Due to ignorance as to what exactly constitutes REAL colloidal silver and the absence of some Standard and highly inaccurate descriptions, this substance has been banned by legislation and is currently in the DOG HOUSE because of it.
When considering the much used description “Colloidal Silver” and considering what groups of atomic silver clusters at pico and nano metre size actually are, the description of it being likened to a colloid is incorrect.
Even today, after a decade of research and experimentation and making many discoveries as to what actually constitutes so-called colloidal silver and reaching a point, where its properties including that for the water used can be identified.
During the early part of the 1900s, silver products called colloidal silver were being introduced as a form of alternative medication for a wide variety of infections. Silver per se was already known as an effective antiseptic and biocide.
There has been increased interest in the role of anti-Proteus antibodies in the aetiology of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and whether chemotherapeutic agents active against Proteus species might reduce the risk and/or exacerbations of RA. We examined the in-vitro antibacterial effects of ten different silver preparations which were either ionic silver [Ag(I)] solutions or nanoparticulate silver (NPS) (Ag0) suspensions against ATCC and two wild (clinical) strains of Proteus. The data establish the low minimum inhibitory concentration and minimum bactericidal concentration of all the silver formulations tested against these four Proteus strains. In a pilot study, a potent NPS preparation ex vivo showed long-lasting anti-Proteus activity in a normal human volunteer
The interaction of nanoparticles with biomolecules and micro-organisms is an expanding field of research. Within this field, an area that has been largely unexplored is the interaction of metal nanoparticles with viruses.