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    Hi everyone. My friend Diana just emailed me some info about Colloidal Silver and thought I post it on here. I also would like to know if any of you have tried this before. Thank you for your input. Sorry it's so long.

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    Colloidal Silver:
    A Near Perfect Antibiotic



    Colloidal Silver is a near perfect antibiotic. Just about every known pathogenic germ, bacteria, virus or fungus, will die within six minutes of contact with colloidal silver. In addition, there are no known bad side effects from using colloidal silver. Silver can be used topically or internally.For burns or sores that may be infected, use a bandage to keep a cotton ball soaked in colloidal silver on the wound. That approach will also help with warts.

    Women suffering with a vaginal yeast infection can use 1 Tablespoon of colloidal silver mixed in with 8 oz. of water as a douche solution for almost immediate results. For infectious diseases, colloidal silver can be taken internally either straight or mixed with liquid or other preference. If you are dealing with an existing infectious condition, you may want to take 1 tablespoon of colloidal silver three times a day. As the condition improves you can reduce dosage to two tablespoons a day and then reduce to once a day.For general protection from colds, flu and other infectious diseases, a daily dose of one tablespoon is recommended. Only increase dosage if a condition develops in spite of the normal daily dosage.

    The Rediscovery of a Super Antibiotic

    Research has shown that colloidal silver is a powerful, natural antibiotic and preventative against infections. Acting as a catalyst, colloidal silver has been shown to disable the enzyme that single celled bacteria, viruses and fungi need to metabolize oxygen. They suffocate without corresponding harm occurring to human enzymes or parts of the human body chemistry. The result is the destruction of disease causing organisms in the body and in food. Colloidal silver was in common use until 1938 when the medical profession turned its attention to pharmaceutical drugs.

    Early Research

    At the turn of the century, scientists had discovered that the body's most important fluids are colloidal in nature: suspended ultra-fine particles. Blood, for example, carries nutrition and oxygen to the body cells. This led to studies with colloidal silver. Prior to 1938, colloidal silver was used by physicians as a mainstream antibiotic treatment and was considered quite "high-tech". Production methods, however, were costly. Then the pharmaceutical industry moved in, causing colloidal research to be set aside in favor of fast working, more toxic and potentially dangerous drugs.

    Contemporary Studies

    While studying regeneration of limbs, spinal cords and organs in the late 1970s, Robert O. Becker, MD., author of The Body Electric, discovered that silver ions promote bone growth and kill surrounding bacteria. The march 1978 issue of Science Digest, in an article, "Our Mightiest Germ Fighter," reported: "Thanks to eye-opening research, silver is emerging as a wonder of modern medicine. An antibiotic kills perhaps a half-dozen different disease organisms, but silver kills some 650. Resistant strains fail to develop. Moreover, silver is virtually non-toxic." The article ended with a quote by Dr. Harry Margraf, a biochemist and pioneering silver researcher who worked with the late Carl Moyer, M.D., chairman of Washington University's Department of Surgery in the 1970s: "Silver is the best all-around germ fighter we have."

    How It Works

    The presence of colloidal silver near a virus, fungus, bacterium or any other single celled pathogen disables its oxygen metabolism enzyme, its chemical lung, so to speak. Within a few minutes, the pathogen suffocates and dies, and is cleared out of the body by the immune, lymphatic and elimination systems. Unlike pharmaceutical antibiotics, which destroy beneficial enzymes, colloidal silver leaves these tissue-cell enzymes intact, as they are radically different from the enzymes of primitive singe-celled life. Thus colloidal silver is absolutely safe for humans, reptiles, plants and all multi-celled living matter. Product Quality Many brands of colloidal silver are inferior. The highest grade is produced by the electro-colloidal / non-chemical method where the silver particles and water have been collided, i.e., dispersed within and bound to each other by an electric current. The super-fine silver particles are suspended indefinitely in demineralized water. Ideally, colloidal silver is clear to a very slight golden yellow. Darker colors indicate larger silver particles that tend to collect at the bottom of the container and are not true colloids. If a product contains a stabilizer or lists trace elements other than silver, or if it needs to be shaken, it is inferior. If a product requires refrigeration, some other ingredient is present that could spoil. Some brands with high concentrations of silver may actually not be completely safe. High concentrations of silver do not kill disease germs more effectively than the safe range of 5 to 20 parts per million (ppm.).

    Ingesting Colloidal Silver

    Taken orally, the colloidal silver is absorbed from the mouth into the bloodstream, then transported quickly to the body cells. Swishing the solution under the tongue briefly before swallowing may result in faster absorption. If only small doses of colloidal silver are taken it may take three to four days for silver to accumulate in the tissues sufficiently for benefits to begin. Colloidal silver is completely eliminated form the body by the kidneys, lymph system and bowls after several weeks. If routinely exposed to dangerous pathogenic germs, to have continuous protection, some recommend a regular daily intake of colloidal silver. In cases of minor burns, an accumulation of colloidal silver may hasten healing, reducing the possibility of infection and scar tissue. (A fine spray mist or compress soaked in colloidal silver can also be very helpful.) It is believed by many in the natural healing arts that the lives of millions of people who are susceptible to chronic low-grade infections can be enhanced by this preventative health measure.

    Chronic or Serious Conditions

    One teaspoon of 10 ppm. colloidal silver equals about 50 micrograms (mcg.) of silver. One to three teaspoons per day (50-150 mcg.) is generally considered to be a "nutritional amount" and is reported to be safe to use for extended periods of time. Amounts higher than this are generally considered "therapeutic amounts" and should only be used periodically. In cases of illness, natural health practitioners have often recommended taking double or triple the "nutritional amount" for 30 to 45 days, then dropping down to a smaller, maintenance dose. Amounts from 3-32 ounces per day have reportedly been used in acute conditions. If your body is extremely ill or toxic, do not be in a hurry to clear up everything at once. If pathogens are killed off too quickly, the body's five eliminatory channels (liver, kidneys, skin, lungs and bowel) may be temporarily overloaded, causing flu-like conditions, headache, extreme fatigue, dizziness, nausea or aching muscles. Ease off on the colloidal silver to a smaller amount and increase your distilled water intake. Regular bowel movements are a must in order to relieve the discomforts of detoxification. Resolve to reduce sugar and saturated fats from the diet, and exercise more. Given the opportunity, the body's natural ability to heal may amaze you.

    Topical Uses

    Some have used colloidal silver in a nasal spray mister to reach the sinuses and nasal passages. Spray bottles have been used for topical use on kitchen and bathroom surfaces, skin, soar throat, eyes, burns, etc. Colloidal silver is painless on cuts, abrasions, in open wounds, in the nostrils for a stuffy nose, and even in a baby's eyes because, unlike some antiseptics, it does not destroy tissue cells. It's excellent as an underarm deodorant, since most underarm odor is caused by bacteria breaking down substances released by the sweat glands.

    Some Common Uses of Colloidal Silver

    Natural health practitioners have for years recommended taking one tablespoon daily, for four days, to establish a level, then one half-tablespoon daily for maintenance (proportional to body weight for children). Also, colloidal silver can be applied directly to burns, cuts, scrapes, and open sores, or on a bandage for warts. It can be applied on eczema, itches, acne, sunburns or bug bites. To purify water, add one tablespoon per gallon, shake well and wait six minutes. Mixed this way it's tasteless. It is not an allopathic poison.
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    This is part 2 of the info. It wouldn't let me post all of it all at once. Sorry.

    Veterinary and Garden Use

    Colloidal silver has worked just as well on pets of all kinds. Used in proportion to the body weight, it should bring the same results. In the garden, field or greenhouse, add enough to the water or soil and the plants will do the rest.


    Tolerance To Disease Organisms

    We have all heard of the "super-germs" that are resistant to most modern antibiotics. Some believe that single-celled germs cannot mutate into silver- resistant forms, as happens with conventional antibiotics. Therefore no tolerance to colloidal silver would develop through mutation. Also, colloidal silver has not been demonstrated to interact or interfere with other medicines being take. Inside the body, silver apparently does not form toxic compounds or react with anything other than a germs oxygen-metabolizing enzyme.Colloidal silver may truly be a safe, natural remedy for may of mankind's ills. Additionally, there has never been a drug interaction reported between colloidal silver and any other medications. It's difficult to overdose, unless extremely large amounts are ingested. Colloidal silver has been reported by users to be both a remedy and a prevention for numerous infections, colds, flus, and fermentation's due to various bacteria, viruses or fungi, even the non-apparent low-grade, general body infections many people have. Living organisms are in the colloidal-chemical state, not the crystalline state. The body may more readily assimilate substances already in that form. Colloidal silver is the most useable form of a reputedly effective germ fighter. A colloidal suspension is ultra-fine particles of one substance, suspended by an electric charge in another substance. Homogenized milk and aerosol sprays are colloidal suspensions. Colloidal silver is pure metallic silver (not a chemical compound) of particles 15 atoms or fewer, each with a positive electric charge, and attached to a molecule of simple protein. This new particle floats in pure water. The electric charge is stronger than gravity so the silver particles don't sink.

    Colloidal Silver in Advance of Illness

    When the possibility of germ exposure is higher, colloidal silver can be take orally each day or applied topically when there is a skin problem. It's like having a second defense system. The silver acts only as a catalyst and is stabilized. It is non-toxic, except to single cell pathogenic organisms, and is non-addictive. It also, apparently, kills parasites in the single cell stage of their life cycle. Older folks reportedly feel younger because their body energies are used up constantly fighting disease. Digestion has also been reportedly better. Medical research has shown the silver promotes more rapid healing, with less scar tissue, even in the case of severe burns. Successes have been reported in cases that previously have been given up on by established doctors. Colloidal silver is tasteless and won't sting even a baby's eyes, and won't upset your stomach.

    More Than 650 Diseases Helped

    Colloidal silver has been reported to kill 650 microorganisms, many of which are associated with human diseases. This does not automatically mean that taking silver will cure diseases caused by these germs. Colloidal silver only kills microorganisms when they are in contact with it for a sufficient period of time. The human body is a complex system which may prevent high enough concentrations of colloidal silver from reaching the affected area. The basic guideline that has been recommended for using colloidal silver is that it usually works if you can get a high enough concentration to the affected area. Some will want to experiment with higher amounts (such as 8 or more ounces at a time) to find out what it takes to accomplish this. Do not use colloidal silver if you are allergic to contact with silver metals, or if you notice any digestive upset after use.The following is a partial list of the more that 650 diseases that colloidal silver has been reputed to be successful against: acne, AIDS, allergies, appendicitis, arthritis, athletes foot, bladder inflammation, blood parasites, blood poisoning, boils, burns, cancer, candida, colitis, conjunctivitis, cystitis, dermatitis, diabetes, dysentery, eczema, gastritis, gonorrhea, hay fever, herpes, impetigo, indigestion, keratitis, leprosy, leukemia, lupus, Lyme disease, malaria, meningitis, parasitic infections: viral, fungal and bacterial pneumonia, pleurisy, prostate, psoriasis, rhinitis, rheumatism, ringworm, septic conditions of the eyes, ears, mouth, and throat, seborrhea, shingles, skin cancer, staphylococcus and streptococcus infections, stomach flu, syphilis, thyroid, tuberculosis, tonsillitis, toxemia, all forms of virus, warts, whooping cough, yeast infection, stomach ulcer, and canine parovirus. veterinary uses, and fungal and viral attacks on plants. Simply spray diluted silver on the leaves and add to the soil.



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    There's a MAJOR drawback to colloidal silver usage. It doesn't stop reacting. Recent studies have shown that colloidal silver gets into the environment....and keeps on killing. Not just pathogens, but many very beneficial and NECESSARY micro-organisms, such as nitrogen fixing bacteria, decomposers, rhizomes, etc. Colloidal silver should be used sparingly, not with abandon as the above information would indicate. It is like the CFC's of the 80's and 90's: 1 molecule of CFC could theoretically deplete literally metric tons of ozone from our atmosphere. Similarly, colloidal silver can continue destroying microorganisms far far longer than people think, and therefore its effects are more far reaching than the average person is aware of.

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    Thank you so much for your input .
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    There are three processes of colloidal silver (sorry if they are mentioned in your post, I have heard and read a good bit about it so I just wanted to post a little something), DNA binding, oxidation catalyzation, and reaction with cell membrane proteins and receptors. Internally, there are concerns with colloidal silver blocking necessary receptors or required DNA synthesis, but there hasn't been any evidence that I have heard of to support this. The reason that silver attacks pathogens as opposed to healthy cells relies strictly on the composition of bacteria. Bacteria carries a Sulfur-Hydroxide group on its membrane that bonds with the Oxygen rich surface of the colloidal silver. This bond pulls Hydrogen out of the cell stopping cellular respiration, thus the cell dies. The oxidation process also targets receptor proteins on the bacterial cell and neutralizes their function. This is something that doesn't happen in our healthy cells. Another theory is that the silver blocks other metal based enzyme receptors in bacteria and stop their function. As far as environmental issues, the EPA has done extensive testing with no reports of environmental toxicity. Since silver itself is not a biological compound, and DNA synthesis can't support the reproduction of silver the only silver in the environment is the silver that is introduced directly to that environment. It isn't water soluble and when bonded with oxygen creates the solid silver oxide so I don't think that environmental/contamination would be a big problem. If anyone has any articles that show otherwise I would love to read them so if you could post that would be great. I have been interested in this stuff since my microbio and cell bio classes.

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    I am not an expert but I have done my research. What follows is one of many articles on the web about colloidial silver. There are others, including the Mayo Clinic which catagorically state that claims made about the "miracle antibiotic" are made by those selling it. The FDA routinely sends warning letters to those companies that make unproven claim. None of the "studies" were done independently. None were double blind or not really done at all.

    "Colloidal silver isn't considered safe or effective for any of the health claims manufacturers make. Silver has no known purpose in the body. Nor is it an essential mineral, as some sellers of silver products claim.

    Colloidal silver products are made of tiny silver particles suspended in a liquid — the same type of precious metal used in jewelry, dental fillings, silverware and other consumer goods. Colloidal silver products are usually marketed as dietary supplements that are taken by mouth. Colloidal silver products also come in forms to be injected or applied to the skin.

    Manufacturers of colloidal silver products often claim that they are cure-alls, boosting your immune system, fighting bacteria and viruses, and treating cancer, HIV/AIDS, shingles, herpes, eye ailments and prostatitis. However, no sound scientific studies to evaluate these health claims have been published in reputable medical journals. In fact, the Food and Drug Administration has taken action against some manufacturers of colloidal silver products for making unproven health claims.

    It's not clear how much colloidal silver may be harmful, but it can build up in your body's tissues over months or years. Most commonly, this results in argyria (ahr-JIR-e-uh), a blue-gray discoloration of your skin, eyes, internal organs, nails and gums. While argyria doesn't pose a serious health problem, it can be a cosmetic concern because it doesn't go away when you stop taking silver products.

    Rarely, excessive doses of colloidal silver can cause possibly irreversible serious health problems, including kidney damage and neurological problems such as seizures. Colloidal silver products may also interact with medications, including penicillamine, quinolone, tetracycline and thyroxine medications.

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    Oops I forgot my "bonafides". That was from the Mayo Clinic and this Professor of Internal Medicine.
    Brent Bauer, M.D., is board certified in internal medicine. He is a consultant in the Department of Internal Medicine and director of the Department of Internal Medicine's Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. Dr. Bauer, a native of Madison, Wis., is also a professor of medicine at Mayo Medical School and a graduate of Mayo Medical School.

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