Ionic vs. Non-Ionic
There is not much controversy as to which form of Colloidal Gold is better – ionic or non-ionic. Ionic
gold as a cation with a plus 1 (+1) charge (Au+
) can react with other atoms or molecules and, in the
case of the chloride anion with a negative 1 (-1) charge (Cl–), is reported to be toxic. MediGOLD is
non-ionic gold, as Au0 atoms clustered together to make nanoparticles which are so small they remain
colloidally suspended in pure water.
When determining the concentration of a chemical (such as gold) in a solvent (such as water), the
term ppm is often used. It stands for “parts per million” which can refer to ppm by weight or by volume. In
this case, it refers to ppm by weight and means that for every milligram (mg) of gold there is one million
milligrams (mg) of water. In the case of water, since the weight of one liter (1 L) of water is known ppm
equals milligrams per liter (mg/L).
The human body does not absorb everything it consumes. If the molecule is too large and is not
broken down in the digestive tract to a size small enough to cross cell membranes and be utilized by the
cells, it moves along through our digestive system and is eventually passed. In the case of food (fats,
proteins, carbohydrates), they are readily broken down in our digestive systems, absorbed and utilized. In
the case of bone, rocks, metals this is not the case. Since Colloidal Gold can vary in size from two atoms
to many atoms, the nanoclusters can get big enough to not be adsorbed and utilized; if so, it is not available
to the biological entity – in this case, humans. It is critical that the nanoparticle size is small enough to be
available for biological absorption. It is simply the reports of benefits from MediGOLD users that confirm
that it is indeed bio-available to the user.
Why Colloidal Gold seems to provide benefits, if the nanoparticles are small enough to be
bio-available, is not fully understood, though theories are out there. Some theories postulate that gold is
needed as a co-factor in several biochemical reactions within the human – especially in the brain and heart.
The fact that gold is found in the brain and heart attest to this theory, but whether the Western diet provides
enough gold is doubtful. Other theories postulate that there should be a gold atom at the end of every strand
of DNA so as to keep mutations to a minimum, but this theory is without any evidence at all and seems a bit
far fetched. Nevertheless, if other metals such as sodium, potassium, iron, zinc, magnesium, and copper (a
noble metal as well) are needed by the human body, why not silver or gold? Much has been discovered in
biochemistry and medicine in the past century, but what remains unknown is still substantial; if it were not,
we would already have the answers that medical research is searching for today.
Many products on the market boast claims ranging from curing cancer to curing the most bizarre
conditions. When a nutritional supplement, such as Colloidal Gold, makes claims that it prevents, treats or
cures a disease it leaves the realm of a nutritional supplement and touts itself as a medicine. As a
medicine, it falls under all kinds of government regulations. Some companies, such as Nutraneering, see
this as unethical and go out of their way to avoid medicinal claims. Nevertheless, some users provide
testimonials of receiving unbelievable results from products such as Colloidal Gold. These testimonials are
provided for educational purposes only and may range from the placebo effect to the unknow