The most common use of colloidal silver which most people are familiar with is as a dietary supplement. The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) places almost all silver solutions in the same category; colloidal silver.
One of the most common claims made by silver supplement companies is that colloidal silver is effective for allergies.
This article takes a look into this claim.
WHAT IS COLLOIDAL SILVER?
Colloidal silver is a liquid product that is commonly sold. It contains tiny particles of pure silver. These pieces are so tiny that they cannot be seen with human eyes. These flakes of silver are suspended in solution. The solution could be demineralized but is usually water. The pieces are called silver particles.
However, generally, silver supplements are said to have very similar benefits. Companies claim the colloidal silver can work as an antibiotic in the body. They also claim that it can be very beneficial for wound dressing.
WHAT CAN COLLOIDAL SILVER DO FOR THE BODY?
Even though it seems like people are just discovering colloidal silver on the internet, it has been in existence for centuries.
People have favoured silver for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
COLLOIDAL SILVER AND ALLERGIES
In order to determine whether colloidal silver can really help the body, we need to understand what allergies are.
Allergies happen when your immune system comes in contact with a foreign substance that causes a reaction. This substance could be pet fur, smoke, pollen, etc. usually, the substance is one that wouldn’t normally cause other people to react.
Of course, colloidal silver cannot erase your allergy or make your immune system tolerate something that you are allergic to. Rather, colloidal silver is said to treat allergy symptoms.
Most people show their allergies by swelling of the face, a runny nose, and swollen eyes. Colloidal silver is said to be able to relieve colds, congestions, and puffy eyes that are caused by allergies.
DOES COLLOIDAL SILVER WORK FOR ALLERGIES?
If you were hoping to get a straight answer, you might be slightly disappointed. However. You’ll get the true answer.
There is insufficient research to give a definite answer. However, people all around the world have used colloidal silver so even without research, we can take a good guess.
A lot of people who have used colloidal silver for allergies report zero change. They claimed that it did absolutely nothing to help with their allergies.
On the other hand, some people absolutely swear by the stuff. They claim that it has helped them treat their allergies and feel much better.
SO WHAT IS THE SMART THING TO DO?
That totally depends on you. Everyone’s immune system is different. Colloidal silver might end up working for you and it might not. There is only one way to find out.
HOW TO USE COLLOIDAL SILVER FOR ALLERGIES?
You can easily purchase colloidal silver online. It is best to fully follow the manufacturer’s instructions on dosage and application.
This is very important because even if we aren’t certain whether colloidal silver is actually good for allergies, we are very certain that it can be dangerous when used in a certain way.
RISKS OF SILVER SUPPLEMENTS
It is important to mention that there are several risks associated with silver supplements.
Firstly, there is no proof that the human body needs silver. The studies that have been carried out on silver supplements do not provide any backing for the claims that silver supplement companies profess.
At best, silver has minimal benefits and can only help when taking in moderated quantities.
At worse, it could lead to very terrible complications. Some of these possible complications are:
- A reduction in the ability of your body to absorb important medications. This means that if you are ill and need medications such as thyroxines and antibiotics, they may not work for you as they should.
- Argyria: If you have too much silver in your body, you could develop Argyria. This is very common when ionic silver is consumed. When a person develops Argyria, their skin changes colour and becomes bluish-grey. Sadly, the colour change caused by Argyria is usually permanent even if the person stops taking silver supplements. Admittedly, it takes a lot of silver to cause this condition. This is why you should stick to the dosage and stop it if it doesn’t work for you. Even if it does, do not overuse it.
Allergies are terrible. However, know that if you’re getting colloidal silver for your allergies, you are experimenting on yourself. Depending on the type of person you are, this piece of information should help you decide whether or not to take a risk with colloidal silver.