What is Colloidal Silver?
Colloidal silver is a natural antibiotic and healing agent. Silver has been used for thousands of years in alternative healing practices and in Eastern medicine. It also has anti-fungal, anti-parasitic and anti- viral properties. Colloidal silver is also believed to possess cell renewing properties, which may contribute to its effectiveness against different cases of skin problems.
Acting as a catalyst, it disables the enzyme that one-celled bacteria, viruses and fungi need for their oxygen metabolism. They suffocate without corresponding harm occurring to human enzymes or parts of the human body chemistry. The result is the destruction of disease-causing organisms in the body and in the food. The presence of colloidal silver near a virus, fungus, bacterium or any other single celled pathogen disables its oxygen metabolism enzyme, its chemical lung, so to say. Within a few minutes, the pathogen suffocates and dies, and is cleared out of the body by the immune, lymphatic and elimination systems.
Unlike pharmaceutical antibiotics, which destroy beneficial enzymes, colloidal silver leaves these tissue-cell enzymes intact, as they are radically different from the enzymes of primitive single-celled life. Thus colloidal silver is absolutely safe for humans, reptiles, plants and all multi-celled living matter.
Colloidal silver is produced by electrolysis and is a solution in which microscopic particles of silver are in suspension in water. The silver particles are so small that when it is suspended in water, the particles neither sink to the bottom nor float to the top. The particles are also "charged", which means that all the particles have the same molecular charge, so they repel each other. In the case of colloidal silver, the particles are as small as 1/7,000th the size of a red blood cell, which makes them very easy to assimilate.
The word "colloidal" refers to a condition where a solid particle is suspended in a liquid (silver in water). The solid particles are too large to be considered dissolved, but are too small to be filtered out. This colloidal condition is most easily detected by what is called the "Tyndall effect", where a narrow beam of light is shined through the liquid to produce a cone shaped dispersion of the light. The particles so illuminated also exhibit a random, crisscross movement called "Brownian motion" when observed under a microscope.
The word "ionic" refers to an atom or a group of atoms that has acquired a net electric charge by gaining or losing one or more electrons. In the case of colloidal silver made by electrolysis, this electric charge is ALWAYS positive. Silver will not form a negatively charged ion. So, the truth is that quality colloidal silver made by electrolysis is BOTH colloidal and ionic. It is considered colloidal because it contains nano particles of silver and it is considered ionic because it also contains silver ions.
In "Use of Colloids in Health and Disease", author Dr. Henry Crooks says that colloidal silver is highly germicidal. In laboratory test he found that "all fungus, virus, bacterium, streptococcus, staphylococcus, and other pathogenic organisms are killed in three or four minutes. In fact, there is no microbe known that is not killed by colloidal silver in six minutes or less in a dilution as little as 5 parts per million. Dr. Crooks found colloidal silver particularly effective in intestinal problems, and tells us there are no serious effects whatsoever from high concentrations.