The amount of colloidal silver required to kill any bug is unknown.
Modern research suggests that most pathogenic organisms are killed in the test tube at concentrations of 10–40 ppm, with some requiring up to 60 ppm.
Whether or not a specific colloidal silver product will kill any virus is also unknown. There are a few published studies showing that silver does have probable anti-viral properties. The working hypothesis is that colloidal silver can bind directly to viral particles and interfere with either the function of the virus or the binding of the virus to human cells.
It is a shame that our government doesn’t pay for further research, especially relating to seasonal flu, which could be of profound benefit to the public health.
I never suggest using colloidal silver as a daily preventive product and I never suggest using it on an ongoing basis for anything. Colloidal silver taken daily will disturb the friendly balance of flora in your gut – albeit not anywhere near as badly as antibiotics will (because colloidal silver also kills yeast). If you find that you want to take it daily for a while then be sure to take some acidophilus at a different time and other GI support as needed.
When you understand that nothing is guaranteed and you understand that the product is non-toxic when used as directed (and not longer than two weeks), then in my opinion the best time to try it is at the onset of any bug.
You can also use a nasal spray bottle to spray it up into your sinuses, if needed.
Some have used it as ear drops or eye drops quite successfully.
If doing eye drops I would recommend a fresh bottle.
The typical response based on clinical experience is that well over half the time, and more likely greater than 70% of the time, whatever bug seemed to have a toehold in you is completely gone.
If you don’t get that benefit, well, it didn’t work that way for you. It is somewhat hard to believe that anything can potentially work so well, yet it often does.
Based on my clinical experience the ability of colloidal silver to knock out an established bug is not as high. It is closer to 50/50 in terms of whether it will be significantly helpful or not (taking 1 tsp up to four times a day, up to two weeks). I have seen many cases of dramatic improvement and many cases of no improvement – and there is no way to know without trying.
Other than transient digestive disturbance, I have never seen any downside.
Think of colloidal silver as a tool in your immune support toolbox. In actual practice, it is one of many things you may consider taking if you are fighting a bug. It certainly does not replace appropriate medical care, nor does any immune support nutrient.
Always see you doctor, as appropriate, for your situation. Most people aren’t going to go running off to their doctor at the first sign of a bug. Consider this time a window of opportunity to see if you can get the upper hand. You have many options, and colloidal silver is one of them.
It is my opinion and experience that colloidal silver is so good at what it does that it is worthwhile for everyone to have a bottle on hand for a time of need.
You won’t know if you are knocking out a virus or bacteria, but do you really care? Most people just want that feeling of their body being invaded to be over – fast.
It is also my anecdotal observation that colloidal silver does work on many viral infections, and has helped many people with the flu of years gone by.
How effective it may be against the H1N1 swine flu is anyone’s best guess. Time will tell. I for one will be ready and waiting.
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