17 Reasons to Keep Colloidal Silver Handy At All Times
Unlike other nutritional supplements, colloidal silver is not a “one trick pony.”
Its astonishing array of healing and health-promoting benefits are as diverse as its many uses.
Here are the top 17 reasons why colloidal silver should be kept on hand at all times in every family household, without exception…
Hi, Steve Barwick here, for The Silver Edge…
There are 17 good reasons to keep colloidal silver on hand at all times for your personal health and family well-being.
Once you understand all 17 reasons, you’ll find yourself reaching for the colloidal silver first in just about every family health situation.
Let’s take a quick look at each of the 17 reasons for keeping colloidal silver on hand at all times:
#1. Colloidal Silver’s Astonishing Infection-Fighting Qualities
Colloidal silver is most often used for its astonishing infection-fighting qualities, which have been known since before the time of Christ.
As J. Wesley Alexander stated in his overview, History of the Medical Use of Silver, published in the journal Surgical Infections in 2009:
“Metallic silver was known to the Caldeans as early as 4,000 B.C.E., and it was the third metal known to be used by the Ancients, after gold and copper.
Over these millennia, silver has been used for numerous medical conditions, mostly empirically before the realization that microbes were the agents of infection.”
In other words, long before mankind had ever discovered the presence of infectious microorganisms in disease, they were using silver to combat infections.
They knew empirically – which is to say, by observation – that silver healed diseases modern science now knows to be caused by pathogenic microbes.
To learn more about colloidal silver’s unique ability to heal infections and infectious diseases, see:
#2.) Colloidal Silver’s Profound Immune-Boosting Qualities
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., former surgeon at Syracuse Medical University and author of the best-selling book, The Body Electric, who conducted ground-breaking research into silver and healing, the lower one’s bodily silver levels are, the more sickness and disease one is likely to have. He wrote in the 1970’s:
“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."
Interestingly, silver’s immune-boosting qualities were actually first discovered nearly 100 years ago.
Indeed, in 1909 the Journal of the American Medical Association reported that electrically generated silver ions increased white blood cell production -- a crucial component of immune system function against infection.
To learn more about colloidal silver’s well-known immune-boosting qualities, see:
#3. Colloidal Silver’s Pain-Relief and Inflammation-Fighting Qualities
Both oral and topical use of colloidal silver aids in bringing about often-times dramatic relief from discomfort and pain due to inflammation.
According to Dr. Aundrea Adams, Ph.D., CTN:
“Many people are skeptical of claims that colloidal silver can take away pain and accelerate healing. Nevertheless, these impressive attributes are firmly grounded in medical science.
Pain is caused by an interruption of the electrical current that normally flows throughout the body at 50 to 70 millivolts. At the point of injury, the current drops towards zero millivolts. This lack of electrical energy also impedes healing.
Silver is a superconductor that bridges the electrical gap and restores healthy current flow. You can prove this to yourself by placing a silver coin on a burn and experiencing instant pain relief. In clinical trials at an FDA-approved laboratory, even silver-coated bandages were proven to have analgesic and regenerative properties.”
Colloidal silver is also known to be highly anti-inflammatory. First, it kills pathogens that cause inflammation in the body. And secondly, it has been demonstrated in clinical studies to modulate the body’s production of inflammation-promoting cytokines.
According to one recent research article:
“Kenneth Wong and others at the University of Hong Kong recently investigated the wound-healing properties of silver nanoparticles, and have shown that they do more than simply kill bacteria…
…new research...indicates that silver goes further than this and modifies cytokines – the enzymes involved in cell growth and movement – leading to reduced inflammation and an increased rate of healing.
To learn more about silver’s astonishing pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties, see the following articles:
#4. Colloidal Silver’s Burn Relief and Skin-Healing Qualities
Most all hospital burn wards in the U.S. and around the world use a prescription silver-based cream called Silvadene (i.e., aka Silver Sulfadiazine) to help relieve burns, stimulate skin healing and prevent infections from taking hold on burnt skin.
But if you have colloidal silver on hand, you don’t need an expensive prescription cream to treat minor burns and sunburn. Just spraying some colloidal silver onto a burn or sunburn, topically, will often provide dramatic relief from the pain, reverse blistering and stimulate skin healing.
To learn more about colloidal silver’s dramatic burn-relief and burn-healing properties, see:
#5. Colloidal Silver’s Ability to Heal Other Stubborn Skin Conditions
In addition to providing tremendous relief from burns and sunburn, there are thousands upon thousands of anecdotal reports regarding colloidal silver’s unique ability to heal stubborn skin conditions – everything from acne and boils to Poison Ivy and Poison Oak, skin infections, topical shingles outbreaks, even dandruff and more.
But it was only recently that researchers really started examining the subject more closely.
Indeed, researchers recently tested a form of colloidal silver on pigs with severe rashes caused by contact dermatitis. They were astonished to find that the skin treated with silver healed far faster than any other treatment:
“Erythema, edema, and histological data showed that nanocrystalline silver treated pigs had near-normal skin after 72 hours, while other treatment groups remained inflamed.”
To learn more about colloidal silver’s often miraculous ability to help heal stubborn skin conditions, see:
#6. Colloidal Silver for Healthy, Happy Pets
Colloidal silver works as an astonishingly effective remedy for pet infections of all sorts.
It’s know to heal pet eye and ear infections, upper respiratory
infections, stomach infections, ringworm infections, mange, Parvo infections, topical
cuts, abrasions and wounds, and much, much more.
You can administer colloidal silver to pets orally…add it to their food or drinking water…or for topical cuts, scrapes and infections swab the affected area with colloidal silver on a q-tip or cotton ball.
To learn more about using colloidal silver to keep your pets healthy and happy, see:
#7. Colloidal Silver Keeps Food Fresher, Longer
According to natural health author Angela Kaelin, colloidal silver is one of the very best natural food preservatives you can find, anywhere, at any price! She writes:
“As a natural preservative, colloidal silver is not only extremely safe and highly effective, but it provides a number of powerful health benefits to the human body, including increased immunity and greater resistance to infection and disease.
That’s why colloidal silver remains to this day the perfect added preservative for canning, as well as for lengthening the shelf life of the foods in your refrigerator or on your kitchen counter.”
Indeed, as many colloidal silver users can attest, adding an ounce of
colloidal silver to a quart of milk that’s just begun to sour will reverse the
souring overnight and keep the milk fresh days longer. Many people add a bit of colloidal silver to
other foods prone to spoil early, such as cottage cheese.
Some even spray their fruits and veggies with colloidal silver to keep them fresher longer. And many colloidal silver users wash their fruits and veggies using a colloidal silver-based fruit and vegetable wash, in order to kill pathogens such as E. coli or Salmonella.
To learn more about using colloidal silver to keep food fresher, longer, see:
#8. Colloidal Silver Is a Gardener’s Best Friend
According to Dr. Keith F. Courtenay, in his book, Colloidal Silver: the Hidden Truths, colloidal silver is known to heal bacterial, viral and fungal attacks on plants. He writes:
"For all bacterial, fungal and viral attacks on plants, flowers and fruit, simply spray diluted colloidal silver on the leaves; also, add to water, mixing one tablespoon per liter.”
This has recently been borne out by clinical research indicating that colloidal silver not only kills plant fungus, but produces larger and healthier crops in the process.
To learn more about using colloidal silver in the garden, see:
#9. Colloidal Silver Is Safe and Non-Toxic
If you’ve done any research at all on colloidal silver, you’re sure to find a few shrill, of-the-wall articles warning of its alleged “toxicity.”
But experts attest that silver, when used within reason, has one of the safest toxicological profiles of any nutritional supplement. And recent research has proven that out. According to researchers Drake and Hazelwood, writing in “Exposure-Related Health Effects of Silver and Silver Compounds”:
“Silver in any form is not thought to be toxic to the immune, cardiovascular, nervous, or reproductive systems and is not considered to be carcinogenic.”
And according to the Dartmouth University Toxic Metals Research Program:
"Trace amounts of silver are in the bodies of all humans and animals. We normally take in between 70 and 88 micrograms of silver a day, half of that amount from our diet.
Humans have evolved with efficient methods of dealing with that intake, however. Over 99 percent is readily excreted from the body. Is silver harmful to humans?
Unlike other metals such as lead and mercury, silver is not toxic to humans and is not known to cause cancer, reproductive or neurological damage, or other chronic adverse effects."
To learn more about why colloidal silver is considered to be both safe and non-toxic, see:
#10. Colloidal Silver Heals Tooth and Gum Problems
Clinical researchers are finally looking into the amazing healing and antimicrobial properties of silver for use in keeping teeth and gums healthy and infection-free.
A recent study from China, for example, demonstrated that a "colloidal silver gelatin sponge" utilized on an infected tooth and surrounding gums was able to cure the infection.
Of course, long-time colloidal silver users are abundantly aware of silver’s often miraculous ability to heal infected teeth and gums, including its ability to stop plaque deposits from forming.
To learn more about colloidal silver’s profound ability to heal tooth and gum problems, see:
#11. Unlike Antibiotic Drugs, Colloidal Silver Is Also Effective Against Many Viral Infections
While colloidal silver is widely acknowledged to be most effective against bacterial infections, it’s also been demonstrated both in clinical research and in anecdotal accounts to be effective against a growing number of viral infections.
According to the clinical review, “Silver Nanoparticles as Potential Antiviral Agents”:
“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 immunodeficiency 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.”
In another clinical review, titled “Viral Pathogens and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome: Oligodynamic Ag1 for Direct Immune Intervention,” researchers stated:
“Emerging medical studies confirm the antiviral immune intervention of oligodynamic Ag1 [i.e., small, bio-active silver particles – ED] in vitro and in vivo against some of the most formidable viral organisms such as HIV and herpesvirus hominis.”
According to the Colloidal Silver Kills Viruses website, 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 other viral infections, as well, 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, they 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 the following articles, you’ll discover how many experienced colloidal silver users have successfully beaten cold and flu viruses, as well as numerous other viral infections, as well:
#12. Colloidal Silver is Also Effective Against Fungal Infections
Studies over the past 10 years have demonstrated colloidal silver to be extremely effective against fungal pathogens, in addition to its profound effects against bacterial and viral pathogens.
Fungal infections are some of the hardest infections to get rid of, often requiring weeks or even months of treatment with harsh antifungal drugs known to cause liver damage and other side effects.
But researchers now acknowledge that colloidal silver is VERY effective against fungal pathogens. And when used properly it has none of the potentially serious side effects of the prescription antifungal drugs.
To learn more, see the following articles:
#13. Colloidal Silver Is a Safe, Effective, Non-Toxic Household Disinfectant
According to health and lifestyle writer Jodi Todd, replacing costly and
potentially toxic household cleaning and disinfecting products with safe,
natural colloidal silver should be a top priority for every family. She writes:
“Germs, mold and other microbes are always popping up in unexpected places in the home. And it’s your job to prevent these pathogens from spreading to your family.
“Colloidal Silver is my #1 choice for disinfecting the home because it’s environmentally friendly, free from chemical toxins, extremely effective and most importantly of all, INEXPENSIVE!
“Indeed, colloidal silver can be made at home – quickly and easily -- for a fraction of the cost of those chemical-laden commercial disinfectants. And it works better than most of them because its germ-fighting capabilities last longer.”
You can read Jodi’s article, “Colloidal Silver: the Safe, Natural, Non-Toxic Home Disinfectant” directly below, along with ten more articles on using colloidal silver around the house to keep your home environment cleaner and germ-free without having to use products containing toxic chemicals:
#14. Colloidal Silver Heals Earaches With Ease
According to natural health writer Angela Kaelin,
using very small amounts of colloidal silver in the ears is one of the simplest
and most natural ways to get rid of an earache.
“Colloidal silver is perhaps the
world’s simplest and most effective cure for ear infections. That’s because it
is all-natural, comes in liquid form which can easily be dropped into the ear
using a standard eyedropper, and is easily available over-the-counter at health
food stores or through internet sources.
What’s more, unlike conventional prescription antibiotic drugs which are designed to work against specific classes of bacteria, and won’t work at all against fungal pathogens or viruses, colloidal silver has very broad spectrum antibiotic, antiviral and anti-fungal qualities. Indeed, it almost always works regardless of what’s causing your infection.”
To learn more about using colloidal silver for earaches, see the following articles and videos:
#15. Colloidal Silver Heals Eye Infections Quickly and Effectively
According to Dr. James Balch, M.D., author of the bestselling book Prescriptions for Nutritional Healing, you can indeed use colloidal silver directly in your eyes for Pink Eye, styes (i.e., conjunctivitis) and other eye infections.
In his newsletter, he recommended a few drops in each eye, several times a day, of 5 ppm to 10 ppm colloidal silver.
To learn more about using colloidal silver as a powerful nutritional adjunct to healing eye infections, see the following articles and videos:
#16. Colloidal Silver Heals Stubborn Sinus Problems FAST
Experts say colloidal silver is one of the most effective natural substances you can use for knocking out sinus infections or alleviating nasal allergy symptoms.
All you need is some 5 to 10 ppm colloidal silver, and a small nasal
spray bottle. Here’s what one lady says
about her experience using colloidal silver for sinus problems:
“I had struggled in the spring and autumn seasons before due to heavy pollen with severe sinus pain/headache, etc.
Now, I simply lay on my bed with my head back hanging slightly over the bed, and I drop three drops of colloidal silver silver into each nostril, lay there for one minute (the "slight" stinging lets you know it made it there), then I blow my nose.
I repeat the process one more time. Within an hour my suffering subsides, and my head feels clear.”
You can learn more about using colloidal silver to resolve sinus problems, in the following articles and videos:
#17. Colloidal Silver Kills Antibiotic Drug-Resistant Pathogens
According to Dr. Garry Gordon, M.D., antibiotic-resistant infections are now the fourth leading cause of death, topped only by heart disease, cancer and stroke.
And that’s not just in the U.S., but worldwide. In other words, your chances of getting a drug-resistant infection are growing by leaps and bounds.
Thankfully, nature has provided us with what medical science has been unable to provide, i.e., a substance that wipes out drug-resistant super-pathogens with relative ease. Here’s what you need to know:
Tip of the Iceberg
Believe it or not, those 17 reasons are just the tip of the iceberg. There are dozens more ways to use colloidal silver, and dozens more reasons to reach for it first.
You can learn more about using colloidal silver, including specific dosage information for specific diseases, in my 547-page book, The Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual – the world’s #1 bestselling book on colloidal silver.
Or, for a quick video overview of how to use colloidal silver around the home, see my 60-minute full-color DVD, The Colloidal Silver Secrets Video.
And be sure to get a copy of my FREE Colloidal Silver Safe Dosage Report, which explains how to calculate your maximum daily safe dosage based on your body weight and the concentration of the colloidal silver product you’re using.
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
The Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual
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