Colloidal silver uses has been utilized by many people and sold through many natural health food stores and chains for many years. This product has been produced by quality manufacturers and has claimed to work as a natural antibiotic to help kill any bacteria, fungal or viruses. The product comes in the form of a liquid and is much of the time consumed with an eye dropper full under the tongue 3-4 times a day to kill these germs. They say that these germs are suffocated out by the colloidal silver and they die and go away through our body’s waste system.
Other colloidal silver benefits, includes that the product can be used topically. This means that it can be put on insect bites, sores, scrapes, and bruises to help them to heal and fade away. Even though there have been claims that this product is very beneficial and does not damage the good bacteria’s in our bodies that help to fight off infections and such in a natural way, there are advocates that say none of this has been proven. They say that this product has no supportive scientific evidence that it works or does what it says it can do.
What Are The Concerns?
• There is no proven evidence that Colloidal silvers benefits outweigh its risks
• Some say that silver in our bodies can cause a disease called argyria
• The FDA is issuing a rule establishing that all OTC drugs containing colloidal silver
As an ingredient, are not to be recognized as safe
Why Are There Concerns?
The main reasons that there are concerns about this product and many more like it is that there is no scientifically proven documentation to show the results if this products benefits outweighs its risks. There are advocates against this product that have concerns because our bodies are not designed to digest and rid ourselves of metals. Some of them claim that the small pieces of silver in the product will adhere to our cells including our skin. This disease is called argyria and there is no cure for the human body to remove medals other than iron from our systems.
Iron has to be moved medically by removing blood from our bodies and as we make the new blood to replace what was removed the iron would not be in the new blood so our iron counts will lower. They state that there is no such a procedure from silver products and the silver products will show through our skin as we are in the sun, causing our skin to turn to an ashy color. So in 1999 the FDA or Food and Drug Administration ruled that any product that contained silver for medical purposes could not be label as safe or effective. With all of this controversy that surrounds these products both on the good and the bad affects from its use, no one has a definite answer. So if you as a consumer decide that you are going to continue using silver water you are basically doing it at your own risk.