I just posted on Facebook pictures of two colloidal silver generators, the Silver Lungs and the Ionexx. More and more people are learning about the wondrous healing ability of “colloidal silver”, and it’s truly amazing that it is effective against such a wide range of pathogens (germs), including bacteria, viruses, and fungi. You can make your own!

In solution form silver can be sprayed into the nose and throat (and eyes, if a fine mist is used), swallowed,  and even inhaled from a nebulizer to get it into the lungs and bloodstream. It also comes in gel form for topical use on scrapes, cuts, burns, insect bites, and rashes.

Since silver is  effective against even MRSA,  it may well have saved those who succumbed to the flesh-eating bacteria if silver gel had been applied to skin-damaged areas in timely fashion. Since it kills viruses, I apply the gel to tick and mosquito bites immediately to help prevent serious infections that are sometimes carried by these pests. Being an anti-inflammatory as well, it relieves itching quickly.

Much of the evidence for silver’s use against infections is anecdotal, but I know of its value from personal use. And there are numerous scientific studies that show how it is effective against at least 600 pathogens, including those resistant to antibiotics. There is a synergistic effect, that is , silver used along with these antibiotics often renders them effective once more against germs that have become resistant.

I have used the Silver Lungs generator for years now, and am entirely satisfied with it. I recently bought the Ionexx silver generator for comparison, as it only costs $99 compared to the Silver Lungs price of $259.99 ( or the deluxe version $349.95) That is much more money, but let’s compare the systems.

The Silver Lungs generator is a professional  grade unit that uses the largest pure silver rods you can find, and they will last a lifetime. I took a photo of them along side of those in the Ionexx product, which “should last you a year or two”. With each of the generators you use direct DC current applied to pure silver rods in distilled water to produce ionized silver in solution.

With the Silver Lungs you get a professional grade Erlenmeyer flask and you have the option of producing solutions of either 10 or 20 ppm (parts per million) at the flip of a switch. The Ionexx advertises 10 ppm, but the solution mine produced tested only 5 ppm. With the Silver Lungs you get 36 ounces of solution after 2 hours (for 10 ppm) or 3 hours (for 20 ppm), with an automatic shutoff. With the Ionexx you get around 4 ounces of solution. Plugging it in starts the process, then you press Start on your iPhone app, as a timer, and when the red line at the bottom on the app reaches its full span, you push stop and unplug the machine.

One thing the Ionexx people don’t tell you up front is that you have to first pour water of around 34 degrees into the reservoir before pouring distilled water into the jar. With Silver Lungs you pour room-temperature distilled water into the flask and turn it on.

I recommend the “deluxe” Silver Lungs kit which includes a large storage bottle (choice of clear or amber), an eye and ear dropper, a nasal sprayer, a throat sprayer, a laser pointer for checking the consistency of the solution, and a test meter to verify the ppm level. (a TDS meter, for Total Dissolved Solids)

Another commonly used silver generator is the “Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator” from the Silver Edge, a website run by Steve Barwick that I recommend you visit. They don’t supply a jar, but you just grab a mason jar which the generator sits on, and a hose bubbles air through the distilled water in it, producing a 10 ppm solution. Its thinner silver wires may need to be replaced, and there is disagreement over whether the silver oxide produced by the  bubbling is helpful or harmful. The Silver Lungs uses a magnetic stirring bar in the flask that maintains a closed system, which I prefer. The Silver Edge unit runs $349.95, but both Silver Edge and Silver Lungs often have sales when you can save $100 on the price.

Since a 4 ounce bottle of colloidal silver from a health food store or online will cost around $30 you can see how generating 36 ounces in two or three hours whenever you want to will soon pay off big time. By generating just two batches you have silver solution worth enough to have more than paid for the machine!

I have provided many friends and family members with colloidal silver and have many testimonies of how much it has helped them, including success in healing sinus infections that were not going away with antibiotics, etc. (in fact antibiotics, which are not generally recommended for sinus infections can result in overgrowth of fungi, which often remain as the sole cause of the sinus infection, but which are sensitive to colloidal silver!)

The optimum regimen for sinus infection treatment with silver is not known exactly  at this point. Some find healing with only spraying the silver solution into the nose and throat, while others may find additional help with rinsing the sinuses with silver solution in a netti pot. At any rate it’s great to avoid antibiotics as much as possible, as they harm our immune systems for up to a year or two.

Here’s a quick word about colloidal silver vs ionic silver. When you generate silver solutions by electrolysis, you are generating ionic silver, that is individual ions of silver suspended in distilled water (ALWAYS use distilled water, and never “filtered” or “spring” or any other water). This solution is best stored in blue or amber glass bottles as it may be decomposed by sunlight. It is great for use in the nose, throat, and eye.

True colloidal silver is composed of particles of silver suspended in water, and is formed by adding a reducing substance, often a sugar, to the ionic form, which results in a solution that is usually yellow or gold in color and may be stored in clear glass bottles.  It is preferred when swallowed since it is more stable in the stomach. Ionic silver binds to the chlorine in your stomach acid to form silver chloride, which loses its germ-killing effects. The term “colloidal silver” is generally used for both the ionic and colloidal forms.

Here’s one way that I find ionic silver to be so useful. At the first sign of a cold or sore throat spray the nostrils 2-3 times as you inhale, and the same with the throat (to help get the silver into the trachea, or windpipe. I would do this as often as hourly on the first day, then 3-4 times a day for several days. If a sore throat is the major symptom I would drink a couple of ounces of silver solution, but hold it in the throat as you lay back in bed or in a lounger, to keep the solution in contact with your throat for at least 5-6 minutes as you breathe through your nose, then swallow it.

This takes a little practice, and would be difficult if you have a stuffy nose! You will find that most colds that normally last a couple of weeks are gone after a couple of days. I find that my nose never stuffs up and that any drainage never turns thick and yellow! And keep in mind that silver kills flu virus. Personally, I never get flu shots because of their poor protection against flu, and because there are very real risks from the vaccines, including the Guillaine-Barre syndrome of ascending paralysis.

Visits to the doctor for colds, sinus infections, and flu can be largely avoided by the prompt use of colloidal silver. I can’t think of a better way to interrupt a pattern of frequent ear infections in children than to treat their colds early with silver.

I always keep some silver gel on hand for topical use (as with bug bites) and it may contain several hundred PPM. It is reported to be great for easing the pain of shingles when applied ASAP.

BTW, don’t be frightened away by the possibility of getting argyria, a permanent blue-gray coloration of the skin from ingestion of silver.  It’s a very real condition, but caused by people drinking highly concentrated silver solutions (hundreds of ppm) containing salt or proteins over long periods of time. It’s a condition that is virtually impossible to get with dilute solutions (10-20 ppm) used properly.

I recommend the home manufacture of colloidal silver for all who can afford to do so. There are SO MANY uses for it that justify the initial expense. Do your own research online (starting with Silver Edge) and see the many ways you may benefit from its use. I would not be without it.

Blessings of health,

Dr. J

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