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Colloidal Sulfer
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early 20th century brown glass bottle with bakalite screw on cap labeled Colloidal Sulfer, distributed by Elmer and Amend in New York.

Colloidal silver and formulations containing silver salts were used by physicians in the early 20th century, but their use was largely discontinued in the 1940s following the development of safer and effective modern antibiotics. Since the 1990s, colloidal silver has again been marketed as an alternative medicine, often with extensive cure all claims. Colloidal silver products remain available in many countries as dietary supplements and homeopathic remedies, although they are not effective in treating any known condition and carry the risk of both permanent cosmetic side effects such as argyria and more serious ones such as allergic reactions, as well as interactions with prescription medications

Despite promoters’ claims, silver has no known function in the body and is not an essential mineral supplement. Colloidal silver products were once available as over–the–counter drug products, but in 1999, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ruled that these colloidal silver products were not considered safe or effective. Colloidal silver products marketed for medical purposes or promoted for unproven uses are now considered misbranded under the law without appropriate FDA approval as a new drug.
H–2.5 Dia–2 inches
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