Study suggests silver could save us from antibiotic-resistant super bugs
Silver has been used to fight infection for thousands of years, now scientists are studying it as a potential solution to the epidemic of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
A 2013 study found that taking colloidal silver along with antibiotics killed up to 1000 times more bacteria than antibiotics alone.
“A declining pipeline of clinically useful antibiotics has made it imperative to develop more effective antimicrobial therapies,” write the study’s authors, biologists from Harvard and Boston University.
The researchers found that silver — in the form of dissolved ions — attacks bacterial cells in two main ways: It makes the cell membrane more permeable and interferes with the cell’s metabolism.
“Both mechanisms could potentially be harnessed to make today’s antibiotics more effective against resistant bacteria,” lead author James Collins, a biomedical engineer at Boston University, tells The Scientific American.
According to long-lost medical texts and a growing number of modern studies, colloidal silver might be something like a silver bullet for hard-to-treat bacteria and viruses.
A 2015 study found that colloidal silver was “highly effective” against MRSA, the flesh-eating, antibiotic-resistant bacteria increasingly found in hospitals. Statistics show more deaths are caused by MRSA infections than from the AIDS virus.
In the 1980s, UCLA medical doctor Larry C. Ford documented his extensive laboratory tests in which he found silver can kill over 650 pathogenic bacteria, fungi, parasites, molds and fungi.
In the 1970s, Syracuse Medical University surgeon Robert Becker discovered the amazing ability of silver ions to heal infected, open wounds. Not only did the silver kill infectious microbes, it also triggered remarkable re-growth of skin tissue.
A 2012 study confirmed his findings, concluding that “certain silver preparations should be considered for topical use to treat burns, thrush, periodontitis and other skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema.”
A 2013 study found colloidal silver was an effective “broad-spectrum antimicrobial agent against aerobic and anaerobic bacteria.”
A 2014 study and 2018 study found colloidal silver be an effective treatment against chronic sinus infections, when used as a nasal spray or nasal rinse.
20 responses to “Study: Colloidal Silver Makes Antibiotics a Thousand Times More Effective”
I swear by it. I try to drink a pibt of 10 ppm, every day.
As good as this sounds … extrapolate a bit to the massive amounts of chems in our sewage systems, and those seeping down to groundwater. Can’t imagine there’d be no deleterious effects there, eh?
I hope this is true. MERSAIS AWFUL.
You should try using citations. People might start to believe you. Saying “a 2012 study” means absolutely nothing.
If you click on the links it takes you to the source
Click on the link duh!!! It has all the studies you need!
They are using citations. If you click on ‘a 2012 study’, it is a link to the actual study. Welcome to 2018 and hyperlinks.
James, if you look carefully, you’ll see that each study is highlighted in a different color than the rest of the text. Click on that and it will take you to the actual study. Welcome to 2018.
I believe you “click” on the highlighted study and it directs you to the actual published work…
If you click on the “2012 Study”, it shows the study….that is why it is in blue.
James, just click on the links and you will see the studies themselves. She had provided the as external links.
If you click the link it’ll take you to the study.
Is this only used when taking antibiotics?
I take it ever day and use the nasal spray when my allergies are acting up! I burnt my hand in May and I used it on it and o don’t have a scar from the burn!
This is an important topic and so true, I use nanosilver which is much smaller than colloidal, and passes to thru the cells much easier and faster. Thank you for writing about this. How do I share your articles on my FB page?
All you have to do is copy the link (the Web address at the top of the page) and paste it to your post.
I was using mesosilver to treat toenail fungus at 20ppm. It was not very effective. So I tried Sovereign Silver at 10ppm silver hydrosol and it’s looking a little better. I take 2 teaspoons a day and use the spray for my toenail. I don’t really believe all the hype about this as I have read all kinds of articles and watched many videos but I have not had anything even close to the results some of these people claim.
Sara Burrows, Do you have a particular brand that you trust? (as in, how it is made, handled etc)
I had a open wound packed with a silver based dressing in 2013, by a district nurse. It cleared the infection up as well as aided the healing.