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Copper
Definition

What does Copper do for the body

Copper is a Red brown metal. It is found in the whole Body. Human Body stores Copper in the Bones and Muscles. It helps the Body to make Red Blood Cells. Copper keeps the Nerve Cells and Immune System healthy. It forms Collagen , key part of the Bones and Connective Tissues. Copper acts like an antioxidant. It helps the Body to absorb Iron. Body needs Copper to make energy.

Level of Copper in the Body
70 to 140 microgram per decalitre ( mcg/dL )

Daily requirement of Copper in the Body
900 micro gram daily ( mcg )

Functions of Copper in the Body
Copper is required for various functions. It is required for the formation of the Pigment melanin in the skin. It transports Electrons throughout the Body. Copper maintains the strength of the Myelin sheath covering the Nerves. It helps in the formation of Red Blood Cells. Copper helps in keeping the Blood Vessels , Nerves , Immune System and Bones healthy. It helps in the synthesis of Phospholipids. Copper is important for the formation of Hemoglobin in the blood. It is necessary for the Healthy Hair.

Benefits of Copper in the Body
Healing Wound
Post natal growth
Brain Development
Maintenance of Brain health
Growth of new Blood Vessels
Efficient communication between Nerve Cells
Maintenance of healthy Skin and Connective Tissues
Maintenance of a healthy and effective Immune System
Proper structure and functioning of circulating Blood Cells
Formation of the Cells for the Immune system (White Blood Cells)

Benefits of using Copper utensils
The effects of drink water in Copper utensil daily are as follows
Compensate the deficiency of Copper in Anemic patients
Heals the wounds at faster rate
It has antioxidant properties and is beneficial to prevent Cancer
Prevents the Heart problems
Helps in reducing Body weight
Good for Joint Pains
Beneficial in Thyroid Problems
Improves the Digestion
Good for Skin

Effects of Copper deficiency in the Body
Anemia
Cancer
Insomnia
Depression
Memory Loss
Asthma
Otitis
Cold
Bronchitis
Sore Throat
Sinusitis
Laryngitis
Diarrhea
Urticaria
Eczema
Psoriasis
Difficult Menses
Physical Asthenia
Arthritis
Acne
Headache
Colitis
Seasonal Allergies
Hypothyroidism
Osteoporosis
Polyarthritis
Bone Fractures
Heart Diseases
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Thyroid Disorders
Poor Concentration
Psychological Fatigue
Bone Abnormalities
Irregular Heartbeat
Loss of Coordination
Suicidal Tendencies
Pigmentation Disorder
Urinary Tract Infection
Upper Respiratory Infections
Blood Circulation Problems
Recurrent Viral and Bacterial infection

Symptoms of Copper deficiency in the Body
Hair Loss
Pale Skin
Heart Enlargement
Bleeding under the Skin
Damaged Blood Vessels
A high risk for diseases like Whooping Cough and Diphtheria

Who are at risk for copper deficiency ?
Alcoholics
Vegetarians
Endurance Athletes

Effects of Excess Copper in the Body
Nausea
Anemia
Vomiting
Diarrhea
Kidney damage
 
Repertory

Herbs Containing Copper

Most Effective

Effective

Angelica Laxiflora
Barley Grass
Bovis Calculus
Boysenberry
Brussels Sprout
Chanterelle Mushroom
Kabocha
Miracle Fruit
Pinto Bean
Portulaca Pilosa
White Truffle Mushroom
Ziziphus Rugosa