the Universal Antimicrobial
Silver is one of the most universal antibiotic substances.
When administered in the colloidal form, it is for
all practical purposes, non-toxic. Silver has been
proven to be useful against hundreds of infectious
conditions. Although the exact mechanism for the proven
antimicrobial effects of silver is unknown, the most
accepted theory is that silver disables the specific
enzyme that many forms of bacteria, viruses and fungi
utilize for their metabolism.
Rediscovery of Colloidal Silver
The comeback of silver in medicine began in the 1970's. The late Dr.
Carl Moyer, chairman of Washington University's Department of Surgery,
received a grant to develop better treatments for burn victims. Dr.
Margraf, as the chief biochemist, worked with Dr. Moyer and other
surgeons to find an antiseptic strong enough, yet safe to use over
large areas of the body. Dr. Margraf reviewed 22 antiseptic compounds
and found drawbacks in all of them. "Mercury, for example, is
an excellent antiseptic but toxic," he comments. "Popular
antiseptics....can be used over small areas only." Furthermore,
disease organisms can become resistant to antibiotics, triggering
a dangerous super-infection. "These compounds are also ineffective
against a number of harmful bacteria, including the biggest killer
in burn cases - a greenish-blue bacterium called Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
It almost always shows up in burns, releasing a poison."
Reviewing medical literature, Dr. Margraf found repeated
references to silver. It was described as a catalyst
that disables the enzymes microorganisms depend on
to "breathe." Consequently, they die.
Therefore, Dr. Margraf decided to use the best known
compound of silver: silver nitrate, Concentrated silver
nitrate was corrosive and painful. So he diluted the
silver nitrate to a .5 percent solution and found that
it killed the Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria and permitted
wounds to heal. Resistant strains did not appear. Silver
nitrate, however, was far from ideal. It disturbed
the balance of body salts, was thick and cumbersome
to use and stained everything it touched. Dr. Margraf
searched for other preparations of silver. As a result
of these efforts, hundreds of important new medical
uses for silver were found. Medical journal reports
from the early 1900's demonstrated a properly prepared
colloid of silver was the only form of silver solution
that was not deposited under the skin, no matter how
many times the proper amount was administered.
There were still skeptics. Some of the negative reaction
that colloidal silver received in the early 1900's, "was
due to a premature supply of improperly prepared and
unstable colloids... Shortly after the definite recognition
of the colloidal nature of the chief body fluids was
effected, the enormous possibilities which might result
from the application of colloidal disinfectants and
medicines were rapidly recognized.".A number of
colloidal substances were placed on the market in this
country and elsewhere. It was soon found, however,
that most of these preparations rapidly deteriorated
in value: some of them were so unstable that they contained
no active colloid at the time when they were used."
N. R. Thompson recognized that, "To primitive
life forms, oligodynamic silver is as toxic as the
most powerful chemical disinfectants and this, coupled
with its relative harmlessness to animate life (i.e.
mammals), gives it great potential as a disinfectant."
Based on laboratory tests with colloidal
silver, destructive bacteria, virus, and fungus organisms
are killed within minutes of contact, Larry C. Ford,
M.D, of the Department of Ohstetrics and Gynecology,
UCLA School of Medicine, Center For The Health Sciences
reported in a letter dated November 1, 1988, "I
tested them (the silver solutions) using standard antimicrobial
tests for disinfectants. The silver solutions were
antibacterial for concentrations of 10' organisms per
ml. of Streptococcus Pyogenes, Staphylococcus Aurcus,
Neisseria Gonorrhea, Gardnerella Vaginalis, Salmonella
Typhi, and other enteric pathogens, and fungicidal
for Candida Albicans, Candida Globata, and M. Furfur."
My skin First showed
signs of Psoriasis when I was 16. My GP prescribed
cortisone based creams and lotions and I
used those for years offering little or no
help at all. In 1997 I started taking low
dose chemo to relieve the symptoms of chronic
I had tried so many different things to relieve the condition.
Everything from herbal remedies to Acupuncture. I was even told
tooth decay caused it. I took the chemo for 12 months but started
having Liver failure from it. so I stopped, only to find the condition
returned after only 3 months.
Then I read about Colloidal Silver and thought well Ive tried everything
else why not. So i called a local Naturapath and asked them about
the product. and they recommended it. I also spoke to the Naturapath
at the store where I purchased it and they advised me to take 4
drops under my tongue once a day, and the results are amazing.
3 weeks since starting to take the product i have noticed a huge
difference in my skin. the large red marks that I have worn for
years are all but gone, there is still a slight pink mark. the
dry itchy feeling i had is all but gone and there is little or
no flaking at all.
I have no hesitation In recommending this product to anyone for
similar conditions, I would however recommend they seek advice
as I did before starting to take it.
name and address witheld by request
Jim Powell reported in a Science Digest article March,
1978, titled, "Our Mightiest Germ Fighter", "Thanks
to eye-opening research, silver is emerging as a wonder
of modern medicine. An antibiotic kills perhaps a half-dozen
different disease organisms, but silver kills some
650. Resistant strains fail to develop, Moreover, silver
is virtually non-toxic." Dr. Harry Margraf of
St. Louis concluded "Silver is the best all around
germ-fighter we have."
The future of colloidal silver is
bright. Hopefully with today's technological advances, we can avoid the
past mistakes and benefit from its wide range of advantages to prevent
and treat infectious disorders.
Although reports on the use of colloidal silver have
spanned the past 100 years, research relating to its
recent use is limited. However, through a growing number
of physicians, dentists, veterinarians, nutritionists
and satisfied users, information regarding the modern
day uses of colloidal
silver is mounting.
This information in no way 'proves' colloidal
silver 'cures' infectious disorders or disease,
and this claim should not be made by any reputable colloidal
silver manufacturer. However it is proven that
colloidal silver does have tremendous antimicrobial
power; the history of safe and successful colloidal
silver use is extensive, and the number of current
health professionals and individuals that successfully
utilize colloidal silver to reduce the length and
severity of infectious disorders is growing exponentially.
Overall, it seems that the effective and safe use
of colloidal silver in the treatment of dozens of common
infectious disorders is only limited by the imagination
and creativity of those afflicted.