Research Supporting Colloidal Silver
MRSA and the use of silver dressings: overcoming bacterial resistance The problem of resistant bacteria has been exacerbated by the uncontrolled use of antibiotics, so a range of alternative measures are required to prevent the development of further resistance and manage infections. These include antibacterial preparations and dressings that contain silver.
Silver-Colloids This site is dedicated to the publication and dissemination of scientific information about colloidal silver. Information contained on these pages is intended for informational and educational purposes. The authors contributing information found on these pages do not directly or indirectly dispense medical advice nor prescribe any remedies or assume responsibility for those who choose to treat themselves.
Silver-Colloids - Do They Work? Free Booklet by Professor Ronald J. Gibbs. This excellent book provides valuable information on colloidal silver and is written by an eminent scientist who until his untimely death in May 2000, was a friend and colleague. We are grateful for the contribution of this work by the estate of Ronald J. Gibbs so that it may be offered here as an educational tool.
Reduction in Viral Load in AIDS Patients with Intravenous Mild Silver Protein – Three Case Reports A recent article appearing in the Clinical Practice of Alternative Medicine lends further merit to the use of silver as an anti-viral agent. It is an intriguing glimpse into the potential applications of an important, but often overlooked metal. In the article, study authors Dean, Mitchell, Whizar-Lugo, and South, explore silver's history in the pre-antibiotic era--and report their impressive results on the intravenous use of mild silver protein in three case studies. (by Kimberly Pryor)
The Chemical and Physical Basis of the Therapeutic value of colloidal forms of silver By John Marshall Dudley. Silver colloids were analyzed from several scientific perspectives to determine what the expected action is on various pathogens as well as its effect, if any, on so called friendly or non-pathogenic bacteria.
The Development and Functions of Silver in Water Purification and Disease Control By Richard L. Davies and Samuel F. Etris. The Silver Institute, Washington DC.
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Antibacterial Product (The Silver Solution) Testing Results Summary Microbiology Department, Brigham Young University, May 13, 1999. The following results suggest that The Silver Solution is a broad spectrum antimicrobial agent-it is able to effectively stop the growth of, and in fact kill, a variety of bacteria.
Argyria following the use of dietary supplements containing colloidal silver protein. Gulbranson SH, Hud JA, Hansen RC. Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona 85006, USA. The onset of argyria following the use of dietary supplements containing colloidal silver protein is presented.
American Silver’s Antibacterial Product (ASAP Solution)Testing Results Summary Conducted by Microbiology Department, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. The following results suggest that American Silver’s ASAP solution is a broad spectrum antimicrobial agent–it is able to effectively stop the growth of, and in fact kill, a variety of bacteria.
An historical overview of the use of silver in wound management Richard J White, internurse.com. The increasing evidence available on products containing silver suggests that this element can fulfil a valuable role in wound care. This review of the history of silver as an antibacterial covers the mode of action of preparations containing silver and concludes with a focus on silver as a component of the modern wound management products: Arglaes, Acticoat, Actisorb Silver 220 and Avance.
Growth Inhibition of S. cerevisiae var. Montrachet in 0 to 15 ppm ASAP Solution. Conducted by Jason Henrie, UC Davis, 4/13/99. Results: American Silver’s ASAP Solution definitely inhibits the growth of yeast and the difference between treatments is statistically significant.
The Silver Lining in Water Purification At Bon Del, we use small amounts of silver bonded to granular activated carbon to make our filter an actual purifier. In other words, not only do we screen harmful sediments out, we inhibit the growth of harmful organisms that otherwise would breed inside the filter element. Silver is the proven method to do this effectively and non-toxically (see below for more information).
Evaluating Colloidal Silver As an experimental baseline, hypothesize that 20% of ionic silver, through body processes, aggregates to form larger particles that are large enough to be treated by the body as silver, and a small percentage of these might be retained in the body for a period of time rather than be eliminated through urine/feces.
Non-Toxicity Test Work Summary In order to insure not only the best product, but also a safe product, American Silver L.L.C. hired an international and independent laboratory to do a toxicology study on the ASAP Solution. The test, called an LD-50 test, was performed in accordance with the guidelines of the Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA) Regulations, 16 CFR 1500.
Antibiotic Comparison Conducted by Microbiology Department, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. The following page contains data from seven strains of potentially pathogenic bacteria. They are the same strains that have been tested in Minimum Inhibitory Concentration tests (MIC) against American Silver's ASAP solution. This data contains, along with the data on the ASAP solution, MIC's performed on each bacteria versus representative of five different classes of antibiotics.
Results of Clinical Tests - Heallix tm Conducted by ARUP (Associated Regional & University Pathologists, Inc.)University of Utah Research Park on October 18, 2001. Heallix contains silver but is not colloidal silver.
Healing Skin & Other Soft Tissues Marvin Robey. ..."It was an enormous excavation running almost from his knee to his ankle. In the operating room, we soaked a big piece of silver nylon in saline solution and laid it over the wound. ...We packed the fabric in place with saline-soaked gauze, wrapped the leg, and connected the battery unit."