A Brief Overview of Colloidal Silver and Its Many Benefits

by S. Spencer Jones www.LifeandHealthResearchGroup.com


What Is Silver Colloid? Colloidal silver is a completely natural, liquid mineral supplement that is sold in virtually every health food store in North America, or can be made quickly and easily with a small, countertop mechanical device called a colloidal silver generator. It is much like mineral water, except that in this case, the only mineral content in the water are tiny, sub-microscopic particles of pure silver. Known for Thousands of Years Pure silver, by itself, has been known for thousands of years to have powerful, broad-spectrum infection-fighting qualities – even against the most stubborn and deadly of pathogens. So when the process for making colloidal silver was discovered in the late 1800s shortly after Edison harnessed electricity, it immediately became the most popular natural infection-fighting agent of them all among savvy doctors and clinical researchers. It is completely safe to use internally, for serious deep-seated infections, or even for simple infections like colds and flu. Or it can be used externally on cuts, burns, lacerations and infections. Simple Electrical Process Colloidal silver is made through a simple electrical process that pulls very tiny sub-microscopic particles of silver from a larger pure silver electrode immersed in water. These tiny invisible silver particles are held in suspension in the resulting solution by the electrical charge left on each atom after being sintered away from the silver electrode. When ingested, these tiny particles of silver travel throughout your body just like any other mineral supplement before being excreted through your body’s normal channels of elimination. However, as the silver particles come into contact with pathogenic microorganisms that are susceptible to silver, the silver rapidly inactivates and kills the microbes, thus preventing them from colonizing, spreading and causing disease. Hence colloidal silver’s growing reputation as the world’s most powerful natural infection-fighting agent. According to science writer Jim Powell in the March 1978 issue of Science Digest: “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.” Dr. Robert O. Becker, MD, noted bio-medical researcher from Syracuse Medical University, and author of the best-selling books The Body Electric and Cross Currents, recognized a distinct

correlation between low silver levels and sickness. He said silver deficiency is often responsible for the improper functioning of the immune system. Regarding the innate ability of metallic silver to control infection, Dr. Becker said: “All of the organisms that we tested were sensitive to the electrically generated silver ion, including some that were resistant to all known antibiotics.” Regarding the safety of silver, he said: “In no case were any undesirable side effects of the silver treatment apparent.” What’s more, Alfred Searle, founder of the global Searle Pharmaceuticals conglomerate, wrote in 1919 that: “Applying colloidal silver to human subjects has been done in a large number of cases with astonishingly successful results. For internal administration...it has the advantage of being rapidly fatal to parasites without toxic action on its host. It is quite stable. It protects rabbits from ten times the lethal dose of tetanus or diphtheria toxin.” How Does It Work? – Scientists say colloidal silver works as a catalyst, disabling the enzyme that one-celled bacteria, fungi and viruses use for their respiration and metabolism. Unlike with antibiotics, resistant strains have never been known to develop. In fact, experts say that very few known disease-causing organisms tested have been able to live in the presence of even minute traces of the chemical element of metallic silver known as colloidal silver. When Is It Used? – Here is a small sample of diseases against which colloidal silver has been used successfully, according to medical texts: acne, allergies, appendicitis, arthritis, blood parasites, bubonic plague, burns (topical silver is one of the few treatments that can keep severe burn patients alive), cancer, candida, cholera, chronic fatigue, colds and flu, conjunctivitis, diabetes, gonorrhea, hay fever, herpes, leprosy, leukemia, lupus, lymphangitis, lyme disease, malaria, meningitis, parasitic infections both viral and fungal, pneumonia, rheumatism, ringworm, scarlet fever, septic conditions of the eyes, ears, mouth and throat, shingles, skin cancer, staph infections, strep infections, syphilis, toxemia, trenchfoot, certain viruses, warts and stomach ulcers. What About Pets and the Garden? – Experienced users claim colloidal silver has many veterinary uses, such as healing burns and infections, and is also an effective treatment against the dreaded canine parvo virus. Just add it to your pet’s water or food on occasion as a nutritional supplement to help keep your pet healthy and infection-free.


You’ll also find colloidal silver very handy in the garden since it can be used against bacterial, fungal and viral attacks on plants. Simply spray 10 ppm colloidal silver on the leaves, and add some to the soil at the plant’s base. On Vacation? – According to the experts, colloidal silver can be used to purify drinking water. Adding 1 oz. of colloidal silver per gallon to purify drinking water of microorganisms is the general recommendation in most publications we’ve seen. Experts also say colloidal silver used internally is one of the best nutritional antidotes for food poisoning. Some researchers suggest taking four ounces every half hour for several hours, until symptoms subside. Don’t go on vacation without it! (Always consult with a licensed health care practitioner for serious health conditions.) What Doesn’t Colloidal Silver Do? – It is not known to interact with any other medications. It doesn’t upset the stomach, and is, in fact, considered by many experienced users to be a digestive aid. The Bottom Line – Colloidal silver has been used with excellent results under the most demanding health care circumstances for nearly a century. It is clearly making a dramatic comeback as one of the stars of modern medicine, and it may well turn out to be the answer to today’s horrifying infectious disease crisis in which pharmaceutical antibiotics are no longer able to fight against pathogenic microorganisms as well as they could in the past, due to the development of resistant strains. Nevertheless, it is vital that simple common-sense be used when taking any nutrient or mineral for any purpose, including for general health and well-being purposes. Although properly prepared colloidal silver has generally been regarded as safe and side-effect free throughout its many decades of usage, it is essential to understand that over-use or abuse of any substance — even a “natural” substance like colloidal silver — can under certain circumstances result in serious harm. Therefore, you are strongly urged to use common sense and normal caution when taking colloidal silver, or any health supplement.


Colloidal Silver and Its Many Documented Uses One of my favorite health books is the best-selling Prescription for Nutritional Healing by certified nutrition counselor Phyllis A. Balch and her husband Dr. James F. Balch, M.D. In it, the Balch’s document 25 different health conditions for which colloidal silver has been found to be astonishingly effective. And for each listed condition, they briefly explain how colloidal silver has been demonstrated to help. (See Prescriptions for Nutritional Healing, 3rd Edition, by Phyllis A. Balch CNC and James F. Balch, M.D. (Available on Amazon.com) Beginning on page 66, the authors state: “Colloidal Silver can be applied topically, taken by mouth or administered intravenously. Topically, it can be used to fight fungal infections of the skin or nails and to promote the healing of burns, wounds, cuts, rashes, and sunburn. It can be used on toothaches and mouth sores, as eye drops, and as a gargle to fight tooth decay and bad breath. It can be used as sterilizer and can even be sprayed on air conditioning filters and air ducts and vents to prevent germs from growing. Taken internally, colloidal silver can be used to fight infection. It has been shown to be effective against more than 650 disease-causing organisms, including Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria and the fungus Candida albicans.” Other uses of colloidal silver documented throughout the book are: Abscess – “Acts as a natural antibiotic and disinfectant. Destroys bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites.” (p. 120) AIDS – “A broad-spectrum antiseptic that subdues inflammation and promotes healing of skin lesions. Can also be used orally.” (p. 141) Athlete’s Foot – “A natural antibiotic and disinfectant. Destroys bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. Promotes healing.” (p. 200) Bedsores – “A natural antibiotic and disinfectant. Destroys bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. Protects against infection and promotes healing.” (p. 212) Bladder Infection – “A natural antibiotic. Destroys bacteria, viruses, fungi. Promotes healing.” (p. 217, 219, 220) Bronchitis – “A natural antibiotic that destroys bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Promotes healing.” (p. 232)


Burns – “A natural antibiotic and disinfectant. Promotes healing. For severe burns, use spray form.” p. 242) Candidiasis – “Colloidal Silver is a natural broad-spectrum antiseptic that fights infection, subdues inflammation, and promotes healing.” (p. 266) Diarrhea – “Acts as a natural alternative to antibiotics.” (p. 326) Dog Bite – “To reduce the danger of infection. Can be taken internally or placed on a sterile bandage covering the wound.” (p. 330) Ear Infection – “A natural antibiotic. Can be taken orally or used as an ear wash.” (p. 340) Hearing Loss – “Excellent antiviral agent. Can also be used as ear drops for infection or inflammation.” (p. 414) Influenza – “Good for viral infections. Promotes healing.” (p. 468) Pneumonia – “Reduces inflammation and promotes healing of lesions in lung tissue.” (p. 568) STD’s (Sexually Transmitted Disease) – “An antiseptic that rapidly reduces inflammation and promotes healing of lesions.” (p. 621) Shingles (Herpes Zoster) – “A natural antibiotic that has shown effectiveness in treating shingles. Can be taken internally and used topically.” (p. 622) Sinusitis – “A natural antibiotic.” (p. 625) Snakebite – “An antiseptic that reduces inflammation and promotes healing of skin sores.” (p. 639) Sore Throat – “A powerful antibiotic with no known side effects.” (p. 640) Spider Bite – “An antibiotic that reduces inflammation, promotes healing, and inhibits infection.” (p. 642) Sunburn – “Antiseptic to prevent infection. Subdues inflammation and promotes healing.” (p. 651) Tonsillitis – “An antibiotic that reduces inflammation and inhibits infection.” (p. 658) Tuberculosis – “An antiseptic that subdues inflammation and heals lesions.” (p. 662)


Ulcerative Colitis – “A natural broad-spectrum antiseptic that fights infection, subdues inflammation, and promotes healing. Can be taken by mouth or applied topically.” (p. 667) Vaginitis – “A broad-spectrum natural antibiotic that subdues inflammation and promotes healing.” (p. 671) Our Highest Recommendation We highly recommend the Balch’s book, Prescription for Nutritional Healing, which is usually available on Amazon.com. Since its inception, it has become the most quoted reference book in health food stores around the country, and without a doubt is one of the best selling and most thoroughly useful books of all times on the topic of natural health and healing. To Learn More About Colloidal Silver Usage… For far more detailed information on colloidal silver usage see the newly updated, 547-page book, The Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual at www.UltimateColloidalSilverManual.com. (Or call 1-888-846-9029). This manual now contains a whopping 40 in-depth chapters, including three full chapters of specific dosage information for a wide variety of health conditions and diseases. We are happy to announce that The Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual is now the world’s #1 bestselling guidebook to colloidal silver and its usage. You might also want to look into getting an inexpensive copy of the brand new, 60-minute, studio-quality Colloidal Silver Secrets Video, at www.ColloidalSilverSecretsVideo.com. (Or call 1888-846-9029.) This powerful new video is the perfect resource for anyone wanting to learn the basics of colloidal silver usage in a quick, concise, visual format. You’ll learn about safe dosages… methods of usage for treating a variety of infections and diseases (i.e., eye, ear, nose, throat, skin, scalp and internal infections such as food poisoning, etc.)…see hands-on demonstrations …hear directly from experienced colloidal silver users…and much more! You’ll also learn how to make your own colloidal silver with a high-quality home colloidal silver generator, how to pick the right colloidal silver generator for your specific needs, as well as how to construct your own emergency colloidal silver generator within two minutes, out of standard 9 volt household batteries!


Finally, to learn more about making your own colloidal silver for only pennies per batch with a high-quality colloidal silver generator, read about the brand new Micro-Particle Home Colloidal Silver Generator at www.TheSilverEdge.com, or call 1-888-528-0559. Additional Resources: www.ColloidalSilverSecrets.blogspot.com – You’ll find dozens of brief articles on colloidal silver and its usage…and it’s all FREE! www.TheSilverEdge.com – Click on the link in the blue “Free Reports” box in the upper lefthand corner of the web site, and get a downloadable FREE “Safe Dosage” report, which explains how to determine the proper daily dosage of colloidal silver for your weight, using a simple formula based upon the EPA’s own safe daily dosage figures. You’ll also find dozens of FREE articles on colloidal silver usage, including extensive quotes from medical experts, and even a FREE 3-minute “how to” video demonstrating how simple it is to use the new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator to make your own safe, high-quality micro-particle colloidal silver for just pennies per quart! www.LifeandHealthResearchGroup.com – Learn more about the inexpensive 60-minute, studioquality Colloidal Silver Secrets Video, as well as the newly updated 547-page Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual. www.ColloidalSilverCuresMRSA.com – Read about the four new medical studies demonstrating the astonishing ability of colloidal silver to cure antibiotic-resistant staph infections such as the deadly MRSA, which now infects an estimated 100,000 Americans per year, and kills more than 2,000 men, women and children. We’ll tell you what the medical authorities won’t, so you can protect yourself and your family.
Important Note: Nothing stated in this Information Packet should be construed to be medical advice for dealing with a given health condition. Nor should anything be construed as making medical claims for colloidal silver. You should always consult your qualified health care professional for individual guidance for specific health problems. The information on colloidal silver is from the public domain, and presented strictly for informational and educational use only. Information conveyed herein is from sources deemed to be accurate and reliable, but no guarantee is made in regards to the accuracy and reliability thereof. No claims whatsoever can be made as to the specific benefits accruing from the use of colloidal silver. The Silver Bullet Health & Nutritionals, Inc. (dba The Silver Edge) and Life & Health Research Group, LLC specifically disclaim responsibility or liability for any loss or hardship that may be incurred as a result of the use or application of colloidal silver, or of any information included in this Information Packet. Anyone with additional information on colloidal silver is encouraged to write to Life & Health Research Group, LLC at the address below, so that it can be shared with others who may be interested. Copyright 2009. Life & Health Research Group, LLC, PO Box 1239, Peoria AZ 85380. No reproduction without the expressed written permission of the publisher. 8

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