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Silver Sol, Colloidal Silver, The Facts

One of the most useful health aids we have, in Canada and US, is NSP Silver Solution.


In the US there are several products,  with  various names: Silver Shield with AqualSol,  Silver Shield Gel 


In Canada there are twoSilver Guard (which is really FAR more than a mouthwash, a ‘Health’ Canada enforced label) and Silver Shield Gel.

There are slight differences in ppm of Silver and FDA/HC labelling, but all basically offer the same benefits and applications.

Since 2008, I have been asked many times to explain the difference between these Silver Solutions and the well known Colloidal Silver, so this article is well over-due. Since we have had access to these stellar health aids,  we have had many success stories  and we believe every household should always have a stock of these. We never leave our home for any trips without at least a tube of Silver Gel.

Nature’s Sunshine Silver is made by Aqua Sol Technology using a patented process with strict quality control to verify potency and purity. The result is fine, bioavailable, nano-particle sized colloids.


What’s the advantage of Silver Shield?

This Silver is processed by the kidneys, does not affect populations of beneficial bacteria in the colon like pharmaceutical antibiotics, and cannot accumulate in the body or skin to create Argyria or argyrosis or “blue skin”, a permanent skin discoloration caused by excess silver accumulation; often a problem with homemade colloids or inexpensive deals found online. In other words, NSP Silver is safe.

Learn why it is also more effective:


Liquid (Colloidal) Silver                                  Silver Sol

5 – 10 ppm concentration                              18 – 24 ppm

110 V DC used in manufacture                      10,000 V AC used in manufacture

One silver particle kills one pathogen             One particle kills many                                                                                     pathogens

Conventional colloidal technology                   New and patented AquaSol                                                                              technology

Kills bacteria by one method                          Kills bacteria and viruses 3 ways

Works metabolically in body                          Works catabolically in body

Silver (Ag) is ionic and is                               Silver (Ag) is bonded to water
separate                                                      molecule and is one unit


How Does Silver Solution Work?

As mentioned above, Silver Shield/Silver Guard works by 3 separate mechanisms to stop the growth and spread of harmful pathogens. Peer studies have shown Aquasol silver to be effective on over 600 bacteria, viruses, yeast and fungus, including Malaria, MRSA, Avian flu, limb regrowth, Swine flu, burns, Lyme & MS


  1. Silver Oxide

The silver oxide coating of the nano-particle kills bacteria by pulling away one of the electrons on the bacteria cell membrane, which contributes to the rupture of the membrane and ultimate death of the cell.  This is also how the older generation Liquid Silver worked, but in the case of Liquid Silver, once the silver oxide had pulled an electron away from the bacteria cell, it stopped functioning.  The new Silver Shield has a double + charge on the silver molecule (explanation in FAQs below).  This double charge, coupled with the fact that the silver in Silver Shield exists as a core of pure silver metal with an oxide coating on the outside, allows for this reaction to regenerate itself, so that one silver particle kills many bacteria, instead of just one bacteria.


  1. Resonance

The silver particles in Silver Shield resonate at a frequency of 890 – 910 THz.  This is the exact same frequency used in blue germicidal lights in laboratories.  The silver sol nano-particles are small enough to get in close proximity to a virus or bacteria.  The “good vibrations” of their resonant frequency will rupture the bacterial or viral cells without damaging surrounding healthy tissue.


  1. Magnetic Viral DNA Disruption

Silver Shield works by its electromagnetic charge. The silver nano-particle is magnetically attracted to the virus and overpowers its DNA, rendering the virus impotent and unable to replicate.  Viral DNA has a slight magnetic charge while healthy DNA does not, so healthy cells remain unaffected by the Silver Shield.

The Silver Shield is a liquid product that can be applied via mister, nasal sprayer, atomizer, inhaler, dropper, teaspoon (swallowing for internal applications) or topically.  It is safe for all applications and is safe for children.

Silver Shield Gel has all of the benefits of the liquid except that it provides 24 ppm of silver instead of 18 ppm. It is for topical use.


There has been a great deal of interest in this product since its launch, and many success stories – see Silver Archives.  Here are some Frequently Asked Questions:


Q: What are the ingredients of Silver Shield?

Silver Shield is manufactured solely from high purity water and high purity silver metal, with no other ingredients involved.


Q: How is the gel manufactured?  What are the extra ingredients in it?

Silver Shield Gel is manufactured by taking the Silver Shield solution and adding a gelling agent and triethanolamine. The gelling agent is declared on the label by its INCI name, acrylates\C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer (we are required by law to declare cosmetic ingredients by their INCI nomenclature). The triethanolamine acts as a surfactant (emulsifying agent) to keep the gel stable under all conditions.


Q: How is the silver oxide coating created?

The patented manufacturing process causes very small silver particles to be formed – about 90% between 0.05 microns and 0.15 microns – and the high energy environment in which they are formed causes these particles to acquire a surface layer of a multi-valent silver oxide (empirical formula AgO, molecular formula Ag4O4).  The product may also contain a small amount of ionic silver (as silver nitrate) and a few particles larger than 0.15 microns.  (A micron is one-millionth of a meter).


Q: How can the silver have a 2+ charge?  I thought silver had only a 1+ charge?

Purely ionic silver compounds such as silver nitrate or silver chloride occur with silver having a 1+ charge.  As mentioned in explaining how the silver oxide coating is created, the molecular formula for the oxide is Ag4O4, translating to an empirical formula of AgO.  Oxygen occurs with a 2- charge, so in order to achieve electrical balance, the silver in this case must have a 2+ charge.


Q: Is Silver Shield a colloidal silver or not?

The best scientific description of this complex mixture is a hydrosol.  Most of it could accurately be described as a colloid, and up to two or three percent of the silver may exist in ionic form.


Q: The Silver Shield label has a warning about thyroid medications and antibiotics.  Can someone take Silver Shield if they are already taking these medications?

When we first developed the label for the Canadian market we consulted several different sources of information for contraindications, warnings and known risks, keeping in mind that Health Canada is overly cautious in requiring this kind of information on our product labels.

We found reliable scientific databases that advised there was a theoretical concern that colloidal silver products could interfere with the absorption of both thyroid and antibiotic medications.

The Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database’s monograph for silver issues cautions against concomitant use with levothyroxine (synthroid) and certain antibiotics.  These cautions are all based on theoretical consideration of the pharmacology of colloidal silver.  In each case, the caution is that taking silver with these medications at the same time could reduce the absorption of the medication, making it less effective. The US parent does not advertise these cautions on their label and the US and Canadian products are exactly the same. We know from Dr. Pederson’s presentation that the silver actually makes antibiotics more effective. We still felt it was best to put this warning on the label to begin with, since Health Canada would most likely require us to add it before a product licence was granted (our Product Licence Application is under review as of this writing). The best advice at this time is that in order to avoid any possible interactions, patients should take the Silver Shield and their thyroid or antibiotic medications two hours apart.


Q: Is Silver Shield safe for pregnant or nursing mothers?  There is a warning on the label against this.

Information presented during the product launch would seem to indicate that the Silver Shield would be acceptable for use in these cases.  However, medical databases we have consulted advise caution, saying there is inadequate testing of silver compounds in these cases.  That is also the standard position of Health Canada.  It is somewhat paradoxical, because no pregnant or nursing mother will ever volunteer herself as a test subject to find out if some ingredient or product is harmful to herself or her child. So it is unlikely that ‘adequate testing’ will ever happen. Almost ALL pharmaceuticals state that they are not tested on pregnant or lactating women or children or the elderly, yet they are prescribed frequently to these groups.

Our best advise is to consult your health care professional in these cases.


Q: If I take too much silver, will I turn blue?

No.  The famous “blue man” who made the news in early 2008 was making his own silver solution at home and drinking it every day for many years.  There are many internet sites that advertise “Make your own silver solution” as well.  We would strongly advise our customers not to do that, and to leave the manufacture of these products to the professionals.  In the case of home-made products, there would be a lack of quality control to say the least!


Q: Is the silver toxic?

No.  Upon ingestion, silver compounds are known to clear out of the body by 90 to 99% by the second day after ingestion.  Silver Sol TM passes through the body via the urine with no toxic metabolites. Research suggests you would have to take Silver Shield every day for more than 200 years before it built up to exceed .05mg/kg.


Q: Is the silver organic?

No. By definition, metallic elements and their oxides are not organic.


Silver Gel used for Dental Surgery

I received a question about the study in which Silver Gel was used to prevent infection in dental implants and have found some sites that show this research, as well as patents pending.

I found reference to the study that we learned about at a Conference:  http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/benediting-410295-silver-sol-technology-fda-gel-fina-final-entertainment-ppt-powerpoint/

Cibron Dental Consultants Report: “It is our … Silver Sol gel has been shown to disinfect topically and keep hands completely sanitized …

It is an extensive 90 slide Power Point; the relevant slides are #9-11, so I have taken this information from there:

Two Dentists, Dr. Willoughby and Dr. Clease performed 300 dental surgeries using Silver Gel and there were ZERO infections.

This is unprecedented rate of non-infection in oral surgery. Other uses in dentistry in addition to preventing infection, are to lessen after-effects of dental procedures, such as inflammation, pain, and to speed healing. This is what many people have found effective.

Liquid Silver Guard – 1 teaspoon (5 ml) 2-3 times per day (we suggest holding in the mouth 6 minutes if possible, then swallowing so the benefits are both topical and internal)

Silver Gel – apply top9ically to affected area, or rub on gums 12-3 times per day.

Other references you may want to check are:



We have also used Silver Gel as a tooth gel with excellent results in both improved gum health and reduced dental cavities. As Silver Gel is a strong natural anti-biotic, and as germs are the primary cause of decay and gum disease, this is no surprise. 

Please contact our office if you wish to order either of these.

Or to order online from the same supplier that we use, go to Nature’s Sunshine, and ask to get wholesale pricing, using our sponsor name: Benoit and account # 309344.

Q&A: Vaginal Infections


 I have a question about the silver sol usage for vaginal yeast infection problems and would like to know how to use silver sol  and how much it will cost on a monthly base. We much appreciate your time. KG


Yes, Silver Gel has been used successfully for vaginal infections, as research has shown that Silver Gel can kill candida albicans, as well as hundreds of other bacteria  including streptococcus, staphylococcus, salmonella, plus viruses such as Influenza A and Hepatitis B.

Two ways to treat the vaginal infection are: insert the Liquid Silver Guard, about 2 ounces and hold for 12 minutes. Or apply to Silver Gel to a natural fiber tampon and insert into the vagina. The Gel may also be applied with a vaginal syringe, or if you do not have this a squeeze bottle or anything clean with no sharp surfaces. Using a finger may also have some results, although it is best if approximately 1/2 tsp. can be inserted once or twice per day.

To answer your question on cost, this would depend on what country you are in, whether you are a member, and how many Silver Gel tubes you purchase at once. I would estimate that 1 tube would last one month, using 1 tsp. per day. It would definitely be less expensive than any prescription drug, which in our opinion does not work as effectively and frequently causes side effects.

If a person is sexually active, the partner should be treating for Candida as well, or re-infection may occur. In addition follow lifestyle and dietary suggestions,such as those recommended  in Lorene Benoit’s book: The Paw Paw Program – A “Christopher Columbus” Approach to Cancer – The World IS Round and Cancer CAN Be Treated Naturally.

Refer to a previous article on Candida to understand more about underlying conditions, causes, symptoms and diet.

If you want to order Silver Gel or Silver Guard, at discount prices direct to your home, please contact our office at 250-748-6802 or email: TakeTheNaturalPath@gmail.com. If you prefer to order online at www.naturessunshine.com, select country of your choice and use sponsor #309344 to open your own account and receive a discount. There is no charge for membership with an order and no obligations.



Silver Sol for Candida triggering food allergies?

Question/from ZR:

Hi I have heard of the effectiveness of silver sol and my ND recommended it for me for candida. With the candida I have some food allergies and when I use silver sol before I eat it triggers  the allergies. I have heard that when you take it after eating the salt in the food decreases the effect, is this true and could you tell me the best time to take it? Thank you.


As your ND, whom you have paid well,  recommended this, he or she should be the one telling you how to take it and when. However, I will answer this briefly. With the Nature’s Guard Silver Sol that we use, I feel it it more effective taken on an empty stomach, as it will be more quickly absorbed into the blood for benefit. Taken this way is also more effective for destroying any pathogens in the stomach and intestine.

Research has shown that quality silver sol, with the correct resonance can destroy over 600 types of bacteria, viruses, yeasts and fungi.

For those who use silver as a sinus flush, they should definitely perform this at least 1-2 hrs. apart from saline flush. It is the chemical interaction of salt and silver molecules one wants to avoid. This would mean salt as in NaCl added to food, not natural salts found in food.

If you would like to order good quality Silver Sol or Silver Gel direct from the company we use, with a discount,please contact our office. If you prefer to order directly online at www.naturessunshine.com select country of your choice. Please use sponsor #309344 to open your own account. There is no charge for membership with an order and no obligations.

For optimum health, follow healthy  lifestyle recommendations suggested in Lorene Benoit’s book: The Paw Paw Program – A “Christopher Columbus” Approach to Cancer – The World IS Round and Cancer CAN Be Treated Naturally


Sinus Conditions

We have four pairs of sinuses, air-filled pockets, in the bones of our face. These connect to nasal passages and the rest of our respiratory system. The mucous membranes lining sinuses provide lubrication, and natural immunity by trapping foreign particles. Tiny hairs called cilia also trap germs then push the mucus out through tiny opening drains called ostia. Three of the four ostia drain downward, the 4th drains upward, which explains why many people get “plugged” up and mouth breathe, or snore during sleep.

Sinusitis occurs when the mucus-producing linings of the sinuses become inflamed and infected.  As ostia openings get clogged, foreign material is trapped, oxygen levels drop and bacteria in the nasal cavity reproduce anaerobically. Inflammation causes the sinus walls to swell, causing heat and pain, while increased white blood cells may create excess mucous and pus.

If the inflammation is healed properly, then all systems revert to normal. However if offending conditions continue to promote the inflammatory response, or if the immune system is too weak to mount a defensive, continued inflammation can eventually damage cilia and cause scarring, polyps or sores.  Allergic reactions to dust, animal dander, foods, smoke, and other pollutants can prevent the natural healing process. Dairy is a large offender closely followed by wheat  and gluten. Sugar leads to fermentation and lack of oxygenation, plus feeds bacteria and viruses.

Prescription antibiotics, inhalants and OTC decongestant drugs may reduce inflammation and swelling, however they do nothing to promote healing or removal of the cause. Long term use can increase dependency and reduce effectiveness, leading to stronger drugs or surgery.

To heal your sinuses with natural remedies:

  1. Treat acute stage – eliminate any infections, viral, bacterial, or fungal that may be contributing to the symptoms, by using immune enhancing herbs and formulas.
  • SN-X , called (Sinus Support in US.) is a proven herbal combination that is effective in treating symptoms such as congestion, head ache and sinus drip.  Take 4- 6 per day, minimum 1 month, until acute stage is cleared.
  • Liquid Silver Guard  is one of the most powerful natural antibiotics. Use a nasal spray bottle to destroy all bacteria, viruses, mould or fungus. Spray at least 2- 4 Xs per day, one squirt in each nostril, and at least 1x/day after doing the inhalation or shower to clear passages first.
  • Liquid Silver Guard   internally will help eliminate long standing conditions more quickly. Minimum of 1 tsp. /5 ml. 2X/day, til improvement, then decrease.
  • Antibacterial, anti-viral Essential Oil (EO) inhalation: Put 1-2 drops of therapeutic quality EO into a bowl of very hot water. Cover your head with a towel and breathe in fumes, with eyes closed. Breathe until nostrils are clear; this may take up to 20 mins. to loosen mucous and clear nostrils, then silver can then access all the inner sinus areas. One of the most effective is Tei Fu Oil, a combination of eucalyptus, menthol, lavender, wintergreen and cloves.
  • Strong antioxidants and anti-inflammatories, such as Zambroza can be taken in double dose as an extra aid to overall health.
  • Avoid all dairy and wheat products, which are mucous producing for most people.
  • Eliminate any dietary allergens that are at the root of the problem
  • Improve digestion with enzymes to help eliminate the allergic response
  • Use herbal combinations to clean up the sinuses. Look for formulas what contain Fenugreek and Thyme , historically used to disinfect, soften and clear out old mucous. AL-J is a formula that helps reduce allergic response, improve digestion and thins mucous. It contains herbs such as horseradish and mullein, herbs known to have positive effects on the respiratory system. Expect to take these for a minimum of 3 months, plus one month for each year the problem has existed. Although relief will be noticed sooner, this is the naturopathic rule of thumb for true healing.
  • Saline Nasal Rinse: Use a baby or bulb syringe from drug store to flush the nasal passages. To 1 cup of warm water add, ½ tsp. salt and a pinch of baking soda. Squirt this into one nostril, while gently closing the other nostril, so that water comes out the mouth. Repeat with the other nostril. This is an old Yogic cleansing practice, using a neti pot, which has proven itself over the centuries. For long standing chronic infections or sinus problems, do this one to three times daily for months, until all symptoms have been clear for a couple of weeks.
  • Continue using silver nasal spray, 1 – 2x per day to prevent reoccurrence. This will also help protect you from the common cold and flu. Many people are finding the Silver spray easier to do and as effective as the saline. Choose one that suits you, or alternate weekly.

 2.  Treat chronic condition – once acute stage has passed, treat the root cause to eliminate re-occurrence. This involves:

  • Eliminate any dietary allergens that are at the root of the problem
  • Improve digestion with enzymes to help eliminate the allergic response

As with all health conditions, follow the 4 Pillars of Health as outlined in Benoit’s book: The Paw Paw Program.

If you prefer to order directly online at www.naturessunshine.com and select country of your choice. Please use sponsor #309344 to open your own account. There is no charge for membership with an order and no obligations.


© Lorene Benoit, BEd, MHH, CHC, CI, CRA.   Master Holistic Health,

Certified Herbal Consultant and Educator.    Contact her office at:   250-748-6802

Email:      TakeTheNaturalPath@gmail.com               Website: www.naturalpathremedies.com

This article appeared in The Herbal Collective Dec. 2011



Bladder Infections

Bladder Infections

Bladder infections can cause irritating problems, such as sudden urge to urinate, leakage, inability to stop the flow of urine, itching, or burning. Untreated, there is a possibility of infection progressing up the tubules connecting to the kidneys, which is not desirable. Women are more prone to bladder infections due to the shorter urether. As much as doctors may say bladder infections are normal for women, they are not healthy, and should not be the norm in anyone. If they re-occur, it is because they are not getting treated properly in the first case and are re-infecting, or the cause has not been eliminated. In other words, there is no reason women, men or children should have these, and if you do, you need to get to the bottom of it and get rid of it!

Some causes in women can be:

  • wiping in the wrong direction and contamination with feces
  • yeast/candida infections
  • too much sugar in the diet, which lowers the immune system
  • improper diet, which creates pH imbalance
  • anti-biotic overuse, which creates resistant bacteria and flora imbalance
  • food sensitivities
  • chemicals from personal care products: douches, deodorants, soaps, lubricants, powders, bathing products

Treatment consists of determining the cause(s), then treating naturally so the pathogen is eliminated, then creating a healthy environment where they don’t flourish. Herbs bring the body into balance without upsetting the natural flora and fauna and protective shield of mucous membranes. They also do not cause side effects as do many antibiotics.

One of the best formulas is K Combination designed for overall health of the urinary system, containing parsley root, juniper berries, uva ursi, and dandelion root. It is a herbal source of iron, manganese, potassium, sodium, vitamin A and riboflavin.

We suggest adding Cranberry Buchu, which is a concentrated capsule of 435 mg. pure cranberry with Buchu. The herb buchu prevents infection-causing bacteria, such as E. coli, from adhering to the lining of the urinary tract. It has been traditionally used to help prevent recurrent urinary tract infections.

If the infection is very established, stronger herbal antibiotics, such as Golden Seal Echinacea combo and or Silver Shield used as a douche and internally may be required.

Along with the herbs, clean up the diet, eliminate ALL sugar, drink plenty of pure water, (more than your recommended ½ oz. per pound of body weight), add fresh lemon, lime and or Chlorophyll to help alkalinize the blood, and get adequate rest. Many suggestions for healthful lifestyle including diet, stress, exercise and recipes are in my book:

 Lorene Benoit’s book: The Paw Paw Program – A “Christopher Columbus” Approach to Cancer – The World IS Round and Cancer CAN Be Treated Naturally

If the above do not clear it up, seek the advice of a qualified natural health practitioner.

If one has taken chemical antibiotics in the past 6 months, a quality probiotic/ prebiotic combination is recommended to re-establish growth. Certain probiotics capsules may also be used as a vaginal suppository to relieve some symptoms and re-lubricate.

For people who have had several bladder infections, we suggest that once the infection is cleared, to continue on a maintenance dose of 2-3 Cranberry Buchu per day for at least 3 months, then 1-2 as needed to remain clear of infections. This is inexpensive insurance to avoid the hassles and strain to the immune system of having repeated infections.

To order any of the above items or for personal assistance, please contact our office at 250-748-6802 or comment on this post. Products can be ordered directly at Nature’s Sunshine Worldwide ; or Nature’s Sunshine Canada for discount use Sponsor # 309344. No charge to set up membership for home delivery and discount.

Silver Sol Uses – Why it IS Revolutionary

Dr. Gordon Pedersen’s Western Canada presentations on the Revolutionary New Silver were excellent! Well attended in every location, we had over 80 people in Victoria and 90 in Kelowna. He has been touring worldwide to share this remarkable product, the UK, Russia and…. ???

Learning protocols and successes for many more uses of these amazing products was very helpful for our modern day epidemic of antibiotic resistant diseases. Dr. Pedersen has been witness to cures for many microbe induced conditions- meaning those caused by bacteria, viruses, germs, fungus, parasites and mold, which is just about every human condition.

The Silver Guard Liquid can be used :

  • in eyes for infections and cataracts
  • in ears for infections
  • in mouth for internal infections such as cold, flu, bronchitis, pneumonia, Lyme’s, herpes, aids, cancer, candida, malaria – all infections.
  • as a douche for vaginitis, yeast, HPV and cervical cancer
  • sprayed on skin for burns, ulcerations, rashes
  • inhaled for lung conditions
  • nasal spray for sinus infections
  • facial steamers for acne, rosacea and other skin conditions

The Silver Shield Gel can be used :

  • for acne, rosacea
  • to heal wounds, abcesses, bed sores, rashes, psoriasis, excema, diabetic sores ( at phenomenol savings to medical systems, if they would use this natural product instead of the pharmaceutical silver preparations presently being used)
  • as a tooth gel to prevent cavities, plaquing, gum disease – Dr. Pedersen states that 80% of cardio vascular disease is caused by bacteria in the mouth. Added benefits – swallow gel after brushing
  • in dental surgery – a Canadian oral surgery group has shortened time of dental implants from 1 year to 1 day with NO infections in over 300 patients; other oral surgeries have shown NO infections using only Silver Gel as antibiotic in over 1300 cases
  • anti-wrinkle cream as the Silver Gel has strong anti-oxidant and anti-aging properties
  • MRSA infections
  • quicker healing of bruises, surgical stitches

Silver has been proven to activate growth of stem cells, which promotes quicker healing of any body tissue.
These uses have been patented already, or are in patent process, which means they have been proven.

Silver Sol is not the same as Colloidal Silver – contact Benoit Health to understand the differences.

All products are Health Canada, FDA and EPA approved.

If you are interested in more information, please contact me.