Friday, May 4, 2012

Health and the Benefits of Copper

As I was telling a friend about a sty that I had in my right eye, it occurred to me that there must be some health benefits to copper and the use of it in the body. I used a copper penny to see if there was any benefit to what I thought might have been an old wive's tale, by rubbing the copper penny and putting it over the sty. Lo and behold I found that it worked! The sty was gone within a few days. Upon researching the subject, I found that there are plenty of benefits to the assimilation of copper in the body.

Albeit some of the benefits could be overlooked due to the obvious negative aspects of too much copper, as with anything. As we know, too much of anything is usually not a good thing. Indeed, what are the benefits of copper? Truth be told, the benefits seem endless. They far outweigh any negative aspects of copper. In fact, the only true negative to copper is when too much is ingested. Basically, it will prevent  the absorption of zinc. That is it! That is the only negative aspect I could find.

Having said that, the principal positive factors are metabolic benefits, relating to brain function, the cardiovascular system, cell and tissue repair, anti-aging properties, and the list goes on and on. Let me not bore you with all the technicalities of tyrosidine and its chemical properties of passing through the myelin sheath. If you would like to read about the intricate details of how copper works in the body, you will likely find this link to be very informative. . Besides the myriad of health benefits, it also includes listings of good food sources for ingesting copper through diet.

In conclusion, we have learned that there are many benefits to copper. In addition to ingesting copper through diet, copper can be worn in the form of copper bracelets, so that it can then be absorbed into the bloodstream. One must simply be aware of not absorbing too much, lest we interfere with proper zinc absorption. (Zinc is another important trace mineral, but that is a topic for another day.) After writing this blog today, I will be ordering my own copper bracelet. Trusting that this information serves you well, A HUI HOU. :-)

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