Study: Silver Helps Stop Candida Albicans from Forming Protective Biofilms (and Busts Through Existing Fungal Biofilms)
One of the issues that makes Candida albicans so difficult to eradicate with antifungal drugs is the fact that it can form protective biofilms that prevent the drug from getting to and killing the fungal cells.
But in a December 2015 clinical study published in the Journal of Nanobiotechnology and titled “Effect of silver nanoparticles on Candida albicans biofilms,” researchers demonstrated silver nanoparticles have a “potent inhibitory effect” on biofilm formation in the Candida albicans species of fungal pathogen.
The researchers wrote, “Candida albicans is the most common pathogenic fungus isolated in bloodstream infections in hospitalized patients, and the fourth most frequent infection in U.S. hospitals.”
They also noted that Candida albicans “has the ability to form biofilms — a community of fungal cells surrounded by a protective matrix that effectively shelters Candida against the action of antifungal drugs.”
Thankfully, according to the researchers, silver not only busts through those fungal biofilms, but also helps prevent them from forming in the first place. Here’s what you need to know…
Hi, Steve Barwick here, for The Silver Edge…
Because of its ability to form protective biofilms, Candida infections can be extremely difficult to eradicate with modern antifungal drugs.
When the drugs can’t get past the protective biofilm, they become worthless against the fungal pathogen.
So researchers decided to test silver nanoparticles to see if they could defeat the biofilm formation of the Candida fungal species, and could therefore be used as an alternative to prescription antifungal drugs.
The study authors concluded:
“Our results demonstrate that silver nanoparticles are potent inhibitors of C. albicans biofilm formation.
“Observations with a Scanning Electron Microscope are consistent with an overall loss of structure of biofilms mostly due to disruption of the outer cell membrane/wall and inhibition of filamentation.
“Transition Electron Microscopy indicates the permeabilization of the cell wall and subsequent disruption of the structural layers of the outer fungal cell wall.
The anti-biofilm effects are via cell wall disruption.”
In other words, the silver nanoparticles not only inhibited the formation of Candida biofilms, but they also destroyed existing biofilms by disrupting the outer cell wall of the fungus and entering into the fungal cells.
Most interesting of all is that the silver nanoparticles were able to inhibit formation of Candida biofilms at an astonishingly low concentration of .48 ppm — which is to say, less than one-half ppm!
Kills the Fungus, Too!
Other clinical studies have demonstrated that silver is able to kill Candida and other forms of fungus with relative ease — often even better than prescription anti-fungal drugs. Here’s an article on one such study:
- Article: New Study Proves Colloidal Silver Decimates Fungal Pathogens; Even Superior to Popular Anti-Fungal Drugs
Here are some additional articles detailing how colloidal silver can be used to defeat a variety of fungal infections:
- Article: Colloidal Silver Beats Fungal Infections Fast
- Article: Colloidal Silver for Athlete’s Foot and Other Topical Fungal Infections
- Article: Beat Toenail Fungus with Colloidal Silver
- Article: Researchers Prove Nanosilver Beats Toenail Fungus (Dermatophyte Fungus)
And yes, there are plenty of clinical studies to back up silver’s astonishing ability to kill a wide variety of fungal pathogens. Here are just a few:
- Study: Antifungal Activity and Mode of Action of Silver Nano-particles on Candida Albicans
- Study: In vitro Antifungal Activity of Silver Nanoparticles Against Ocular Pathogenic Filamentous Fungi
- Study: Researchers Develop Silver-Imbedded Dentures that Prevent Oral Fungal Infections
- Study: Antifungal Properties of Electrically Generated Metallic Silver Ions
- Study: The Silver Nanoparticle (Nano-Ag): A New Model for Antifungal Agents
As you can see, medical science has proven beyond any shadow of a doubt that silver is a potent anti-fungal agent, not only killing the fungal pathogens, but also destroying protective bio-films they might erect and preventing the formation of new biofilms as well.
Silver Works on Bacterial Biofilms as Well
Of course, this information should be no big surprise to researchers since previous clinical research has demonstrated that silver helps stop the formation of a variety of bacterial biofilms as well, and yes, even busts through existing bacterial biofilms.
- Article: Silver Ions Bust Through Bacterial Biofilms
- Study: Colloidal Silver: A Novel Treatment for Staphylococcus aureus Biofilms
- Study: Topical Colloidal Silver as an Anti-Biofilm Agent in a Staphylococcus aureus Chronic Rhinosinusitis Sheep Model
- Study: Silver Nanoparticles Impede Biofilm Formation By Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus epidermidis
As you can see, nanosilver exhibits astonishing effectiveness against both fungal and bacterial biofilms, and researchers hope one day to be able to add silver to existing antifungal and antibiotic drugs in order to help get the drugs past the protective biofilms produced by these pathogens. After all, it’s often the biofilms alone that are making the pathogens resistant to modern drugs.
Of course, the very obvious question is this: Since clinical research clearly demonstrates that silver not only busts through fungal and bacterial biofilms, but also kills the fungal and bacterial pathogens, why bother with the drugs at all?
I think you know the answer to that question: Because colloidal silver is natural, the drug companies cannot patent and monopolize the sale of a colloidal silver product. So they search to develop a “novel” way of using silver along with prescription drugs, so they can then patent it as a “new drug,” put a hefty price tag on it, and monopolize it’s sale to you, the consumer.
Important Addendum: Where to Find Colloidal Silver
If you’re brand new to colloidal silver usage and are wondering where to buy it, it’s important to know that you can find it in just about any well-stocked health food store in America. It’s also available on Amazon and numerous other websites.
But it can be extremely expensive. In fact, because colloidal silver works so well against numerous forms of infection and disease, it has the highest price mark-up of any nutritional supplement in existence.
The amount of actual silver in a four-ounce bottle of colloidal silver is about five to 12 cents worth. (Yes, I said five to twelve cents.)
Yet because that small amount of silver is all it takes to decimate so many different kinds of infections, the manufacturers mark it up about 16,000%, charging a whopping $20 or $30 per bottle.
What’s more, manufacturers promoting the latest faddish colloidal silver product often charge far more per bottle – sometimes $35 to $50 for a tiny four-ounce bottle.
And people are more than willing to pay through the nose for these commercial colloidal silver products at health food stores because colloidal silver does indeed heal infections and prevent the spread of germs and disease faster and better than any other natural supplement on the planet!
So, commercially speaking, the retail price of colloidal silver at health food stores reflects its value to the consumer far more so than its true cost to produce. But here’s the good news:
As I mentioned, typical health food store prices for colloidal silver can range from $20 to $30 for a tiny, four-ounce bottle.
But with a brand new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge, you can make your own safe, pure, high-quality micro-particle colloidal silver for about 36 cents a quart! In other words, you can make it at actual cost, just like the big colloidal silver bottlers do.
Compared to typical health food store prices, your first two one-quart batches literally pay for the entire cost of your new generator! Do you know of any other health product that literally pays for itself the very first few times you use it? The savings are absolutely astonishing!
In fact, by making your own high-quality colloidal silver with a brand new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge, you’ll be as close to having FREE colloidal silver as you can get, and for the rest of your life!
You’ll never have to pay those exorbitant health food store prices again!
The new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator is now the world’s #1 best-selling colloidal silver generator. Here are just a few reasons why you should own one…
- It pays for itself after your very first batch or two — your total cost to make your first one-quart batch is about 36 cents, compared to the $240 you’d pay at a health food store if you bought an equivalent amount (i.e., eight of those little 4-ounce bottles they normally sell for $30 apiece)!
- Safe, simple to operate…No special skills needed…You just set the handy timer, plug it in, walk away, and three hours later you have a perfect batch of therapeutic quality micro-particle colloidal silver…every time! Here’s a short pictorial demonstrating how astonishingly easy it is to use a new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge:
- Produces uncommonly small silver micro-particles as low as .8 nm. That’s a fraction of a single nanometer. Compare that to health food store colloidal silver which can contain silver particles as large as 200 nm to 1,000 nm (or even larger), and you’ll see why micro-particle colloidal silver is the very best there is! Smaller particles mean your body can absorb and utilize up to 99% of the colloidal silver you take, compared to maybe 30% or 40% with many health food store brands!
- Runs on standard household electricity, but uses less power than a tiny Christmas tree bulb – you won’t even see a blip on your electric bill!
- Produces uniform, crystal clear batches every single time that store for months, or even years, without losing potency!
- Cannot produce silver chloride or unsafe substances – you get pure, therapeutic-quality micro-particle colloidal silver every time!
Just read through some of the testimonials below to see for yourself how you’ll save literally thousands of dollars per year by making your own colloidal silver with your brand new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge!
Here’s what one customer recently wrote to tell us:
“Owning a Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge has given us the luxury of being able to use high-quality colloidal silver any time we need it. And we never have to worry about the costs because it only costs a few pennies per quart to make! It is without a doubt the single-best money-saving appliance in my entire house!
Best of all, the machine is very easy to use, and easy to store. I was concerned about ease-of-use, but my fears were unfounded. After I got mine and used it, I immediately bought one and sent it to my 83 year old mom, and she uses it regularly as well.
Now that I have a Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator, I can use colloidal silver for everything — disinfecting the kitchen sinks, countertops, and the cutting board… spraying the toilet bowls, and the bathroom countertops and sinks… spraying it on my toothbrush to prevent bacterial growth…rinsing my mouth with it to prevent cavities and gum disease…you name it.
I even put it in the laundry rinse cycle when I do my linens, towels and kitchen rags, so I don’t have to wash them as frequently. It really keeps them fresh, and there’s never any mold or mildew anywhere in our house.
I also put some in the cat’s water bowl each day, and the dog’s too. We use it in the bathtub for skin problems. And of course we drink it when our tummies are queasy, or when we feel a cold or flu coming on. We also gargle with it in order to get rid of sore throats, and sniff it up our noses to get rid of sinus problems.
My husband even sprays it on his hair in the mornings, and has completely eliminated his lifelong dandruff problem. And he sprays a little bit in his eyes from time to time, and now has no more recurrent problems with sties.”
— K. Sullivan, NM
And here’s what another happy customer wrote to say about the tremendous savings she’s achieved by no longer having to purchase her colloidal silver through health food stores:
“We make a quart of colloidal silver at least once a week with the Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from the Silver Edge. I finally sat down and figured out how much this machine has been saving us. By making our own colloidal silver we’ve saved $11,503.20 this year alone, compared to the cost of colloidal silver at our local health food store.
The cost for colloidal silver at our local health food store is $30 for a tiny four-ounce bottle. But with my Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator, I can make eight times that amount (i.e., a full quart) for about 35 cents total cost.
If I were to purchase a quart of colloidal silver at the health food store, which would be eight of those tiny, four-ounce bottles, the cost would be a whopping $240 (i.e., 8 x $30 = $240) compared to the 35 cents I now spend to make a full quart!
Here’s the breakdown of our costs to make a full quart of colloidal silver with our Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator: It costs us about a dollar for a gallon of steam-distilled water at Walmart. So a quart of the steam-distilled water costs about 25 cents. And I estimate we use maybe a nickel’s worth of electricity and maybe another nickel’s worth of silver from the silver rods for every one-quart batch of colloidal silver we make. So that’s 35 cents a quart, all told, for each quart of micro-particle colloidal silver we make!
And frankly, considering how long the .999 fine silver rods have lasted (over a year and a half, so far, for the most recent set), I think it’s probably even cheaper than that. But it’s the lifetime savings we’ve experienced that’s just mind-boggling to me.
For example, we’ve had our Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver unit for nearly five years now. And as I mentioned we make one quart per week, and we spend about 35 cents a week on making colloidal silver.
This means we save about $239.65 a week by not having to purchase a quart’s worth of colloidal silver at our local health food store. So do the math: In just one month, the savings is $958.60…in one year, the savings is $11,503.20…and in five years we’ve saved approximately $57,516.00!
When you put pencil to paper and figure it out, it definitely takes you by surprise. You just think ‘No way. I must have multiplied that wrong.’
But it’s true. The savings is legitimately well over $11,000 a year over health food store prices for colloidal silver, if you make and use a quart of colloidal silver a week like we do! And we reap that incredible savings from the very reasonable $250 investment we made in purchasing our Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator.
In their advertising literature, The Silver Edge says the unit completely pays for itself after your first couple of one-quart batches. But really, that’s quite an understatement when you realize the true extent of your savings!
Of course, once you start making your own colloidal silver with a Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge, you don’t really think about how much you’re saving compared to health food store prices, because it just becomes a normal part of your everyday life. But the savings is nevertheless astonishing when you reflect on it.
What’s especially nice is being able to produce a significantly higher-quality colloidal silver than what’s generally available to the public through health food stores, especially at such a tiny, tiny fraction of the cost.”
— Marie Wilkey, SC
The Bottom Line…
With a high-quality Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge, you’ll never again have to pay exorbitant health food store or internet vendor prices for high-quality colloidal silver!
Indeed, your first batch or two will indeed completely pay for the entire cost of your generator, compared to health food store prices!
What’s more, you’ll be able to give colloidal silver away FREE to family members, friends and neighbors, because you’ll be making it — literally — for only a few pennies per batch!
Simply click on this link to learn more about this phenomenal new breakthrough in colloidal silver-making technology, including our current, time-limited, money-saving offers that can save you up to $100 if you act quickly and decisively!
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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