Colloidal Silver Mysteries Revealed

How Does Colloidal Silver Work?

We are not going to try to second-guess the FDA’s rules and restrictions on this issue and what we can and cannot say. We will simply quote from the work performed by others at The Silver Institute, which is a nonprofit international association that draws its membership from across the breadth of the silver industry. Established in 1971, the Institute serves as the industry’s voice in increasing public understanding of the many uses and values of silver.

Colloidal silver works as a catalyst

A catalyst is best described as a substance that brings about (causes) a reaction or occurrence, without itself participating or being consumed.
Richard Davies and Samuel Etris of The Silver Institute, in a 1996 monograph entitled “The Development and Functions of Silver in Water Purification and Disease Control”, discuss three mechanisms of deactivation that silver utilizes to incapacitate disease causing organisms. They are:

1) Catalytic Oxidation

Silver, in its atomic state, has the capacity to absorb oxygen and act as a catalyst to bring about oxidation. Atomic (nascent) oxygen absorbed onto the surface of silver ions in solution will readily react with the sulfhydryl (-S-H) groups surrounding the surface of bacteria or viruses to remove the hydrogen atoms (as water), causing the sulfur atoms to form an R-S-S-R bond; blocking respiration and causing the bacteria to expire. Employing a simple catalytic reduction/oxidation reaction, colloidal silver will react with any negative charge presented by the organism’s transport or membrane proteins and deactivate them.

2) Reaction with Bacterial Cell Membranes

There is evidence that silver ions attach to membrane surface radicals of bacteria, impairing cell respiration and blocking its energy transfer system. One explanation is based on the nature of enzyme construction: Specific enzymes are required for a given biochemical activity to take place. Enzyme molecules usually require a specific metallic atom as part of the molecular matrix in order to function. A metal of higher valance can replace a metal of lower valance in the enzyme complex, preventing the enzyme from functioning normally. Silver, with a valance of plus 2, can replace many metals with a lower, or equal valance that exhibit weaker atomic bonding properties.

3) Binding with DNA

Studies by C.L. Fox and S.M. Modak with Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a tenacious bacteria that is difficult to treat, demonstrated that as much as 12% of silver is taken up by the organism’s DNA. While it remains unclear exactly how the silver binds to the DNA without destroying the hydrogen bonds holding the lattice together, it nevertheless prevents the DNA from unwinding, an essential step for cellular replication to occur.

Silver helps rebuild tissue

The mechanism by which silver ions help rebuild tissue has been studied for more than a decade by Robert O. Becker, M.D. of Becker Biomagnetics in New York.
Dr. Becker initially reported his findings at the First International Conference on Silver and Gold in Medicine, co-sponsored by The Silver Institute in 1987. Since then, this technique has been used in clinical settings where hundreds of patients with various wounds have recovered. In addition, a laboratory study conducted by the US Army Institute for Surgical Research in Houston, Texas, showed that laboratory animals with burns treated under controlled conditions experienced shortened time for reconstruction with silver-nylon dressings.

Recovery of skin function was faster when electric current was applied compared to no application of electric current. Dr. Becker received a US patent for the devices, materials, and techniques involved in the regeneration of tissue using silver ions.

Dr. Becker explains how colloidal silver works

After several hundred cases, Dr. Becker believes that the technique works in three stages. The first stage is the chemical combination of highly active free silver ions with all bacteria or fungi present in the wound, which are inactivated within 20 to 30 minutes. The second stage occurs over the next few days. Silver acts on fibroblast cells to cause them to revert to their embryonic state, becoming stem cells. These cells are universal building blocks whose role is to reconstruct new tissue. In the final stage, silver ions form a complex with the living cells in the wound area to produce immediately convertible stem cells. The end result of this conversion is that the stem cells supply all the building blocks necessary to completely restore all anatomical structures.

Additional research by Dr. Becker indicated that during laboratory tests he conducted, cancer cells reverted to normal (not killed, but returned to normal). Other observations he and others have made are a correlation between silver deficiency and illness, proper immune system functioning, soft tissue and bone repair acceleration, the formation of cells that appear to be able to repair virtually any part of the body, reduction of inflammation, antimicrobial, antifungal, antibiotic properties, etc. All of these observations are yet to be fully understood.
Patients have found relief from staph, strep, prostate and sinus infections, as well as laryngitis and sore throats, when treated with colloidal silver, says Debra Brammer, N.D., a naturopathic physician and faculty member at Seattle-based Bastyr University. Though few medical professionals are familiar with colloidal silver, no one disputes the need for an alternative to traditional antibiotics. Its proponents cite decades of word of mouth supporting its effectiveness, as well as published clinical studies in Europe and Australia.

No other known treatment provides sufficient numbers of the embryonic or stem cells required for true regeneration of damaged or destroyed tissues in human and animals. The success indicates that there is the potential not only for the healing of near-surface wounds, but also for regenerative repair of internal organs such as the heart, liver, brain, and the spinal cord.

Where can you get the very best colloidal silver in the world?

Most colloidal silvers are made using electrical currents pulsing through silver rods that are submerged in distilled water. The result is that the electrical current flows through the rods and kicks out silver ions into the distilled water which means there’s actually no real silver in it at all! That’s called ionic colloidal silver.

That said, though we don’t make NutraSilver that way, there’s nothing wrong with ionic colloidal silver. Any colloidal silver made that way is probably a great product, it comes out nice and clear like water. The issue is that the concentration is always weak (won’t kill powerful infections) and ionic colloidal silver isn’t made using real metallic silver particles.

NutraSilver is made from elemental silver that is mined from our precious earth and put through a proprietary process to create nano-silver which is then given a slight positive charge so that the nano-silver becomes a colloid that suspends nicely and evenly in pure distilled water.

That process is completely unique to NutraSilver. Creating sub-microscopic nano particles of real silver is what makes NutraSilver so powerful. It’s just one more innovation that we’re proud of.

The result is a dark yellow solution, which is exactly what it should be. When light is refracted through water off of nano-sized silver particles it gives off a yellow reflection, the darker the yellow the higher the concentration of nano-silver.

Some people are scared of the yellow tint because they’ve been told it’s dirty or weird. It’s not at all. That’s what nature produces. It’s impossible to have real nano-silver in water and have it be any other color.

So what does that mean to you? It means NutraSilver is a true colloidal silver, as it was meant to be. It also means that NutraSilver is one of a kind in that it is formulated with real nano-sized silver particles that move through your body and blood stream quickly and effectively.

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