Brief History of Colloidal Silver
The ancient Romans and Greeks found that liquids would stay fresh longer
if put in silver containers. Our own American pioneers found that a silver dollar
put in a jug of milk would delay spoilage. They also found that if they would keep
their silverware "hidden" in their water barrel, slime wouldn't grow on the surface.
By the turn of the 20th century, scientists understood that the body's most
important fluids are colloidal in nature; suspended ultra-fine particles. For
example, blood, as a colloid, carries nutrition and oxygen to the body cells.
It wasn't until the late 1800's that Western scientists accepted silver
as a proven germ fighter. After learning that the body's chief fluids were colloidal
in nature, many of the endless possibilities which could occur from the use of
colloids in medicine were explored. As a result, a silver solution known as
Colloidal Silver became widely used in medicine as one of the main-stays of
Throughout the early 1900's Colloidal Silver rapidly gained recognition
as one of the best infection-preventative agents, but unfortunately its use was
short lived. Prior to 1938, Colloidal Silver was used by physicians as a
mainstream antibiotic treatment and was considered quite "high-tech."
The high cost of silver combined with the fact that silver solutions could not be
patented, motivated the development of more profitable and more potent
infection fighting drugs. Silver was put on the back burner while the powerful new
antibiotic drugs became the choice of medical treatment.
But serious problems developed. Thirty years after the discovery of antibiotics,
many types of bacteria once susceptible to these drugs had built immunities to
them. Silver's comeback in medicine began in the 1970's. Now, the technology
exists to properly manufacture Colloidal Silver, and at a much more economical
Today, silver is used by the Soviets to sterilize recycled water aboard their space