Colloidal Silver: Miracle Cure or Dangerous Hoax?

I’ve been suffering from an ear ache for about 6 months.  I’ve been to doctors and have been given a different diagnosis by nearly every one.  I’ve been told it is a  hormonal imbalance, TMJ, deep infection, collapsed tubes, sinusitis, etc etc etc.  The bottom line is that no one really can get to the bottom of what is bothering my poor ears!

In my frustration, I’ve turned to searching for natural remedies.   I’ve had suggestions ranging from Vitamin C to grapefruit seed extract to sticking a clove a garlic in my ear.  But the one suggestion that keeps popping up is Colloidal Silver.

The benefits and risks of taking colloidal silver are difficult to pin down.  One side says that it is a miraculous curing agent that has been used for decades.  Others say it is a dangerous substance that can cause all manner of problems to your body.

So what is the truth?  I’ve embarked on a quest to find the answer.

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Colloidal Silver is a compound that consists of silver particles suspended in liquid.  It is sold in a variety of solutions with varying degrees of silver to liquid ratios, and is also frequently created at home with devices that can be purchased online built by the user.

Advocates of Colloidal Silver make claims that range  from its antibiotic capabilities to its ability to cure cancer and AIDS.  The truth may fall somewhere inbetween.

In the early 1900s, Colloidal Silver was prominantly used as a “cure-all” for its antibiotic qualities.  With the advent of drugs like penicillin and sulfamilinide, CS took a back seat.   Starting in the early 90s, CS began to see a resurgance in popularity.  The FDA roundly refutes any claims made by those selling or recommending the compound, but it is still legal to sell.

It is illegal, however, for manufacturers to make claims about its curing properties. CS advocates claim that this is part of a concerted effort on the part of the Governemnt and the Pharmaceutical companies to oppress the medicinal silver market, promoting instead FDA approved antibiotics.  While the FDA claims there is no evidence to support the medicinal qualities of silver, it did not stop them from approving Curad bandages from placing silver in its product.  Curad uses the silver as a topical inhibitor of infection.

As we look at Colloidal Silver, I’d like to simply present both cases.  Admittedly, it is difficult to find web sites that advocate CS without promoting a specific brand, which causes some question regarding claims.  I’ve done my best to find sites that are neither beholdent to the FDA nor a particular brand of CS.

COLLOIDAL SILVER: PROS

According to HerbalRemedies.com:

Contemporary Studies

Laboratory tests in 1988 by Larry C. Ford, M.D., UCLA School of Medicine, and other researchers showed that destructive bacteria, virus and fungus organisms are killed within minutes of contact with simple metallic silver. While studying regeneration of limbs, spinal cords and organs in the late 1970s, Robert O. Becker, M.D., author of The Body Electric, discovered that silver ions promote bone growth and kill surrounding bacteria he recognized a correlation between low silver levels and sickness. He said silver deficiency was responsible for the improper functioning of the immune system. Dr. Becker’s experiments conclude that silver works on the full spectrum of pathogens without any side effects or damage to the body. He also states that silver does more than kill disease-causing organisms. Burn patients and even elderly patients notice more rapid healing. All strains of pathogens resistant to other antibiotics are killed by silver. The March 1978 issue of Science Digest, in an article, “Our Mightiest Germ Fighter,” reported: “Thanks to eye-opening research, silver is emerging as a wonder of modern medicine. Resistant strains fail to develop. Moreover, silver is virtually non-toxic. “The article ended with a quote by Dr. Harry Margraf, a biochemist and pioneering silver researcher who worked with the late Carl Moyer, M.D., chairman of Washington University’s Department of Surgery in the 1970s: “Silver is the best all-around germ fighter we have.”

***Most hospital burn units use silver compounds as a primary source to combat germs and infection.

***As previously mentioned, some companies selling adhesive bandages are now using silver in their gauze as infection inhibitors.

***Claimed to be effective in treating Acne, Athlete’s Foot, Blood Poisoning, Burns, Candida, Colitis, Conjunctivitis, Dermatitis, Dysentry, Excema, Gastritis, Gonorrhea, Herpes, Hepatitis, Infantile Diseases, Impetigo, Keratitis, Leprosy, lesions, lyme disease, Pymphagitis, Malaria, Pluerisy, Phneomonia, Psoriasis, Pruritis Ani, Ophthalmia, Ringworm, Rhiritis Rosacea, Scarlet Fever, Seborrhea, Septicemia, Shingles, Staph Infection, Strep Infections, Stomach Flu, Toxemia, Herpes Virus, Ulcers, Strep, Tonsillitis, Trenchfoot, Tuberculosis, Virus Warts, Whooping Cough, Yeast Infections.

***Non addictive with little or no side effects (see cons for a rebuttal of this statement)

***silver is a natural trace element already found in all organically grown fruits and vegetables.

***can be purchased easily from any health food store, or made at home.  Watch the video below on how to make colloidal silver yourself. (We do not necessarily endorse the instructions below. This video is simply shown as an example of how colloidal silver is home brewed by some people.)

 

The Web Site Colloidalsilversecrets.blogspot.com sites an interesting study:

One of the most dramatic of the earlier purification tests occured in 1976 in a 20,000 gallon swimming pool in Nebraska. There was no disinfectant of any kind in the water. Fifty gallons of municipal sewage plant effluent was placed into the pool. That produced a dangerous concentration of 7,000 e. coli bacteria cells per 100 milliliters (half a cup) of water.


Contents of the pool were pumped through a tank containing alternating anodic and cathodic silver electrodes for disinfection. Within three hours the pool was entirely free of e. coli bacteria and the water contained only 3.2 parts of silver per billion parts of water — an amount that is completely safe for humans.

 

The most recent claim I can find about CS is that it could be effective in fighting off Swine Flu (2009 H1N1). The following sites lay out those claims:
I’ve even been able to find a video that addresses a connection between Swine Influenza and CS.  It was posted by a YouTube subscriber who claims to have cured himself of Swine Flu using Colloidal Silver.

COLLOIDAL SILVER: CONS

There are many sites dedicated to debunking the healing claims of Colloidal Silver.  The opponents, not the least of whom being the FDA, say that there is no scientific evidence whatsoever that CS has any disease fighting qualities.

In 2002, the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) claimed that there were no legitimate medical uses for colloidal silver and no evidence to support its marketing claims. Given the associated safety risks, the TGA concluded that “efforts should be made to curb the illegal availability of colloidal silver products, which is a significant public health issue.

Opponents also point to the misleading claims by CS merchants that most people suffer from a “silver deficiency”.  The truth is, silver is not an essential nutrient for the human body.

While anti-silver claimants do admit that studies have proven CS has anti bacterial qualities, they maintain that there is a big difference between a culture in a lab and the human ingestion of a substance.

The biggest case made against Colloidal Silver, however, is its ability to cause a disease known as argyria,  a condition in which silver salts deposit in the skin, eyes, and internal organs, and the skin turns ashen-gray or blue.  There are a few real life cases of people suffering from this disease due to their use of silver.  In fairness, I must add that CS advocates claim that this side effect is extremely rare, and usually only appears in people who partake in way too much CS, far beyond the recommended dosages.  Nevertheless, argyria is a real condition, as evidenced in the following video of the “blue man”.

There is also the story of Rosemary Jacobs, who started taking Colloidal Silver at age 11 via nose drops for allergies.  By the age of 14, her skin had noticeably begun to change colors.  She attempted to remove the coloration with dermabrasion, but maintained her gray skin tone.  She is now a staunch advocate against the use of silver products.  You can see her entire story here: http://rosemaryjacobs.com/

 

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Rosemary Jacobs in 1978 just before she received treatment for her condition Photo: BARCROFT


Conclusion:

At the end of my research, I can honestly say that I am completely torn.  I cannot say which argument satisfies me more.  With the thousands or perhaps millions of people who are currently taking colloidal silver without incident, I am fairly certain that cases like “the blue man” must be from over consumption as well as topical usage.  However, I am leary of some claims of CS in its somewhat opportunistic usage of emerging diseases to sell more product.  This blame lies mostly with the manufacturers, but as I made clear at the beginning of this post, it isn’t easy to find a web site that isn’t in some way promoting a specific brand.

What do you think?  Have you taken colloidal silver?  Heard any stories, good or bad?  Please leave your comments regarding your own experience with colloidal silver.

sources:

http://www.gordonresearch.com/Presentations/GRI_mar07/articles/promising_cure.html

http://colloidalsilversecrets.blogspot.com/2009/04/colloidal-silver-and-swine-flu-7.html

http://www.naturalnews.com/010038.html

http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/PhonyAds/silverad.html

http://www.herbalremedies.com/readmorabcol.html#2

http://rosemaryjacobs.com/

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/2687985/Woman-who-turned-silver-warns-of-dangers-of-internet-medicines.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colloidal_silver

Comments

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40 Comments

  1. These types of things always worry me. If you have a healthy diet you don’t need to be taking things which could prove to be very dangerous to your health. Just not enough is known about the log-term effects. I woul steer clear of it, I thinks it’s dangerous.

    • Colloidal silver has a myriad of uses that don’t require taking it every day like a supplement.
      for instance… you can use it topically on minor cuts and burns to disinfect, and speed up healing.
      you can use a few drops on your toothbrush instead of toothpaste if you have a tooth ache or puffy, red gums… and instantly feel and see the improvement.
      you can use the drops in your eye if you have an eye infection whether viral or bacterial and it will improve that very same day.
      it’s safe to use on pets as well.

      It’s amazing stuff. The disinfo campaign is funded by the multbillion dollar Big Pharma companies would would rather be selling you thousands of products that “treat the symptoms” to keep you coming back for more (think life long medications!)
      The exact same propaganda campaign had been waging against medical marijuana for YEARS and even CNN’s Sanjay Gupta had to admit he was “wrong about weed” ;)

      You wanna be healthy. Think NATURAL cures. not Chemical PRODUCTS to treat symptoms.

  2. Alex

    Ive recently been using CS for the flu and it seems to have worked a treat, felt alot better very quickly, does give me a little stomach upset though, and i to am concerned at the long or short term side affects, which is why i am on your website, but for minor things such as colds or flu’s it seems to have worked very well. when i get the flu or a cold i usually get it for weeks, due to the fact that i don’t have a spleen which means i have a fairly low immunity system but as soon as i felt the flu coming on this time, I tried CS, took a 50ml dose the first day and then about 30 ml the next day then about 15 ml the third day, it seem to stop it dead in its tracks, had a couple of niggles during those days then it was completely gone, which for me is like a miracle, since then ive continued to take about 10ml a day every day, dont know if thats wise or not, but for me it’s like a God send. ps- hope i don’t turn blue, lol

  3. natalina

    Alex, thanks for the personal story. I tend to think that in small doses it must be safe, given the amount of people who partake.

    I have a compromised immune system myself, so I am encouraged by your experience with CS. I’m glad you found your way to my site, and I hope to see you around the blog in the future!

    I hope you don’t turn blue, but if you do…I get dibs on the first pictures! ;)

  4. Spencer Jones

    Argyria (skin greying) from taking colloidal silver is an extremely rare condition.

    I’ve been taking colloidal silver daily for 12 years now, and my skin is still as white as ever. It is all in the dosage.

    I watched Mr. Karason — the so-called “colloidal silver blue man” — on television and he was demonstrating how much he takes to stay infection-free. It is WAY too much. Like twenty or thirty times the normal daily dosage. No wonder he turned blue.

    I was fortunate enough to find a “safe dosage” report at http://www.TheSilverEdge.com, which explains a simple formula based on EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) dosage figures for determing the right amount of colloidal silver for your body weight, so you can use it safely to avoid infection and disease.

    There’s also lots of good info on safe and sane colloidal silver usage at http://www.ColloidalSilverSecrets.blogspot.com

  5. Tom Waite

    Colloidal silver is a crock. These companies who make it are very rich. IT WOULD BE VERY EASY FOR THEM TO CONDUCT A CLINICAL TRIAL TO SHOW THAT THEIR PRODUCT WORKS BETTER THAN A PLACEBO. HOWEVER, THEY DON’T WANT TO DO THAT BECAUSE THEIR PRODUCT SUCKS AND THEY KNOW IT. Don’t buy this stuff. It’s snake-oil.

    Almost anything in your kitchen will kill bacteria in a culture dish. Does that mean you should drink Comet or Palmolive or inject yourself with Drano?

    So, it’s easy to believe that silver would be a good additive to a wound dressing. It doesn’t mean at all that it’s a good thing to eat, or that when in your bloodstream it will have any of the same effects that it has in a dressing.

    Stick with the facts. If someone shows a drug beats a placebo in a clinical trial, then use it. If you can’t find any data on a compound given nearly 100 years of clinical experience, save your money.

    Tom Waite, MD-PhD
    New York

  6. PHIL EVANS

    I have battled what doctors diagnosed as gallbladder disease for 5 years. My symptoms initially were constant pain in upper right ribcage and a sick constant pain between my shoulder blades. A hiata scan of my gallbladder measured 16% activity and the doctors recommended me to have my gallbladder removed 2 years ago. I decided to put off surgery and look for any way to keep my organ. My symptoms escalated into night sweats, periodic low grade fever, intolerance to foods like chocolate / peanut butter/ coffee, general sick feeling all the time, nauseau. etc. Two weeks ago I nearly went to the hospital emergency room to just do the surgery. On a whim, I started reading about nano silver on the internet. My wife went to Whole Foods and purchased a 4 oz. bottle of Sovereign Silver. Within 6 hours and 2 teaspoonfuls, I felt better than I have felt in years! I went to a party that night with my wife and felt like something really great was going on. Following is a list of the symptoms that have totally disappeared:

    1. shoulder blade gallbladder pain- constant for many years- totally gone
    2. pain in upper right quadrant of front ribcage- constant for many years- totally gone
    3. eyeball socket pain- mainly in left socket but recently in right also- constant for many years- totally gone
    4. night sweats- periodic- totally gone
    5. random low grade fever – at least every 3 days- totally gone
    6. general achy feeling all over with nausea- periodically- totally gone
    7. extreme fatigue and mental fogginess- all the time- have tons of energy now!

    It has been 2 weeks now since I have started and there’s no other way for me to say it: Nano silver is the real deal! It’s important to note that the Nano sized silver particles are more effective than the standard sized particles at a fraction of the concentration – or at least this is the claim on many different websites. They also claim that the nano particles do not stay in the body tissue long term like the standard- size particles. If you research it, you will find that colloid silver seems to totally cure hepatitis C! You will also find that the maximum recommended safe level of colloid silver per day is 350 mcg. So, it’s absolutely safe in levels lower than 350 mcg. I’ve been taking about 100 mcg per day – 2 teaspoons of 10 ppm solution per day.
    Now I ask this question to a previous poster on this site – a doctor Tom Waite from New York,”Have you, sir, yourself tried colloidal silver?” Why not do your patients a favor and pass this information on to them? I have a brother that is also a MD, so I totally understand that you and your profession are owned by pharmaceuticals, whose admitted allegiance is to the profits of their shareholders. I just cured my disease for lees than $25. Modern medicine wanted to remove an organ and charge in excess of $12k to “cure” me and you state that “it’s these [alternative medicine] companies that make it very rich?” With all due respect, you’ve obviously confused alternative medicine manufacturers with pharmaceutical cartel. And how many diseases have been cured by the trillions of dollars of profits in the cartel? Zero! I guess the cartel discovered long ago that curing diseases was not very profitable, but treating them is the gift that keeps giving. Well just try to remember back to the original reasons you decided to become a medical doctor and I’m sure that helping people was at the top of that list of reasons. Why don’t you find a patient or two who’ve been diagnosed with Hepatitis C and help them – whisper in their ear to purchase a bottle for $25 and cure their disease? How revolutionary! What have you to lose besides your practicing license? By the way, there are arguably millions of persons who claim to be cured by useing Colloidal silver, but yet there are 2 people in the world whose complexion turned blue – and this is a balanced equation? How many people die each year from pharmaceutical drugs – maybe more than 100,000 in the US alone! Two persons’ complexions turn blue from using large size particle (old technology) colloidal silver, 30X the recommended dosage, against thousands of positive testimonials and The author is “completely torn”? Oh well – time for some more blood letting – pass the leaches!

    PHIL EVANS
    COMMON SENSE PREVALENT US CITIZEN
    GREENVILLE, SC

  7. Mel

    Phil: wow! I couldnt have said it better myself.
    I must admit, I was a little iffy after reading about the “blue man” but like everything else, too much of ANYTHING is harmful to your body. What ISNT harmful thee days?
    I just feel that eaither way, your damned if you do & youre damned if you dont!
    Doctors are like mechanics. They patch you up for a little while, but make sure you eventually have to come back. Its business. Its how they make money.
    I believe all those toxins they make you believe are “helping you get better” are all just poison. Try asking THEM if they would give ANY of that to their own family?!
    It seems to me, that ANYTHING that is life saving, good for you or healthy, is somehow NOT fda approved. HELLO?!?!?! does that make sence? doesnt THAT alone NOT ring a bell?
    Isnt it obvious the amounts of death & the shortness of life people live these days?
    Before all these crazy antibiotics became available, people lasted in to their late 80s, early 90s.
    All Im saying is, im a medical biller & coder, & I for one have seen the dramatic change in income, just for prescribing harsh & sometimes even harmful medications for certain diagnosis, in order to “in MY opinion” boost up income. Make the problem seem worse than what it really is or has to be & even use new meds not even out in the market long enough to really know enough about the side affects & using US as guiny pigs, but again! that is MY own personal opinion.
    These medications are killing us. Patching one thing, while destroying another.
    Unless im dying, I dont go to the doctors office. Im afraid of NOT coming out! hahaha
    He was right! what happen to becoming a doctor to save lives? to help people?
    What ever happen to, just doing the right thing? to curing people?
    Its sad that children, parents, grandparents etc. that put all their hope & trust in these doctors & leave their whole life literally in their hands & because theyre “trained” to only give out FDA approved medication, peoples lives are lost or slowly taken from them.
    How do they sleep at night?!
    Doctors like the one above need to really re-evaluate their reason for wasting their time becoming doctors. How selfish!
    Where do you practice so I know NEVER to be treated by you or ANY of my loved ones?
    I will try this product & hopefully return with good news.
    Until next time…

  8. Ivek

    Hi

    I do not really know who this website is made by, just and individual, or big pharma’s fishers who sniff out public’s confidence so to know how much to ruin it…

    Colloidal silver is a miraculous substance. Just do not abuse it but use wisely and the only thing you will have left for you is benefit.

    I was sick with MRSA for all my life so many times dying and barely getting pulled out by docs… It was not life, I would not call it even existence. What i went through was horror riding on the horror’s back following me every day of my life.
    That is what the MRSA was in my life. Docs barely dealt with it, not very successfully just anyhow managing to keep be between death and life. They used last defense drugs on me Vancomycin, Tienam Imipenem… Every morning I was terrified to learn that I again wake up to the horror of my life.

    Since I know of colloidal silver EVERYTHING changed. I say EVERYTHING!!!!! I am healthy, colloidal silver deals with staph better than any hospital’s antibiotic i ever experienced.
    I STOPPED being sick, I regained my strength back. I am absolutely different person now, full of energy and not even close what I used to be all thanks to God and colloidal silver He had in mind for me!

    That’s not what the crooks at FDA had in mind for me,and countless other’s. FDA and big pharma are tainting the colloidal silver in every way they can, only because it’s so good, better than what they poison people with today. Can you live on antibiotics for a year two three? No? Well on colloidal silver you will, and believe me you will stay as pink as you are, and you will state: you do not feel toxic!

    As a bonus it came to me that I so badly suffering from hay fever any plant allergies am now allergy free. I believe it takes about a week to augment your immunity so you start doing better with allergies. regular maintenance doses like two teaspoons a day, even one will suffice to keep you allergy free and away from zurtec and it’s ‘relatives” Those were of little help to me!
    The same experience on allergies with my wife, she barely believes this but her results are the same 100% allergy free!

    Had I power this would be fixed fast. Well God knows it all guess it’s his authority to fix it at the right time when the glass of these power holding people will overflow with their lawlessness given out for law.

    The power of your mind is the only thing that can set you apart from others turned into speechless cattle by the powerful. use your mind, pray to God and he will set you free.

    I am actual past sufferer, I do not sell colloidal silver!

  9. Ivek

    Trials, studies… As the public’s confidence of colloidal silver will strengthen more these studies will follow. Dishonest, bad studies.

    few years ago American doc did a study on Echinacea purpurea claiming it absolutely or almost absolutely does not work as it does not make any difference in a group that used it.

    Well that is not true and German docs know it as well. So the next thing it happened was a scandal between German docs and American ones… Right after this purposeful misleading study.
    Germans digged more on Americans who conducted the study and those who did it had to reveal honestly what doses they used. The doses were so small to laugh about. German side felt offended, and argued saying that six to ten times more had to be used to get the benefit.

    Now my experience I happened to work grave shifts and outside, I can tell you that adding 6 to 12 capsules of echinacea made absolutely clear difference. I tell you can even feel it body generates way more heat and keeps you away from cold. You can definitely feel that your body holds defense way better, that is no way to happen without echinacea, or if you use a capsule or two.
    The same thing with colloidal silver it’s a miracle, bacteria, virus fungai killing agent literally hated by the powerful because it INDEED threatens their empires. I am sure when their antibiotics will miserably fail they will be adding colloidal silver to them claiming that they reformulated their “stuff”

    Stay smart, keep your family safe, and thank God for your open mind.

    • natalina

      Hello Ivek! I’m the author on this website. I’m just an ordinary girl with no connection to or love for big pharma. In fact… I think they are pretty much a bogus money making machine with no interest in public health or safety. The reason you see both sides represented in this post is because I had never tried C.S. and I wanted to make a fair comparison of opinion. That said, I find that most people speak very favorably about C.S. and I will likely try it sometime in the near future. Thanks!

  10. Aubrey Snyder

    I just woke up with a bad Urinary Tract Infection on July 15, 2010, and mark my words, it hurt and the urgency to go was constant and unbearable! I took about three tablespoons of Natural Source Colloidal Silver, 30ppm, and in two hours, the pain was almost completely gone. In four hours, I had no feeling of urgency at all; I felt completely normal. I took a little more throughout the day, just in case, but all-in-all, the Colloidal Silver was awesome!! I didn’t even have time to go buy cranberry juice or anything. All I had was water and 1 dose of ascorbic acid. Colloidal Silver is undoubtedly the best kind of antibiotic around…no side-effects, and complete reliability!

  11. Degaz

    I make my own CS at home with 9v batteries. I use .9999 fine silver wire. I make my CS a measured 20 ppm and only use distilled water that measures 0 ppm in the jug.

    Those who develop argyria, I believe, are probably not using pure CS. You shouldn’t use silver colloids suspended in tap water. Make your own. It’s cheaper and more reliable.

  12. Steven Sedlmayr

    for all of those that think silver is a hoax, university scientists (the first was Rustum Roy, whom many have bad mouthed in the first place) have validated it. Just because you are ignorant, uneducated, skeptics, or just stupid, silver disrupts the cells emf signature of bacteria (yes, there is an emf signature that 99.9% of people do not know about) and destroys it by ripping it apart.

    Here is the article about what silver does to bacteria, by a well known university .
    Let the ignorant snipe.

    Standford University researchers developed a cheap water filter that could help purify water in the developing world — providing a new way to treat waterborne diseases like cholera, typhoid, and hepatitis.

    The filter is cheap and kills off most bacteria it touches.

    After purchasing the cotton fabric at Wal-Mart, the scientists wove it into a filter by immersing it in a solution of carbon nanotubes. After the scientists let the fabric dry, they dipped it into silver nanowire solution.

    And voila, the scientists created a filter that can work 80,000 times faster than traditional filters.

    In laboratory tests, the new type of filter killed 98% of the Escherichia coli bacteria. All it took was a few layers of the fabric filter and a charge of 20 volts of electricity.

    The filter is fundamentally different than the filters on the market because it doesn’t attack the bacteria physically. It actually lets the bacteria pass through, killing it as it slips through its electrical field.

    “This really provides a new water treatment method to kill pathogens,” Stanford engineering professor Yi Cui said in a statement. “It can easily be used in remote areas where people don’t have access to chemical treatments such as chlorine.”

    How did Cui know it would work? He knew silver had a reputation as a bacteria killer.

    Cui said before people had refrigeration and pasteurization, people would go as far as putting silver dollars in their milk and sometimes even put the money in their mouth. Gulp.

    Thanks to gravity, the water pours right on through — so no pump is necessary!

    The energy requirement is so low, Cui figures the filter could be powered by batteries, by riding a stationary bike, or by simply turning your hand.

    Bye, bye bacteria?

  13. EarthPulse

    the website link will lead you to the very best way to make cs. you need a small drip coffeemaker (better/safer) than working on a stove as to make the best quality you need heat (not salt as an electrolyte). yes, in a pinch any bottle of water will do to make an “emergency” batch, but distilled hot water is best. you will produce amber colloid (evidently the particle size acts like a prism and reflects only the yellow spectrum of light) which is in the 7-15 nanometer size when made this way. it won’t even turn paper grey if wet with it and placed in the sun. gets rid of pink eye in 4-8 hours (gets rid of the sandpaper eye in about 15 minutes…not 4 days like an expensive trip to the eye doctor). works on just about anything you toss at it. Tom Waits is a great musician, but a worthless pharma-pushing doctor. that site btw: no longer sells supplies…but has the best cs making (and device making) instructions that exists. Professor Roy was a colleague and mentor, and passed away this last week. he was a very nice, genuine man and WELL respected material scientist. God rest his soul.

  14. EarthPulse

    that website (since it didn’t show) is http://www.colloidalsilver.cc

  15. David L

    I have used CS several times when I have an infection. Particle size seems to make the big difference as to the negative consequences. Works internally and topically. Stay away from regular antibiotics as much as you can. It takes so long to see the doctor that my family uses CS as soon as we find a problem and by the time we see the doctor we are so much better he says to just keep doing what we are doing. Good luck.

  16. dubclub

    what are your thoughts on cs and herpes cure?

  17. Its amazing how the colloidal silver bashers keep up bring 50 year old pictures, that chic with argyria is about 85 years old now, that picture was taken in the 1960′s!

    Common sheeple! I mean people. Colloidal silver is what stopped the bubonic plague thanks to the alchemists who stepped up to the plate!

    Colloidal silver has been documented to have been used since 1914 in Medical Journals! FDA approved medicine have killed people, colloidal silver has not. In fact the people that contracted argyria were allergic to silver!
    Which explains why such there are such low statistics of people with argyria!
    For example:
    Take the last hundred years of silver use:
    100 years divided by 500 million people in the USA……and they can only come up with 3 good 50 year old pictures of people with argyria…… and one hoaxster, that is the poster child of big pharma.
    The numbers just do not add up.
    The bottom line:
    Do not make your own colloidal silver
    Do not drink chemical colloidal silver it will give you argyria.

    The good news:
    New process’s enable colloidal silver to be made with NO chemicals., achieve a higher PPM as well as atom size particles!
    Colloidal silver 3000 PPM is what works. There is virtually no risk (unless you’re allergic to silver).

  18. I forgot to post this youtube link.

  19. CSWorks

    I had an abcess tooth and the doctor prescribed antibiotics which did not help. I put colloidal silver directly on the gum around the tooth and in two days the tooth was better.

  20. Clinical Trials Using Colloidal Silver
    As of today in the USA, there are apparently no clinical trials using colloidal silver that are backed and officially recognized by the FDA.
    The University of Nuevo Leon in Mexico has researched silver nano particles and has come to the conclusion that silver is anti viral and anti bacterial, and KILLs HIV. This University is extremely well respected by Europeans and Latin America and is known for its unbiased and meticulous research.
    http://www.jnanobiotechnology.com/content/8/1/1
    In spite of excellent undisputed clinical trials done at the “Harvard of Mexico” the FDA and American institutions choose to ignore the findings of this well respected institution.
    Aside from these impeccable research done in silver by the University of Nuevo Leon there are, however, several private and public institutions, scientific literatures, and lab testing (at least in a lab setting) in the USA that support this wonder drug positively (or negatively in occasional instances).
    That means colloidal silver is relatively proven, despite overwhelming success stories that tout colloidal silver is a wonder drug that can cure diseases. If you are considering to supplement your health regimen with colloidal silver, it is best to consult any health practitioner first to make sure that you are not allergic to silver.
    Why is a tentative approach for colloidal silver being recommended? Everything explains. Here are the facts about Colloidal Silver.

    Colloidal silver has seen extensive use over the years, as early as the middle ages. It was found that silver prohibits the propagation of simple cell organisms, mainly by ceasing its oxygen metabolism function. However, due to the advent of penicillin and the discovery that silver causes Argyria, colloidal silver ceased being used extensively in medicine. All these support colloidal silver’s property as a microbe killer.
    What must be noted also is that silver has been documented to have been used in Medical Text books as early as 1914. With almost one hundred years of Colloidal Silver Use, and less than a handful of cases that have no explanation as to why or how those 50 year old pictures of people with argyria contracted that disease, the case against colloidal silver is completely unmerited.
    The case FOR colloidal silver has been re-established by the University of Neuvo Leon Mexico., an reinforces what the “Pro Silver” movement has been saying all along: Colloidal Silver is good for the human body to help establish a balanced immune system.
    Silver is relatively safe as long as the use if not abused, such as in the case of Paul Karason, the “Blue Man” in which he intention drank gallons upon gallons of colloidal silver chemicals, added sun tan lotion all in an effort to turn blue.
    It is suspected that Paul benefitted greatly by money that was given to private institutions by large pharmaceutical companies to downplay or to “bash” the colloidal silver industry.
    While the traditional colloidal silver industry produces Chemically Made Colloidal Silver, which contain “Nano Particles” (nano particles are about 59 atoms in size), there is a new method of producing colloidal silver that involves NO chemicals, No Catalysts, and No Salts or proteins.
    That method produces Colloidal Silver Monatomic Atoms, much to large to detect by conventional method, and can only be verified by doing chemical tests that involve adding salt to “bond” the monatomic particles into the salt particles, which can then be burned and tested for silver or gold.
    Colloidal Silver Atoms aka Colloidal Silver 3000 PPM is the safest and most concentrated colloidal silver product that has no chemicals added to produce the monatomic particles.

    Again, there are no clinical trials using colloidal silver that are backed and officially recognized by the FDA. And if there would be some occurring soon, it will still be moot point. Take note that the FDA has been taking action against those colloidal silver retailers that makes unwarranted drug claims for their products. And also take note that the effects of Argyria are real, but the healing claims are still inconsistent and biased.

  21. TB

    The Blue Man

    The side effects of Chemical Colloids: This man got this condition known as Argyria by taking his OWN homemade silver compound that was mostly a highly concentrated chemical silver solution. He thought that he was making colloidal silver, but instead made a photochemical solution that caused his Argyria; And became an instant photo negative with Legs, arms and a beard.

    To make the solution even more potent , he added salt to the brew, and used an electrical process to make a high concentration of silver chloride and or nitrates that produce large nanoparticles which are well known to cause argyria.

    In an effort to intensify his goal, he applied the compound to his skin causing him to become a human photo negative, since silver compounds are what is used to make photography negatives. To complete his self sacrifice for what many believe was an under the table pay off, he used a tanning bed to intensify the blue skin color in his body, and produced a very happy self fulfilled Blue Man.

  22. Pierro

    I had a stubborn wart on my had.. tried alsorts, even ice freezing, quick spray once a day, its gone in a week – amazing!
    Also, had H1N1… couldnt shake it for 3 months, spray to the back of the throat twice a day and its gone in a week also.

    Sorry, but those are RESULTS. Just dont take loads every day just as a tonic for flu and viruses

  23. Pierro

    oh and i dont buy thge £100 stuff.. i get really pure stuff for about £15 from http://colloidalsilveruk.com/#/uk-orders/4540692962

    Cant say fairer than that… the odd spray of 30ppm is not going ot make me blue, ingesting 500ppm by the pint probably will but so would ibuprofen in high dosages!

  24. Natalina, as a side note, regarding the ear ache – I suffered terribly for a year with really painful earaches (completely disabling, I couldn’t move a muscle when it hit its peak); I later discovered it was a post-shingles problem (I caught shingles 7 years ago) – post-herpetic neuralgia they call it. I went to Neals Yard and they gave me some St Johns Wort to rub onto the affected area; apparently it heals the nerve damage as well. I have to say it seems to be working really well. It’s maybe a safer option than colloidal silver – although I’m quite interested in trying that option as well.
    Good luck with a remedy!

  25. bailey

    I caught parainfluenza and had a horrible sore throat and congestion for at least five days along with my 75yr old grandmother, we both ingested colloidal silver 3xday and I **** you not the sore throat was gone almost by the second dose and by the next day was gone completely. We then put it in a nebulizer and inhaled it 2xday for two more days and was cured, also I would like to note that after each nebulizer treatment we would cough up the stuff in our chests that would’nd come up otherwise and had great relief from that alone. Also my son has lung problems and gets pnuemonia very easily (a simple cold in him will provoke a hospital stay with severe pnuemonia) Well whenever he starts getting a fever or trouble breathing we give him CS breathing treatments as well as giving some by mouth and he has stayed out of the hospital. I’m not saying it will work for everyone but it has certainly worked for us :D If I can help one person by providing this info I am happy…

  26. john merrick

    to bailey your son needs high dose vitamin d to stop the pneumonia/influenza attacks.go to vitamin d council website for more info.

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  28. Tim Bigelow

    I have been taking CS for just ONE DAY. My 2 – 3 years of depression has suddenly disappeared, blurred vision is better.
    Lots of energy…all this after just one day of use.

  29. Anonymous

    Tim, I believe what you experienced was a placebo. Silver has never been known to improve eyesight. Today was my first day taking CS, and I feel exactly the same. I am in no way a critic, but so far I feel no different. We’ll see how tomorrow goes.

  30. JC

    Now the reason why the aliens are that color has been revealed = they use silver to promote their health and long life span.

  31. Val

    My 6 yr old had food poisoning from a restaurant burrito and for 5 days he had nausea, stomach pain and low energy. We work in television so the set medic gave him a dose of CS yesterday and within the hour he had a complete reverse of symptoms and his energy was back at 100%. Still doing great today…so here I am researching the stuff. It’s jogging my memory… remembering a long time ago before I had kids hearing about CS. I remembered my naturopath doctor gave me some for recurring strep throat…I have never had strep throat again since then and I’ve never seen CS available to purchase at drug stores but now I will go out of my way to find it and I will be keeping it my medicine cabinet from now on!

  32. Alex

    I’ve been suffering from various skin and body symptoms for about two years now. Been diagnosed with Lyme but my symptoms go beyond what is commonly sited for Lyme. I also have a compromised immune system. I’ve been getting treatment for several months but have been beyond frustrated by the lack of results. Today is my 4th day on CS, and all I have are great things to say. So far I’ve noticed more results in four days of CS than in four months of other treatments. This is the first time I have felt that I’m putting a dent in and getting ahead of what ails me. I’m a sceptic at heart and I know it’s only been 4 days, but so far I’ve been amazed. I feel like I’ve really found something here. Something that’s working. I’m sure that, just like anything, there are down sides… I’m not a doctor or researcher so all I can offer is my experience after 4 days. CS has given me hope, for no other reason than I’m seeing results. If you are suffering and doctors have not provided sufficient relief I feel your pain. All I can say is that if you decide to try CS, I truly hope that it does for you what it appears to be doing for me. I know it’s only been 4 days, but I’ve been getting better for 4 days now. This is the first time in two years I’ve been able to say that.

    I’ll try to post again in the future with updated on my experience. I hope it continues to be positive, but if I become skeptical of CS I’ll certainly be quick to share those views as well. I don’t want to give false hope to others in my situation. So far though, CS has given me great hope and reasons to think it may live up to it’s billing.

    All the best to those of you suffering out there. If you’re hopeless and feeling helpless… I know the feeling. Hang in there. I’ll update as time goes on if anyone is interested.

  33. Liz

    Hi l have been using CS for 15 years mainly topically but do gargle for sore throat , a drop in ear for ear ache , burns , infected cuts ect, recently l had shingles l kept the rash moist with CS at all times and had no pain and little itching ,it cleared up in 12 days , l also use it on my grandchildren as babies for blocked tear ducts and when they have green mucus from their nose l spray CS in their nose , l have a friend who has had a cancer removed from his calf he has a huge scare the size of a saucer which now has only a thin layer of skin over it, when we go camping the mozzies bite the area and he ends up going to the doctors nothing they gave him would stop the rash from getting infected , so l put a pad filed with CS over it and it took the pain and itch away and it healed nicely , needless to say they are converted, CS really does work and l wouldn’t be without it in my home

  34. Andrea

    Does anyone know if you can put cs in the ear if a child has tubes in the ear? My 9 yr old daughter has tubes and an overgrowth of candida that is manifesting through her ear. I would like to try this, but want to be sure it won’t cause her pain or make things worse. I know she shouldn’t have water in her ear, so was wondering if cs would be ok. Please help A.S.A.P.

  35. Thanks for presenting both the pros and cons.

    I too have been using CS for almost 15 years and if someone is going to continue to use it for that amount of time, you need to ask: “is he just plain stupid? or has he seen significant results from using it?”

    My investigation caused me to come to a couple of conclusions that with several million people apparently taking CS with personally testify-able results and only a very small handful of documented non-life threatening side effects of argyria that
    1) There is a massive uncoordinated effort to deceive the populous with nothing to personally gain,
    or
    2) Colloidal Silver works as testified by thousands and thousands of people for a whole myriad of illnesses.
    The FDA is stuck between a rock and a hard place, with Silver being proven as an effective anti-infection agent used in burn salve and on band-aids and having to denounce its use for or even clinically testing CS for efficacy against the common cold, flu, hep c, and a whole host of viral infections, even the growing list of resistant germs.

  36. I always tend to get my colloidal silver from a UK website called http://www.procolloidalsilver.com – great service everytime! Theirs is around 15ppm, they do various size bottles, and if you email their support they are always very helpful .. i first found out about colloidal silver after burning myself and it worked wonders and i was much better within a few days,,

  37. Gee

    Americans spend billions of dollars per year on Antibiotics and cold/flu medicines alone. Why would Big Pharma want you to know about Colloidal Silver preventing such illnesses for mere peenies? Stop looking for information and TRY IT FOR YOURSELF. I too was skeptical of store brand CS, so I now make it at home with a kit I purchased online. Like my Grandmother used to say, “This bountiful Mother Earth provides all the things needed to sustain all things living. Except human greed.”

  38. Good comment Gee

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