Copper is an essential trace mineral that affects many processes throughout the body. Many bodily functions depend on copper to:
- support strong and flexible arteries, cartilage, and connective tissue
- build collagen for skin elasticity
- absorb iron and aid in red blood cell production
- produce cellular energy
- act as an antioxidant to fight free radical damage
Some benefits of supplemental copper include relieving achy joints and bones, promoting strong hair, skin, and nails, supporting healthy cardiovascular function, improving energy and metabolism, maintaining the health of the liver, helping protect the thyroid gland, and slowing the aging process. Regarding energy, without enough bioavailable copper, your body simply cannot produce all the energy it needs. Also, if you are deficient in copper, iron builds up in the body which causes oxidative stress, which causes a loss of magnesium, and may result in diseases. Copper is THE most important mineral, then magnesium. Food sources of copper are organ meats, oysters, shellfish, whole grains, leafy greens, nuts, and dark chocolate.
I recommend the brand Sovereign Copper because it provides two forms of copper that work together for superior absorption, cellular uptake, and metabolism. Other copper products provide only one form of it. Sovereign Copper is available in 2oz, 4oz, 8oz, and 16oz liquid bottles. Stop in and talk with one of our Natural Living associates or shop online at https://tinyurl.com/4wxsxdw4.
For an eye-opening podcast with Morley Robbins, a foremost copper expert, go to https://tinyurl.com/3erxtkvx. Be sure to read next month’s article on Retinol and its relationship to copper. For further questions, email me at rickATgeorgetownmarket.com.
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