Nature’s First Aid: Colloidal Silver

Long before modern antibiotics, silver was used. In centuries past, people would place pieces of silver in drinking water to prevent the growth of bacteria. Preparations of silver have been used to protect the eyes of newborns from viruses and to prevent infection from burns. It has long been used as an anti-infection agent with bandages and other medical supplies around the world, especially in Russia, China, Japan, and Germany.

Silver has been tested and found effective against a host of disease-causing microorganisms. It works by disabling a specific enzyme that many unwanted microorganisms need to breathe. Studies on Silver Shield (Nature’s Sunshine product) have shown it to have equal or broader spectrum antibacterial activity than any one antibiotic tested. It is antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, anti-parasitic, antiviral, and antiseptic, and is approved as non-toxic by the EPA. Silver Shield will not cause discoloration of the skin and is safe for regular use by both adults and children. Silver Shield can be ordered at

I used colloidal silver often with my own children to help combat bacteria and viruses, and now use it with my grandchildren. Besides giving it to them orally, I use it topically to combat eye infections. My husband has had success in using it as a mouthwash and gargle for tooth infections and sore throats, and as ear drops for ear infections. I carry it with me in a small spray bottle to spray on cuts and burns, or as a quick sanitizer. It can also be placed on a bandage before covering a wound. With so many antibiotic-resistant bacteria and new viruses surfacing, Silver Shield is a must for our first-aid cabinet!

Keep learning to be healthy!
Lisa Hernandez, Certified Nutritionist
This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or treat disease. It does not take the place of any medical care that you may need. If you are pregnant, nursing, or taking medication, consult your health care provider.


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