Hi-Yo Silver! Away! The Insight on Colloidal Silver
Vol.3 Issue 8
The Lone Ranger and Silver during “Hi Yo Silver! Away!”

During the late 1940’s, a television series with a fictional masked character, known as ‘the Lone Ranger’ opened each episode riding in on his white stallion, Silver. The horse would rear up on his hind legs, and the Lone Ranger would customarily say “Hi-Yo, Silver! Away!” and together they would gallop away. But when it comes to taking Colloidal Silver as a health supplement, we’re not horsing around, as this substance has been used for hundreds of years and can benefit the body in numerous ways.

Colloidal silver has been used for centuries and is now being used extensively by modern naturopathic doctors, wellness professionals, and by some progressive health and fitness experts. Since ancient times silver has been highly regarded as a versatile healing tool. In ancient Greece, Rome, Phoenicia, and Macedonia, silver was used extensively to control infections and spoilage. In fact, Hippocrates, the "Father of Medicine," taught that silver healed wounds and controlled disease.

For the past 100 years or so colloidal silver has been used in countless applications and is best found in the Bio-Active Silver Hydrosol category. This category contains 98% positively charged silver in pharmaceutical grade purified water. This is the safest and most effective concentration on the market today.

Colloidal silver is one of the products used by thousands of people with great success that many mainstream medical professionals don’t understand, ignore, or completely reject. With that in mind, my philosophy has been to take personal responsibility for my health and wellness and investigate that which the masses or even government agencies like the Federal Drug Administration have not researched or accepted yet to ascertain the truth on a particular product or subject.

Some areas of personal interest that I know have met resistance from various medical professionals and government organizations have included: nutritional and herbal supplementation, acupuncture, nutritional reactive testing, oriental medicine techniques, and colloidal silver. Listening to some of them or reading their position statements regarding colloidal silver would make you think that every person taking colloidal silver is going to turn blue or gray with silver accumulation in their skin, or that colloidal silver and its uses are a complete hoax.

Their worst fear, I believe, is that people taking colloidal silver to combat various viruses or bacterial infections is that it might actually work and compete with traditional medical and pharmaceutical “practices” of medicine. I emphasize medical “practice,” because of the number of people that die every year from prescription drugs. The fact is that out of the 783,936 annual deaths from conventional medicine mistakes, approximately 106,000 of those are the result of prescription drug use. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, two-hundred and ninety people in the United States are killed by prescription drugs every day.

Colloidal Silver is an ancient and natural all-purpose healing agent.

This is not widely publicized information but is readily available to anyone willing to search out the facts and learn the truth of the current medical model, versus managing your health using the wellness model. The medical model is characterized by diagnosis and treatment with drugs and the wellness model is focused on prevention and naturopathic modalities. I know much controversy surrounds this topic and you will want to do your own research and form your own conclusions. Just let your convictions be based on honest research using an open mind to natural wellness and healing approaches. I have formed my beliefs based on many years of reading and research and personal application with great success. I personally, do not buy into the out of control prescription epidemic that has led to many opioid addictions and deaths.

Since I am a health professional who has utilized colloidal silver personally for more than six years, I'm more than happy to share some insights on the subject and share my personal story. Since discovering the medical and health benefits of colloidal silver all those years ago, my wife and I have not been sick in over six years since taking it in a 10ppm formula (Sovereign Silver) on a daily basis.

Over the past several years when we have experienced some early symptoms of a cold or infection, we increase our daily intake of colloidal silver immediately up to 3-7 teaspoons per day and within 12-24 hours the symptoms are completely gone. Our choice to use Sovereign Silver came after researching the many products on the market and understanding the various differences and claims. For example, just because a product boasts 500ppm does not mean it is a more effective product. The product we use for example is only 10ppm. However, we learned that it has been reduced to such a small particle size of 0.8 nm/0.0008 microns and contains 98% positively charged ions making it easier for the body to absorb and eliminate. The tiny particle size also yields greater surface area and higher efficiency making the 10ppm product more effective than other brands that contain up to 500ppm with larger particle sizes. Sovereign Silver also boasts 99.999% pure silver. It does not contain added salts or proteins that render other silver products less effective.

A leading authority on the use of medicinal silver, A.B.G. Lansdown, Honorary Senior Lecturer, Department of Chemical Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College, London, UK, stated after reviewing all available silver literature of the past 200 years, “Metallic silver and silver compounds are used widely in medical devices and health care products to provide antibacterial and antifungal actions. Experience has shown that they are generally safe in use and effective in controlling pathogenic organisms.”

Silver in today's medicine is undergoing a renaissance, with innovative new products that are able to sustain the release of silver ions, enabling better surgical and wound-related uses. Silver nanoparticles are even being incorporated into clothing. You can now buy a washing machine that uses silver ions to kill germs in clothes.

The high efficacy in the use of silver to kill bacteria and fungus is not in question by anyone. This does not mean that it can kill every type of bacteria or fungus. And in the ones it does kill, it does not mean it kills all of them. It simply means that the antibiotic properties of silver are quite potent – and the risk to human health in terms of toxicity is negligible. This is a much better risk/benefit profile than commonly used antibiotics.

I hope this article sparks your interest in a product that can have an incredible impact on the state of your health in the prevention of disease. I encourage you to do more self-study and learn all that you can on how to better care for your body and improve the overall quality of your life.

In all that you do, Keep Pressing On To Higher Ground!
Rich Burkholder, Director of the Aero-Fitness Health Center

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