Colloidal Silver Dosages: Rule-of-Thumb Guidelines for Varying Conditions Based on Experiential Accounts
When it comes to oral colloidal silver consumption and trying to figure out the proper dosages for different situations you might encounter, it’s pretty much the Wild West out there in internet land.
You’ll find crazy people claiming you can “drink all of the colloidal silver you want every single day and it can’t harm you.” And you’ll find cautious people claiming you should never use colloidal silver on a regular daily basis, but only when you have an active infection you want to help the body resolve. Finally, you’ll find people on the far end of the fear spectrum claiming you should never consume colloidal silver orally at all, but only use it topically as an antiseptic for cuts, scratches, burns and more.
And virtually everybody disagrees with everybody else on how to determine an effective dosage for varying conditions or situations. So in this short article I’m going to attempt to provide a brief overview of the basic “rule-of-thumb” guidelines for oral colloidal silver consumption under four different circumstances.
Admittedly, it’s just a rough sketch. And admittedly, I’m not a doctor. So please don’t take this article as being “prescriptive” in nature. It’s just my journalistic account of what’s seemed to work best for the thousands of experienced colloidal silver users I’ve interviewed over the course of the past 22 years.
Also, it’s important to note that this article is not nearly as extensive as the dosage information provided in my book, The Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual, which has been the #1 best-selling book on colloidal silver usage for the past 15 years. But I think you’ll get a good rule-of-thumb idea of what experienced colloidal silver users are doing for the basic situations colloidal silver is being used for.
Here’s what you need to know...
Moving Past Daily Nutritional Supplement Dosages
As mentioned earlier, in addition to the relatively low daily nutritional supplement dosage for colloidal silver, there are varying types of infections colloidal silver has been proven to be helpful with in experiential accounts, such as:
· Underlying, long-term “stealth pathogen” infections that might be triggering chronic degenerative diseases such as Lyme disease, Chronic Candidiasis, Chronic Fatigue Immune Deficiency Syndrome (CFIDS), Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus, Rheumatoid arthritis and many other stubborn conditions which conventional medical science claims either have no known cause, or are caused by an auto-immune response in the body, but cutting edge researchers believe to be caused by hidden infections.
· Sudden onset infections such as a nasty case of food poisoning.
· Other infections such as colds, flu, bronchitis, pneumonia, etc.
types of infections might require completely different dosage amounts than the standard nutritional supplement dosage
mentioned above. But since the FDA won’t
allow colloidal silver manufacturers to print dosages for various types of
infections on the labels of their bottled colloidal silver products, people
have had to experiment on their own with dosages.
I’ve interviewed thousands of experienced colloidal silver users over the course of the past 22 years, for my book, The Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual, as well as for my DVDs and other publications. And this is what I’ve learned...
Dosage Method for Helping Stop
Long-Term Underlying Infections
Many experienced colloidal silver users, when wanting to use
colloidal silver to fight an underlying long-term infection caused by what
cutting edge researchers are calling “stealth pathogens” -- i.e., for example, the
Lyme spirochete, the mycoplasmas pathogen, the Epstein Barr virus or
Cytomegalovirus, systemic Candida yeast infections and more -- use what's
called the "four up, four down, pyramid method" which is also called
the "incremental dosage" method.
That's where the individual suffering from a long-term underlying infection starts with a relatively small amount of colloidal silver, say, for example, one ounce per day of 10 ppm colloidal silver and takes it once a day for several days. Then he or she might go to two ounces per day for several days. Then to three ounces per day for several days. Then to four ounces per day for several days.
After those four steps, the individual then goes back down the other side of the pyramid, i.e., three ounces per day for several days, then two ounces per day for several days, then one ounce per day for several days.
Then the individual either stops taking colloidal silver altogether if the results were satisfactory, or many people simply resume their normal daily nutritional supplement dosage regimen of colloidal silver if they’re already on one.
Again, a normal daily colloidal silver nutritional supplement dosage for most adults is widely considered to be about one teaspoonful of colloidal silver per day to one tablespoonful per day, depending upon body weight. “Depending upon body weight” simply means bigger people take a little bit more, and smaller people take proportionately less. So while a 200 pound man might take a tablespoonful of colloidal silver a day (or perhaps a bit more), a 120 pound woman might take a teaspoonful of colloidal silver, or so, per day.
(To learn how to calculate your safe, daily, nutritional supplement dosage of colloidal silver, based on your body weight and the ppm of the colloidal silver product you’re taking, you can get a FREE copy of the Colloidal Silver Safe Dosage Report by email, at the link in this paragraph.)
Now, please understand: I'm not a doctor. So I’m not "prescribing" the incremental dosage method described above. I’m only a natural health journalist. And I'm just reporting what hundreds of experienced colloidal silver users have told me they’ve done, quite successfully, to aid their body in defeating (or at least subduing and getting under control) stubborn or long-term underlying infections which, in many cases, had triggered chronic degenerative diseases.
And yes, I’ve used this incremental dosage method myself, quite successfully, over 20 years ago when I was first diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Immune Deficiency Syndrome triggered by underlying long-term infections with Epstein Barr virus and Cytomegalovirus.
But many colloidal silver users have told me the same method has worked, as well, for conditions such as Lyme disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus, Rheumatoid arthritis and many other conditions that can be caused or triggered by a wide variety of underlying “stealth pathogen” infections.
And in many cases, the results from using the “incremental dosage method” (aka “four up, four down, pyramid dosage method”) have been life-changing. You can read about hundreds and hundreds of such results on the Colloidal Silver Testimonials page of The Silver Edge website.
For example, I recently heard from an individual who had
been diagnosed with leukemia, who stated that he’d tried the incremental dosage
method (i.e., the “four up, four down, pyramid method described above), and
suddenly had a “spontaneous remission” that astonished his cancer specialist!
I should point out here that there are always going to be cases where a bit more, or a bit less, colloidal silver than described above might be needed when using the incremental dosage method. And there might be instances in which the incremental dosage method might need to be repeated if the underlying infection is particularly stubborn. In other words, the individual might decide to “run through the pyramid,” so to speak, a second time in order to put the final kibosh on an underlying long-term “stealth pathogen” infection.
But that's the general "rule-of-thumb" most people
have touted as being effective for these kinds of hidden, underlying, long-term
“stealth pathogen” infections that many cutting edge researchers say act as
triggers to a variety of chronic degenerative diseases.
And before I’m criticized for writing about this, I’ll happily state that such high dosages of colloidal silver can indeed be considered “excessive,” and that such high dosages of colloidal silver should never be undertaken except under the guidance of an experienced and licensed natural health care practitioner or doctor.
Though many people do it on their own, having a natural health practitioner’s guidance and watchful eye to help you adjust dosage in response to your rate of healing is decidedly the best way to go.
What’s more, I concede that the use of nutritional supplements to help fight active disease conditions is considered to be excessively risky and even irresponsible by the FDA. Other medical authorities refer to it as “quackery.” I can only leave it up to you to decide for yourself.
As I mentioned, I was diagnosed with a condition known as Chronic Fatigue Immune Deficiency Syndrome over 20 years ago. And in additional to my regular regimen of nutritional supplements, I’ve been taking colloidal silver daily, in small amounts, for most of those years. And I wouldn’t want to be without it, because it’s provided far more help than the doctor’s drugs ever did.
Indeed, instead of only being able to function normally for a couple of hours a day, I regularly do back-to-back 12 and 16 hour days at work, and have for much of the past two decades. And I believe with all of my heart I owe it chiefly to my dedicated daily use of small amounts of colloidal silver.
So call me a “quack” if you will. But colloidal silver has helped keep me well when all of the doctors I went to couldn’t. And I don’t care what the medical authorities have to say about that. I was there. They weren’t.
Dosage Method for Helping Stop
Sudden Onset Infections
It’s important to understand that the above incremental dosage method (i.e., “four up, four down, pyramid dosage method”) is quite different than, say, using higher dosages of colloidal silver to stop a sudden onset infection, like, for example, an unexpected case of food poisoning.
It probably goes without saying that most people want an infection like food poisoning, which might strike suddenly and completely out-of-the-blue, to be over with as quickly as possible.
So they might, for example, at the first sign of food poisoning symptoms – i.e., projectile vomiting, explosive diarrhea, etc. -- take three or four ounces of 10 ppm colloidal silver at once. And then they might take a couple of ounces every hour throughout the remainder of the day, until the food poisoning symptoms subside.
And then they generally quit taking the higher dosages of colloidal silver altogether as soon as they’re clearly on the mend.
So the difference is that long-term underlying “stealth infections” that can trigger chronic degenerative diseases are often dealt with using the incremental dosage method (aka the “four up, four down, pyramid dosage method” described above) because they’re stubborn, underlying infections and thus often require more time to effectively get under control using colloidal silver. In many cases these hidden infections might have been active in the body for years, or even for decades, and are thus well-established and “fortified,” if I can use the term.
But most experienced colloidal silver users I’ve interviewed over the years tell me they’ve dealt with “sudden onset infections” such as a nasty case of food poisoning or other sudden infection, by using a more abrupt and immediate “carpet bombing” approach, as described above, i.e., taking four or five ounces of 10 ppm strength colloidal silver at the onset of infection, and the following up with an ounce or two every hour until the infections has stopped.
This heavy colloidal silver usage should not go on for days, of course. This is for infections that can be knocked out in a day or so. If the infection persists in spite of the colloidal silver usage, then the solution is simple this: Go to the doctor.
Dosage Method for Helping Stop Other Infections
There are many other kinds of infections, of course.
For example, colds, flu, bronchitis, pneumonia and other upper respiratory infections are often dealt with by experienced colloidal silver users by taking three or four ounces of colloidal silver per day, orally, in divided doses throughout the day (i.e., one ounce, morning, noon, evening and before bed).
If the upper respiratory infection is particularly stubborn, they might also try inhaling aerosolized colloidal silver into the lungs through a medical nebulizer for six or eight minutes at a time, three or four times a day. You can read more about nebulizing colloidal silver for upper respiratory infections, here.
MRSA infections are another type of infection that experienced colloidal silver users have had phenomenal success with. MRSA generally starts out on the skin as a staph infection that doesn’t respond to common antibiotic drugs and causes painful boils or even open sores and lesions. It then tries to go bloodborne, at which point it can actually become deadly.
People with MRSA infections have reported phenomenal success simply by soaking gauze bandages in colloidal silver and applying the bandages to the affected area of the skin. To help prevent serious problems in case the skin infection tries to go bloodborne, they might also drink three or four ounces a day of 10 ppm colloidal silver in divided doses throughout the day, for up to a week or 10 days. You can read more about using colloidal silver for stubborn MRSA infections, here.
There are many, many other kinds of infections that colloidal silver has been demonstrated in experiential accounts to be effective against. And again, you can read about hundreds of these reported cases on the Colloidal Silver Testimonials page of The Silver Edge website.
Or, consider scrolling through the nearly 500 article topics about colloidal silver and its usage on the Articles page of The Silver Edge website and read about the vast plethora of conditions colloidal silver has successfully been used for by experienced colloidal silver users.
Or consider obtaining a copy of the Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual, which, at over 547-pages, is the most comprehensive book on colloidal silver and its many uses ever published. It’s virtually encyclopedic in scope. And there are two in-depth chapters on specific dosage amounts that have been used by experienced colloidal silver users for dozens of specific diseases – over 25 pages of specific dosage information including dosages for germ warfare and biological terrorism agents!
Helping the Body
Clean Up, Afterwards
I’m a large man. I weight about 220 pounds, so I generally take between a tablespoonful to an ounce of colloidal silver per day, as a nutritional supplement dosage. I’ve done so for about 22 years now. (As I mentioned earlier, smaller people would take proportionately less if using colloidal silver on a daily nutritional supplement basis.)
But when I’ve been sick with an unexpected or stubborn infection, and I’ve chosen to taken larger-than-normal amounts of colloidal silver for some reason, afterwards I always try to take a short “vacation” away from colloidal silver consumption for a few days to a week or more.
And during the course of that “vacation” away from colloidal silver usage, I always start drinking lots of fresh, pure water in order to help flush any excess or accumulated silver particles out of my body through the liver, kidneys and sweat glands.
I also start taking specific supplements known to help the liver and kidneys clear any excess silver particles and prevent oxidative stress inside the body (such as Vitamin E at 400 IU, N-acetyl-cysteine at 500 mg. and maybe some selenium at 200 mg., as suggested by Dr. Jonathan Wright, M.D. in his articles on colloidal silver usage).
Finally, I also start taking a good probiotic supplement with a full “grid” of active cultures of beneficial digestive microbes (such as Dr. Langer’s 16-strain probiotic supplement), in order to help my body re-establish any colonies of beneficial microbes that might have been affected by the higher dosages of colloidal silver. Or, each day I’ll start eating a good, high-quality yogurt or kefir product that contains large numbers of active cultures.
Only after doing those three things, usually for a good week to 10 days or more after ceasing to take the larger colloidal silver dosages, do I return to my normal daily adult nutritional supplement dosage of colloidal silver.
The Gist of It
So that’s that gist of it.
You’ve got the daily nutritional supplement dosage, which for most adults is considered to be anywhere from a teaspoonful to a tablespoonful per day, depending upon body weight (get a copy of the Colloidal Silver Safe Dosage Report here to learn how to calculate your own daily safe dosage based on your body weight and the ppm of the colloidal silver product you’re using.)
You’ve got the “incremental dosage method” (aka the “four
up, four down, pyramid dosage method”) for deep-seated, stubborn, long-term
infections, which I’ve explained above.
And finally you’ve got the general dosage guidelines for
other types of infections, such as colds, flu, bronchitis, pneumonia, etc.
And once more, let me repeat, I’m not a doctor, so please don’t take these ideas as being “prescriptive” in nature. For serious situations in which you choose to use colloidal silver, you should always do so in conjunction with the supervision and guidance of an experienced natural health doctor (i.e., a naturopath) who can help monitor your condition and adjust your dosages appropriately.
Where to Find Colloidal Silver
Experiential accounts demonstrate that colloidal silver works wonders for numerous types of infections. It’s almost limitless.
Indeed, tens of millions of
people worldwide use colloidal silver in small amounts ranging from a teaspoon
to an ounce a day (depending upon body weight), to help ward off colds, flu and
other upper respiratory infections, and to help boost overall health,
well-being and immune system function.
So if you’re new to colloidal silver usage and are wondering where to buy it, it’s important to know that you can find it in just about any well-stocked health food store in America.
But it can be extremely expensive. In fact, because it works so well against numerous forms of infection and disease, colloidal silver has the highest price mark-up of any nutritional supplement in existence.
The amount of actual silver in a four-ounce bottle of colloidal silver is about five to 12 cents worth. (Yes, I said five to twelve cents.) Yet the manufacturers mark that up about 16,000%, charging a whopping $20 or $30 per bottle.
People are willing to pay through the nose for colloidal silver at health food stores because it heals infections and prevents the spread of germs and disease faster and better than anything else on the planet, and because it’s safe and completely natural, to boot!
So, commercially speaking, the retail price of colloidal silver at health food stores reflects its value to the consumer far more so than its true cost to produce. But here’s the good news:
Colloidal Silver for Pennies!
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"Owning a Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge has given us the luxury of being able to use high-quality colloidal silver any time we need it. And we never have to worry about the costs because it only costs a few pennies per quart to make! It is without a doubt the single-best money-saving appliance in my entire house!
Best of all, the machine is very easy to use, and easy to store. I was concerned about ease-of-use, but my fears were unfounded. After I got mine and used it, I immediately bought one and sent it to my 83 year old mom, and she uses it regularly as well.
Now that I have a Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator, I can use colloidal silver for everything -- disinfecting the kitchen sinks, countertops, and the cutting board… spraying the toilet bowls, and the bathroom countertops and sinks… spraying it on my toothbrush to prevent bacterial growth…rinsing my mouth with it to prevent cavities and gum disease…you name it.
I even put it in the laundry rinse cycle when I do my linens, towels and kitchen rags, so I don't have to wash them as frequently. It really keeps them fresh, and there's never any mold or mildew anywhere in our house.
I also put some in the cat's water bowl each day, and the dog's too. We use it in the bathtub for skin problems. And of course we drink it when our tummies are queasy, or when we feel a cold or flu coming on. We also gargle with it in order to get rid of sore throats, and sniff it up our noses to get rid of sinus problems.
My husband even sprays it on his hair in the mornings, and has completely eliminated his lifelong dandruff problem. And he sprays a little bit in his eyes from time to time, and now has no more recurrent problems with sties.”
-- K. Sullivan, NM
And here’s what another happy customer wrote to say about the tremendous savings she’s achieved by no longer having to purchase her colloidal silver through health food stores:
"We make a quart of colloidal silver at least once a week with the Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from the Silver Edge. I finally sat down and figured out how much this machine has been saving us. By making our own colloidal silver we've saved $11,503.20 this year alone, compared to the cost of colloidal silver at our local health food store.
The cost for colloidal silver at our local health food store is $30 for a tiny four-ounce bottle. But with my Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator, I can make eight times that amount (i.e., a full quart) for about 35 cents total cost.
If I were to purchase a quart of colloidal silver at the health food store, which would be eight of those tiny, four-ounce bottles, the cost would be a whopping $240 (i.e., 8 x $30 = $240) compared to the 35 cents I now spend to make a full quart!
Here’s the breakdown of our costs to make a full quart of colloidal silver with our Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator: It costs us about a dollar for a gallon of steam-distilled water at Walmart. So a quart of the steam-distilled water costs about 25 cents. And I estimate we use maybe a nickel's worth of electricity and maybe another nickel’s worth of silver from the silver rods for every one-quart batch of colloidal silver we make. So that’s 35 cents a quart, all told, for each quart of micro-particle colloidal silver we make!
And frankly, considering how long the .999 fine silver rods have lasted (over a year and a half, so far, for the most recent set), I think it’s probably even cheaper than that. But it’s the lifetime savings we’ve experienced that’s just mind-boggling to me.
For example, we've had our Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver unit for nearly five years now. And as I mentioned we make one quart per week, and we spend about 35 cents a week on making colloidal silver.
This means we save about $239.65 a week by not having to purchase a quart’s worth of colloidal silver at our local health food store. So do the math: In just one month, the savings is $958.60…in one year, the savings is $11,503.20…and in five years we’ve saved approximately $57,516.00!
When you put pencil to paper and figure it out, it definitely takes you by surprise. You just think ‘No way. I must have multiplied that wrong.’
But it's true. The savings is legitimately well over $11,000 a year over health food store prices for colloidal silver, if you make and use a quart of colloidal silver a week like we do! And we reap that incredible savings from the very reasonable $250 investment we made in purchasing our Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator.
In their advertising literature, The Silver Edge says the unit completely pays for itself after your first couple of one-quart batches. But really, that’s quite an understatement when you realize the true extent of your savings!
Of course, once you start making your own colloidal silver with a Micro-Particle Colloidal Silver Generator from The Silver Edge, you don't really think about how much you're saving compared to health food store prices, because it just becomes a normal part of your everyday life. But the savings is nevertheless astonishing when you reflect on it.
What's especially nice is being able to produce a significantly higher-quality colloidal silver than what's generally available to the public through health food stores, especially at such a tiny, tiny fraction of the cost."
The Bottom Line...
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Meanwhile, I’ll be back next week with another insightful article on colloidal silver….
Yours for the safe, sane and responsible use of colloidal silver,
Steve Barwick, author
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