I hope my recent experience may be of help to someone who has bad colds. Bill
I knew that over the years that when I began to get that scratchy feeling in the back of my nose and in my throat, maybe began sneezing and feeling chilly, I was catching a cold. In years gone by I would end up with a stuffy head cold which would finally travel down into my lungs, resulting in a long bout of bronchitis. As I got older it often would end up as pneumonia. Two or more months of misery and antibiotics!
I have just learned (the hard way) what appears to me to be the most effective way to use CS in fighting colds. A couple of weeks ago I started down with a cold which felt more like a virus cold this time. Upper nose and throat were raw and I felt dragged out. I used my standard and usually successful way of stopping a cold, a tablespoon of CS and a couple of spritzes of CS up my nostrils before bed. As usual, by morning, it was gone and I felt great. This time, however, I made a mistake. Thinking the cold was gone I didn't do anything further with the CS.
The next day I woke up coughing my head off with a miserable, sticky head and chest cold. I immediately went back to the tablespoon of CS night and morning, spritzes up my nose every few hours and started using CS in a nebulizer four times a day. I started improving daily. Two or three days later I went outside in the rain to feed the birds and got damp and chilly. The cold got worse. A couple of days later I again felt good enough to go out into my cold wood shop, heavily dressed. Too warm, and I got sweaty, so removed my outer jacket. Felt a little chill, but thought I was OK. Next day, I was all stuffed up again. OK dummy, stay in the house until the cold is gone! Now, three days later and almost two weeks after day one, I am finally about totally clear, head and chest, just a little cough. So: Stay warm and dry and continue the CS treatment until totally clear, then taper off.
Now, when patients with serious infections are given a prescription for antibiotics, the bottle comes with the strong admonition: “Take the whole bottle, DO NOT STOP!” With good reason, as many who stop early because they “feel OK” end up dead! What I did was similar, except that fortunately “I just had a cold”.
From now on, when I feel a cold coming on, I will as usual increase the CS to a tablespoon full and spritz my nostrils night and morning, ANDTHEN, continue the same for two or three more days even if I am clear, before tapering off. The one time night and morning tablespoon of CS and spritz has worked for me with simple colds, but with the possibility that it might be a viral cold, the followup may well make a big difference. Also very important – stay warm and dry and avoid getting wet or chilly. Those bugs are still there and they will rebound vigorously if given the chance. And if there is chest involvement, a nebulizer is indispensable.
I sincerely hope this may help someone avoid a couple or more weeks of misery. Bill
I agree with you, i do exact the same thing.
Buy some empty nose spay bottle's fill it with cs
and spray a lot of times all over the day.
If you drink CS, mutch cs will become chlorides, and it's lost.
2 keep it in your mouth for 10-15 minutes before bedtime
It isn't colloidal silver that combines with chloride to form silver chloride, it is ionic silver. Most products that call themselves colloidal silver are actually 85 to 99 percent ionic silver produced by electrolysis. See:
As far as I know, only Purest Colloids and Utopia Silver make true colloidal silver products.
I do agree that nebulizing is an excellent way to go - and I prefer nebulizing much more than just using a nasal sprayer, though a nasal sprayer is a good idea if you don't have a nebulizer. When you nebulize, and to a lesser extent, spray then it matters less whether or not you are using ionic or true colloidal silver. Particle size remains of utmost importance, however, and the ionic process tends to make much larger particles than does the colloidal silver processes used by the aforementioned companies (the smaller the particle the better, since you get more surface area per PPM).
-Their lab analysis report indicates they do have a higher particle content, but can you tell me if it's produced using HVAC or LVDC? Don't want any trade secrets, just which of these methods are used for production purposes.
I cannot say for certainty what Purest Colloids uses other than NOT low voltage DC. For Utopia Silver, absolutely HV and a couple of other twists that I cannot tell you about. Luke Skywalker would feel at home.
Nothing wrong with LVDC - you can turn out some pretty good home product with one (you just need to take more of it than most commercial products). While you can make homemade silver with as little as a 9 volt battery, I think it is important to note that most home generators use higher voltage and Ben Taylor (the Utopia Silver owner) opted for a 48V power supply for their Silver Bullet home generator unit and that could be why it turns out higher colloidal silver content than other home generators (about 25% or so) as well as makes a good colloial copper product.