- Alternative & Natural Medicine
The FDA Does Not Approve the Use Of Colloidal Silver for Treatment of Illness
According to the Food and Drug Administration
For many years the FDA has been warning health care professionals about the risks of taking supplements that contain silver. In 1996, the Department of Health and Human Services wrote a proposal that all over the counter supplements that contain the ingredient silver be not recognized as safe and effective and that they are misbranded. The FDA issued this statement because companies were marketing the colloidal silver to cure diseases without any long term scientific evidence that the supplement improved the conditions. The FDA issued a letter to companies that were marketing this substance and stated that they needed to comply with the new drug laws because of their claims that Colloidal Silver could cure diseases such as:
human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), (AIDS), cancer, tuberculosis, malaria, lupus, syphilis, scarlet fever, shingles, herpes, pneumonia, typhoid, tetanus, rheumatism, candida, staphylococcus and streptococcus infections, tonsillitis, parasites, fungus, bubonic plague, cholera, chronic fatigue, acne, warts, Meniere’s disease (syndrome), whooping cough, enlarged prostate etc.
These claims have not been founded. The FDA issued a warning to all companies that sold products containing silver that they must comply with the new drug laws or be subject to regulatory action (October 15, 1996) Since this time the FDA has continued to issue warnings, proposals and advisories to the public about the dangers of use. According to the latest warning to health care providers, the risk far outweighs the benefits of using any type of silver solution. These companies are not only endangering people's health they are breaking the law. They are misrepresenting this solution as a supplement while claiming that it is a drug yet they will not comply with the laws concerning gaining approval to market a drug.