“Let food be thy medicine.” – The father of medicine, Hippocrates. Most research claims he was the first to describe colloidal silver’s antimicrobial benefits of healing and anti-disease properties. In the 1800s, silver’s antimicrobial and faster wound-healing properties were used as battlefield medicine. Even silver-based water purification systems are now used on international space stations to protect the health of astronauts.
The benefits of colloidal silver are still being discovered and used today! Most people take it as a supplement, but it can also be found in wheat, fish, mushrooms, and some milk (cow, sheep, goat, etc.) The most common use cases are taking advantage of its antitumor, antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antiviral properties. Colloidal Silver can help fight off common bacteria and viruses responsible for pink eye, sinus infections, ear infections, pneumonia, shingles, and a host of other ailments.
What Is Colloidal Silver?
In short, it is a solution of tiny silver particles suspended in a liquid base. It also goes by the names of: Ag, Argentum, or silver. These days, colloidal silver is a generic term for a wide range of silver supplements.
Here are the basic categories of silver supplements:
- Bio-Active Silver Hydrosol is a mixture of silver ions and silver nanoclusters (the smallest particles achievable—composed of only 99.999% pure silver and purified water. This is the only kind I suggest using, and you can buy it here.
- Colloidal Silver consists of tiny particles of metallic silver suspended in water. Please beware of words like “True Colloidal Silver” and “Pharmaceutical Grade.” Both are just meaningless marketing terms.
- Ionic silver solutions do not contain silver particulates and often have chemical stabilizers added to extend their shelf-life. They are made from silver ions stabilized with other reagents or compounds.
- Homemade colloidal silver can be risky to use because it is produced without the controls necessary in order to verify its concentration, purity, as well as amount of bio-active silver and particle size. They are often made from low-quality, uncontrolled silver concentrations and can be dangerous to your body.
How To Take Colloidal Silver
Here are a few ways and reasons to take colloidal silver. These are just suggestions and not targeted to your specific health needs. If you have any questions, concerns, or ideas, please talk to your BCC Coach to see what approach may be best for your healing journey.
- Enhancing your overall immune function. Take 1 tsp by mouth, hold for 1 minute and swallow, before and after events that could expose you to certain pathogens. These events could include flying on an airplane, staying with family members and their young children, work conferences, etc.
- Healing from viral, respiratory, and sinus infections. Add a few drops of a neti pot or spray directly up your nose. You can also add drops to a nebulizer and breath it in.
- Soothing symptoms from a cold or flu. Start using at the first sign of illness.
- Recovering from bacterial infections such as ear infections or infected body wounds. Try placing 2–3 drops on the infected area twice a day.
- Supporting general first aid. It can be useful to quickly heal minor cuts, burns, scrapes, bites, and bruises.
Colloidal Silver’s Breast Cancer Benefits
While studying the antitumor potential of colloidal silver is new, there are a few promising studies.
This study, published in January 2022, concluded: “Based on numerous publications in recent years, it seems obvious that nanoparticle-based treatment of various tumors is regarded as a novel, attractive strategy to improve cancer therapy. These materials, such as AgNPs, can accumulate in the tumor tissues, interact with the different cancerous and stromal cells in this microenvironment, get internalized into the cells, where they activate a number of signaling pathways, and trigger mitochondrial dysfunction, oxidative stress, autophagy, ER stress, and various ways of cell death. Apart from a direct anti-cancer activity, AgNPs might serve as delivery platforms of various cytotoxic drugs or enhance the anti-cancer performance of combinational partners upon chemo or radiotherapy.”
An older study from 2010 found that, “Colloidal silver had dose-dependent cytotoxic (a substance that kills cancer cells) effect in MCF-7 breast cancer cells through induction of apoptosis (cell death), Conclusion: The present results showed that colloidal silver might be a potential alternative agent for human breast cancer therapy.”
Where To Buy The Best Version Of Collodial Silver
The only brand of colloidal silver I trust is Argentyn 23™’s exclusive proprietary formula, and it is sold at the Breast Cancer Conqueror Store. You can learn about their first-in-class laboratory capabilities here and regulatory compliance policies here.
You can also compare Argentyn 23® Bio-Active Silver Hydrosol with most of the leading brands via their Comparison Tool. It’s truly fascinating to see the difference! Most importantly, it is critical to know how exactly how much you should take a day, and how to take it, for your specific body type and needs. Working with a BCC private coach can help guide you through each step of your journey to vibrant health!
P.S. It can be used for your pets!
Not all human supplements and medicines should be used on our furry babies, so you should always check with your vet first. However, colloidal silver has been known to work well as a pet antibiotic. If your pet has ringworm, an ear infection, a cut, inflamed eyes, and so forth, colloidal silver could be just the cure you are searching for! Because it doesn’t burn, it can be applied directly to your pet’s ear, eye, wound, etc.
Disclaimer: Colloidal silver is not for everyone. It is not FDA-Approved. Some studies have found that certain colloidal silver products can build up in the body’s tissues and put you at risk of developing a skin condition called argyria. Therefore, before ingesting colloidal silver, please talk with your medical team and test it on a small patch of skin before applying it topically.