Colloidal Silver info-bits

We often keep our blogs easy to read and light hearted, but buckle up because there is some fun and valuable info below.

For those of us who have been seeking alternative and holistic medicine the concept of colloidal silver is probably quite familiar. You might have heard that Alexander the Great’s troops kept their water supply in silver vessels or that wagon train pioneers, travelling through the Wild West, used to put a silver dollar in the water barrel to keep the water pure, or how farmers would put a silver coin in the milk bucket while milking the cows.

For those paying attention, silver has been a very successful alternative approach for many medical situations. It has even reached the mainstream in the form of silver-soaked bandage line from Curad. According to the bandage company: “Laboratory testing showed that silver reduced bacterial growth like Staph. aureaus, E. coli, E. hirae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa -- a powerful germ that does not respond to many antibacterials -- in the dressing for 24 hours.”

Silver-coated urinary catheters are used to help reduce urinary tract infections (UTIs) -- studies showed they reduced the incidence of UTI by 47 percent and it even made its way into washing machines are now, for better or worse, using silver ions to kill bacteria.

According to research source: Acupoll Precision Research, April 2003 Beiersdorf, Inc.] Silver inhibits the growth of bacteria by deactivating the bacteria’s oxygen metabolism enzymes. In turn, this destroys the bacteria’s cell membranes stopping the replication of the bacteria’s DNA.

But not all silver products are created equal.....

The difference between good and bad products is illustrated by a study carried out by Dr. Ron Leavitt of BYU University, and reported by Deseret News, Tuesday, May 16, 2000. The right to publish this information came under some dispute (the medical monopoly does not like competition to its pills) but despite that fact the information exists in the public domain.

According to Leavitt, The data suggested that with the low toxicity associated with colloidal silver, in general, and the broad spectrum of antimicrobial activity of colloidal silver means that it may be effectively as an alternative to antibiotics.

The original study compared a good quality colloidal silver against tetracyclines, fluorinated quinolones (Ofloxacin), the penicillins, the cephalosporins (Cefaperazone) and the macrolides (Erythromycin). Among the microbes tested were streptococcuses, pneumonia, E. coli, salmonella, and shigella.

There was also some mention of alkalinity as well a particle size being a big difference maker associated with improving the product quality and effectiveness. This is where our Salus Structured Silver is such an improvement over historical colloidal silver solutions.

The Salus Defense Structured Silver has a tetrahedral colloid combination charged with alkalinity. When combined with small particles, with a mean average of about 2 nanometers, it results in a vastly larger surface area of silver for a given concentration.

Because of this, Salus Defense is potentially more effective than those products with much larger particles and much higher ppms.

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