Colloidal silver: Is it safe or effective?
My dad takes colloidal silver for his health, but is it safe?
from Brent A. Bauer, M.D.
Colloidal silver isn’t considered safe or effective for any of the health claims manufacturers make. Silver has no known purpose in the body. Nor is it an essential mineral, as some sellers of silver products claim.
Colloidal silver products are made of tiny silver particles suspended in a liquid the same type of precious metal used in jewelry, dental fillings, silverware and other consumer goods. Colloidal silver products are usually marketed as dietary supplements that are taken by mouth. Colloidal silver products also come in forms to be injected or applied to the skin.
Manufacturers of colloidal silver products often claim that they are cure-alls, boosting your immune system, fighting bacteria and viruses, and treating cancer, HIV/AIDS, shingles, herpes, eye ailments and prostatitis. However, no sound scientific studies to evaluate these health claims have been published in reputable medical journals. In fact, the Food and Drug Administration has taken action against some manufacturers of colloidal silver products for making unproven health claims.
It’s not clear how much colloidal silver may be harmful, but it can build up in your body’s tissues over months or years. Most commonly, this results in argyria (ahr-JIR-e-uh), a blue-gray discoloration of your skin, eyes, internal organs, nails and gums. While argyria doesn’t pose a serious health problem, it can be a cosmetic concern because it doesn’t go away when you stop taking silver products.
Rarely, excessive doses of colloidal silver can cause possibly irreversible serious health problems, including kidney damage and neurological problems such as seizures. Colloidal silver products may also interact with medications, including penicillamine, quinolone, tetracycline and thyroxine medications.
And that MD has no idea what he’s talking about. I posted the supplements because the OP asked, not because I wanted a debate or lecture on those I or my family choose to take. I have personal experience with the remarkable power of colloidal silver.
I do not buy what this doctor says about colloidal silver at all! I have personal experience taking this and it works. I can not take prescription medication. Silver biotics has worked every time for a sinus or ear infection without fail. I have let others in my family try it for sinus, ear, tooth infections. It worked for them and now my Sister, Sister In Law/Brother, and Brother In Law would not be without it. It has been very effective for all of us. Even my Son reaches for it if he gets sick. Why? Because he knows it works.I will take my chances with this any day over pharmacy drugs with their side effects.
Why be cheap. I go for the gold.
I wouldn’t give it to a child either, or an adult, except for external application where it is known to work against skin infections (or at least a proper preparation can). No science-based peer-reviewed experimental evidence exists that it can work internally against infections. Yeah, I guess it’s all a big conspiracy against home medicine and it really does work LOL.
That post is little more than proof that the FDA lies through it’s teeth!!
Silver Sulfadiazene is still the treatment of choice for preventing infections in burn victims.
Silver Nitrate drops was a long accepted treatment for preventing infections in the eyes of newborn babes (my BC even shows AgNO3 on it!)
Silver is now being used in pool and water filtration systems.
Silver is now being used in band-aids.
Silver is even being used in socks to keep them fresher!
How can silver be used for all these applications based on an anti-bacterial property yet HAVE NO EFFECT IF YOU TAKE IT INTERNALLY?
The FDA is LYING when they say that silver has no effect! Generations of testing and usage have PROVED that silver has anti-microbial properties!