More and more people are switching to natural health and healing remedies and supplements. The benefits of colloidal silver are why it is gaining more popularity each year as a key infection fighting supplement.
What is Colloidal Silver?
Colloidal silver is a mineral that was used widely in the 1990s until the FDA decided that colloidal silver products could not be considered effective or safe. However, in the last couple years, it has made a comeback.
Colloidal silver does not exist naturally in the body and is considered nonessential.
How Does It Work?
Colloidal silver works in a few ways that help to heal the body.
1) Reaction with Bacterial Cell Membranes– Silver ions have the ability to attach to bacteria cell membranes and produce the same effect they have to block cellular respiration.
2) Catalytic Oxidation- Silver attaches to oxygen molecules that react with sulfhydryl groups surrounding bacteria and viruses. This helps to block cellular respiration, which makes it so bad cells cannot absorb nutrients or energy.
3) Binds with DNA-Silver has been shown to enter bacterial DNA and destroy it. One source stated, “While it remains unclear exactly how the silver binds to the DNA without destroying the hydrogen bonds holding the lattice together, it nevertheless prevents the DNA from unwinding, an essential step for cellular replication to occur.”
What Are the Benefits of Colloidal Silver?
1. Antiviral Properties
Colloidal silver has been shown to stop viruses from spreading–and quickly. Colloidal silver can be used for pneumonia, shingles, warts, herpes, and even HIV/AIDS.
It works by suffocating the virus and ultimately eliminates it from your system. It’s also been shown to help fight the hepatitis C virus.
2. Cold and Flu
One study tested colloidal silver on a group of 100 kids ages 12 and under that had cold symptoms. One test group took colloidal silver and the other too a saline solution.
Both groups’ symptoms were lessened but the 90% of the children who took the colloidal silver completely recovered.
While there aren’t many studies on the effects of colloidal silver on cold and flu symptoms, this one showed a significant difference for those who took it.
3. Ear Infections and Pink Eye
Both pink eye and ear infections are extremely uncomfortable and can last a couple weeks if not properly treated.
Pink eye is caused by a viral or bacterial infection and is extremely contagious. You can apply colloidal silver directly to the infected part and the silver will electromagnetically attract the infected cells and send them to the bloodstream where they’ll be knocked out.
Ear infections can be caused by varying types of bacteria, so specific types of antibiotics may not work for all ear infections.
Colloidal silver will help with any type of bacteria, so just take it orally, as you would an antibiotic, and your infection should be gone soon enough.
4. Skin Health and Wound Healing
One of the best benefits of colloidal silver is that it can act faster than a typical antibacterial cream. It can be used to treat rashes, eczema, periodontitis, and nonsevere burns.
You can even treat ringworm, which is caused by a fungus that sits on the top layer of the skin. Colloidal silver works to attack the fungus and heals the scaly skin.