Drink Your Silver: A Natural Immune Booster
In a society where penicillin prescriptions abound for every minor infection, it is not too often that we hear about alternative products. Although they are not widely known, nor commonly used by the general public, there are actually many natural substances which offer anti-biotic, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties.
Silver is one of these substances.
I have been hearing it’s praise in recent years from my mother-in-law, but had not had much experience with it myself, until recently (although I did use it once to help my daughter with a bad Candida infection, along with Grapefruit Seed extract and pro-biotics).
During our Christmas vacation, nearly every member of our gathered family was sick at one point or another. We must have been passing some virus back and forth between us all- such true Christmas spirit!
And so, out came the supplements… Oregano capsules (similar to Oil of Oregano), Kyolic Garlic, homemade cold syrup (oranges, honey, onions and garlic, I believe- I’ll have to get the recipe), and Colloidal Silver.
Amazingly, despite the close quarters and the frequent late nights (because we were having too much fun, sick or not!), our colds did not worsen to the degree that I kept anticipating, nor did they stick around for long. Even my sweet baby’s cold, with a cough that sounded dangerously close to croup at times, never went further downhill and is clearing up very well.
Intrigued, I did some more research tonight, to share with you. What I discovered is that the use of silver as an immunity booster or natural anti-biotic is not even a remotely new concept. It dates back to ancient Greece, Rome, Phoenicia, and Macedonia, and even to Hippocrates, the “Father of Medicine”. It has long been used for treating wounds and various diseases (ulcers, infections, heart conditions, etc.) and even for water purification.
The form that is available now is called “Colloidal Silver”, colloidal being a “stable, intermediate state of matter”, to which glue, gelatin, and other related substances belong. If you are interested in much more detailed information (including scientific studies and medical information, with many references, please see this article on silver, my resource for much of my information. Also of interest may be Wikipedia, as well as the homepage of the silver solution that we used this Christmas.
From all of my research (as well as my mother-in-law’s), it is safe for babies and children and pregnant women, is non-toxic and is not easy to overdose on.
Although there are slight risks with overuse, they are rare and require one to continually use the product for several months at a time (whereas this is a product that you would usually use to boost your immunity when exposed to an illness, or when already fighting something, rather than an everyday supplement).
It is tasteless, odorless, and simple to take (just a clear liquid, taken with a dropper). It is available at most local health food stores. Please do your research before purchasing- a higher ppm (parts per million) is not better- it is more beneficial to have a lower dose (like 10 ppm) in a higher quality product, which is composed of much smaller particles of silver.
Thanks for posting this! My family has used colloidal silver for years for lymes disease. It can be rather expensive, so my Dad did some research and found out how to make it. The process is very simple and requires a small easy-to-build generator. He and many families from my home church have experienced the benefits from this colloidal silver and have saved a lot of money! Let me know if your interested in the details and I could get you in touch with him.
I’m a big colloidal fan, but here are some concerns related to colloidal as well (a little reminder to use caution as well): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colloidal_silver
Very interesting (and kind of humorous). Unfortunately I have not been able to find out how much this guy was taking before his skin changed colors, but apparently it hasn’t stopped him from taking it. He’s still doing it!
Michelle, I would be interested in knowing more about the details. Want to email me?
That video is hilarious! That’s exactly what I was talking when I mentioned the risks that are rare and only occur when you take too much for too long! LOL! Let this be a warning to us all- all good things in moderation, only! 🙂
Glad you enjoyed the video. That guy should be an honorary member of the Blue Man Group! I’ll be seeing my Dad in a few weeks (in be in VA for 10 days!!) and I’ll get some info from him. I’ll let you know what I find out.
I love colloidal silver. i have used it for years!
.-= Anderson´s last blog ..Curing the common cold – Part 10 =-.
The Blue Man reference cracked me up!
I have used colloidal silver for UTIs, but stopped when I first heard about the blue side effect. Since then, I’ve taken way too many antibiotics and my gut has paid the price. Will definitely take another look and do some more research on colloidal silver.
Thanks for posting this and your other (very) well-written posts on natural health. I have been interested in natural health info for years and love learning more!
Colloidal silver has been our family’s go to for years as well – I have finally discovered how to avoid sinus infections (which I would get at least twice a year and need antibiotics for) taking silver three times a day and by with glamorous sucking up warm water through my nose, as a sort of cleansing-without-the-netti-pot. And it works, as I haven’t had more than a cold this year, which is a first and is amazing!
My theory is that God has given us everything we need to be healthy through nature, and silver is just another part of that.