Colloidal silver is an ancestral remedy that has recently come back to the fore. What is colloidal silver? How (well) to use it? Is it really safe for health, as many claim? Focus on colloidal silver, a natural product at the heart of many controversies and controversies.
Definition: what is colloidal silver?
Colloidal silver, also known as “silver water”, is a solution consisting ofions silvera trace element, and particles colloidal silver, suspended in distilled water. Note that the concentration of silver particles varies between manufacturers. Typically, silver particles are concentrated between 5 mg and 20 mg per litre.
Used since the dawn of time, silver water would act as a antibiotic natural. It was widely used in Greek and Roman antiquity and its benefits were hailed by the greatest doctors, including Hippocrates.
The benefits of colloidal silver
There are many benefits attributed to colloidal silver. He is considered by many to be a natural alternative with antibiotics. But that’s not all ! It would constitute a miracle cure against acne, prostatic hyperplasia, malaria, psoriasis, tetanus. Even more surprisingly, it would help prevent the occurrence of certain cancers.
Be careful, however, such benefits have in no way been demonstrated. The rare studies on the subject having revealed a potential effect antibacterial were performed in vitro, not on humans. Moreover, colloidal silver does not appear in the list of minerals authorized in the manufacture of food supplements, whether in nanoparticle form or not.
How (well) to use it?
Colloidal silver should be used uniquely dermal. In other words, in application on the skin ! It is particularly indicated in case of:
- Skin diseasessuch as acne, eczema, or psoriasis;
- Skin infectionssuch as fungal infections, warts, or ringworm;
- skin inflammationsunburn type;
- injuriessuch as a superficial burn, a superficial cut, or a healing wound.
Simply apply colloidal solution to the area to be treated, preferably using a cotton ball or else a sterile compress. The application is to be renewed 2 to 3 times per dayuntil improvement.
Colloidal silver: oh never for internal use!
Internally, what health risks?
Liquid colloidal silver is often presented – wrongly – as a natural and harmless dietary supplement. However, this is absolutely not the case. This is why it must under no circumstances be used internally!
In internal use, it can, in fact, be at the origin ofside effects severe. It can in particular cause argyrism. It is an infection caused by the excessive ingestion of silver, which is characterized by irreversible change in skin color, which takes on a bluish tint. Note that the mucous membranes are also not spared by the staining.
Taking colloidal silver internally can also cause interactions medicated. In particular, with certain medicines intended to treat thyroid disorders (thyroxine), or even with certain antibiotics. In addition, work published in 2015 suggests that silver water, still used internally, could promote the development of a anemia. In other words, iron deficiency.
In external use, what contraindications?
Silver water is contraindicated in pregnant woman and breastfeeding as well as at the children. In case of thyroid disorder, such as hypo or hyperthyroidism, it is also not recommended. In any case, it is highly recommended to request a medical opinion – with your attending physician – before use.
Finally, what to remember?
Colloidal silver is a natural product to be handled with care. The benefits attributed to silver water are not based on scientific data, but rather on superstitions. Moreover, it is worth remembering that silver is not an essential mineral for the body. There can therefore be no so-called “money deficiency”!
Take care of yourself and your health;