Monday, November 30, 2015

World-Wide Praise for Colloidal Silver from Clinical Researchers

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Clinical research experts worldwide are singing the praises of colloidal silver, silver ions, silver nanoparticles and other forms of antimicrobial silver. 

Only in the U.S. are medical authorities still clinging to the Big Pharma-inspired notion that silver is “ineffective” or “obsolete.” 

Indeed, many cutting edge clinical researchers from around the world are beginning to admit that colloidal silver and other forms of antimicrobial silver might just be the answer to the worldwide crisis of antibiotic-resistant super-bugs, hospital infections, and other serious problems.

Let’s take a quick look at what some of these researchers are saying…

Hi, Steve Barwick here, for The Silver Edge

Colloidal silver naysayers often make the claim that there’s “no clinical evidence” for the effectiveness of colloidal silver and other forms of antimicrobial silver. 

Of course, that’s a complete crock.  There’s tons of great clinical research demonstrating the effectiveness of colloidal silver, silver ions, nanosilver and other forms of antimicrobial silver against pathogenic microbes. 

In fact, at this link you can find over 100 clinical studies, medical white papers and reports on the effectiveness of various forms of silver against disease-causing pathogens and related disease process.

And thankfully, in spite of the Big Pharma-inspired naysayers, clinical researchers worldwide are now loudly singing the praises of antimicrobial silver. 

For example, below you can read short quotes from clinical studies conducted by researchers from around the globe on various forms of silver and their proven effectiveness against pathogens and disease processes:
  • Egyptian Researchers:  Colloidal Silver Is Superior to Antibiotic Drugs in Effectiveness Against Disease-Causing Pathogens 
"All tested bacteria were resistant to more than one antibiotic.  The important observation was the antibacterial activity of colloidal silver against Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella typhi, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa which exhibits superior effects when compared with other antibiotics."

-- International Journal of Microbiological Research, [1 (1): 33-36, 2010] "Colloidal silver as a new antimicrobial agent," Department of Microbiology at the National Organization for Drug Control and Research in Giza, Egypt
  • Nigerian Researchers:  Colloidal Silver Is Potent Against Drug-Resistant Bacteria 
"Our study has further confirmed the potent antibacterial activity of colloidal silver concentrate against Pseudomonas aeruginosa…In the present study, colloidal silver was shown to demonstrate very potent antibacterial activity against P. aeruginosa isolated from post operative eye infection.

This activity should be urgently explored in the development of highly active antibacterial therapeutic agents to combat the rapidly increasing infectious diseases that currently challenge the present arsenal of antibacterial drugs."

-- Department of Applied Microbiology, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria, and the Department of Pharmaceutics, University of Nigeria, at Nsukka, Nigeria, "In vitro evaluation of the activity of colloidal silver concentrate against Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolated from postoperative wound infection"
  • Iranian Researchers:  Silver Nanoparticles Wipe Out Bacteria Behind Hospital-Acquired Infections 
Hospital-acquired infections are one of the most important causes of complications and mortality in medical centers. These infections have been considered as the sixth leading cause of death in US and Europe. As well, they contribute 10-50 billion dollars to the economic burden annually.

For this reason, we studied the effect of different dilutions of silver nanoparticles on some of the common hospital organisms at specific intervals.  Results: All the three dilutions of silver nanoparticles studied had definite positive effects on the bacteria under study…resulting in more than a 99 percent reduction.

-- Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, IR Iran, “Effect of Silver Nanoparticles on Common Bacteria in Hospital Surfaces”
  • Chinese Researchers:  Silver Ions Beat Staphylococcus aureus and E. coli by Preventing the Pathogens from Replicating 
"Silver ions have long been known to have strong inhibitory and bactericidal effects as well as a broad spectrum of antimicrobial activities.  Some forms of silver have been demonstrated to be effective against burns, severe chronic osteomyelitis, urinary tract infections, and central venous catheter infections...

...To investigate the mechanism of inhibition of silver ions on microorganisms, two strains of bacteria, namely Gram-negative Escherichia coli and Gram-positive Staphylococcus aureus were treated with silver ions and studied using combined electron microscopy and X-ray microanalysis.

Similar morphological changes occurred in both E. coli and S. aureus cells after silver ion treatment. The cytoplasm membrane detached from the cell wall.  A remarkable electron-light region appeared in the center of the cells, which contained condensed deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) molecules. There are many small electron-dense granules either surrounding the cell wall, or depositing inside the cells.

The existence of elements of silver and sulfur in the electron-dense granules and cytoplasm suggested the antibacterial mechanism of silver:  DNA lost its replication ability and the protein became inactivated after the silver ion treatment."

-- Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, Volume 52, Issue 4, 15, “A Mechanistic Study of the Antibacterial Effects of Silver Ions on Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus"; Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
  • Indian Researchers:  Colloidal Silver Prevents Infections by Bacteria, Viruses and Fungi 
"Scientists have discovered that the body's most important fluids are colloidal in nature: suspended ultra-fine particles. Blood, for example, carries nutrition and oxygen to the body cells. This led to studies with colloidal silver (electrical silver atoms).  An electro-colloidal process, which is known to be the best method, is used for manufacturing the colloidal silver.

Colloidal silver appears to be a powerful, natural antibiotic and preventative against infections. Acting as a catalyst, it disables the enzyme that one-celled bacteria, viruses and fungi need for their oxygen metabolism. They suffocate without corresponding harm occurring to human enzymes or parts of the human body chemistry. The result is the destruction of disease-causing organisms in the body and in the food."

 -- Nanotechnology in Medicine and Antibacterial Effect of Silver Nanoparticles, Department of Medicine, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India, published in the Digest Journal of Nanomaterials and Biostructures Vol. 3, No.3, September 2008, p. 115-122
  • Spanish Researchers:  Silver Nanoparticles Make Antibiotic Drugs Work Better 
"Recently, due to the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and the use limitations of antibiotics that can cause serious diseases and is an important public health problem, the synergetic effect of silver nanoparticles with antibiotics has been studied combining silver nanoparticles with different antibiotics like ampicillin, kanamycin, erythromycin and chloramphenicol against gram positive and gram negative bacteria.

The antibacterial activities of these antibiotics increase in the presence of silver nanoparticles against gram positive and gram negative bacteria determined by the disk diffusion method. Different diameters of inhibition zones have been shown around the different antibiotic disk with or without AgNPs.

The combination effect of nanosilver and ampicillin has more potential compared to the other antibiotics and may be caused by both, the cell wall lysis action of the ampicillin and the DNA binding action of the silver nanoparticles (Fayaz et al., 2009).

The antibiotic molecules contain many active groups such as hydroxyl and amido groups, which reacts easily with silver nanoparticles by chelation, for this reason, the synergistic effect may be caused by the bonding reaction with antibiotic and silver nanoparticles."

-- Silver Nanoparticles Interactions with the Immune System: Implications for Health and Disease, CABIMER-Andalusian Center for Molecular Biology & Regenerative Medicine CSIC-University of Seville-UPO-Junta de Andalucia, Seville, Spain 2 Department of Physical, Chemical & Natural Systems, Pablo de Olavide University, Seville, Spain
  • British Researchers:  Silver Successfully Attacks Pathogens Through Multiple Pathways 
"The most important finding is that silver—unlike most antibiotics—works in more than one way. This is perhaps why bacteria may find it difficult to build resistance to the chemical. Here is silver's multi-pronged approach:

First, silver sticks very strongly to sulfur, found in parts of [bacterial] proteins. These sulfur groups normally bond to each other, holding proteins together and keeping the protein folded up in its correct shape. But if silver interacts with sulfur, then the protein cannot fold correctly, and thus it cannot do its job.

Next, silver interferes with how bacteria use iron. Iron is often held in place within proteins by binding to sulfur. Since silver also interacts with sulfur, it blocks the iron from doing so. Finally, silver causes bacteria to produce extremely toxic substances called reactive oxygen species. These go on to cause damage inside the cell, harming the DNA, proteins, and even the membrane that surround cells.

The net result of this silver onslaught is bacteria with severe damage to their basic biochemistry. In addition, the membranes and walls that surround the bacteria are leakier after the silver treatment."

-- Mark Lorch, ARS Technica, Senior Lecturer in Biological Chemistry at University of Hull, UK
  • Korean Researchers:  Nanosilver Is Effective Against Pathogenic Fungal Microbes 
"Many studies have shown the antimicrobial effects of nanosilver, but the effects of nanosilver against fungal pathogens of the skin, including clinical isolates of T. mentagrophytes and Candida species are mostly unknown.

The primary significance of this study is the observation that nanosilver can inhibit the growth of dermatophytes, which cause superficial fungal infections. Nanosilver also exhibited potent antifungal effects, probably through destruction of membrane integrity.

To the author's knowledge, this is the first study to apply nanosilver successfully to dermatophytes and pathogenic fungal strains. Secondly, the fact that preparation method of nanosilver described here is cost-effective is also of importance. Therefore, it can be expected that nanosilver may have potential as an anti-infective agent for human fungal diseases

-- The Silver Nanoparticle (Nano-Ag): a New Model for Antifungal Agents, Dong Gun Lee School of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, College of Natural Sciences, Kyungpook National University, Republic of Korea
  • Japanese Researchers: Silver Nanoparticles Demonstrate Excellent Antibacterial Activity With Low Toxicity for Humans and Animals 
"...It is well known that silver exhibits potent antibacterial properties with low toxicity for humans and animals, by comparison with other metals. Many researchers have recently reported that silver nanoparticles demonstrate excellent antibacterial activity."

-- On-Paper Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles for Antibacterial Applications, Hirotaka Koga and Takuya Kitaoka, Kyushu University, Japan
  • Mexican Researchers:  Silver Nanoparticles Beat Drug-Resistant Super-Pathogens 
"The data presented here prove that silver nanoparticles are effective bactericidal agents regardless of the drug-resistance mechanisms that exist in multidrug-resistant P. aeruginosa, ampicillin-resistant E. coli O157:H7 and erythromycin-resistant S. pyogenes and show the importance of silver nanoparticles in the nosocomial and community environment. Therefore, silver nanoparticles can be recommended as an effective broad-spectrum bactericidal agent."

-- “Bactericidal Effect of Silver Nanoparticles Against Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria,” World Journal of Microbiology, Volume 26, Number 4, 615-621, DOI: 10.1007/s11274-009-0211-3) April 10, 2009
  • Pakistani Researchers:  Silver Ions Are Toxic to Infectious Microbes Without Harming Normal Cells 
"Silver is non-toxic, safe inorganic antibacterial agent being used for centuries and is capable of killing about 650 microorganisms that cause disease. Silver has been described as being 'oligodynamic', that is, its ions are capable of causing a bacteriostatic (growth inhibition) or even a bactericidal (antibacterial) impact.  Therefore, it has the ability to exert a bactericidal effect at minute concentrations.

It has a significant potential for a wide range of biological applications such as antibacterial agents for antibiotic resistant bacteria, preventing infections, healing wounds and anti-inflammatory. Silver ions (Ag+) and its compounds are highly toxic to microorganisms exhibiting strong biocidal effects on many species of bacteria but have a low toxicity toward animal cells."

-- Muhammad Raffi, Synthesis and Characterization of Metal Nanoparticles, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • Scandinavian Researchers:  Colloidal Silver Spray Cures Leg Ulcers 
Study Synopsis: Sixteen patients with leg ulcers were treated with a colloidal silver spray. The solution was applied once daily for the first few days, then twice weekly. The infection subsided in all cases. After instruction, patients performed the therapy at home without supervision. No discomfort or side effects were observed. There was no persistent discoloration of the skin that could be attributed to silver. "In all cases the infection subsided."

-- Haeger, Knut. Preoperative treatment of leg ulcers with silver spray and aluminum foil. Acta Chirurgica Scandinavica, 125, 32-41.
  • Czech Researchers:  Silver Nanoparticles Beat Multi-Drug-Resistant Bacterial Strains 
…silver particles with a narrow size distribution with an average size of 25 nm showed high antimicrobial and bactericidal activity against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, including highly multi-resistant strains such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. 

Antibacterial activity of silver nanoparticles was found to be dependent on the size of silver particles.  A very low concentration of silver (as low as 1.69 μg/mL Ag) gave antibacterial performance.”

-- Silver Colloid Nanoparticles:  Synthesis, Characterization, and Their Antibacterial Activity; Department of Physical Chemistry, Palacký University, Svobody 26, 771 46 Olomouc, Czech Republic, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Palacký University, Czech Republic
  • Canadian Researchers:  Ionic Silver is a Safe, Non-Toxic Bacterial Disinfectant 
"Silver is a disinfectant for non-spore forming bacteria at concentrations about 1000 times lower than the levels at which it is toxic to mammalian life. ...The ionic form of silver is necessary."

-- British Columbia Ministry of Environment, Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Silver, Environmental Protection Department, February 19, 1996
  • Australian Researchers:  Colloidal Silver Safely Stops Staphylococcus aureus Sinus Infections 
“In the safety study, normal saline (control) and 30­ppm colloidal silver solution (test) was used to flush the frontal sinuses for 14 days in 8 sheep (4 sheep each). In the efficacy study, following frontal sinus infection with Staphylococcus aureus, sheep were treated with either control saline or topical silver solution of varying concentrations (30 ppm/20 ppm/10 ppm/5 ppm) for 5 days, with 4 sheep in each group.

Sheep treated with colloidal silver showed a significant decrease in biofilm biomass compared to saline control. Although average blood silver levels were higher in the treated groups compared to controls, blood counts and biochemical parameters were normal. Histology and ciliary structure analysis did not show any difference between control and treatment groups…Conclusion:  Topical colloidal silver solution has effective antibiofilm activity in Staphylococcus aureus CRS in a sheep model and appears safe."

-- “Topical colloidal silver as an anti­biofilm agent in a Staphylococcus aureus chronic rhinosinusitis sheep model”; International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology; The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Department of Surgery, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
  • Turkish Researchers:  Silver Nanoparticles Effective Against Disease-Causing Bacteria and Candida Fungus 
Silver or silver ions have long been known to possess strong inhibitory and bactericidal  effects, as well as a broad spectrum of antimicrobial activities…

In this study, the antimicrobial activity of colloidal silver nanoparticles prepared by the Sol-Gen method was investigated [against] test microorganisms Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Candida albicans, Bacillus subtilis, Salmonella typhimurium, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Klebsiella pneumoniae

It was found that the silver nanoparticles inhibited the growth and multiplication of the tested microorganisms, including the fungus C. albicans. The antimicrobial activity was observed against all tested microorganisms at a very low concentration of 2-4 μg/ml of nano silver.”

-- “Antimicrobial Activity Of Colloidal Silver Nanoparticles Prepared By Sol-Gel Method,” Digest Journal of Nanomaterials and Biostructures, Metallurgical and Material Science Engineering Department at Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey
  • African Researchers:  Silver Nanoparticles Reduce the Growth of Melanoma Tumors and Breast Cancer Cells
Previously, we reported the cytotoxic effect of colloidal silver on MCF-7 breast cancer cell line. However, there is scarce information on its antitumor potential. The aim of this study was to evaluate the anti-tumoral activity of colloidal silver or silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) in a B16F10 melanoma mice model.

In vitro, B16F10 cells were treated with different concentrations of colloidal silver or silver nanoparticles and cell viability was evaluated by MTT method, both treatments had cytotoxic effects against B16F10 cell line. In vivo, B16F10 melanoma cells were implanted in six weeks old C57BL/6 mice.

About 8 days after cells injection, the subcutaneous treatments were started with colloidal silver or silver nanoparticles, tumor volume and tumor weight were evaluated and the difference of treated groups and control demonstrated that melanoma tumor growth was significantly decreased. Our results suggest that colloidal silver or silver nanoparticles could be useful as an anti-proliferative drug, inducing an impairment of tumoral growth.

-- African Journal of Microbiology Research, May 2013, “Potential of colloidal or silver nanoparticles to reduce the growth of B16F10 melanoma tumors”

Much, Much More

Frankly, I could post excerpts from a wide variety of international clinical studies like this all day. There are literally hundreds of them available. 

But hopefully the examples above have given you enough detail to see that researchers from around the world are finding colloidal silver and other forms of antimicrobial silver to be astonishingly effective against infectious microorganisms, as well as other disease processes including cancer.

In the future, I’ll post more examples.  But feel free to browse through the wide array of silver studies posted here.

Make Your Own
Colloidal Silver for Pennies!

Of course, colloidal silver is awfully expensive to use, especially if you’re still buying it in health food stores where the average cost is $5 to $7 per ounce, or $20 to $30 or more for a tiny, four-ounce bottle. 

Thankfully, you can make your own high-quality colloidal silver for a little more than one penny per ounce (about 36 cents a quart) with a new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge. 

What’s more, high-quality colloidal silver is so simple to make at home, anyone who can use a coffee pot has all the skill needed.  Let me demonstrate for you how amazingly simple it is:

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1.) Just plug the two pure .999 fine silver rods into the two jacks in the bottom of the generator box, one on each side of the bubbler tube.

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2.)  Sit the generator box on top of a one-quart glass jar full of pure steam-distilled water, so that the two silver rods and the bubbler tube are immersed in the water.

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3.) Set the handy appliance timer for three hours, and plug it into any convenient grounded household electrical outlet.  

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4.) Plug the generator into the timer and then turn the timer wheel clockwise until you hear the generator start bubbling. The generator will shut off automatically after three hours.

It’s really that easy! You just “Set it, and forget it.” And you get a perfect batch of high-quality micro-particle colloidal silver every time!

When you’re finished, you’ll have a full quart of high-quality micro-particle colloidal silver.  And you can make quart after quart for the rest of your life, for less than 36 cents each! 

Indeed, the set of pure .999 fine silver wire that comes with your generator is enough to make over $24,000 worth of colloidal silver (see here)!

Why should you ever again pay $20 to $30 for a tiny, four-ounce bottle of colloidal silver at the health food store, when you can make your own superior-quality micro-particle colloidal silver for just pennies per quart?

Almost FREE, for the Rest of Your Life!

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Obviously, having the ability to make your own high-quality micro-particle colloidal silver for only a few pennies per quart is about as close as you’ll ever get to having "free" colloidal silver for the rest of your life, any time you or a family member, friend or loved one needs it. 

And because the silver particles produced by this amazing breakthrough in colloidal silver-making technology are as low as .8 nm – a fraction of a single nanometer – their effectiveness against colonies of pathogenic microbes is astonishing. 

Perhaps that’s why so many thousands upon thousands of people absolutely rave over the effectiveness of their homemade micro-particle colloidal silver, as you can see at this web page full of real-life colloidal silver success stories. 

Discover How Easy It Is…

If you’d like to learn more about making your own high-quality colloidal silver for just pennies per quart, you can…

  • Read how unbelievably simple it is to make your own high-quality colloidal silver for less than 36 cents a quart, here. 
  • Learn why the Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator is the world’s #1 best-selling colloidal silver generator, here. 
  • Find out how to save a whopping $100 on a brand new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator, here. 
Meanwhile, I’ll be back next week with another great article on colloidal silver….

Yours for the safe, sane and responsible use of colloidal silver,

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Monday, November 23, 2015

Colloidal Silver for Colitis and Other Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

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Inflammatory bowel diseases including various forms of colitis seem to be becoming endemic in the population.

The CDC estimates, for example, that some 1.3 million people in the U.S. alone now suffer from colitis and other inflammatory bowel diseases, and that between nine and 12 people per every 100,000 people per year end up with inflammatory bowel disease in the U.S. 

Colitis can be acute, but self-limiting.  Or it can be chronic, which is to say, persistent and ongoing. 

What’s more, it can be triggered or exacerbated by infections such as E. coli, Salmonella, C. difficile, Shigella spp, Yersinia enterocolitis, Aeromonas spp, or Campylobacter (which is associated with an eight to 10 times higher risk of developing ulcerative colitis), or certain intestinal parasites. 

Additionally, it can be associated with autoimmune or genetic factors.

Is colloidal silver helpful for colitis and other inflammatory bowel diseases?  Here’s what we know so far…

Hi, Steve Barwick here, for The Silver Edge

I’m continually asked whether or not colloidal silver might be an effective remedy for the various forms of colitis and the painful flare-ups involved. 

Unfortunately, there are to my knowledge zero clinical studies demonstrating silver to be effective against colitis or other inflammatory bowel and intestinal diseases.

However, a number of people have posted online that they‘ve found colloidal silver to be very helpful for these types of conditions.

Previously, I posted an article on Colloidal Silver and Crohn's Disease to The Silver Edge website, which includes several lengthy testimonials from Crohn's sufferers who found profound relief after using colloidal silver. 

If you suffer from Crohn’s disease, you might want to read it. 

What About Colitis?

Over the years I've also received a small handful of testimonials (anecdotal accounts) from people suffering from various forms of colitis.  Here's one of the latest:

"I have ulcerative colitis and it has proven to be successful in ending flare-ups by using colloidal silver in an enema. I also use it as a cleaning agent in the kitchen & bathroom.  Thank you for providing the endless opportunities and uses for your product.” 

-- Philip S., Littlerock, CA

That's interesting, because the gentleman is apparently gaining relief from colitis flare-ups by using colloidal silver rectally. 

However, since I’ve never used colloidal silver rectally, I can’t comment with any degree of authority on this particular usage beyond what the anecdotal account above states.

Another colitis sufferer posted something similar on the website.  She wrote:

I was diagnosed with UC five years ago at the age of 24. According to the colonoscopy 70% of my colon was inflamed and full of ulcers…”

[She went on to describe how she’d used Vitamin E enemas of up to 8,000 IUs per day for about two weeks to help stop the flare-ups and provide relief.  They worked at first, but later stopped working.  So she switched to colloidal silver after reading that pathogenic microbes might be at the root of her problem.  And the colloidal silver treatment did the trick.  Here’s what she wrote:]

“The only thing I could think of at this point that I hadn’t tried for ulcerative colitis was colloidal silver. I had come across it while researching other things and had bought it for treating flu. It did help with flu and my mother was especially happy as it was the first thing that stopped her lip herpes from coming out.

“Having done micro-enemas, I decided to try micro-enemas with colloidal silver.
For 1 week, I used approximately 25 ml of colloidal silver after bowel movements. Lied down for 15 min to ensure it stays in…

“After 3 days my stool got harder and bigger and there was no blood. I thought this is probably the bacteria in my intestines being killed…

“By the 7th day I could barely go to the toilet and it really hurt. I stopped and started drinking kefir twice a day. 3-4 days later my stools started going back to normal. Still no blood or mucus.

“I ate the foods that previously affected me and even drank a bit of alcohol on two occasions (less than half a glass though). Nothing!

“After a month and a half I took my stool to test for occult blood which had been positive since I was diagnosed. They tested it three times and found no occult blood.

“Now I eat normally. I do eat healthy but I eat without thinking though somewhat cautious. I decided to do another 7 days of colloidal silver just to ensure that there is nothing that should be dead but isn’t. It’s second day and my stool was already harder than yesterday.

“This time I am taking olive leaf extract instead of wild oregano oil which is another natural antibiotic.

“It’s the first time in the past 12 months that there is no blood or mucus. I was constantly on and off.

“I don’t claim to have been cured or anything but if there is anyone out there willing to give it a shot, I am really interested and hopeful to see if they get the same results as me.

“I think just colloidal silver enema will be more than enough. Make sure to supplement it with a probiotic afterwards. I really hope it will help someone out there.  25 ml, once a day with an enema syringe or whatever else you find.”

When asked to explain more about how she gave herself the colloidal silver enemas, she wrote as follows:

Well to be honest I just used a dropper I had from another liquid vitamin bottle that I’d finished. I washed that with hot water (no soap) and used it.

“You can definitely use a baby nasal syringe or something similar. I bought a 200ml bottle of colloidal silver from Higher Nature, but I believe any brand will work.  I just found this one and divided it into approximate 25 ml doses over 8 days right after my bowel movement.

“It should take about 5 minutes max and then you must lie on your left side for about 15 minutes. Also, I’d suggest using some Vaseline on the tip of the dropper or syringe you are going to use.

“In the afternoon or evening I drank kefir but you can take a probiotic if that works for you.

Another ulcerative colitis sufferer wrote:

I tried the colloidal silver enema in the morning for two weeks now. It has helped reduce the bleeding by about 30%. It did not completely alleviate it as it did with you but at least it’s move in the right direction so I’ll continue for a while.”

And another ulcerative colitis sufferer who tried this same method wrote:

I wanted to give you an update. The vit E enemas turned out to be a dead end so I moved on to the colloidal silver enemas. I did not get the rapid results you did, and ended up doing 2 weeks.

By the end of the two weeks, the blood was 90% gone which is great but still no full remission. The good news is I have maintained this level even after stopping the enemas.” 

So the colloidal silver enema technique clearly works better for some colitis sufferers than for others.  And this may have a lot to do with whether or not an active infection is involved in the disease process. 

Colloidal silver, of course, is a well-known natural antimicrobial substance, considered by some to be the most powerful natural infection-fighting agent in the world. 

But in cases where the ulcerative colitis might be originating from genetic or auto-immune factors, then silver’s well-known anti-inflammatory properties might still provide at least some relief since inflammation is such a large part of the disease process. 

Most of the people using colloidal silver enemas for colitis say that afterwards they’d also supplement with a good probiotic supplement, or with natural probiotic foods like yogurt, homemade kefir or even sour cabbage (i.e., fermented veggies). 

The reason for the supplementation with probiotics is to help restore to the bowels any beneficial intestinal microbes that might have been killed by the colloidal silver enemas. 

According to an article titled “10 Top Items for Addressing Ulcerative Colitis Naturally,” which appeared on and was written by our old friend and investigative reporter Tony Isaacs:

Colloidal silver combined with probiotics can be very effective against ulcerative colitis.

Colloidal silver helps eliminate bad intestinal bacteria as well as any other pathogens which have invaded the affected areas.

Colloidal silver also aids healing.

Since colloidal silver may also eliminate beneficial bacteria, it is essential to take probiotics separate from the colloidal silver.

Probiotics are themselves among the most popular inflammatory bowel disease remedies.

Friendly bacteria that reside in the gut help manage ulcerative colitis because they help control the number of potentially harmful bacteria, reduce inflammation, and improve the protective mucus lining of the gut.

A University of Alberta study found that probiotic supplementation of 3,600 billion bacteria a day for 6 weeks resulted in 53 percent of the patients having remission and another 24 percent having noticeable improvement.”

What Tony’s talking about in his article is the theory of competitive inhibition.  After you use colloidal silver to get rid of the pathogens, you want to restore the levels of beneficial microbes in your intestinal tract through probiotic supplementation. 

In other words, the good bacteria tend to outcompete any disease-causing microbes that might still be in the intestinal tract, keeping them from forming large colonies, spreading and exacerbating the colitis condition. 

What the Experts Are Saying

In an older edition of Dr. Balch's bestselling book, Prescriptions for Natural Healing, he wrote (in the section describing various health conditions that respond favorably to colloidal silver usage) that silver could be used both orally or "applied topically" for ulcerative colitis.  He stated, on page 667:

Ulcerative Colitis – “A natural broad-spectrum antiseptic that fights infection, subdues inflammation, and promotes healing. Can be taken by mouth or applied topically.”

Colitis is also mentioned as one of the conditions for which colloidal silver had been found useful before the advent of prescription antibiotic drugs. 

And There’s More…

What's more, Alfred Searles, in his circa 1920's book, The Use of Colloids in Health and Disease, wrote that taking colloidal silver orally can be helpful for colitis as well as for other bowel and intestinal inflammatory conditions.  Searles stated:

"Taken internally, the particles of colloidal silver are resistant to the action of dilute acids and alkalies of the stomach and consequently...pass into the intestine unchanged. The importance of this is obvious in such conditions as ulcerative urticaria...dermatitis... dysentery, diarrhea and colitis."

Finally, the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine mentioned colitis in one of their bulletins, explaining that it’s one of the conditions colloidal silver has been helpful against in the past.  They wrote:

"Among the conditions colloidal silver has controlled are severe burns, acne, boils, candida and yeast infections, chronic fatigue syndrome, digestive problems and colitis... however these uses of colloidal silver are not clinically proven."

And that's the issue: 

Colloidal silver has not been clinically proven for any medical treatment.  But some people suffering from inflammatory bowel diseases have indeed found it to be of benefit.  That might make it worth trying, just to see. 

However, from a strictly layman’s point-of-view, I'd recommend that if you have colitis and you choose to try oral doses of colloidal silver, you start small, using only typical mineral supplementation doses (i.e., only a teaspoonful several times a day at first) to make sure it doesn't irritate the issue. 

Everybody's biologically different.  What helps one person might not help another.  And there are always rare subsets of people who don’t handle nutritional supplements well, or whose conditions might be exacerbated by a supplement. 

By starting small, you can judge whether or not there’s any relief, and titrate the dosage upwards, gradually, a teaspoon full at a time, until the best relief is found. 

You might also want to obtain a copy of the 30-page Colloidal Silver Safe Dosage Report, which is available FREE by email, and which explains how to determine your maximum safe daily dosage rate based on your body weight and the ppm of the colloidal silver product you’re using.

And of course, if you’re adventurous, you might consider trying the colloidal silver enemas, as described above by people who have successfully used them.  

Finally, since the various forms of colitis are very serious conditions, should you decide to try colloidal silver you should definitely let your specialist know what you’re doing.  That way, he (or she) can monitor your progress.  

Where to Obtain High-Quality Colloidal Silver

Colloidal silver is available in almost every health food store in America.  It's also available online at or, or many other websites. 

Some people prefer the Sovereign Silver brand, at a 10 ppm concentration And others prefer the ASAP Colloidal Silver brand, at 24 ppm concentration.  They're both widely considered to be excellent choices. 

If you try colloidal silver and find that it helps you overcome your Crohn’s symptoms, you’ll then likely want to look into purchasing a home colloidal silver generator so you can make your own colloidal silver for less than 36 cents a quart, rather than paying $20 or $30 for a tiny four-ounce bottle at health food stores.

By making your own high-quality colloidal silver so inexpensively, you’ll also be able to use colloidal silver for its many disinfectant qualities, such as: 

  • Spray colloidal silver onto kitchen counter tops to kill germs, mold, mildew and other microbes 
  • Soak your store-bought fruits and vegetables in it to eradicate potentially harmful bacteria and fungus from the food surfaces 
  • Clean and decontaminate faucets, door knobs, and other contact surfaces such as your kitchen cutting board or that filthy blade on your kitchen can opener 
  • Add a couple of ounces to your daily laundry as a natural antiseptic agent that will keep clothes, bath towels, dish rags, and other fabrics fresh and germ-free for weeks on end 
  • Soak your toothbrush in it to prevent microbial contamination 
  • Spray it around sinks, bathtubs and other surfaces to stop mold and mildew in its tracks 
  • Spray it topically onto cuts and burns for prevention of infection and to stimulate rapid wound healing 
  • Add it to your pet’s water bowl to resolve internal infections and help prevent illness
  • Gargle with it to eradicate sore throats 
  • Put it into a spray atomizer and sniff it up your nose to eliminate sinus infections 
  • Add a drop or two into your eyes to stop Pink Eye or styes in a single afternoon 
  • Spray your store-bought meats and other fresh foods with colloidal silver before refrigerating, to kill any nasty pathogens such as MRSA on the food surfaces 
And, of course, you can safely use colloidal silver internally to stop colds and flu in their tracks… alleviate intestinal infections…stop urinary tract infections…cure upper respiratory infections…wipe out infection-based prostate problems…and much, much more!

Get Educated
  • To learn how tens of thousands of people are curing their own infections with safe, natural colloidal silver, see the real-life colloidal silver success stories at this link.  
  • To learn how truly simple it is to make your own high-quality colloidal silver for less than 36 cents a quart, click here
  • To learn what makes the Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator superior to conventional colloidal silver generators, click here.
  • To save $100 on a new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator, click here. 
Meanwhile, I’ll be back next week with another great article on colloidal silver….

Yours for the safe, sane and responsible use of colloidal silver,

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