colloidal silver can no longer be sold in the United States if it is described as an infection-fighting agent!
Instead, it can now only be described as a “mineral supplement.”
If it is described as anything else in the advertising and labeling, the FDA can shut down the offending company and confiscate its inventory!
In essence, the FDA has ruled that the American public no longer has the right to know what a powerful and medically proven infection-fighting agent colloidal silver is!
How Could This Happen?
How could this happen in America today?
The truth is, it has become abundantly clear that the FDA is now little more than the enforcement arm of the major drug companies!
Literally billions of dollars in profits are pocketed annually by these pharmaceutical giants thanks to the monopoly they hold on the sale of expensive prescription antibiotic drugs.
And safe, natural colloidal silver is considered to be the biggest threat of all to that multi-billion dollar annual monopoly on prescription antibiotics.
Of course, anything that threatens those kinds of profits – and promises to put the power to heal infections back into the hands of average Americans – must be regulated into oblivion.
And the FDA’s perverse “medical Gestapo” now uses the infamous 1999 “Final Ruling” to do just that!
The First Amendment Rules!
Thankfully, the word about the phenomenal medical history behind colloidal silver, and its amazing proven infection-fighting qualities still manages to leak out under the First Amendment.
Through books, news articles, newsletters, and independent media that are not beholden to Big Pharma, the public is gradually catching on. The facts are slowly emerging.
And today, an estimated 10 million people throughout North America use colloidal silver to heal their own infections, and to stimulate immunity and heal illness and disease.
But the day is rapidly dawning in which all health information will be controlled by the medical bureaucrats, in spite of the First Amendment.
That’s why it’s more important than ever to learn all you can about the amazing healing and infection-fighting qualities of colloidal silver, while the information is still freely available.
One thing you can do is check out The Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual, which, at a massive 40 in-depth chapters and 547-pages, is literally encyclopedic in scope.
In fact, it’s been the #1 best-selling book in the world on making and using colloidal silver for the past 10 years running…and you can save a whopping $100 by acting now!
Don’t Be Left in the Dark
There’s only one way to stay ahead of the medical bureaucrats. And that’s to educate yourself while the information is still available.
So don’t be left in the dark.
Instead, do all you can to learn about the powerful, healing qualities of colloidal silver.
And then learn how to make your own high-quality colloidal silver, quickly and easily, in the comfort and privacy of your own home, and for less than 36 cents a quart, by clicking the link in this sentence.
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
The Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual
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