Colloidal silver is a suspension of submicroscopic metallic silver particles in a colloidal base. Lately, it has grown in popularity among health experts because it is believed to contribute to health and wellbeing in several significant ways. In fact, before the advent of modern day antibiotics hospitals used silver in the treatment of burns, wounds and to ward off bacterial infections. So did those healthcare professionals of yesterday know something that we do not about colloidal silver? Here are some of the medicinal benefits of colloidal silver that suggest that they may have.
- Destroys antibacterial bacteria in the body: As we said at the beginning of this post, the mineral silver has long been used to help the body destroy harmful bacteria. It has even been shown in some studies to destroy pathogens that have become resistant to traditional antibiotics. In fact, Dr. Larry Ford of UCLA Medical Center found that it can kill over 650 kinds of bacteria, fungi, parasites, molds and fungi.
- Antiviral properties: Much harder to defeat than bacteria, viruses can cause a whole host of dangerous diseases such as HIV/Aids, pneumonia, herpes, shingles and warts. Some research suggests that colloidal silver is a strong antiviral.
- Relieves sinus conditions: Colloidal silver acts to fight Staph Aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa which cause sinusitis and other nasal conditions. In this capacity, it is available as a nasal spray.
- Wound care/skin health: Some studies show that colloidal silver, applied topically, may help heal soft tissue and skin by acting as an anti-fungal agent. As a matter of fact, since the 60s silver has returned as an element used to help heal burns.
- Purifies water: Studies conducted at the University of California, Los Angeles show that 30 parts per million (ppm) of silver can purify one gallon of water.
It is not recommended that women who are pregnant or breast-feeding take colloidal silver. This is because it is believed that silver may cross into the placenta. Apart from that, few side effects have been associated with moderate usage of silver products.
Yes, the growing popularity of colloidal silver among the public is due in no small part to the movement toward fighting disease and infections with natural substances to ward off diseases. We have many Chaga medicinal products that can also help support the immune system and have been used to do so for centuries. Chaga is safe and is available here on our site.