The Potential Benefits of Colloidal Copper
Copper deficiency in humans was identified in Florida (USA) and Holland in 1931. It was discovered in Australia during 1937 when Cerebral Palsy in lambs was found to be the result of a Copper deficiency in ewes during the early stages of pregnancy due to grazing on copper deficient soils. The average healthy, well nourished human body contains between 80-120mg of Copper. The daily requirement of Copper can range from 0.08mg in babies to 0.03mg per litre in adults per kilogram of body weight.
Potential Symptoms of Copper Deficiency
White hair, Grey hair, Dry/brittle hair, Ptosis, Hernias, Varicose veins, Aneurysms, Anemia, Hypo/Hyper Thyroid, Arthritis, Liver Cirrhosis, Cerebral palsy, High Cholesterol, Iron storage deficiency, Glucose intolerance.
How to Use Colloidal Copper
Colloidal Copper is taken orally. It should be placed directly under the tongue. It is recommended that each dose is held in the mouth for as long as possible before swallowing. This allows the magnesium ions and particles to be absorbed through the skin beneath the tongue.
Potential Side Effects of Colloidal Copper
Copper is deemed safe when it is used to treat a copper deficiency.
Copper maybe UNSAFE when used in large amounts. Adults should consume no more than 10 mg of copper per day. Symptoms of copper overdose include nausea, vomiting, bloody diarrhea, fever, stomach pain, low blood pressure, anemia, and heart problems.
Special Precautions & Warnings:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Pregnant or breast-feeding women should consume no more than 8 mg per day if they are 14 to 18 years old, and no more than 10 mg per day if they are 19 or older. Higher amounts can be dangerous.
Children: Children should not get more than the Tolerable Upper Limit (UL) of copper. The UL is 1 mg per day for children 1 to 3 years, 3 mg per day for children 4 to 8 years, 5 mg per day for children 9 to 13 years, and 8 mg per day for adolescents. Higher intake can cause liver damage and other harm.
Hemodialysis: People receiving hemodialysis for kidney disease seem to be at risk for copper deficiency. You might need copper supplements if you are undergoing hemodialysis. Check with your healthcare provider.
Certain hereditary conditions, including idiopathic copper toxicosis and childhood cirrhosis: Taking extra copper might make these conditions worse.
Wilson’s disease: Taking copper supplements can make this condition worse and might interfere with treatment.