Is colloidal silver helpful for any condition and is it safe to use? I'm seeing it promoted for many applications.
Colloidal Silver InformationColloidal silver (a solution with silver particles) has antiseptic activity but should not be taken internally, as it has no clinically-proven benefit and long-term exposure can cause argyria, a permanent discoloration of the skin. In 1999, the FDA banned colloidal silver as an over-the-counter drug for internal as well as external use, although, legally, it remains available as a dietary supplement. For additional information, see the article about Silver on our website.