Silver mining began thousands of years ago—as early as 3,000 BC in what’s now modern-day Turkey. Today, you’ll find the precious metal in everything from jewelry, coins and silverware to electronics and photo film.
But this non-toxic, naturally occurring element is also prized for its antimicrobial properties and as such has been used since ancient times to treat infections and heal wounds. Before the adoption of antibiotics, silver foil was wrapped around wounds to promote healing and prevent infection, and you’ll still find silver in the surgical and medical equipment, bandages and topical ointments used in hospitals today. Ship captains and pioneers were known to toss silver coins into storage barrels to purify and preserve drinking water, a concept still in use by astronauts to purify water and disinfect surfaces on the International Space Station. And a recent study shows that silver ion treatments may aid in the treatment of inflammatory bone disorders.
Luckily, you don’t have to go to the hospital (or outer space) to take advantage of the benefits of silver. When ingested, commercially available colloidal silver (tiny particles of silver suspended in liquid) can both strengthen the immune system and treat existing health problems, such as cold and flu symptoms. When used topically, it can promote fast healing of cuts, burns, blisters, insect bites and stings, rashes, razor burn, sunburn and other skin issues.
“Supporting our immune system daily is one of the best ways to confront environmental and dietary challenges and the emotional stressors that weaken our immune system’s response,” explains Karen Ress, national sales manager for Sovereign Silver, the top-selling silver supplement in North America.
The reason it sells so well? Sovereign Silver’s Bio-Active Silver Hydrosol contains only two ingredients: silver and pharmaceutical-grade purified water. Most other colloidal silver formulations on the market contain salts, proteins, preservatives and stabilizers, all of which can affect their safety and efficacy.
In addition, other silvers contain only about 10 percent bio-active silver, meaning silver with positively charged ions (the only kind that is beneficial in boosting the immune system). Sovereign Silver, however, contains more than 98 percent positively charged silver ions and silver nanoclusters. And Sovereign Silver sets the standard for particle size, boasting the smallest particles recorded in the industry, allowing for maximum absorption, utilization and elimination.
“Bio-Active Silver Hydrosol is the ultimate refinement of colloidal silver,” says Ress. “Its unique mixture of positively charged silver ions and the smallest silver nanoparticles achievable allows for a 1-2 punch delivery of bio-active silver to the body for steady immune support.”
Sovereign Silver’s products are vegan, gluten-free and contain no GMO ingredients. And they’re packaged in recyclable, non-leaching amber glass bottles, decreasing exposure to light and increasing stability and purity.
Liquid immune booster
Ready to optimize your immune system? Try Silver Bio-Active Silver Hydrosol in drops, mist spray or vertical spray.
“Sovereign Silver should be a staple in everyone’s first aid kit of immune-boosting supplements. I have used and recommended it consistently for over 10 years and continue to be impressed by its incredible effectiveness and safety.”
-Dennis F., MD, Holistic Physician
Treat minor skin issues and reduce topical pain and inflammation with Sovereign Silver First Aid Gel.
“This first aid gel is amazing! It helped take out redness and sting from a wasp bite on my friend. My granddaughter had a bad scrape on her face and I put it on her and it took most of the redness out by the end of the day and didn’t hurt! It’s so convenient to just carry around in my purse and have on hand.”
– Sandy D.
About the author
Valerie Gleaton is a writer and editor living in Denver, Colorado. She has a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Colorado and has been researching and writing about natural health and wellness for more than a decade.