The Benefits of Colloidal Silver for Toenail Fungus

Colloidal silver is made of de-ionized, distilled water containing small clusters of silver atoms. Silver has been used for hundreds of years to support good health. At one time it was believed that germs could not be transmitted by way of a silver cup and often silver coins were placed in milk to prolong its freshness. While some of these anecdotes may indeed have been nothing more than folklore, it has since been proven that silver does in fact possess some resistance to bacteria.

Colloidal silver reportedly acts as a catalyst to hinder the enzyme that is needed for harmful organisms to metabolize oxygen. The result of this process is the suffocation and destruction of organisms that cause many health problems, including toenail fungus. One of the most commanding arguments for the use of colloidal silver to fight infections is that, unlike most other methods, bacteria and viruses seem unable to become resistant. It is these important characteristics that make colloidal silver a meaningful, all natural alternative to other toenail fungus remedies.

Also referred to as onychomycosis, toenail fungus is an infection that initially changes the toenail over time, with a dulling of the nail’s natural shine. The condition then progresses by developing a light colored spot under the tip of the toenail. If left unattended, this fungus will continue to spread until the entire toenail becomes thick and yellow. Often the edges of the toenail will become brittle and crumble. The infection may also spread to other toe nails.

If the fungus is not destroyed, the condition will worsen and eventually the toenail will have a distorted shape, the color may become green, brown, or black, and the toes may begin to emit a foul odor. At this point the entire toenail may disconnect from the toe, possibly causing severe pain.

There are many remedies available to eradicate the fungus that causes toenail infection, but because of the side effects many people choose to accept the presence of this unnecessary condition. One of the natural ways to fight toenail fungus is with liquid colloidal silver. This type of silver may be purchased at many health food stores or through the mail. It typically comes in a two or four ounce bottle with a pump sprayer or dropper for application. It may be ingested according to the manufacturer’s instructions. For toenail fungus, it is best to apply the solution directly to the affected area after it has been gently washed and thoroughly dried. Simply apply with a swab or spray on the toenail fungus two to three times per day.

The success of any remedy is dependent upon your willingness to continually use the therapy for the recommended amount of time. Ridding oneself of toenail fungus can be a lengthy process if not done correctly due to the fact even after the fungus has died and the toenail begins to clear, you must continue until the infected portion of the toenail has completely grown out. Unfortunately, because the process can take 3-6 six months, many people choose to live with it rather than take measures to combat it. While there are many products available, we only recommend the best, most effective products for rapid response and long term results.

Although there are no known side effects to colloidal silver when used correctly, some researchers have found that heavy, prolonged use may result in a condition known as “Argyra.” This condition manifests as a graying of the skin in areas where the folds are quite pronounced, as in the knuckles and elbows. Most experts agree, however, that due to the microscopic size of the silver in a colloidal state, this condition is a near impossibility when used as directed. Colloids are tiny particles suspended in water that possess a positive electric charge.

Being proactive against ailments is much easier than getting rid of them and the best way to maintain good health and an immune system that can successfully fight off harmful infections, such as toenail fungus, is to give your body the fuel it needs. By making wise food choices and giving your body necessary nutrients, you are taking an important step to ensuring your own good health.

If you typically have your toenails worked on at a salon, be sure that it is a reputable one that understands the importance of sterilizing all manicure equipment. It also may be necessary to discontinue using toenail polish as it can trap moisture under the polish and encourage the growth of fungus. If you have exceptionally sweaty feet, give them ample time to dry out during the day, if possible. Additionally, wearing socks that allow the feet to breathe, such as those made from natural fibers such as cotton, will destroy the moist warm environment in which toenail fungus thrives.