What is colloidal silver?
Colloidal silver is tiny, charged silver particles suspended in a solution that reacts to the environment and has antimicrobial properties. Colloidal silver has been used for centuries and is considered one of the most important antimicrobial treatments. Colloidal silver also become very popular in the skincare industry. With its reputation as a bacteria guzzler, it’s popping up in more and more products that aim to kill bacteria and treat skin antimicrobial conditions.
What are the benefits of colloidal silver?
With its stand-out bacteria-killing properties, Colloidal Silver works to kill a range of microbes, bacteria, and fungi. It fights bacteria without destroying the natural flora of your skin. Furthermore, Colloidal Silver also can heal wounds. Cosmetic and clinical research shows that when silver is applied to wounds it causes tissues to repair and regenerate. As a result, silver is often used topically to treat burns.
How does colloidal silver work?
Colloidal Silver is toxic to germs and has been shown to have the ability to destroy over 650 microorganisms including bacteria, fungi and even some viruses. Current scientific research suggests that Colloidal Silver work by sticking to microbial cells. Once attached they penetrate the cell wall and disrupt the bacteria’s ability to function.
How is colloidal silver used?
Colloidal silver is often used for its antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral activity. It comes in many forms, including topical solutions, nasal sprays, liquid solutions to be taken by mouth or used in the eyes, and intravenous formulations. Most commonly, colloidal silver in skincare can be found in lotions and creams as it can be applied topically to the skin to fight against bacteria.
Who should use colloidal silver?
Unless you have a specific allergy to silver, it should be perfectly safe to use topical colloidal silver across all skin types and ages.