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Colloidal Silver Side Effects

Colloidal Silver Side Effects

Colloidal Silver has been long used for the treatment of infection and support of the immune system. While there are no known or documented side effects there are a few conditions that users must be aware of when taking colloidal silver over the longer term.

Are there any Side Effects of Colloidal Silver?

Prolonged use of Colloidal Silver, at more than the recommended dosage, can lead to Silver Accumulation in the body which can cause irreversible Blue-Grey Hyperpigmentation (Argyria).

There have been no document severe or life threatening side effects of Pharmacy Preparations of colloidal silver.

Some home made preparations may contain higher concentrations than what would normally be considered safe for ingestion and may lead to increased accumulation of silver in the body.

It is highly recommended to purchase only Approved Brands of colloidal silver to ensure the concentration and dosage is accurate as printed on the bottle - and safe for human consumption.

BodyBooteek deals only in Skybright branded Colloidal Silver as it is professionally prepared for Pharmacies throughout New Zealand and Australia.

Colloidal Silver and Pregnancy?

It is NOT SAFE to take colloidal silver while pregnant.

While there are no official studies to support this - it has been linked to abnormal development in the face, ear and neck of unborn babies.

What is Blue-Grey Hyperpigmentation?

In rare cases excessive consumption of home made preparations can lead to Blue-Grey Hyperpigmentation (Argyria) - which is generally caused when users ingest 1-5 grams of silver in less than a year.

This is where the Skin begins to change to a Blue or Grey color. If you suffer with these side effects you stop taking colloidal silver immediately and consult your doctor.

Contraindications of Colloidal Silver?

Colloidal Silver should not be taken in conjunction with the following medications -

  • Quinolone Antibiotics
  • Tetracycline Antibiotics
  • Levothyroxine
  • Penicillamine

It is generally understood that colloidal silver may reduce the bodies ability to absorb the above medications and their effectiveness.

Check our our range of pharmacy branded Colloidal Silver products

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