Ionic Silver:
A Protective Shield for Your Health

Ionic silver is included in FGXpress Power Strips for its powerful anti-microbial effects.  

Silver has been used as a natural remedy for millennia. It's renowned for this powerful ability to kill...
     
  • bacteria,
  • viruses,
  • yeasts,
  • fungus,
  • algae,
  • and even protozoa.  
          So it's super-useful when we're trying to fight off infections, or prevent them in the first place. 

Simply put, silver ions have been added to FGXpress Power Strips for that very reason, giving yet another health-promoting aspect to this already awesome stuff.

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 (Personally, I believe the ionic silver is partly why Power Strips are helpful for healing skin issues, and I also wonder if it's reducing Candida and that's why people report increased energy?  Please note, these claims are not made by FGXpress —  who, frankly, are quite constrained in what they can say about the product, as what I consider a major downside of having FDA approval. Wink © Gonnabepainfree.com      They can only talk about what the FDA has already tested, not anything else... even if the ingredients separately have been tested and shown beneficial.  But I digress.)

If ionic silver is so great, you may be asking yourself, why don't we hear more about it?  Well, let's look into the history of its use and benefits.


 Hi Ho Silver!


In the past, this useful mineral has been widely used as a disinfectant and antibacterial solution, in cleaners, storage containers, and the treatment of wounds.  This is because it not only has the ability to reduce contamination by microbes, it does so safely and effectively.  

It's not harmful to humans, unless we ingest overmuch of it (which gives us a blueish sheen, if I understand it correctly), and it doesn’t create the dreaded "superbugs" that are resistant to antibiotics.

And it's been used since ancient times.  Thousands of years ago, the Phoenicians used silver-lined bottles to store water, wine, and vinegar to prevent spoiling. 

As long as 2500 years ago, Hippocrates —   traditionally regarded as the father of modern medicine —   advocated the benefits of silver in the tending of wounds, and for its beneficial healing properties and protection from disease.  And I'd bet that before it made it into the official medical treatment journals of the day, it was used from time immemorial.

Since old Hippocrates was our source for medical treatment for a very long time, we did use silver!  

Before antibiotics were discovered in the 1940s, silver was widely used as a disinfectant in hospitals, and in the 1800s, surgeons used it in sutures, with gratifying results.  In WWI, it was still being used to treat infected wounds.

In some places, people still add a silver coin or spoon to their water containers!  This keeps down bacteria, algae, and other microorganisms.  (I've even added a silver coin to my house's cisterns to keep down the bacteria and algae growth.)

Today we know that's why we do it.  Somewhere along the way this used-to-be-common-knowledge was lost, yet people still would add a silver coin to the water they pulled from the well.  Perhaps by then it was "superstition."  (I wonder if it might also have something to do with the ancient tradition of tossing coins into wells and fountains?)

And before we had refrigeration, silver dollars would be dropped into milk bottles to help keep the milk fresh!


Do We Use Silver In The Modern World?

You bet!  Though it did fall from popularity for a while.

After  antibiotics were developed, using silver became seen as old-fashioned and less effective than this newfangled, more-scientific invention.  Wink © Gonnabepainfree.com    

That's changing, though, as more and more "superbugs" are becoming resistant to antibiotics. So far, thankfully!, it seems that we don't get superbugs from using this "old-fashioned" antibiotic, so for some purposes we're going back to the ancient wisdom.

And in many cases, it's simply better than the alternatives.  For example, some mixtures been approved by the FDA for treatment of burns.

Even today, water tanks of ships and airplanes are sometimes “silvered,” which allows them to keep the water in good drinkable condition for months. 

Ionic silver is used in some bandages, and mixed right into Latex before its formed into whatever it'll be —  like surgical gloves.

Many modern hospitals use silver in their water filters, and it's recommended by the World Health Organization for water safety in developing countries.  Even the space stations used it —   you literally can't get more space-age than that, so silver's reputation seems secure through the ages.  Smilie © Gonnabepainfree.com     

It's still used in a variety of industrial, healthcare, and household applications as an antimicrobial.

For example, a line of Samsung washing machines is adding ionic silver into the water, sanitizing without the use of hot water or bleach (and killing off the odor-causing bacteria).  Some pools, spas, and fountains are being purified by copper- and silver ions.  And it's being incorporated into various other modern devices as well for sanitation and odor-reducing purposes.


 How Does Ionic Silver Work?


For a very long time, humans used silver knowing that it worked, but not understanding how.  

While we may not have a perfect replacement for the safe antimicrobial action of this simple element, we do have greater understanding of why it does what it does.

Science has now shown that silver actually clings to the outside of the microorganisms.  Then it either kills them outright or renders them inert and unable to harm.  It seems they disable the lifeforms' enzymes.

But that's more than we probably need to know.  Wink © Gonnabepainfree.com      

The important thing is that, throughout the ages and even today, we know that ionic silver works!
Another idea I've wondered about, is that ionic silver is shown to be even greater when exposed to an electrical field.  I'm not familiar enough with these things to know, but I wonder if the far-infrared energy of the Power Strips would serve to boost its power too. More of that "synergy"?  Something to ponder... Wink © Gonnabepainfree.com    

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Erin D.    
  
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