Can Colloidal Silver Treat Your Gout?

I’m writing this post since some of my readers have brought it up on more then one occasion. The subject matter for this week is colloidal silver as a potential treatment for gout. Silver has a long history of serving as an antiseptic and disinfectant before antibiotics were invented in the 1940s.

After the introduction of antibiotics the use of colloidal silver diminished as a antimicrobial agent. Hippocrates has discussed silver being used to treat wounds in his writings. Even World War I soldiers used a silver leaf to treat their infected wounds. What silver does best since it’s a bioactive is kill bacteria. Nowadays colloidal silver is considered more holistic or alternative type of medicine.

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Colloidal silver has been claimed to be used effectively in various treatments like cancer, aids, STDs, septic arthritis and even for gout! Colloidal silver can kill around 650 known microbes like influenza, salmonella typhus and streptococcus-A. It kills microbes that rely on oxygen for metabolism. There are side effects if you take colloidal silver orally causing your skin to turn blue or greyish, a condition called “argyria”. It can also cause you headaches, kidney function issues and other side effects, so be careful.

Since the early 1990s there has been a resurgence for colloidal silver being promoted as a dietary supplement being purported as an “essential mineral” supplement. Let’s set the record straight. Silver is not an essential mineral for humans and therefore there is no such thing as a silver deficiency, so you don’t necessarily need a dietary supplement of colloidal silver to treat your gout.

Colloidal silver can play a role as an antiseptic but gout is not a disease that is caused by bacteria and there are no studies or evidence to prove that colloidal silver can help with your gout. Consumer Reports magazine has also stated that colloidal silver is a “supplement to avoid” and is described as “likely unsafe”. The claim that colloidal silver is a cure-all is a fraud, so try to avoid internet sellers promoting it as a gout treatment. If you’ve got a wound, give it a try but other then that, forget about it!

Posted by Spiro Koulouris

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    9 replies to "Gout and Colloidal Silver"

    • Bonnie Davis

      My gout on left foot was killing me. I had some Colloidal Silver so I began to soak it in it& look for stuff on internet about it. I found this site. I have been soaking for about 15 or less min.the pain has stopped throbbing. Interesting. I think I’ll play around with the CS. For my goat foot & get back with y’all.

    • Rose Hatzis

      Hi Reggie
      Did you mix the silver with water?
      What was the ratio?

    • Dian Cooper

      My friend Donna is bringing me over some colloidial silver sometime today because I came down with gout sometime late Saturday night and the pain is killing me. My doctor prescribed me methylprednisolone.

    • Josh

      I’ve had gout for almost 3 weeks. I did nothing about it for roughly 2 weeks then got some colloidal silver, vitamin c, and kidney tonic about 6 days ago, which I’ve been using twice a day. It seemed to be working but I’m not sure which of the 3 “potions” is doing the job then today I got a sharp pain that hasn’t gone away. After the first pain and on top of the other “potions,” I mixed a half tsp of MSM in a glass of water and drank that. My foot is no where near as bad as it was a few weeks ago but does anyone have any advice I can use from this point? I’m walking and not hobbling any more which is great but is there something I can try that’ll help get me over this plateau of sorts, or do I just continue what I’m doing?

    • Gary Noyes

      I make and have used colloidal Silver since 2010 and have killed everything from the H1N1 virus to bacterial meningitis given to me by a dentist from a tooth extraction. I have what is called “infectious gout” were I get really sick with I have a flair up and have to be given antibiotics, I had another major flair up and used the colloidal silver and it knocked out the fever in the joint in less than 45 min. PLUS I can’t take the uric acid gout medicines so I use baking soda 1/2 tsp 3X a day and it has taken my uric acid level from 11.0 to 5.9 but you have to limit your salt intake or you will get gout from the salt interacting with the uric acid and get crystals like gout in your joints; as you will be taking 1,800 mg of sodium per day. But it works better than the Allopurinol, as it don’t have the side effects. I have been taking it since 1994 and after 8 months on it, I never had any problems with gout flair ups, until lately when I added 3,900 mg of salt from potato chips for the past 11 months and now the colloidal Silver is working better than the Antibiotics I use to have to get for it. I hope this post helps some one that can’t tolerate the uric acid meds like me as gout is no pick-nick.

      • Spiro Koulouris

        Thanks for those insights Gary!

      • Pam

        Hi how do you take the colloidal silver? My husband gets terrible gout
        Thanks

        • Spiro Koulouris

          Hi Pam!

          You can find it as a dietary supplement online or at your local health store.

    • Reggie

      As medical research with colloidal silver moves forward, I expect to learn many new and surprising things. For example, I recommended colloidal silver to my dad, who had a severe case of gout. I have never seen any reference to colloidal silver being effective for gout, but I thought, why not try it? After all, colloidal silver takes away the pain from cuts and burns and my dad’s foot was causing him a great deal of pain. He has since told me that all his symptoms of gout ceased after he drank one glass of colloidal silver and soaking his foot one time.

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