What are the ingredients?
Containing: Aloe Vera, Witch Hazel Ethanol, Lemon Grass, Rose Geranium, Damask Rose, Tea Tree, Clove, Lavender and Colloidal Silver.
Do these natural ingredients really act as an antiseptic?
Based on the scientific literature, the organic ingredients contained in the V Apothecary do act as an antiseptic, let’s break it down:
Ultimately the study found that the tiny silver nanoparticles no larger than 10 nm were able to bond to the deadly viral microorganisms and prevented the virus from bonding with the host cell. No bonding to the host cell, no viral infection.
What the study demonstrated is that these tiny nano-scale particles of silver were able to inhibit HIV-1 (i.e., the AIDS virus) from binding to host cells, in vitro. What this means is that in the test tube, when the researchers placed the AIDS virus alongside human cells in a medium that would normally allow the virus to bind with the cell (and thus cause viral infection), the introduction of tiny nano-particles of silver into the medium prevented the binding from taking place. In other words, the silver particles stopped the infection from taking place.
But HIV is not the only virus silver has been demonstrated to be effective against.
In a study published in the Pharmaceutical Chemistry Journal back in September 1992, it was found that several different preparations of colloidal silver showed amazing efficacy against the smallpox virus. Two medical colloidal silver preparations were used, one called Collargol, and one called Protargol. The latter was apparently a diluted preparation. The study showed a 700 times reduction in the concentration of viral particles when Protargol was applied, and a whopping 11,000 times reduction in viral particles when the more highly concentrated Collargol was applied.
Colloidal Silver is Approved by Environmental Protection Agency
Moving forward to recent years, even the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has now approved silver for certain antiviral purposes. As reported by the Silver Institute (a group which keeps silver investors appraised of all of the new uses for silver in business and industry), the EPA has recently approved the use of a product called Axen30, a liquid spray disinfectant similar to colloidal silver, for use in child day-care centers, preschools, schools, gymnasiums and children’s activity centers. Axen30 is a dilute formula consisting of 30 ppm silver used as a spray disinfectant. But here’s the interesting part: The EPA-approved advertising claims for Axen30 include a 30-second kill time and a 24-hour residual kill time on standard indicator bacteria, a two-minute kill time on the resistant bacteria MRSE and VRE, a 10-minute kill time on fungi, a 30-second kill time on HIV Type I, and a 10-minute kill time on other viruses. Now that’s amazing – a proven 30-second kill time against HIV (i.e., Human Immunodeficiency Virus, aka the AIDS virus), and a ten minute kill time against other viruses!
Tested by Academy of Military Medical Sciences in China
The compound was successfully tested by the Chinese Centre for Disease Control against SARS, which has a particular interest in public safety due to the numerous SARS virus outbreaks of the past few years in China. Zhang Panhe, professor at the Academy of Military Medical Sciences in China, recently stated, “We tested the compound against a four-hour, eight-hour, and 24-hour exposure period and found no surviving SARS virus upon 24 hours of exposure to the polymer…”
In other words, when the polymer was purposely contaminated by the SARS virus, it began killing the virus within four hours, and had killed all SARS viruses on the surface within 24 hours. This special silver-impregnated polymer is now in use in many hospitals, laboratories and medical research facilities throughout China. What’s more, many variants of silver-impregnated polymers are being used in similar medical-related facilities around the world, in order to help stop the spread of potentially deadly bacterial, fungal and viral pathogens.
Finally, two highly respected researchers, Dr Eric Gordon, MD and Dr. Kent Holtorf, MD, writing in the prestigious Townsend Letter for Doctors, believe colloidal silver is the answer to many forms of viral infections, including serious upper respiratory viral infections such as flu pandemics. They point out in their article titled A Promising Cure for Upper Respiratory Tract Infection Pandemics, Including the Avian Flu: Has the Final Solution to the Coming Plagues Been Discovered? that, “the collective authoritative medical literature has documented efficacy of silver’s virotoxicity against over 24 viruses.” What’s more, the authors state that the 200-plus viral strains known to cause upper respiratory tract infections, including most flu viruses, will also most likely succumb to the powerful antiviral qualities of very small particles of “oligodynamic silver” (i.e., a medical reference to silver being extremely powerful even in small quantities). In fact, the authors point out that silver is likely going to be the answer to any future global viral pandemic, stating “A broad-spectrum anti-viral agent that really works is needed to combat over 200 viruses that cause Upper Respiratory Tract Infections. Undoubtedly oligodynamic silver fits this bill…Emerging medical studies confirm the stellar, broad-spectrum virotoxic efficacy of oligodynamic silver both in vitro and in vivo.” Indeed, the authors state, not only has silver been demonstrated to decimate many of the viruses associated with deadly viral flu infections, but it has also been proven to decimate most of the well-known bacterial pathogens that cause serious secondary infections during a viral infection, including the following: Streptococcus pneumonia Corynebacterium diphtheriae Neisseria gonorrhoeae Klebsiella pneumoniae Haemophilus influenzae Bordetella pertussis Mycobacterium (Tuberculosis) Inflammatory conditions of the eyes, ears, nose, and throat Spring Catarrh Pneumococci Pneumonia It is these secondary bacterial infections that often kill the infected individual, once the flu virus has sufficiently weakened the body. But colloidal silver’s powerful, broad-spectrum anti-pathogen qualities covers such a wide range of pathogens you can easily see why the report’s authors – both respected medical doctors – refer to it as “the Final Solution to the Coming Plagues.”