The interaction of nanoparticles with biomolecules and microorganisms is an expanding field of research. Within this field, an area that has been largely unexplored is the interaction of metal nanoparticles with viruses. In this work, we demonstrate that silver nanoparticles undergo a size-dependent interaction with HIV-1, with nanoparticles exclusively in the range of 1–10 nm attached to the virus. The regular spatial arrangement of the attached nanoparticles, the center-to-center distance between nanoparticles, and the fact that the exposed sulfur-bearing residues of the glycoprotein knobs would be attractive sites for nanoparticle interaction suggest that silver nanoparticles interact with the HIV-1 virus via preferential binding to the gp120 glycoprotein knobs. Due to this interaction, silver nanoparticles inhibit the virus from binding to host cells, as demonstrated in vitro.
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HAADF images of the HIV-1 virus. a) HAADF image of an HIV-1 virus exposed to BSA-conjugated silver nanoparticles. Inset shows the regular spatial arrangement between groups of three nanoparticles. b) HAADF image of HIV-1 viruses without silver nanoparticle treatment. Inset highlight the regular spatial arrangement observed on the surface of the untreated HIV-1 virus. c) EDS analysis of image a) confirming the presence of Ag. The C signal comes from both the TEM grid and the virus, O, and P are from the virus, and Na, Cl, and K are present in the culture medium. Ni and Si come from the TEM grid, while Cu is attributed to the sample holder. d) Composite size distribution of silver nanoparticles bound to the HIV-1 virus, derived from all tested preparations.
Easy use CS/IS( Colloidal Silver /Ionic Silver) just like you would an antibiotic under bandaids, if you have very bad acne wash your face and rinse with silver. This is an oversimplification of course!
I think that's good news, but unfortunately silver is a metal and like a metal it is toxic to the body. Yes the body does require silver but not in obsessive amounts.
Here is a paragaph taken from mayoclinic about the effects of silver.
Colloidal Silver is not considered either safe or effective in any of the health claims manufacturers make. No studies to evaluate colloidal silver have been published in reputable medical journals. Thus, all the claims for health benefits are based on manufacturers' opinions and anecdotes.
The Food and Drug Administration does not consider colloidal silver safe or effective to treat any disease or condition. Taking colloidal silver could have serious side effects, such as:
Argyria — an irreversible blue-gray discoloration of your skin, nails and gums
Seizures and other neurological problems
Drug interactions with penicillamine, quinolones, tetracycline and thyroxine medications
Whenever you're considering taking a new dietary supplement, two questions are key:
Will this do what the manufacturer or advertiser claims?
Is it safe for me?
Your physician is your best partner to help you answer such questions. However, in the case of colloidal silver, with no reliable evidence of a benefit and lots of potential risk, it's best to leave the silver for your jewelry!
This is a support forum and there is a need to be balance here (just like in life there is a need to be balanced). I'm don't necessary agree entirely with the medical community, but we all must realize that there have been significant gains there as well as complete failures.
The natural way is the best way, but unfortunately that is being corrupted to. I tell you greed is a powerful thing and I cannot believe how many people fall into that state of mind. It complete sickness. Why would anyone want to make money off of selling lies, fake cures, or harmful medicine to innocent people?
Clearly I'm disgusted by all of this. People need to be their own doctors and take control of their health.
However, we all need to accept welcoming information and see if it works for us or not.
Colloidal silver does in fact do a good job, but again its a metal just like aluminum and its toxic. And that defeats the purpose of healing or curing toxins with another toxin.
I hope I didn't spoil your post, but the damaging side of colloidal silver needs to come to post.
People should not get one sided in finding a cure for their ailment, I know having a trouble disease is not what anyone wants, but adding other health problems into the equations as well as depression from trying to find a magical cure is only going to lead to unhappiness.
Health in the sense of mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical is a lfe long journey. Its not something that is going to be achieve over night.
My apologies to any CZ members I may anger here but I can't resist this because I am sick and tired of reading the same old crap, copied from a squillion sites accessible in the public domain.
I don't want to read it here! I can't speak for anyone else but that's the reason I joined this forum, so I could seek advice, input if I can and get help from REAL people who are genuine, factual, open and honest and not in the back pockets of government, medical associations, pharmaceutical companies, and hopefully not have hidden agendas. I prefer to be educated instead of being brainwashed, I'm tired of that.
I have read the same crap in the mainstream you have just posted and feel if anyone wants to hear more of the same they could look for it in the mainstream themselves.
FDA does not consider Colloidal Silver safe...????
Will this do what the manufacturer claims...????
Is it safe for me...????
Your physician is your best partner...????
No reliable evidence of benefit...????
WHAT THE...????!!! Leave me alone please!! What planet are you visiting from? I would just like to ask one thing of you...when you come here, can you leave your mainstream info outside. If I am disciplined because of this post, then so be it, I guess I will just have to find another place where I can further my education.
I totally agree with you.
I hate these idiots who come on here to discredit these wonderful alternatives that actually WORK, based on the opinion of corrupt government establishments.
If we wanted to hear the opinion of the government we would go talk to the FDA.
This is a private site, not government, so get out! We do not care about government opinions, they suck, thats why we are here.
Silver in small amounts is NOT toxic to the body, you are lying.
The works of Dr. Robert O Becker completely discredit the lies of yourself and your corrupt government organizations.
He used silver to clear infections, and dramatically improve healing times.