Our immune system provides the defense our bodies need to fight against colds, flu, and other illnesses, yet it can take a hit every now and them and leave us more susceptible to get sick.
But we can help protect our defense system with colloidal silver. This natural ingredient has been shown in many ways to help protect us and strengthen our immune system.
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What is collodial silver?
Colloidal silver is a pure all-natural substance consisting of sub-microscopic clusters of silver, held in a suspension of pure ionized water by a tiny electric charge placed on each particle.
Colloidal silver has a long history of use as an immune booster and a defense against harmful organisms. People have been using silver since the Middle Ages to keep bacteria out of water and milk. Silver thread was used to heal soldiers’ wounds during World War I. Colloidal silver was a common treatment for conventional doctors until penicillin and other patented antibiotics were introduced. Since silver preparations were unpatentable, they fell into disuse.
Because antibiotics have started to lose their effectiveness, collodial silver is starting to be researched and used more. Unlike antibiotics, one powerful benefit of collodial silver is that bacteria do not become resistant to it no matter how long it is used.
Currently, the most common way of using silver for health benefits is by taking a colloidal silver supplement daily.
What is the science behind collodial silver?
When positive silver ions encounter harmful anaerobic organisms like single-celled bacteria and fungus, it binds to the cell wall. The silver ions adsorb into the organism and, once inside, disrupt cellular function and neutralize the organism. Silver appears to disrupt energy production within the cell of the bacteria. Additionally, silver may oxidize organisms, disrupt cellular respiration, and affect the enzymes in their environment in a way that makes it impossible for harmful organisms to thrive.
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 Labs verified these findings, documenting how colloidal silver was effective against a variety of live viruses.* While employed at UCLA Medical School in the 1980s, Larry C. Ford, MD, documented over 650 different disease-causing pathogens that were destroyed in minutes when exposed to small amounts of silver.
How does collodial silver boost the immune system?
One of the most profound ways colloidal silver supports the immune system is simply by killing pathogens. When the immune system becomes overburdened by infection and disease, immune system function can become over-worked and slow to a crawl. Researchers say colloidal silver ‘picks up the slack’ by killing off pathogens that are over-burdening and stressing the immune system and slowing it down. This includes many different types of pathogens including viruses, bacteria, fungi, and other single-celled microorganisms such as protozoalparasites.
Colloidal silver appears to help boost immunity by:
Stimulating the body’s production of white blood cells.
Increasing oxygenation to the organs and tissues of the body by increasing red blood cell production.
Optimally stimulating the body’s reticulo-endothelial system (RES) so that phagocytic cells throughout the body more effectively and efficiently clear out foreign invaders, toxins and abnormal cells.
Improving the Opsonic Index and Phagocytic Index of white blood cells, meaning increasing their efficiency and effectiveness, resulting in a 24% improvement in immunite system response in animal studies.
*Coburn, Dhyana L., Dignan, Patrick D. The Wonders of Colloidal Silver. 1997.