WHAT IS COLLOIDAL SILVER?
Colloidal silver is a form of pure silver suspended as microscopic flakes in demineralised water. Silver has long been used in hospitals as a topical wound dressing as it has been shown to be antibacterial and to promote healing, particularly in the healing of burns and to treat conditions such as:
- Skin rashes
- Sinus infections
- and more
Studies have concluded that there are potential side-effects to promote the use of colloidal silver internally, but its use topically has been proven to be safe and shown to enhance healing.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Research has shown that colloidal silver attaches to the proteins on the cell walls of bacteria, damaging their cell membranes. This allows the silver ions to pass into the cells where they can interfere with the bacteria’s metabolic processes and damage the DNA, causing cell death.
There is no known bacteria or virus that can survive in the presence of silver, as it disrupts the respiration process.
WHERE TO USE IT
Colloidal silver is also a valuable natural addition to hand sanitisers as it both aids in the destruction of microbial bacteria and is healing and protective for the sensitive skin on your hands. It serves as an added line of defence against infection.
We recommend this silver-based hand sanitiser from our sister brand, CLEANSKIN ORGANICS as an alternative to alcohol-based hand sanitisers.
It is important to always use colloidal silver from a reputable skincare or health brand as they will make sure that they are using the safe non-ionic silver in the correct form.
The best and most consistent way of preventing the spread of the viruses – and reducing your risk of contracting it – remains washing your hands with soap and water as a first choice, and avoiding touching your face as much as possible (via cdc.gov).
Feature image: Annie Spratt