Can Colloidal Gold help with Anxiety?Apr 12, 2021
Gold taken internally is healing! Yes, the same gold we wear in jewelry is able to be ingested in specific quantities (nanoparticles). Recently, gold has been actively used in different spheres for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.1 Studies have been devoted to the interaction between the cells of the immune system and gold nanoparticles.2
A relatively new supplement on the market, colloidal gold is said to be helpful in treating depression, anxiety, and addiction, reducing inflammation, and improving gut health. Taking colloidal gold internally has been done as far back as the 4th and 5th centuries b.c.e. when the first data was found in treatises by Chinese, Arabian, and Indian scientists. In Europe during the Middle Ages, colloidal gold was studied and used in alchemist laboratories. Paracelsus, a 16th-century Swiss physician, wrote about the therapeutic properties of gold quintessence and he used it in the treatment of a number of mental diseases.3
Where gold comes into the anxiety picture is in its capacity for relieving stress, repairing the brain, and boosting the immune response of the body to oxidative stress. Europeans have long used colloidal gold as a supplement in the diet, but modern usage of colloidal gold supplements is generally for joint health. Some contemporary researchers have concluded that colloidal gold has an incredibly positive effect on nerve structure and the brain! 4
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3. A. Van Arsdall and T. Graham, eds., Herbs and Healers from the Ancient Mediterranean through the Medieval West: Essays in Honor of John M. Riddle (New York: Routledge, 2016), p. 290.
4. K. Hu, et al., “Neuroprotective Effect of Gold Nanoparticles Composites in Parkinson’s Disease Model,” Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine, vol. 14, no. 4 (June 2018), pp. 1123–36, doi: 10.1016/j.nano.2018.01.020.