The Benefits of Silver
Broad-spectrum antimicrobial (some silvers have been shown in vitro to destroy bacteria, both forms of viruses, fungus and other significant diseases including the following: MRSA, SARS, malaria, anthrax poisoning, gram-negative bacteria, gram-positive bacteria, Hepatitis C, AIDS, and influenza
Non-toxic, even at high levels
No side effects or contra-indications; safe for all individuals
Doesn’t encourage resistant microbial strains
Has prophylactic potential in disease prevention
Immune system enhancer
Internal and topical usage
Works synergistically with prescribed antibiotics
In some cases more effective than traditional antibiotics and other drugs
Silver Solution vs. Suspension
When discussing silver preparations, it is important to note the difference between a suspension and a solution. Basically, the difference is in the fineness of particles dispersed. Although particles in a suspension can’t be seen, they are still large enough to settle at the bottom of the container over time. But electrically charged ions in a solution will not settle after weeks, months or years. The ideal silver solution perfectly straddles the line between a solution and a suspension because it maintains its molecular identity without large particles settling. While too small particles do not have the correct reactivity, particles of the proper size are more readily absorbed and more catalytically effective at killing pathogens before they are excreted by the body.
Not All Silver is Equal
Not all silver is equally effective. Old silver products were often brown or yellow. They contained more silver but were far less effective, often requiring 50,000 to 300,000 ppm (parts per million) of silver to kill a harmful pathogen. The new silver solution is colorless, odourless, and exhibits only a faint metallic aftertaste. It can terminate entire colonies of harmful bacteria at concentrations of 5 ppm or less.
Likewise, not all new silver products are the same. One product on the market has been shown to inhibit the growth of E. coli at 1,500 ppm. Silver sol has been shown to accomplish the same goali at a concentration of only 2.5 to 5.0 ppm. That is several hundred times more effective than the colloids or ionic silver preparations.
Silver sol is also much more bio-available than other silver technologies on the market. That means more of the silver is readily absorbed and utilized in the body. Researchers at Brigham Young University tested many current silver products. These products were found to have bioavailabilities between 15 and 65 percent. Silver sol was then tested. It was not only more effective against microbes in laboratory tests, its bioavailability exceeded 99 percent.