Some Science Behind Silver

Please remember, Harry Watson makes no claims about Precious Waters brand nanosilver, but it is interesting to look at some of the science that theorizes why oligodynamic nanosilver might be especially effective in fighting cancer, HIV and other diseases. 

Not All Silver is the Same! 

The Immunogenic Research Foundation has done extensive research on medical uses of silver.  They tell you the Executive Director has accepted endowments and grants from the silver industry, but they make that quite clear in their publications and it does not detract from the accuracy of their research.  In an article of theirs I read recently, dated May 2006, none of the other authors were compensated by the industry.  What follows is based on that article. 

Silver Salts are Mostly Poisonous 

One of the most important points made there was that not all forms of silver are the same.  Silver salts, such as silver nitrate that is produced by dissolving silver in nitric acid and evaporating to get crystals, are for the most part poisonous.  And while silver itself is not considered toxic, you can’t expect any improved health by ingesting it in large quantities. 

“Colloidal” Silver is Not Necessarily Nanosilver 

Colloidal simply means that the silver is not dissolved, but rather suspended in some solution as undissolved silver.  This means it is not poisonous like silver salts, but if the size of the silver particles is too large, the body will have trouble ingesting it and excreting it.  This has caused some people who took it in large quantities in the past to turn a grayish or bluish color, in a condition known as argyria. 

Nanosilver is Oligodynamic 

Nanosilver is colloidal, since the silver is not dissolved, but it is also oligodynamic.  This means that in exceedingly small metal ion concentrations it demonstrates extraordinary antimicrobial properties.  (Oligos in Greek means “few” and dynamis means “power,” so think in terms of “few power.”)  

Nanoscientists know that cancer drugs must be able to easily penetrate and disrupt tumor cell membranes in order to best fight the cancer. In nanosilver as small as Precious Waters, it is able to penetrate the cancer cell membranes much more effectively than larger particles. 

Electrical Charge Probably Adds to Nanosilver’s Killing Power 

Further, Precious Waters nanosilver is electrically charged in a certain way.  It is not proven, but apparently the cancerous or HIV pathogens are attracted to the silver because their negative charge draws them to the positively charged silver.  This means the nanosilver doesn’t even have to hunt down the pathogens. They are drawn to it! 

Answer to the Mystery of Kenya vs. U.S.? 

Could this possibly be the answer to the mystery of why the Kenyan government, whose clinical trials included Precious Waters nanosilver combined with drugs, is proceeding to spend billions based on the 80%+ cure rate of people with HIV and cancer in those trials  … where in U.S. researchers are stumped in fighting HIV because they can’t kill all the HIV hiding in “latent reservoirs” in immune system cells? 

Is it possible that the nanosilver does the job for them, attracting HIV pathogens wherever they are hiding?  Could nanosilver be doing two jobs – finding all the HIV pathogens and killing them as well? 

What a Tragedy if it Were This Simple! 

Think of the thousands of people in the U.S. suffering and dying with either HIV or cancer this year alone.  What a shame it would be if the simple addition of nanosilver to the drugs being used to treat them could result in a cure … but no scientist in the U.S. would pay attention to what is already happening in Kenya! 

Maybe it wouldn’t prove out, but with all the anecdotal evidence piling up and the results of the Kenyan clinical trials there waiting for anyone who wants to research them, wouldn’t you think at least one prominent cancer researcher in the U.S. would be curious enough to try it out? 

Or is it simply a case of cancer scientists in the U.S. being so focused on whatever they are doing, they simply aren’t capable of considering anything they haven’t themselves discovered? 

Or perhaps they mistakenly assume that today’s oligodynamic nanosilver is no different from the colloidal silver of a decade ago? 

Maybe we’ll never know, but it sure is curious.

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