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Bacterial Infections & Structured Silver

Is Silver Safe?

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The following excerpt is from “The Silver Solution to Women’s Wellness” by Dr. Gordon Pedersen:

Safety

Structured Silver is remarkably safe. It can be used internally or in any orifice of the body – eyes, ears, nose, mouth, rectum or vagina.

If taken internally, it selectively kills pathogenic bacteria while leaving healthy bacteria (probiotics) unharmed. The way this selection happens is similar to the way probiotics are able to survive within the harsh environment of the stomach and digestive tract. Probiotics have a double layer of fatty protection on their outer edge, whereas pathogenic bacteria do not. This fatty layer protects probiotics from stomach acid, allowing them to grow and contribute to digestion. In the same say, this lipid bi-layer protects probiotics from the water-based silver product’s antibacterial action.

According to the Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy (5), silver is not considered to be a heavy metal and it does not accumulate in the brain.(3) In fact, it is the only metal that is not considered to be a heavy metal because it does not produce heavy metal poisoning.(6)

According to the IRIS report, silver is non-toxic at 5000mg/kg of body weight and 90-99 percent of ingested silver leaves the body within 24 hours.(7)

Additionally, silver is already being used in hospitals, space shuttles, washing machines, water filters and many other settings for its ability to control unwanted microbes. Yet it is so safe and non-toxic that it would take a spill of over 12 million gallons of 10 ppm silver before the EPA would consider it a reportable spill.(8) In contrast, less than one millionth of that amount of spilled bleach requires an EPA report!

Ingesting Silver is Normal

For the internal use of silver, many people feel nervous about swallowing it until they realize that they already do it every day.

Silver is ingested in many foods. Mushrooms contain silver concentrations as high as several hundred parts per billion. Most meats contain silver. According to World Health Organization estimates, people typically consume between 20 and 50 micrograms of silver on a daily basis.

Not surprisingly, silver is found in our bodily tissues. One of the highest concentrations of silver is within the platelets of our blood. This is interesting, as platelets are an essential part of the body’s natural healing response.

Silver is also found in our drinking water, lakes and rivers. The EPA suggests that drinking water should contain less than 0.10 milligrams per liter of water (9) which translates roughly into 0.1 ppm. Note that this is for daily drinking water, which is measured in liters, whereas a 10 ppm silver supplement is taken only teaspoons at a time. The silver within Structured Silver is prepared for optimal benefit and does not require a high concentration.

Although we encounter silver on a daily basis through our diets and environment, not all forms of silver are the same. Some forms of silver can be poisonous, such as silver proteins, silver salts and industrial byproducts containing silver. It is important to distinguish products containing silver from one another. Always ask yourself, “Which form of silver is it?”

Preventative

As a result of its safety, Structured Silver can be used as a full-time preventive antimicrobial. It is excreted so quickly and thoroughly that regular small ingestions (two teaspoons twice daily) are typically recommended for general usage.

Unlike conventional antibiotics, which are only available by prescription and are typically not recommended for long-term use, Structured Silver is able to combat pathogens without creating resistance. This can be helpful for general use, for protection when traveling or for preventive use when visiting places with an elevated risk of infection.

For topical applications such as facial cleansing, hand disinfection or vaginal cleansing daily use is also safe.

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