Beginners Guide To Nasal Colloidal Silver

Colloidal silver is known for its potential antibacterial, immune-boosting and infection-fighting benefits.

Depending on the reason for taking colloidal silver supplements, users can choose to take it in a variety of different ways, ranging from applying it to the skin to consuming it orally. 

One common method of applying colloidal silver is through the nose. This is known as nasal colloidal silver. 

Beginners Guide To Nasal Colloidal Silver

While taking colloidal silver nasally is not typically associated with ill effects as long as you follow the instructions on the spray bottle and the general safety guidelines for colloidal silver supplementation, it’s important to be informed before you take the supplement in this way. 

Here’s everything you need to know about nasal colloidal silver supplementation as a beginner. 

Why Take Nasal Colloidal Silver?

If you’re wondering why you would want to take colloidal silver as a nasal supplement, there are actually several reasons why doing so could improve your health and wellbeing. 

There is evidence to suggest that colloidal silver, when taken in the form of a nasal spray, can clear out your sinuses and even reduce symptoms of allergies and sinus infections. 

Because colloidal silver has antimicrobial properties, spraying a colloidal silver solution directly into your nostrils can help to kill the bacteria that causes sinus infections.

Due to colloidal silver also being anti-inflammatory, if you’re having an inflammatory response to allergens in the air such as pollens and dust, the supplement can also help with this. 

If you’re suffering from a cold or even the flu, using a nasal spray containing colloidal silver can help to decrease inflammation in the mucous membranes in your nose, which will alleviate symptoms such as nasal congestion as well as soreness and pressure from the swelling. 

Finally, some studies suggest that colloidal silver is capable of boosting your immune response.

This is obviously very helpful if you suffer from colds or respiratory illnesses a lot, and in this case, taking the supplement nasally ensures that the immune-boosting properties can get directly to the site of the infection (the respiratory tract). 

Is Nasal Colloidal Silver Safe? 

If you’re planning to take nasal colloidal silver nasally, it’s important to be aware of the fact that the research on the safety of this method of supplementation is ongoing and that some sources contradict each other. 

This is mainly because not much research has been done into the effects of colloidal silver on human health, with most studies on the subject having been conducted on other animal species.

Common Side Effects 

While there are no known side effects associated with applying colloidal silver to your skin, ingesting such solutions orally or inhaling them in the form of a spray may cause unwelcome side effects when taken at a higher dose than recommended or at a higher strength.

In some studies involving animals, ingestion of colloidal silver has been shown to result in reproductive changes, problems with the kidneys and liver, and hypertrophy of the heart’s left ventricle. 

With that being said, the main side effect observed in humans is argyria, which refers to the discoloration of the skin.

Colloidal silver users may find that if they take the supplement at a higher dose than is recommended or if they use a solution with a strength higher than 25 ppm, their skin takes on a gray or blue tinge.

Since argyria is mainly associated with long-term or improper use of the supplement, however, it is largely preventable. 

Other Side Effects

Some studies have suggested that there may be an association between colloidal silver ingestion, either orally or nasally, with more serious side effects.

However, most of the cases in these studies involved patients who were already seriously ill and using colloidal silver in an attempt to treat their symptoms, or over the age of 70, so it’s not possible to prove direct causation. 

In short, as long as you purchase colloidal silver nasal spray from a reputable manufacturer, take it at the strength and doses recommended, you shouldn’t experience any side effects from nasal application of colloidal silver.

How To Apply Colloidal Silver Nasally 

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Bearing the above information in mind, if you would like to take a nasal colloidal silver supplement for allergies, colds, sinus infections, or general immunity, you need to know how to apply it correctly. 

1. Choose A Spray 

Your chosen spray should be manufactured by a reputable company and should not be stronger than 25 ppm. Ideally, it should actually be significantly lower than this, at a strength of around 18 ppm just to be on the safe side. 

2. Clear Your Nostrils 

It’s best to blow your nose before you use the nasal spray to ensure that there is minimal mucus blocking the passage to your sinuses. 

3. Tilt Your Head Sideways 

It can be tempting to tilt your head backward when applying nasal spray, but the best way to make sure the spray gets directly into your sinuses is to tilt your head to the side as you spray. 

4. Repeat As Necessary 

Always follow the instructions on the spray packaging or on the manufacturer’s website when it comes to repeating the application. Do not repeat more often than the manufacturer recommends. 

Using the spray at a higher daily dose than is recommended could lead to side effects such as argyria, and while this is not a harmful effect, it is not cosmetically desirable. 

Final Thoughts 

Although studies conducted on animals have implied that applying colloidal silver internally could be harmful, there is currently no evidence to suggest that nasal application in humans leads to any side effects beyond argyria, which is linked to excessive long-term consumption. 

Taking nasal colloidal silver supplements may help to reduce the symptoms of colds, respiratory infections and allergies while generally boosting your body’s immune responses. 

When applying nasal colloidal silver, always adhere to the dosage instructions and blow your nose before use. While squeezing the bottle, tilt your head to the side to ensure that all of the product goes directly to your sinuses for the best results.

Carlos Esteban