From the father of colloidal silver himself :
TAKE BACK YOUR POWER : First Aid Kit of the Future
by Robert C. Beck, D.Sc. revised May, 1999
Colloidal Silver a radical, safe, proven and inexpensive approach to health
The Universal ‘Antibiotic’
Prior to 1938 colloidal silver was considered to be one of the mainstays of antibiotic treatment. It is still considered to be the most universal antibiotic substance that is non-toxic in its micro-concentrations of 3-5 ppm (parts per million). It has been proven to be useful against over 650 different infectious conditions, as compared to traditional antibiotics, which are effective against 6-7 conditions.
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 enough to use over large areas of the body. As a result of their efforts, and that of other researchers, hundreds of important new medical uses for silver were found. Colloidal Silver is the only form of silver that can be used safely as a supplement. It is absorbed into the tissues at a slow enough rate that is not irritating to the tissues, unlike silver nitrate, which reacts violently with body tissues because of its caustic action. The colloidal particles diffuse gradually throughout the blood and give prolonged therapeutic action.
Many forms of bacteria, fungus, and virus utilize a specific enzyme for their metabolism. Silver acts as a catalyst, effectively disabling the enzyme. It is toxic to all species tested of fungi, bacteria, protozoa, parasites, and many viruses. To primitive life forms, silver is as toxic as the most powerful chemical disinfectants.
There is no known disease-causing organism that can live in the presence of even minute traces of the chemical element of simple metallic silver. Based on laboratory tests, destructive bacteria, virus and fungus organisms are killed within minutes of contact. Larry C. Ford, M.D. of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, UCLA School of Medicine, Center For The Health Sciences reported in a letter dated November 1, 1988 that the silver solutions were antibacterial and fungicidal for Candida Albicans and Candida Globata.
E.M. Crooks (Metals and enzyme activity, Cambridge at The University Press; ma, 1958) has stated that Colloidal Silver kills pathogenic organisms in three or four minutes upon contact. In fact there is no microbe known that is not killed by colloidal silver in six minutes or less … and there are no side effects whatsoever from the highest concentration.
Colloidal Silver is effective against infections, colds, influenza, and fermentation. Parasites are also destroyed while in their egg stage.
It is tasteless, odorless and non-toxic. It is effective with meals as a digestive aid – no fermentation of food in the intestine. A.B. Searle (founder of the pharmaceutical conglomerate), has pointed out that one important advantage of using colloidal silver is that it has no recorded side effects. It also does not stain the skin, unlike certain pharmaceutical preparations of silver that do stain the skin quite strongly.
Dr Leonard Keene Hirchberg A.M.M.D. (John Hopkins) concluded that from a therapeutic point of view only the electric colloidal metal present the necessary homogeneity, minuteness of granules, purity, and stability for maximum health benefits. One critical indicator of the quality of colloidal silver is its color. As the size of the silver particle gets larger, the color of the suspension ranges from yellow to brown to red to gray to black.
Colloidal silver has been well documented to be the best broad-spectrum antibiotic available. The reason it has not been more widely used is because of the high cost of production. Retail price has ranged from $100 to $200 an ounce. With the advancements in the manufacturing process in recent years, the average person can afford to take advantage of this wonderful product. Colloidal Silver is now an economical and effective source of silver for maintaining a good health and preventing many illnesses.
First some basics
A colloid consists of minute particles that float within a liquid despite the pull of gravity. To stay in suspension, these particles must be smaller than 1 micron (1/1000 of an inch). When fresh produce is processed through a juicer, a colloid results in the form of a glass of juice. Drinking fresh juices makes it possible to consume far more nutrients than by eating. Because juice is the equivalent of a predigested food, the body can process large amounts with minimal effort and correspondingly better health results.
With colloidal silver, particles are pulled off a pure silver wire immersed in water by applying a low-voltage electric current which gives each particle an electric charge. Although this charge is long lasting, it is not permanent. Daylight, magnetic fields and time will cause a silver colloid to lose its charge. This is referred to as “falling out” or “plating out”
Note, while colloidal silver is light sensitive, it is not as light sensitive as camera film. Taken to the beach under the midday California summer sun, it will oxidize in about 10 minutes. Indoors, under ambient and artificial light, this would take about three days. However, that only means that colloidal silver should be stored in tinted or opaque containers.
When current is applied to silver in solution, the particles that break off will always be the same size: 1.26 angstroms (0.0001 microns). This particle is so small that the next stop on the road to smallness is the atom itself!
Colloids are by nature the smallest particles matter can be divided into while retaining individual characteristics. Reducing a piece of metallic silver to a cloud of microscopic particles greatly extends its total surface area-and its healing properties-while deepening penetration into the body. Because the silver particles are charged, they strive to combine with other elements.
Trace elements exist even in distilled water, and when the charged silver particles combine with a specific trace element, the solution can turn one of a number of colors, like gray, yellow, green or brown. The element the silver chooses is largely irrelevant. Once in the body, the silver releases its bond in search of stronger attachments in order to stabilize its charge. Therefore as the silver colloid enters the body, the original silver particles (about the size of 15 atoms) quickly pass through the stomach lining and into the blood stream where they circulate for about a week before elimination.
The body’s ability to process the tiny atoms of colloidal silver makes silver build-up in the body impossible. The Environmental Protection Agency’s Poison control Center reports a “No Toxicity” listing for colloidal silver. In fact, it appears that harmlessness is one of the attributes of the colloidal state, regardless of content.
Since the body has a vital need for silver – to maintain the immune system and to produce new, healthy cells – and since our blood is also a colloid, the harmonious way in which colloids enter the body may well make colloidal silver the safest medicine on earth.
Just to prove a point to myself, I made a 16-ounce solution of well over 250 ppm and drank it. I repeated this procedure four days in a row, daily ingesting at least the equivalent of 50 16-ounce glasses of a 5-ppm solution! I did not eat yogurt or acidophilus or compensate for friendly bacteria loss in any way. The only side effect was that I seemed to feel better!
According to pharmacist Ron Barnes, R.Ph. (Capitol Drugs, Los Angeles), this makes sense because:
“ Many strains of pathogenic microbes – viruses, fungi, bacteria or any other single-celled pathogen – resistant to other antibiotics are killed on contact by colloidal silver and are unable to mutate. However, it does not harm tissue-cell enzymes or friendly bacteria ”
Also, ingesting a few oz. of 5 parts per million silver colloid / silver ion solution daily can give subjects a “second intact immune system” and minimize or eliminate opportunistic infections during recovery phase.
Unlike silver proteins, metallic colloid has no side effects, and is known to rapidly eliminate or prevent hundreds of diseases. Silver colloids won’t produce drug resistant strains as will all other known antibiotics. No reasonable amount can overdose or injure users either topically, by ingestions, or professional medical injection.
Drinking dilute silver colloid is claimed to safely kill over 650 pathogens, viruses, microbes, fungi, and parasites within minutes and is said to give you a second intact immune system. Side effects or overdosing are claimed unknown, and resistant strains of disease-causing pathogens never develop.
It seems that something in silver is tied to the very core of the life process itself. Dr. Robert O. Becker, MD, agrees. Writing about his experience with older patients, the noted biomedical researcher from Syracuse University and author of
The Body Electric and Cross Currents said:
“Silver did more than kill disease-causing organisms. It promoted major growth of bone and accelerated the healing of injured tissues by over 50 percent”.
He also discovered that silver “profoundly stimulates healing in skin and other soft tissues in a way unlike any known natural process …” and that it promotes a new kind of cell growth which looks like the cells of children!
These cells grew fast, producing a diverse and surprising assortment of primitive cell forms able to multiply at a great rate, then differentiate into the specific cells of an organ or tissue that had been injured, even in patients over 50 years old.
A Broad-spectrum Remedy
The healing properties of silver are so wide ranging that we see researchers expressing amazement time and time again. Alfred Searle, founder of the pharmaceutical conglomerate, wrote in 1919:
“ Applying colloidal silver to human subjects has been done in a large number of cases with astonishingly successful results. For internal administration, orally or hypodermically, it has the advantage of being rapidly fatal to parasites without toxic action on its host. It is quite stable. It protects rabbits from ten times the lethal dose of tetanus or diphtheria toxin.”
I received a call from a man with a Ph.D. in computer science who had read my original article, made some colloidal silver and applied it with a dropper to a chronic eye infection. He said the infection went away almost immediately. In passing he mentioned that the solution also got rid of the plaque on his teeth. I had been wondering what happened to the plaque on my own teeth but had not put the two together.
The power of silver still reigns worldwide in many modern-day applications: Physicians use silver compounds in 70 percent of all the burn centers in the United States, while British Airways, Swissair, Scandinavian Airlines, Lufthansa, Olympic, Air France, Canadian Pacific Airlines, Alitalia, KLM, Japan Airlines and Pan Am all rely on silver-process water filters to curtail waterborne diseases. NASA uses a silver water-purification system on the space shuttle as do the Soviets. Japanese firms even remove cyanide and nitric oxide from the air with silver.
In a remarkable clinical trial with 14 elderly patients, Dr Becker inserted a pair of silver electrode wires directly into each wound, using the body’s own juices as the liquid solution and applying current to the external ends. (The voltage one uses is so low it produces no sensation.) With this technique, he was able to heal infections inside broken bones – one of the hardest types to control – and to mend previously unhealing fractures and breaks.
Regarding the ability of metallic silver to control infection, he said,
“ All of the organisms that we tested were sensitive to the electrically generated silver ion, including some that were resistant to all known antibiotics.” Concerning the safety of inserting it into the body, he added: “In no case were any undesirable side effects of the silver treatment apparent ”
What Doesn’t Colloidal Silver Do?
It does not interact with any other medications or upset the stomach; in fact, it is a digestive aid. It does not sting the eyes. Medical journal reports and documented studies spanning the past hundred years indicate no known side effects whatsoever from oral or intravenous administration of colloidal silver in animal or human testing. It has been used with good results under the most demanding health care circumstances.
Without overstating the case, it may be time to recognize colloidal silver as not only the safest medicine on Earth, but also the most powerful!
A FEW UNIQUE PLUS TRADITIONAL USES FOR SILVER COLLOID
For information and educational purposes only, not medical advice
Add to suspected drinking water when travelling or camping. Colloid sprayed burns heal rapidly without scarring. Safely sterilize anything from toothbrushes to surgical instruments. Use topically on cuts, wounds, abrasion, rashes, sunburn, razor nicks, bandages. Spray on garbage to prevent decay odours. Mist kitchen sponges, towels, cutting boards to eliminate E.Coli 0157:H7 and salmonella bacterial to prevent food poisoning, gastrointestinal inflammation, and genital tract infections.
Use like peroxide on pimples and acne. Add to juices. It will delay spoiling, fermenting, deteriorating, clabbering or curdling. Spray in shoes, between toes, between legs to stop most skin itch, athlete’s foot, fungi, jock itch. Diminish dandruff, psoriasis, skin rashes, etc. Add to bath water, gargle, douches, colon irrigation, nasal spray and dental water-pic solutions. Cuts downtime dramatically with colds, flu, pneumonia, staph, strep, respiratory infections and rhino viruses. Skin itch, eye and ear infections, some moles and warts vanish when colloid is sprayed on body after bathing. Use with Q-tip on fingernail, toenail and ear fungi. Neutralize tooth decay and bad breath. Colloid stops halitosis by eliminating bacteria deep in throat and on back of tongue. Unlike pharmaceutical antibiotics, silver colloid never permits strain-resistant pathogens to evolve.
Put a few drops on Band-Aids and bandages to shorten healing times. Toothaches, mouth sores, bacterial irritations are diminished. Soak dentures. Spray refrigerator, freezer and food storage bin interiors. Stop mildew and wood rot. Mix in postage stamp, envelope and tape moistening wells, paint and paste pots to prevent bacterial growth, odours, spoiling or souring. Add to water based paints, wallpaper paste, dishwater, cleaning and mopping solutions, etc. Spray pet bedding and let dry.
Spray on top of contents of opened jam, jelly and condiment containers and inside lids before replacing. Mix a little in pet water, birdbaths, cut flower vases. Always add to swamp cooler water. Spray air conditioner filters after cleaning. Swab air ducts and vents to prevent breeding sites for germs. Use routinely in laundry final rinse water and always before packing away seasonal clothes. Damp clothes or towels and washcloths will not sour or mildew. Eliminate unwanted micro-organisms in planter soils and hydroponics systems. Spray plant foliage to stop fungi, moulds, rot and most plant diseases.
Treat pools, fountains, humidifiers, Jacuzzis, hot tubs, baths, dishwashers, re-circulating cooling tower water, gymnasium foot dips, and bath and shower mats. Spray watch bands and gloves and under fingernails periodically. Treat shower stalls, tubs, fonts, animal watering troughs, shavers to avoid trading germs. Rinse fruit and vegetables before storing or using. Put in cooking water. Human and animal shampoos become disinfectants. Prevent carpets, drapes, wallpaper from mildewing. Wipe telephone mouthpieces, pipe stems, headphones, hearing aids, eyeglass frames, hairbrushes, combs, loofas. Excellent for diapers and diaper rash.
Do toilet seats, bowls, tile floors, sinks, urinals, doorknobs. Kill persistent odours. Rinse invalid’s pillowcases, sheets, towels and bedclothes.
There are literally thousands of other essential uses for this ridiculously inexpensive, odourless, tasteless, colourless, totally benign and easily produced powerful non-toxic disinfectant and healing agent. You’ll find that a spray or misting bottle of silver colloid solution may be the most useful health enhancement tool in your environment.