Here are my impressions of colloidal silver (cs) and colloidal gold (cg) after using each product for over a month.
SILVER: It's kinda freaky, there's not mountains of scientific data as to how it works, but damnit if it doesn't work anyway.
I had been taking small 1 tbl spoon doses of the product offered by purestcolloids.com and had successfully avoided two different colds that my wife brought home. She works at a university so is exposed to everything. I got her to try..and she reluctantly did. She got over her first cold in 3 days using a teaspoon of cs. That was during Thanksgiving.
She got sick again just before Christmas and this time I convinced her to take a tablespoon dose. She got over that cold in about 36-48 hours.
Once she was better I made what in hindsight was a mistake...I stopped taking CS. Just after New Year's I got the Flu in a big big way. I haven't had flu in years and this strain kicked my ass. Fever, chills, extreme body aches, total loss of apetite. I did not have much CS left but I dosed at about 4 tablespoons a day and this seemed to break the fever and chills in about 36 hours...where upon I ran out of CS.
Though the worst of the flu symptoms had passed it left me with a few secondary infections..sore throat that felt like strepp and the distinctive symptoms of my chronic bronchitis coming on. I decided to order a CS generator from Robey.com right away. It came within 3 days and I immediately started dosing at 8 ounces of 10 ppm solution per day. At this dosing level it killed off the bronchitis within 36 hours. The sore throat persisted, mostly due to drainage, for another 4 days but my throat was clear and showed no signs of infection.
That, IMO, was a good test because I have NEVER gotten rid of bronchitis without the use of antibiotics before. So IMO, this stuff works and silver generator is a worth while investment as it has numerous applications..as a permanent source of an antibiotic, water purification, keeping humidifyers clear of mold/bacteria et cetera.
The detox reaction on the first few days of CS use was pretty harsh for me. After that, the CS definitely has some nuerotrophic effects. It imparts a sense of well being, calmness and good mood not too unlike CG.
GOLD: I have to say, I am impressed with this stuff. It seems to have alleviated all of my SAD symptoms and given me a new outlook on life. I'm more positive, attentive, less apt to get angry and I feel as though my cognitive functioning has improved on nearly all levels.
I have been taking 2-3 table spoons per day and very often I skip days as the effect seems to last for at least several days after dosing.
One study I read claimed that CG increased nearly all parameters of a standardized IQ test for over two months after dosing. Outside of that, I have seen very little supportive data..in fact there seems to be little data at all for CG and CS so this brings up questions of safety.
Though I've had absolutely no negative sides (aside from the initial detox) I think these products should be used somewhat conservatively. Mega dosing for long periods of time without a life and death reason to do so seems like a bad idea.
So in short, are these safe? I dunno, but it seems like it. There's tens of thousands of people using CS with no ill effects so in our little BBing world, that counts for something.
Are they effective. Definitely though with CG, if you do not have depression, anxiety or any other problems you may not feel the benefits quite as fully as I did.