Silver buildups in the body after being taken by the mouth. You may notice a blue-gray tint to your skin and eyes over time. This condition is known as argyria. It's usually permanent. It can be fatal in rare cases.
Colloidal silver, which is claimed to be a cure for many health problems, is made up of small silver particles suspended within a liquid base. You can take it orally. However, some products can be sprayed onto the skin, injected into veins, or applied to the skin.
Colloidal silver could prevent an antibiotic from being prescribed for a bacterial infection. This would mean that taking silver could make you feel worse for longer.
However, there have not been any credible scientific studies to evaluate these health claims. The Federal Trade Commission and Food and Drug Administration in the United States have taken actions against several companies making unproven medical claims.
Silver has been used as a defense against infection since antiquity. Pliny the Elder stated in AD 78, that silver slag was the leftover from the smelting process of silver. Cyrus the Great who ruled Persia from 529 BC to 550 BC, used silver flagons to keep his body healthy. Herodotus says that King Cyrus traveled with mule-drawn carts loaded with silver urns. Monks promoted silver nitrate (a salt made by reacting silver and nitric acid) to treat burns. These were actually quite good health tips relative to other premodern ones. After all, scientists have discovered that silver has germ-fighting properties. Although scientists don't know the exact mechanism, they have some ideas. Silver is most toxic to microbes when it is in its ionized form, AG+. This is similar to silver nitrate salts. It appears to deactivate important enzymes and possibly screw up DNA replication.
In 1999, and again ten years later, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), issued a press release saying that there was no evidence of a clear benefit to colloidal silver for health. Instead, evidence suggests that there are risks associated with colloidal silver.
Colloidal silver could reduce the body's ability to absorb tetracycline anti-biotics. It is possible for colloidal silver to interact with tetracycline, which could decrease their effectiveness. To avoid the interaction, colloidal Silver should be taken two hours or four hours before taking tetracyclines. Declomycin (Declomycin), minocycline(Minocin) and tetracycline-Achromycin (Tetracycline) are just a few of the tetracyclines.
However, colloidal silver solutions are also problematic. It is very difficult to measure or control how much silver has been ionized. Therefore, patients don't have any way to know how much active-silver they're applying or ingesting. Medical professionals abandoned colloidal sodium and switched to safer and better uses for silver, such wound dressings, joint replacements, or as an antibiotic. Recent testing of modern colloidal-silver products revealed that they did not have any significant antimicrobial property and that most bacteria survived (even after just six minutes).
Consuming silver by mouth is not recommended. Colloidal silver can build up over time in the tissues of your skin, causing it to appear grayish. This is known as argyria.
Supplements that contain colloidal silver aren’t safe or effective for any of their health claims. There is no known purpose for silver in the body. It's not an important mineral.
Gwyneth Palatrow, a 2013 guest on Dr. Oz, spoke about her happiness and how she helps her family. Colloidal silver was one among her four wellness tips. Gwyneth Paltrow said she sprays it under her tongue, and on airplane seats to keep away viruses. Oz agreed that "this has a lot of data behind it," having apparently forgotten the blue-man he had doubted. Oz explained to Paltrow that he uses colloidal sodium as a daily spray for his throat, just like his children. He stated, "This was the first antibiotic."
Clinical trials for the oral use of colloidal silver are ongoing as well as those using negatively charged silver nanoparticles to treat wounds.
Manufacturers of colloidal Silver supplements often advertise their products by claiming that it can boost the immune system and fight infection.
Even so, colloidal Silver never left drugstore shelves. The FDA in 1999 declared that any over-the-counter products with colloidal silver components were "misbranded" as well as "not generally recognised as safe" and banned their sale as an OTC drug. It is now considered a supplement and not a medication in practice.
According to the National Institutes of Health, colloidal silver can be harmful for long-term health. It doesn't increase immunity or promote healing.
Colloidal Silver may interact with prescription medicines such as penicillamine (Cuprimine/Depen), quinolone anti-biotics (Tetracycline), and levothyroxine.
Silver has been used as medicine for centuries. It was believed to be a cure-all for everything, from cancer and arthritis to tuberculosis. Many alternative practitioners believe that colloidal Silver has health benefits. It supports immune function and prevents or treats infections, both severe and common.
Your body may also experience problems with the absorption and use of colloidal silver. These include anti-biotics and thyroid deficiency medications.
Colloidal Silver products are small silver particles suspended into a liquid. These are the same types of metal used in jewelry and dental fillings.
Blossom, who follows a different media regimen, also keeps colloidal gold handy. Colloidal silver is used mainly for scrapes and cuts on her dog and herself. She said, "It works incredibly efficiently and quickly." "I have been using it for years." Javier agrees that it is not important for her to heed FDA warnings. She should instead trust her gut and her own research. Blossom states that she doesn't believe the FDA is telling the truth, and does not subscribe to the general consensus of the medical community. "I don’t believe that they are pure in all their intentions."
Agyria cannot be reversed. Argyria, by itself, is not dangerous. It is medically benign. However, skin discoloration can be a side effect.