Mineral Health Connection

Silver has been entangled with healthcare and the search for immortality among alchemists for over 8,000years. While many feel that Silver (Ag) is an essential micronutrient, this is not because the element is required for any known biological function. Instead, it is believed that Silver is an indispensable tool as a systemic disinfectant, or perhaps for immune system support.  

Thanks to ongoing research, Silver is emerging as a wonder of modern medicine. An antibiotic kills perhaps only a half-dozen different pathogenic organisms, but silver kills 650. Even more surprisingly, resistant strains fail to develop! Moreover, silver is virtually non-toxic. According to a pioneering silver researcher, Dr Harry Margraf of St Louis: "Silver is the best all-around germ-fighter we have." [1] As Humans, we can safely consume 400mg of silver each day. 

In fact, I remember being told by my grandmother that Silver dollars were added to milk to prevent the liquid from spoiling and thus lasting longer without refrigeration. This is due to Silver's ability to block specific enzymes that are required for micro-organism respiration. Some of silvers functions include its uses as an anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral agent. 

According to Dr Robert Becker, in the book Body Electric, "Silver deficiency was responsible for the improper functioning of the immune system, and silver does more than just kill disease causing organisms. It also stimulated major growth and repair of injured tissue" Human fibroblast cells were able to grow at an accelerated rate, producing large amounts of primitive stem cells in wounds. These stem cells are able to differentiate into other cells to drastically increase wound repair.


[1] Extract from Science Digest - March 1978 OUR MIGHTIEST GERM FIGHTER By Jim Powell