Silver is a chemical element with symbol Ag. A soft, white, lustrous transition metal, it exhibits the highest electrical conductivity, thermal conductivity, and reflectivity of any metal. The metal is found in the Earth's crust in pure, free elemental form, as an alloy with gold includes other metals, and in minerals such as argentite and chlorargyrite.
BRIEF HISTORY AND USES OF SILVER
Throughout history, silver has been used as preservatives and medicine by many cultures; Ancient Greeks utilized silver vessels for purification of water. Pioneers trekking across the globe used it keep their water safe and prevent dysentery, colds, and flu: they put silver dollars in their wooden water casks and milk containers to delay spoilage. Settlers in the Australian outback also added silverware in their water tanks to prevent spoilage.
In the late 1800’s, medical silver compounds were developed, and there was massive spread use of colloids and silver compounds before 1930. By 1940 there were around 498 different silver compounds marketed and used to treat practically every infectious disease. These were available in injectable, oral, and topical forms. They carried such names as Albarn; Nova ran Propanol and Silvol.
Silver has been shown to have confined activity against 22 bacterial species since 1973 (643 isolates), including gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. Silver is among many applications within various hospitals, from bandages, needles to disinfectants.
Wound healing makes up a multi-billion-dollar industry. One of the first treatments administered is silver, which is used as a spray, gel, liquid, bandage, and antimicrobial to improve wound healing. Because silver destroys viruses, bacteria, and yeast it will help any burn or wound by preventing infection and stimulating stem cells. Wounds heal faster, and with less scarring, viruses, bacteria, and yeast cannot contaminate the wound. Burn victims report a deduction for pain when silver liquid or gel is applied to the wound. Because silver can be applied to an open wound, it can assist to help stimulate the healing factors of the immune system and also n disinfection a. This is true for vaginal infections and internal bleeding in the uterus or cervix as well.
100 years ago, primitive colloidal, ionic silver products were used for good antimicrobial benefits but also suffered from Argyria. This is not life-threatening and is rare; It is an undesirable discoloration of the skin Argyria can occur with concentrated silvers and impure silver compounds (e.g., Silver salts) that precipitate within the body. Argyria cannot happen with newly structured silvers when taken as suggested.
Today, people have access to structured silver products that even outperform last decade’s products. The new silvers are safer and more efficient. When compared with last decade’s products at the top U.S. laboratories and clinical usage, today’s structured silver shows improved performance against pathogens and reduced healing times as high as 40% faster.