Nano particle silver
The particle size of silver in a colloidal solution is expressed in terms of a measurement known as microns or nanometer: A micron is 1.000 nanometers and 1 nanometer equals .001 microns.
Nano particle colloidal silver has a particle size from .001 down to .0005 microns (or slightly smaller yet), which is five ten-thousands of a single micron this is incredibly small, for example many times smaller than a tiny virus.
To compare these sizes in relation to the human body: A human hair is about 100 microns wide, most bacteria are between 4 and 15 microns wide, a typical red blood-cell is about 7 microns wide and a virus can be as small as .01 micron.
Why the particle size in your colloidal silver matters:
Many people believe that a high ppm level designates the strength of colloidal silver or they believe the ppm refers to the number of silver particles in a solution.
However, 1 ppm of colloidal silver means that 1 milligram of silver deposited in 1 litre of water: 1mg/l. So ppm is a measurement of the overall weight of silver in a litre of water, not the number of silver particles.
What is important to know is that it is how finely divided the total silver content is, (e.g. how many tens of millions of tiny sub-microscopic particles are available), that ultimately determines the potential effectiveness of colloidal silver. Our colloidal silver particle size goes down to .0005 microns.
What is so special about nano or micro -size particle silver?
It is well known that colloidal silver is a mineral supplement which has the unique property that it can disable many of the pathogenic microorganisms it comes into contact with -a fact that has been reported by numerous studies at some of the world's leading medical universities and laboratories. Furthermore, colloidal silver researchers believe that the new nano-silver particles can support the body in getting rid off the mycoplasma infections that medical experts link to chronic degenerative conditions.
Many highly trained medical experts such as Dr. Garth Nicholson, MD, of the Institute for Molecular Medicine in Newport Beach, California, now think that mycoplasma are one of the chief causative factors involved in many forms of chronic degenerative disease such as Arthritis, Alzheimer's disease, Cancer, Chrohn's disease, Chronic fatigue syndrome, Heart disease, Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, Type l Diabetes and many other chronic degenerative conditions.
Mycoplasma are extremely tiny and almost undetectable, unless special medical technology called DNA - PCR testing equipment is used. Mycoplasma are often referred to as 'stealth pathogens' because they are burrowing deep within the tissues and cells: Dr. Nicholson:These tiny microorganisms do not have rigid cell walls like most bacteria; instead they possess fluid lipid outer surfaces like tiny jellyfish, and because of this they can squeeze, bend and move into tight spaces....
There are other prominent medical researchers who agree with Dr. Nicholson, for example:
Dr. S. Ching Lo, senior researcher at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, believes that the various mycoplasmas are causative agents in numerous illnesses such as Parkinson's disease, Wegener's disease and the ones mentioned earlier.(Ref. Nexus Magazine, volume 8, number 5 August / September 2001)
D.J. Fletcher of the famous San Diego Clinic says: Practitioners here have seen evidence that mycoplasma are highly active in 80% of their cancer patients and are also involved in the auto-immune process, playing a role in conditions such as Rheumatoid Arthritis
Dr. Charles Engel, of the US National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland stated at an NIH meeting on February 7, 2000: I am now of the view that the probable cause of Chronic fatigue syndrome, Fibromyalgia and other forms of chronic degenerative conditions is the mycoplasma
Dr. Maurice Hilleman, chief virologist for Merck Sharp & Dohme, stated according to Nexus Magazine that mycoplasma is now carried by everybody in North America and possibly most people throughout the world.
The use of Colloidal Silver against mycoplasma is still in theoretical stages, however, since 1998 it has been reported that medical practitioner's such as Dr. Darryl See, former co-director of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Clinic at the University of California at Irvine have experienced remarkable results in treating mycoplasma infections with nano size particle silver. Dr. See states he has witnessed the DNA -PCR tests of many of his patients with known mycoplasma infections turn from positive to negative with the usage of micro / nano silver particles. (Ref. Arthritis and Infections: The Hidden Link, Health Sciences Institute, Vol. 2, #10, April 1998).
It appears that nano particle silver kills larger pathogens from the inside out this thesis has come about a study published in the Journal of Nanobiotechnology (June 29, 2005 edition), in which it was shown that the tiny nano particles of colloidal silver were absorbed by the AIDS virus, and were able to stop the virus from replicating by attaching to its DNA. Theoretically, there is hope that nano silver may be of help against the hard-to-reach viruses such as Epstein Barr virus, various herpes viruses, shingles, and the debilitating human papilloma virus and cytomegalovirus.
A Nano-particle can be absorbed at a much higher level by the human body, for products that contain only natural ingredients this is not a problem, but is not recommended for products that contain chemicals.
Important note: The information in this article should only be used for informational purposes. Nothing stated here should be used as medical advice for dealing with a health problem. Origin Health Ltd. does not assert or recommend that colloidal silver is a 'cure' or to be used as a 'treatment' for any disease or medical condition. You should always consult a health professional for the diagnosis and treatment of any disease.