Why should preppers learn about colloidal silver?
For one thing, this natural supplement can treat many common health issues.
Plus, it’s possible to make colloidal silver yourself (as you’ll see below). This can easily come in handy after SHTF and medicine supplies run low.
Staying alive in a survival situation requires keeping your body healthy. I always recommend stockpiling medication, but having alternatives to fall back on is important, too.
Using Colloidal Silver for Survival
1 – Treats Pink Eye
Pink eye is primarily caused by a bacterial or viral infection and can be quite contagious.
When the silver is applied on an infected eye, it attracts and attacks the infected cells and helps send them into the bloodstream to be removed from the body.
Many disaster scenarios can devolve into sanitation nightmares which only increases the risk of pink eye and other infections.
2 – Effective Solution for Ear Infections
Many different types of bacteria and fungi can cause ear infections in humans.
Because the exact cause of an ear infection can be difficult to determine, in many cases even prescription antibiotics aren’t effective cures.
However, colloidal silver doesn’t have this problem as it works regardless of what’s causing the infection.
3 – Does Not Create Superbugs
We’ve talked a bit about superbugs and how they could lead to a worldwide SHTF scenario on the blog before.
Overuse of antibiotics by the medical community has led to the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Once antibiotics stop working, being infected by a superbug can quickly cause death.
Unlike prescription antibiotics, colloidal silver does not create resistance in the bacteria or organisms it destroys.
4 – Topical Wound Care
Research has shown that colloidal silver helps to stimulate healing in the skin and can effectively help treat burns, cuts, and boils.
Not only can small cuts and injuries be painful, but they can also become infected and cause more health issues down the line.
A speedy recover from even minor wounds will be an asset when SHTF.
5 – Controls Sinus Infections
Used as a nasal spray or in a neti pot solution, silver can be used as a method to control sinus infections.
Recent research also indicates that silver’s ability to eliminate Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections, which benefits individuals who suffer from airborne allergies.
6 – Boosts the Immune System
Many people claim that they use silver as a replacement for cold and flu medications.
Additionally, a study published in 2010 showed that silver nanoparticles could help boost the immune system and fight infections.
7 – Anti-Inflammatory
Colloidal silver works naturally to reduce inflammation and swelling in the skin.
Inflammation can damage the cells in your body and lead to other issues like high blood pressure and digestive disorders.
Having a natural anti-inflammation remedy available during a crisis will help keep you on your feet.
How to Make Colloidal Silver
As I mentioned previously, one of the top benefits of using colloidal silver for survival is the fact that it’s possible to make it yourself if SHTF.
Here’s a 5-minute video with instructions on exactly how to do that: