Colloidal Silver: Some Research Information of Interest
by Marvin Robey, researcher

Thirty years ago it was believed that disease and infections of all kinds would soon be easily treatable very quickly, safely and routinely. Now, the antibiotics are becoming ineffective in more and more applications and the side effects of modern medication are alarming the general public.

For instance, the March 28, 1994 issue of NEWSWEEK featured a six page article, "Antibiotics: the End of Miracle Drugs?" as the cover story. "The rise of drug resistant germs is unparalleled in recorded history," according to this article. "Penicillin and tetracycline lost their power over staph back in the 1950's and 1960's. Another antibiotic, methicillin, provided a backup for awhile, but methicillin-resistant staph is now common in hospitals and nursing homes worldwide...trying to cripple bacteria's defenses...will not do much more than buy us five or ten years...A better strategy might be to abandon antibiotics altogether in favor of different kinds of drugs." And so, went the article. This is not a very pretty picture, if it is true.

One basic problem is simply that bacteria have a tremendous ability to adapt to substances. They can and do mutate to overcome antibiotics. When the antibiotics destroy the bacteria which are susceptible to them, they only clear the way for the resistant bacteria to move in uninhibited.

The good news is, there is a substance now rapidly arising on the horizon that can help with most infection problems and has no known side effects.

SCIENCE DIGEST suggested the answer back in March of 1978 in an article entitled, "Our Mightiest Germ Fighter." This article, by Jim Powell, stated: "Thanks to eye-opening research, silver is emerging as a wonder of modern medicine. An antibiotic kills perhaps a half-dozen different disease organisms, but silver kills some six hundred and fifty! Resistant strains fail to develop. Morever, silver is virtually non-toxic."

Although colloidal silver was well-known in the 1930's, the new excitement over it began in the 1970's when Dr. Carl Moyer, Chairman of Washington University's Department of Surgery, received a grant to develop better treatments for burn victims. Dr. Harry Margraf worked with Dr. Moyer and other surgeons as chief biochemist on this project.

In his research Dr. Margraf found numerous references to silver as an antimicrobial agent, and it has been used for hundreds of years in one form or another to treat infection and has proven itself to be totally nontoxic at all concentrations. Bacteria have never developed an immunity to it. Dr. Margraf developed a colloidal silver salve, marketed as "silver sulfadiazine" that has proved to be very effective and is now routinely used for sever burn victims. Since the primary cause of death in burn victims is fighting infection, this new silver compound now enables these victims to heal whereas in the past healing was difficult.

In "Use of Colloids in Health and Disease," author Dr. Henry Crooks found that colloidal silver is highly germicidal and in laboratory tests he found that "all fungus, virus, bacterium, streptococcus, staphylococcus, and other pathogenic organisms are killed in three or four minutes. In fact, there is no microbe known that is not killed by colloidal silver in six minutes or less in a dilution of as little as five parts per million."

Colloidal silver is presently available in health food stores. Unfortunately, the quality available to the public is sometimes in question. Although it is often claimed that the concentration of these silver particles suspended in water is 450 parts per million, more commonly the actual concentration is much less, perhaps only one part per million.

The best colloidal silver is produced at the molecular level. A small D.C. current is passed through an electrolyte with silver electrodes. Minute, molecular silver particles are drawn off of the positive electrode, having a positive electrical charge. This electrical charge is of primary importance to healing and offering the necessary anti-bacterial qualities. Since this electrical charge slowly dissipates, it is important to be able to personally make colloidal silver conveniently for the sake of freshness.

Improvements in the production of fresh colloidal silver have brought the price down from as much as $200.00 per ounce to where it can now be economically used for treating swimming pools and for agriculture as well as diseases affecting humans.

Since the FDA only regulates substances not established before 1938 colloidal silver is not regulated and is accessible to the public. So, we have a powerful, antipathogenic and healing substance currently readily available to all!

(Mr. Robey is available to discuss various matters concerning colloidal silver and can be called toll-free at 1-888-474-7557 or his website may be activated at www.robeysilver.com