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How can Colloidal Silver Help?
Colloidal Silver is the most powerful natural antibiotic known to man, estimated to kill over 650 different disease-causing pathogens(bacteria, viruses, fungus and yeast). Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, noted that silver had beneficial healing and anti-disease properties. Colloidal silver was used widely until around 1938 when the FDA came into being and the movement toward synthetic antibiotics began to emerge. Although used by NASA on shuttle missions and international airline carriers, silver has all but disappeared except for hospital intensive burn units. A group of scientists in Pharm World Sci v.19 pp. 197-201 Aug., 1997, refer to colloidal silver as "an antiseptic agent added because of its known antifungal potency." It has also been reported that having silver in the bloodstream increases the healing process of fractured bones. Small amounts of silver have also been used over time to preserve foods.
Today we are threatened by more "severe" viruses such as the Ebola and Hanta and other "flesh-eating" bacteria. Now you can conduct your own personal research using a colloidal silver generator to produce your own supply of colloidal silver.
any excess that is not needed by
the body is eliminated making
it unlikely to accumulate for a
long time in body tissues or overdose
So what is Colloidal Silver?
Colloidal Silver is defined as a very small particle of silver, .01 to .005 microns (5 to 10 nanometers) in diameter (four hundred thousandths to twenty millionths of an inch), suspended in a liquid medium. It is most commonly produced today by passing an electrical current over a couple of silver electrodes immersed in distilled water. This process forms an electrical current in the liquid medium causing silver particles to become suspended in the water. The particles are so small that one billion would fit into a cube four one hundredths of an inch in size. Colloidal silver is also an electrical colloid meaning the silver particles, have a positive electrical charge. Because of the small particle size and electrical charge, the particles repel each other and thus theoretically stay suspended in the water indefinitely and do not settle out. See Glass vs. Plastic below.
How it works
In order to understand how colloidal silver works, one must first understand the disease-state of the body. The body encounters pathogens and other foreign entities many times a day. When the body is healthy, it maintains a proper pH and oxygen-rich environment. The pH (parts Hydrogen) inside the cells of the body are usually near an alkaline pH 7.2-7.4. Outside the cell, the fluid surrounding the cells will usually realize an acidic pH. However, when an individual does not maintain a healthy environment in the body, the pH begins to rise in the outer fluid and fall inside the cell. This reduces the electrical potential of the cell. The oxygen levels in the body respond by decreasing. Pathogens that grow in the body will usually attack these weakened cells and "set up shop". Organisms that cause illness and attack these weak cells cannot survive in healthy cells that have outer fluid pH below ~4.0 and inner cellular fluid above pH ~6.9. Silver maintains a positive charge which when introduced to areas of infection, disrupt the organisms causing the illness.
While searching for alternatives to artificial antibiotics,
colloidal silver was rediscovered.
Much excitement was created when high potency colloidal
silver was found to have no side effects and does not become drug resistant.
Interestingly, colloidal silver is believed to kill the pathogens by inhibiting the enzyme(s) that these pathogens utilize to survive in their anaerobic environment. This enzyme(s) is the pathogen's "chemical lung". Without the necessary enzyme(s) for metabolism, growth, regeneration and survival, the pathogens "suffocate" and die. It is believed that viruses are destroyed because the electric valence charge of silver particles cause their protective protein coat, also referred to as the "head", to collapse and are rendered unable to replicate. The cells infected by virus may also be susceptible to enzymatic inhibition. They are then removed from the body by the immune, lymphatic, and intestinal elimination systems. This process is supposedly so effective that no pathogen has been recorded to mutate against colloidal silver or live in its presence for more than 6 minutes. While antibiotics are losing their effectiveness, as several strains of germs are becoming resistant to conventional antibiotics, they are not able to develop any resistant strains or immunity to silver.
What Does Research Show?
Rice University researchers have discovered in a study that ions, not particles, make silver toxic to bacteria. The message from the researchers is to use enough silver to kill them or you may strengthen the bacteria. Scientists have known for years that oxidized silver, meaning positively-charged silver ions, are deadly to bacteria.
Scientists also suspected that silver nanoparticles would also pack the same deadly punch as the effective, positively-charged counterpart. Not the case, as reported by the Rice researchers in the American
Chemical Society journal Nano Letters.
Pedro Alvarez, George R. Brown Professor and chair of Rice’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Department stated that, in fact, without the ionization of the silver particles, the silver is rendered essentially ineffective against microbes. Alvarez further stated that the insoluble silver nanoparticles are not what kill cells, but rather, the soluble ions when charged via oxidation are what get the job done.
The researches further suspected that particle size made a difference, and that, "Our original expectation was that the smaller a particle is, the greater the toxicity," said Zongming Xiu, the paper's lead author. What they found is that uncharged particles as concentrated as 195 ppm (parts per million) were ineffective. "But for the ionic silver, a concentration of about 15 parts per billion would kill all the bacteria present," according to Xiu. That is a magnitude of more than 7,500 times greater strength found in ionic silver.
Alvarez further stated that the result of this research should shift the debate about particle size and shape to the more important matter of the presence of charged silver ions.
Zong-ming Xiu†, Qing-bo Zhang‡, Hema L. Puppala‡, Vicki L. Colvin‡, and Pedro J. J. Alvarez*†
†Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and ‡Department of Chemistry, Rice University, Houston, Texas 77005, United States
Nano Letters., 2012, 12 (8), pp 4271–4275
Publication Date (Web): July 5, 2012
So what does this all mean for you? You can see from testimonials stemming from the use of both colloidal silver and ionic silver, that the charged particles produced by either method provide favorable results. The reason is that they both create charged particles regardless of their size. This is the key according to the researchers.
Toxicity - Is Colloidal Silver Safe?
Why is there no toxicity? Because the silver is in a colloidal form, any excess that is not needed by the body is easily eliminated thereby preventing the accumulation in body tissues for long periods of time. There is no known interaction between colloidal silver and any drugs, herbs or medicines. Colloidal silver is reported to be non-toxic to the body. No known cases exist demonstrating the ability to overdose using colloidal silver.
Glass vs. Plastic - How to Store Your Silver
Colloidal silver must be stored in glass amber bottles in order to hold the all important positive charge and protect the solution from sunlight. Some companies incorrectly package colloidal silver in plastic bottles. Plastic bottles will not hold the positive electrical charge thereby causing the particles to fall out of solution. Additionally, toxic chemicals from the plastic may leach into the suspension.
So begin your own health experimentation with colloidal silver using this proven and tested personal research tool today!
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