How colloidal silver can act as a disinfectant or hand sanitiser?
Colloidal silver is a mineral-based supplement or topical medicament. Silver is a well-known mineral with superb antimicrobial properties, and this is even reflected in our history of its use, typically for liquid storage and as a medicinal application on skin.
Silver has the capability to destroy the cell membranes of various microorganisms and kill them by interfering in their vital functions and cellular metabolism. In this way, silver can potentially act as a disinfectant or sanitiser. Due to this efficiency, colloidal silver is becoming popular as a holistic health product for getting disinfection with zero risk of flammability and 100% antimicrobial action. It is marketed and widely used for getting relief from a variety of conditions or infections like hay fever and skin diseases.
What are the benefits of colloidal silver on our skin?
There are four major reasons why colloidal silver has become the product of choice for disinfection:
Promoting cell recovery
There are various safety issues associated with the side effects of swallowing or topically applying colloidal silver. Following are the risks associated with the excess (more than 30PPM) usage of colloidal silver:
There may be permanent deposition of silver particles in our various organs, like the liver, spleen, kidney, muscles, or brain.
There may occur permanent bluish-grey skin discoloration due to silver deposition in the skin, this is a condition known as argyria or colloidal silver blues. This change of colour first appears in the gums.
Silver can even stimulate excess production of skin pigment called melanin, thereby causing increased skin discoloration on exposure to the sun.
Is there any alternative to alcohol-based hand sanitizers?
If you want a hand sanitizer that provides a completely alcohol-free solution to sanitization, then you can use a colloidal silver solution also upon your physician’s recommendations. This can provide a solution to get rid of the flammability risk associated with alcohol-based sanitizers.
Can colloidal silver show disinfection against the coronavirus?
A study named “Colloidal silver solution disinfectant to fight COVID-19 pandemic” claims that a non-alcoholic and aqueous colloidal silver solution can be used for disinfecting hands or environmental surfaces. This study stated that it has antiviral/antibacterial/antifungal potency which can show its efficacy against viruses like coronavirus. Moreover, there is no risk of flammability with colloidal silver-based disinfectant solutions.