Colloidal Silver IV Therapy
In his writings, the famous Greek physician Hippocrates discussed using silver to help heal wounds. Over the millennia, the idea of silver as an anti-bacterial agent has grown within the alternative and integrative health communities. Although not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), colloidal silver solutions have long been thought by some to be a natural antibiotic, effective in targeting bacteria and viruses.
Silver has been widely used in healthcare since the early 19th century as aristocrats used it to heal injuries, disinfect wounds and some even claimed that it had anti-aging benefits. We now know that silver does in fact hold a potent anti-germicidal effect due to its highly negatively charged AG ions which binds irreversibly to viral glycoproteins (as shown in HIV studies) or on the E. coli’s surface receptors. This process ultimately incapacitates the pathogenic replication cycle in both cases. In the bacterial case, the immediate apoptosis of the cell occurs after it has been left uncommunicated by Silver’s potent ionic binding.
We have been able to successfully treat hundreds of cases with silver IV therapy with positive responses in both viral and bacterial infections. Furthermore, there are even newer studies that report important activity of enhancement of the antigen-presenting cell activity (Dendritic Cells) by using injected silver.
Most disease is caused by excess acidity in the body. Diet, stress, poor air and water quality are all contributing factors. When our bloodstream becomes acidic, cells begin to clump together. This condition makes it impossible for our blood cells to receive adequate oxygen and nutrition needed for good health. Once this happens, we simply cannot fight off or heal from disease. One major function of scaler silver is to dissipate acids so they can be flushed out of our system.
What Is Colloidal Silver?
Colloidal silver is a suspension of submicroscopic metallic silver particles in water. Colloidal silver supplements are measured and labeled as parts per million (ppm), meaning that for every million parts of water, there is a smaller amount of parts of silver.
According to a report written by Richard Davies and Samuel Etris of The Silver Institute in 1996, it is believed that colloidal silver may help attack pathogens in three main ways:
- Catalytic oxidation: By holding onto oxygen molecules, silver may block the life-preserving cellular process known as cellular respiration
- Reaction with bacterial cell membranes: Silver may directly attach to bacteria cell membranes to prevent cellular respiration
- Binding with DNA: It is believed that silver can bind to DNA, preventing it from unwinding, which is an essential step in cellular replication
Is Colloidal Silver Safe for Medical Use?
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the daily recommended intake of silver is .005/mg/kg, meaning that an average-sized adult could safely drink up to an ounce of a 10-ppm silver product every day for their entire life without suffering any side effects. When used in specific ways, silver can provide certain medical benefits:
- Silver has been reliably demonstrated to be an antiseptic
- Silver can be used in medical bandages and dressings to treat burns, skin wounds, and skin infections
- Silver is an ingredient in some medicines that prevent swelling of the eye membranes (conjunctivitis, also called pink eye) in newborns
Silver is not a nutritionally essential mineral though, and while colloidal silver products were once available as over-the-counter drug products, the FDA ruled in 1999 that colloidal silver products are not considered safe or effective in medical practices. This is because too much silver in your body can cause irreversible bluish-colored skin (argyria), organ damage, and if you're pregnant, abnormal fetal development in your infant(s). While there are currently no FDA-approved medications containing silver that are taken by mouth, colloidal silver can still be bought and sold as homeopathic remedies and dietary supplements.