Ionic Copper Benefits & Deficiency Symptoms
Copper is most concentrated in the liver, heart, kidneys, brain, bones and muscles. Trace amounts of Copper are present in all body tissues. Copper is essential in the blood.
Copper increases iron assimilation. Copper and iron work together in the formation of hemoglobin and red blood cells. One of the symptoms of a Copper deficiency can be anemia. People with mental and emotional problems may have Copper levels that are either too low or too high.
Various enzyme reactions require Copper. Copper influences protein metabolism and general healing. Copper improves Vitamin C oxidation and is integral in the formation of RNA. Copper helps rid the body of parasites. It is beneficial for people with graying and thinning hair.
Copper excess is not common because the body assimilates only a small percentage of any copper compound. Copper toxicity can present serious disease states.
Some Symptoms of Copper Excess (toxicity):
Anxiety, depression, insomnia, joint and muscle pains, post-partum psychosis, stuttering, and Wilson’s Disease (paranormal Copper assimilation which leads to excessive Copper in brain, liver, kidney and corneas of the eyes).
Some Symptoms of Copper Deficiency:
Allergies, anemia, aneurysm, arthritis, dry/brittle hair, edema, Gulf-War Syndrome, hernias, high blood cholesterol, hypo and hyper thyroid, hair loss/baldness, heart disease, Kawasaki disease, liver cirrhosis, osteoporosis, oppressed breathing, parasites, Parkinson’s Disease, reduced glucose tolerance, ruptured disc, skin eruptions or sores, white or gray hair, varicose veins, and wrinkled skin.
Copper benefits and/or deficiency symptoms are generic for the mineral. No product claims are being made or implied.