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Being “born with a silver spoon in your mouth” is actually not a reference to wealth, but to health. The Greeks and others used silver vessels for water and other liquids to keep them free of contamination. In America, pioneers moving west put silver coins in their water barrels to retard the growth of organisms.
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Colloidal silver was in common use until 1938. Many remember their grandparents putting silver dollars in milk to prolong its freshness at room temperature. At the turn of the century, scientists had discovered that the body’s most important fluids are colloidal in nature: suspended ultra-fine particles. Blood, for example, carries nutrition and oxygen to the body cells. This led to studies with colloidal silver. Production methods, however, were costly. The pharmaceutical industry moved in, causing colloidal research to be set aside in favor of fast working and financially lucrative drugs.
The Food and Drug Administration today classifies colloidal silver as a pre-1938 drug. A letter from the FDA dated 9/13/91 states: “These products may continue to be marketed . . . as long as they are advertised and labeled for the same use as in 1938 and as long as they are manufactured in the original manner.” Some of the manufacturing methods used before 1938 are still used today. An electro-colloidal process, which is known to be the best method, is used.
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. 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. 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.”
Many brands of colloidal silver are inferior. The highest grade is produced by the electro-colloidal / non-chemical method where the silver particles and water have been colloided, i.e., dispersed within and bound to each other by an electric current. The super-fine silver particles are suspended indefinitely in demineralized water. The ideal color of colloidal silver is a golden yellow. Darker colors indicate larger silver particles that tend to collect at the bottom of the container and are not true colloids. If a product contains a stabilizer or lists trace elements other than silver, or if it needs to be shaken, it is inferior. If a product requires refrigeration, some other ingredient is present that could spoil. The container and dropper must be glass, as plastic cannot preserve the silver in liquid suspension for any length of time. Some brands with high concentrations of silver may actually not be completely safe.
Spray bottles have been used for topical use on kitchen and bathroom surfaces, skin, sore throat, eyes, burns, etc. It’s excellent as an underarm deodorant, since most underarm odor is caused by bacteria breaking down substances released by the sweat glands!
Some Common Uses of Colloidal Silver
Natural health practitioners have for years recommended taking one tablespoon daily, for four days, to establish a level, then one teaspoon daily for maintenance (proportional to body weight for children). Also, colloidal silver can be applied directly to cuts, scrapes, and open sores, or on a bandage for warts. To purify water, add one tablespoon per gallon, shake well and wait six minutes. Mixed this way, it’s tasteless. It is not an allopathic poison.
Veterinary and Garden Use
Colloidal silver has worked just as well on pets of all kinds. Used in proportion to body weight, it should bring the same results. In the garden, field or greenhouse, add enough to the water or soil – and the plants will do the rest.
Colloidal Silver as an Immune Booster
When the possibility of germ exposure is higher, colloidal silver can be taken orally each day or applied topically when there is a skin problem. It’s like having a second defense system. The silver acts only as a catalyst and is stabilized. It is non-toxic, except to one-cell plants and animals, and is non-addicting. It also apparently kills parasites because they have a one cell egg stage in their reproductive cycle.
Medical research has shown that silver promotes more rapid healing, with less scar tissue, even in the case of severe burns. Colloidal silver is tasteless and won’t sting even a baby’s eyes, and won’t upset your stomach.
The FDA has stated that because colloidal silver is accepted as a pre-1938 medication, it may continue to be marketed. Letter, 13 September 1991, received from consumer safety officer Harold Davis, U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
“Colloidal Preparations of Silver in Pharmacy,” British Medical Journal, February 1923: “Pure Silver is entirely non-irritant. In tests at very high concentrations, it has been shown repeatedly that the rapidly exerted disinfectant action is of considerable therapeutic value.”
American Drug Index, section on Inorganic Pharmaceutical Chemistry, recognized silver for its germicidal action, calling a stabilized form: Mild Silver Protein. There are several concentrations of Mild Silver Protein.
The Condensed Medical Dictionary, 6th Edition: Mild Silver Protein is listed for medicinal use. The 4s protein-2 is the trace used as a stabilizer.
Medicinal Silver Home Remedies, Maurice Worthington, M.D., 1928.
“Colloidal Silver Preparations of Silver in Pharmacy,” British Medical Journal, 1932.
Royalty, worldwide, have been called “Blue Bloods,” because of the silver content in their blood, even from birth. They used real silverware, ate from silver dishes, and stored their food in silver containers. The common people were often sick with something.
The Body Electric and Cross Currents by Dr. Robert Becker.
Secrets of the Soil by Christopher Bird and Peter Tompkins.
Chemistry’s Miraculous Colloids by Kenneth Andrews. The Reader's Digest, March 1936. Quoting, Dr. Frederick Macy, one of the country’s outstanding bacteriologists.
John Hopkins Hospital, More News on Silver. Dr. Leonard Herschberg
Michael D. Lemonick. The Killers All Around, Time Magazine, Sept. 12, 1994.
Colloidal Silver, Where have you been? by Iris A. Moore, The New Times, Seattle, WA, May 1994
Report on Colloidal Silver, The Best Kept Secret, by Martha Duncan.
Thurman, R.B. and Gerba, C.P. (1989) The molecular mechanics of copper and silver ion disinfection of bacteria and viruses. Quoting, Dr. Richard Davies, The Silver Institute, Wash, V. 18, 4, p. 295
Oxygen Therapies by Ed Mc Cabe. $12.00 Includes postage, Energy Publications, 99- RD #1, Morrisville, NY 13408
HELPful News, Vol. 8 No. 9
Science Digest, March 1978, Quoting Jim Powell
Harold Davis, U.S. FDA Letter, September 1991
The Olympian, Sunday, Feb. 20, 1994 quote by Alexander Tomasz / San Francisco, Associated Press
Magnesium Oxtazone, Colloid Research foundation, 1-800-487-5463
Newsweek Magazine, May 22,1995. Outbreak of Fear
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Colloidal Silver basically disables the enzymes that supply oxygen to the pathogen. Without oxygen, the pathogen dies. Dr. Carl Moyer, Department of Surgery chairman at Washington University & Dr. Harry Margraf discovered this while trying to find ways of protecting burn victims from infections. They extensively studied many substances and found silver to be the most effective in preventing infection.
The approval of Colloidal Silver: Colloidal Silver has a great reputation. The FDA (Food & Drug Administration) approves it for marketing & considers it to be a pre-1938 drug, so it can be submitted without evidence of it’s safety & effectiveness. September. 13, 1991 letter received from consumer safety officer, Harold Davis, U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The Environmental Protection Agency’s Poison Control Center reports that there is no toxicity in Colloidal Silver & considered it harmless in any concentration.
“Silver is the best all-around germ fighter we have”…Washington University’s Department of Surgery ”
…silver is emerging as a wonder of modern medicine.”…Science Digest
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