At its basic foundation, colloidal silver is a solution of tiny silver particles suspended in a liquid base. It is a trace mineral that can be beneficial for the body in many different ways, has antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. Silver is naturally found as a trace element in foods such as wheat, mammalian breast milk, and mushrooms, as well as natural waters. People on “free from” diets, such as gluten-free, dairy-free, or nut-free may not get the typical trace quantities found in the diet. Furthermore, silver is recognized by Canada as a trace mineral necessary for the maintenance of health.
Colloidal silver was widely used as a natural antibiotic until the mid-20th century when its use was overshadowed by the development of pharmaceutical antibiotics. Now with the rise of antibiotic-resistant infections, colloidal silver has reentered the sights of medical researchers, alternative health practitioners, and those looking to take control of their own health.
Topically, it can be used to fight fungal infections of the skin or nails and to promote the healing of burns, wounds, cuts, rashes, and sunburn. It can be used on toothaches and mouth sores, as eyedrops, and as a gargle to fight tooth decay and bad breath. It can be used as sterilizer and can even be sprayed on air-conditioning filters and air ducts and vents to prevent germs from growing. Taken internally, colloidal silver can be used to fight infection. It has been shown to be effective against more than 650 disease causing organisms, including Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria and the fungus Candida Albicans.
At Integrity Total Wellness, we utilize Colloidal Silver in may ways. Follow our blog to learn more!