The FDA satisfied Big Pharma’s demands in 1999 by ruling silver ion solutions and colloidals can only be considered “mineral supplements” and not promote healing properties. Therefore, any silver product provider that promotes healing or anti-microbial properties can be shut down by the FDA directly or by surrogate state medical or food agencies.

Approved AND Common Medical Uses Of Colloidal Silver

Antibacterial cream

A 2012 systematic review reported that topical silver showed significantly worse healing time compared to controls and showed no evidence of effectiveness in preventing wound infection. A 2010 Cochrane systematic review concluded that “There is insufficient evidence to establish whether silver-containing dressings or topical agents promote wound healing or prevent wound infection”.

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a number of topical preparations of silver sulfadiazine for treatment of second- and third-degree burns.


A 2012 systematic review found that silver-containing dressings were no better than non-silver-containing dressings in treating burns. A 2012 Cochrane review found that silver-containing hydrocolloid dressings were no better than standard alginate dressings in treating diabetic foot ulcers. A 2010 Cochrane review found insufficient evidence to determine if dressings containing silver increase or decrease infection or affect healing rates. Another 2010 review found some evidence that silver-impregnated dressings improve the short-term healing of wounds and ulcers. The lead author of this paper is a speaker for one of the manufacturers of one of the silver dressings under study. A 2009 systematic review found that silver dressings improve both wound healing and quality of life when managing chronic non-healing wounds.Another 2009 review concluded that the evidence for silver-containing foam in chronic infected wounds is not clear, but found that silver-containing foam resulted in a greater reduction in wound size and more effective control of leakage and odor than non-silver dressings.[A Cochrane review from 2008 found that, despite some potentially positive findings, most of the trials had methodological shortcomings and thus are of little use. The review also raised concerns about delays in time to wound healing and an increased number of dressing applications when silver sulfadiazine (SSD) is used for the full duration of the treatment.[ Another 2008 systematic review concluded that the evidence shows an overall positive effect of silver-releasing dressings in the management of infected chronic wounds, but expressed concern that the quality of the underlying trials was limited and potentially biased.

A number of wound dressings containing silver as an anti-bacterial have been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Endotracheal tubes

Limited evidence suggests that endotracheal breathing tubes coated with silver may reduce the incidence of ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) and delay its onset, although no benefit is seen in the duration of intubation, the duration of stay in intensive care or the mortality rate.[Concerns have been raised surrounding the unblinded nature of some of the studies. It is unknown if they are cost effective; and more high quality scientific trials are needed.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2007 cleared an endotracheal tube with a fine coat of silver to reduce the risk of ventilator-associated pneumonia.

Urinary catheters

Evidence does not support an important reduction in the risk of urinary tract infections when silver-alloy catheters are used. These catheters are associated with greater cost than other catheters.


Silver-halide X-rays were the standard before digital X-rays arrived. Silver remains popular for its extreme accuracy and cost effectiveness, particularly in developing countries, where digital X-ray technology is usually not available.

Other uses

Silver compounds are used in external preparations as antiseptics, including both silver nitrate and silver proteinate, which can be used in dilute solution as eyedrops to prevent conjunctivitis in newborn babies. Silver nitrate is also sometimes used in dermatology in solid stick form as a caustic (“lunar caustic”) to treat certain skin conditions, such as corns and warts.] Silver is also used in bone prostheses, reconstructive orthopedic surgery and cardiac devices.

Chlorhexidine-silver-sulfadiazine central venous catheters significantly reduce the incidence of catheter-related bloodstream infections (CR-BSI). Silver diamine fluoride is an effective intervention to reduce dental caries (tooth decay).

Silver acetate has been used as a potential aid to help stop smoking. A review of the literature in 2012, however, found no effect of silver acetate on smoking cessation at a six-month endpoint and if there is an effect it would be small.

Water purification

Electrolytically-dissolved silver has been used as a water disinfecting agent, for example, the drinking water supplies of the Russian Mir orbital station and the International Space Station. Many modern hospitals filter hot water through copper-silver filters to defeat MRSA and legionella infections. The World Health Organization includes silver in a colloidal state produced by electrolysis of silver electrodes in water, and colloidal silver in water filters as two of a number of water disinfection methods specified to provide safe drinking water in developing countries. Along these lines, a ceramic filtration system coated with silver particles has been created by Ron Rivera of Potters for Peace and used in developing countries for water disinfection (in this application the silver inhibits microbial growth on the filter substrate, to prevent clogging, and does not directly disinfect the filtered water).

By now you get the picture

FDA protecting profits of Big Pharma is breaking down as people educate themselves to the truth about the power of colloidal silver. You’ve got to try it out for yourself as millions of people already have. If you want the best colloidal silver in the world, try this one.


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