Brief History of Medicinal Silver

Silver has been used for its healing properties since ancient times. Silver was commonly used for the preservation of water and food. Hippocrates used silver to heal wounds, to control the spread of infection, and to treat ulcers.

In the Middle East, medicinal silver has been used since 700 A.D. for things like blood purification, heart conditions, and halitosis. 

Some Russian armies used water casks lined with silver to sanitize their drinking water all the way up until World War II. 

In the late 1800's several scientists began finding that minute concentrations of silver had antimicrobial properties. Silver was also observed to prevent ophthalmia neonatorum, or blindness in newborns. By the 1900's silver nitrate was commonly used in the U.S. to prevent blindness in newborns.

Modern Research and Use of Silver

As time went on, more and more has been discovered about the use of medicinal silver. In 1910 Henry Crookes discovered that silver in a colloidal state was harmless to humans while still having germicidal action. Until about 1940, Silver was the main antibiotic used in the medical world.

After reviewing all the silver literature of the past 200 years that he could find, Alan B.G. Lansdown said, "Metallic silver and silver compounds are used widely in medical devices and health care products to provide anti-bacterial and anti-fungal action. Experience has shown that they are generally safe in use and effective in controlling pathogenic organisms."

The End of Antibiotics

About 80 years ago, antibiotics were discovered. Antibiotics are man-made, synthetic chemicals that kill certain bacteria by interfering with various processes in the synthesis of the cell wall or proteins of the bacteria. However, many bacteria have become resistant to antibiotics as of late. The number of lethal hospital infections worldwide is on the rise. Another flaw to antibiotics is that they are not at all effective against viruses or parasites.

Antibiotics have done a lot of good in the past 70 years or so, but they have been used so widely and for so long. This is resulting in antibiotics becoming less effective as infectious organisms that the drugs are designed to kill are adapting to them. Each year in the U.S. alone, at least 2 million people become infected by bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics. At least 23,000 people die as a result of the infections.

As bacteria are becoming more and more resistant to antibiotics, there is a desperate need for a different antimicrobial agent that is safe and effective. 

A Return to Silver

Recent research has demonstrated that silver can increase the killing effect of antibiotics on bacteria, making them up to 1,000 times more effective. Other new and exciting laboratory findings and clinical research on the effectiveness of colloidal silver are on the rise.

Silver is effective in wound care, burn treatment, bone prostheses, thrush and periodontitis, reconstructive orthopedic surgery, cardiac devices and surgical appliances. Also, new research is finding that colloidal silver could be effectively used for treating HIV/AIDS, pneumonia, herpes and shingles. 

Colloidal silver cannot harm normal, healthy cells of the body. Colloidal silver is in a water-soluble form which cannot penetrate the fatty layers of the mammalian cell. Unlike with antibiotics, even the healthy gut flora is not destroyed by colloidal silver.

Not all colloidal silver formulas perform equally. It is important to use a formula that is the most effective. Results RNA has significant research behind their Advanced Cellular Silver formula, which was originally proven in the 1980’s at UCLA to kill over 650 pathogenic microorganisms. “Colloidal Silver” searches on the web provide results stating, “Colloidal Silver has been proven to kill 650 disease causing organisms.” The UCLA testing results were achieved by Results RNA Advanced Cellular Silver only. As such, no other brand of Colloidal Silver can claim these results. ACS 200 Extra Strength.

Additional research behind Advanced Cellular Silver has proven significant efficacy in kill-time studies against a number of microorganisms that are notoriously hard to kill. Advanced Cellular Silver was able to achieve a 99.9999% (complete) kill against Borrelia burgdorferi (the organism associated with Lyme disease), Powassan virus, Rhinovirus, Legionella pneumophila, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella bongori, Candida albicans and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

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