Colloidal Silver has been used as a method for healing for thousands of years all over the world. Historically, silver has been used to keep liquids including wine, milk, and water fresh, preventing the plague, infection prevention, and disinfecting food and eating utensils. While not as popular as a cure-all as it once was, silver is still known for curing or treating a variety of ailments. Colloidal Silver is “made with silver colloids, ionic silver and silver proteins; and colloidal is the term used to describe the particles of silver that do not dissolve, but instead remain suspended in the liquid.” Depending on what it is being used to treat, colloidal silver can be applied topically, orally, by injection, or sprayed directly into the nose. Below are just a few benefits and uses of colloidal silver for you and your family.

Treating Sickness and Conditions

Colloidal silver is antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antiviral which means it can help fight off common bacterias and viruses responsible for sinus infections, pink eye, ear infections, pneumonia, shingles, and a host of other ailments. The great thing about using colloidal silver is that it doesn’t create any resistance to bacterias like overuse of antibiotics can, so bacteria will always respond to this natural antibiotic. The use of colloidal silver can both prevent, and control infections when used appropriately. Be sure to check with your doctor before ingesting silver and to be sure you are using it in the correct dosage and application.

Skin Care

Did you know colloidal silver was used to treat wounds in WWI? It is beneficial when applied topically to wounds, scrapes, and rashes because “colloidal silver stimulates healing in the skin and other soft tissues.” It increases the overall healing and recovery time by reducing swelling and boosting cell recovery. Not only can it help speed up healing time but it also does not burn or itch when it is applied to a wound. It’s not just good for accidents, colloidal silver can be used to treat skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema. It can also be used to help treat ringworm!

Petcare

Most people know that not all human medicines can be used by our furry friends and it is always important to check with your vet before using any medicine on your pet. But, if you don’t want to spend the time and all that extra cash by taking your pet for a check-up and getting antibiotics which might not always work, try some colloidal silver. If it looks like your pet as a cold, ringworm, a cut or burn, an ear infection or inflammation around their eyes, consider trying colloidal silver. Because it doesn’t burn, it can be applied directly onto your pet’s wound, into their ear if they have an ear infection or into their eye if they have an eye infection. It is a great alternative to resistance building antibiotics.

Precautions

While using colloidal silver has many benefits, “studies have found that colloidal silver can build up in the tissues of the body so it is important to be careful and avoid long-term use of colloidal silver as you could be at risk of developing a skin condition called argyria. Argyria causes the skin, nails and gums to have a bluish-gray to gray-black pigmentation, and it is irreversible.” Be sure to consult with your doctor before ingesting colloidal silver and test it on a small patch of skin before applying it topically.

Choosing Your Colloidal Silver

While colloidal silver is very beneficial and has many uses, not all silver is created equal. It’s important to know what you are looking for when purchasing it to put in or  on your body. There is ionic silver which is mostly made up of silver ions. You do not want to use ionic silver as it is a cheaper product to produce and won’t give be as beneficial as other forms of colloidal silver. Then there is silver protein which manufacturers add gelatin to in order to keep larger silver particles suspended. This is another type of silver that you want to avoid because it has those larger silver particles. The larger the particles, the less they are absorbed into your body and the less beneficial they will be. Find colloidal silver that is no more than 10 parts per million this indicates the silver particles are small and concentrated, but not so concentrated that it leads to increased risk for toxicity. You want to look for products that are true colloidal silver and are listed as almost 100% pure silver. They should not contain any protein or other additives.

So the next time you get a scrape or are fighting off a cold, try colloidal silver as a natural alternative to antibiotics.

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