Silver and colloidal silver have been fondly called a “silver bullet” for your well-being. There are many uses for colloidal silver, which have existed for centuries. Below are some of interesting facts and reported health benefits.
What is Colloidal Silver and How is it Made?
Colloidal silver is a sub-microscopic silver particles suspended in a liquid, most typically H20 or water. Colloidal silver is made by grinding silver into miniscule or a fine-powder-sized invisible particles between 10-100nm in diameter, and then suspended into water as colloids.
How Does Colloidal Silver Work?
Silver, known on the periodic element table and in scientific circles as Ag47, and is reported to be the the world’s first all-natural germ fighter. It is renowned for its naturally effective immune boosting properties and used by health and wellness practitioners and professionals globally as a sanitary agent for centuries in various forms. It was also the first antibiotic documented by Hippocrates, known as the Father of Medicine, who wrote of using silver to improve wound care and limit infection, centuries before the advent of modern antibiotics and germicides.
Scientifically speaking, silver is made up of atoms from a single chemical element and has been reported to stave off the growth of pesky germs and bacteria ever present in today’s environments. Studies reveal how silver ions target microorganisms with Pac-Man intensity through various modes of action. Its properties are unwanted by bacteria. Once silver ions come into contact with germs or enter a virus are reported to prevent them from replicating and spreading. Silver, as they say, is a great interceptor. This interference destroys the cell membrane of bacteria and inhibits their ability to function and also multiply, which is why silver has been referred to as a natural and effective wellness supporting agent.
Reported Benefits of Colloidal Silver
1. All-Natural Antibiotic
Colloidal Silver has been reported to have helpful antimicrobial benefits which can help fight off bacteria, viruses and fungal infections. This is why silver and silver coins were used to sterilize water, preserve food and keep milk from spoiling for centuries. It has also been widely used for wound care to prevent the spread of infection, and with surgical instruments to prevent contamination.
2. Antibacterial Sanitizer
We have all become more aware of the pesky germs that live on many surfaces, and the importance of using hand sanitizers to prevent the spread of germs. Colloidal silver sprays are an all-natural alternative option to disinfecting wipes and sanitizers, many that contain harsh chemicals that dry out the skin and cause irritations from over-use. Sprays containing colloidal silver can also be used for cleaning common surfaces. Pure ionically plated silver fabric cloths can also be used to wipe down surfaces and even use on the body to get rid of germs.
3. Immunity Booster
Colloidal silver is also reported to inhibit and deactivate germs and viruses which in turn can help to support the immune system by contribute to greater wellness.
4. Skincare & Wound Care
Used for centuries to treat wounds and prevent the spread of infection, colloidal silver is also reported to help heal skin and tissue and can be used to treat burns. In addition, colloidal silver is used by some to soothe eye infections and mouth conditions like thrush. It can also benefit skin conditions such as acne, eczema and psoriasis. Colloidal silver skincare products can also help with a healthier complexion.
5. Hair & Scalp Health
On to everyday life issues, colloidal silver can help relieve dandruff and an itchy, irritated scalp when applied to the roots once a week. Apply topically, leave for a couple of hours then shampoo and rinse. More good news has been reported anecdotally that regular application can also result in hair growth and thicker, healthier hair.
6. Relieve Sinuses and Sinusitis
When infused with colloidal silver in Nasal Inhalers or are also reported to help remedy sinusitis and sinus issues, and help inhibit infections, such as seasonal discomfort, bugs and ailments that enter our bodies through our nasal passages.
7. Sore Throats, Colds, Flu & Viruses Oral Health & Hygiene
For centuries colloidal silver drops have been reported to help ward off and even treat common colds, the flu, and seasonal ailments. There are over-the-counter products sold at health food grocers and stores specifically created for ingestion. None of TUR47 products are recommended as ingestible; we are just sharing reports here. Colloidal silver is also reported to orally to soothe gums, prevent plaque buildup and tooth decay.
8. Soothe Cuts, Scrapes & Burns
Silver and colloidal silver are commonly used topically to help heal skin irritations, abrasions, minor cuts and even burns. Not only does it help the healing process, but it also helps to prevent infection from setting into wounds. Many consumer product companies are now including it in band aids and over the counter gels.
9. Athletes Foot, Nail Fungi & Stinky Feet
Heading to the gym, locker room or shower? Foot sprays containing colloidal silver can also help treat and prevent athlete’s foot in addition to treating nail fungi. In addition, colloidal silver kills odor-causing bacteria that leads to stinky feet and footwear.
10. Great Travel Companion
Products containing colloidal silver can be great to have on hand when traveling. They can be used as chemical free and safe helpful disinfectants to help ward off environmental debris and airborne pollution as well.
How to Use Colloidal Silver
Due to its natural properties, colloidal silver has many benefits and uses for health and well-being, but usage will vary depending on what ailment is being treated, and how.
Many colloidal silver products are pre-mixed using different parts per million to create topical and ingestible products.
Wounds and skin conditions and certain ailments and infections can be treated with sprays or by applying colloidal silver solution topically to the area.
Note: Pregnant women should always consult with a doctor before applying or using. In addition, people who are allergic to silver should also refrain from use to avoid a reaction.
Side Effects & Caution
Despite the many benefits, colloidal silver has yet to be embraced by modern mainstream medicine. Rightfully there are a number of charlatan products in the market. That said, safe and efficacious ones do exist. An often-reported side effect known as argyria, a condition where the skin can turn a bluish grey due to ingestion and by taking internally in large, and often home-made solutions. This permanent condition is caused by extreme over-consumption and misuse, which is why it is best to use pre-measured and packaged products and follow directions of use. Media often likes to promote this story, which does have some validity, however, is not a condition when used thoughtfully.
Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. TRU47 products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Refrain from using if allergic to silver.