A Traditional Antibacterial Remedy
Before we had modern drugs, colloidal silver was our primary clinical antibiotic. This suspension of microscopic silver particles in water is a broad-spectrum antimicrobial agent that speeds wound healing, treats infections, and has both antiviral and antifungal properties.
Colloidal silver is regaining popularity for its ability to cure infectious diseases, including those resistant to modern antibiotics. Its greatest attribute is that it simply kills bacteria, whereas antibiotic drugs can morph bacteria into superbugs. Consider this natural remedy as your first response, especially when bacteria are implicated.
You may take colloidal silver orally to address internal imbalances such as to kill and prevent bacterial growth, to disrupt bacterial biofilms (microorganism aggregates that underlie infections like Candida and Cryptococcus,) and to help prevent viral invasion of your cells. Apply it topically to scratches or skin or toenail fungal conditions, or use it in a douche. It’s so mild that you may even use it as an eye drop for conjunctivitis.
A Natural Product–Like Colloidal Silver–Cannot be Patented
Colloidal silver is inexpensive to make and cannot be patented. Therefore, the pharmaceutical industry regards this venerable remedy as a competitor. Conventional doctors no longer recommend it. Today, despite its historical track record of effectiveness, the FDA has banned claims to therapeutic value for over-the-counter colloidal silver products. You may still buy this antibiotic, however, and enjoy its great benefits within the following guidelines.
Only use only that with a particle size of .001 micron or less and concentrations of 15 parts per million or less. You may safely use it daily for up to six weeks at a time, but then take several weeks off before resuming use. Follow the dosage recommendations on the label. Do not use it on a regular ongoing basis, and do not use a larger particle size or higher concentrations. Misuse or overuse may cause argyria (permanent blue-gray discoloration of the skin). Although the condition is not fatal, you don’t want to turn blue.
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