Hi, Steve Barwick here, for The Silver Edge...
It’s bad enough during cold and flu season to have to worry about people coughing around you and spreading the virus.
But according to a recent New York Times news article, literally trillions and trillions of viruses “fall from the sky each day.” That’s every single day, winter, summer, spring and fall, folks.
Indeed, when an international team of researchers placed four specially prepared buckets in the mountains of Spain in order to gather falling viruses, they afterwards found nearly one trillion viruses per square meter.
According to the article:
Scientists have surmised there is a stream of viruses circling the planet, above the planet’s weather systems but below the level of airline travel.
Very little is known about this realm, and that’s why the number of deposited viruses stunned the team in Spain.
Each day, they calculated, some 800 million viruses cascade onto every square meter of the planet.
... Generally it’s assumed these viruses originate on the planet and are swept upward, but some researchers theorize that viruses actually may originate in the atmosphere.
... Whatever the case, viruses are the most abundant entities on the planet by far.
Is Colloidal Silver Effective Against Viruses?
So, is colloidal silver effective against viruses?
Of course it is. And that’s precisely why I always carry a small pump spray bottle of colloidal silver with me when I go out. Or at the very least, I apply a good colloidal silver gel to my hands and face each day.
Indeed, according to another study published in the Journal of Virology, in each cubic meter of air we pass through, there are between 1.6 million to 40 million viruses, depending upon the time of year, weather conditions and other factors.
So at any point in time, we’re quite literally wading through a soup of viruses, and breathing them in.
Thankfully, most of them are plant and animal viruses. But since we breathe in approximately 0.01 cubic meters of air each minute, this means we likely inhale at least several hundred thousand viruses every minute, according to science journalist Malcolm Tang.
However, as more research is conducted, the anti-viral qualities of silver are becoming better known.
According to the authors of a clinical study titled Silver Nanoparticles as Potential Antiviral Agents:
“Metal nanoparticles, especially the ones produced with silver or gold, have proven to exhibit virucidal activity against a broad-spectrum of viruses, and surely to reduce viral infectivity of cultured cells.
In most cases, a direct interaction between the nanoparticle and the virus surface proteins could be demonstrated or hypothesized.
…Besides the direct interaction with viral surface glycoproteins, metal nanoparticles may gain access into the cell and exert their antiviral activity through interactions with the viral genome (DNA or RNA).
Furthermore, the intracellular compartment of an infected cell is overcrowded by virally encoded and host cellular factors that are needed to allow viral replication and a proper production of progeny virions.
The interaction of metal nanoparticles with these factors, which are the key to an efficient viral replication, may also represent a further mechanism of action.”
In other words, silver’s anti-viral activity begins at the virus surface, and appears to continue as the silver particles penetrate the virus and begin to interact with viral DNA and RNA, thus preventing viral replication.
And as the old saying goes, “No replication. No infection.”
More Clinical Studies Demonstrating
Silver to Be Effective Against Viruses
Here are just a few of the studies you’ll find on the Clinical Studies page of The Silver Edge website, demonstrating close to 60 year’s worth of research into the effectiveness of antimicrobial silver against a wide variety of viruses:
For those who might still not be convinced that colloidal silver has repeatedly been demonstrated to be effective against viruses, you might want to take a look at some of the documentation on the Colloidal Silver Kills Viruses website.