Many of us have heard about Colloidal Silver. It has been made popular by way of the Internet and people who believe in its benefits, no matter what they may be. The fact is that it has become quite interesting. It gets many searches each day by people who are looking to prevent and “cure” conditions. But, does Colloidal Silver have a role in anti-aging?

It could depending on who you ask.  Some will tell you that it does wonders in preventing and curing  illness like gastroenteritis, HIV, fighting bacteria and viruses and even cancer. Others claim that it has proven to keep hepatitis C from progressing. The medical community, on the other hand says that nothing proves Colloidal Silver has any healing properties.

However, there are some scientific studies that are showing the benefits of Colloidal Silver when taken to fight off or reduce the symptoms related to gastroenteritis. Having said all that, manufacturers suggest that it is taken regularly to support the immune system.

The problem that many people fear is directly related to the silver and that it can turn the individual bluish in color. Of course, that is the extreme when it is taken in large doses and for long periods of time. The medical term for the skin, eyes, internal organs, nails and gums is  argyria (ahr-JIR-e-uh). What’s unfortunate is that this is irreversible. And the fact that this product is being marketed by manufacturers as a “cure-all” has led the FDA to take action against the makers for these exact health claims.

The point of this article is to make others aware of this product and that it can play a role in anti-aging. The claims that it boosts the immune system are enough to enter it here. Whether you choose to use it or not is entirely up to you and any individual.

One thing that can be said about it is that it can be ingested, used as drops in the ears, as a topical treatment for eczema, dermatitis and other rashes, as well as for a slew of other things, as mentioned above. As a consumer, I have used it in different ways. When there was a bout of gastro going around in the home, I took it to fight the symptoms. While I did have some of the symptoms, they were far less intense than they were with the others around me.

In another case, it was used as a topical treatment for dermatitis that has troubled me for a number of years. After having seen many doctors and dermatologists and having tried a multitude of ointments to no avail, I turned to natural treatments. While other things offered some relief, nothing got rid of it or got anywhere near that. So, I tried colloidal silver to cure dermatitis or at least offer more relief. I was astounded that it disappeared only after a few applications directly on the affected area!

So, after having tried it myself, I could say that it has a place in my home and I would never go without it. If for nothing else, I know I can rely on the Colloidal Silver to cure dermatitis and it left no scarring or other signs. And yes, my skin is still skin-colored, not blue.