Colloidal Silver: A Powerful Natural Antibiotic That Belongs In Your Off-Grid Arsenal
Colloidal Silver: A Powerful Natural Antibiotic That Belongs In Your Off-Grid Arsenal by: Susan Patterson for Off the Grid News
If you are interested in alternative therapies, it is likely that you have come across products containing silver.
Not only is pure colloidal silver an effective agent against powerful superbugs, but scientists have also proven it to be useful against the following:
- Yeast infections
- Athlete’s foot
While the use of silver to treat serious pathogens is nothing new, it is important to know what you are purchasing before you begin.
When it comes to such products, there has been some confusion because there are actually three types of silver products that you can purchase. The confusion happens because various companies sell all of these as actual colloidal silver when only one truly is.
Like the lax food labeling regulations we experience today, this labeling chaos has led to problems. When purchasing colloidal silver, it is paramount that you get only true colloidal silver.
Here is a brief overview of the different types of silver products. It is recommended that you seek the assistance of a health professional when choosing the best colloidal silver for you.
Ionic Silver Solutions
Most commercial “colloidal” silver products are actually ionic silver solutions. These are the least expensive to manufacture. Furthermore, ionic solutions are normally clear in color or a slight bit yellow. Although the manufacturers of these products state that “clear” is best, this is not the case.
You can test if your product is a solution by adding some table salt to it. If the solution is ionic, the chloride ions will join with the silver ions and the solution will become white and cloudy.
Ionic silver contains a lower percentage of silver particles and is not nearly as beneficial as true colloidal silver. Although ionic silver has potent anti-microbial potential, this is hampered by the presence of chloride — such as that which is in your body.
Ionic silver solutions are generally thought to be safe as long as you follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
What Are Silver Proteins?
Silver products that contain silver proteins can be highly dangerous and you should avoid them. To keep the silver particles suspended, these products use a protein binder. A good giveaway that it is a silver protein product is if the manufacturer makes the claim that it has a very high amount of colloidal silver in it — anywhere from 20 to 30,000 ppm. The product will also foam when shaken and will be a golden yellow to even dark brown/black in color. The silver in these products is totally useless because the body can’t access it.