Safety Facts About Colloidal Silver
First, a few words about the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA places severe restrictions on what can be said about colloidal silver in advertising and labeling. In fact, in spite of its history of safe and effective use, the FDA has ruled that it can only be described as a mineral supplement or dietary supplement.
In essence, the FDA has ruled that the American public no longer has the right to know about the benefits of colloidal silver.
Colloidal silver is tasteless, odorless, will not sting, and will not upset the stomach. Our product is not a chemical compound containing silver but pure (99.999%) silver in a monatomic form, held in suspension, in pure steam-distilled water, by the tiny electric charge on each atom. There are no known side effects whatsoever in animals or humans. It contains no free radicals, as the silver acts as a catalyst and is stabilized.
Since silver kills only bacteria that is anaerobic or nitrogen breathing, the friendly bacteria in the digestive tract are immune to it due to the fact that they are oxygen breathing (aerobic).
The Association for Colloidal Research has reported that: “Medical Journal Reports and documented studies spanning 100 years, indicate no known side effects from properly manufactured colloidal silver in animal or human testing. There has never been a reported reaction with colloidal silver and any prescription medication…”
Even the FDA has acknowledged no side effects from colloidal silver as evidenced by the following correspondence:
The only effect reported by some colloidal silver users is a phenomenon called the “Herxheimer Effect”, named after doctor Karl Herxheimer (who identified this phenomenon).
Sometimes, when taking colloidal silver for the first time, some people may experience symptoms like a mild headache, cold, or the flu. The reason is that colloidal silver is so efficient at eradicating pathogens, that the body may not adequately get rid of them fast enough through the normal organs of elimination and it resorts to the secondary ones, the lungs, sinuses and skin.
The user may experience mild diarrhea, as the body tries to flush itself out. In that case, one merely needs to reduce the dose or completely abstain for a day or so. Once the body has been completely cleansed, these symptoms will not reappear.
Argyria is the graying of the skin. Colloidal silver can be produced either chemically or electrically. Argyria is a result of ingesting high doses of chemically produced colloidal silver. There has never been a case of argyria caused by electrically produced colloidal silver.
Chemically produced colloidal silver causes argyria. Colloidal silver was widely used in the early 1900’s. Scientists at the time discovered that if they chemically combined the silver colloid with a protein, it would not only be better digested, they could produce it in greater concentration.
This led to silver nitrate and silver salts. Before the early 1900’s, there had never been any negative side effects with ingesting silver, so testing the toxicity was not a big concern. But before the toxicity was tested, doctors at the time had already begun to use it on their patients.
As we know now, silver nitrate and other silver salts were toxic in high doses. It caused argyria, a cosmetic bluing or graying of the skin produced by a build-up of undissolved silver particles in the tissues.
Please be absolutely clear about this, electrically produced colloidal silver is completely safe and non-toxic. There has never been a single case of argyria caused from electrically produced silver colloid. Electrically produced silver colloid is safe, non-toxic and effective. In fact, hundreds of thousands of people around the world have been taking electrically produced colloidal silver for decades. The concern is with silver salts, not colloidal silver.
EPA and CDC Conclusion
The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Poison Control Center reports no toxicity listing for colloidal silver; it is therefore considered harmless. Dr. Samuel Etris, a senior consultant at The Silver Institute, stated that there has never been any allergenic, toxic or carcinogenic reactions to colloidal silver. The U.S. Government’s Center for Disease Control (CDC) confirmed that fact in 1995.
However, all of the silver salts are identified as toxic, although the only adverse effect noted is argyria. Therefore, the concern is with silver salts, not colloidal silver.
In the case of an improperly prepared silver colloid, even though produced by electrolysis, compounds may be produced such as silver oxide, silver chloride, silver nitrate, etc., which have been recorded as having side effects that are detrimental to health.
Colloidal silver should not be used along with intravenous EDTA chelation, as silver is a metal and EDTA works by absorbing and removing metals from the blood. For this reason, the two work in opposition to each other.
Colloidal silver is non-toxic, non-addictive, and has no side effects, unless you are allergic to silver. The body develops no tolerance to colloidal silver and one cannot overdose.
If you are allergic to silver, do NOT use colloidal silver. If your skin reacts to silver when you wear silver jewelry, such as breaking out in a rash, you are most likely allergic to silver.