Veterinarian Reviewed on October 29, 2014 by Paulina Nelega, RH
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Colloidal Silver may also be called Colloidal Silver Protein or Silver Protein. Colloidal Silver is made up of small particles of matter that is very small to pass through the digestive membranes and skip the body’s natural digestive process making it more easily absorbed by the body.
Colloidal Silver is used to support the body’s natural defense against infection. It effectively binds with proteins causing denaturation.
History and Origin
The therapeutic effects of Colloidal Silver have long been the topic of many research and medical debate and in the 19th century it was used as a general treatment for many diseases . It has a very potent antibiotic effect and it is very effective in disabling bacteria that may cause minor to severe infections.
Colloidal Silver was considered a treatment for many diseases especially infections of the major organs of the body. Colloidal Silver was once taken orally to treat epilepsy, gonorrhea and viral infections. It is also used as ophthalmic drops to treat various eye problems.
The modern times have opened up the possibilities to research on the medical properties of Colloidal Silver and it has been found to contain natural antibiotic properties. Experts have found that it can kill up to as many as 650 micro organisms.
Research has shown that Colloidal Silver can be beneficial in treating acne, AIDS and allergies. It is also used externally in the treatment of burns, boils and athletes foot. Colloidal Silver preparations have been known to be very effective in various diseases of the gastrointestinal system like indigestion, parasitic infections, ring worms and can also be used to treat diabetes.
Taking Colloidal Silver also promotes rapid wound healing and improves the body’s anti inflammatory response. Other uses may also include septic conditions of the ears, eyes, mouth and throat. It may be used during pregnancy to help the baby’s overall development in the mother’s womb.
Colloidal Silver preparations can be used orally by taking drops of the product directly under the tongue. It is also used as a spray to be directly applied onto wounds as an antiseptic and antibacterial.
Many antibacterial products are now emerging making the use of Colloidal Silver a thing of the past. Many experts believe that there should be an alternative for a safer and more effective antibacterial drug instead of this mineral supplement.
Taking in Colloidal Silver may lead to argyria, which is an irreversible bluish discoloration of the skin that may start to appear in the oral mucosa or the gingiva and may later on proceed to a person’s fingernails. Colloidal Silver is also known to stimulate increased melanin production in the skin so it is best to avoid direct sun exposure when taking this preparation. Colloidal Silver must not exceed 14 mcg per kg of body weight per day so it is best to consult a medical expert for guidance in the right formulation of Colloidal Silver preparations for your particular needs.
Consult your doctor regarding any possible Colloidal Silver adverse reactions with your current medication. It may cause a severe reaction with the medications you are currently taking as well.
Paulina Nelega, RH, has been in private practice as a Clinical Herbalist for over 15 years. She has developed and taught courses in herbal medicine, and her articles on health have appeared in numerous publications. She is very passionate about the healing power of nature. Ask Dr. Jan