What happens to silver in your body?
By Walter Sorochan
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Caution: Always consult with your medical-health practitioner before ingesting colloidal silver.  

Silver products may be absorbed into the human body through mostly the mucous membranes  of the mouth, vagina, anus and nose; and the skin.   Toxicological profile for silver. (ATSDR). 1990

Mouth: Regular colloidal silver [ CS ]  and silver sol users most often drink silver orally. Silver, like food and water that are ingested through the mouth, passes through the digestive tract. Some of it will be absorbed into the blood stream, then deposited and stored in tissues. Remaining silver in the blood stream will be metabolized in the liver, then filtered out by the kidney and excreted in the urine. Left over undigested waste from the large intestine is excreted as feces.

Mouth Direct absorption into blood stream: Swishing the solution under the tongue briefly before swallowing results in more rapid absorption directly into the blood stream.

Nose: Silver in a nasal spray dispenser has been used to reach the sinuses and nasal passages. "Colloidal and sol silver is painless on cuts, abrasions, in open wounds, skin burns, and even in a baby's eyes because, unlike some antiseptics, it does not destroy tissue cells." [ 38. Natural health & Longivity ] [ 3 Becker ]

Skin: Silver sol solution, when rubbed on the skin, is reputed to be absorbed in about two minutes. Silver solution can also be sprayed externally onto cuts, scrapes or burns. [ 10. Colloidal silver list of diseases: ]  In cases of minor burns, silver sol may hasten healing, reducing the possibility of scar tissue and infection.

Elimination: Silver is reported to be eliminated instantly from the body, leaving a small amount to disable pathogens.  Silver may build up over time and be eliminated by the kidneys, lymph system and bowel after several days to several weeks of ingestion. [ 38. Natural health & Longivity ]

Waiting time to act inside body: After three to four daysof continuous ingestion, silver may accumulate in the tissues sufficiently for benefits to begin. [ 38. Natural health and Longivity ] Recent laboratory studies accepted by FDA indicate that silver sol nano-particle products disable pathogens within four to eight days; depending on the dosage per day and microbe.

"Silver seems to be purged from the body (mostly through urine) at about the same rate at which it is consumed. Furthermore, upon terminating silver product intake, it appears that as much as half the silver residing in body tissue will be purged (through urine and feces, but more and more through feces as time goes on) in less than a month. Even this relatively short residence time could be reduced substantially if several liters of water were consumed daily." [98. Altman ]

The concentration of silver nano-particles in the body drops significantly within four hours. Most of it is quickly eliminated from the body. This being the case, silver needs to be constantly replenished for it to have a preventative effect against viral and bacterial infections.

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