A solid dosage form of colloidal metallic gold, containing 10 mg of gold per tablet.
For use as a source of colloidal metallic gold without medical or health claims
I. GENERAL INFORMATION
Gold is a precious metal which exists in nature in two basic forms: metallic gold and gold salts, Metallic gold is called a noble metal because it does not react with other compounds easily and is usually inert. This is true for bulk gold, such as gold nuggets. If metallic gold is divided into fine particles with sizes ranging from one to one hundred billionths of a meter, metallic gold becomes colloidal and possesses new properties due to the large amount of gold atoms exposed at the surface of the particles. Colloidal gold possesses a negative charge at the surface of the particles and absorbs strongly to other molecules without changing their chemical and biological properties.On the other hand, gold salts contain positively charged gold that forms strong chemical bond with other compounds normally present in the body and change their properties. This causes toxic reactions in the body because the immune system does not recognize these gold salts' complexes as self. (1)
There is some evidence that colloidal gold formed in the body after administration of gold salt is the active ingredient in the treatment of RA and the side effects are caused by the gold salt themselves, which interfere with the beneficial effects of the colloidal gold. In 10 patients with RA not responding to previous treatment, the administration of 30 mg of colloidal metallic gold (Aurasol®) daily for one year resulted in marked improvement of joint pain, swelling and mobility within one week. After six months of colloidal gold ingestion, the mean scores for joint pain and swelling were tenfold lower. No evidence of toxicity was observed clinically and in a blood tests performed up to one year in the RA patients. (5)
Even though gold is present in minute amounts in the human body, mainly in the liver, this metal is not considered an essential element for good health and there is no minimum daily requirement. It is possible; however, that metallic gold in the colloidal form may play important roles in human health. Such colloids enhance the effects of antioxidants by catalyzing electron transfer in oxidation-reduction reaction. (6) This antioxidant effect in protecting from free radical damages may play a role in the beneficial effects of colloidal gold. Since colloidal gold concentrates in certain cells of the body, involved in surveillance and protection against infectious microbes, and foreign compounds; in detoxification of the liver; and in destruction and elimination of dead cells from the body; it is likely that colloidal gold plays important, if at the present unknown, roles in overall well-being.
|PUB 1||Abraham, G.E, Clinical Applications of Gold and Silver Nanocolloids. Original Internist Sept 2008 Pg. 132-157||PUB 2||Abraham, G.E, Souhaila A. McReynolds, Joel S. Dill, PhD Effect of Colloidal Metallic Gold on Cognitive Functions: A Pilot Study. Front. Persp. 7: 39-41,1998.||PUB 3||Abraham, G.E, Peter B. Himmel MD Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis: Rationale for the Use of Colloidal Metallic Gold. Journal of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine (1997) 7, 295-305|
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