The use of alternative medicine is gaining popularity across the globe as it is considered to be a more natural and safer way of controlling disease or infection than conventional medicine. Colloidal silver is one of those products which have long been used as alternative medicine. Ancient civilizations recognized silver for its antimicrobial abilities which are functional in preventing and treating a host of diseases, and more importantly inhibiting infections.
Colloidal silver health has received its fair share of disapproval (which has condemned it to be recognized only as a mineral supplement) but when used in the right environment and in correct specifications, its efficacy in providing medical intervention cannot be refuted leave alone be ignored.
For those not in the know, colloidal silver is silver that has been broken down to minute particles which are then suspended or mixed in a liquid such as distilled water. Colloidal silver health is based on the ability of silver to eliminate bacteria, fungi and viruses. These organisms cannot breathe on their own due to lack of lungs and as such they attach themselves to certain enzymes of the body to obtain oxygen. This is where silver comes into play. By acting on these enzymes, silver ensures that the organisms are deprived of their source of oxygen and thus they die off. Silver is also useful in the healing of human tissue and hence its application in the treatment of cuts, scrapes, burns and other forms of wounds.
The essence of creating silver in its colloidal form is because the potent part of silver capable of antimicrobial properties is comprised of free silver ions and which forms only one part per 100 million of elemental silver. Colloidal solutions of silver seek to bring these active silver ions to the microbial surface and the concentration of these ions determines the efficacy of the solution. This is why colloidal silver health products are available in different strengths, notably 10, 20, 35 and 40ppm. Apart from blocking the said enzyme respiratory system, silver ions can breach microbes’ cell walls and alter the DNA. This property has been used in the management of HIV where the silver ions are thought to be capable of blocking the virus’ T-cell receptors.
Colloidal silver health products are administered to the body orally to help address gum disease, bladder infection, indigestion, flu, common cold, food poisoning, and promote better sleep patterns. They are administered topically to help with burns, acne, eczema, yeast infections, candida, itchy scalp, grazes, cuts, psoriasis, and Athletes foot. A regular intake of a dose of colloidal silver is encouraged to help enhance the immune system and sustain a healthy body.