I want to thank my brother for introducing me to colloidal silver, a safe and effective alternative to antibiotics.
Colloidal silver is also known as ionic silver and silver nanoparticles in water. Is it safe? Is it effective?
Considering that my brother had been using it for many years for colds, flu, eye infection, and gum pain, I decided it was worth researching.
I discovered that EPA allows for ingestion of 1,000 mg of silver per day, and it has been used for centuries as an antiseptic and antibiotic.
NASA uses colloidal (ionic) silver to disinfect potable water in its spacecrafts. According to the NASA website, "The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has identified silver fluoride for use in the potable water system on the next generation spacecraft."
So I started it using it. Thus far I have used it for sore throat, cuts, sensitive gums, and pimples with great results. My daughter used it for an eye stye and it cleared it within four days. No hot compresses or antibiotics.
In large doses-several cups a day-it can cause a person's skin to turn blue! But you won't need to use very little for treating a bacterial or viral infection.For most conditions, all you need is a teaspoon or two of 10 ppm concentration three or four times a day.
The best explanation I have found so far as to how it works is that colloidal silver deactivates the respiratory system of pathogens without harming good bacteria. This method is a great advantage over antibiotics, which destroy all bacteria in your system, which can lead to the creation of antibiotic-resistant germs.
The best and safest one I have found is Sovereign Silver. It is 10 ppm colloidal silver and is available at Whole Foods, Vitamin Shoppe, and Amazon.
Some physicians and health care practitioners prescribe colloidal silver. You can contact the company to see if there is one near you. They have very helpful customer care reps.
1-888-328-8840 (Toll free-from the United States and Canada only)
+1-954-979-0885 (International calling)
Their first aid gel is amazing. It heals skin problem, cuts, and burns really fast. Just check out the reviews of it on Amazon.
The ways I have used this product so far:
Sore throat: Take 1-2 teaspoons and keep in the back of the throat for 5 minutes by reclining or lying down. This allows the silver nanoparticles to penetrate the affected areas. Then either swallow or spit out. I do this every 1-2 hours.
Sinus infection: I use the vertical spray. Two to three sprays in each nostril every 1-2 hours. It burns the first couple of times or days as the germs die off. After that, the burning sensation goes away.
Stye: 1-2 drops in the eye 3 or 4 time a day for 4-6 days.
Cuts and pimples: Apply the gel every hour or so.
Oral health: 2 or 3 sprays on a toothbrush or toothpaste help to eliminate decay-causing bacteria.
Deodorant: 2 or 3 sprays in the armpits kill the germs that cause odor. You will still sweat but it will have no odor.
Generally, the manufacturer recommends that you place a teaspoon of the product under the tongue, let the nanoparticles get absorbed for 30 seconds, and then swish the product around in the mouth and swallow.
A good source for learning how people use it is the reviews for various Sovereign Silver products on Amazon.
There is research being done on its use for cancer, antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and more.
One of the first sites that I found on colloidal silver was WebMD.com. It considers it most likely unsafe. But I noticed there were more than 130 comments on how effective colloidal silver is. Later, I found out that WebMD receives most of its funding from pharmaceutical companies, who prefer that we use antibiotics.
Disclaimer: Keep in mind that, as always, this article is for informational purposes only. Consult your physician or health care professional regarding the use of colloidal silver and your health. Also, as with any supplement, monitor how your body responds to use of a new product.
Personally, I'm grateful for this discovery. You can discover more on your own online
Stay informed. Stay well.