Using Colloidal Silver – Unlocking It’s Super Antibiotic Properties
I’ve been using colloidal silver for several years now. My only regret is not having used it sooner! With its natural antibiotic-like properties, it can assist fighting infections and preventing illness without ever leaving home. That means you won’t be risking spreading germs to the public – which in this day and age, is a biggie!
How does Colloidal Silver Work?
Colloidal silver works as a catalyst in your body by disabling the enzymes that one-celled pathogens (bacteria, viruses, and fungi) need for oxygen metabolism. It works by suffocating the one-celled organisms without harming friendly enzymes or other functions of the body chemistry. The end result is the neutralizing effect of disease-causing organisms that enter the body via food, air, or water.
History of Using Colloidal Silver
Using colloidal silver was common until around 1938. During this time, people used to add CS to their milk to prolong its shelf life. Around 1950, it was discovered that important bodily fluids were actually colloidal in nature: suspended by ultra-fine particulates. For example, blood carries nutrition and oxygen to the cells.
Colloidal silver was used primarily as an antibiotic by physicians and at the time, and considered to be quite high-tech during that time. However, production costs were quite costly and then BIG PHARMA reared its ugly head - causing research on CS to cease and desist – in favor of faster acting and financially lucrative drugs.
Today, the FDA classifies colloidal silver as a pre-1938 drug and states that:
"These products may continue to be marketed . . . as long as they are advertised and labeled for the same use as in 1938 and as long as they are manufactured in the original manner."
Many of the manufacturing methods (called electro-colloidal process) used before 1938 are still in use today because it’s always been the best method to achieve the highest concentrations.
During his studies in the late 1970’s, Dr. Robert O. Becker noted that silver ions promoted bone growth and killed surrounding bacteria. An article which appeared in Science Digest in March 1978 was titled “Our Mightiest Germ Fighter”. IT went on to say:
"Thanks to eye-opening research, silver is emerging as a wonder of modern medicine. An antibiotic kills perhaps a half-dozen different disease organisms, but silver kills some 650. Resistant strains fail to develop. Moreover, silver is virtually non-toxic."
How Using Colloidal Silver Fights Pathogens
Viruses, fungi, bacterium, and all other pathogens have a hard time thriving when colloidal silver is introduced into the body. It literally surrounds the pathogen and cuts OFF the oxygen supply by disabling oxygen metabolism. Within minutes, the pathogen suffocates and dies and then is eliminated out of the body through transport of lymphatic or other eliminating systems. Unlike BIG PHARMAS antibiotics – which destroy beneficial enzymes – CS leaves these tissue-friendly cell enzymes intact since they are profoundly different than the enzymes of the primitive one-celled life.
This makes using colloidal silver inherently safe for humans, plants, reptiles, and other multi-celled living matter.
How to Determine Product Quality
The highest grades of colloidal silver are produced by an electro-colloidal method that does not rely on chemicals. Using the low voltage direct current (LVDC) method, the silver particles and water have been colloided or dispersed within and bound to each other by an electrical current. These silver ions or particulates are suspended indefinitely.
Basically, there should be NO color to CS. It should be odorless, colorless, and practically tasteless. (There may be a slight bitter-metallic aftertaste but that is it.)
When colloidal silver has a gold tint or is darker in color, that’s because the particle size is too large or it contains some kind of other additive. Neither is good.
CS with the smallest size particles of silver is clear.
“Particle size is the most important factor for the efficacy and safety of colloidal silver. A silver ion is the size of a single atom, and you cannot get any smaller than that.”
Stored properly, CS should retain its efficacy for up to 10 years or even longer. That is, the product should be stored at room temperature, out of direct light, and away from electro-magnetic fields.
How Many Parts Per Million When Using Colloidal Silver?
The industry standard for using colloidal silver is 10ppm. At this concentration, the solution is both effective and safe. Once a solution becomes fully saturated with enough silver, silver particles tend to chain together which only forms larger particles, which are less effective and safe.
This process called agglomeration, begins not far above 20ppm, no matter how good the methods used are. (I use a 30ppm CS and it is fantastic but it’s not too far above the 20ppm that is recommended.)
Any brand that advertises 100ppm are making a product called MSP or mild silver protein. These products are generally not safe and can stain the skin permanently.
To test for MSP, shake your bottle of CS. If a foam persists on the surface of the liquid, it is considered to be an MSP. Do not ingest. (It would be fine to use topically but not internally.)
How to Make Your Own Colloidal Silver
How to Take Colloidal Silver
When ingested, the silver solution is absorbed into the bloodstream and immediately supplied to the cells. Taking CS under the tongue (sublinqual) results in faster absorption. Once the silver accumulates in enough tissues, the benefits begin.
What doesn’t get used is released by the body via the kidneys, bowels, or lymphatic system.
Using colloidal silver daily is recommended if you work in a hospital or doctor’s office where you might be constantly exposed to germs for prevention.
For minor burns, having silver in the system hastens healing of the tissues and reducing infection.
Dosages for Ingestion
I highly recommend that you follow manufacturer directions for dosage. However, here are some general guidelines:
One teaspoon of 5ppm CS contains around 25 micrograms of silver.
1 – 4 teaspoons per day is considered a “nutritional amount” for maintenance and is safe to use over extended periods of time.
To establish CS in your body, take one tablespoon daily for four days, then one teaspoon daily for maintenance. After six weeks, take a few weeks pause as recommended by natural health practitioners.
For illnesses or infections, holistic health practitioners recommend taking double or triple the "nutritional amount" for 30 to 45 days, then dropping down to daily maintenance dosages.
Never try and hasten using colloidal silver to overcome illnesses or toxicity. When pathogens are killed off too quickly, the body’s 5 eliminatory channels (liver, lungs, kidneys, bowels, and lungs) may become overloaded temporarily and cause flu like symptoms. (fatigues, headache, nausea, aching muscles, etc.) This is known as the Herxheimers reaction. You can read more about it here. This is why it is recommended to slowly back off larger doses gradually.
When using colloidal silver, regular bowel movements are required to help in the elimination of pathogens in the body. The more you “go”, the faster you’ll feel better.
Drinking lots of purified water also helps with elimination through the kidneys and the pores.
Reduce sugar consumption during any illness.
Using Colloidal Silver Topically
Colloidal silver can be used as a nasal spray and/or you can also use the drops for nasal congestion.
Use CS drops directly into the ears for ear infection.
For lung infections, use a nebulizer with colloidal silver.
To eliminate pathogens around you, add some CS to a mister bottle – either by itself or with a small amount of purified water. It can be sprayed on surfaces, on the skin, in the throat, or directly in the eyes.
CS can be used as an underarm deodorant by breaking down the bacteria that causes odor. Additionally, you can spray it inside shoes to eliminate sweaty smells.
Using colloidal silver is perfect for cuts, scrapes, sores, open wounds, herpes, and even warts. For use on the skin, it is recommended to keep the area moist with CS and apply a bandage to keep the area well saturated.
It can also be used for itchy skin, acne, bug bites, and even eczema.
To purify water, add one teaspoon per gallon, shake well, and allow water to stand for at least 6 minutes.
Using colloidal silver for your pets and plants is also recommended. My cat Bowtie has a lifelong upper respiratory illness. I add CS to her water and add a few drops to her wet food. There are cases after cases of pet lives being prolonged because of CS! Sick plants also benefit from its use! This article is just one example of how it helps our fur babies!
At a time when BIG PHARMA is making a move towards codex alimentarius, (which is BAD news for the holistic crowd), it would be very good to stockpile additional supplies while you still can. The FDA is now targeting homeopathic remedies. You can read more about that here and leave a comment on the FDA's site here until March 30, 2018.
Always consult your physician before using natural remedies, especially for anyone with preexisting conditions or anyone currently taking prescription medications. Although many efforts are made to ensure that the advice given on this site is professionally sound, the advice is not intended to replace a mutual relationship with a medical provider.