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Silver

A precious metal with the highest electrical conduction properties of any metal. It is used mainly in jewelry, photography, and for scientific and industrial purposes. It has been used as the basis for currencies in the past. Silver is traded as a commodity on various security exchanges. Like many precious metals, silver is volatile but generally maintains relatively high prices.
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Because colloidal silver in most cases has continued to be effectual in protecting against and treating all manner of microorganisms -- and the human body shows no signs of developing immunity against it -- such natural therapies will surely continue to be observed.
Taking colloidal silver has never been proven to have any antibacterial effects.
According to the report, FDA has warned about at least eight of these 12 ingredients, some as long ago as 1993; those eight supplements were chaparral, colloidal silver, comfrey, country mallow, germanium, kava, lobelia and yohimbe.
Rivera first collaborated with a number of University researchers to focus attention on understanding the microbiological processes involved, the speed of filtration, the use of colloidal silver as well as the strength of the filters.
Colloidal silver supplements can be bought from health shops, although a report by Harvard University last year warned there is no proof that taking silver by mouth has any benefits.
Formulations associated with recent cases of argyria include topical nasal sprays for allergies, (5-7) silver-containing nutritional supplements, (8,9) homemade remedies containing silver, (10) silver therapies for diabetes, (11) and a colloidal silver preparation to treat arthritis.
The Adverse Drug Reactions Advisory Committee (ADRAC) has issued a warning on colloidal silver products, due to toxicity reports associated with its long term use (1).
20) Xtreme Scents' Silver XP Scent Eliminator Spray is a dual-action odor destroyer containing colloidal silver for use on clothes and equipment.
Metal colloids are reactive and can act as reducing agents, bind to proteins, and denature enzymes, and they are efficacious as bactericides in topical formulations (2); however, the oral administration of metallic colloids, in particular colloidal silver protein, has been reported to have toxic effects (2).
May Render Colloidal Silver and Other Nano Silver Technologies Obsolete
Ayurvedic guru Nish Joshi - whose clients include Cate Blanchett, Kate Moss and Sadie Frost - prescribes shots of colloidal silver (pure silver molecules suspended in water).
The FTC complaint targeted ForMor for allegedly making false or unsubstantiated claims in advertising for various substances, including Kava Kava, shark cartilage and colloidal silver.