Copper Gluconate Pure Powder
This mineral can be found in a diverse array of sources including liver, other organs, legumes, whole grains, nuts, and seafood, particularly oysters. It passes throughout the various areas of the body via a special protein known as ceruloplasmin.
Copper must be supplemented and must have adequate levels maintained as it is essential in numerous bodily functions which are all necessary in sustaining life and health. Copper deficiency can lead to a whole host of issues. There are a few different supplement forms that Copper is present in as a mode of delivery for Copper, including Cupric Oxide, Copper Aspartate, Copper Citrate and Copper Sulfate just to name a few. Those that have a Zinc rich diet should be especially wary of their copper levels, as copper and zinc can compete for bodily absorption. This means that a diet that has too much of one mineral will have drastically low levels of the other. The key is to find a balance between the two.
The gluconic acid present in this mixture is not corrosive. It has mild effects and is organically derived from areas like fruit, kombucha, wine, and honey. The taste of it can be a bit sour, but this allows it to act as a great complement to wine, or various fruit juices. It is used in foods to help reduce levels of overall acidity and is used in some low grade cleaning products in order to help dissolve mineral buildup.
Health Benefits Provided by Copper Gluconate
As copper is the third most abundant mineral found in the human body, it must be present in large quantities in order to maintain generally high levels of health and adequate performance of normal bodily functions including bone growth, and protection of the skeletal and cardiovascular systems. To fully make use of the benefits of iron, copper is needed, and it is also a necessary component in near 50 other enzymes which must have copper in order to work. Copper is a nutrient which is needed in the synthesis of collagen, and hemoglobin.
Copper works in conjunction with Zinc and Vitamin C in order to form proteins. These both build up and protect various types of tissue and also add to their flexibility and elasticity, not to mention that it is generally useful in the maintenance of healthy skin and bones, joints, and blood vessels.
Copper is an antioxidant which helps to neutralize free radicals that go around threatening to cause damage to healthy cells, and copper is essential in the creation of adenosine triphosphate which is a form of energy that the body uses for power.
Melanin, a skin pigment that determines the color that the hair, eyes, and skin take on, is also dependent upon large levels of copper. When the hair begins to gray and the skin begins to grow paler due to the copper deficiency that occurs during old age, the process may be counteracted somewhat by supplementing copper.
Copper is a restorative agent that is crucial in helping skin maintain its elasticity and is one of the many active ingredients in most topical creams that can be bought commercially. It is one of the many factors that have an effect on the youthful appearance of the skin.
While a person may not be considered deficient if they take less than the normal amount of copper every day, there are many people that are not making use of the overwhelming list of benefits offered by copper simply because they do not take enough. This is where supplementation may be useful, particularly for those that consume very much alcohol.
Copper is potentially toxic when taken in excess. An analytical milligram scale is required to measure this supplement. DO NOT exceed 4 milligrams of elemental copper per day. Not intended for individual use.
CONCENTRATION OF COPPER GLUCONATE
There are no fillers added to this product. It is considered pure and pharmaceutical grade. This compound contains 14% copper by weight, and the product should be stored in a place that is free from heat, light, and moisture once it is received.
Being a pharmaceutical grade product, this product is extremely concentrated and potentially toxic, in even small doses. This product should be weighed via milligram scale ONLY. This product is not intended for individual use and should be handled by those adequately experienced.
COPPER GLUCONATE SIDE EFFECTS
Copper Gluconate can be very dangerous, as elemental copper is extremely toxic when taken in doses that are too large. Failing to follow these guidelines may result in kidney failure, liver damage, coma, or even death. Some milder side effects which may occur as a result of taking in too much copper are nausea, diarrhea, muscle and joint pain, nervousness, irrational anger, depression, and abdominal pain. These types of reactions occur when the body attempts to reject any additional absorption of copper past the necessary amount.
Please keep in mind the potential interactions this supplement may have with other medications, particularly those that have zinc in them (copper can greatly reduce zinc levels in the body). It is best to have a balanced intake of nutrients to insure that the maximum benefits are achieved from both supplement sources and medications.
There is no guarantee of specific results and results can vary.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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