History of use and Information

 

A Brief History of Silver and Nanoparticles

Silver has a long history of being an antibacterial agent. Not only did ancient Greek and Roman civilizations use silver to disinfect water and food, but other pioneers also submerged silver coins in water and milk to keep the drinks fresh. By the 1920s, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved silver solution as a type of antibacterial agent.

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After the discovery of silver as an antibacterial agent, Richard Feyman, a physicist at Caltech, introduced the concept of the “nano-world” in 1959 in his famous lecture “There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom." Feynman suggested that in principle, it was possible to develop “nano-scale” machines capable of producing smaller products. Feynman suggested that if microscopic “machine shops” were created, then materials could be one billion times smaller than the current size to reach an unprecedented nano-scale level. Feynman proposed that smaller particles, with their lower mass, encounter less gravitational force, but experience greater influence by both Van Der Waals interactions and surface tension. His lecture on individual atoms and molecular manufacturing eventually stimulated scientists and engineers worldwide to develop technology to image, fabricate, and manipulate the fundamental structures of atoms and molecules [2].

 

Feynman's proposition did not transform into a scientific concept until the 1980s and '90s when Eric Drexler, along with other researchers, coined the term “nanotechnology". Thereafter, engineers slowly unwound the mystery inside the nano-world Feynman had constructed in 1959. Along with increasing knowledge of the nano-world, scientists unveiled more unique features of nanoparticles. For instance, engineers noticed that, given their miniscule size, nanoparticles have a high surface-area-to-volu​me ratio, which means these particles also have a high reaction rate.

 
 

 

It is very important that you understand there are products containing silver salts and proteins (MSP or CSP) that are also called Colloidal Silver. This is untrue and very misleading. These have been proved to develop Argyria and could also be inherently dangerous and must be avoided.

 

What is it used for?

From research, Colloidal silver seems to have natural antibiotic properties against biological one cell germs AND viruses. It helps to boost the immune system and acts as a second defense against infections. 

"Recent studies performed at the UCLA School of Medicine Center for Health Sciences confirmed that colloidal silver kills harmful bacterial, viral, and fungal organisms just minutes after contact."

Excerpt from the Journal of Longevity - Vol.4 / No. 10 

Taken in small amounts, internally or externally, it is claimed to have a beneficial effect on many conditions. See dosage/direction page 

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Why do I need it?

The simple answer is you don't actually need silver in your diet. Other minerals such as iron are essential but silver isn't necessary for the body to function but silver has been used through the centuries for its antibacterial properties. Due to our modern lifestyle, we do not ingest significant, if any, amounts of silver in our daily lives. Natural trace elements, including silver, have long since been depleted from the ground and hence from our diets.

It seems logical that if silver has the properties it does, then the lack of it in our diets would have a serious & profound effect.

In the past, for the upper classes, most cutlery/serving utensils were made of solid silver and it would be ingested and entered the blood stream. This is where the term "Blue bloods" comes from which is actually the silver content in their blood. Although there are other factors why the upper classes lived longer such as the ate well, had better sanitation, kept warm and as a result, the will to live!

The disparity of longevity between the upper and lower classes was quite considerable. The "Not so fortunate" drank and ate from pewter which because of the high lead content, would often cause poisoning. More importantly, medical science is in a battle against viruses such as HIV, SARS and Global Viral threats. Silver based products are appearing more & more frequently and it is hoped they may provide the level of protection we are looking for.


"With the increasing depletion of nutrients in our soil, there is no simple way we can ensure that we get all we need from food."Ref. Dr. Atkins New Diet Revolution (2003) p 135

 

What does Colloidal silver cure?

Various claims for the treatment of the following conditions have been made on the Internet, however these are only claims and we do not validate them as Colloidal Silver is sold as a mineral solution not a medication.

"Acne, allergies, appendicitis, arthritis, blood parasites, bubonic plague, burns (colloidal silver is one of the few treatments that can keep severe burn patients alive), cancer, cholera, conjunctivitis, diabetes, gonorrhea, hay fever, herpes, leprosy, leukemia, lupus, lymphagitis, lyme disease, malaria, meningitis, parasitic infections both viral and fungal, pneumonia, rheumatism, ringworm, scarlet fever, sinus infections, septic conditions of the eyes, ears, mouth and throat, shingles, skin cancer, staph infections, strep infections, syphilis, toxemia, trench foot, all forms of viruses, including warts and stomach ulcers. "

We cannot advise on any medical use of silver and would suggest you consult a Holistic Practitioner who may be able to advise you. Under currently legislation, we sell Colloidal silver for its antibacterial properties.

 

Why Should I Buy Your Colloidal Silver?

Quality is very important to us. We use the most sophisticated electrolysis machine available to ensure constistent quality. We want to inform the population of the benefits of Colloidal Silver & we believe you can only do this with a consistent quality product. We do not use any salts of proteins in our process as these are not recommended for use. 

We make our Colloidal Silver regularly and do not keep a large "Stock". This ensures a you get a quality product everytime!

You are getting the final product straight from us, the manufacturer. We don't aim to be the cheapest. We aim for the best quality at the best price. We believe that most people realize that the best is never the cheapest. 

 

 

 

The following is a list (of 100+) documented Medical Journal uses of silver used as an antimicrobial agent for the treatment of various conditions as found by our research. 

Condition/Pathogen

Anthrax Bacilli [2, 3]
Appendicitis (post-op) [3]
Axillae and Blind Boils of the Neck [10]
B. Coli [2]
B. Coli Communis [7]
B. Dysenteria [2]
B. Pyocaneus [2]
B. Tuberculosis [7]
Bacillary Dysentery [4]
Bladder Irritation [12]
Blepharitis [13]
Boils [10]
Bromidrosis in Axille [12]
Bromidrosis in Feet [10]
Burns and Wounds of the Cornea [13]
Cerebro-spinal Meningitis [3, 9]
Chronic Cystitis [10]
Chronic Eczema of Anterior Nares [10]
Chronic Eczema of Metus of Ear [10]
Colitis [4]
Cystitis [8]
Dacrocystitis [13]
Dermatitis suggestive of Toxaemia [4]
Diarrhoea [4]
Diptheria [3]
Dysentery [3,6]
Ear "Affections" [5]
Enlarged Prostate [12]
Epiditymitis [10]
Erysipelas [3]
Eustachian Tubes (potency restored) [8]
Follicular Tonsilittis [10]
Furunculosis [3]
Gonococcus [7]
Gonorrhoea [10]
Gonorrhoeal Conjunctivitis [10]
Gonorrhoeal Opthalmia [13]
Gonorrhoeal Prostatic Gleet [11]
Haemorrhoids [12]
Hypopyon Ulcer [13]
Impetigo [10]
Infantile Disease [16]
Infected Ulcers of the Cornea [13]
Inflammatory Rheumatism [3]
Influenza [11]
Interstitial Keratitis [13]
Intestinal troubles [6]
Lesion Healing [12]
Leucorrhoea [8]
Menier's Symptoms [8]
Nasal Catarrh [5]
Nasopharyngeal Catarrh (reduced) [8]
Oedematous enlargement of Turbinates without True Hyperplasia [9]
Offensive Discharge of Chronic Supporation in Otitis Media [10]
Ophthalmology [12]
Ophthalmic practices [5]
Para-Typhoid [3]
Paramecium [1]
Perineal Eczema [12]
Phlegmons [3]
Phlyctenular Conjunctivitis [10]
Pneumococci [2]
Pruritis Ani [12]
Puerperal Septicaemia [15]
Purulent Opthalmia of Infants [13]
Pustular Eczema of Scalp [10]
Pyorrhoea Alveolaris (Rigg's Disease) [8]
Quinsies [8]
Rhinitis [9]
Ringworm of the body [10]
Scarlatina [3]
Sepsis [16]
Septic Tonsillitis [10]
Septic Ulcers of the legs [10]
Septicaemia [5, 8]
Shingles [8]
Soft Sores [10]
Spring Catarrh [10]
Sprue [6]
Staphyloclysin (inhibits) [2]
Staphylococcus Pyogenea [7]
Staphylococcus Pyogens Albus [2]
Staphylococcus Pyogens Aureus [2]
Streptococci [7]
Subdues Inflammation [12]
Suppurative Appendicitis (post-op) [10]
Tinea Versicolor [10]
Tonsillitis [8]
Typhoid [3]
Typhoid Bacillus [14]
Ulcerative Urticaria [4]
Urticaria suggestive of Toxaemia [12]
Valsava's Inflammation [8]
Vincent's Angina [10]
Vorticella [1]
Warts [12]
Whooping Cough [8]

More recent articles have described silver being used
to treat:

Adenovirus [5, 23]
Asper Gillus Niger [18]
Bacillius Typhosus [21]
Bovine Rotavirus [23]
Candida Albicans [18]
Endamoeba Histolytica (Cysts) [24]
Escherichia Coli [17, 18, 21]
Legionella Pneumophilia [17]
Poliovirus 1 (Sabin Strain) [23]
Pseudomonas Aeruginosa [17, 18]
Salmonella [22]
Spore-Forming Bacteria [24]
Staphylococcus Aureus [17]
Streptococcus Faecalis [17]
Vegetative B. Cereus Cells [24]

The following is a documented list of silver 
resistant bacteria:

Citrobacter Freundii [20]
Enterobacter Cloacae [20]
Enterobacteriaceae (some strains) [19]
Escherichia Coli (some strains) [19]
Klebsiella Pneumoniae [20]
P. Stutzeri (some strains) [19]
Proteus Mirabilis [20]
Vegetative B. Cereus Spores [24]

 Bibliographic Footnotes

1. Bechhold, H. "Colloids in biology and 
medicine", translated by J.G.M. Bullow., D. Van
Nostrand Company, New York, 1919, p. 367.
2. Ibid., p. 368.
3. Ibid., p. 376.
4. Searle, A.B. "The use of colloids in health
and disease". (Quoting from the British Medical
Journal, May 12, 1917) E.P. Dutton & Company:
New York, 1919, p. 82.
5. Ibid., (Quoting from the British Medical
Journal, Jan. 15, 1917) p. 83.
6. Ibid., (Quoting Sir James Cantlie in the
British Medical Journal, Nov 15, 1913) p. 83.
7. Ibid., (Quoting Henry Crookes) p. 70.
8. Ibid., (Quoting J. Mark Hovell in the British
Medical Journal, Dec. 15, 1917) p. 86.
9. Ibid., (Quoting B. Seymour Jones) p. 86.
10. Ibid., (Quoting C.E.A. MacLeod in Lancet,
Feb. 3, 1912) p. 83.
11. Ibid., (Quoting J. MacMunn in the British
Medical Journal, 1917, I, 685) p. 86.
12. Ibid., (Quoting Sir Malcolm Morris in the
British Medical Journal, May 12, 1917) p. 85.
13. Ibid., (Quoting A. Legge Roe in the British
Medical Journal, Jan 16, 1915) p. 83.
14. Ibid., (Quoting W.J. Simpson in Lancet,
Dec. 12, 1914) pp. 71-72.
15. Ibid., (Quoting T.H. Anderson Wells in
Lancet, Feb. 16, 1918) p. 85.
16. "Index-Catalogue of the Library of the
Surgeon General's Office United States Army."
United States Government Printing Office:
Washington, v. IX, 1913, p. 628.
17. Moyasar, T.Y.; Landeen, L.K.; Messina, M.
C.; Kutz, S.M.; and Gerba, C.P.
"Disinfection of bacteria in water systems by using
electrolytically generated copper, silver and reduced
levels of free chlorine". Found in Canadian Journal
of Microbiology. The National Research Council of
Canada: Ottawa, Ont., Canada, 1919, pp. 109-116.
18. Simonetti, N.; Simonetti, G.; Bougnol, F.;
and Scalzo, M. "Electrochemical Ag+ for
preservative use". Article found in Applied and
Environmental Microbiology. American Society for
Microbiology: Washington, v. 58, 12, 1992, pp. 3834-
3836.
19. Slawson, R.M.; Van Dyke, M.I.; Lee, H.;
and Trevors, J.T. "Germanium and silver resistance,
accumulation, and toxicity in microorganisms".
Article found in Plasmid. Academic Press, Inc.: San
Diego, v.27, 1, 1992, 73-79.
20. Thurman, R.B. and Gerba, C.P. "The 
molecular mechanisms of copper and silver ion
disinfection of bacteria and viruses". A paper
presented in the First International Conference on
Gold and Silver in Medicine. The Silver Institute:
Washington, v. 18, 4, 1989, p. 295.
21. Ibid., p. 299.
22. Ibid., p. 300.
23. Ibid., p. 301.
24. Ibid., p. 302.
25. H.E.L.P. ful news, Vol. 9, No. 12., pp. 1-3