Colloidal silver vs. colloidal gold & colloidal silver vs. antibiotics

Colloidal silver, colloidal gold or perhaps rather antibiotics? It is likely that all those medications have their personal advantages. Some prefer colloidal silver, some swear by colloidal gold, and then there are people who count on a combination of both, colloidal silver and antibiotics. To find out which product will be the best for your needs, you should bear in mind their action in your body. Colloidal silver has a positive effect on various types of physical complaints, but it’s the antibiotics that are prescribed and sold by the doctor, whereas colloidal gold appears to be more useful and more favorable for psychological complaints and good for body and soul.

Colloidal silver vs. colloidal gold

Have you ever heard of colloidal gold? Both products consist of extremely small particles of the respective compound. Due to their electrical and magnetic properties, these tiny particles (gold or silver) have an effect inside our bodies. In contrast to colloidal silver, colloidal gold can be used to treat psychological complaints and disorders. Colloidal gold stabilizes the brain and improves various neurological and mental diseases like depression, addictive disorders, psychological stress or migraine. But the effects of these materials partially still do overlap – for example, both are able to strengthen immunity or detoxify your body.

Colloidal silver vs. colloidal gold – main characteristics and differences

I guess both of these materials have their advantages and both have shortcomings for specific areas of application:

 Colloidal silver
Colloidal gold
Suitable for:
Physical complaintsPsychological complaints
How does it work?
Due to their electrical and magnetic properties, tiny silver particles have an effect inside our bodies and kill bacteria as well as other pathogensDue to their electrical and magnetic properties, tiny gold particles have an effect in the human brain – in our nervous system
Used for:
Support of wound healing and in the treatment of skin diseasesStabilization and improvement of the brain
To stimulate and strengthen the immune systemTo stimulate and strengthen the immune system
Oral and respiratory diseasesNeurological diseases
Detoxification of the bodyDetoxification of the body
Strengthening of connective tissue and skinStrengthening of connective tissue and skin
-Regulating heartbeat
Which complaints can be treated?
Skin diseases, wounds, ear infections, eye infections, bacterial infections, viral infections, inflammation of the respiratory tract, sores in mouth, gastrointestinal disorders, a weakened immune system, allergies, insect and tick bites, sexually transmitted diseases, various types of cancer, diabetes, hair loss, muscle problems, joint paintsDecrease in performance, lack of concentration, depressions, addictive disorders, sleep disturbances, skin diseases, arthritis, rheumatism, gout disorders, gland problems, neurological disorders, a weakened immune system, decreased libido, stress, migraine, joint paints
How fast it works?
In the event of acute medical problems an initial impact can be quickly noticeable in both productsIn the event of acute medical problems an initial impact can be quickly noticeable in both products
Potential side effects
Argyria (in case of overdose)Skin rashes, oral inflammation, nausea and vomiting, discoloration, lung problems, kidney problems, liver problems (mostly only in case of overdose)

Colloidal silver and colloidal gold do act and work in a similar way, also the effects of these materials overlap partially. In general, you can say that colloidal silver is suitable for physical complaints, whereas colloidal gold appears to be more useful and more favorable for psychological complaints.

Taking both products at the same time may result in the effect of one interfering with that of the others, so a simultaneous intake of colloidal silver and colloidal gold is not recommended. If you are insecure, which form you would like to use, you should try both and you’ll find out for yourself which product to use for a prolonged period of treatment.

After a few weeks, you should have a break from using your favorite remedy – and then begin again some time later.

Colloidal silver vs. antibiotics

Both colloidal silver and antibiotics have similar effects on human health and scopes. Both exhibit a bactericidal effect, they can kill bacteria. However, colloidal silver has the ability to fight other pathogens too, like fungi or parasites. Both colloidal silver and antibiotics can work true wonders in cases of an inflammation of the respiratory tract, ear infections (pink eye) or gastrointestinal diseases, and especially in bacterial infections. Antibiotics seem to be the more popular remedy – just go ask your doctor.

Unfortunately, many people do not know that antibiotics have no effect on viral infections, they are often erroneously being prescribed by some physicians – without any chance of recovery. The good thing is: colloidal silver and antibiotics do not only compete, they can also be used complementary. Scientific studies show that colloidal silver is able to not only increase the effect of antibiotics, the ability of silver to induce oxidative stress can even be harnessed to potentiate antibiotic activity (1). So, when should I take colloidal silver and when should I take antibiotics? In order to find out, you should be aware of their main characteristics and differences.

 Colloidal silverAntibiotics
How does it work?Due to their electrical and magnetic properties, tiny silver particles have an effect inside our bodies and kill bacteria as well as other pathogensAntibiotics inhibit the action of bacteria and kill them by destroying their cell wall, until they annihilate themselves or the respective agent invades the bacterial metabolism in order to avoid an ongoing growth
Used for:- Inflammation of the respiratory tract
- Lung problems
- Bronchitis
- Tonsillitis
- Sinusitis
- Otitis media
- Gastrointestinal diseases
- Borreliosis
- Urinary tract infection
- Bacterial infections

- Viral infections
- A weakened immune system
- Skin diseases
- Inflammation of the respiratory tract
- Lung problems
- Bronchitis
- Tonsillitis
- Sinusitis
- Otitis media
- Gastrointestinal diseases
- Borreliosis
- Urinary tract infection
- Bacterial infections
Main differencesColloidal silver can achieve significant success with viral infectionsOnly effective in the treatment of bacterial infections
Your body will not develop a tolerance to colloidal silverMore frequent treatments will result in the body developing a tolerance to antibiotics
Colloidal silver does only hurt bacteria it is intended forAntibiotics attack good bacteria
How fast it works?In the event of acute medical problems an initial impact can be quickly noticeable in both productsIn the event of acute medical problems an initial impact can be quickly noticeable in both products
Potential side effectsArgyria (in case of overdose)Diarrhea, flatulence, headaches

The areas of application are indeed very similar. Both medications have a bactericidal effect, they can kill bacteria. One point clearly in favor of colloidal silver is its effect on pathogens other than bacteria such as viruses. Moreover, your body will not develop a tolerance to colloidal silver and it does only hurt bacteria it is intended for.

You should try

  • colloidal silver, if you wish to fight bacterial infections without antibiotics or viral infections
  • antibiotics, if you insist on the doctors’ advise
  • both colloidal silver and antibiotics, if you don’t want to spare any effort to fight your complaints

Morones-Ramirez, J. Ruben; Winkler, Jonathan A.; Spina, Catherine S.; Collins, James J. (2013): Silver enhances antibiotic activity against gram-negative bacteria. In: Science translational medicine 5 (190), 190ra81. DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3006276