Health Benefits of Colloidal Gold
Gold is present in everything from pacemakers and insulin pumps to pregnancy-testing kits and cancer treatments. “Gold has a long history of medical uses,” says Dr Richard Holliday, head of industrial applications at the World Gold Council. “In ancient China, doctors added gold flake to drinks for its reputed health benefits, and it is still widely used in some aspects of Indian Ayurvedic medicine.”
In western medicine, colloidal gold first shot to prominence about 100 years ago. Rheumatologists discovered that because of its anti-inflammatory properties, colloidal gold effectively treats rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disease in which joints become painful and inflamed.
Trials at the University of Washington suggested that as many as 50% of people with rheumatoid arthritis – which affects 350,000 people in the UK – could benefit from colloidal gold. A study currently underway in Denmark investigates whether colloidal gold might also help people with osteoarthritis of the knee, a painful condition that occurs when joint surfaces become damaged, usually with wear and tear. It is thought that gold may slow down damage to the cartilage and bone, reducing joint pain.
We’ve collated a few of the most impressive research papers and articles from well-known bodies around the globe. Please follow the links to read the full articles.
Harvard Medical School Finds Colloidal Gold Improves Autoimmune Diseases
Gold compounds have been used for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases for more than 75 years, but until now, how the metals work has been a mystery. Harvard Medical School researchers report in the Feb. 27 issue of Nature Chemical Biology that special forms of gold, platinum and other classes of medicinal metals work by stripping bacteria and virus particles from the grasp of a key immune system protein.
Harvard Medical School researchers show how gold can have a positive impact on autoimmune diseases such as juvenile diabetes, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis.
Read the full article here: sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/02/060227080942
The University of Geneva Shows How Colloidal Gold Improves Your Immune System
For thousands of years, it has been believed that gold helps contribute to a healthy immune system. Researchers at the University of Geneva (UNIGE), in collaboration with the National Centre of Competence in Research “Bio-inspired Materials” and Swansea University Medical School, have found evidence that a variety of gold nanoparticles have a positive impact upon human B lymphocytes — the immune cells responsible for antibody production. The use of these nanoparticles is expected to improve the efficacy of pharmaceutical products while limiting potential adverse effects. These results will lead to the development of more targeted and better-tolerated therapies, particularly in the field of oncology.
Read the full article here: sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/06/190628120509
The University of Washington Shows How Colloidal Gold Improves Arthritis in 50% of Patients
Gold is an effective medicine for controlling some types of arthritis and related diseases. In some people, it helps relieve joint pain and stiffness reduce swelling and bone damage and reduce the chance of joint deformity and disability.
Gold does not cure arthritis. However, it helps keep the disease under control. Gold treatment relieves the pain caused by active joint swelling. It may also help prevent future joint damage caused by this swelling.
Gold treatment does not help everyone. But arthritis usually improves in about one-half of all people treated early in the course of the disease. Many “late starters” may also benefit from gold.
Read the full article here: orthop.washington.edu/patient-care/articles/arthritis/gold-treatment
Harpers Bazaar reporter “Glows for hours” after rejuvenating topical gold application
Recently, nanotechnology has been developed that enables the precious metal to be broken down into “nano gold,” a type of colloidal gold with even smaller particles that are believed to be absorbed more readily into the skin. While critics have charged that there’s a risk of these nanoparticles lodging in other parts of the body, beauty companies claim to have found a way to use them safely. “I’m not sure if it can be harmful,” notes Anolik. “The dosages of colloidal gold given medically for arthritis are far higher, and they’re considered safe.”
Veronica Barton Schwartz, the owner of Veronica’s Skin & Body Care Center in Malibu, says she always sees an uptick in her signature Umo 24 Karat Gold Facial ($300) during awards season. “It’s the ultimate red-carpet treatment.” After cleansing and performing a lymphatic drainage massage, Barton Schwartz layers on sheets of 24-karat gold, then aims Umo’s cooling ultrasonic mist charged with negative ions at the client’s face to help the ingredients penetrate. “Your skin will look luminous,” she says, adding that results last for about 10 days. One spa client flew in from Dubai and requested a gold facial for her entire body. It took four hours and cost $4,000. The woman was clearly happy with the treatment: She asked Barton Schwartz to come to Dubai. And in June, the Japanese-inspired beauty line Tatcha is launching Gold Camellia Beauty Oil ($125 for 1.7 ounces), which comes laden with flecks of colloidal gold. “I met an 80-year-old retired geisha,” recalls Tatcha founder Vicky Tsai. “She had the most beautiful complexion. She told me the geishas used to rub pure edible gold leaf on their skin. I don’t have hardcore science behind it, but we put gold in as a tribute to the geishas.”
Read the full article here: harpersbazaar.com/beauty/skin-care/advice/a982/skincare-with-gold-0613
Colloidal Gold is shown to prevent cognitive defects and reverse brain damage in Alzheimer’s Disease patients.
Colloidal gold was observed to prevent neuroinflammation and oxidative stress. Moreover, gold nanoparticles prevented deficits in both spatial and recognition memory. These results suggest that colloidal gold may be considered as a potential treatment for dementia.
Read the full article here: pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28532055
The long-term colloidal gold treatment prevented the neuroinflammation, modulation of mitochondrial function, and impaired cognition induced by Alzheimer’s Disease.
Read the full article here: pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31612296
Colloidal Gold Skin Care
The Nanomaterials Journal from Basel, Switzerland describes how gold nanoparticles (colloidal gold) show antibacterial and antifungal properties. Gold nanoparticles are used in cosmetic products such as deodorants and anti-ageing creams.
Read the full article here: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7279536
Due to its ability to regenerates cells and restore their normal elastic properties, colloidal gold is used topically as an ointment to treat various skin problems such as eczema, fungal infections, skin rash, wounds, skin burns and many more. It is also used as an ingredient in anti-ageing skincare products.