Silver has been prized for its beauty and utility for centuries, but did you know it also has unique health-giving properties? We asked the experts from Active Silver to explain
Q: What are the health properties of silver?
A: Silver has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties, so it has many medical applications. It can be effective against infection and illness, and can help strengthen the immune system. In Ancient Greece, they dropped a silver coin in a barrel of water to keep it fresh and prevent bacteria growing.
Q: How is silver used in medicine?
A: It was very commonly used until the introduction of antibiotics in the 1930s, and is still used in hospitals to coat instruments. It’s also found in sticking plasters, wound dressings to aid healing, and water systems as a bactericide.
Q: What conditions can silver be used to treat?
A: Colloidal silver products can be used on a huge range of aliments, from acne, allergies, bites, burns, cuts, coughs, colds, and ear and eye infections, to eczema, fungal infection, heat and nappy rash, psoriasis, sore throats, ulcers, veruccas and more. It’s both a preventative and an aid to healing, and an essential for the household first aid kit.
Q: Is silver suitable for children and pets?
A: Yes, it’s a great natural alternative to antibiotics and modern medicine, and so gentle it can be used for babies too. Try it as an alternative to steroids for skin irritations.
Q: How should I store colloidal silver gels?
A: You can keep them in the fridge, so apart from the soothing effect on bumps, bruises and skin irritations, it also has a lovely cooling effect.
Q: What products can I find in the Active Silver range?
A: Active Silver is a UK family business manufacturing the finest quality Colloidal Silver, Colloidal Gold and related products to help improve health, skin conditions and aliments in people and animals.
Q: How are the products made?
A: We have over 20 years’ experience manufacturing Colloidal Silver and over 50 years’ experience in Water Filtration. We are passionate about manufacturing the highest quality, safest and purest Colloidal Silver. Our technology is one of the best, creating the smallest particles of silver on the market.
We manufacture Active Silver using the purest silver (99.999%) and ultra-pure water, which is filtered via our 9-stage purification system, producing less than 1ppm of dissolved solids. All our products are hand-made with care in our laboratory, and formulated from the highest quality natural plant oils, plant extracts and noble metals. They are vegan friendly and not tested on animals.
Q: Can I use Active Silver if I am on antibiotics?
A: You should speak to your doctor or health care practitioner, but there are no known side effects or reaction with other medications and one cannot overdose, however, it’s advised you stick to the recommended dose. Colloidal Silver is known to actually help enhance the effectiveness of antibiotics and we’ve heard some antibiotics are now being coated in silver!
Q: How can I find out more?
A: Visit our website at www.active-silver.co.uk for full details of our range