Colloidal Gold Information
From ancient times, gold has been one of the most prized of all substances on earth. It has been the possession of choice in times of trouble and chaos. It has been used as money from the earliest civilizations. It has been used to make gods to worship and jewelry to wear. It is used to seal the sacred vow of marriage and has sealed the fate of many nations. Gold has gilded temples, mansions and even gourmet food.
For many years, gold has been used to preserve good health in the human body and mind. According to scripture, all of the vessels in the temple used to prepare and consume the sacrifice were made of pure gold. The priests, therefore, were steadily ingesting gold. We are not implying anything by this, necessarily, but the thought is an intriguing one. If you are intrigued by what you have read so far and would dare to explore further, follow these links to find out more.
Gold is one of the best and most efficient conductors of electrons. The brain and nervous system depend on the movement of electrons between cells to function and in the experience of many who have supplemented with gold, the electrolytic properties of gold are unparalleled in the enhancement of that function. Many people are now using this dietary supplement to uplift the emotions and reduce the effects of depression, as well as to enhance the ability to focus.
Gold in various forms has been used to treat human maladies. The pain of Arthritis is successfully stopped in mainstream medicine by injections of gold salts. Practitioners have used forms of gold to relieve the craving for alcohol and other addicting drugs. The Chinese value gold as an elixir of great therapeutic value.
The First Prescription by The Great Physician
When Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the Ten Commandments from God, he found that the people had taken their jewelry and fashioned themselves a god in the form of a "golden calf." "They sat down to eat and drink and got up to play." In effect, they got tired of waiting for Moses and the things of God and decided to party and worship an idol. God called them "stiffnecked" or stubborn. Then, in Exodus 32, in verses 19 and 20 it says:
19 "And it came to pass, as soon as he came nigh unto the camp, that he saw the calf, and the dancing: and Moses' anger waxed hot, and he cast the tables out of his hands, and brake them beneath the mount.
20 And he took the [golden] calf which they had made, and burnt it in the fire, and ground it to powder, and strowed it upon the water, and made the children of Israel drink of it."
This is the first prescription given in the history of mankind, colloidal gold. It was prescribed for anxiety and impatience. It still works for these and many other symptoms today.
The use of gold for healing and control of pain has long been described in folklore and legends. The earliest documented use in "modern" medicine was in 1890 when Dr. Robert Koch discovered that Tubercle Bacillus could not live in the presence of gold. Prior to that time it was known and used in the Middle Ages for its health restorative properties.
Alexandria , Egypt was believed to have been the original founding place for the use of gold in medicine by a group of adepts known as Alchemists. The alchemists developed an "elixir" made of liquid gold which purportedly had the ability to restore youth and perfect health. Paracelsus, one of the greatest known alchemist/chemists, founded the school of iatrochemistry, the chemistry of medicines, which is the forerunner of modern pharmacology. He developed medicines from metallic minerals including gold, to cure the sick. Many of his patients had been considered beyond help by the physicians of his time. Later, alchemy spread to Arabia then throughout the Middle East to India and China and eventually Europe . Even today in China , the belief in the restorative properties of gold remain intact in rural villages, where peasants cook their rice with a gold coin to replenish the gold in their bodies. It has been reported that in the early 1900's doctors would implant a $5.00 gold piece under the skin, such as in a knee joint. As a result, the pain would subside most of the time, or in many cases go completely away. Gold has been used to treat arthritis continuously since 1927.
Europeans have long been aware of the benefits of gold in the system and have been buying gold coated pills and 'Gold Water' over the counter for well over 100 years. As far back as 1885 here in the U.S. , gold has been famous for the healing activity of the heart and improved blood circulation.
Also, around 1885, Colloidal Gold was commonly used in the US as the basis for the cure of dipsomania (uncontrollable craving for alcoholic liquors). Since then, some traditional uses include treatments for skin ulcers, burns, certain nerve-end operations and various types of punctures.
Gold has been used in cases of glandular and nervous uncoordination, helping to rejuvenate the glands, stimulate the nerves and release nervous pressure. The body's warmth mechanism may be positively affected by gold, particularly in cases of chills, hot flashes, and night sweats. Used daily with colloidal silver, colloidal gold may support our bodies' natural defense system against disease and help promote renewed vitality and longevity.
Doctors Nilo Cairo and A. Brinckmann wrote a best selling work entitled "Materia Medica", (Sao Paulo, Brazil, 19th Edition, 1965), in which Colloidal Gold was listed as the number one remedy against obesity.
In July 1935, the medical periodical "Clinical, Medicine & Surgery" had an article entitled "Colloidal Gold in Inoperable Cancer" written by Edward H. Ochsner, M.D., B.S., F.A.C.S., Chicago-Consulting Surgeon, Augustana Hospital . He stated, "When the condition is hopeless, Colloidal Gold helps prolong life and makes life much more bearable, both to the patient and to those about them, because it shortens the period of terminal cachexia (general physical wasting and malnutrition usually associated with chronic disease) and greatly reduces pain and discomfort and the need of opiates (narcotics) in a majority of instances."
Here are some recent studies done on the effects of colloidal gold in humans. This is not our research and cannot be substantiated first hand.
Effect of Colloidal Metallic Gold on Cognitive Functions: A Pilot Study
Guy E. Abraham, MD; Souhaila A. McReynolds; Joel S. Dill, PhD
Optimox Corporation, Torrance, California
In order to evaluate the effect of colloidal metallic gold on cognitive functions, the revised Wechsler Intelligence scales battery of tests (WAIS-R) was administered to 5 subjects aged 15 to 45 years, before, after 4 weeks on colloidal gold at 30 mg/day and again 1 to 3 months off the gold preparation. The WAIS-R total scores (I.Q) were calculated by adding the sum of the verbal test scores to the sum of the performance scores. After 4 weeks on colloidal gold, there was a 20% increase in I.Q scores with mean + SE of 112.8 + 2.3 pre gold and 137 + 3.8, post gold (p <0.005). Both the performance and verbal test scores contributed equally to this increase in I.Q scores. The effect of the colloidal gold persisted in 3 subjects after 1 to 2 month off gold, where as in 2 subjects who took the tests 3 months after stopping the gold, I.Q. scores were down to baseline levels.
It is generally accepted that intelligence or cognitive functioning is the sum of many mental capacities. For this reason, tests that were developed to measure intelligence quotient (I.Q) comprised a series of subtests evaluating the several dimensions of intelligence. Of the several I.Q tests available, educators have found that the Full Scale I.Q score of the Wechsler intelligence scales ( WIS ) battery, which is calculated from the sum of the individual scores of 11 tests, (6 verbal and 5 performance tests) is an excellent predictor of academic achievement. The revised version of this I.Q test (WAIS-R) has been used extensively to assess the effect of deficiencies and supplementation of specific nutrients and the effects of sex, race, age and education on mental performance.
Gold is a precious metal which belongs to the transition group I in the periodic table and exists in nature in two basic forms: metallic gold and gold salts. Metallic gold is non-toxic, used extensively in dentistry and is widely available in colloidal form as a nutritional supplement for human consumption. One of us (GEA) has observed a significant subjective improvement of mental performance in 21 adult subjects after ingestion of a preparation of colloidal metallic gold for 3 to 9 months at a daily dosage of 15 mg of gold (unpublished). In order to use an objective and more standardized approach in evaluating the effect of colloidal gold on mental performance, the WAIS-R battery of tests7 was performed on 5 subjects (4 females, 1 male) age 15-45 years, before, during and after the ingestion of the same colloidal gold preparation at 30 mg/day. The results suggest that colloidal gold at 30 mg/day improved significantly the I.Q scores after only one month of administration.
Materials and Methods
Aqueous dispersion of colloidal metallic gold was prepared by a modification of the citrate reduction method of Frens. The concentration of gold in this preparation was 30 mg per ounce of fluid.Five subjects were recruited for this study ( 4 females and 1 male) with ages ranging from 15 to 45 years. The subjects were evaluated using the WAIS-R procedure. Verbal scores, performance scores and total scores (I.Q) for each subject were calculated. The WAIS-R battery was performed on each subject before gold administration, after ingesting 30 mg of colloidal gold daily for one month, and again after being off the gold preparation for 1 to 3 months. The statistical significance of the data was assessed by Student's paired test.
The group of tests called verbal are non-learning and therefore is not influenced significantly by repetition. The performance tests can be learned with repetition and this should be taken into consideration when evaluating the results displayed in Table I. The mean scores + standard error (SE) were respectively for pre- and post-gold administration: verbal 61.4 + 2.4 and 75.4 + 4.5 (p<0.005); performance 51.4 + 0.83 and 61.6 + 1.9 (p<0.01); total scores (IQ) 112.8 + 2.3 and 137 + 3.8 (p<0.005). Since both the verbal (non-learning and performance (learning) scores contributed equally to the increased values observed in the total IQ scores following colloidal gold, the positive effect of colloidal gold cannot be attributed solely to learning the correct responses on the second test due to repetition.
It is of interest to note that in two subjects (#1 and #2) who repeated the battery 3 months after stopping colloidal gold, the total IQ scores were close to baseline pre-gold levels whereas, in 2 subjects who performed the test 1 month after stopping the gold, (#3 and #5) and in one subject (#4) who did so after 2 months off colloidal gold, the total IQ scores were still elevated above baseline, suggesting that the effect of the gold on mental performance has a carry-over of one to two months after stopping the use of this preparation.
The WIS battery of tests is an excellent predictor of scholastic performance. In fact, according to Lezak, the average scores on a WIS battery provide just about as much information as do average scores on a school report card. We have observed a significant increase (20%) of the mean IQ scores in 5 subjects aged 15 to 45 years after only one month on oral colloidal metallic gold at 30 mg/day. This effect persisted for up to 2 months following discontinuation of the gold preparation. To our knowledge, this is the first study evaluating the effect of colloidal gold on mental performance. Possible mechanisms of action of the colloidal gold preparation are only speculative at this time. However, the potential applications of a non-toxic colloidal metal with marked and rapid positive effect on mental performance are without question of great practical value, not only in scholastic performance but also in the workplace.
The encouraging results of this pilot study warrant further evaluation of colloidal metallic gold in a larger number of subjects of different age groups. Testing various amounts of gold would assist in quantifying the response of the IQ tests in term of cumulative amount of gold ingested in order to investigate a possible dose-response relationship. Using the smallest amount of colloidal gold that results in a desirable effect on mental performance and scholastic achievement would keep the cost of such a program as low as possible.
- Lezak, M.D., In: Neuropsychological Assessment. New York , Oxford University Press; 1995:690.
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- Kaufman, A.S. Assessing adolescent and adult intelligence. Boston , Allyn and Bacon Inc.; 1990.
- Abraham, G.E., Himmel, P.B. Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis: Rationale for the Use of Colloidal Metallic Gold. In Press, J. Nutr. Med., 1997.
- Huntsberger, D.V., Leaverton, P.E., In: Statistical Inference in the Biomedical Sciences. Boston , Allyn and Bacon Inc.; 1970:135.
- Lezak, M.D., In: Neuropsychological Assessement. New York , Oxford University Press;1995:691.
Colloidal Gold in the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
Peter B. Himmel, Jorge D. Flechas, Guy E. Abraham
Gold salts (aurothiolates) once the primary therapy for active RA has in recent years declined in its use because of apparent lack of long term efficacy, toxic side effects, and delayed onset of action. One of us (GEA) postulated that the active ingredient in aurothiolates is colloidal gold generated by in vivo disproportionation with subsequent clustering of monoatomic gold, and that the side effects were due to the aurothiolates themselves and the trivalent cationic gold generated from the disproportionation. If this postulate is valid one would expect colloidal gold [which is not gold salts] to have therapeutic effects in RA and devoid of side effects.
10 patients (6 female, 4 male; average age 50 +/- 3.16 (SE) with long standing erosive RA ( 9 of 10 seropositive) were given an oral dose of 30 to 60 mg a day of colloidal gold (Aurasol-tm) for a period of 1 month. Clinical exams were performed weekly and laboratory studies done on weeks 1, 2, 4. Gold toxicity was evaluated by questioning the patient as to pruritus, rashes, oral ulcers, metallic taste, GI disturbance. The blood was checked for a drop in WBC, Hb, platelet count, BUN, creatinine or eosinophil elevation; and urine for proteinuria. Efficacy was evaluated by an 86 Joint Count Index scoring for joint tenderness and swelling: AM stiffness; the Modified Health Assessment Questionnaire (MHAQII) by T. Pincus and an ESR.
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