Monday, August 17, 2009

Colloidal Silver Kills Germs – Is it a Replacement for Anti-biotics?

The (Colloidal) Silver Bullet
Before the Second World War, colloidal silver was considered a universal antibiotic substance, useful with more than 650 infectious conditions. Is it just as useful today?

A Distinguished Place in History
Silver occupies a distinguished place in folklore and science as a metal of substance. When used in bullets, silver dispatches werewolves, vampires and lesser monsters to the netherworld. As a precious metal, it is treasured in jewelry and coin. As an industrial metal, it displays phenomenal electrical and thermal conductivities.
Perhaps a little less known is silver’s prowess in medical science. As a colloid—particles of silver dispersed in water—silver was considered a universal antibiotic substance and one of the best sources of antibiotic treatments prior to 1945.
Since then, colloidal silver’s use and effectiveness in medicine and wellness has been successfully tested at the UCLA School of Medicine as well as by respected medical and naturopathic practitioners. For years hospitals used colloidal silver to treat burn victims and to place in newborn’s eyes.
Outside the medical realm, colloidal silver is widely used in industrial and consumer applications such as water, shower, air and furnace filters. NASA uses a silver-based filtration system for all space flights and space stations. Some of the best-known bandage brands impregnate their products with silver.
Effective Against Germs
Antibiotic-resistant germs are now considered to be epidemic in the United States, accounting for a growing number of serious infections disorders. Many forms of bacteria, viruses, and fungus utilize a specific enzyme for their metabolism. Silver acts as a catalyst, effectively disabling those enzymes so that the disease microbe cannot reproduce.
* While most manufactured antibiotics are effective against a half dozen or so bacteria each, colloidal silver is useful against more than 650 different infections conditions, according to some studies*.
Colloidal silver has proven to be toxic to all tested species of fungi, bacteria, protozoa, parasites and many viruses.
* More importantly—unlike conventional antibiotics—infectious agents cannot build a resistance to silver.*
“There is no known disease-causing organism that can live in the presence of even minute traces of the chemical element of simple metallic silver,” according to Larry C. Ford, M.D., at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UCLA School of Medicine. According to the book "Colloidal Silver, The Antibiotic Alternative," colloidal silver can assist the body in a myriad of ways. “It is believed that colloidal silver will prove to be one of the greatest rediscoveries in preventative, natural health care,” according to the book.
Non-Toxic, Non-Addictive
According to researchers, colloidal silver, when properly prepared, is non-toxic, non-addictive and has no known side effects.
* It does not sting, and the body develops no tolerance to it.*
Neither does it harm the liver, kidneys or any other part of the body. It is an antiseptic anesthetic, which encourages the growth of new healthy cells.
*Colloidal silver appears to be safe for children and pregnant and nursing women. It is tasteless, odorless, contains no free radicals, is harmless to human enzymes and has no adverse reactions with medications. Taken internally, it may improve digestion, help prevent colds, flu and all organism-caused diseases.*
It can be used as a douche, atomized, nebulized or inhaled. Applied externally, it has been shown to help with things such as skin abrasions and burns (including sun burn). It can also be dropped into the eyes and ears to help the body overcome infection.
A word of caution: use only a product that can be obtained through a reputable commercial source.
Never use a “homemade” colloidal silver solution internally.
Kurt Grange, Ph.D., N.D., is a nutritional biophysiologist and author.

I reprinted this article because most people have never heard of the application of colloidal silver. I received it as part of a newsletter from RBC Lifesciences, a networking company I have been part of for the last 14 years. They carry a high quality product called: Silver 22.
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