Gold in Cosmetics.... Does it Really Do Anything?
Much has been written or said about colloidal silver’s powerful antibiotic, antiviral, and anti-fungal properties. But do you know about colloidal gold? It is produced the same way as colloidal silver to create nano-particles of gold that are assimilated into a body’s cells. But for what purpose? Keep reading to discover which health benefits colloidal gold can provide for you.
Gdol has been used throughout history, with Cleopatra being famed for sleeping in gold mask. Alchemists refereed to gold as the "Elixir of Life " and being used by Chinese as medicine from 2500 BC.
Colloidal gold has anti-inflammatory powers to alleviate pain and swelling among those with arthritis and bursitis. It has also shown promise for rejuvenating glandular systems to provide anti-aging, higher IQ, and pineal gland enhancing possibilities.
It has also been known to be effective for easing the pains and swellings of arthritis, rheumatism, bursitis, and tendonitis.
Main properties of Gold in cosmetics
- it vitalises the fiber tissue under the skin
- it accelerates blood circulation
- releases the natural active ingredient transported by the surface of the nano particles
- powerful antioxidant against free radicals
- antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties
- reduces fine lines and wrinkles
- improves the firmness and elasticity of the skin
- vitalises skin metabolism
- synergists in absorption of collagen, nutrients and essences of herbal and botanical extracts
- delay raging process and maintain skin youthful appearance
Vitro study showed that nanoparticles in face colloidal gold products maximise contact of the active ingredients with the skin, enhancing their skin permeation also improve blood circulation and reduce wrinkle formation. Ref. Fathi-Azarbayjani A (2010) AAPS PharmaSCITech 11:1164-1170
Although gold and gold compounds have been used as a potential drug for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and some adverse effects such skin irritation, dermatosis, eczema, hypersensitivity reactions. In cancer research colloidal gold can be used to target tutors and provide detection using SERS (Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy).
Dr. Abrams conducted two clinical trials on the effectiveness of colloidal gold on joint support. The results showed that in 8 out of 10 patients with long-standing erosive joint support, colloidal gold offered fast-acting relief (less than 1 week) and support for joint health and tenderness without side effects. Patients also reported an increased ability to perform activities.
In case there are any broken connections between cells, colloidal gold helps to their restorations and also give a push to regular regeneration rhythm
So it appears the gold in cosmetics does have benefit for the skin, Colloidal gold can be good for the body thanks to its ability to reduce inflammation and help the body rid itself of toxic waste materials. It can be used as a remedy for rheumatoid arthritis and such skin conditions as eczema and even fungal infections. Colloidal gold is said to enhance one’s mood as well.
Some people are allergic to gold, however, and can experience redness, itching, and other similar symptoms of allergic reactions after applying or ingesting colloidal gold.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.