COLLOIDAL SILVER AND SAFETY CONCERNS What are the two most important questions which you should answer in your mind before popping in a pill or taking any over-the-counter drug, or any nutritional supplement? “Is the product safe?” and “does it have any side-effects?” Most people don’t give much weightage to such question. This is a serious situation and must be addressed. Colloidal silver is one such product about which not much information is available in the public domain. Many companies make tall claims that colloidal silver is a cure-all and that their colloidal silver products have no side-effects. Before we further explore such issues, let us first understand more about colloidal silver. Most people view silver (chemical symbol Ag) as a semi-precious metal which can be used for ornamental purposes, making utensils and in chemical works. Not many people know that silver has some medicinal properties. Historical records will show that silver has been in use for its medicinal purposes even in the days before Jesus Christ. It worked as an anti-microbial tool for the doctors of those times. Historically, colloidal silver was also used as an internal medication to treat a variety of diseases. Their use was largely discontinued in the 1940s, due to the development of safe and effective modern antibiotics and concern about adverse side effects. These were the significant benefits of colloidal silver. Colloidal silver is a suspension of microscopic silver ions in a suitable liquid. The simplest method of making Colloidal Silver is to place an electrical charge on a silver anode and a cathode (negative electrode) in water. Some people also use colloidal silver generator to prepare colloidal silver in their home. Phyllis A. Balch and Dr. James F. Balch write in Prescription for Nutritional Healing, “Topically, it can be used to fight fungal infections of the skin or nails and to promote the healing of burns, wounds, cuts, rashes, and sunburn. It can be used on toothaches and mouth sores, as eye drops and as a gargle to fight tooth decay and bad breath. It can also be used as sterilizer and can even be sprayed on air-conditioning filters and air ducts and vents to prevent germs from growing." However, the mainstream medical community says that silver has no known in the body and is not an essential mineral supplement. Despite these concerns about safety and effectiveness, people still buy colloidal silver as a dietary supplement and use it for a wide range of ailments. Users are advised to check for proper safety certificates if they plan to use colloidal silver.
The New Silver Solution® is one of the safest solutions in the market. All silver solutions are thoroughly tested. All silver products that need to be ingested must have the required toxicity rating. Most heavy metals like mercury, lead, silver etc. are known to possess anti-microbial properties. But all these metals are also toxic in nature and pose risks to human health. Out of all these metals, silver is the least toxic. The New Silver Solution®, unlike other colloidal silver generators, has undergone scientific testing for toxicity levels. It gives clear instructions when it comes to the quantity of colloid silver solution which should be used. This colloidal silver formulation has also gone through the rigors of independent lab analysis regarding its efficacy as an antimicrobial agent.