Copper is essential for the formation of collagen, one of the essential proteins that make up bone, skin and connective tissue.
The consumption of sugar worsens copper deficiency. A study conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture demonstrated that people who obtained 20% of their daily calories from sugar showed decreased levels of red blood cell’s Superoxide Dismutase (SOD), a copper dependent enzyme critical to antioxidant protection within the red blood cells.
Copper is an essential mineral. If the body is deficient in copper, hemoglobin production is decreased and copper deficiency anemia can result. Deficiency can lead to inefficient utilization of iron and protein. A deficiency of copper may also manifest itself in skin sores, impaired respiration and general weakness.
Oral contraceptives can upset the bodies copper balance causing excessively high cholesterol levels. Low copper levels have been associated with mental and emotional instability.
Copper stores are concentrated in the liver, heart, kidneys, brain, bones, and muscles and is essential in the blood. Trace amounts are present in all body tissues. Copper increases iron assimilation. Copper works together with iron in the formation of hemoglobin and red blood cells. Anemia is as often a copper deficiency as an iron deficiency.
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 deficiency is associated with mental dullness.
Copper is nature’s answer to parasites. Once supplementary copper is taken, parasites will do anything to get out of the system. You may experience a toxic flush or even a healing crisis. This is where all of your symptoms seem to get worse. This is only temporary, a normal healing channel of the body and, believe or not, a very good thing. You may even experience abdominal cramping, rashes, itching, allergy type symptoms, etc… These are all common symptoms of a parasite cleanse. Most people find themselves feeling better than ever after going through the cleanse.
Copper is a wonderful supplement for beautiful skin and hair, as well as arteries, metabolism and cellular oxidation. A little bit goes a long way you don’t need much.
Natural food sources of copper:
Liver Oranges Soy beans
Beets Avocados Black beans
Barley Broccoli Beet greens
Garlic Lentils Raw almonds
Pecans Radishes Raw almond butter
Salmon Mushrooms Blackstrap molasses
Raisins Oat groats Green leafy vegetables
Naturopathic food medicine formulas:
Almond milk Rainbow juice powder
Super greens Parasite annihilation powder
Anti-anemia broth Almond amino acid/protein
Beet juice powder Grandpa’s blackstrap molasses
Herbal blood builder Beet root Gingko biloba
Anti-anemia complex 24 super minerals Endurill
Symptoms of copper deficiency:
Edema Osteoporosis Gulf war syndrome
Anemia Heart disease Parkinson’s disease
Hernias Wrinkled skin Low blood pressure
Arthritis Ruptured disc Hypo/Hyper thyroid
Dry hair Forgetfulness Oppressed breathing
Allergies Skin eruptions Respiratory disorders
Parasites Dry white hair Vitamin C deficiency
Brain fog Varicose veins Protein mal-absorption
Skin sores Liver cirrhosis Reduced glucose tolerance
Brittle hair Cold extremities Jekel and Hyde personality
Graying hair Mental instability