For centuries, people are using colloidal silver for fighting infections. Nowadays, scientists are studying it like a powerful solution for the widespread of the bacteria resistant to antibiotics.
Killing the Bacteria
Colloidal silver, together with some antibiotics, could kill up to thousand times more bacteria than the antibiotics on their own. The biologists from the Boston and Harward university conducted a study to prove this in 2013. They discovered that the silver in the form of diffused ions could attack the bacterial cells in two fundamental ways. It makes the membrane of the cell more absorbent, and it can interfere with the metabolism of the cell.
James Collins, a biomedical engineer at the University of Boston, stated that these two mechanisms could make the modern antibiotics more successful and effective towards the resisting bacteria.
Furthermore, a study from 2015 discovered that the colloidal silver had proven effective against the MRSA. MRSA or Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus which is the flesh-eating bacteria resistant to antibiotics. Its increased presence in hospitals is causing more deaths, then the AIDS virus.
A Silver Bullet
We can consider colloidal silver as a “silver bullet” fighting viruses and bacteria which are difficult to treat.
During the 1980s, Dr. Larry C. Ford documented the long and considerable tests he made in his laboratory with colloidal silver. He discovered that silver could kill more than 650 pathogenic bacteria, parasites, fungi, and molds.
In the 1970s, Robert Becker, a surgeon at the Syracuse Medical University, found the incredible capacity of the silver ions for healing open and infected wounds. The silver was not only able to kill microbes that carried infections, but also triggered some remarkable re-growing of the skin tissue.
One study from 2012 has confirmed Robert’s findings, with the conclusion that some silver compositions and preparations can be used topically, to treat thrush, burns, periodontitis, as well as some other skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.
Also, one study from 2014, and the other from this year discovered that it is an effective and powerful treatment for chronic sinus infections, using it as a nasal rinse or spray.
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