Disclaimer: Please note that there is no medical cure for coronavirus and all viral infections. Anyone concerned about potential exposure to the virus should contact a public healthcare official in their country for advice.
With the rapid spread of COVID-19 globally and the flu season on its way in the Southern Hemisphere, it is worth being extra vigilant to stave off any chance of infection.
Face masks are now impossible to get ahold of, but according to many experts may offer little protection anyway. Practicing good hygiene and washing hands has been recommended as the best method of avoiding the spread of the disease.
While it has been reported that several groups are working on a vaccine, there is no assurance that this will be ready in the foreseeable future; and many people are looking for other methods of minimizing the risk of infection.
What is Colloidal Silver?
Colloidal silver is a suspension of tiny silver particles in a liquid (In chemistry, a colloid is defined as a mixture in which one substance of microscopically dispersed particles is suspended throughout another).
Because of its safety to humans and its beneficial antimicrobial effects, Colloidal silver was used in ancient Egypt, the Middle East, and India by royal households to keep water and other fluids fresh and to treat various infections. More recently it has been used as an antibacterial component in the coatings of medical dressings.
Antimicrobial Benefits of Colloidal Silver
It is thought that silver particles interfere with certain proteins on the membranes of bacterial cell walls, as well as inside the cell which underlies their antimicrobial effect. Numerous studies support their effectiveness in killing harmful bacteria, including Staphylococcus aureus and E. coli.
But what about viruses? The evidence supporting effectiveness against virus infections is less numerous but several researchers are developing silver nanoparticles as novel antiviral agents.
It is thought that these nanoparticles could potentially block the attachment of the virus to the host cell, thereby preventing replication of the virus. Since silver may attack a wide range of targets in the virus, there is a lower possibility of the virus developing resistance as compared to conventional antiviral drugs.
Our Colloidal Silver Spray
We have been trialing colloidal silver with some of our close customers in Marlborough for several years now and have now decided to make it available through our website.
It has not been tested against COVID-19 and we certainly don't recommend it as the first line of defense against the virus. However, the proven benefits of antimicrobial action are too good to ignore.
Many health conditions have been documented in medical journals as being successfully helped by taking or applying colloidal silver. CS allows the body’s immune system to heal the body in a natural way. It is very well tolerated and to our knowledge does not interact with any medical drug. It is odourless, non-stinging and is suitable for the whole family.