by Paul Fassa, Natural Health Journalist
(Silver Bulletin e-News Magazine) The basic reason for any colloidal silver efficacy and safety controversy is the medical establishment (medical mafia) and the pharmaceutical industry (Big Pharma) see colloidal silver as a financial threat. –Editor’s Note: The truth and colloidal silver is based on thousands of years of silver usage in the fight against disease and germs even before mankind knew what germs were.
Both institutions have put silver medical products to work in hospital equipment and medical tools as well as anti-infection burn remedies to prevent MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) infections, which are potentially lethal and have become antibiotic resistant.
Yet the medical establishment promotes fear mongering lies through various media outlets and threatens colloidal silver manufacturers through various federal, state, and local health agencies.
The difference between their medical products and colloidal silver is patent rights that yield royalties for several years. Colloidal silver can be made by anyone with inexpensive equipment and it can’t be patented.
As of January 2009, the EU has banned colloidal silver manufacturing in its European member nations. Whenever Codex Alimentarius gets “harmony” compliance from the USA, the same will happen here.
So now is the right time to stock up and try it yourself or buy a kit permitting you to make it yourself indefinitely.
How Colloidal Silver Works and How It’s Made
Some consider it an antiseptic and not an antibiotic because it kills bacteria, destroys viruses, and eliminates fungal infections. But while colloidal silver can destroy even antibiotic resistant pathogens, so far bacteria that are resistant to silver haven’t developed.
Keep in mind that while antibiotics don’t touch viruses and funguses, colloidal silver eliminates them.
It eliminates anaerobic pathogens by destroying the enzymes that fend off oxygen molecules, thus oxidizing them to death. Conversely, the silver nano-particles neutralize the minority of aerobic pathogens by disrupting their ability to use oxygen.
This begs the question; will colloidal silver destroy friendly gut bacteria the way pharmaceutical antibiotics do?
Some speculate that colloidal silver doesn’t affect the intestinal flora balance because of colloidal silver’s rapid assimilation from the gastrointestinal (GI) tract into the blood stream. Therefore. it doesn’t linger in the GI tract long enough to adversely affect the intestinal flora balance. But this is speculation.
Most colloidal silver long term users agree that maintenance dosing may not affect the intestinal flora balance, since most of it gets absorbed into the bloodstream before having time to do much damage in the small and large intestines.
But heavier dosing to remedy flu or pneumonia and other infectious diseases may have an adverse effect on friendly bacteria.
Colloidal silver doesn’t distinguish between good and bad bacteria and kills all single cell microbes on contact, so you would be wiser to use probiotic supplements usually available at reasonable prices if you need larger than maintenance doses for more than a very few days.
Wait at least an hour or more after ingesting colloidal silver to take any probiotics. If you make your own fermented foods and beverages such as milk kefir, yogurt, or water kefir, those can work to supplement probiotics.
You can also minimize any intestinal flora imbalance by avoiding the gastrointestinal tract entirely by: (1) Holding a dose of colloidal silver in your mouth to absorb most of the silver sublingually into the bloodstream through the capillaries under and around your tongue. (2) Nebulize the colloidal silver suspension, making it go directly into your bloodstream via the lungs’ blood vessels.
Because the tiny colloidal silver particles have strong positive charges, they are attracted to or attract negatively charged microbes, including viruses that antibiotics do not affect at all. Positively charged silver nanoparticles are magnetic scavengers that don’t have to collide by chance the way antibiotic molecules do.
Since the positively charged silver particles serve as catalysts without getting involved in becoming part of a merged compound, once the negatively charged pathogens are neutralized, the positively charged silver particles are free to break other pathogenic enzymes that protect anaerobic pathogens from oxidizing or break the aerobic pathogens’ ability to metabolize oxygen.
A colloidal silver suspension is made from an electrical current applied to silver strips or wires as electrodes placed in distilled water. After some time, the distilled water becomes concentrated with a suspension of tiny particles or silver ions.
Colloidal Silver and Ionic-Silver Differences
Ionic silver generally can’t get past the stomach’s hydrochloric acid without becoming adulterated as another compound, usually silver chloride. Then that form of silver doesn’t harm friendly bacteria or disturb the lower intestinal tract flora.
But it doesn’t do much else since it can’t get into the bloodstream intact as pure silver via the small intestines. So, ionic silver is best suited for topical applications, including ears, nose, mouth (gum and dental) and skin.
Several publications indicate that for optimum absorption into the bloodstream and into small tissues, particles should be .015 micron or 15 nm (nanometers) or smaller. The parts per million (ppm) of silver to distilled water should be 10 ppm or more in 99.999% pure distilled water without additives or salts.
Make sure the container shields its contents from sunlight exposure. Dark brown glass bottles are best, but some use dark blue.
Since colloidal silver may become banned someday because it’s so effective and safe, it would be wise to purchase the apparatus for making your own. Its initial cost makes future colloidal silver a bargain in the long run.
It ensures access to colloidal silver’s benefits if and when Codex Alimentarius takes over with antibiotic resistant germs overwhelm pharmaceutical antibiotics.
The Truth and Colloidal Silver and It’s Bad Press
The blue grandpa “smerf” photos of Paul Karason’s Argyria (an almost permanent blue skin disease) has made the mainstream media rounds for anti colloidal silver propagandists. What hasn’t been explained is that Paul made his own colloidal silver and drank at least a pint and up to quart a day for years!
Exactly what form of silver Paul was making is also controversial. The normal maintenance dosage is a teaspoonful one to three times daily. Some use a tablespoonful.
Also withheld is the fact that Paul has no other ill effects and doesn’t seem to mind his blue colored skin, leading some to speculate that he’s a paid poster boy for Big Pharma’s campaign against colloidal silver.
Another disinformation theme is that the silver accumulates in the kidneys and creates a toxic situation. This would only happen if the kidneys are already very defective. Usually colloidal silver does a great job of clearing the kidneys and the liver as well. There’s not much that can go wrong using a high quality colloidal silver.
Another often used attack is the claim of no credible sources confirming colloidal and ionic silver’s efficacy and safety. Articles linked in the sources section below have several credible medical science references.
Because pathogens are often killed so rapidly, one may experience a Herxheimer event or Herx, commonly known as a “healing crisis”. This can be tolerable for most, but difficult if one is seriously ill. Then one should start out with lighter dosages and gradually build to two to three times the normal dosage for a few weeks.
The healing crisis may occur when the toxic pathogenic die-off accumulates too rapidly for the body to eliminate those toxins. So make sure you drink lots of purified water and you are eliminating properly when using colloidal silver.