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How Colloidal Silver can Kill Viruses and Infections

Colloidal (and by extension Nano) Silver is arguably the world’s most powerful natural antibacterial and anti-fungal agent and has been shown to help treat a variety of ailments naturally. With the coronavirus sweeping through China and other parts of the world, more and more people are becoming aware of the potential benefits of colloidal silver. While we are awaiting studies to be done on treating coronavirus with colloidal silver, let's take a look at similar viral infections and how colloidal silver has helped treat them.

Colloidal Silver and Flu viruses

First of all, you can purchase nano silver in spray form and spray it on any area that regular gets touched – especially if someone in your home has already come down with the flu.  You can also dilute it slightly and use it to wipe down surfaces in your home.

Secondly, you can take colloidal silver internally. Silver particles have an electrical charge that kills off pathogens they come in contact with and is eliminated from the body within 2 hours. Looks and tastes like water, safe at any age and will not interfere with medications. Adults 1 tsp, small children ½ tsp, infants ¼ tsp every 2-3 hours.

Colloidal Silver and HIV/AIDS

In June 2005, Nanobiotechnology journal published a ten page study which demonstrated that tiny nano-scale particles of silver were able to inhibit HIV-1 (i.e., the AIDS virus) from binding to host cells. In other words, when the researchers placed the AIDS virus alongside human cells in a medium that would normally allow the virus to bind with the cell (and thus cause viral infection), the introduction of tiny nano-particles of silver into the medium prevented the binding from taking place, therefore stopping the infection from taking place.

According to the study:

“The interaction of nanoparticles with biomolecules and microorganisms is an expanding field of research. Within this field, an area that has been largely unexplored is the interaction of metal nanoparticles with viruses.

In this work, we demonstrate that silver nanoparticles undergo a size-dependent interaction with HIV-1, with nanoparticles exclusively in the range of 1-10 nm attached to the virus.

The regular spatial arrangement of the attached nanoparticles, the center-to-center distance between nanoparticles, and the fact that the exposed sulfur-bearing residues of the glycoprotein knobs would be attractive sites for nanoparticle interaction suggest that silver nanoparticles interact with the HIV-1 virus via preferential binding to the gp120 glycoprotein knobs.

Due to this interaction, silver nanoparticles inhibit the virus from binding to host cells, as demonstrated in vitro.”

Colloidal Silver and the Monkeypox Virus

According to a study published in volume 3, number 4, April 2008 edition of Nanoscale Research Letters, very small silver particles (10 nm in size) significantly inhibited the infectivity of the Monkeypox virus.

The study was conducted in conjunction with the Applied Biotechnology Branch, Human Effectiveness Directorate of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.

“These results demonstrate that silver-based nanoparticles of approximately 10 nm inhibit Monkey Pox Virus infection in vitro, supporting their potential use as an anti-viral therapeutic.”

What Else Can Colloidal Silver Help Treat?

Finally, two highly respected researchers, Dr Eric Gordon, MD and Dr. Kent Holtorf, MD, writing in the prestigious Townsend Letter for Doctors, believe colloidal silver is the answer to many forms of viral infections, including serious upper respiratory viral infections such as flu pandemics.

They point out in their article titled A Promising Cure for Upper Respiratory Tract Infection Pandemics, Including the Avian Flu: Has the Final Solution to the Coming Plagues Been Discovered? that, “the collective authoritative medical literature has documented efficacy of silver's virotoxicity against over 24 viruses.”

Indeed, the authors state, not only has silver been demonstrated to decimate many of the viruses associated with deadly viral flu infections, but it has also been proven to decimate most of the well-known bacterial pathogens that cause serious secondary infections during a viral infection, including the following:

  • Streptococcus pneumonia
  • Corynebacterium diphtheriae
  • Neisseria gonorrhoeae
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae
  • Haemophilus influenzae
  • Bordetella pertussis
  • Mycobacterium (Tuberculosis)
  • Inflammatory conditions of the eyes, ears, nose, and throat
  • Spring Catarrh
  • Pneumococci
  • Pneumonia

In Conclusion

Colloidal silver continues to be one of the most powerful antibacterial and anti-fungal products you can get on the market. While additional studies are being awaited in its treatment of specific strains of coronavirus, recently its use as a potential remedy to treat flu-like viruses has begun to take hold.