February 6, 2015 at 10:24 pm #36023
I have heard that this is an effective antibiotic and was used by doctors before the invention of the antibiotics we use today. Does anyone have any experience with it? I was thinking of collecting colloidal silver as it is available easily without a prescription(at least I don’t know where to get regular antibiotics without a prescription). There is a company I buy supplements from(like selco said to stock multivitamin powdered drink mix) that also has colloidal silver as well as essential oils. I haven’t bought oils because I don’t know which ones to get or how to use them, but I believe some of them can also be used as antibiotics or in a difuser to disinfect an area. Any input or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.February 6, 2015 at 11:25 pm #36027
I have read of many buying Veteninary antibiotics for humans. This is a guide online that I found. You can buy them online.
Guide to Veterinary Drugs for Human Consumption, Post-SHTFFebruary 7, 2015 at 7:56 pm #36067
From my own research (YMMV) I think that it does work (but I haven’t used it myself) but just like pharmacy antibiotics it destroys the beneficial bacteria along with the pathogenic.
While often said to be ‘less effective than penicillin’ it works (as I understand it) via the oligodynamic effect:
Currently silver preparations show some effect against antibiotic resistant bacteria, though it is believed that it is possible that bacteria may develop resistance to silver if it is used as much as conventional antibiotics.
Just like conventional antibiotics, C.S. has little to no effect on viruses as they don’t rely on metabolic pathways which the silver can disrupt.
Taken internally (for a prolonged period of time) there is also the risk of argyria if the solution has particles that are too large in it.
It is a hospital recognized treatment (Externally) for burn management and healing.
It can be made at home with basic equipment, or made better with some moderately involved circuitry to regulate the amperage of the current that is flowing (more than a cellphone charger will).
The single most important thing to remember if making colloidal silver to take internally is to ONLY use distilled water and NEVER add anything to the production vessel except the water and silver.
Some internet authors advocate adding salt – this increases the conductivity of the solution and speed up the electrolysis of the silver used, but also forms larger silver salts that will quickly cause argyria, and potentially liver and kidney damage as they are too large for the body to excrete.February 8, 2015 at 3:59 am #36082
My concern would be heavy metal poisoning.March 9, 2015 at 2:02 am #38321
silver is not a listed as a ‘heavy metal’….March 9, 2015 at 2:12 am #38334
Silver is listed as a heavy metal. Would you believe the Mayo Clinc if they disagree with you?
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