Colloidal silver still proves its efficacy in spite of the decision of FDA to ban its use. For over 90 years ago, doctors and medical practitioners use it to their patients for its antimicrobial, antiviral, and life-saving properties. However, due to the influence of Big Pharmaceutical companies, FDA made a rule to notify the public that all over-the-counter colloidal silver products are unsafe. They stated that there is no clear evidence to prove that colloidal silver is really effective in treating diseases. On the other hand, in spite of this, many people and even medical professionals still argued that colloidal silver cures a lot of illness and FDA was wrong for banning the usage of it.

Colloidal silver or nano silver is made by a suspension of silver microscopic particles in a liquid which is usually water. It has been used long ago by many people as a preservative to keep milk and water fresh by protecting it from bacteria, algae, viruses, and other parasites. The usage of colloidal silver only weakened during the 40’s because of the popularity of using branded antibiotics.

Argyria, a condition wherein the person’s skin turned blue, is only one reported side effect of using colloidal silver. However, the condition is rare and it will only be developed when silver is taken in large doses. People who has slower metabolisms and low levels of selenium and vitamin E in the body are the ones prone in developing this condition.

Colloidal silver has a lot of medical uses. Some of these are:

  • Antimicrobial
    If there is one incredible usage of colloidal silver, that would be its ability to kill MRSA (methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus) or most commonly known as the “flesh-eating super bug”. Dr. Robert O. Becker of Syracuse University is the one who discovered such colloidal silver’s ability; however, FDA discredited his findings and due to the lack of funds for continued research, Dr. Becker was forced to close his lab.
  • Disinfectant
    Colloidal silver was used by Russian and International space stations as a disinfectant to purify water. It was listed as one of the most effective disinfectant to purify water in the third world countries by the World Health Organization (WHO).
  • Topical Antiseptic and Anti-fungal
    Nano silver is effective in treating sores, scrapes, wounds, and cuts. It can also cure vaginal yeast infections with continuous application.

Source: Natural News, Colloidal silver cures MRSA infections, purifies water, destroys candida and fights the flu – In spite of FDA ban. Last Accessed: December 26, 2014. View the article screenshot here. Photo Credit: Google Search, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.