Unprecedented Paper on Human Use of Silver
Dr. Rustum Roy
April 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ – International Health’s Biotech Lab, a private company announces that a new peer review paper has just been released. Dr. Rustum Roy, one of the most pre-eminent materials scientist in the world, has just co-authored an important paper. "Ultradilute Ag-Aquasols with extraordinary bactericidal properties: role of the system Ag-O-H(2)O" in Materials Research Innovations, vol. 11, no. 1, (2007) pages 3-18. The focus of much of the paper is International Health’s Biotech Lab silver aquasol products. The authors note critical properties of this unique, patented silver aquasol technology.
"We first establish the literature on the use of ultradilute aquasols as extraordinary, powerful, bactericidal inorganic agents equal to most commercial antibiotics. These findings provide the rationale for a major role for inorganic materials scientists to contribute the insights unique to their field for new, safer health vectors."
Pointing to antimicrobial studies performed on International Health’s Biotech Lab products the paper states:
"Table I shows a comparison of the MIC (minimum inhibitory concentration of (tilde)1 at.-ppm silver sol in pure water, with the most prominent antibiotics used world wide, as fully established in both in vitro and in vivo trials.(10) Not only is this radically different antibiotic material more or less equal to the traditional biochemical antibiotics, it has the unique advantage that bacteria do not mutate to destroy its activity. Moreover, when used alongside a traditional antibiotic, as shown in Table 2, the silver aquasol has a synergistic effect, thereby extending the life of the efficacy of several antibiotics tenfold(11)…"
On the safety of eating silver as a metal the paper states:
"A recent paper by Das and Khanna(1) provides the remarkable datum that some 275,000 kg. (605,000 pounds) of edible metallic silver foil are consumed every year (in food) in India. No known adverse health effects have ever been recorded. This epidemiological evidence that silver as a metal is not toxic in any way needs no comment…"
The paper separates International Health’s Biotech Lab products from other silver products by identifying them as silver aquasols stating:
"Our first contribution in this direction is a thorough review and new analysis of the structure of liquid water(6). The study is the key starting point because of the deluge of products loosely lumped under the term ‘silver colloids’ now appearing in the U.S.A. supplements market and targeting many of the very same, above-mentioned applications. Many of these products claim to be dispersions of metallic particles in nearly pure water. Some of the metals are linked to proteins and other organic additives… Some contain ‘organic silver’ – presumably metal-organic silver compounds, and some contain ‘ionic’ silver, possibly in true solution… We confine ourselves only to silver aquasols, i.e. suspensions of nominally metallic silver particles in essentially pure water…"
In the Conclusions section of the paper it states: 1. "The very potent biologically active silver aquasols contained, typically, the amounts of silver claimed by the manufacturer, typically from 10-30 ppm by weight of Ag, The silver was very pure as was the water." In other words, the "potent" International Health’s Biotech Lab silver products were very clean, metallic not ionic, and contained the right amounts of silver.