Silver has long been known for it’s natural antibacterial, anti-microbial and anti-parasitic properties.
Disclaimer: Any references made herein to the benefits of using silver on / in the body are not supported by the medical profession due to possible side effects i.e. Conditions such as Argyria. The level of silver used must be so as to not cause averse reactions. Please undertake your own research prior to using silver internally or as a topical remedy.
How does it work?
All bacteria use an enzyme as a form of ‘chemical lung’ in order to metabolise oxygen. Silver ions cripple the enzyme and stop the take up of oxygen. This effectively suffocates any bacteria, killing it within minutes and leaving surrounding tissue or material unaffected.
There is no known disease-causing organism that can live in the presence of even minute traces of silver.
If taken orally by way of colloidal silver ( Colloidal silver is a supplement that is created through electrolysis suspending tiny particles of silver i distilled water).
Reported effects are, a strengthening the immune system and ridding the body of all known pathogens (microorganisms – such as bacteria and viruses – that cause disease).
Due to it’s antibacterial properties, silver is used in a wide range of applications and has been used for thousands of years long before the development of antibiotics. Silver containers and coins were known to prevent spoilage of liquids.
Silver first gained regulatory approval for use as an antimicrobial agent in the early 20th century, but its usage diminished with the introduction of antibiotics in the 1940s.
Personal health and hygiene – The common cold, Eye infections, Yeast infections, athletes foot, dandruff, deodorant, shower gels, Clothing e.g socks to prevent odour and bacteria build-up.
Medical – Wound dressings, surgical equipment, furniture, door handles, paper files.
Home – Non-toxic household cleaning supplies, Disinfectants, Silverware, worktops, storage vessels.
Industry- Water purifiers, Washing machines, food packaging.
High concentrations could lead to Argyria, a condition which causes the body to turn a pale blue / blue-gray complexion; Although this condition has not been proven to be life threatening, it is proven to be aesthetically displeasing and is irreversible.
A friend of mine, has been making colloidal silver for some years. Click his You tube link below.