How safe is Colloidal Silver
In India we have the history of use of silver in use for nearly 5000 years by Ayurveda. Rich people in past use to eat out of silver utensils. Even today we consume silver foil routinely in the sweets, paan and murabbas. Tons of edible silver foil is used every year in India for this purpose. Newly born child is given water out of silver spoon. These all became tradition because of the benefits of silver known for all these years.
However, there are vested interest who keep on spreading misinformation about silver and try to dissuade people from this knowledge which can change people’s life.
I give you below good work done by some of the researchers on its safety.
The body’s ability to process the tiny atoms of Colloidal Silver makes silver build-up in the body impossible. The Environmental Protection Agency’s Poison Control Center reports a ‘no toxicity’ listing for Colloidal Silver. Colloidal Silver is the only form of silver that can be used safely as a supplement. ………the harmonious way the colloids enter the body may well make Colloidal Silver the safest medicine on earth. —-The Environmental Protection Agency’s Poison Control Center
“Silver is one of the most universal antibiotic substances. When administered in the colloidal form, it is for all practical purposes non-toxic. Silver has been proven to be effective against hundreds of infectious conditions. It has tremendous anti-microbial power; the history of safe and successful colloidal silver use is extensive, and the number of current health professionals and individuals that successfully utilize colloidal silver to reduce the length and severity of infectious disorders is growing exponentially.” Zane Baranowski, CN
“Common substances like table salt and aspirin are harmless with normal use, but excessive intake can become toxic and even life-threatening. With normal responsible usage, silver supplements are entirely harmless to humans.”
— Jeffrey Blumer, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Center for Drug Research, former director of the Greater Cleveland Poison Control Center
“All of the organisms that we tested were sensitive to the electrically generated silver ion, including some that were resistant to all known antibiotics…In no case were any undesirable side effects of the silver treatment apparent.”
— Dr. Robert O. Becker, M.D., Syracuse Medical University
“Pure Silver is entirely non-irritant. In tests at very high concentrations, it has been shown repeatedly that the rapidly exerted disinfectant action is of considerable therapeutic value.”
— Colloidal Preparations of Silver in Pharmacy, British Medical Journal, February 1923
Medical Uses of Colloidal Silver In “Colloidal Silver”, a booklet produced by the Association for Colloidal Research, it is reported that: “Medical Journal Reports and documented studies spanning 100 years indicate no known side effects from oral or IV administration of properly manufactured Colloidal Silver in animal or human testing. There has never been a reported reaction with Colloidal Silver to any prescription medication.”
Colloidal Silver; it is therefore considered harmless in any concentration. However, all of the silver salts are identified as toxic, although the only adverse effect noted is Argyria. Therefore, the concern is with silver salts and compounds, not colloidal silver.
“What we have done was rediscover the fact that silver killed bacteria, a fact which had actually been known for centuries…All of the organisms we tested were sensitive to the electrically generated silver ion, including some that were resistant to all known antibiotics…In no case were any undesirable side effects of the silver treatment apparent.”
— The Body Electric, Dr. Robert O. Becker, M.D.
The amount which is consumed as silver foil is quite high and has bigger particle size. Even with that we have not seen people having any problem with regular use. It leads to the same conclusion what our country has known for centuries that silver is also needed by us to keep ourselves healthier and is safe to consume.