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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.


Successes with Silver Gel

A 72 yr. old man, had a bad accident when he was a teenager, that crushed his leg from the knee down. In the last few years his foot was chronically infected, he took many rounds of antibiotics. The infection and redness had spread from foot up to his knees. Finally the medical suggestion was amputation just above the knee. He was bound and determined to save his leg, so he purchased both Silver Sol Gel to apply topically – 2-4 times a day and Silver Sol liquid, which he took 1 tsp./5ml.-2-3 times internally.

2 weeks after this treatment, the infection & redness was almost gone and he has not had any recurring infection. He cannot believe the difference and he is also feeling so much better!

Note from Lorene Benoit: Please be aware of the differences between silver colloidal and silver solution.

Please contact our office via website, or phone 250-748-6802,  if you would like a wholesale account with our professional therapeutic aids, plus support to help you experience your own successes.

Jan-Feb, 2014 Natural Health Newsletter




January- February, 2014

For information to help you achieve optimum health, please contact our office.

Lorene Benoit’s book contains lifestyle tips for optimum health and disease prevention, as well as solutions for Cancer: The Paw Paw Program – A “Christopher Columbus” Approach to Cancer – The World IS Round and Cancer CAN Be Treated Naturally

Ongoing special for books, Buy 3 get 1 free, or 15% discount for our members.  Contact our office directly with payment info and address for faster delivery and discounts.



If you are in an area where you can take advantage of this upcoming tour of informative lectures, you will nt be disapointed:

Increase your Wellness through Super Foods

Julie DeVisser, ND, will be sharing her expertise in nutrition and Super Foods, with a focus on Weight Loss.

Dr. DeVisser was able to overcome her own serious lupus condition with therapeutic nutritional smoothies using quality controlled Nature’s Sunshine super foods.

This is an event that speaks to everyone seeking better health!

Samples of easy to prepare, delicious recipes to ramp up your health, plus  hundreds of dollars in give-aways are part of  this  free event.  It is our chance to show the public what they need to know about the quality of Nature’s Sunshine Products – THE professional leader in health supplementation since 1972!

Pre-registration required for any of these locations: leave your full name, phone number and number of guests:

  • phone:  250-748-6802
  • email:  TakeTheNaturalPath@gmail.com

All events are 7:00 – 9:00 pm.

March 10 – Kelowna, BC

March 11 – St. Albert, AB

March 12 – Winnipeg. MB

March 17 – Mississauga, ON

March 18 – Belleville, ON


April 1st – Nanaimo, BC

April 2nd – Duncan, BC

April 3rd – Vancouver, BC

Please email me for posters and to register your friends and relatives who can benefit!

Our passion has always been for education.

The volume of questions we receive dictates that for detailed responses and complicated health issues, which will require more than 10 minutes, an appointment is required. This can be  in person, by phone, email, or Skype.

Other options to help you are :

  1. Use the Search bar in upper right corner of our blog for answers
  2. Once on  our blog, Vcita is an easy way to contact us for a simple question, or to book a phone consultation. If you include your phone number Lorene will call you;  emails may take longer. Lorene has been doing many phone consultations worldwide and they are very effective.
  3. Lorene Benoit’s book contains a multitude lifestyle tips for optimum health, in addition to understanding Cancer: the 4 Pillars of health, dietary suggestions, recipes and more, designed to help everyone move toward better health.

Our blog offers ongoing health tips. Articles added since the last newsletter, with a direct link:

Herbal First Aid with Essential Oils 

Top 5 favourite singles, plus one indispensable blend.

People World Wide are Waking UP!

To truths and myths about cancer, vaccines, and Wireless technologies.

Q & A – Paw Paw, myeloma, chemo & other herbs

Q & A: Gall Bladder

Upcoming Health Specialist Tour Spring 2014

(same as shown at beginning of this Newsletter)

Q&A – Scleroderma, Dermatomyositis

Q&A: Hepatitis C

Q&A: Menopause, Peri-menopause, FSH

Anytime there is something we can help with, please ask your question either by email, TakeTheNaturalPath@gmail.com or via our website Contact Form.


Free Educational Health and Herbal Webinars Ongoing and On Your Time!


Worldwide: Anyone can access webinars presented by professionals, even without being a member, at www.nspwebinars.com. Please contact us for more information or to order any of the products you learn about.

To order directly, receive discount and support,  go to Nature’s Sunshine, pick your country, and use Sponsor # 309344 Canada.

Canada: If you would like to listen to  live webinars by professionals and be able to ask questions, call Milly 1-877-257-4372 ext. 3919 and ask to be notified via email of next webinar.  All participants will be entered in a draw for a basket of assorted NSP products.


Compass Group Assessment Classes

invite some friends for a fun way to find out what are the best supplements for you! Call office for details. 

Compass Zyto is an extremely efficient, inexpensive step to excellent health.

Watch this 3 minute video : http://www.zytocompass.com/af/link.aspx?a=lbenoit



Business Coaching

We offer ongoing coaching to help others start their own business using the Brilliant Body CD’s!  The package includes 10 Power Points, covering ten systems of the body: Digestive, Hepatic, Intestinal, Circulatory, Immune, Nervous, Respiratory, Urinary, Glandular and Structural, plus all the tools to educate yourself and others on how your body works – all this for only $25.

Phone the office anytime for help!




For Canadians, we offer 6 wk. Campaign specials  10 % off or buy 3 get 1 free on selected seasonal herbs. The current six week campaign runs January 16th to February 28th , so you have 1 week left to take advantage of the  specials.

Silver to combat all those colds and flus, and Cardio health products are featured.

Click here for the Catalogue, which also has some great health articles, including 7 Tips to Beat Winter Blues, and The Brain – Gut Connection.

Order by calling our office 250-748-6802 , or call NSP at 1-800-265-9163. If not a member, just use our Sponsor # 309344 to receive the discount, plus our support.

The next special will run March 1st – April 15th.

To check specials in other countries, go to Nature’s Sunshine, pick your country, and use Sponsor # 309344 Canada, or contact us – we are here to help.

Also don’t forget the Facebook Friday special for members – just sign in > Members> Facebook Fan Friday Specials  NSP Canada website Friday morning and see what the FREE product is that you get with a $50 order! Liking them on Facebook also helps NSP become the family name it deserves to be!



How does Membership Benefit You?

Click here to find out how  NSP Membership benefits you? 

As a member in our group, we can offer you discounted prices, direct shipping AND support! Go to Nature’s Sunshine, pick your country, and use Sponsor # 309344 Canada, or contact us – we are here to help.

You can receive discounts from 10 – 30% on the most potent, most professionally formulated herbal, vitamin and mineral supplements in the industry since 1972. 

Members receive great education, resource centre, Fact sheets, Free webinars and conference calls with professionals, coupon book, and weekly specials.


Political Scene

If you have not seen Take Back Your Power, please treat yourself to enlightenment. It is a worthwhile $2.99 investment – or look for this film being shown in your area.

Almost every European country has been issuing warnings about wireless radiation and setting safer limits on use of cells phone for children, teenagers and pregnant woman since 1999. Canada and the US seem to be the only 2 developed nations not paying attention and not updating regulations to protect their citizens! See also: People Are Waking Up!


Serving you in health,

Benoit & Associates Health Education


Ph/Fax:     250-748-6802

Email:       TakeTheNaturalPath@gmail.com

Websites: www.NaturalPathRemedies.com

TakeTheNaturalPathMy NSP



Cataracts occur on the second level underneath the outer lens. Cataracts cloud your vision, distort your view, and make it difficult to read and focus. They cannot be helped with glasses.

Fortunately, the condition can be prevented and improved, especially in earlier stages. They can also be improved naturally, but it requires patience as it often takes up to 6 months. Cataracts are blamed on aging; which really means the body becomes nutritionally deficient causing cellular degeneration. Studies have shown that anti-oxidants found in herbs, including beta carotene, vitamins C and E show a reduction of up to 80% in cataract formation. Healing occurs in three stages.

1st stage: stop the degeneration of lens and growth of cataract

2nd stage: tissue will start to receive nutrients to change and repair- at this stage it may seem as if no progress is being made, this is where patience is needed

3rd stage: period of regeneration


Externally: Make tea with 1 capsule of EW – EyeWash formula in ¼ cup boiling water:

– use pure non-chlorine, non-fluoride, or distilled water

– let steep 10 minutes

– strain twice through an unbleached coffee filter or cotton

Put 1 drop in each eye 2 -4 X/day using a clean eye dropper. This works with sunlight, so results are improved if you ‘sun’ your eyes: do not look directly at sun, but gently rock your head side to side opening your eyes just out of direct sun. You may experience a lot of discharge in A.M. This appears to draw the mucous through the lens to clear it.

Keep refrigerated. After 3 days discard or drink, as the herbs have other internal benefits.

*EW (Eye Wash) Bayberry, goldenseal, red raspberry and eyebright combination.  Eyebright strengthens all tissues of the eye, is antiseptic and helps clear vision. Bayberry and Raspberry are mild astringents, and Golden Seal is a natural antibiotic that also helps clear up mucous.

Available in the US, and in Canada through Sunshine Direct, or  from Benoit & Associates Health.


Silver Guard  is an easier solution that is also effective for cataracts. Spray or drop Silver solution directly in the eyes 1- 4 times per day. Drinking silver internally 1-2 tsp. once or twice per day can speed up the process. Do not be put off by Health authorities labeling it as a mouthwash – a technicality – and you can read about the benefits of Silver in many past articles and successes.

With Silver Guard, you can expect improvement in eyesight very quickly, especially if you have very dry eyes or bacterial or viral infection.

Cataracts that are very progressed are more difficult to reverse, but the surface of the eyes and the clarity of the lens can be improved with silver use.

And lastly, the old time expression “here’s spit in your eye” has meaning, as saliva has enzymes which can help dissolve deposits.


For nutritional support, the following is recommended:

           Perfect Eyes: 2 capsules 2 times a day This blend is excellent for eye health, especially             Macular Degeneration. This product contains bilberry, eyebright, lutein and other anti-oxidants .

            Super Trio: contains powerful Antioxidants, Omega 3s and a complete balanced vitamin and             mineral formula.  1 package per day

            Zambroza (Thai Go in US) : delicious, liquid anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory packed with healing nutrition         

            Grapine High Potency – 40 mg. Proanthocyanidin may be added according to weight

dosage: 1 mg. per pound weight for saturation 10 -14 days, then half this for maintenance

Please ask for Fact Sheets with detailed information for the above suggestions and discuss a program specific to your needs with a qualified natural health practitioner familiar with these supplements. Or contact us at TakeTheNaturalPath@gmail.com for personalized consultation and to order any products.

As with all conditions, clean living, healthy diet, exercise, and reduced stress are all important.

References: Ultimate Healing Systems by Donald Lepore, ND.

                     Prescription for Longevity by Dr. James Scala

                    American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM) Garry F. Gordon MD, DO

                     A Fighting Chance by Dr. Gordon Pedersen

                     The Paw Paw Program by Lorene Benoit, MHH, BEd

Please contact us directly at TakeTheNaturalPath@gmail.com to order any of the professional products mentioned. We can offer you support, as well as discounts on direct orders.


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.