Colloidal Silver – What it is and Why you Should Know
The antibacterial and antimicrobial benefits of silver have long been known, being commonly used for sterilization and wound care since the 1890s. In this blog post, we’ll dive into the science behind how colloidal silver can replace toxic household cleaners as a healthier and much more sustainable solution for your everyday cleaning needs!
What is Colloidal Silver?
Silver has been a well-documented antimicrobial throughout history, used to kill bacteria and fungi and even combat certain viruses. Even the Ancient Roman and Greek Empires used colloidal silver as a medical health product long before the development of pharmaceuticals. Silver contains positively charged Ions that create its unique antimicrobial effect. The Ions of silver work in several different ways to combat bacteria. These ions block the transport of nutrients through the cell wall and bind to the DNA to stop replication. Additionally, the silver Ag+ ions destroy energy production by affecting the respiratory system of a bacterium.
The History of Colloidal Silver in Skincare
In 1891, surgeon B.C. Crede first used colloidal silver to clean wounds and fight against infection. According to a 2015 article, various societies have used silver throughout history to prevent bacterial infection by attacking and “punching holes” into bacteria cells. Effectively preventing them from performing even their simplest functions. Today, researchers look into colloidal silver as a possible treatment for microbial resistance to antiseptics.
Silver can destroy bacteria in 3 different ways:
1. Through energy production by blocking the cell’s respiratory system
2. Blocks cell division by binding to DNA
3. Binds to a bacteria cell wall, blocking transport of substances in and out of the cell
This effectively limits the bacteria’s ability to quickly adapt to a resistance. A review by The National Library of Medicine says,
“[silver’s] benefit in reducing or preventing infection can be seen in several applications, including as a topical treatment for burns and chronic wounds and as a coating for both temporary and permanent medical devices.”
Replace Toxic Household Cleaners with Colloidal Silver
Silver has had, I dare say, hundred of uses throughout the centuries. Ancient Romans and Greeks used silver vessels to store wine and water. It was the preferred eating and drinking utensils of Chinese Emperors. American Pioneers used silver coins in their drinking water to protect it from bacteria and algae. Silver leaf helped heal wounds during World War 1, and the Swiss use silver in their air filters, while Japan uses it to fight airborne toxins and industrial poisons. There are many, many uses for silver! Below is an image of the modern uses and benefits of Colloidal Silver in an easy summary:
Health Canada Approval
Health Canada approves Colloidal Silver as an Oral Antiviral (NPN #80110637) and Antibacterial (NPN #80106397).
Some of the common topical uses for Colloidal Silver include:
- Food sanitation
- Food safety prep stations
- Household appliances
- Sanitizing shopping carts
- Cleaning dirty gym equipment
- Soothing burns, cuts, and scrapes
- Easing skin conditions
As an oral antiviral, it’s can help with a variety of health-related applications, including:
- Boosting natural immunity
- Reduce itchiness from allergic reactions
- Reduce acne
- Fighting inflammation
- Beating the common cold or flu
- Pneumonia treatment
In addition, a further unique benefit of Colloidal Silver is that it can also remove pet odor and help with toilet training pets. Simply douse the area where your pet often marks to remove unwanted odors and stop your pet from marking in that area.
Why We Chose Fischer Formula Colloidal Silver
Health Canada approves Fischer Formula Colloidal Silver as safe for oral antiviral and antibacterial use. Besides the brilliance of silver, what makes Fischer Formula Colloidal Silver unique and highly effective is the added energy entrainment to amplify the healing constituents of the silver and water molecules.
As best-selling author Dr. James Balch, M.D. has stated in his book, Prescription For Nutritional Healing:
“Topically, colloidal silver can be used to fight fungal infections of the skin or nails and to promote the healing of burns, wounds, cuts, rashes, and sunburn. It can be used on toothaches and mouth sores, as eye drops, and as a gargle to fight tooth decay and bad breath. It can also be used as sterilizer and can even be sprayed on air-conditioning filters and air ducts and vents to prevent germs from growing.”