What is Colloidal Silver?

Colloids are the smallest biological form of any matter. They are small enough to pass through membranes and therefore they skip past the digestive process and are easily absorbed by the body. Colloidal silver consists of silver atoms suspended in distilled ion-less water. The particles of silver are small enough to penetrate on a cellular level and destroy pathogens of all types, including bacteria, fungal spores, parasites, and viruses.

Colloidal silver is created when an electromagnetic process pulls tiny particles of silver from a larger sample of pure silver into (usually distilled) water. The minute electric charge on each atom holds these silver particles in suspension. This is essential to the effectiveness of the silver as it allows the particles to move more easily throughout the body.

Colloidal silver has been recognised as a powerful, natural antibiotic. Research has shown that it works by acting as a catalyst, disabling the enzyme that single-celled bacteria, fungi and viruses require for the metabolism of oxygen. This then suffocates the invading cell whilst doing no harm to any human enzymes, resulting in the removal of disease-causing organisms from the body.

It also works through the negative charge on the silver clusters binding up with the positive charge on the germ/bacteria. This causes an interruption of the germs biological function which means that it is then unable to reproduce. 

How Colloidal Silver Has Been Used?

Colloidal silver has been known as a remarkably effective natural antibiotic for centuries. But in past several decades, research has shown colloidal silver can even eradicate antibiotic resistance microbes like MRSA , the Avian Influenza (bird flu), and Human Corona virus (SARS).

In the mid-1970s, Dr. Robert O. Becker at Syracuse Medical University began his ground breaking research into colloidal silver. He later concluded: 

“What we have done was rediscover the fact that silver kills bacteria, a fact which had actually been known for centuries ...All of the organisms we tested were sensitive to the electrically generated silver ion, including some that were resistant to all known antibiotics...In no case were any undesirable side effects of the silver treatment apparent.”

However, silver’s innate anti-microbial effect was actually common knowledge among doctors some 60 years before Becker’s time. In fact, in the early 1900’s Alfred Searle, founder of the global Searle Pharmaceutical Company, had already discovered that silver in its liquid colloidal form could kill even the most deadly of pathogens. 

In his book Colloids in Biology and Medicine, 1919, Searle wrote:

“Applying colloidal silver to human subjects has been done in a large number of cases with astonishingly successful results...it has the advantage of being rapidly fatal to microbes without toxic action on its host. It is quite stable. It protects rabbits from ten times the lethal dose of tetanus or diphtheria toxin.”

Unlike prescription antibiotic drugs, silver does not create resistance or immunity in pathogens killed by it.

Recent Research Espousing the Virtues of Colloidal Silver

Over the past few years, several new studies have demonstrated the fact that silver is one of the most effective agents in the battle against MRSA and other deadly antibiotic-resistant super pathogens, including the: 
  1. Brigham-Young Clinical Study -- This study, published in the journal Current Science in 2006, found that a number of the antibiotic drugs which had previously been able to kill MDR (multiple drug-resistant) pathogens such as MRSA could be restored to full efficacy against the deadly pathogens, but only if a liquid silver solution similar to colloidal silver was used in conjunction with the drug.
  2. Iranian Clinical Study – This study also found that silver increases the effectiveness of antibiotic drugs against staph infections. The researchers concluded: 
“The antibacterial activities of penicillin G, amoxicillin, erythromycin, clindamycin, and vancomycin were increased in the presence of silver nano-particles (Ag-NPs) against both test strains. The highest enhancing effects were observed for vancomycin, amoxicillin, and penicillin G against S. aureus."
  1. Taiwanese Clinical Study – Published in the journal Colloids Surface B Biointerfaces in 2007, this study demonstrated that colloidal silver, by itself, eradicates both MRSA and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, another deadly and extremely opportunistic superbug. 
  2. Czech Clinical Study – Likewise, this Czech study published in the prestigious Journal of Physical Chemistry B in 2006, also demonstrated that colloidal silver was a highly effective agent against MRSA:
“…silver particles with a narrow size distribution with an average size of 25 nm, which showed high antimicrobial and bactericidal activity against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, including highly multi-resistant strains such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The study further demonstrated that very low concentrations of silver could be utilized to destroy MRSA, as long as the silver particles were very small, averaging 25 nm.”

Where can I purchase Colloidal Silver?

More information about Colloidal silver can be found at the site of UK COLLOIDAL SILVER a British company concerned with further research and where colloidal silver can be purchased online:

Web: www.uk-cs.co.uk and www.ukcolloidalsilver.co.uk
Email: sales@uk-cs.co.uk
Tel: 01460 281098
UK Colloidal Silver Ltd is a limited company registered in England and Wales.
Registered number: 6105386. VAT Registration 986 7426 58
Registered office: The Old Post Office, Taunton TA3 6PA

COMMENT: This site has no commercial interests in the sale of Colloidal Silver and makes no medical claims for its use.  This page is for information only and anyone interested in using colloidal silver is encouraged to do their own research as the information presented here does not claim to be exhaustive.  Anyone with a medical condition or taking medication must first speak to their own doctor before taking any form of self help remedy.  Those wishing to use Colloidal Silver should obtain it from a reputable source and take it under guidance of a practitioner or strictly following the instructions from the company.

It is incredible that in these days of increasing antibiotic resistance due to over prescribing and overuse colloidal silver generally gets a bad press and warnings against its effectiveness and highlighting side effects not even ascribed to the correct use of colloid silver.  It is as if conventional wisdom doesn't want anyone to find out the possible benefits.  This sort of attitude is a great shame for all concerned.
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