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4,000 years of human use of silver and no deaths

More than 90 years ago doctors and health practitioners discovered the life-saving, disinfectant and germicidal properties in colloidal silver. Anecdotal evidence has confirmed its efficacy as a natural antibiotic, anti-viral and anti-fungal agent. The FDA, however, doesn't agree and ruled in 1999 that all colloidal silver products sold over-the-counter are unsafe and mis-branded. They state they are unaware of any substantial scientific studies or evidence that support its use for the treatment of serious disease. This is one more area where government regulators being influenced by Big Pharma are attempting to discredit the efficacy of a highly effective natural treatment for infections. Read the details of the FDA ruling here: http://www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/98fr/081799a.txt

russell, NutraSilver 21 Comments [6/28/2012 3:14:28 AM]
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Leighton Buzzard

Anecdotal evidence has shown that if you step on the cracks in the pavement, bears get you. But you try telling that to the highway authority.

6/28/2012 4:19:30 AM

Kat S.

Don't faint russell, but colloidal silver can still be found over the counter in health food stores and online. The FDA did not "ban" it by the backing of "Big Pharma".

So go ahead and turn yourself into a smurf if you want to take it on a daily basis. I wish you wouldn't, but no one can really stop you.

P.S. The reason doctors used colloidal siver more that 90 years ago was because antibiotics were still yet to be discovered at the time. By all means, however, don't let my rationale get in the way of your paranoia.

6/28/2012 4:25:28 AM

Ebon

Also, it turns your skin blue.

6/28/2012 5:16:59 AM

Raised by Horses

To my knowledge, no-one died from using leeches, either. But apparently Big Pharma shut them down as well.

6/28/2012 6:43:53 AM

Doubting Thomas

The problem is that it can turn your skin blue: http://www.davidbarrkirtley.com/blog/?p=1172

The other problem with colloidal silver is that the people promoting it claim that silver kills bacteria in the stomach & colon, however they never say how it is supposed to kill the bad bacteria and not the good bacteria that we need in our digestive systems.

6/28/2012 6:45:29 AM

fishtank

russell, medicine is more complicated than that.

6/28/2012 7:02:57 AM

Stonespiral

I'm all for hitting up natural remedies that have at least some kind of indication that they work, but this stuff really doesn't have any. And what evidence it does have is that it's a sub-par anti-microbial treatment that doesn't aid in healing. Basically Neosporin does a better job than colloidal silver.

There really isn't enough benefit to justify turning yourself blue with it.

6/28/2012 8:09:53 AM



If it was effective and cheap, pharmacies would do their utmost to corner the market and sell it. Or they would put it in medicine.

If they could make money off it, they would. But it doesn't work, and anecdotal evidence is just another way of saying 'a friend told me a friend of a friend's uncle's daughter in law's brother's third son used and it REALLY WORKS!'. Also, bullshit. Also, it turns your skin blue.

6/28/2012 8:51:38 AM

Oh My Dog!






6/28/2012 9:52:37 AM

Papabear

"Anecdotal evidence has confirmed its efficacy as a natural antibiotic, anti-viral and anti-fungal agent."

And we all know anecdotal evidence is the very best kind.

P.S. Hemlock and tar pits are natural, but that doesn't make them good for you.

6/28/2012 2:25:35 PM

Matante

Back when silver was used as an antimicrobial agent, it was used topically.
It did save many babies' sight when a simple silver eyedrop would prevent infection from their mother's gonorrhoeae.
Then antibiotics came.

6/28/2012 3:46:53 PM

ozznova

Yes, colloidal silver may have TOPICAL antibiotic use.

You know what also has antibiotic use? Actual pharmaceutical antibiotics.

6/28/2012 4:22:06 PM

Agahnim

I think I'll ask her what you are:


What's that, Ms. Duck? Quack? Yeah, that sounds about right.

6/28/2012 7:16:31 PM

CharlieE

Colloidal silver is great at killing germs in a petri dish. Should you ever get a bad case of petri dish germs, feel free to use it.

If you use it for anything else, you turn blue. And the germs go on living.

6/28/2012 8:15:48 PM

Table Rock

Why would he make this stuff up? It's not like he's making money off-

Oh. Never mind.

6/29/2012 5:19:02 AM

Reynardine

That's right. Turn silver and die, and then we'll melt you down.

6/29/2012 5:27:44 AM



Anecdotal evidence, isn't that an oxymoron?

6/29/2012 11:48:29 AM

michael3ov

I don't know if it has caused deaths but there is absolutely no evidence to support the touted benefits.

Oh and you could turn your skin a lovely shade of gray.

6/30/2012 4:28:34 AM

greenblade

4,000 years of human use of silver and no deaths

= people who use colloidal silver are immortal (as well as blue)?

6/30/2012 9:04:27 AM

Aikku

greenblade

4,000 years of human use of silver and no deaths

= people who use colloidal silver are immortal (as well as blue)?

6/30/2012 9:04:27 AM

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That explains FFVII's Jenova...

6/30/2012 9:15:21 PM

The Anonymous

And it turns you into a smurf!

7/2/2012 8:22:48 PM
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