Most health food stores and pharmacies stock several brands of colloidal silver, and, of course, you can find a vast amount of information about colloidal silver benefits on the Internet.
I found myself reading an article so called “This Natural Antibiotic Destroys 650 Different Pathogens and Infections in 72 Hours”.
The article claims that this mineral is virtually non-toxic to humans, but it kills some 650 different types of bacteria, viruses, and fungi. When compared to the five or ten different targets per antibiotic drug, the clear choice is colloidal silver.
Colloidal Silver Destroys 650 Different Pathogens and Infections in 72 Hours?!
According to the Mayo Clinin, 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.
It consists of tiny silver particles in a liquid. There are no high quality studies on the health effects of taking colloidal silver. It can be dangerous to your health.
Despite these concerns about safety and effectiveness, people still buy colloidal silver as a dietary supplement and use it for a wide range of ailments.
It is used to treat infections due to yeast; bacteria (tuberculosis, Lyme disease, pneumonia, gonorrhea, syphilis, stomach ulcers); parasites (ringworm, malaria); and viruses (HIV/AIDS, pneumonia, herpes, shingles, warts).
It is also used for bronchitis; skin conditions including eczema, impetigo, and psoriasis; and inflammation of the bladder, prostate, colon, nose, stomach, and sinuses.
Other uses include treatment of cancer, diabetes, arthritis, lupus, chronic fatigue syndrome, leukemia, hay fever and other allergies, trench foot, and gum disease.
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, a blue-gray discoloration of your skin, eyes, internal organs, nails and gums.
Rarely, excessive doses of this mineral can cause possibly irreversible serious health problems, including kidney damage and neurological problems such as seizures.
Notice: Colloidal silver and other complementary products or practices that have not been proven safe and effective should never be used to replace conventional medical care or as a reason to postpone seeing a health care provider about a medical problem.