When I began researching this topic I, unfortunately, found a page that decried Colloidal Silver quite seriously. Claiming it has no recognised benefits, it has serious long-term side-effects and is not a recognised treatment by any conventional medical practitioner.
- Silver has no known function in the human body
- Silver is not an essential mineral supplement or a cure-all, and should not be promoted as such.
- Claims that there can be a “deficiency” of silver in the body and that such deficiency can lead to disease are unfounded.
- Claims made about the effectiveness of colloidal silver products for numerous diseases are unsupported scientifically.
- Colloidal silver products can have serious side-effects.
Fortunately there are more positive views about Colloidal Silver, none more positive, perhaps, than Nancy Delise’s story, the article about which appears to have been taken offline. She believes that after two years on Colloidal Silver, she has lost all of her MS symptoms and attributes this wholly to Colloidal Silver.
The proponents of Colloidal Silver believe it to be a powerful, natural antibiotic and preventative against infections. It was in common use up until 1938, and many may remember their grandparents placing a silver dollar in milk to prolong it’s freshness.
The highest grade Colloidal Silver 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 demineralised water.
Colloidal Silver may be taken orally or as a nasal spray. It may also be applied to cuts, grazes and open sores as an antiseptic.
The only other reference that springs to mind is to be found on TV antique programmes where you often see featured: silver nurse’s belt buckles. These, aside from their aesthetic beauty, are/were made of silver because of the anti bacterial properties of silver.