Colloidal Silver: Overview

Modified on 2009/10/14 21:52 by admin
Colloidal silver was commonly used for treating colds and other illnesses prior to World War II. When antibiotic medications were developed, the substance fell out of favor. However, colloidal silver reemerged in the early 1990s as an alternative to antibiotics. Currently it is marketed as a way to fight "super bacteria" that have developed resistance to antibiotics.

Proponents of colloidal silver claim that it can kill up to 650 different disease causing organisms including E. coli, Streptococcus, and Salmonella Typhi. Advertisements contend that colloidal silver, normally composed of very small silver molecules suspended in water, is "virtually non-toxic."

Taking silver in any form for a long period of time can lead to argyria, a medical condition in which the skin turns a grayish-blue color. This coloring can last indefinitely.

In late 1999, the Food & Drug Administration banned the marketing of colloidal silver as a disease cure-all. The ruling does allow for the marketing of colloidal silver as a dietary supplement.

See your doctor if you have experienced serious health problems after taking Colloidal silver. In addition, it may be important to contact an attorney who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits within which you must commence suit.

See Also

  1. Other Supplements: Overview
  2. Argyria: Overview
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