This colloidal silver has especially tiny silver nanoparticles - it is not quite angstrom sized, but can be considered nanoparticle-sized silver, since the average particle size in this liquid colloidal silver product ranges from approximately 1 to 100 nanometers, or about 0.001 microns.
This tiny particle size means that absorption is heightened for optimum colloidal silver benefits, and that's why I sourced this one to be used in my various healing remedies, like StrictureHeal.
Colloidal and nano-sized silver is also antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial, leading to many colloidal silver uses. The silver ion (Ag+) is bioactive and in sufficient concentration readily kills bacteria in vitro.
Silver also kills bacteria in external wounds in living tissue, so physicians use wound dressings containing silver sulfadiazine, or silver nanomaterials to treat external infections. Wound dressings containing silver are increasing in importance due to the recent increase of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, such as MRSA.
The disinfectant properties of silver are used in medical applications, such as urinary catheters and endotracheal breathing tubes, where the silver content is effective in reducing incidences of catheter-related urinary tract infections and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP).
Silver is also used in bone prostheses, reconstructive orthopaedic surgery and cardiac devices, as well as on surfaces and fabrics to reduce the spread of infection.
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