Effective Dosage Guidelines
It is essential that we make this absolutely, positively, perfectly clear: There are no set dosages for silver ingestion. For your safety, do not ingest any amount without taking all the important factors into consideration. These include the condition being treated, your age and weight, the half-life of the silver, and how much time is available to build an effective concentration in the body. As discussed in the toxicity chapter, The Safe Silver Organization has a calculation tool on their website. This chapter will discuss further dosage guidelines.
While studies are not yet conclusive, the majority of research appears to show that a concentration of 1 to 3ppm is suitable and sufficient for use as an antibacterial concentration. In a number of cases, a lower concentration is recommended. For example, a concentration of 0.06ppm is considered sufficient for water treatments of high volumes, like the purification of water at the general municipal level.
It should be understood that these recommended ppm concentrations apply to the body and not to the description on the commercial colloidal silver product. By definition, 1ppm of silver is the concentration that occurs when 1mg of silver is placed in 1 liter of water (0.03oz of silver into 1.06 quarts of water). Since the human body has much more fluid in it, one would need to drink a higher quantity than 0.03oz of silver to achieve a bodily concentration of 1ppm. How much? Again, this depends on a variety of factors, some of which are mentioned above. The human body contains about five liters of blood, as well as greater amounts of other fluids. In fact, we are comprised of about 70 percent fluids.
In general, the patient receives a daily dose of silver for a short or longer term. The goal is to take into account all the above factors, including absorption rate, until an equilibrium is achieved. The amount ingested should ultimately equal the amount eliminated.
A person of average weight contains about 5.28 quarts of blood. In order to achieve a 3ppm concentration in such a quantity of fluid, assuming 100 percent absorption, about 75mg (0.002oz) would need to be taken on a daily basis. Adjustments to this average are made on a patient-by-patient basis.
Another important consideration is whether or not the colloidal silver treatments are curative or preventative. Curative (treatment) ppm levels can be as much as eighteen to twenty-eight times higher than preventative ppm levels. More easily cured infections (flu, skin infections, bronchitis, urinary tract, etc.) require about a fifteen to eighteen times higher concentration, a range of 1.3 to 1.5gm (0.045 to 0.052oz) for a week or two. More resistant infections (tuberculosis, malaria, HIV) tend to need higher ranges of concentrations, perhaps even twenty-eight times the base. This translates to about 2gm (0.0706oz) for a period of seven days or more.
Colloidal Silver Conclusion 10: There are no standard dosages for colloidal silver. The amount to take depends on various factors relating to the person, the purpose, etc. As a result, one needs to use discretion and seek competent professional advice.
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