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Colloidal silver is often used in alternative medicine. It is a well-known remedy to treat fungus, bacteria, and virus infections.
What is Colloidal Silver?
Colloidal silver is an aqueous solution created when pure silver wires are electrified allowing for silver ions to mix with distilled water. Colloidal silver can be dated back to the 1300s where wealthier elites consumed silver to prevent being infected with the Bubonic Plague.
Although it is claimed that consuming colloidal silver can yield to argyria, a condition where the skin can turn blue-grey, this is only the case if one consumes a bad batch of silver. Make sure when buying colloidal silver to ensure that it contains nothing but silver and distilled water. Colloidal silver can also be made at home, but that shall be discussed in a separate post.
What are the benefits of Colloidal Silver?
There are an innumerable amount of benefits to taking colloidal silver, but here are a few key ones. For starters, colloidal silver can be used as a natural antibiotic in alternative medicine. This is crucial. In today’s pharmaceutical savvy society, new antibiotics have to continually be created to kill an increasing number of superbugs that are resistant to standard antibiotics.
What colloidal silver does in retrospect to antibiotics is truly unique. Antibiotics just create a resistance or immunity to the bacteria that is causing an infection. However, with colloidal silver natural antibiotic, the substance stops cellular respiration in the bacteria cells ultimately suffocating the cells. The best part is, this process does not affect cellular respiration in normal cells found within the body because the process to stop cellular respiration is attracted to the sulfhydryl (H) groups that surround bacteria.
Another benefit of taking colloidal silver natural antibiotic as a supplement is that it is antiviral. As many of us are already aware of, viruses cannot be cured with standard drugs or medicine. However, the intake of colloidal silver has been proven to alleviate, and even get rid of herpes, pneumonia, and shingles to name a few.
Some HIV/AIDS patients have also claimed that colloidal silver helped reduce their pathogen count in their system. The reason for this affect is identical to that of the supplement being antibacterial. Sulfhydral (H) groups also surround viruses, so cellular respiration can be stopped. Once the cell is suffocated and deprived of oxygen it dies off.
To briefly describe myself, I am a student-athlete in an accelerated Electrical Engineering degree program. The stress of being a full time college student-athlete wears down the immune system, and it did just that during my fall semester last year.
After only a week of being back in school, I came down with pounding headaches and inflammation in my neck. Minus taking ibuprofen once a day to alleviate the horrible pains, I was not taking any supplements or medication. More so, to add insult to injury, I visited my school’s Health Services after five days of worsening headaches and inflammation continued.
My doctor treated me with a poor diagnosis claiming “I am safe to say you don’t have a concussion.” This I knew, I had gone to her looking to see if I had a bacterial or viral infection. She told me to continue taking ibuprofen to reduce the swelling, but I didn’t because prolonged ibuprofen intake can lead to an eating away of the stomach.
After ten days of worsening conditions and continued inflammation of all my lymph nodes in my neck, I knew what I had couldn’t be a viral infection. I could not get to an off campus doctor so my mom who is savvy in alternative medicine sent me this bottle of colloidal silver from Amazon.com.
I took the solution as directed and within 36 hours my headaches had disappeared. After a few short days the swelling in my neck died down, and my lymph nodes returned to their normal non-infected size. As to what sort of bacterial infection I had? I could not say. But what I can say is that by taking the colloidal silver whatever it had died and my good health had returned.
Curious as to what this “magical” substance was, naturally I researched into it to see if it had any other health effects. As stated above, I found that colloidal silver can serve as an antiviral medicine too.
During the winter of my freshman year I contracted mat herpes from a wrestling tournament. Every few weeks I would have an outbreak, with the worst part being that I could not hide the outbreaks because they consumed most of my face.
I decided to continue the silver as a daily supplement, to see if it could curb my outbreaks. Remarkably, it has. I’m going on a year now without having a single outbreak, and to me that is remarkable. I am glad that I found this product to help maintain immune strength. This supplement is an essential item in my alternative medicine cabinet.
Disclaimer: I am not a certified medical professional. All details above were researched and found on the Web.