Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Should You Pay Through the Nose for NanoSilver Toothpaste?

Here's an interesting link to a web site selling a "value pack" (their words, not mine) of nanosilver-based toothpaste and toothbrushes.
As you can see from the image to the left, apparently you get four toothbrushes and four tubes of nanosilver toothpaste.

And the cost? Drum roll, please...a whopping $49!

Yikes...Isn’t There a Better Way?

Now I've got nothing against a commercial product like this.

But really, why pay $49 for this product, when you can simply put a few cents worth of high-quality home-made colloidal silver into a small pump spray bottle, and spray it onto your toothbrush each morning after applying your usual toothpaste?

You'll actually get far better antimicrobial protection, for a lot less money using the do-it-yourself method!


Because your homemade colloidal silver is fresh and highly electrically charged, which are the two criteria Dr. Robert O. Becker, MD discovered were vital for the healing of skin and soft tissues, and for maximum protection against infectious microorganisms.

Don't get me wrong. It's GREAT to see more silver-based products hitting the marketplace. I’m all for it!

But do you really believe there’s anywhere close to $49 (or even $5) worth of infection-fighting nanosilver in a product like this?

Not me. Knowing what I know about commercial manufacturers of silver-based products, I doubt there’s even ten cents worth of silver in any one of those toothpaste tubes.

You’re mostly paying for the packaging.

The Old-Fashioned Way

So color me old-fashioned.

But I'd rather just spray a few cents worth of homemade colloidal silver onto my toothbrush each day, than pay through the nose for a commercial product like this.

After all, the costs of over-the-counter commercial products like this one are never-ending. You use them up and you have to spend another $49 to get more. For the rest of your life.

Is it trendy? Well, yes, I suppose so. Is it cost-effective? No. Not at all...

...At least, not compared to the tiny cost of making your own colloidal silver with a high-quality colloidal silver generator such as the new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Colloidal Silver and Ulcers

Study Synopsis: 88 patients with peptic ulcers orally ingested tablets containing colloidal silver oxide over a period of 9 days.

Within 6 weeks, all cases except one were healed. The particle size of the silver oxide was "three-tenths of a micron and smaller."

The study was conducted by researchers Larry J. Rendin, Carl L. Gamba, and Wallace M. Johnson in 1958, and published in the Pennsylvania Medical Journal. 61: 612-614. It was titled Colloidal oxide of silver in the treatment of peptic ulcer.

Comment: This study was conducted in 1958, long BEFORE it was discovered that many if not most peptic and duodenal ulcers are caused by a bacteria called Heliobacter pylori.

Back then, most stomach ulcers were "cured" by surgery. And as more and more people got ulcers the expensive surgeries became extremely lucrative for doctors and hospitals. So much so that any mention of bacteria as a cause of ulcers was ridiculed and reviled.

Today we know better, of course. Indeed, the most common medical treatment for ulcers is prescription antibiotic drugs along with a Pepto Bismol-type product and stomach acid blockers.

Would Colloidal Silver Work?

Would colloidal silver do the trick, just as well?

It remains to be seen. To my knowledge, no studies have been done on silver and ulcers since the above-mentioned 1958 study.

But...based upon the above study, and considering the fact that diabetic foot ulcers respond extremely well to wound dressings that emit silver ions –

-- it would seem there’s a pretty good chance colloidal silver might be a powerful natural remedy for this painful malady which afflicts millions of people every year.

What about mixing colloidal silver with Pepto Bismol, and taking it an hour or more before meals, as a means of keeping the silver particles in direct contact with the ulcerated stomach lining longer?

Hmmm. Anybody out there with a stomach ulcer game enough to try it?

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Silver-Impregnated Clothing v/s Adding Colloidal Silver to the Laundry

On Monday a member of the Colloidal Silver Secrets Group on Facebook sent me a private message…

…pointing out that Cabela’s – the well-known outdoor clothing catalogue company – has silver-impregnated X-Static short-sleeve crew shirts on sale at better than 50% off right now.

Silver-Based Fabrics That Fight Infection!

X-Static is the silver-embedded fabric I first wrote about a number of years ago in my article “Big Business Goes Into Silver-Based Antimicrobials in a BIG Way.”

In that article, I pointed out that X-Static is the same brand of silver-impregnated clothing that famous sports cyclist Lance Armstrong, six-time USPS Tour De France champion, wore during his last Tour De France win.

According to Dr. Jeff Spencer, a former champion cyclist who served as the chiropractor for the USPS Cycling Team, Armstrong’s special silver-impregnated suit was designed to "provide both antimicrobial action and the ability to promote healing while allowing the cyclist to remain active on his bicycle, both very important considerations."

Expensive Stuff…Interesting Beneficial Qualities!

It’s generally very expensive to purchase clothing using the “X-Static” technology, which imbeds real, honest-to-God silver directly into the fabric.

But as Colloidal Silver Secrets Group member Todd points out about the new Cabela’s sale, “They’ve marked these items way down from $30 to $13" -- which truly makes them a real, once-in-a-lifetime bargain…

…particularly considering the fact that silver prices are going through the roof right now and so are the prices of most silver-impregnated clothing.

Todd also points out, "These things are great as I work in a hot glass making factory, and the silver in these shirts reflects a ton of heat off your skin when working near the hot glass production side of the factory. They are also great in the cold.

Indeed, because of the unique qualities of silver, this kind of silver-impregnated clothing works great in the summer or winter. As the Cabela’s advertisement says, this silver-based fabric clothing …

“…helps regulate body temperature by conducting heat away from the body when it’s hot, and reflecting heat back toward your body when it’s cold.”

Plus, the silver inhibits bacterial growth on your body, dramatically reducing body odor, topical infections, etc.

At this link on the Cabela’s web site, their silver-impregnated X-Static crew shirt is shown, which I’d consider using as an undershirt during the cold winter months ahead.

But I notice Cabela’s has some other styles of silver-based X-Static clothing on sale at half off also. So check out some of their related links, too, if you’re at all interested in this silver-based clothing technology.

I think I’ll order a couple of these X-Static crew shirts to wear beneath my regular clothing during the cold winter months ahead, and see what happens. At this price, it really makes it worth trying out.

By the way, I have ZERO relationship with Cabela’s. I don't get a thing out of posting this information. I'm just letting you know this is a great price for silver-impregnated X-Static clothing and you might want to look into it at the link below if it’s something you’ve ever considered trying.

Simple, Effective Alternatives
to Silver-Impregnated Clothing!

Meanwhile, I just use a pump spray bottle to spray a light mist of colloidal silver onto my face, underarms, upper body, feet and private parts each morning after showering and drying off. Then I let it air dry before getting dressed.

The results? No more underarm odors. No more need for expensive deodorants. No more pimples, boils or rough skin from aging. No more external infections.

By the way, for those on a budget right now, you'll get good antimicrobial protection from clothing simply by adding a cupful of homemade colloidal silver to the rinse cycle of your laundry each time you wash. This is especially good for dish rags, towels, sheets, etc. but works for clothing too!

If you have children, keep in mind cold and flu season is upon us. At school, your younger kids will be playing and wrestling with one another, etc., transferring bacteria and viruses from kid to kid – and bringing it home with them. (Ahh…the constant joys of parenthood!)

One thing you can do to help keep the nasty little microbes at bay is add a little colloidal silver to the laundry rinse cycle whenever you wash your children’s clothing, so their clothing has silver temporarily embedded in the fabric.

Because this method is only temporary, and needs to be repeated with every wash, it is simply not as effective as wearing clothing with silver particles permanently embedded into the fabric, such as the X-Static clothing mentioned above.

But…it is nevertheless very helpful. I've had a ton of good reports over the years from readers who have made it a habit to add colloidal silver to their rinse cycle – including reports that kids bring home fewer colds and flus from school!

More great hints and tips coming soon…

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Friday, November 5, 2010

Reason #7 to Make Your Own Colloidal Silver: You’ll Always Be Able to Produce The Superior Ionic Form of Colloidal Silver!

It has recently become quite a fad among many commercial colloidal silver vendors to sell silver particulates, which are also known as “metallic” colloidal silver or “particulate” colloidal silver.

These vendors frequently use the patently false claim that particulate silver is the only “true” colloidal silver in existence, and that it is superior to ionic colloidal silver in every way.

Of course, nothing could be further from the truth.

Indeed, the particulate form of colloidal silver, while faddishly popular thanks to the marketing hyperbole that goes along with it, has in reality been demonstrated to be one of the weakest forms of colloidal silver available, particularly in terms of microbial killing power.

Keep in mind that colloidal silver has been around since Edison harnessed electricity in the late 1800’s. And many hundreds of tests and studies on colloidal silver have been conducted over the past eleven decades by legitimate laboratories, well-known research facilities, hospitals, major university medical departments, and even by the U.S. military and the U.S. government.

And to my knowledge, no one…and I repeat, no one…has found particulate colloidal silver to be superior to ionic silver, except for the internet promoters who constantly claim their bottled particulate colloidal silver products are superior to all others.

Isn’t that interesting?

In the newly updated, 547-page edition of my book, The Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual I list over 158 different medical studies conducted over the past thirty years demonstrating the incredible effectiveness of the ionic form of colloidal silver. These include studies by the U.S. Army Burn Center, major medical universities, famous scientists, respected doctors, and more.

But the only studies I’ve been able to find on the so-called particulate form of colloidal silver have been the one’s conducted by a single, supposedly “independent” laboratory that, upon further examination, turns out to be owned by the main company that manufactures and sells the particulate form of silver.

That’s hardly what I’d call “independent.”

On the other hand, a respected company called Natural Immunogenics recently hired scientists to test the two forms of colloidal silver -- ionic v/s particulate – against each other using stringent FDA testing standards.

The results were astonishing.

In these tests, the ionic form of colloidal silver was demonstrated to be up to 1,000 times more effective than the particulate form when tested against pathogenic microorganisms.

The study showed that virtually all claims of effectiveness made for the particulate form were the exact opposite of the truth. Far from being more effective, the particulate form of colloidal silver turned out to be a small fraction as effective as the ionic form.

While these results shocked some people, they should not have been surprising. After all, when Dr. Robert O. Becker, M.D. did his groundbreaking work at Syracuse Medical University on the infection-fighting and tissue-regenerating power of electrically generated silver in the 1970’s and ‘80’s, it was the ionic form he used.

If you read his two New York Times bestselling books, The Body Electric and Cross Currents, you’ll see that he constantly refers to the silver ion as being the major infection-fighting and tissue-regenerating factor in all of his well-known medical studies.

What’s more, Albert T. McManus, MD, the Chief of Microbiology at the U.S. Army Burn Center, which is operated by the United States Army Institute of Surgical Research, states forthrightly regarding silver’s ability to prevent infections in burn patients, “…conversion of silver to silver ions is necessary for efficacy”.

In short, it is the silver ion that produces the microbial “killing power” of colloidal silver.

And the good news is this: When you make your own colloidal silver with a high-quality colloidal silver generator you will always get the ionic form of colloidal silver.

So don’t let commercial colloidal silver vendors lead you down Primrose Lane with their marketing hyperbole.

When you make your own colloidal silver with a high-quality generator, you are producing the same type of colloidal silver proven over and over again in medical studies to be the most effective!

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Reason #6 to Make Your Own Colloidal Silver: You’re Not Dependent Upon the Manufacturer to Control the Silver Particle Size!

When you purchase colloidal silver from a health food store or through an internet vendor, you have no way of knowing what the silver particle size is.

Sure, there will probably be some label claims regarding particle size. But if nearly half of the commercial colloidal silver brands tested had lower concentrations than what was stated on the label (see Reason #2, above), then how many of those companies are also lying about the particle size?

The truth is, even when the particle size is listed on the label, it is often an arbitrary, or even completely exaggerated figure.

In fact, in one recent case we discovered a company selling bottled colloidal silver that included a label claim of a .0007 micron particle size. Now that’s an unusually small particle size. And some very special equipment is required in order to make silver particles that small.

So when we ran across this company at a health food show, we questioned them about the equipment used to make their bottled colloidal silver product. And guess what we found out? They didn’t know what equipment was used!

That’s right. They were buying their colloidal silver in bulk in 55 gallon drums from a manufacturer on the east coast, and didn’t have a clue as to how it was made. In other words, they were simply making up their label claim in regards to the size of their silver particles.

When we asked “How do you know the silver particles in your product are .0007 microns?” they answered, “We don’t. But you know how things are in the colloidal silver business. You have to tell the customers what they want to hear.”


That’s one more good reason why it’s so important to own a high-quality colloidal silver generator, i.e., you can control all of the factors that determine particle size:

First of all, you control the water quality. By using only pure steam-distilled water when you make colloidal silver (available inexpensively at just about any Wal-Mart or large chain supermarket), you’ll dramatically reduce your particle size.

That’s because any other form of water, including filtered water, alkaline water, structured water and even R/O (i.e., reverse osmosis) water all contain varying degrees of mineral content that will cause silver particles to agglomerate (i.e., electrically bond together) into larger particle clusters.

By using only pure steam-distilled water, your silver particles won’t cluster or bond excessively into larger particle agglomerates.

Secondly, as mentioned in Reason #4 above, you control the additives. If you want the smallest silver particles possible, you should never use any additives when making colloidal silver. This includes salt, MSM, cayenne pepper, aloe vera, flavor enhancers, color enhancers, or any of the other popular additives that have been used by various commercial colloidal silver vendors.

This is a very simple yet vital maxim: Additives cause the formation of larger silver particles and particle clusters.

By making your own colloidal silver, you can eliminate all additives and thereby dramatically reduce the production of larger silver particles and particle agglomerates!

Third, by making your own colloidal silver you are in control of the electrical current and therefore you control the rate and size at which silver particles leave the silver electrodes and enter the solution.

Generally speaking, commercial colloidal silver manufacturers are all about speed-to-market. In other words, the quicker they can get their product made and get it to market, the faster they can make money.

Therefore, they frequently use excessively high electrical currents that “blow” silver particles off the silver electrodes quickly, often resulting in overly large particles.

But by making your own colloidal silver with a high-quality, low-voltage DC colloidal silver generator such as the new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from, the silver particles trickle slowly and gently off the silver electrodes over a period of hours rather than being “blown” quickly off of the electrodes by excessive electrical current.

And this allows you incredible control over the size of your silver particles.

The bottom line is that overly high electrical currents can create colloidal silver quickly, but they also produce overly-large, chunk-like particles of silver. But a low, gentle electrical current produces extremely small silver particles that the body can absorb, utilize and excrete afterwards with amazing efficiency and effectiveness.

And finally, you can control the electrolysis, which means the build-up of electrical current in the water over time as more and more silver particles enter the solution.

Excessive electrolysis presents a two-fold problem: One, it causes silver particles to bond together into large clusters. And two, it causes silver particles to be “pulled” (for lack of a better word) from the silver electrodes at a faster pace and a larger particle size.

So you’d think commercial vendors would do everything possible to limit electrolysis when making colloidal silver. But most don’t. Why?

Again, it’s because commercial vendors are all about speed-to-market. They don’t bother to limit electrolysis because it dramatically slows down the colloidal silver-making process.

But it’s simply the right thing to do if you are concerned about controlling the particle size in your colloidal silver solution.

That’s why we recommend making your own colloidal silver with a brand new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The new Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator has been specifically been designed to automatically limit electrolysis during the entire colloidal silver-making process.

In fact, it comes with a built-in “bubbler” that thoroughly aerates the solution during the colloidal silver-making process. You see, air is one of nature’s least electrically conductive substances. By thoroughly aerating your solution during the colloidal silver-making process, you dramatically reduce electrolytic buildup in the water, and thereby prevent the formation of excessively large silver particles and particle clusters.

Yes, it takes a little longer to make a good batch of colloidal silver (about three hours, with a high-quality Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator), but it is well worth the wait!

Unfortunately, we have not found a single commercial manufacturer of colloidal silver that aerates their solutions during the colloidal silver-making process. Just goes to show: If you want it done right, you have to do it yourself.

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