Millimeter: one thousandth of a meter (0.001 meter)
Micron, or micrometer: one thousandth of a millimeter, one millionth of a meter
Nanometer: one thousandth of a micron, one millionth of a millimeter, one billionth of a meter
Nano-silver is the product of a new technology. Sometimes it is called
ultra-small particle colloidal silver, but this is a misnomer. Nano-silver
is a very different substance from colloidal silver, and it has a completely
different therapeutic application. The nanological particles are so small
that they belong to the atomic range. A nano particle is only a few atoms
A nano-silver particle is easily able to enter a cancer cell, which would
be impossible for colloidal particles to do. In every cancer cell the metabolism
functions by fermentation. Fermentation cannot happen without microbial
presence. Nano-silver is capable of killing the fermenting micro-organism
within the cancer cell. As a result, the cell dies. Nano-silver, because
of the very small size of the particles, is also able to cross the blood/brain
barrier. If it is mixed with DMSO, it will be carried selectively into
cancer cells. This is of vital importance for cancer patients.
At the present moment, the only nano-silver supported by documented test
results is Nanosil10. This product is being distributed in North America
under several different names:
New Silver Solution
To listen to an audiotape by an MD about this new product, click here.
The Journal of Nanotechnology has published a groundbreaking study (April 2004) that found silver nanoparticles kill HIV-1 and are likely to kill virtually
any other virus. The study, which was conducted by the University of Texas
and Mexico University, is the first medical study to ever explore the antimicrobial
benefits of silver nanoparticles, according to Physorg.
During the study, researchers used three different methods of limiting the
size of the silver nanoparticles by using capping agents. The capping agents
were foamy carbon, poly (PVP), and bovine serum albumin (BSA). The particles
ranged in size from 1 to 10 nanometers depending on the method of capping. After
incubating the HIV-1 virus at 37 C, the silver particles killed 100% of the
virus within 3 hours for all three methods. The scientists believe that the
silver particles bonded through glycoprotein knobs on the virus with spacing of
about 22 nanometers in length.
While further research is needed, researchers are optimistic that nanological
silver may be the silver bullet to kill viruses and bacteria. The researchers
in the study said that they had already begin experiments using silver
nanoparticles to kill what is known as the super bug (Methicillin resistant
staphylococcus aureus). Already used as a topical antibiotic in the medical
industry, silver may now come under consideration as an alternative to
drugs when it comes to fighting previously untreatable viruses such as
the Tamiflu resistant avian flu.
How does silver work to fight germs? Simply put, silver is capable of destroying single-celled
bacteria, viruses, and fungus by disrupting the cell’s breathing mechanism.
This action annihilates the organism’s cell membranes and halts DNAreplication.
Fortunately, the complex cells in our bodies have very thick cell walls
compared to most pathogens; the good cells in our bodies are largely unaffected
by treatment. Within minutes, the invading cell is suffocated, to be cleared
out of the body by the immune, lymphaticand elimination systems. Killing
pathogens is only one of silver’s remarkable qualities. Silver is also
known to heal wounds and can now be found in a variety of bandages and
dressings, and is commonly used in a clinical setting for treatments of
a variety of wounds. Recent studies also suggest it aids in repairing some
Silver nanoparticles could help fight hospital-related
infections that afflict 2 million patients and lead to 90,000 deaths in the
United States each year, experts told UPI's Nano World.
What is nanotechnology and nano-silver?
Nanotechnology is a rapidly
growing science of producing and utilizing nano-sized particles that measure in
nanometers (1 nm = 1 billionth of a metre). One nanomaterial that is having an
early impact in healthcare products is nano-silver.
Silver has been used
for the treatment of medical ailments for over 100 years due to its natural
antibacterial and antifungal properties. The nano-silver particles typically
measure 25nm. They have extremely large relative surface area, increasing their
contact with bacteria or fungi, and vastly improving its bactericidal and
The nano-silver when in contact with bacteria and fungus will adversely
affect their cellular metabolism and inhibit bacterial cell growth. The
nano-silver suppresses respiration, basal metabolism of electron transfer
system, and transport of substrate in the microbial cell membrane. The
nano-silver inhibits multiplication and growth of those bacteria and fungi
which cause infection, odour, itchiness and sores
The only well documented nano-silver product on the US market is NanoSil-10.
Here are some excerpts from their product description:
Scientists at Penn State University and Arizona State University, under
the direction of world renowned materials scientist, Rustun Roy, PhD, have
determined that Nanosil is unique among all the silver products tested.
The Nanosil product contained measurable energies that none of the other
tested silver products contained.
Numerous tests at major US universities and commercial labs like UC Davis,
Kansas State, Brigham Young University, UT, and many other independent
laboratories and universities, have proven the effectiveness of this product.
The tests conducted indicated Nanosil killed thousands of strains of problematic
bacteria like Staph, TB, Strep, E-coli, Salmonella, a number of yeasts
and even anthrax spores, etc. We believe that the Nanosil product is the
only non-toxic product that has been proven to kill anthrax spore.
Certified laboratories, university research centers and government entities
have completed over fifty Nanosil product studies to date. Included are
seven safety studies, antibiotic comparison studies, antibiotic additive
studies, tests against thousands of different bacteria, tests against numerous
viruses, and tests against yeasts and black mold.
The studies completed are:
of our studies have not been released to the public. However, some have been
released to certain
government groups and have been published in a
congressional testimonial (April 2005). We are investing all available
funds in additional research through independent laboratories and clinics,
with the intent to eventually reduce much
NanoSil Solutions is constantly striving to gain new and important information on the effectiveness and uses of its
product. We currently have several new studies and a double-blind clinical
trial 2 underway, with several more studies
already in the planning stages. The new studies include a major 2.5 year (peer-reviewed) alternative to antibiotics study,
direct human clinical tests at a number of hospitals in West Africa, along with a series of both bacteria and sporicidal
tests on Anthrax and SARS. Studies have also been conducted by VIRIDIS BioPharma Laboratories in India verifying the
"Viricidal Activity of NanoSil™ against Hepatitis B Virus & the Cytotoxicity of NanoSil™ along with the "Selective Inaction of
NanoSil™ on Probiotics".
Branches of the United States Armed Forces and certain international military
forces are anticipating using the NanoSil™
to prevent wound infections
in soldiers being evacuated from the battlefield. The US Military has been
the product to prevent minor wound infections among
its troops in Iraq, with excellent results. The product also quickly
healed some US Marines following food poisoning.
congressional testimony on the effects of nanosilver.
We are the only producer of an
antibacterial product of this type that has been approved for patent by the
Patent Agency since approximately 1924. The first patent
was issued on 4/10/01 with an additional patent issued in 2004.
other patents pending including a use patent. The patents have been filed for
protection in 95 countries
NanoSil™ has been filed with the US FDA for
drug approval in both humans and animals. The company has received
approval by the FDA to begin testing of the
After conducting its own testing on
NanoSil™, the Food and Drug Board of Ghana,
West Africa, has approved our
NanoSil™ product as a drug in the homeopathic
NanoSil Solutions has had five independent toxicity
tests completed on its 10 and 22 PPM silver products. The NanoSil™
product was tested in
animals at as much as 200 times the normal adult dosage, or the equivalent of an
consuming 32 full ounces of the 10 ppm product at one sitting. In
conclusion to the animal tests, the independent
laboratory stated that the NanoSil™ was found to be completely non-toxic
to the test animals. The product
was also tested for cytotoxicity in
both human epithelial cells and also African green monkey or Vero cells, at both
regular 10 ppm level and also at the extra strength 22 ppm level.
In all four cytotoxicity tests the NanoSil™ products were
completely non-toxic to both the human and Vero cells.
Nano-silver is active against most pathogens, yeasts, fungi, mould and
mildew. Nano-silver is used as antimicrobial substance to provide effective
and complication free treatment for age-old healthcare problems.
Silver is an element and present in nature. It is non-toxic, non allergic and non cumulative. Hence it is not harmful to wildlife and environment. It is environmental friendly.
The average colloidal silver particle is 10-25 microns sized. It is larger
than most cells of the human organism. The nano-silver is a few nano-meters
in size, several thousand times smaller then a human cell; it can easily
penetrate the cell membrane, enter an infected cell, and kill the pathogen.
Nano-silver is harmless to healthy cells. As glucose-fermenting microbes
live in every cancer cell, nano-silver offers a very powerful anticancer
weapon by killing the fermenting microbe, and reverting the cell to its
normal, healthy state.
Does nano-silver cross the blood/brain barrier?
"At the nano-scale, cellular uptake mechanisms are different, as particles
below 20 nm can be taken up by the endothelium skin layers and those below 10-50 nm
can enter cells through receptor mechanisms. Nanoparticles have been found to cross the
blood-brain barrier (Figure 2, page 14)."
FRI BRIEFINGS: Nanotechnology: A Brief Literature Review
"Nanoparticles are readily taken up by many types of cells in vitro
expected to cross the blood-brain barrier that excludes
many substance that might harm the brain."
Sources (to purchase nano-silver):
The same product is being marketed under different names by different distributors:
New Silver Solution
Useful links to nano-silver information:
The above information concerning the therapeutic efficacy of Nanosil-10
has been obtained from the manufacturer and from commercial distributors.
The product is very new, and no third party scientific data is yet available
to confirm the above statements. When the cancer patient decides to include
this product into her treatment protocol, she must keep in mind that no
independent confirmation and no peer reviewed clinical data are presently
available. While there is no reason to assume that the manufacturer is
not telling the truth, there is no proof that his claims are valid. Although
the product is patented, please remember that the patent office does not
investigate medical claims.
Because of the above mentioned reasons, we suggest not to take the efficacy
of this treatment granted, until we can confirm it on our UPDATE/Latest News page.
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