Silver; Medical-Health Benefits:
By Walter Sorochan
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Posted 2010; Updated October 23, 2021.

Silver is perceived as a miracle medicine : [ The Ultimate Antibiotic: A Modern Medical Miracle ] Content and references summarized from Silver For Me Encyclopedia

The FDA has cleared ASAP Antibacterial Silver Wound Dressing Gel as a prescription 510(k) medical device enabling ABL to market its ASAP Antibacterial Silver Gel “for use in the management of 1st and 2nd degree burns, stasis ulcers, pressure ulcers, diabetic ulcers, lacerations, abrasions,  skin tears, surgical incision sites, device insertion site wounds, graft sites and donor sites.” In addition, according to the draft package insert, the new product “has in laboratory tests been shown to inhibit the growth of microorganisms such as Staph…E. coli…MRSA and VRE; as well as fungi such as Candida albicans.”  Additional ABL silver sol products are pending approval from  FDA.  FDA Approvals

Silver sol is a miracle medicine. It is better than antibiotics because it disables germs outright; thereby NOT allowing viruses to mutate and survive as another future strain. "Silver products have two key advantages over antibiotics: they work similar to broad-spectrum antibiotics and are not yet associated with drug resistance."  [ 12. Dean, W, et al ]   Partial list of successful medical-health benefits    Homeopathic uses of New silver solution

Instant germ disabler:  Recent silver products are recognized worldwide as instant disablers of organisms harmful to mankind: bacteria, viruses, fungus and yeast; reputed to disable over 650 organisms that cause infections and diseases [ e.g. Aids, malaria, anthrax, deadly flesh-eating MRSA (methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus)][ 34. Life & Health Research Group ] ,swine flu and the common cold,  [ 3. Becker ], [ 38 Natural health & longevity ], [ 66. What Is Colloidal Silver healing ways ]  [ 57. Silver edge Ford UCLA ]

Pathogenic organisms are disabled in three to six minutes or less! [ 10. Crooks Henry ] Numerous opponents to silver's claim being an instant germ disabler point out that these are test tube claims and not human body claims. [ 88. Barrett Quackwatch ]  [ 87. FDA 1999 Federal register notice ]   However, numerous recent tests that have been conducted on living persons support the claim that colloidal silver and silver sol do disable pathogens. 

Cancer therapy potential:    Today's best colloidal silver products make claims to be inexpensive, safe and extraordinarily effective and possibly disabling cancer cells. For example, at a concentration of 10 particles per million (ppm) silver formulations [ as a dietary supplement ] have demonstrated the ability to unravel and check rogue cancer cells in the test tube. Public reports from seven top universities, such as Medical College of Ohio and Tulane, all confirmed silver's powerful counter effects against melanoma, breast and prostate carcinoma, and even osteosarcoma cells. [ 58. The Ultimate Antibiotic: A Modern Medical Miracle ]    Of course this exciting research will require real life studies before its benefits can be completely determined. [ 58. The Ultimate Antibiotic: A Modern Medical Miracle ] Silver colloid [and sol ] is alleged to change all cancer cells back to normal cells.  [ 3 Becker ] [ 1 Apsley ] [ 56. The minute cancer ]   60 mns: Cancer cured by sound waves   |  Managing cancer by Antelman

Bolster immunity & Healing:    Another property of silver is its ability to bolster immunity, healing, foster well-being and prevent illnesses and diseases. There are numerous claims that silver sol and colloidal silver bolster [ stimulates ] our immune system. [ 1. Apsley UPOSH ] [ 6. Brown, G, ], [ 55. The Council On Pharmacy and Chemistry ], [ 12. Dean, W, et al ], [ 17. Ferreyrolles ] ; [ 15. Duhamel ] [ 18. Filippi ], [ 30. Jansson ]

Regenerate tissue: Silver Sol - Colloidal and Regeneration:  Scientists have found that tissue regeneration in humans occurs chiefly in the liver, spleen and bone tissues. However, recent medical research suggests that colloidal silver and silver sol could regenerate other human tissues as well. [ 58. The Ultimate Antibiotic: A Modern Medical Miracle ]

Treatment of skin burns: Topical silver products are being used on burns as one of the few treatments that can keep severe burn patients alive. [ 10. Colloidal silver list of diseases: ]  On November 17, 2009, the FDA approvedASAP® Antibacterial Silver Wound Dressing Gel as a 510(k) medical device “for use in the management of 1st and 2nddegree burns, stasis…pressure…(and) diabetic ulcers, lacerations, abrasions, skin tears, surgical incision sites, device insertion site wounds, graft sites and donor sites.”  FDA Approval

Purifying water supplies:   Nano-technology being interfaced with colloidal silver has opened the door world-wide to using silver filters to purify drinking water on a massive scale. This is especially important in third world countries that have contaminated water. [ 61. - 65. Water ] Colloidal silver can replace expensive and dangerous chlorine as a purifier of drinking water.[ 58. The Ultimate Antibiotic: A Modern Medical Miracle ]

Sanitizing bathrooms, kitchens & public places: Nano-technology is making colloidal silver a safe, inexpensive and effective disinfectant and sanitizer that can be used in homes, restaurants and public places.[ 12. Crooks as germicidal ]

Prevention Against illnesses and diseases:The greatest benefit from a quality silver nano-particle product [ CS ] may be preventative in nature. Deriving such benefit depends on understanding how silver works, how it is absorbed and eliminated in the body. Unfortunately, much of this information is hypothetical and in need of more and better research at this time.

In spite of these limitations, current information supports the idea that silver nano-particles have a great potential to prevent illnesses, diseases and disorders; indeed promote well-being. Wikipedia Based on silver absorption and elimination, it is prudent to conclude that silver sol probably needs to be taken continuously several times a day and continuously from day to day. Two reasons for doing so: The first reason is based on the premise that silver nano-particles need to be present in the body before the body is attacked by pathogens. Taking silver sol after one gets sick may be of little or no benefit in fighting an infection. It is not prevention! The second reason is that silver products are rapidly eliminated from the body; almost as fast as these are absorbed. Silver particles need to be present in the body to destroy pathogens and promote well-being.

In summary, ingesting  silver nano-particles is no different than taking vitamin-mineral supplements on a daily basis. One needs to maintain a constant dosage for silver to be present in the body and for the immune system to work properly.

How soon can you expect silver sol to work in your body? This information is fuzzy and often not discussed. We need more and better research on this. Pathogens are reported to be disabled within six minutes of contact. Information about "In Vivo" or silver inside the body is unclear. And how long do you need to take silver products before you build up a preventive wall is also uncertain, as individuals differ in bolstering the immune system. Bio-individuality comes into play here: " Different strokes for different folks!" Scientists also point out that persons with serious chronic diseases may take a month or longer for their disease to subside or heal; another issue that needs further research and clarification! Refer to the section on: What happens to silver in your body?

Elimination from body: Silver may accumulate in the tissues sufficiently within three to four days for benefits to begin. However, numerous studies and testimonials also point out that real healing in many more complicated illness instances may take a month or longer.

Conflicting claims are made that silver products are eliminated by the kidneys, lymph system and bowel after several days to several weeks. However, there are also conflicting claims that silver is eliminated almost as quickly as it is absorbed by the body. This is an area needing better research! You should also review the anti-silver article by Stephen Barrett, M.D., Colloidal Silver: Risk  Barrett anti silver use