Colloidal Silver—it’s so much more than just a precious metal


Patty Spurlock, a woman who used to live in Wichita and now in Dallas, is a big fan of Colloidal Silver. Whenever she comes through town to visit her son in Salina, she and her family always stop in at GreenAcres-Bradley Fair for lunch.

When we visit, I’m always curious to know about her success with Colloidal Silver.

Patty is no stranger to health food and health supplements. She grew up in an organic family with a dad who was an award-winning gardener and whose mother was always open to alternative medicine. She hasn’t had to visit her doctor more than once a year for a checkup in ages because her health and that of her family’s stays pretty much tip top, mainly because she eats right and she uses Colloidal Silver among other supplements.

Here’s what Patty has to say: “We use silver a lot to combat infections and to ward off colds and flu. I have successfully fought off tooth and sinus infections as well. But I’m very careful how much I use. I know many people who have used it to solve acne problems (topically) and bacterial infections, but it seems to work best on viruses that have not been cured with traditional medicine.

“There is a lot written about Colloidal Silver as a panacea for hepatitis and other hard-to-treat viral diseases. My parents used it as an antibiotic before penicillin, and I’ve often wondered if it could be a successful treatment for MRSA.”

According to The Natural News, “Colloidal Silver consists of silver atoms suspended in distilled ion-less water. The silver particles are small enough to penetrate on a cellular level and destroy pathogens of all types, including bacteria, fungal spores, parasites and viruses.

“Not only does silver get rid of pathogens, it helps promote rapid healing of the tissues infected or destroyed. Most burn centers us various forms of silver and silver-soaked bandages for burn victims.”

Silver, however, does not have a “clean bill of health” where traditional medicine is concerned. Even some alternative health practitioners are wary of it. The Mayo Clinic has written negatively about silver:

“Colloidal Silver isn’t considered safe or effective for any of the health claims manufacturers make. Silver has no known purpose in the body. Nor is it an essential mineral, as some sellers of silver products claim.

“Colloidal Silver products are made of tiny silver particles suspended in a liquid — the same type of precious metal used in jewelry, dental fillings, silverware and other consumer goods.

“Colloidal Silver products are usually marketed as dietary supplements that are taken by mouth. Colloidal Silver products also come in forms to be injected or applied to the skin.

“Manufacturers of Colloidal Silver products often claim that they are cure–alls, boosting your immune system, fighting bacteria and viruses, and treating cancer, HIV/AIDS, shingles, herpes, eye ailments and prostatitis.

“However, no sound scientific studies to evaluate these health claims have been published in reputable medical journals. In fact, the Food and Drug Administration has taken action against some manufacturers of colloidal silver products for making unproven health claims.”

Wow, that’s a big negative. But not so fast. Let’s look at the facts:

Silver was used in the early 1900s in the Western Hemisphere as a prime antibiotic and anti-fungal for 30 years—that’s when Big Pharma ushered in antibiotics as a major source of revenue.

We all know the history of antibiotics. As more were created, the pathogenic microbes began evolving along with them becoming more and more resistant, until today, there exist superbugs that are completely impervious to modern-day antibiotics.

We know also that antibiotic use lowers immunity by destroying the gut flora, both good and bad strains. Since silver seems to act by stifling the enzymes pathogens use for survival, pathogens are unable to develop resistance to them. Fortunately, alternative medicine rediscovered Colloidal Silver for healing all sorts of ailments. Here are a few:

1) Prevents infections from burns and promotes faster healing without scarring.

2) Helps to heal ringworm, boils, herpes sores, and warts.

3) In cases of bronchial problems or walking pneumonia, it can be used in a nebulizer.

4) Wards off colds and flu.

5) Can be used safely for ear infections without any harmful side effects. Some use it for eye and nasal infections as well.

6) It can be applied topically for vaginal yeast infections or oral thrush (yeast infection).

7) There has been some success using colloidal silver with AIDS patients. It adds a layer of needed additional immunity while destroying existing pathogens.

There is the caveat that too much silver may be harmful and build up in body tissues over months and years. A blue-grey discoloration of the skin, eyes, internal organs, nails or gums would be an indication that you have used too much, and it doesn’t go away when you stop taking silver products.

Dr. Joseph Mercola, an alternative medicine proponent, osteopathic physician, and web entrepreneur, who researches and writes copiously about all manner of alternative, ancient and controversial medicine wrote recently about the creation of a Silver Safety Pyramid created by the Silver Safety Committee. “It is designed,” wrote Dr. Mercola, “to enable anyone to easily determine safe usage levels of any dietary supplement containing silver, typically referred to as ionic silver or Colloidal Silver. He went on to report:

According to Herbert Slavin, M.D., director of the Institute of Advanced Medicine in Lauderhill, Florida, and a member of the Committee:

“This is an area where confusion and concern developed needlessly. Few things in life are as cut-and-dried as the fact that silver is completely safe when used within normal limits. The U.S. government provides a very clear guideline for the safe oral intake of silver. We’ve simply provided an easy method for applying that guideline to the safe use of any silver supplement product.”

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has a guideline called the Reference Dose (RfD) for safe limits on daily intake of silver. The EPA’s RfD guideline is specifically intended to keep a person’s intake of silver below the level that could possibly discolor the skin.

The Silver Safety Committee consists of doctors, chemistry professors and world leaders in health-freedom advocacy.

Says Jeffrey Blumer, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Center for Drug Research, the world’s largest clinical research center for pediatric drugs, and former director of the Greater Cleveland Poison Control Center:

“Common substances like table salt and aspirin are harmless with normal use, but excessive intake can become toxic and even life-threatening. With normal responsible usage, silver supplements are entirely harmless to humans.”

The Silver Safety Pyramid is based on the Committee’s Silver Safety Guideline, which recommends that a person’s intake of silver from dietary supplements be limited to 25 percent of the EPA’s recommended limit for total daily intake of silver.

It utilizes the Silver Safety Calculation, a simple mathematical formula that enables a person to easily determine how much to take of any silver-containing product to remain within the safety guidelines.

Bonnie Lloyd (pictured above), a long-time member of the GreenAcres supplement team at our store in Bradley Fair, has been most interested in how Sovereign Colloidal Silver, Aloe Vera Juice and a high quality Probiotic work in synergy as a bio-active intestinal health approach.

Since our gut is usually where disease originates, and traditional antibiotics seem to disrupt the natural rhythm of flora in the intestine, this three-prong approach encourages the growth of an individual’s own healthful strains of naturally-occurring bacteria, while discouraging the invasive strains.

If you are interested in learning more about Colloidal Silver and this new three-prong path to gut health, visit with Bonnie or any one of our knowledgeable market team at any of our eight GreenAcres Markets.