Silver as an antiseptic
Throughout history silver has been used for treating various diseases and infections, to disinfect water and food, as well as treat burns and wounds. Today, silver-containing products are well established antiseptics.
Silver acts as an antiseptic because its ions are active and can penetrate bacterial membranes. By interacting with bacterial enzymes and proteins, silver can break down bacteria’s cell profile, causing cellular distortion, loss of viability and inhibit the process of bacterial replication.
The advantages of silver
In comparison to other antiseptics, silver has its advantage in being effective on a broad range of germs even in small concentrations and over a long period of time.
The main advantages at a glance:
- well-established efficacy
- proven broad-spectrum antiseptic effect
- pro-healing as well as odour prevention effect
- grants excellent skin compatibility
- skin friendliness