The expanding clinical challenge of respiratory tract infections due to resistant bacteria necessitates the development of new forms of therapy. The development of a compound composed of silver coupled to a methylated caffeine carrier (silver carbene complex 1 [SCC1]) that demonstrated in vitro efficacy against bacteria, including drug-resistant organisms, isolated from patients with respiratory tract infections was described previously. The findings of current in vitro studies now suggest that bactericidal concentrations of SCC1 are not toxic to airway epithelial cells in primary culture,
'We are constantly filtering all kinds of bacteria
As Phyllis A. Balch and Dr. James F. Balch write in Prescription for Nutritional Healing, colloidal silver can safely and inexpensively protect you from infection in a wide variety of ways: "Topically, it can be used to fight fungal infections of the skin or nails and to promote the healing of burns, wounds, cuts, rashes, and sunburn. It can be used on toothaches and mouth sores, as eye drops and as a gargle to fight tooth decay and bad breath. It can also be used as sterilizer and can even be sprayed on air-conditioning filters and air ducts and vents to prevent germs from growing." In addition to those found in air conditioning vents, germs make many other aspects of our environment both unhealthy as healthy as it can make your body.
Quickly and Effectively
"Like werewolves and vampires, bacteria have a weakness: silver. The precious metal has been used to fight infection for thousands of years — Hippocrates first described its antimicrobial properties in 400 bc — but how it works has been a mystery. Now, a team led by James Collins, a biomedical engineer at Boston University in Massachusetts, has described how silver can disrupt bacteria, and shown that the ancient treatment could help to deal with the thoroughly modern scourge of antibiotic resistance. The work is published today in Science Translational Medicine "
Many antibiotics are thought to kill their targets by producing reactive oxygen compounds, and Collins and his team showed that when boosted with a small amount of silver these drugs could kill between 10 and 1,000 times as many bacteria."
Antibiotic resistance is a major problem.
Is There Some Other Way To Get Colloidal Silver Into the Body, Quickly and Effectively?
|Inhalation of Silver Nanoparticles Results in "Miraculous" Protection Against colds, flu, pneumonia and other upper respiratory infections|
Our report on the use of aerosolized silver as an antimicrobial for pulmonary infections joins a recent resurgence in interest in silver compounds that includes the development of several different preparations for topical use, some of which incorporate nanocrystalline silver (5, 10). This report is the first to investigate the direct nebulization of a silver carbene complex in solution as a potential therapy for pulmonary infections. Given that SCC1 appears to be safe and effective in these animal models of lung infection, further studies of SCC1 and other silver carbene compounds, either directly aerosolized in solution or in a nanoparticle suspension (17), appear to be warranted. Nebulized silver-based antimicrobials may serve as useful adjuncts to the current therapies for difficult-to-treat pulmonary infections.
This work was supported by awards to C.L.C. and S.L.B. from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (awards HL04277 and HL077382, respectively); to C.L.C. and W.J.Y. from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (award AI067856); to C.L.C. as a Scholar of the Child Health Research Center in Developmental Biology at the Washington University School of Medicine (award HD01487); to W.J.Y. from the National Science Foundation (award 0315980); and to the Children's Discovery Institute of St. Louis Children's Hospital and the Washington University School of Medicine for support of the lung epithelial cell core.
Microbe Tested: Candida albicans [ Example of Candida albicans ]
Results: Reduction of population counts from >1 billion to undetectable in two minutes.Source
|Nonetheless, in each model, the SCC1 aerosol decreased the lung bacterial burden, indicating that it had a beneficial antibacterial effect.|
Dr. Marcial-Vega says there are no concerns about using this treatment because colloidal silver has no toxicity and no side effects if used intelligently. He has used the colloidal silver nebulizer treatments on infants, the elderly, and AIDS patients with pneumonia and has seen great results. All have responded quickly to the treatment even when no other approach seemed to help - and no one reported any adverse reactions.
Nebulizers are widely used to treat asthma, and are readily available at stores nationwide. The cost generally runs between $69 and $120 for the machine. Each member of the family should have their own mask, and both adult and pediatric sizes are available for a few dollars each. But the entire family can share the nebulizer machine and the tubing.
COLLOIDAL SILVER VERSUS BACTERIA AND VIRUSES
"I have a friend who has suffered for years from chronic pneumonitis, caused by Pseudomonas.
Sputum cultures were consistently positive, despite massive doses of horribly expensive antibiotics. Then colloidal silver was suggested, and taken. Sputum cultures since have been negative, and the patient's general health and vitality greatly improved. Her internist can't deny the improvement, but won't attribute it to the silver, of course! It would have occurred anyway; the silver just happened to come on the scene at the right time. Uh-huh." -- Dr. Paul Hine, M.D. (retired ophthalmologist)