Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Does Colloidal Silver Kill Both Good Bacteria as Well as Bad in the Human Body?

Posted by Neill Abayon

Many purveyors of commercial brands of colloidal silver claim that it does not kill the beneficial microorganisms that colonize the human intestinal tract and provide innumberable benefits to the body such as aiding in the digestion of foods, the extraction of nutrients from those foods, the assimilation of those nutrients throughout the body, and the processing of waste products from the body.

But the truth is, colloidal silver does indeed act as a broad spectrum natural antibiotic. As such, if enough mineral silver reaches the intestinal tract it most certainly can kill off the friendly (i.e., beneficial) bacteria that thrive there.

Colloidal silver simply has no way of knowing a beneficial microbe from an infectious microbe. If the microbe is sensitive to silver, then silver will kill it whether it is a beneficial microbe or an infectious one.

However, taking small daily doses of colloidal silver is not as problematic in this regard as you might think. That's because there are anywhere from three to seven pounds of beneficial microorganisms populating the entirety of the intestinal tract at any point in time. So if you are taking a small daily maintenance dose of colloidal silver – which most researchers put at about one tablespoon to one ounce a day of 5 ppm to 10 ppm in strength – you will not kill off very many of the friendly "gut bugs" that line the intestinal tract.

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CareMan said...

Colloidal silver is absorbed in the stomach and small bowel. It kills the bacteria located there. It never even gets to the large bowel where the "good" bacteria live so these bacteria are left alone.

Colloidal silver products are liquids that contain minute silver particles, the same type of silver that is used in jewelry and traditional dental filings. They are dietary supplements taken orally to assist in the treatment of many conditions, from Morgellons and Lyme disease to water purification and food poisoning. Toxins are ingested every day, from the food and beverages we ingest to the air we breathe. Many food products have been treated with chemicals that genetically alter them from their natural state. Our bodies do not know how to digest these chemicals. As a result, we may feel tired and run down.

In more serious cases we get very ill, with unusually high body temperatures and the inability to keep food in our stomachs. Colloidal silver products have been developed to reach every area of the body to destroy the toxins hiding there, such as bacteria, viruses and any other single celled pathogen. This is done without harm to the naturally occurring enzymes and other chemicals that are essential to maintaining balanced body chemistry. As a result, energy levels increase and we are able to concentrate better. When our immune system is given a boost, we live healthier, more active lives.

Silver has been used as an antiseptic and disinfectant for decades. It kills bacteria in wounds and is used in dressings to treat eternal infections. Colloidal silver is developed using the latest technologies to purify the silver making it safe for internal use. The key to the potency and effectiveness of the product lies in the size of the particles. There are many products that enable users to manufacture similar products at home. However, the dosage and manufacturing instructions are frequently not followed. This causes more harm than good. With so much potential risk, most users choose to purchase products that are certified for zero toxicity.

There are many dangerous pathogens in drinking water in much of the world. In developing countries, colloidal silver is used to clean the water for drinking and for rinsing fresh fruits and vegetables. Many backpackers and international travelers carry this type of product to ensure their water is safe to drink, no matter where they are. These products are odorless and tasteless, and have no proven adverse reactions with medications. When used consistently, it may help improve digestion, and prevent colds. For more information on the benefits of using NutraSilver, visit our web site at

healthzone said...

You said it right. I have been using CS for over a year now and I have also seen some great and magnificent testimonies here. It is really a marvelous gift of nature.

I am selling one of those CS here and it is from Canada actually.

Henry O'Mad said...

Hello, CareMan said...
"It never even gets to the large bowel where the "good" bacteria live so these bacteria are left alone."
and then later said
"Colloidal silver products have been developed to reach every area of the body".

Both statements cannot be true. Also, beneficial bacteria DO occupy the stomach.