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Wed Jan 16, 2013, 11:18 AM

 

What's with people eating silver?



http://nccam.nih.gov/health/silver

Colloidal silver consists of tiny silver particles suspended in liquid. Scientific evidence does not support the use of colloidal silver to treat any disease, and serious, irreversible side effects can result from its use.

Colloidal silver products are often marketed as dietary supplements with various unproven health-related claims. This fact sheet provides a general overview of colloidal silver and suggests sources for additional information.
Alert from the FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not consider colloidal silver to be safe or effective for treating any disease or condition and has issued an advisory regarding its safety. Colloidal silver can cause serious side effects, such as argyria.
Key Points

Colloidal silver is not safe or effective for treating any disease or condition.
Colloidal silver can cause serious side effects. The most common is argyria, a bluish-gray discoloration of the skin, which is usually not treatable or reversible.
The FDA and the Federal Trade Commission have taken action against a number of companies (including some companies that sell products over the Internet) for making drug-like claims about colloidal silver products.
Tell all your health care providers about any complementary health practices you use. Give them a full picture of what you do to manage your health. This will help ensure coordinated and safe care.


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Reply What's with people eating silver? (Original post)
CE5 Jan 2013 OP
Confusious Jan 2013 #1
stultusporcos Jan 2013 #5
The Velveteen Ocelot Jan 2013 #2
Fla_Democrat Jan 2013 #3
randome Jan 2013 #7
Fla_Democrat Jan 2013 #9
cdsilv Jan 2013 #4
Go Vols Jan 2013 #51
RomneyLies Jan 2013 #6
Fawke Em Jan 2013 #20
Ian David Jan 2013 #33
RomneyLies Jan 2013 #34
klook Jan 2013 #8
backscatter712 Jan 2013 #10
siligut Jan 2013 #11
Marrah_G Jan 2013 #12
siligut Jan 2013 #13
Fumesucker Jan 2013 #15
Marrah_G Jan 2013 #17
Fumesucker Jan 2013 #21
kestrel91316 Jan 2013 #25
siligut Jan 2013 #28
LeftInTX Jan 2013 #44
Ilsa Jan 2013 #45
REP Jan 2013 #47
siligut Jan 2013 #48
REP Jan 2013 #53
MineralMan Jan 2013 #14
Follow The Money Jan 2013 #19
MineralMan Jan 2013 #36
physioex Jan 2013 #52
annm4peace Jan 2013 #46
Follow The Money Jan 2013 #16
cpamomfromtexas Jan 2013 #18
Ian David Jan 2013 #31
longship Jan 2013 #22
RichGirl Jan 2013 #23
Follow The Money Jan 2013 #35
Lars39 Jan 2013 #24
RichGirl Jan 2013 #49
renie408 Jan 2013 #26
joeybee12 Jan 2013 #27
keithmkr59255us Jan 2013 #29
RKP5637 Jan 2013 #30
2pooped2pop Jan 2013 #32
guardian Jan 2013 #37
RebelOne Jan 2013 #38
Earth_First Jan 2013 #39
eppur_se_muova Jan 2013 #40
Spirochete Jan 2013 #41
NewHere112233 Jan 2013 #42
Delphinus Jan 2013 #50
gateley Jan 2013 #55
NewHere112233 Jan 2013 #43
arcane1 Jan 2013 #54
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Response to CE5 (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 11:22 AM

1. It's a die marker to show that the person is

Gullible and an idiot.

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Response to Confusious (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 11:25 AM

5. or a way to thin the heard so to speak

 

Darwin in action.

We cannot stop nor prevent stupid, just let nature do what it does best.

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Response to CE5 (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 11:22 AM

2. People will believe all kinds of crazy shit, is why.

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Response to CE5 (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 11:22 AM

3. Dunno about eating silver

But, I've drank some gold.




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Response to Fla_Democrat (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 11:28 AM

7. This kind of gold?

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Response to randome (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 11:34 AM

9. Does look a lot like it

things got a little fuzzy there.....












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Response to CE5 (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 11:24 AM

4. they want to be SMURFS! N/T

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Response to cdsilv (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 07:10 PM

51. lol

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Response to CE5 (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 11:25 AM

6. It's how Smurfs are made.

 

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Response to RomneyLies (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:09 PM

20. Papa Smurf!

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Response to RomneyLies (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:54 PM

33. He's saying, "Smurf you, Gargamel."


Smurf you, Gargamel, you smurfing smurfhole.

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Response to Ian David (Reply #33)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:59 PM

34. That's some smurfed up smurf right there! n/t

 

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Response to CE5 (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 11:28 AM

8. Well, gold has just gotten too damned expensive.

Plus, there's just no other reliable way to get that bluish-gray pallor that's so in vogue because of the Twilight movies.

Obviously, some people will try all kinds of stupid shit that's marketed as alternative medicine. Fortunately there's factual information to the contrary, if people will only pay attention.

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Response to CE5 (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 11:46 AM

10. Trying to join the Blue Man Group? n/t

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Response to CE5 (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 11:46 AM

11. I have seen SILVADENE® CREAM 1% (silver sulfadiazine) used in western hospitals

It is accepted as an effective topical antibiotic. Taking silver internally is something people do out of desperation. I know of its use for rheumatoid arthritis, a horribly painful disorder for which current medical treatment seems lacking.

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Response to siligut (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 11:49 AM

12. That's a prescription burn creme

Or at least that is the common use. Works great.

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Response to Marrah_G (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 11:53 AM

13. Yes, just pointing out that silver does have a use in medicine

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Response to Marrah_G (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 11:57 AM

15. Yeah, it saved a good square foot of my skin from extreme scarring

Got negligent with near boiling water and paid the price.

Silvadene is the gold standard of burn salve, IMO.



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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #15)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 11:58 AM

17. Oh My.....

That had to be incredibly painful.

I'm glad you are okay

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Response to Marrah_G (Reply #17)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:09 PM

21. Thanks for your kind words

If you know where I was burned you can tell but otherwise it's not noticeable, Silvadene is great stuff, I had never heard of it up to that point.

Yeah, it was a definite ouchie..



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Response to siligut (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:38 PM

25. Silvadene has HUGE medical value even today. It's been around a long time but it DOES NOT cause

argyria.

Colloidal silver consumption has no health benefits and is some serious snake oil.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #25)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:43 PM

28. Yes, it is at least helpful to provide information

While consuming colloidal silver is off base, it isn't out of the blue.

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Response to siligut (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 05:24 PM

44. Gold was an old treatment of rheumatoid arthritis

Since silver has chemical properties similar to gold, quacks will make a case.

Oral gold didn't work
Gold injections had nasty side effects.

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Response to siligut (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 05:27 PM

45. It helps poison ivy, too. nt

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Response to siligut (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 06:37 PM

47. Gold salts are used to treat arthritis, most commonly by injection

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Response to REP (Reply #47)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 06:52 PM

48. Colloidal silver is taken orally as far as I know

Are the gold salt injections considered effective?

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Response to siligut (Reply #48)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 07:11 PM

53. Very effective; they were first used in the 19th century to treat TB

Gold salts for arthritis (and other inflammatory diseases, such as Crohn's) is prescribed medicine administered by a doctor, usually by injection but can be taken orally. It's not an over-the-counter thing.

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Response to CE5 (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 11:53 AM

14. Oddly enough, the same places that sell expensive supplements you don't need,

also sell colloidal silver products for you to take. The alternative health industry has lots of contradictions like that. Buyer beware with all health claims from internet websites. Just because a site says it's about "natural" products doesn't mean that its products are necessarily good for you. Lots of them simply aren't, or are useless.

Colloidal silver is a health fad of long-standing. It's bogus.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:04 PM

19. Big Pharma cost most than these 'expensive' supplements, and they are responsible for more ailments

 


There are way more side effects from Big Pharma, which is also way more expensive...

But I am sure we can trust whatever our doctors tell us to do, because we have the greatest health care in the world@!

And we keep having massacres from people on anti-depressants but we can't even talk about that.

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Response to Follow The Money (Reply #19)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:27 PM

36. Horsepuckey! I take two blood pressure medications.

Together, they cost me $12/month. Cheaper than most supplements cost, and they work perfectly, with no side effects. They're important for my health.

You're saying stuff without any actual facts to support what you're saying. I take the medications prescribed by my doctor, because they work. There are no supplements that are calcium channel blockers or beta blockers. There are inexpensive generic pharmaceuticals that do both things. What would you suggest I do?

Follow the money yourself.

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Response to Follow The Money (Reply #19)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 07:11 PM

52. Ummm...ok.

So why not we subject these supplements to the same clinical trials to determine their benefits?

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 06:33 PM

46. wow another posting on alternative health advise

I wonder if this will be locked out also

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Response to CE5 (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 11:57 AM

16. it is a natural antibiotic, I have seen it in toothpaste, most probs in mouth are from bacteria

 

They have been using it since the beginning of time, just recently was discontinued
Historically "colloidal silver", a liquid suspension of microscopic silver particles, was ingested to treat a variety of diseases. Its use was largely discontinued in the 1940s, following the development of safer and more effective modern antibiotics

They still use it on burns in the hospital to prevent infection. It is used as a water preservative. It is used on medical equipment.

As more and more illnesses become resistant to antibiotics, more people are turning to this natural antibiotic.

A spray can be used on skin issues. Many people are getting MSRA which is resistant to regular antibiotics.

It is good as a mouthwash.

Just yesterday I found out it was a pain killer as well. I burned my arm, sprayed silver on it to prevent infection, and the pain went away for 20 minutes or so. I really couldn't believe it. I still don't understand how it managed to kill the pain.


And if you all really want to believe that US medicine is the best, that we are getting the best possible medical treatment know to mankind, that we are being told the truth about how to protect our health...well I will refer you to this popular thread...

" U.S. ranked near and at the bottom in almost every heath indicator. That stunned us."
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022187464

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Response to CE5 (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:00 PM

18. Blue man a hoax

Purest colloids talks about the hoax, but interesting what this woman has to say.

http://janne.cc/2008/04/27/is-the-colloidal-silver-blue-man-a-fraud/

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Response to cpamomfromtexas (Reply #18)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:52 PM

31. It's not a "hoax." They just failed to emphasize that he used the colloidal silver "improperly." n/t

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Response to CE5 (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:35 PM

23. colloidal silver is like marijuana....

THEY CAN'T MAKE ANY MONEY FOR DRUG COMPANIES! So, would be best to make it illegal. You don't have to buy it...you can make colloidal silver yourself very easily. Lots of instruction and demonstrations on You Tube. You can google for the many benefits. It is antibiotic....perfectly safe and natural. It's much better for a child's ear ache or infection that antibiotics which wears down the immune system.

Just because some idiot drinks so much that he turns blue...doesn't mean it's bad. If someone took too much of any drug...they'd be dead. Better blue than dead.

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Response to RichGirl (Reply #23)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:12 PM

35. +10000

 

Big Pharma has killed and destroyed many lives, has been implicated in school shooting massacres, but no one wants to talk about that.

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Response to CE5 (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:37 PM

24. I rec'd this so more eyes could see the dangers, but it now seems the thread is a woo magnet.

Got a family member now bluish-gray and his wife paralyzed waist down, with no medical explanation. And yes they've consulted with specialists. Both were drinking that stuff like crazy for everything under the sun. Big readers of World Net Daily.

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Response to Lars39 (Reply #24)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 06:53 PM

49. There are a lot of medications that save peoples lives.

BUT...there is a certain dosage. If someone took it "like crazy" they'd probably be dead. So just because your family members had bad reactions from taking too much colloidal silver doesn't mean it's bad. I've only used it when I actually needed it and it worked great without the long list of side effects that every med has.

We all know that drug companies primary concern is profit...yet you trust them with your life. Not me! I'll go with the woo healthcare system any day of the week. I've only had two prescription drugs in my life over 20 years ago. Since then nothing except an advil once in a while. All natural remedies or vitamins. Even corrected early glaucoma with vitamins.



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Response to CE5 (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:39 PM

26. I knew somebody who treated a horse's eye ulcer with colloidal silver.

She religiously applied it every few hours.

Within two weeks, the horse had to be taken to the state university vet hospital to have his eye removed. And then he died during the surgery due to the stress. He had a heart attack.


I am not against 'natural' remedies, but when you realize that they aren't working, it's time to use regular old drugs to treat a problem.

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Response to CE5 (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:41 PM

27. It's simply to prove you're not a vampire...

According to True Blood, silver weakens and can kill vampires...only logical explanation I can come up with!

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Response to CE5 (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:46 PM

30. Those that want to take their money to their grave with them. n/t

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Response to CE5 (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:53 PM

32. Trying to give their shit cloud a silver lining? n/t

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Response to CE5 (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:41 PM

37. it's the latest fad

 

it will be replaced by something else in 6 months

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Response to guardian (Reply #37)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:55 PM

38. This fad has been around for many years. Nothing new. n/t

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Response to CE5 (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:56 PM

39. It's a way of marking Alex Jones/George Noory fans...

It's an advanced warning system of bullshit ahead.

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Response to CE5 (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:03 PM

40. The idea that gold and silver provide protection dates back to ancient alchemy ...

there are a very, very, few, highly specialized cases where some very specific derivatives of gold or silver have proven to have beneficial medical effects. There is no historical or logical connection between these modern drugs and the supposedly magical intervention of the "noble metals" claimed in ancient apothecaries.

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Response to CE5 (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:51 PM

41. I didn't know people were eating silver

Well, other than the possibility that the Lone Ranger might have, eventually...

On edit: Yeah, it's my second day typing, and I can see no improvment in my typing over the first




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Response to CE5 (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 04:55 PM

42. Born with a "silver spoon" in their mouth

Mouthing silver helped babies survived, that's why babies used to be given silver rattles and silver spoons to suck on. Its also why silverwear used to be made from real silver. Silver disrupts bacteria cells permanently. Silver has been used to preserve food and water, it became popular in the Middle ages to protect against the plague. In the American west silver dollars were used in jugs of milk to prevent spoiling. Silver Nitrate drops are put in newborn babies eyes to prevent infection. The Silver Institute cites information from studies over decades at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons on the health benefits silver and they even say silver can heal wounds.

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Response to NewHere112233 (Reply #42)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 07:04 PM

50. That's interesting

information.

And welcome to DU!

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Response to NewHere112233 (Reply #42)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 07:13 PM

55. How interesting!

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Response to CE5 (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 05:11 PM

43. Silver Institute

http://www.silverinstitute.org/site/silver-in-technology/silver-in-medicine/

There's a link ti the silver institute iinformation on silver in medicine... I definitely don't know if drinking silver has any benefits but Im going to guess that silver anti-bacterial properties has something to do with why they drink it.

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Response to CE5 (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 07:12 PM

54. Add the word "alternative" and some people will eat monkey shit

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Response to arcane1 (Reply #54)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 07:16 PM

56. Or they're scared and desperate if traditional Western treatment hasn't helped.

Try some compassion.

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