Silver makes antibiotics more effective
Recent research suggests that adding silver as an antibiotic substance can increase the effectiveness of the drug by 10 to 1,000 times. So far, silver has been used as an anti-microbial, but not many people know how it works.
A study suggests adding silver on antibiotics help fights the drug is not immune to microbes that resist the drugs. Research in mice suggests that silver may interfere with the biological processes of bacteria, making them more susceptible to antibiotics.
Bacteria have long found ways to adapt and survive the effects of antibiotics. According to Professor Dame Sally Davies of England, the current antibiotics lose their effectiveness, and this is very worrying.
Silver is known to effectively kill Gram-negative bacteria, a type of pathogenic bacteria that are difficult to play, as reported by the BBC (20/06).
“This study shows that silver can be used to enhance the effectiveness of antibiotics against Gram-negative bacteria,” said lead researcher Jose Ruben Morones-Ramirez of Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Boston University.
Further research will attempt to examine how to add silver on antibiotic injection or tablets that can be used on patients.