Colloidal NanoSilver – Frequently Asked Questions
A solution of water containing nanometer-sized particles and ions of suspended silver. The total silver content is expressed as milligrams of silver per litre (mg/L) of water which is numerically the same as parts per million (ppm). The total silver content is divided into two forms of silver; ionic silver and silver particles.
Our silver solution is composed of both silver particles and ions, as small as 5 nanometers, which is way smaller than a blood cell. A true colloidal silver will have to be made up of both particles and ions, in order for it to be effective as a healing and antimicrobial solution. The small particle size makes it easier for the body/skin to absorb, process, and eliminate.
Silver is found as a naturally occurring trace element it has been used for thousands of years as a natural way to support good health. Silver is one of the minerals for which there is no known toxicity level as far as causing health failure or death. Silver is one of the few substances that has a reference dose not based on an adverse health effect and this action was obviously driven by the recognized low or non-toxicity associated with this mineral.
The Environmental Protection Agency has noted that silver is not a skin or eye irritant, actually noting its usefulness to stop bacterial growth implicated in eye infections. The U.S. Government’s Center for Disease Control has also stated that there are no recorded allergic, toxic, nor carcinogenic reactions to colloidal silver in 1995. Colloidal Silver No.1 products are safe to be taken orally or applied to your skin, with wide spectrum health benefits and no known side effects or reaction with other medications.
Colloidal silver has two main properties – as an anti-microbial agent and as a tissue/organ healing agent. Both these properties render the immune support properties of colloidal silver.
As an antimicrobial agent, colloidal silver kills harmful microbes through the following actions:-
1. Catalytic Oxidation: Silver naturally holds onto oxygen molecules, which readily react with the sulfhydryl (H) groups that surround bacterial and viruses. In turn, this helps block the life-preserving cellular process known as cellular respiration, which is defined as “the set of metabolic reactions and processes that take place in the cells of organisms to convert biochemical energy from nutrients into adenosine triphosphate (ATP), and then release waste products.”
2. Reaction with Bacterial / Virus Cell Membranes: Silver particles can attach to bacteria and virus-cell membranes directly and produce the same respiration-blocking effect.
3. Binding with DNA: Silver can penetrate bacteria and virus-cell membrane and attach itself to the DNA. This prevents the bacteria and virus from replicating and thus rendering it functionless.
As a healing agent, colloidal silver influences the mitosis process. Mitosis (the cell division in body tissue) is when two new, identical cells are formed. When colloidal silver is present in the body tissue, some of the divisions will be different. One duplicate cell and one de-differentiated cell are formed. The de-differentiated cell is like a baby cell that can change into any type of cell in the body. It will naturally migrate to a part of the body where there is tissue damage. The cell changes to a local tissue type cell, adding to the normal cell repair in the injured area and greatly lessening scar tissue formation.
This accelerated healing benefit of colloidal silver was discovered by Robert O. Becker, MD, and was reported in his book, The Body Electric. Dr. Becker states that it is the positive silver ions that produce large numbers of de-differentiated cells, overcoming the main problem of mammalian regeneration.
Positive silver ion accelerates the healing process by over 50 percent. It is obvious that in the aggregate they profoundly stimulate soft tissue healing in a way unlike any known natural process.
Colloidal silver can be consumed or used externally on the body, depending on the condition.
Colloidal silver can be used:-
1. For general immune support and regular health maintenance
2. To aid with wounds, bruises, and other trauma to the skin
3. To aid with all forms of bacterial, viral, and fungal infections, both internally and externally
4. To aid with all forms of inflammation
Please visit this recommended usage guideline for more information.
Disclaimer: Users are always advised to seek professional medical advice to diagnose and treat their health conditions.
The difference between 10ppm and 30ppm is only in the concentration of silver found in the solution. 30ppm has a higher concentration of silver than 10ppm. Our 10ppm solution has 150 micrograms of silver per milliliter while our 30ppm solution has 450 micrograms per milliliter.
We suggest using 10ppm for consumption. Based on our experience, a 10ppm solution is sufficient to address all health conditions. One will just need to increase the volume consumed for more severe or chronic cases.
On the other hand, we suggest using a 30ppm solution, for external use, such as in treating wounds. A higher concentration is suggested because of a higher pathogen concentration per unit area.
Both 10ppm and 30ppm are very safe concentrations for use to address all issues both internal and external. No further dilution is required.
You are always advised to speak with your doctor or healthcare practitioner. However, there are no known side effects or reactions with other medications. In fact, there is research done that claims colloidal silver actually boosts the effects of antibiotics.
Although the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health reports that colloidal silver may cause poor absorption of some drugs, there is limited research proving that side effects to colloidal silver use even exist.
Nonetheless, you may come across many warnings about it causing an irreversible condition called argyria (when people turn blue). However, this can only happen when one ingests silver compounds, and not colloidal silver, in very large quantities over a very long period of time. The individuals in the reported cases were said to have ingested many liters of silver nitrate and other silver compounds daily, for a period close to 10 years before they developed argyria.
Colloidal silver is also not known to have any side effects on the kidney or liver. Given its size, which is smaller than a blood cell, colloidal silver will be flushed out of the body regularly and easily.
In our personal experience, having used colloidal silver for more than 10 years, we have not experienced any detrimental side effects, other than a healing effect. We have also not experienced any issues with our kidneys or liver.
There are no known interactions with conventional medications and allergic reactions to silver are very rare. If you have any concerns, do a patch test by applying a drop onto the skin. Redness could indicate an intolerance.
After ingesting the initial dosages, you may, after about 4 days, experience a brief detoxification effect such as a sluggish feeling, mild headaches or mild diarrhea. This can often be referred to as ‘Herxheimer Reaction’ – this is not a toxic response to silver but a response to infections being rapidly eliminated and the subsequent change in the biological terrain. If these symptoms appear, this is a positive sign that the Colloidal Silver is working. Dead pathogens (bad cells) are accumulating and need to be expelled.
If you experience discomfort, reduce the dosage of Colloidal Silver temporarily and then gradually increase as symptoms subside. Tailor the dosage to the needs of your body.
Yes, you certainly can! Your pets will benefits greatly from it.
Disclaimer: The information found here is for educational use only and is not meant to be a prescription for any disease or illness.
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