Silver has a long history of medical use, dating back to the time of Hippocrates himself (460-370BC). Hippocrates is considered the father of modern medicine and his writings discussed the use of silver in the treatment of wounds.
But why would I want to put metal on a wound?
Well, silver, like many other metals, is oligodynamic. This means it is toxic for bacteria, algae and fungi. Silver is used instead of the other oligodynamic metals as it is relatively safe for humans.
The use of silver fell out of favour in the 20th century when modern antibiotics arrived on the scene. However it has been enjoying something of a resurgence of late, possibly due to concerns about the overuse of antibiotics and their diminishing effect.
So what is Colloidal Silver?
Colloidal Silver consists of minute silver particles suspended in a liquid, in the case of Bob's Best Colloidal Silver, double steam distilled water for optimum purity. The ionic silver particles are medical grade with an average particle size of 0.001 microns. A typical overall concentration is 20 parts per million (ppm).
What can Colloidal Silver be used for?
Colloidal silver may be used to treat infections due to yeast, bacteria, parasites and viruses.
Colloidal silver is also useful for certain skin conditions.
Can be used internally or externally. Click on a product for usage details.
PLEASE NOTE: Chronic intake of silver products can result in an accumulation of silver particles in the skin. These particles in the skin darken with exposure to sunlight, resulting in a blue or grey discolouration of the skin known as argyria.