Hi Ho, Silver

Hi Ho, Silver

Everyone knows what silver is. It’s the white, shiny metal used to make jewelry, cutlery, and coins, not to mention the bullets of a certain legendary masked man who rode a horse by that name. But besides all its beauty, ordinary metallic silver has legendary antimicrobial properties. In ancient Greece and Rome, those who could afford it often stored their perishable liquids in silver containers, because the metal helped retard the growth of microorganisms that spoil food and cause disease. Prior to the development of refrigeration, it was once common to drop a silver coin into a container of milk to retard spoilage.
There is no doubt that inorganic silver salts are highly germicidal. In more modern times, the development of silver-based therapies closely paralleled the growing awareness of the microbial etiology of many diseases. Silver’s germicidal action was first documented during the late 1800s. A few years after Louis Pasteur in France and Ignaz Semmelweis in Hungary began touting the antimicrobial benefits of high temperatures and hand washing, respectively, silver therapy pioneers such as Lea, Crookes, and Credé, began developing early colloidal silver products that appeared to possess remarkable antimicrobial properties.

Great history!

During the early years of the 20th century, as medical scientists searched in vain for a “magic bullet” that would destroy pathogens but leave healthy tissue unscathed, scores of scientific papers were published documenting the beneficial effects of silver-based products for treating bacteria of all types, including those that cause diseases like typhoid, gonorrhea, various gynecologic and ophthalmic infections.1,2 We know today that these pioneering researchers came agonizingly close to finding their magic bullet, and—like those carried by that “masked rider of the plains”—it was made of pure silver.
Beginning in the early 1900s, it became common practice to place a few drops of silver nitrate solution in the eyes of newborn babies at birth to prevent ophthalmic infections that could cause blindness. When wires or other metallic devices had to be implanted in the body, the preferred metal was silver due to its inherent antimicrobial properties. Bacteria simply could not grow on it.3

So confident were some turn-of-the-century physicians in the germicidal power of silver that they would perform what might be considered reckless stunts to demonstrate it. At a 1916 meeting of the American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, for example, one attendee, Dr. Baughman of Richmond, Virginia, described his encounter with the pioneer silver researcher, Credé, in Dresden, Germany: “He [Credé] invited me to see him operate. He took a probe, stuck it into an abscess, put some silver solution on it, and offered me to put it in my mouth. I did not care to do so, but he did put it in his own mouth. He told me that this silver solution would cure any sort of septic trouble.”4

By 1939, as penicillin and other antibiotic drugs began to replace silver colloids, the American Medical Association recognized at least 96 different proprietary silver-based products in clinical use at the time.5 Even today, silver sulfadiazine is considered by most medical experts to be the topical antiseptic of choice, i.e., the gold standard, in patients with extensive burns. This drug is known to inhibit the growth of nearly all pathogenic bacteria and fungi, including some species that are resistant to antibiotics.6, 7

Until 1938, silver-based products were the most widely used and most effective antimicrobial agents in medical practice. As penicillin and the other antibiotic drugs became increasingly available in the ensuing decades, silver-based products, which, by comparison, were prohibitively expensive, relatively slow-acting, sometimes crudely formulated, and often difficult to use properly (they tended to be very unstable, and had to be mixed immediately prior to use to prevent precipitation), soon fell into disuse, except for a few select applications, as noted above.

Fast forward to now

Recently, however, silver’s antimicrobial properties have been enjoying a rebirth in interest among medical professionals for a variety of reasons.

  • First, the overuse of conventional antibiotic drugs has led to the development of widespread antibiotic resistance among many common bacteria. There is a very real fear among infectious disease specialists that any day now a common bacterial species will become resistant to all known antibiotics. Already, several common bacteria have been identified that are resistant to every antibiotic but one–vancomycin. As this article was being prepared, the New England Journal of Medicine published the most recent incidence of this frightening trend, an outbreak of multidrug-resistant pneumococcal pneumonia and bacteremia.8 Silver may have an important advantage over conventional antibiotics in that it kills all pathogenic microorganisms, and no organism has ever been reported to readily develop resistance to it.
  • Second, silver-containing products are not only far less costly to produce than their pre-WWII ancestors, they are also more effective, safer, more stable, and easier to use.
  • Third, and most exciting of all, it is a fact that they may be safe and effective for the prevention and/or treatment of a variety of general internal and topical infections, including:
  1. Ear infections
  2. Thrush (candida)
  3. The common cold and other viral infections
  4. E. coli infections
  5. Intestinal infections
  6. Sinus infections
  7. Leukemia
  8. HIV infection
  9. Lyme disease
  10. Herpes
  11. Gingivitis
  12. Food poisoning

    The FDA has set out to ban the use of many colloidal silver products,
    calling them ineffective and “misbranded” for their labeled uses. The FDA has also begun playing upthe negative side effects associated with the use of these products, particularly a condition known as argyria.9 This well-known effect of an overdose of silver saltsappears as a permanent ashen-grey discoloration of the skin, conjunctiva, and internal organs. As for safety, argyria is not a recognized side effect of mild silver protein, nor are there any other side effects.All Colloidal Silvers Are Not Created Equal1. Particles, Not Ions:
    Silver colloids are composed of silver atoms, whereas all other colloidal silver preparations are composed of silver ions. While silver ions are highly toxic at high concentrations, silver atoms are not.

    2. Ideal Particle Size:
    In order to kill bacteria and other microbes, silver particles need to fall within a narrow range that has been determined by scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Silver particles made from silver atoms are exceedingly small and within the ideal range. Most importantly, the particulate size does not change, as it does with ionic colloidal silver.

    3. Stability:
    A colloid is a suspension of insoluble particles in a liquid medium. As one early 20th century colloid researcher described it, “A beam of light passed through a colloidal solution illuminates its path, just as a beam of sunlight in a darkened room is visible when the air contains dust or smoke.”10 Most products today that are touted to be colloidal silver are actually not colloidal suspensions at all, but are, in reality, ionic solutions. These solutions are inherently unstable. The silver particles soon settle out, like the dust floating around a room. Using a silver product that has settled out will be ineffective at best, or dangerous at worst.

Early versions of colloidal silver were made by simply grinding up metallic silver or a silver salt, such as silver nitrate, into a fine powder and suspending the resulting particles in an appropriate liquid medium. But there are serious problems with these methods.

Grinding up pure silver yields large particles that do not remain in solution very long. Such solutions, properly used, could be effective—but are difficult to use. They have to be prepared just before use, shaken vigorously to force the silver into solution, quickly drawn into a hypodermic syringe and immediately injected intravenously.

An effective dose using such preparations required extremely high concentrations of silver. It was not uncommon for patients to receive an average dose of one gram of silver per day. Such doses were prone to cause argyria.

Most “colloidal silver” sold today in health food stores and over the Internet is made electrically by placing silver electrodes in water. Applying an electric current to the electrodes releases silver ions into the water. This resulting solution contains silver ions that can certainly kill a few pathogens, and in most cases does so safely. The problem is that the solutions so produced are extremely weak, containing silver ions at a concentration of only 3 to 5 parts per million (ppm). In order to be effective for treating infections, the silver concentration should be at least 3000 to 4000 ppm.

The particle size of these electrically made ionic silver preparations is also problematic. Although the particles start out at a bactericidal level, the fact that they are ions, i.e., charged particles, means that they tend to attract each other and soon begin forming ever larger clusters that eventually become too large to kill bacteria and too large even to stay in solution.

The ideal approach appeared to be colloidal silver preparation made from silver particles (pure silver atoms) of the most effective antibacterial size that would stay in suspension indefinitely. Was such an ideal formulation possible? At first, it did not seem so. But then scientists made a breakthrough. They found a way to combine trace amounts of silver atoms (which are inherently safer than ions) with a protein in distilled water to form a colloidal dispersion of sufficient concentration to be effective against pathogenic organisms. So stable was this colloid that none has ever come out of suspension, including samples produced more than seven years ago!

The next question was could this true colloidal suspension efficaciously and safely kill pathogenic organisms? Remarkably, when the clinical results started coming in, they were uniformly and overwhelmingly positive. The scientists found that their colloidal silver product was clinically effective against virtually every infectious organism tested, yet was completely nontoxic. It did not even cause argyria with prolonged use of high doses.

How Does It Work?
No one is quite sure why silver is lethal to living cells. According to one theory, silver binds to microorganisms, which somehow causes the body to eliminate them. It is also possible that silver, which is a foreign body, is recognized as such, thereby causing a general activation of the immune system, which then kills all pathogens. A third possibility is that the rapid back-and-forth brownian motion, which is characteristic of colloidal silver particles, somehow literally pulverizes the pathogens.

An even more interesting question that according to everything we know about silver, the atoms won’t kill anything; only the ions are lethal. How then, could a colloidal silver preparation made from silver atoms have any clinical benefit? The answer, which stumped the researchers for several years, was actually quite obvious when they finally figured it out.

What happens when silver is exposed to oxygen? It tarnishes! That is, it becomes oxidized, forming silver ions. It’s as simple as that. Unlike the injection of high concentrations of purely ionic colloidal silver, the production of silver ions with mild silver protein is slow and measured, because it only occurs when a silver atom comes in direct contact with a molecule of oxygen. Think of it as a natural, timed-release silver.

The result is a more gradual effect. The safety and prolonged anti-microbial effect of this product has been demonstrated in studies in which enormous doses of mild silver protein have been administered intravenously to people with AIDS, chronic Lyme disease, or “flesh-eating” staph or streptococcal infections. And, as the FDA-registered labeling clearly states, it has “no known side effects.”

It appears that medicine finally has its “silver bullet.”

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References:
1. Simpson W, Aberd M. Experiments on the germicidal action of colloidal silver. Lancet. 1914; Dec. 12:1359.

2. Roe A. Collosol argentum and its ophthalmic uses. Br Med J. 1913; Jan. 16:104.

3. National Standard Dispensatory. In: Hare H, ed; 1916.

4. Brown G. Colloidal silver in sepsis. Trans Am Assoc Obstet Gynecol. 1916; Jan-June:136-143.

5. Hill W, Pillsbury D. Argyria. The Pharmacology of Silver. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins; 1939.

6. Mandell G, Petri W, Jr. Antimicrobial Agents: Sulfonamides,Trimethoprim-Sulfmethoxazole, Quinolnes, and Agents for Urinary Tract Infections. In: Hardman J, Limbird L, eds. Goodman & Gilmans The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics – 9th Ed. CD-ROM. New York: McGraw-Hill Companies; 1996.

7. Harvey S. Antiseptics and disinfectants; fungicides; ectoparasiticides. In: Gilman A, Goodman L, Rall T, Murad F, eds. Goodman and Gilmans The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co.; 1985:959-979.

8. Nuorti J, Butler J, Crutcher J, et al. An outbreak of multidrug-resistant pneumonia and bacteremia among unvaccinated nursing home residents. N Engl J Med. 1998;338:1861-1868.

9. Food and Drug Administration. Over-the-counter drug products containing colloidal silver ingredients or silver salts. Federal Register. 1996;61:63685-53688.

10. Clark A. The properties of certain “colloidal” preparations of metals. Br Med J. 1923;Feb. 17:273.

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FDA Mission Failure; a Report From the FDA

This is the third in a series of expose’ quoted DIRECTLY FROM THE FDA’S OWN WEBSITE.

FDA Blasts itself for failing to fulfill its charter to protect Americans

The Subcommittee found that FDA’s ability to provide its basic food system inspection, enforcement and rulemaking functions is severely eroded, as is its ability to respond to outbreaks in a timely manner and to develop and keep pace with the new regulatory science needed to prevent future problems arising from both novel (prion disease, genetically modified organism) and traditional (resistant microbes, chemical contamination) sources.

There is an appallingly low inspection rate:

The FDA cannot sufficiently monitor either the tremendous volume of products manufactured domestically or the exponential growth of imported products27. During the past 35 years, the decrease in FDA funding for inspection of our food supply has forced FDA to impose a 78 percent reduction in food inspections, at a time when the food industry has been rapidly expanding and food importation has exponentially increased. FDA estimates that, at most, it inspects food manufacturers once every 10 years, and cosmetic manufacturers even less frequently. The Agency conducts no inspections of retail food establishments or of food-producing farms.

The Subcommittee’s findings are consistent with those of previous committees that voiced deep concerns about the viability of the foods program and the lack of Agency priority for food issues. Sixteen years ago the Final Report of the Advisory Committee on the Food and Drug Administration to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) (May 1991) identified the same problems (Appendix D, page 1): “There are deep concerns about the viability of the foods program and the lack of Agency priority for food issues. Decline in resources and program initiatives during the past 10–15 years indicate a lack of Agency management attention and interest in this area, although public interest in, and concern for, an effective food program remain high.” Since 1991, continued declines in resources and personnel have exacerbated this situation.

It is crucial that both food-based Centers develop the science needed to fulfill their mandated missions.

The strengthening of science in these Centers must be insulated from acute crisis management. This will involve a two-pronged approach. The first is to immediately correct the historical lack of support for staff and infrastructure needed to address current issues. Both Centers have accurately defined areas that need attention, and this Subcommittee agrees with this assessment. Directly supporting these initiatives is largely one of funding, as addressed in recommendation.

This second phase should be conducted in parallel with this Subcommittee’s recommendations for Agency-wide changes in science administration and support as embodied in a Chief Scientific Officer with budgetary authority, as well as modernization of IT infrastructure. The unending series of management by crisis in both CFSAN and CVM has seriously eroded the morale of existing dedicated staff and hampered recruitment of new scientists trained in areas of emerging biology, chemistry and bioinformatics. This situation, coupled with the early retirement of senior scientists and the recent departure of the director of CFSAN, puts the state of science in serious disarray. These issues should be a high priority on the agenda of the new Chief Scientific Officer.

Finding: The development of medical products based on “new science” cannot be adequately regulated by the FDA.

Rapid changes in biological sciences and bioinformatics are exceeding the capacity of current FDA science capabilities to keep pace and adequately support the Agency’s safety mission. The FDA lacks sufficient expertise to understand the impact of product use, to maintain ongoing currency with their evolution or to evaluate the sophisticated products produced. In addition, the FDA has no consistent strategy to acquire that expertise.

The lack of an adequate IT infrastructure creates further challenges.

Against the backdrop of an already inadequate information system across the Agency, as discussed in our additional findings below, there is minimal genomics IT infrastructure to support genomics-focused efforts. This is an especially important deficiency because genomics as well as proteomics, metabolomics, combination products (drug or biologic and a device) and other emerging sciences and technologies are creating larger amounts of data than current technologies in support of product design, testing, and production and for ongoing safety analysis.

“FDA Mission at Risk”

The lack of new science capability/capacity places the FDA mission at risk for those many products at the leading edge of innovation. This compromises not only the public health mission since the Agency cannot effectively regulate products built on emerging science, but it also hamstrings the Agency’s ability to support innovation in the industries and markets that it regulates.

Stay tuned for the fourth and final article revealing how our Government is failing to protecting USA citizens while protect the special interests of Pharaceutical companies.

Colloidal Silver Safety & Research

The EPA’s I.R.I.S. on Silver states:

“The critical effect in humans ingesting silver is argyria, a medically benign but permanent bluish-gray discoloration of the skin. Argyria results from the deposition of silver in the dermis and also from silver-induced production of melanin. Although silver has been shown to be uniformly deposited in exposed and unexposed areas, the increased pigmentation becomes more pronounced in areas exposed to sunlight due to photo-activated reduction of the metal. Although the deposition of silver is permanent, it is not associated with any adverse health effects. No pathological changes or inflammatory reactions have been shown to result from silver deposition.”

Important Nano-Silver Background You Need to Know

  • There is far too much MIS-information about Colloidal Silver
  • Silver is a NOBEL METAL LIKE GOLD
  • Humans, arguably have been using silver for over 4,000 years.
  • Try to find even one documented death from ingesting real colloidal silver. Good luck.

According to Larry C. Ford, M.D., at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UCLA School of Medicine, 1988:

“There is no known disease-causing organism that can live in the presence of even minute traces of the chemical element of simple metallic silver,” 

“Colloidal silver appears to be safe for children and pregnant and nursing women. It is tasteless, odorless, contains no free radicals, is harmless to human enzymes and has no adverse reactions with medications.”

Kurt Grange, Ph.D., N.D., is a nutritional bio-physiologist and author:

“Colloidal silver has proven to be toxic to all tested species of fungi, bacteria, protozoa, parasites and many viruses. More importantly—unlike conventional antibiotics—infectious agents, cannot build a resistance to silver.”

“Taken internally, it may improve digestion, help prevent colds, flu and all organism-caused diseases. It can be used as a douche, atomized, nebulized or inhaled. Applied externally, it has been shown to help with things such as skin abrasions and burns (including sun burn). It can also be dropped into the eyes and ears to help the body overcome infection.

The Environmental Protection Agency Published Their Conclusions on Colloidal Silver:

“Argyria has been described in syphilitic patients in poor health who were therapeutically dosed with a total of about 1 g of silver in the form of silver arsphenamine together with other toxic metals. There have been no reports of argyria or other toxic effects resulting from the exposure of healthy persons to silver.”

“Although the deposition of silver is permanent, it is not associated with any adverse health effects. No pathological changes or inflammatory reactions have been shown to result from silver deposition. Silver compounds have been employed for medical uses for centuries. In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, silver amphetamine was used in the treatment of syphilis; more recently it has been used as an astringent in topical preparations. While argyria occurred more commonly before the development of antibiotics, it is now a rare occurrence.”

“Taking one ounce of colloidal silver daily, according to EPA guidelines, is well below the critical daily intake for the development of argyria.”

Nano-silver; the EPA Has Safely Regulated Nano-silver for Decades

(Nanowerk News) The Silver Nanotechnology Working Group SNWG), an industry effort intended to foster the collection of data on silver and nanotechnology in order to advance the science and public understanding of the beneficial uses of silver nanoparticles in a wide-range of consumer and industrial products, made a detailed presentation to the recent EPA Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) meeting to discuss the topic “Evaluation of Hazard and Exposure Associated with Nanosilver and Other Nanometal Oxide Pesticide Products (Arlington VA, November 3-6, 2009). Key conclusions from the presented analysis include:

The SNWG provided the SAP meeting with a detailed historical and technical analysis that demonstrated that these materials have a long established commercial history as engineered particles of nanoscale size. Despite changes in terminology, the underlying material being described is in fact the same that has been used for decades. i.e. nanoscale silver.

EPA has a long history of safely regulating nano-silver

The EPA has been safely and successfully regulating nano-silver products for decades. These products have been used in a wide range of consumer applications such as swimming pool treatments and drinking water filters with an established record under FIFRA of regulated and safe use dating as far back as the 1950’s.

A detailed look at the depth of history of silver within the EPA shows that the toxicological studies that form the basis of the EPA’s general hazard limits for silver derive from historical data from nanoscale silver materials and not ‘conventional (bulk) silver’ as is often mistakenly assumed. A careful examination of the EPA public registration database (NPIRS Public) for silver over a period of 6 decades reveals:

The very first registered silver product was a colloidal nanosilver algaecide product that has been safely used by millions of consumers for over 50 years (registered since 1954).  Every EPA silver registration between 1970 and 1990 was either a colloidal nanosilver or nanosilver-composite product. The very first NON-nanosilver product registered by EPA was not registered until 1994. An overall analysis reveals that today over 50% of all EPA registered silver products are in fact based on nanoscale silver. Silver Washes Out Of The System Quickly

According to the EPA IRIS Report on silver (Integrated Risk Information Systems, 5th page, 1st paragraph) it states that a number of tests were completed to test the absorption and retention of ingested silver in a number of animals, including primates (we are primates). In its conclusion, the test work indicated that between 90-99% of ingested silver was excreted on the second day after ingestion, and greater than 99% was excreted in less than a week. So, in other words, almost all of the ingested silver was out of the body in only two days, and most of the rest was out of the body in a week. They found that silver does not build up in the system.

“Silver occurs naturally mainly in the form of its very insoluble and immobile oxides, sulfides, and some salts. It has occasionally been found in ground, surface, and drinking-water at concentrations above 5 µg/liter. Levels in drinking-water treated with silver for disinfection (see Protection and improvement of water quality) may be above 50 µg/liter. Recent estimates of daily intake are about 7 µg per person.”

“Only a small percentage of silver is absorbed. Retention rates in humans and laboratory animals range between 0 and 10%.”

“The only obvious sign of silver overload is argyria, a condition in which skin and hair are heavily discolored by silver in the tissues. An oral NOAEL for argyria in humans for a total lifetime intake of 10 grams of silver was estimated on the basis of human case reports and long-term animal experiments.”

How Long Does The Body Retain Ingested Silver?

According to the EPA IRIS (Integrated Risk Information Systems) Report on silver (5th page, 1st paragraph), several tests were conducted in order to determine the absorption and retention of ingested silver in a number of animals (including primates). These tests indicated that between 90-99% of ingested silver was excreted by the second day after ingestion and greater than 99% was excreted in less than a week. This clearly shows that silver does not build up in the system when consumed in small amounts.

Conclusions;

1. According to the EPA, who is charged with defining safe levels of any mineral in water used for ingestion or drinking, “the oral consumption of small amounts of silver in water on a daily basis poses no significant degree of risk.”

2. The U.S. Government’s Center for Disease Control confirmed in 1995 that there has never been any allergic, toxic or carcinogenic reaction to colloidal silver.

At 3600 PPM, NutraSilver is 180 times more powerful drop for drop than a common 20 ppm colloidal silver solution.

What does that mean to you? It means everything. Especially for peace of mind when fighting nasty infections and lowering your overall costs.

You might be thinking, “Wow, 3600 ppm is just too much.” If you were to take it straight, for some things it could be. But you don’t have to use it at that concentration. The secret is that you can dilute NutraSilver as much as you want without losing effectiveness for typical household uses, you can’t do that with a 10 or 20 ppm colloidal silver.

So what if you or your loved one is suffering… with a horrible viral infection, one that antibiotics can’t touch (antibiotics don’t work for viruses at all, NutraSilver does). If you try and treat the infection with a normal 10 ppm or 20 ppm colloidal silver solution, you’re almost guaranteed to reach a point of desperation as more time passes, the pain never subsides, and nothing deters the viral infection as it rages on.

Antibiotics Devasting Side-Effects

What is the REAL name of antibiotcs?

MYCOTOXINS!

Americans think of antibiotics as silver bullets. Our reverence for this type of medication is understandable. Before penicillin was developed, people routinely died from pneumonia and other infections. With this miracle of modern medicine, such deaths have become rare. People of that erra used colloidal silver that produced great results in killing bacteria, virus and fungal infections without toxicity!  But, because individuals can make their own colloidal silver and Pharmaceutical compaines can not compete, colloidal silver lost favor in the early 1940’s.

Because antibiotics are perceived as wonder drugs, physician and patients tend to overlook their side effects. A little stomach upset or diarrhea seems like a small price to pay for curing a nasty infection.

Sometimes, however, the side effects of certain antibiotics are unexpected and severe. One class in particular, fluoroquinolones, can cause unanticipated trouble. The most frequently prescribed are ciprofloxacin (Cipro), levofloxacin (Levaquin) and moxifloxacin (Avelox).

What do REAL people have to say about their experiences with antibiotics?

Readers of this column have shared some frightening experiences. One wrote: “My husband took Levaquin for a sinus infection and within hours the tendons in his legs tightened and he could not walk. It took months for him to get better though he still has some residual leg pain.”

Another reported: “Some ten years ago I was prescribed ofloxacin (Floxin) for a sinus infection. The next evening I woke up from sleep and began hallucinating that HUGE bats were flying around the room.

“The experience absolutely terrified me. I thought I was losing my mind. My sister, who was a pharmacy representative, had warned me not to take this antibiotic. I dismissed her warning as empirical hogwash. Needless to say, I had to learn the hard way.”

A parent described her daughter’s reaction: “My 27-year-old daughter has spina bifida. I told the urologist treating her for an infection that she could not take Cipro because it had caused seizures. He said he wasn’t aware of that problem and that Levaquin was a chemical cousin and shouldn’t cause the same problem.

“On day four of the medication she had a seizure. That makes four times she’s had seizures on a quinolone, and it still took us the parents to make the connection. The doctors aren’t aware of this effect.”
A 19-year-old sent his report: “I am a college student who is still suffering the effects of Levaquin months later. My doctor prescribed it for painful urination with a fever. Within an hour of taking the first dose, my legs felt numb and it seemed like my brain was frying. I couldn’t explain to my mom what was happening and I could barely move. It wasn’t that I was paralyzed; more like I was walking on a water bed. I had no balance, my gait was terrible, and I couldn’t think.

“My doctor thought the neurological symptoms I was experiencing were due to fever and dehydration, but really it was a consequence of the Levaquin. I still have deep pains in my knees and feet and I am too weak to exercise as I used to. But the biggest problem that bothers me is the brain fog. I get lost easily, cannot remember things and had to withdraw from school. I am wired-tired and have great trouble sleeping.”

These quinolone antibiotics can help clear infections. They can also cause distressing side effects such as tendonitis, tendon rupture, insomnia, dizziness, confusion, hallucinations, psychosis, movement disorders and seizures. Even silver bullets can cause serious damage.

Back to the future

Today, antibiotics are failing; MRSA does not care about antibiotics since it is impervious to it.  So you, the patient, suffer needlessly.  Not any more!

Who uses Colloidal Silver now?

An estimated 10 million Americans consume colloidal silver daily. Uses range from general health, routine household germ elimination, water purification, to treatment for ailments such as Lyme, Candida and yeast infections, MRSA and Morgellons.

 Common Uses for Colloidal Silver

Used correctly, colloidal silver is an effective antimicrobial. Use NutraSilver Plus to support a healthy immune system, disinfect surfaces and purify water. See NutraSilver customer-suggested uses here.

Barbara       March 2012

“Just wanted to let your know my mother has been taking the [NutraSilver] drops since November [for Morgellons] and has had amazing changes.  She said she hasn’t felt this good in years.  The lesions on her legs have gone away and it looks like bruises.”

You deserve to be healthy.  Click here to visit the site and decide for yourself if NutraSilver is for you.. By the way, NutraSilver comes with a 60-day money back guarantee.  go ask you MD of Pharmacist for that kind of guarantee.

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Candida Totally Destroyed Using Colloidal Silver and NO Antibiotics!

Colloidal Silver Candida Treatment

Candida "Thrush"

Prescription antibiotics used to fight infections kill all bacteria indiscriminately, including the friendly bacteria that keep fungi such as Candida in check. Two popular and natural means to rid the body of Candida infections are to change the body’s PH through diet, or to treat the affected area either topically or internally, using a colloidal silver Candida treatment.

Candidiasis is an over abundance of naturally occurring yeast that grows into a fungal infection when an environment is created that allows the yeast to bloom. Friendly aerobic bacteria present in the body generally act to control the level of this yeast. Audiophiles is a common example that may become lacking due to dietary restrictions. Diabetics are particularly afflicted as their above normal sugar levels can provide an over abundant food source for the yeast.

Untreated, internal Candida in the intestinal tract can build up to levels that eventually enter and invade the blood stream to become leaky gut syndrome. The yeast can grow long roots into the lining of the intestinal wall, allowing access to the bloodstream. This can often lead to a compromised immune system that provokes other illnesses. The fungus produces microscopic barb-like hooks, called rhizoids, that cut into tissue causing irritation around the infected area.

This potent colloidal silver Candida treatment fights fungi on contact both internally and externally. Topically, colloidal silver is safely applied without worry of adverse affects. Recommended applications are two to three times per day until the symptoms subside. Internally, Colloidal silver dosage should be small at first a couple of times per day.

It should be noted that when a person begins treating Candida internally, the release of toxic waste by the abundant dying fungus can cause a person to feel initially worse. This is referred to as Candida die off or a Herxheimer reaction. For this reason it is suggested to begin treating the internal infection gradually at first, with small amounts of colloidal silver, in order to keep the waste substances to a level that is manageable for the body to expel. People who use colloidal silver  topically, usually report that it will cure athlete’s foot, vaginal infections, and skin fungal infections.

The most effective kind of colloidal silver out there is generally copper in color, and doesn’t require special, light proof bottling. True colloidal silver is often a rare supplement, since most companies are simply selling ionic silver, which is a clear, colorless liquid. Colloidal silver is superior because of it’s particle size in comparison to ionic silver. Both are effective, however, it’s ideal to find the true colloidal silver.

Alright, so what is the bottom line?

Simply stated, antibiotics are dangerous mycotoxins and fungal metabolites that kill bacteria—even the good bacteria that are present in our intestines. This upsets the delicate balance of the yeast to bacteria ratio in the digestive system, giving the yeast fungi the upper hand in creating an infection. Once in the blood, a yeast infection spreads throughout the body.

Colloidal silver is thought to stop Candida by deactivating enzymes responsible for the metabolism of oxygen within the Candida organism. Many Candida sufferers find relief through NutraSilver® use.

“I must have gone to the Doctor 4 or 5 times and used every medicine he gave me for Candida. I was on Steroid pills, antibiotics, creams… you name it. Months went by and it just seem to get worse. I finally did some research on the internet and ran across a website called NutraSilver.  I first applied it on the spots and after 4 days or so, the spots started going away. However, I had to end up covering my entire lower legs in NutraSilver® to keep the Fungus from relocating. It took about 2 full weeks to completely go away, BUT it is gone…and I am so thankful. What a nightmare!!!!”—Lucy, 2009

 

Pharma mis-information aside, here are real facts about colloidal silver

Ingesting Colloidal Silver

Taken orally, the silver solution is absorbed from the mouth into the bloodstream, then transported quickly to the body cells. Swishing the solution under the tongue briefly before swallowing may result in faster absorption. Colloidal silver is eliminated by the kidneys, lymph system and bowel after several days. If routinely exposed to dangerous pathogenic germs, some recommend a regular daily intake as a protection. In cases of minor burns, an accumulation of colloidal silver may hasten healing, reducing the possibility of scar tissue and infection. It is believed by many in the natural healing arts that the lives of millions of people who are susceptible to chronic low-grade infections can be enhanced by this preventative health measure.

Chronic or Serious Conditions

If your body is extremely ill or toxic, do not be in a hurry to clear up everything at once. If pathogens are killed off too quickly, the body’s five eliminatory channels (liver, kidneys, skin, lungs and bowel) may be temporarily overloaded, causing flu-like conditions, headache, extreme fatigue, dizziness, nausea or aching muscles. Ease off on the colloidal silver to a smaller amount and increase your non-tap water intake. Regular bowel movements are a must in order to relieve the discomforts of detoxification. Resolve to reduce sugar and saturated fats from the diet, and exercise more. Given the opportunity, the body’s natural ability to heal may amaze you.

Topical Uses

Some have used colloidal silver in a nasal spray mister – to reach the sinuses and nasal passages. Spray bottles have been used for topical use on kitchen and bathroom surfaces, skin, sore throat, eyes, burns, etc. Colloidal silver is painless on cuts, abrasions, in open wounds, in the nostrils for a stuffy nose, and even in a baby’s eyes because, unlike some antiseptics, it does not destroy tissue cells. It’s excellent as an underarm deodorant, since most underarm odor is caused by bacteria breaking down substances released by the sweat glands!

Some Common Uses of Colloidal Silver

Natural health practitioners have for years recommended taking colloidal silver daily, for four days, to establish a level, then dose daily for maintenance (proportional to body weight for children). After six weeks, a pause of several weeks has also been recommended by some natural healing arts doctors. Also, colloidal silver can be applied directly to cuts, scrapes, and open sores, or on a bandage for warts. It can be applied on eczema, itches, acne or bug bites. To purify water, add one drop per liter, shake well and wait six minutes. Mixed this way, it’s tasteless. It is not an allopathic poison.

Veterinary and Garden Use

Colloidal silver has worked just as well on pets of all kinds. Used in proportion to body weight, it should bring the same results. In the garden, field or greenhouse, add enough to the water or soil – and the plants will do the rest.

Tolerance To Disease Organisms

We have all heard of the “super-germs” that are resistant to most modern antibiotics. Some believe that single-celled germs cannot mutate into silver-resistant forms, as happens with conventional antibiotics. Therefore no tolerance to colloidal silver would develop through mutation. Also, colloidal silver has not been demonstrated to interact or interfere with other medicines being taken. Inside the body, silver apparently does not form toxic compounds or react with anything other than a germ’s oxygen-metabolizing enzyme. Colloidal silver may truly be a safe, natural remedy for many of mankind’s ills. Additionally, there has never been a drug interaction reported between colloidal silver and any other medication. It’s difficult to overdose – unless large amounts are ingested. Colloidal silver has been reported by
users to be both a remedy and a prevention for numerous infections, colds, flus, and fermentations due to various bacteria, viruses or fungi, even the non-apparent low-grade, general body infections many people have. Living organisms are in the colloidal chemical state, not the crystalline state. Substances already in that form may be more readily assimilated by the body.

Colloidal silver is the most useable form of a reputedly effective germ
fighter

  • There is far too much MIS-information about Colloidal Silver
  • Silver is a NOBEL METAL LIKE GOLD
  • Humans, arguably have been using silver for over 4,000 years.
  • Try to find even one documented death from ingesting real colloidal silver. Good luck.

According to Larry C. Ford, M.D., at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UCLA School of Medicine, 1988:

“There is no known disease-causing organism that can live in the presence of even minute traces of the chemical element of simple metallic silver,” 

“Colloidal silver appears to be safe for children and pregnant and nursing women. It is tasteless, odorless, contains no free radicals, is harmless to human enzymes and has no adverse reactions with medications.”

Kurt Grange, Ph.D., N.D., is a nutritional bio-physiologist and author:

“Colloidal silver has proven to be toxic to all tested species of fungi, bacteria, protozoa, parasites and many viruses. More importantly—unlike conventional antibiotics—infectious agents, cannot build a resistance to silver.”

“Taken internally, it may improve digestion, help prevent colds, flu and all organism-caused diseases. It can be used as a douche, atomized, nebulized or inhaled. Applied externally, it has been shown to help with things such as skin abrasions and burns (including sun burn). It can also be dropped into the eyes and ears to help the body overcome infection.” 

Why Choose NutraSilver® Plus Colloidal Silver?

NutraSilver® is a next-generation colloidal silver product that is used around the world to eliminate germs in drinking water. Use NutraSilver® to help eliminate germs inside your body and improve your general health.

At 3,600 PPM, NutraSilver® is unlike store-bought or homemade colloidal silver, NutraSilver® Plus delivers a potent dose, is safe when consumed as directed and offers a 60-day money-back guarantee.

Quick, Natural Remedy for Food Poisoning

Food Poisoning Symptoms

Symptoms of food poisoning depends on the type of contaminant and the amount eaten. The symptoms can develop rapidly, within 30 minutes, or slowly, worsening over days to weeks. Most of the common contaminants cause:

  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • abdominal cramping
  • fever

Usually food poisoning is not serious, and the illness runs its course in 24-48 hours.

Viruses account for most food poisoning cases where a specific contaminant is found.

Estimates of Foodborne Illness in the United States

A collage of a magnifying glass, shopping cart with food, lab tech and petri dish.The CDC estimates that each year roughly 1 in 6 Americans (or 48 million people) gets sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases. The 2011 estimates provide the most accurate picture yet of which foodborne bacteria, viruses, microbes (“pathogens”) are causing the most illnesses in the United States, as well as estimating the number of foodborne illnesses without a known cause.

Foodborne Agents Estimated annual number of illnesses
(90% credible interval)
% Estimated annual number of hospitalizations
(90% credible interval)
% Estimated annual number of deaths
(90% credible interval)
%
31 known pathogens 9.4 million
(6.6–12.7 million)
20 55,961
(39,534–75,741)
44 1,351
(712–2,268)
44
Unspecified agents 38.4 million
(19.8–61.2 million)
80 71,878
(9,924–157,340)
56 1,686
(369–3,338)
56
Total 47.8 million
(28.7–71.1 million)
100 127,839
(62,529–215,562)
100 3,037
(1,492–4,983)
100

These are the primary pathogenic causes of food poisoning:

All of the above have been tested in FDA-certified independent in-vitro lab tests with absolutely amazing “kill-rates.” It is important to know that NutraSilver has zero toxicity and is safe to take.  Unlike antibiotics that kill the “good gut flora”, NutraSilver enhances the immune system and food poisoning symptoms are usually gone is a few hours.

Better yet, why not call our toll-free number and order NutraSilver® right now?

1-888-240-2326   PST

Disease-causing Salmonella species have recently been re-classified into a single species, Salmonella enterica. Other salmonellae are frequent causes of food borne illness, especially from poultry and raw eggs and more generally from food that has been cooked or frozen and not eaten straight away.

International Travelers Should Take NutraSilver® Along With Them

Food poisoning is a common, usually mild, but sometimes a deadly illness. Depending on the contaminant, fever and chills, bloody stools, dehydration, and nervous system damage may follow. These symptoms may affect one person or a group of people who ate the same thing (this would be called an outbreak).

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC) estimates that in the United States alone, food poisoning causes about 76 million illnesses, 325,000 hospitalizations, and up to 5,000 deaths each year. One of the most common bacterial forms of infection, the salmonellae organisms, account for one billion dollars in medical costs and lost work time.
  • Worldwide, diarrheal illnesses are among the leading causes of death. Travelers to developing countries often encounter food poisoning in the form of traveler’s diarrhea or “Montezuma’s revenge.” Additionally, there are new global threats to the world’s food supply through terrorist actions using food toxins as weapons.

We invite you to try NutraSilver. Since NutraSilver® comes with a money-back guarantee, you have nothing to loose except your food poisoning symptoms.

Moms Are Wise To Carry NutraSilver With Them for Home and Other Uses

You never know when you will need something for little emergencies at home. Many well-known companies are putting silver on their bandages to kill pathogens, so why not put a drop or two of NutraSilver on a plain bandage and save yourself some money? Since NutraSilver comes in a 1 ounce sealable bottle, you can carry it around with you in your purse or glove-box. NutraSilver is fantastic to carry to soccer or other games where kids sometimes get cuts and scratches.

Why Suffer With Soar Throats and Sinus Infections When You don’t Have To?

Sore throat, reduced antibiotic use and sinus remedy

James_R       April, 2010
“I have no tonsils due to my parents having them removed when I was a child and being a first line of defense I usually catch a few colds per year and most give me a bad bacterial infection and sore throat and I go to the doctor and get antibiotics for the throat but since being introduced to silver products, I rarely have to go the doctors anymore and too much antibiotics is not a good thing.”

“I have tried quite a few of the silver products out there and NutraSilver® seems to be the most powerful I have tried, I can gargle with it and feel it working! Normally my colds seem to take 7-12 days to overcome and with NutraSilver® sometimes it’s over in usually 6-8 days and the severity is not as bad.”

“I have also used it on skin sores and they heel quickly, and use it in a 4:1 ratio in a spray bottle for the nose as I often have sneezing attacks and it will clean out the sinuses quickly and stop sneezing. I do not want to be without NutraSilver® and I do tell people about this product and that the makers offer a money back guarantee if not satisfied…So what do you really have to lose”?

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 Hand Washing Helps Prevent Infections

Probably the most important cleanliness lesson you can teach your kids is to frequently wash their hands because infected hands are without a doubt the most effective way to infect other parts of the body. Teach your children well.

No Need to Suffer Soar Throats and Sinus Infections

NutraSilver, in FDA-certified independent lab tests, NutraSilver has demonstrated amazing kill-power of the germs that cause these infections.  Using small amounts of NutraSilver has shown to be effective in eliminating and even preventing these routine infections. Try NutraSilver today and experience the amazing power of this natural mineral remedy. We even guarantee it to work or your money back!

 

Diaper Rash Eliminated with Natural Mineral; No antibiotics or Steroids

According to the Mayo Clinic,

“diaper rash is a common form of inflamed skin (dermatitis) that appears as a patchwork of bright red skin on your baby’s bottom.”

“Diaper rash is commonly linked to continuously wet or infrequently changed diapers, diarrhea, and using plastic pants to cover diapers. Diaper rash also may develop after solid foods are added to your baby’s diet, when breast-feeding mothers eat certain foods or when your baby is taking antibiotics.”

Use of antibiotics. Antibiotics kill bacteria — both bad and good ones. Without the right balance of good bacteria, however, yeast infections can occur. This can happen when babies take antibiotics or when mothers who are breast-feeding their infants take antibiotics.

Diaper rash is usually cause by a fungal infection

Bacterial or yeast (fungal) infection. What begins as a simple skin infection may spread to the surrounding region. The area covered by a diaper — buttocks, thighs and genitals — is especially vulnerable because it’s warm and moist, making a perfect breeding ground for bacteria and yeast. These rashes generally start within the creases of the skin, and there may be red dots scattered around the creases.

The Mayo Clinic goes on to say;

Treatments and drugs

“The best treatment for diaper rash is to keep your baby’s skin as clean and dry as possible. If your baby’s diaper rash persists during home treatment, your doctor may prescribe:

  • An antifungal cream
  • A mild hydrocortisone cream

Use creams or ointments with steroids only if your baby’s pediatrician or dermatologist recommends them — strong steroids or frequent use can lead to additional problems.

Inexpensive spray bottle

Diaper rashes usually require several days to improve and can continue for weeks. If the rash persists despite prescription treatment, your doctor may recommend that your baby see a dermatologist.”

If you don’t like the idea of using steroids and pharmaceutical antibiotics on your baby, then we have an alternative that is natural, safe and very inexpensive. And it works within a day or so.

Many mothers have told us that by combining a few drops of NutraSilver with filtered water in a small spray bottle, they can simply clean their baby’s bottom as usual, then spray the NutraSilver/water on baby’s bottom.  Many mothers report that within a day or so the diaper rash is gone.  Apparently, the small amount of NutraSilver kills not only the bacteria, but the fungus as well.

Proof

FDA-certified independent lab test have demonstrated amazing “kill-power” of bacteria and fungus.  Further tests reveal the NutraSilver has zero toxicity, so it it perfectly safe.

Guarantee

We believe in firmly standing behind our colloidal silver products. We want you to be healthy.

In fact, we guarantee NutraSilver to work for you or we’ll give you your purchase price back. We pledge to our customers that NutraSilver will satisfy your reason for purchasing. Therefore, NutraSilver comes with a

Your Baby Deserves the Fasted and Safest Remedy

Try NutraSilver today and watch your baby’s diaper rash disappear

Candida: The Largely Unknown Health Epidemic Affecting Almost ALL Americans

How Many People Are Infected With Candida?

Research from Rice University shows that 70% of all people are affected by candida, a systemic fungal

Candida in the form of Athletes Foot

infection. According to the molecular biologists at Rice University, candida is common in humans and is often found in colonies in their intestines, mouths or on their skin.

A Harvard University fellow in infectious disease, Julia Koehler, found that candida is the predominant fungal infection behind human disease. According to Koehler, candida was responsible for 60% of the fungal infections acquired in hospitals, killing 1 in 3 people with a bloodstream infection.

How Do I know if I have Candida?

Below is listed some of the most common symptoms of candida. Please note these symptoms are also in many other disorders as well – making diagnosing this problem even more difficult.

  • Fatigue and chronic fatigue
  • Muscle aches, weakness or paralysis
  • Insomnia
  • Pain and/or swelling in joints
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Bloating, belching, intestinal gas and/or abdominal pain
  • Poor memory, foggy thinking or feeling “spacey”
  • Troublesome vaginal itching, burning or discharge
  • Prostatitis
  • Loss of sexual desire or feeling
  • Endometriosis or infertility
  • Impotence
  • Bad breath
  • Frequent mood swings

What can i do about my vaginal yeast infection?

Vaginal Yeast Infections – More Serious Than You Think

A woman who has vaginal yeast infections is led to believe (from popular television commercials) that the problem is only in her birth canal or is an unsightly infection on her toenails. In fact, these are merely “symptoms” of an infection that is actually in her bloodstream. If she should become pregnant her unborn baby is also at risk.

Some women who never have vaginal infections believe they are free of the problem when indeed they will have differing symptoms manifesting in other ways.

Much More Medical Training Needed for Healthcare Professionals

Even doctors themselves are not trained to understand how serious and prevalent fungal infections

I never would have guessed a candida infection...

are. In medical school, physicians are taught that fungal infections can take lives if they become acute. They are taught to prescribe the “safest and most effective” drugs for a condition or set of symptoms and for fungal infections they will certainly prescribe ‘the drug of choice” in a billion dollar spectrum of anti-fungal drugs.

Unfortunately, these drugs have side effects and create an acidic condition in your body.

Typical anti-fungals prescribed for candida and their side effects are:

Nystatin – side effects: itching, irritation, burning, diarrhea, upset stomach, stomach pain, skin rash.
Diflucan (fluconazole) – side effects: liver damage, an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing, closing of throat, swelling lips, tongue or face, hives), yellowing of skin or eyes, abdominal pain, unusual fatigue, dark urine, rash, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, dizziness, itching.
Nizoral (ketoconazole) – side effects: headache, dizziness, abdominal pain, impotence, rash, itching, nausea and/or vomiting and blood count abnormalities. A reaction resulting in serious lowering of the blood pressure and shock (anaphylaxis), depression and hair loss are reported as rare side effects.

After reading about these side effects, how do you feel about taking drugs?

New drugs are NEVER about money

The search for stronger and stronger anti-fungals continues because the fungi have the ability to mutate. Current anti-fungals are becoming ineffective. While modern medicine is beginning to see that fungi/yeast are truly serious opponents and that all drugs have side effects therefore not popular options for many of us, they still do not understand the power of diet to control these infections. Modern medicine is still not taking into account the need to reestablish our connection with Great Nature and harmonize with Her to truly heal.

Nourishment as Healing

More and more adults with candida are giving birth to more and more children with candida. An entire generation predisposed to candida will be craving sugar in some form to feed the yeast. Just as you feel terrible when you have a viral infection, you understand what it’s like to have a fungal infection. Imagine starting out your life with a fungal infection. How is it possible to lead a happy, fulfilling life in pursuit of your dreams?

It’s critical to go on an anti-fungal diet for healing fungal infections, like candida.

Remember, unprocessed non-GMO food?

  • Is totally sugar-free, gluten-free, casein free and won’t feed the candida.
  • Includes fermented foods and drinks to build your inner ecosystem.
  • Is an antidote to harmful effects of antibiotics.
  • Provides minerals, which candida robs from your body.
  • Heals digestion – poor digestion further feeds the yeast.

Candida Albicans, a New, Safe and Effective natural Way Out

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Lucy    April 8, 2009

“I must have gone to the Doctor 4 or 5 times and used every medicine he gave me for Candida. I was on Steroid pills, antibiotics, creams… you name it. Months went by and it just seem to get worse.”

“I finally did some research on the internet and ran across a website called NutraSilver.  I first applied it on the spots and after 4 days or so, the spots started going away. However, I had to end up covering my entire lower legs in NutraSilver® to keep the Fungus from relocating. It took about 2 full weeks to completely go away, BUT It is gone…And I am so Thankful. What a nightmare!!!!”

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NutraSilver is Non-toxic To Human Cells, Yet Lethal to Pathogens

Toxicity is important to know before you begin to take any Dietary Supplement or medicine.  It is wonderfully assuring to know from these and many other tests that NutraSilver® has ZERO toxicity and cannot harm you in any way.

  1. According to the EPA, who is charged with defining safe levels of any mineral in water used for ingestion or drinking, “the oral consumption of small amounts of silver in water on a daily basis poses no significant degree of risk.”
  2. The U.S. Government’s Center for Disease Control confirmed in 1995 that there has never been any allergic, toxic or carcinogenic reaction to colloidal silver.
  3. Colloidal Silver appears to be safe and non-toxic to the human body.

Brain-fog, Depression and Fatigue; Gone Quickly

For many Candida sufferers, the worst symptoms are depression, fatigue and brain fog; they report that they feel ‘disembodied’ like they are not themselves or are ‘outside’ themselves. Candida brain fog causes Candida disease sufferers to become unable to remember what they said or did just a moment ago.

In FDA-certified in-vitro lab tests, the findings were astonishing; NutraSilver® killed over 7.8 billion cells of Candida Albicans in under 60 minutes.  Give NutraSilver® a try; we offer a 60-day money-back guarantee, so you have nothing to loose and everything to gain.

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