reply to post by PrincessTofu
Exactly Right On PrincessTofu,
No doubt some in the FDA would like to limit or ban any or all natural remedies that are not pills cranked out by "Big Pharma"
Here is the up to date information from the colloidal silver link on that Fact Sheet web page. I use their colloidal silver myself. Below is the EPA
information from their web site on their FAQ's
Q: Are colloidal silver products safe?
Advanced Colloidal Silver, taken according to our serving suggestions, contains less than one third the amount of silver referenced by the
EPA in their drinking water standards. Utopia Silver Supplement's suggested one-per day serving contains approximately 100 micrograms of silver. The
Environmental Protection Agency’s maximum daily reference dose of silver is 350 micrograms. That equates to approximately three and one half
teaspoons of our Advanced Colloidal Silver.
Although gelatinous/protein, saline, and/or nitrate based silver products may cause the cosmetic condition Argyria with overuse, no death that we are
aware of has ever been documented as being caused by any silver or gold supplement. Our Advanced Colloidal Silver is not a gelatinous based product;
it is simply mineral and de-ionized water. We have sworn testimony from a forensic toxicologist that there is no known toxic level that has been
established for silver or gold.
Silver is one of the few substances that has a reference dose not based on an adverse health effect and for which the EPA removed the maximum silver
contaminate level for drinking water. This action was obviously driven by the recognized low or non-toxicity associated with this mineral. As far as
any claimed toxicity is concerned, drinking water is allowed to have three and one half times as much silver for an average daily consumption as a
serving of Advanced Colloidal Silver provides. If it is safe to drink from the public water supplies of America containing naturally occurring silver,
it is perfectly safe to use this dietary supplement, even up to three and one half times the suggested serving for any purpose you choose.
You may ask: How can such a small amount of silver have a positive effect within the body? The secret is in the infinitesimal size of the silver
particles. A million of these silver particles could sit side by side on a cross section of human hair. The reason it works so well is that such a
large percentage of the surface area of silver atoms are exposed to the body’s fluid environment, allowing these tiny particles to penetrate even
the deepest tissues of the body and thereby supporting the immune system. These silver nano-particles are smaller than any blood cell, bacteria,
fungus spore, or even virus. This is the key to the effectiveness of Advanced Colloidal Silver and the primary reason a 20 ppm silver product is all
that is required to do the job.
One possibility to be aware of is that a very small percentage of people do have allergies to various metals and if you cannot wear silver or gold
jewelry because of an allergy, it may be best not to supplement with them either.
Anything can be abused or misused. An aspirin or two may relieve a headache, but a bottle of aspirin taken at one time can cause death. Most
over-the-counter pain medications cause thousands of deaths and thousands of damaged organs each year. Patented antibiotics also cause thousands of
deaths each year. Over consumption of drinking water in a short time span kills a number of people each year by diluting the electrolytes or rupturing
the stomach, …but should this define our use of water?
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