Colloidal silver is a commercially sold product that
contains microscopic flakes of pure water. Usually the
flakes are suspended in demineralized water or another
Colloidal silver is often touted as an antibacterial agent
and a topical wound dressing. Some people claim it can
cure a cold faster, heal the body better, and even treat
cancer or HIV.
But does colloidal silver really strengthen your immune
system? Is it actually safe for everyday use? Keep reading
if you’re considering using colloidal silver. Issued a press
release stating that there was no evidence to suggest a
clear health benefit for colloidal silver. Rather, there’s
evidence of some risks associated with using colloidal
Clinical trials are ongoing into the use of colloidal silver,
as well as the use of ”negatively charged silver
nanoparticles” It could be possible that the medical
community reverses their opinion at some point.
Risks and complications of colloidal silver.
The use of silver taken by mouth can’t be recommended.
Over time, colloidal silver build up in the tissues of your
body and give your mucous membranes and skin a
grayish appearance. This is a symptom of a condition
Agyria isn’t reversible. Argyria by itself isn’t dangerous,
and is defined as being “medically benign” Of course,
skin discoloration isn’t exactly a welcome side effect.
Colloidal silver also interferes with your body’s
absorption of certain drugs. These include antibiotics and
thyroid deficiency medication.
If you’re prescribed an antibiotic for a bacterial infection,
taking colloidal silver might prevent that prescription
from working effectively. That means taking silver would
actually keep you feeling sick for longer.
Nursing and pregnant women who try colloidal silver as
an alternative to some cold and flu drugs should keep in
mind that no trial has ever proven colloidal silver to be
safe for a developing baby. When things aren’t proven
safe, they can’t be recommended for use.
Health benefits of colloidal silver
There’ve Been some benefits from applying silver
ointments to the skin. Health claims of colloidal silver
Help heal skin wounds
Possible treatment for acne
Aid in conjunctivitis treatment in newborns
Colloidal silver products claim that it’s an antimicrobial,
germ-fighting agent. At least one clinical study indicates
that this claim can’t be proven.
Colloidal silver is also claimed to promote healing of skin
wounds. According to one study, Sliver-containing wound
dressings are a more effective barrier against infection
than other products that make similar claims. The NIH
also supports the idea that colloidal silver can be an effective wound dressing.