Stop Super-Germs in their Tracks With One Powerful Silver Bullet

MRSA. SARS. Avian flu. These and other big-time bugs called "super-germs" are making headlines almost on a daily basis. People are scared, and rightly so. Super-germs mutate so quickly that antibiotics are virtually useless against them: As soon as an effective one is created, the germ mutates, and the antibiotic becomes obsolete. The same is true of many vaccines.
But there’s no need to feel defenseless because these mutating germs have finally met their match. And it’s been right under our noses all along. It’s colloidal silver.

Colloidal silver just might be the next germ-fighting wonder drug. And not just for the serious threats making headlines: It’s also effective against bacterial infections like strep throat, viruses like the flu, and fungal infections like Candida. No matter how much a germ mutates, it can’t change enough to escape the damaging effects of colloidal silver. And in the process, the silver doesn’t harm human tissue or kill off the good bacteria in the intestine the way antibiotics and other medications do.

Battling America’s No. 1 health crisis

From 1900 to 1940, medical doctors in the U.S. used colloidal and other small-particle silver preparations intravenously to cure otherwise fatal infections. But then sulfa medications, penicillin, and other patented antibiotics were introduced and initially "worked like gangbusters." Since silver preparations were unpatentable, they predictably fell into disuse and were even criticized as "old-fashioned" and "ineffective" by proponents of the patented competitors. Some even claimed that even a little bit of silver is dangerous for your health. (I guess they didn’t realize that silver is a normal part of our diets: Whole wheat and mushrooms are just two of the sources that contain relatively large amounts of silver.)
But all living things, from microbes to men, resist being killed. So after the first two to three decades of being killed off easily, bacteria have developed enough resistance to patented antibiotics that doctors are beginning to get worried again. Patented antifungal medications aren’t working as well as they did at first either, and the number of effective patented anti-viral medications has always been very small. Now the situation is spiraling out of control.

To get an idea of the magnitude of the super-germ problem, take a look at the progression over the years. According to Newsweek, during 1992 at least 13,000 hospital patients died from drug-resistant infections despite being treated with antibiotics. But just one year later, super-germs raised the death toll to 70,000 [1]. As a result, in 1994 the Centers for Disease Control declared super-germs to be America’s No. 1 health crisis [2]. Since that time, the number has skyrocketed to 2 million Americans per year who suffer from hospital-based super-germ infections [3].
While patent medication companies pour billions of dollars into developing patentable "space alien" molecules costing hundreds of dollars per prescription, others are calling for a re-examination of silver’s ability to treat infections of all kinds-bacterial, fungal, and viral-apparently without inducing resistance.

A family of germ-fighting metals

For several years, scientists have been looking closely at silver as the best candidate to thwart the looming epidemic of super-germs. Back in the 70s, a researcher reported on the germ-fighting power of silver. He said, "Thanks to eye-opening research, silver is emerging as a wonder of modern medicine. An antibiotic kills perhaps a half-dozen different disease organisms, but silver kills some 650. Resistant strains fail to develop. Moreover, silver is virtually non-toxic." [4]

Silver belongs to the family of metals that also includes copper and gold (both of which can also have numerous health benefits when they’re used properly). One of the primary concerns people tend to have about using these metals is the risk that they’ll accumulate in the body and lead to heavy metal toxicity. But if you have plenty of antioxidants in your diet, such as selenium, vitamin E, and amino acids like N-acetyl cysteine, you’re safe from any harmful effects from this family of metals. Germs, however, are not.
Once a germ has entered human cells, it becomes more difficult for drugs to attack the infection without also becoming toxic to those cells. But according to a research study published in the European Journal of Biochemistry, silver (and the other metals in this family) bring about a key reaction within the body’s defense system: the production of hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide is lethal to germs, but it’s not harmful to healthy human tissues when they’re protected by plenty of antioxidants [5].

The secret to silver’s success

Although researchers have known of silver’s germ-fighting effects for decades, it wasn’t until 2000 that scientists finally understood why it worked so well. But first, it’s important to understand antibiotics’ Achilles’ heel. Although germs have three vulnerable targets, any single antibiotic can attack only one of them at a time: (1) the germ’s outer membrane, (2) its internal components, or (3) its delicate gene pool. When a germ becomes resistant to an antibiotic, it has learned how to fortify the specific target that the antibiotic attacks. You’d have to take several antibiotics to attack all of the germ’s targets simultaneously.

But that sets the stage for further problems. Taking multiple antibiotics just increases the odds of wiping out enough friendly bacteria to allow an infection by various fungi (including Candida and other yeast). And in place of the friendly bacteria, "resistant" bacteria set up camp, including the infamous, but all-too-common, hospital residents-staph aureus and clostridia.

Antibiotics obviously don’t have what it takes to nip these super-bugs in the bud. But that’s where colloidal silver comes in. Silver attacks all three of the germ’s vulnerable targets at once. First, the silver ions easily rupture a germ’s outer membrane when present in the right amounts, causing the germ’s vital internal components to be exposed in the bloodstream to our white blood cells. While the white blood cells attack the internal components, the micro-particulate silver continues to destroy these vital internal components by cutting up vital enzymes.

The silver ions then easily attack the germ’s third vulnerable target: its delicate gene pool. Silver ions have the ability to reach into the nucleus of the germ, where its gene pool is located. Once they combine with the genes, the genes become paralyzed, and the germ cannot replicate itself [6]

Gearing up for a war on viruses

But silver doesn’t stop at fighting bacteria-it also targets fungal infections, such as athlete’s foot and Candida, as well as viruses, such as the flu, upper respiratory infections, strep throat, and even HIV.

As I mentioned earlier, one of the biggest problems with fighting off germs-whether they be bacteria, viruses, or fungi-is keeping the body’s cells safe and unharmed in the process. When a virus enters your body, it has to attach itself to your body’s cells in order to live, and it actually uses those cells to help reproduce itself. They’re so intertwined that it’s impossible to kill off the virus without killing your body’s cells in the process.

Because of that, your immune system is basically on its own when it comes to fighting a virus after it has entered your body. It does this by creating antibodies that will kill that specific virus and will keep it from coming back again. One mainstream medical solution is to get a vaccine of the specific virus (such as small pox or the measles) before you contract it. That will cause your body to build up antibodies to the virus and prevent you from contracting the real thing. But that’s not the only medical solution. There are a few somewhat- effective patent medications, though they’re laden with side effects. Look up "amantadine" and "acyclovir" for example, or some of the patent medications used against HIV.

Once again, the problem occurs when the virus itself changes. Take the flu, for example. The flu is one of the most common viruses that we face every year. But it’s hard to stay ahead of it because new strains are always developing that are different from the ones that vaccines have been developed to treat. Many flu vaccines are a classic example of "fighting the last war" over again, instead of the present one. Each year it becomes increasingly more clear that what we really need is a broad-spectrum antiviral agent [7]. Which brings us once again to colloidal silver.

A number of emerging medical studies confirm the antiviral properties of silver ions both in the laboratory and in real human studies against some of the most formidable viral organisms, including HIV and herpes [8-10]. A study in 1991 showed that both zinc and silver ions strongly inhibited HIV infection [11]. In 1993, the Washington Post cited laboratory tests showing that a new Japanese silver ion powder actually destroyed both HIV and herpes [12] And when silver is tied to oxygen, it can actually electrocute the germ–which has turned out to be a powerful new way to destroy viruses. [13]

Beginning in the 1970s, several independent researchers found that silver ions easily destroy Candida and other fungi. [14-16] But it wasn’t until a pilot study during the mid- 1990s that included human patients suffering from terminal AIDS that medical researchers established solid evidence showing just how quick and effective silver ions can be in the treatment of Candida as well as HIV.

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  1. accounting says

    I have been using colloidal silver for several years. If it has a metallic taste it means you need it. Just ask my cats. We didn’t catch my grandson’s cold in time and the cats caught it. Yes, they have proven time and again that some “bugs” can cross species. They all made ugly faces and glared at us when we gave them their dropper full but they felt better in no time at all. It works great on pets. I have also used it for a large wart on the bottom of my granddaughter’s foot. I gave silver to her orally and sprayed in on the wart. It’s excellent on cuts and scraps as an antiseptic. I carry a spray bottle with me every where I go. This is one remedy I will never be without. Thanks for a great article, Dr. Wright.

  2. stargate says

    I don’t think the time limitation regarding coloïdal silver consumption is requiered since argyria (the disorder causing bluish skin), the worned-out scarecrow widely used by the pharmaceutical/medical industry to prevent you from using CS, and that have been regulated illegal to sell freely OTC (over the counter) on internet at one time (wonder if it’s still in force in US ?), argyria was I saying, is caused only by silver particules (not colloïdal ions) protein compound usage, period. No argyria has ever been documented on colloïdal silver usage yet (as I know of) !

    Benoit ;¬)

  3. stargate says

    I don’t think the limitation regarding colloïdal silver (CS) consumption limitation is required since argyria (the blue skin disorder), the worned-out scarecrow used by the pharmaceutical/medical industry to discourage you from using it and, because of that, have been restricted (read: illegal) from OTC sell in US on Internet to the least (wonder if this is still in force ?), so, I was saying : argyria is only caused by protein compound of silver particules (NOT colloïdal ions) and has never ever been documented as being caused by colloîdal silver per se (as I can recal) !

    Thanks, Benoit

  4. Molly G says

    Dimitri, please go to , and read all the testimonials on the use of turmeric/curcumin for MRSA and boils. My daughter has MRSA and Lyme disease, and I keep curcumin capsules in her pill box at all times. It helps with so many ailments and dis-eases in the body, and it works miraculously fast on MRSA and the nasty lesions it causes. I’m sorry to say, Bactrim is pretty much useless for this serious infection.

    We also use colloidal silver for viral and fungal infections, and I doubt it would be harmful to take it with the Bactrim. Be sure to check out ALL the possible contraindications and side effects of Bactrim at .

    Blessings to you,

    Molly in Texas

  5. Dimitri says

    My wife has been diagnosed with MRSA (methycillin resistant Staphylococcus) infection on her skin. Her physician has her on Bactrim, a sulfa drug. Can she take colloidal silver at the same time?

  6. Ty says

    I’m a male of 57-years; I’ve had candida (yeast infection) for over thirty years at times pumping large doses of acidophilus into my system with only temporary effects.

    Any testimonies on this Forum the effectiveness against yeast infections in men?

    Thank you.

  7. says

    I agree: GREAT article,Here is additional info. about argyria, it’s usually caused by large particle silver (beware frequent use of cheap home generators incapable of producing quality silver). We have used meso silver (a true colloidal silver) literally in HUGE doses for years with no problem, (in people and pets) wellness and sovereign are ionic and great products but I wouldn’t use them in the same massive doses, I have found silver effective in mrsa , candida etc. Also try cell food topically for a skin infection as well as silver. For a candida problem try silver , plus kolorex , along with eliminating White sugar, yeast etc. try agave ,stevia etc. as sweeteners and a “pearlized” probiotic for a better result , check for other issues sugar , immune etc. for clues with a long term problem , you’d benefit from some alternative help here. There is a great site rating silver products that is very helpful , Also chronic conditions may respond to h2o2 under a alternative providers care as well. Sometimes it means taking a look at the whole picture to get the best results. Best of luck woodstar

  8. Uvita says

    I have an intestinal yeast infection, courtesy of antibiotics. I was told that if you are allergic to silver and gold jewelry, you cannot take colloidal silver or gold. I am only able to wear platinum, because my skin turns blackish green and I get a rash otherwise. I have not been able to get a straightforward answer to this question and would greatly appreciate information!!!! Thank you.

  9. Mary Jane Pichoff says

    I take a host of RX drugs for Osteoarthris, high Cholesterol, Hypertention, Rheumatoid arthritis, allergy, acid reflux, bursitis, Spondyilolisthesis, Macular Degeneration, and various other problems. I would like to know is taking Colloidal Silver would contradict any of these meds. Also, my son has IBS and I would like to know if this silver solution would help him with HIS problems. Thanks!

  10. bigjim says

    Very interesting article! I have had 77 years to read and study,
    but this is the first time I have ever heard of talking silver
    internally. I found Dr. Wright’s article to be a genuine eye-opener.
    I also enjoyed the comments other readers had posted. Perhaps
    the only lack I can see is that several of the readers posted
    questions, for which I could find no answers either in the article or
    in the “comments”.
    Mary Jane Pichoff and Iamfan both asked questions I would love
    to hear the answers to. Perhaps they were answered in the article and I am just overlooking it! THANK YOU!

  11. Tinker says

    A dentist prescribed Tylenol with Codeine for an abcessed tooth one Sunday. It was an emergency painkiller to get me through until Monday, when he could get me in. The medicine did not stop the pain and I spent the night using ice and sick to the stomach.
    I remembered that when a crown cracked and became infected … once again, thanks to Murphy’s Law, on a weekend. This time I drank and mouth-washed with colloidal silver. Minimal pain and I made it to the dentist. This got me thinking … colloidal silver mouthwash after a good brush and floss might be a solution I could deal with … pun intended.
    I use it in the cats’ water, diluted, to help them fight off intestinal parasites and tooth problems. It is great to fight flu and colds, when I am not using Fire Cider. I follow it a few hours later with yogurt to replace healthy intestinal flora. The cats like plain yogurt, so they benefit also.
    I made my own generator following instructions from a site on Yahoo, blogged by a man calling himself jjon. Handy and easy, and cost under $15. Commercially made 2 oz. costs that much where I live.

  12. nonquasinym-pakistani says

    If there is indeed a lack of medical studies, it might be due to an awareness that the results would devastate the pharmaceutical industry. For, example Linus Pauling discovered an easily-provable CURE for heart disease ( that is being utterly ignored by the medical estalbishment.

  13. Anonymous says

    To any above poster who thinks or believes that silver is helpful, go read the medical literature. It is pure quackery. There is absolutely no current (as in done in the last 3 decades) medical research that indicates that silver is helpful in the body in any way, shape or form. Calling it colloidal, ionic blah blah blah doesn’t matter. It’s people selling you snake-oil like the guys that used to show up at the county fair with magic tonics that would cure all of your ills. Don’t believe it. Believe this: Because it has not been properly studied in controlled clinical trials, there is no clear answer as to how much silver will cause argyria (turning blue in the skin) or in the eyes if used as eyedrops (I think the term for this is argeriosis). Likely the amount needed to cause argyria will differ from one person to the next.

    All of the medical studies indicate that it does not seem to be toxic in any way, but that it is not useful “in vivo” – the medical term for “in the body”. In vitro (in a petri dish in other words) silver will kill bacteria, but YOUR BODY IS NOT A PETRI DISH. The silver is much more likely to bond with other compounds present in your body long before it will be available to fight infections.

    The only suggestion that actually makes sense is to potentially fight an eye infection until you can get the correct antibiotics or for a mouthwash to prevent an infection in a laceration or open mouth wound as suggested is not unreasonable, if the silver solution is used for a short time and then discontinued.

    Go to the Pub Med website: or Google for alternate opinions, particularly read about the people who have turned blue:

    If you turn blue after using silver products of any kind without doing some investigation of your own into the subject, then you have no-one to blame but yourself.

  14. Anonymous food Science Doc says

    OK anonymous…LISTEN

    It’s a FACT that silver cure many problems and help the human race, but we are in a society where drugs and pills are often the solution to any problem and recommended by doctors to run the $$$ business.

    Here you have a really brillant doctor, that don’t recommend pills or drug just simply natureopathic silver to help fight bacterial problems and other diseases !

    -Before 1936, silver was used as a anti-bacterial ”drug” with very good sucess.

    -Silver is now used to help restore the 3rd degree skin burn at some high tech hospital. They make a silver fabric made with pure silver to band the patient and the skin become like new after some time. No need of new banding, no need to removed infectious mucus, no need to boost antibiotic ( no need in fact) and in many case the hair come back also !!

    -I use it myself to cure everything.

    Silver is an amazing metal we should use it more to save more live naturally. The planet gave us everything to solve all our problem but the society want us to learn new ”SCIENCE of pharmacology ” to run the economy and make us SICKER and we lost so many knowledge we had back in time…

  15. Anonymous says

    I wonder why we have so many amounts of minerals in our systems and how our bodies use these, in their proper proportions of course. JAM

  16. Anonymous1 says

    Its funny that people like you go to a website were pepole talking about there own personal benefits of using CS and you discredid everything they say
    Who has time to do that and why ?
    It smells like you are being paid to do this!

  17. Anonymous says

    Is it possible to 100 % cure from hepatitis B ? To get rid of HBSAg antigene with drinking of colloidal silver ? ?

  18. Anonymous says

    My son was diagnoised with mersa and after taking collodial silver for a week he went back to the doctor and was retested and the infection could not be detected. I aslo has a fungus on my baby toe. I began to take silver for one issue and noticed that the longer I took it the better my toe began to look. After about 5 months my toe was back to its original color. The doctor wanted to prescribe me pills with tons of side affects and told me that it would take two years before my fungus totally cleared. My sister’s kids has a rash, she paid 100 for a prescription for both children. The rash was still present after using the prescribed cream. She began giving the silver internally and applying it to the rash and in less than a week the rash was totally gone and never returned. I am a believer in silver.

  19. Anonymous says

    I was having heavy congestion in my lungs – coughing a lot, and was feeling really bad. This was going on for a year and I couldn’t seem to get over it. I didn’t want to go to the doctors because they would just prescribe drugs….I finally bought some colloidal silver not at all thinking this would help me as my conditon was serious – In three days I was breathing normal – no congestion. I called my Mom up and she said wow you sound so much better, and I said yes I can breathe again!!! I feel great. This is a true story. I’m sold on Coloidal Silver. Without it I would have probably gotten much sicker and ended up in the hospital. But I’m normal again. My lungs are normal and I feel great!!! And it didn’t cost me but $15. If I had gone to the doctors no telling how much I would have spent – plus them telling me I have a cronic lung disease etc – creating fear etc. I have no use for the medical world. If I break a leg or arm then I will go to them, but healthwise they are clueless and only resort to drugs and surgery.

  20. perfectmus says

    “Colloidal silver just might be the next germ-fighting wonder drug” Your wrong…. IT IS the Answer to these super critters!

    Colloidal Silver Atoms, the smallest particle size on the planet is an absolute answer to these terrifying bugs, as well as Germ Warfare attacks.

    For much too long the medicinal industry has treated viruses and bugs with viruses and bugs…. then they try nanoparticle products which are ginormous in comparison to atom size silver particles.

    Atom size silver particles will penetrate the most stubborn virus or bacteria and destroy them….yes including lab engineered viruses and bacteria.

    Colloidal silver now comes in 3000 PPP to 15000 PPM.

    Depending on the severity of the condition you may choose accordingly.

  21. Jeff says

    I’m a type 1 diabetic & other than taking Lantus of a morning I rely solely on natural remedies & every few years when I go to see a doctor they’re dumbfounded @ how healthy I am. I got MRSA crawling around under a house in Joplin after the tornado re-plumbing it & my arm swelled up like a football. I’m only 150lb. It was horrible & in a matter of hrs. the skin was dying & I got a deep hole in my arm & it kept getting bigger. When I got home I cleaned it out with cell renew silver & the next day kept dropping it on the wound & 2 days later the swelling was gone as well as the severe soreness. I used a silver gel from Wal-Mart & taped a bandage pad over the wound changing it & re-applying ass well as re-applying the cellfood twice a day for 2 more days, then once a day until it was totally healed. Totally cured with no more problems. All this cost me around $20! Hard telling how much it would’ve cost me to go to the hospital & whether or not I would still have an arm or how many thousands of dollars I would be in debt if I would’ve lived through it! Everyone I know that saw my arm & how I healed it doubts anything I have to say about natural remedies anymore & they all have asked me how to fix help with their various problems & I have successfully:)

  22. vivemeros says

    i am hiv+ and am still a little skeptical that colloidal silver will work for me…. i asked my doctor about c.s and he said that HE CAN NOT TELL ME TO STOP TAKING MY ANTIRETROVIRALS and that COLLOIDAL SILVER WILL KILL THE VIRUS but he gave me a compelling look in the eyes and said IF YOU BELIEVE THAT THIS WILL HELP YOU I DON’T SEE WHY YOU SHOULDNT TAKE IT…. i think that the doctors that know about colloidal silver know that it will kill the virus…. if you have a humane doctor like i have you will get the same message that i did…. telling you yes without saying yes…… i asked another doctor and he totally renounced it eventhough he did not know what it was????? i have been using it for 2 weeks and when i get my blood work done and see results i will make that finall decidion to stop taking the antiretrovirals completely and take back my life….

  23. kathy lake says

    I have had many positive results with cs , from curing pneumonia
    , strep throat, bleeding gums, acne, infections after surgery staples became infected, cuts, bites, animal tumors, ect… also a friend of mine had went to the ER with severe stomach pain, but before he left i had him drink a glass of cs water, he was told he had a hole in his colon that was leaking poisons into his body prepared him for surgery where they were going to cut him open from the top of his stomach on down, give him a colostomy bag. but when they x-rayed again before surgery the hole had closed up, the doctors were amazed , could not believe it had closed on it own! He spent 8 days in the hospital and did not have to have the surgery, he said i saved his life! For if he hadn’t pf drank the water the toxins would have killed him. I have not had anyone say that it hasn’t worked. This is a gift from God, natural, and does not have any side effects. It works!

  24. Anonymous says

    I just started taking colloidal silver a few days ago and I have been feeling really dizzy. I have been taking 1 tsp. 3x a day. Is this common? Should I stop taking it?

  25. Truly a Jem says

    Colloidal silver has been incredibly effective. A few years ago I tried some MesoSilver. I took one dose of the prescribed amount (it was either one half a teaspoon or a teaspoon), and within an hour I was overwhelmed with emotions and very sleepy. Since it was a Saturday, I was able to sleep for several hours.

    Then I started taking only a few drops at a time. I could only take about 4 drops. I must’ve been full of Candida albicans, because if I took too much or too often, I would get a severe Herx reaction. In any case after a few days I started getting a sore throat, so I backed off and the problem went away. I found out that this is typical of die-off.

    Anyway, I waited a few weeks and started with drops. I then would only take them at bedtime, and even if I took too many I’d have extreme thirst and a headache the next morning. I only did this treatment on the weekends. I also had a mild type of “itching”, or more like a mild very slight biting feeling all over my body (skin). I went very slowly several different times, sometimes waiting a month or so in-between. I felt progressively better and bettter. It also cleared up a wart.

    A couple of years went by and I tried another brand called, “Silver Biotics”, as did a friend. I took several bottles
    and we both reported no discernable effect. I thought perhaps I just didn’t need it. Then I got a really bad viral infection (a mutant version of the H1N1) that went into lower respiratory bacterial infection. The Silver Biotics did NOTHING. I did more research and found out that it is IONIC silver, which almost immediately bonds with the salts inside your body, and makes silver chloride. I ordered 2 bottles of Meso Silver and used that orally, in a nebulizer, in a sinus rinse and as a nose spray. It helped clear things up, but didn’t magically happen overnight. Many people have been down with this for over 6 – 7 weeks, relapsing and having a residual cough.

    After doing more research, I am now ready to give Sovereign Silver and/or Argentyn 23 a try.

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