Nature's Silver Lining

Natural remedies and solutions for health conscious people

Internal Uses


A study, conducted by the Department of Microbiology at Kyungpook National University in Daegu, Korea, and published in the prestigious Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, found that nano-silver was comparable in effectiveness to Amphotericin B, one of the most powerful prescription antifungal drugs known to man, which is often used intravenously to cure serious systemic fungal infections. The same study also found that nan-silver was superior to the well-known anti-fungal drug fluconazole (popularly known as Diflucan).

In another recently completed study conducted by researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine and the University of Akron, Ohio, and presented at the 105th International Conference of the American Thoracic Society, researchers infected a group of mice with the bacteria Pseudomona aeroginosa. Psuedomona aeroginosa is a common cause of bacterial pneumonia in humans, especially those on ventilators, those with cystic fibrosis or those with compromised immune systems. Once infected, all the mice then inhaled aerosolized nano-particles once per day. In half of the mice, these particles contained antimicrobial particles known as silver carbene complexes (SCCs).

Mice that inhaled the SCCs had significantly lower concentrations of bacteria in their lungs than mice inhaling placebo nano-particles. Most significantly, none of the mice in the SCC group died, while all the mice in the control group did.


Were all those doctors who prescribed silver products and the scientists who conducted the studies liars, scammers and/or quacks? Or could it be that mainstream medicine and its advocates are attacking colloidal and the more effective ionic silver because it really does represent a threat to the hundreds of billions in profits from patented drugs?

Meanwhile millions of people around the world are taking colloidal silver and reporting great results in the treatment or remedy of pneumonia, staph, candida, MRSA, Chrohns, Lyme, the H1N1 flu, and much more.


 


 


Silver activity on bacteria


Silver has a far lower propensity to induce bacterial resistance than classic antibiotics on account of its multi-targeted mechanism of action.
When ionic silver encounters bacterial cells, the silver ions damage bacterial cell walls and interfere with DNA synthesis; silver also denatures proteins and enzymes, and inhibits protein synthesis, effectively killing the bacterium.



Ionic silver


In this ionic form, silver is active as an antimicrobial agent. Ag (silver metal) can only become effective as an antimicrobial agent when it transitions to Ag+ (ionic silver) in the presence of moisture and oxygen. Ionic silver (Ag+) is stabilized by using our Ozone stabilization process, therefore Ag+ can be directly linked to it. All the silver in Super Silver Bullet (Ag) dressing is Ag+ and can be made available. Therefore, only a small amount is required for the dressing to provide antimicrobial activity


No Additives or Coatings


What's more, it is important to note that electrically generated Ionic silver has been demonstrated to be more effective than chemical concoctions of silver, or silver solutions containing unnecessary additives such as gelatin or protein coatings.

For example, in a medical study on colloidal silver's efficacy against HIV (i.e., AIDS virus), scientists tested the idea of coating tiny silver nanoparticles with several different surface chemistries including a "foamy carbon matrix," a polymer and a protein molecule. The goal was to determine if any of these substances would help stabilize the silver particles and aid the silver's anticipated reaction against the virus.
What they discovered, however, is that only the 'free surface' silver nanoparticles in the range of 1 to 10 nanometers interacted with the HIV-1 cells. This basically means the silver needed no help from the other substances. In fact, anything added to the basic silver nanoparticle served only to prevent the metal's interaction with the viral microorganism!

Similarly, Peter Lindemann reports in his 1997 article, Colloidal Silver, A Closer Look, that a study conducted in part by the Institute of Microbiology in Rome, Italy and published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology (Dec. 1992), stated that "Pure electro-colloidal silver out-performed silver nitrate, silver chloride, and silver sulfadiazine as a broad spectrum germicide. For all classes of bacteria, fungus, and mold samples tested, pure electro-colloidal silver worked better, and at much lower concentrations. They concluded that "some additives reduced the effectiveness of the pure silver ion."

 

Silver for skin treatment

 

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Most acne, pimples (zits), blackheads and skin eruptions are caused by bacterial infection, in your skins oil glands. Often due to an overproduction of oils during a hormonal imbalance. Thus, you need a penetrating bacteriacide. There are many medicines that may work but some cause more damage then good, so we suggest an all natural, safe and inexpensive solution of silver ions in pure water.

Ionic Colloidal silver is the premier local antibiotic and also a powerful anti-inflammatory agent. Ionic silver kills the bacteria causing the problem and also eliminates the red, itching inflammatory response!

Acne inflammations can range from mild to severe throughout the course of the disorder, even with appropriate medical care. Women may experience increased outbreaks during menstruation as well as during pregnancy. However it's not unusual for acne to subside during pregnancy.

Most acne sufferers have no scarring or lasting effects if the acne isn't picked at, but deep, cystic acne may leave pitted or "ice pick" scarring.


GENERAL SKIN RASH TREATMENT

Most skin rashes respond quickly to good grades of ionic silver, as it has both strong antibacterial and antivirual actions but also is an immunosupressor for many conditions. Poison ivy, oak and sumac all evoke an immune system over reaction, with skin irritation, itching and often blisters or oozing sores. Application of Ionic silver promptly stops these reactions, for blessed relief. The same usually occurs with other skin rashes. The immumosupressive abilities of Ionized silver is clearly shown when you get a burn and quickly apply the Ionic silver to the affected area! Not only will the pain stop in seconds, but there will be no blister or reddening of the skin. Ditto with sunburn, so apply it a few times while sunbathing!

Please remember that any external infection takes a very long time to wipe out, although you may appear to be healed in days! Internally, your blood vessels and lymphatic system baths each cell every few minutes but externally bacteria have many unreachable hiding spots in your skins many layers, hair folicles and pores, plus they may be on your pillow or clothes and thus reinfect often areas. Further, a skin rash or eruptions may result in deep tissue damage, which will take time to repair, since your skin cells live about 35 days before replacement.

Properly manufactured ionic silver can penetrate your tissues and kill off most bacteria or stop an immune system reaction, but you must continue treatment for weeks or longer, even though it looks great in a few days!

For the ultimate treatment of your skin, consider using Aloe and Vitamin E creams, as an after treatment, once you have reduced the acne or rash infection! They both act as skin cell nutrients, to help repair those damaged cells, while Ionic silver keeps skin bacteria from proliferating and causing more damage.