Two thousand years ago, the Greeks and Romans used silver containers to hold and protect perishable liquids against harmful organisms. Silver containers were used until the invention of refrigeration to protect food liquids – such as milk – from spoiling. Using silver in the medical setting came into practice about one hundred and fifty years ago as a means to protect against infection. It remained popular against harmful organisms until the advent of antibiotics.
While modern Western medicine may not currently promote silver to fight harmful organisms, modern opinion still does not change the fact that silver works as a powerful bacteria fighter.
When positive silver ions encounter harmful organisms like single-cell bacteria and fungus, it binds to the cell wall. The silver ions then absorb into the organism. Once inside, it disrupts cellular function and neutralizes the organism. For bacteria, silver disrupts energy production, oxidizes organisms, shortens electrostatic fields and disrupts cellular respiration. For viruses, the silver ions oxidizes the virus and reduces its function. Silver also directly affects the DNA of the organism, making it inert.
A 1978 article published in Science Digest reported on clinical studies supporting silver as a potent killer of 650 live tested organisms. The research showed that silver was even successful against resistant strains. Research performed at UCLA Medical Lab verified these findings, documenting how colloidal silver was effective against a variety of live viruses.
A 2013 Polish study pitted colloidal silver against several common harmful organisms. These organisms included Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermis, E. coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. These and other studies find colloidal silver is nontoxic and shows no sign of microorganism resistance.
The colloidal silver we carry at the office is formulated by Royal Scandinavian and is 500ppm concentration.
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Rev. Dr. Stephen A. Lawrence