Colloidal Silver for Lyme disease
The use of silver as a health and home life remedy has been around since ancient times. Though today it has a more sorted existence as it is not approved by the FDA. To that end, there is a lot of misinformation about colloidal silver on the internet. However, it is still a commonly used supplement for many Lyme regimes and is frequently prescribed by alternative health professionals.
There are three main ways that colloidal silver can help the body:
-Silver holds onto oxygen molecules which positively react to bacteria and viruses.
-Silver ions can help block the life-sustaining cellular process of cellular respiration in bacteria and viruses by attaching themselves to the cell membrane of the bad guys.
-Silver has been shown to attach to DNA, preventing it from the process of unwinding.
Additional benefits of colloidal silver are as follows: It’s and antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and has been shown to improve skin health.
When on the lookout for your colloidal silver, you should be aware that there are a few different types out there. All are marketed as ‘colloidal silver’, though only one of them is the real deal. True colloidal silver does not contain protein, gelatin or any other additives. Colloidal silver is most commonly found in local health food stores and pharmacies, as well as online.
PROS: Aids in the treatment of many common ailments: cold/flu, eye/ear/sinus infections and pneumonia. Is natural, affordable and accessible. Does not require a prescription or referral—though should be used with the aid of a medical professional if possible. Easy to use and has minimal side effects.
CONS: There is a lot of misinformation on the internet about silver and should be read with caution. Is an alternative medicine, therefore it may go unacknowledged by western medicine health professionals.