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COPPER DEFICIENCY




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DESCRIPTION

Copper is an essential trace mineral needed for good health and wellness. Even a mild case of copper deficiency impairs the ability of white blood cells to fight infection. Copper is necessary for proper absorption of iron in the body, and it is found primarily in foods containing iron. If the body does not get a sufficient amount of copper, hemoglobin production decreases and copper-deficiency anemia can result.

Various enzyme reactions require copper as well. Copper is needed as a cross-linking agent for elastin and collagen, as a catalyst for protein reactions, and for oxygen transport. It is also used for the metabolism of essential fatty acids.

For the body to work properly, it must have a proper balance of copper and zinc. An imbalance can lead to thyroid problems (hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism). Low copper levels may also lead to iron deficiency anemia and impaired iron absorption, affects collagen formation and thus tissue health and healing. Cardiovascular disease (aneurysm, increased risk of hemorrhagic strokes), cholesterol, skeletal defects (increased slipped, herniated, or rupture risk of lower back discs associated with weakening of connective tissue) related to bone demineralization and poor nerve conductivity - including irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmias, dysrhythmias) - might all result from copper depletion. Copper deficiency results in several abnormalities of the immune system, such as reduced cellular immune response, reduced activity of white blood cells, chronic inflammation, and, possibly, reduced thymus hormone production, all of which contribute to an increased infection rate.

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FREQUENT SIGNS & SYMPTOMS

Copper deficiency can produce various symptoms including:

  • Diarrhea.


  • Insufficient utilization of iron and protein.


  • Stunted or slowed growth.


  • In babies, the development of nerve, bone, and lung tissue can be impaired, and the structure of these body parts may be altered.


  • The reduced red blood cell function and shortened red blood cell life span found with copper deficiency can influence energy levels and cause weakness, fatigue, and labored respiration from decreased oxygen delivery.


  • Paleness.


  • Skin sores and dermatitis.


  • Edema.


  • Hair loss.


  • Low (or high) copper levels may contribute to mental and emotional problems.


  • Copper deficiency may be a factor in anorexia nervosa.





  • CAUSES

  • Copper deficiency is most likely to occur in babies who are fed only soy milk or cow's milk without copper supplements.


  • Persons suffering from sprue (a malabsorption syndrome). Menke's disease is a rare inherited problem of copper malabsorption in male infants.


  • Kidney disease.


  • Megadoses of zinc supplements.


  • Long-term use of oral contraceptives can upset the balance of copper in the body, causing either excessively high or excessively low copper levels.




  • TREATMENT


    Copper is an essential element in human metabolism; however, it does not exist in the body in measurable amounts in ionic form. Measurable amounts of copper in the body exist in tissues as complexes with the organic compounds of proteins and enzymes, therefore, one can conclude that Copper is necessary to many body functions. Some Copper complexes store Copper, some transport it, and others are key players in cellular and metabolic processes. In ancient times, Copper was thought to be a curative because of its antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, and for many years was used to treat tuberculosis. Copper can be found in liver, whole grain cereals, almonds, green leafy vegetables, and seafood.

    Today Copper is effective in treating many diseases such as anemia, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, stroke, and heart disease. Copper supplementation boosts the immune system and helps prevent disease. It can also be used to treat acute and chronic diarrhea, dysentery and cholera. A Copper salve can be used to treat arthritis. Other conditions that can be treated using Copper include eczema, impetigo, tubercular infections, lupus, syphilis, and facial neuralgia.

    Copper supplements are available as cupric oxide, copper gluconate, copper sulfate and copper amino acid chelates. Each of these has used/combined copper to form the supplement. Since copper comes in various forms, for daily supplementation, read and follow product label directions.





    CONSIDERATIONS

  • Copper levels can be determined through a blood test, urine samples and hair analysis. Determining mineral levels and ratios is the basis for a nutritional program to balance the body chemistry.

    Since the body does not manufacture copper, it must be taken in through the diet. Too much copper produces a condition called copper toxicity or copper overload. For the body to work properly, it must have a proper balance of copper and zinc; an imbalance can lead to thyroid problems. In addition, low (or high) copper levels may contribute to mental and emotional problems.

    The FDA has never established a Recommended Daily Allowance for copper, but the National Research Council recommends that adults get from 1.5 to 3.0 mg per day, 1.5 to 2.5 for children, and 0.4 to 0.6 mg for infants less than 6 months old. A normal healthy diet will provide the correct amount of copper for most people.

  • Hair analysis can be used to determine and confirm levels of copper and copper deficiency in the body. If a deficiency is confirmed, follow the supplemental plan (below) to restore proper mineral balance.


  • MoonDragon's Health Therapy: Hair Analysis

  • Copper deficiencies are thought to be linked to living in, and eating foods grown in, areas where the soil has been depleted of this mineral. In 1984, Leslie M. Klevay, now Supervisory Research Medical Officer and Research Leader at the U.S. Agricultural Research Service's Trace Elements and Cardiovascular Health Laboratory in Grand Forks, North Dakota, found that about 1/3 of 849 people studied had copper intake of less than 1 mg per day.


  • Patent ductus arteriosus is a congenital defect in which the ductus arteriosus, or fetal blood vessel, fails to close properly shortly after birth. It results in blood flow between the pulmonary artery, which goes to the lungs, and the aorta, which brings oxygenated blood to the rest of the heart. In a laboratory experiment reported in Developmental Pharmacology and Therapy, the ductus arteriosus remained open in 100 percent of offspring of a copper-deficient group of rats, but in only 20 percent of the offspring of a control group not suffering from copper deficiency. With this study in mind, women should be sure to consume foods and/or supplements during before and during pregnancy that are rich in copper.





  • HERBAL & HOLISTIC RECOMMENDATIONS

    RECOMMENDATIONS

  • If you suspect that you have a copper deficiency, increase your intake of foods rich in copper, such as legumes (especially soybeans), nuts, cocoa, black pepper, seafood, egg yolks, raisins, molasses, avocados, whole grains, oats, and cauliflower. Pregnant women in particular should be sure to eat a well-balanced diet that includes these foods.


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    NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS

    Unless otherwise specified, the following recommended doses are for adults over the age of 18. For a child between 12 and 17 years, reduce the dose to 3/4 the recommended dose. For a child between 6 and 12 years old, use 1/2 the recommended dose, and for a child under 6, use 1/4 the recommended dose.

    NUTRIENTS
    Supplement Suggested Dosage Comments
    Important
    Copper 5 mg daily for 1 month, then reduce to 3 mg daily. To restore copper in the body. Use copper amino acid chelate.
    Copper Ionic Mineral Supplement, Fully Absorbable, 50 +/- ppm, 16 fl. oz.,
    Zinc 30 mg daily. Do not exceed this amount. Needed to balance with copper. Use Zinc Chelate form.
    Zinc Ionic Mineral Supplement, Fully Absorbable, 100 +/- ppm, 16 fl. oz.,
    Colloidal Silver & Zinc Lozenges, Silva Solution, 90 Lozenges,
    Zinc Lozenges W/ Echinacea & Vitamin C, Nature's Way, 23 mg, 60 Lozenges,
    Zinc (Chelated), 100% Natural, Nature's Way, 30 mg, 100 Caps
    Helpful
    Iron As prescribed by a health care provider. Take with 100 mg vitamin C for better absorption. Copper deficiency may cause anemia. Use a chelate form. Caution: Do not take iron unless anemia is diagnosed
    Iron Ionic Mineral Supplement, Fully Absorbable, 20 +/- ppm, 16 fl. oz.,
    Ionic Iron Supplement With ConcenTrace, Trace Minerals, 2 oz.,
    Iron Gluconate, Nature's Way, 18 mg, 100 Caps
    Multi-Vitamin & Multi-Mineral Complex As directed on label. All nutrients are necessary in balance.
    Super Multi-Vitamin & Multi-Mineral, Pure Vital Earth, 32 fl. oz. (98% Bio-Available for Absorption),
    Damage Control Master Formula, High Potency, Multi-Vitamin & Mineral, 60 Packets (30 Day Supply)





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    Alive Whole Food Energizer Multi-Vitamin & Mineral effervescent Drink Mix is the ultimate nutritional energy beverage.
    Alive! Whole Food Energizer Multi-Vitamin & Mineral With Naturally Occurring Iron (No Iron Added), Nature's Way, 90 Tabs

    No other supplement contains more life-giving nutrients than Nature's Way Alive Multi-Vitamin. Alive Multi-Vitamin is better absorbed into your blood stream because its tablets disintegrate up to 5X faster than other leading brands.
    Alive! Whole Food Energizer Multi-Vitamin & Mineral With Iron Added (18 mg), Nature's Way, 90 Tabs

    Nature's Way Alive multi-vitamin with mineral is better absorbed into your blood stream because its tablets disintegrate up to 5X faster than other leading brands. No other supplement contains more life-giving nutrients than ALIVE, which is just the way it will make you feel.
    AntiOx, Cysteine Free, Hypoallergenic, Allergy Research Group / Nutricology, 60 Caps

    An updated version of the Original AntiOx formulation, without L-cysteine. New AntiOx provides key antioxidant nutrients, in combination with the minerals necessary for the key antioxidant enzymes, as well as the B vitamins that act as cofactors to help support and "recharge" the antioxidant defenses.
    Antioxidant Formula Supplement, All Natural, Nature's Way, 100 Tabs

    An advanced bone support formula containing calcium hydroxyapatite, a particularly well absorbed form of calcium and other nutrients that support healthy bone tissue.
    Arogya Vardhani, 120 VCaps

    Arogya Vardhani is used for dermatological infections and hepatic dysfunctions and possibly hypercholesterolemia.
    Bone Calcium Complex, Hypoallergenic, Allergy Research Group / Nutricology, 180 Caps

    An advanced bone support formula containing calcium hydroxyapatite, a particularly well absorbed form of calcium and other nutrients that support healthy bone tissue.
    Bone Strength, NOW Foods, 240 Caps

    Microcrystalline Hydroxyapatite (MCHA)is a natural compound that makes up the crystalline matrix of bone and teeth, and is the substance that gives them their rigidity. MCHA is a highly absorbable Calcium and Phosphorus, which are the major mineral components of bone. NOW Bone Strength is a comprehensive bone support product providing 4 g (4,000 mg) of MCHA. It also contains Magnesium and Trace Minerals, as well as Vitamins C, D and K to aid in the synthesis and maintenance of bone tissue.
    BrainAid, Allergy Research Group / Nutricology, 60 Tabs

    Designed to enhance brain function and support memory. BrainStorm contains nutrients that variously support blood circulation, neurotransmitter production and neurological function.
    Calcium Complex Bone Formula, Nature's Way, 100 Caps

    Nature's Way Calcium Complex Bone Formula provides the key minerals and trace elements necessary for the dynamic process that maintains bone mass.
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    Chlorofresh, Chlorophyll Supplement, is used chiefly as an aid to reduce odor from a colostomy or ileostomy and to reduce fecal odor due to incontinence.
    Chlorofresh, Liquid Chlorophyll Supplement, Mint, Nature's Way, 16 fl. oz.

    Chlorofresh is a special liquid chlorophyll complex, derived from premium alfalfa leaves.
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    Effective for minor skin irritations, rashes hives, insect bites, sores, burns, inflammation, skin swelling and dry, itchy, cracked skin.
    Complete Heart II Without Hormones, Allergy Research Group / Nutricology, 300 g

    Take Heart II is a powdered, comprehensive cardiovascular support formula. Take Heart II supports general nutrition, ATP (adenosine triphosphate) production, catabolism and homocysteine metabolism, antioxidant function, maintenance of serum viscosity and cardiovascular health.
    ConcenTrace Trace Mineral Supplement Drops, Original Flavor, Trace Minerals, 8 fl. oz.

    ConcenTrace® Trace Mineral Supplement Drops, contains some of the most powerful, natural, health giving trace minerals in the World.
    Copper Ionic Mineral Supplement, Fully Absorbable, 50 +/- ppm, 16 fl. oz.

    WaterOz Ionic Copper is a pure liquid Copper supplement. Copper influences protein metabolism and general healing, improves vitamin c oxidation and is integral in the formation of RNA.
    Coral Calcium Complex Liquid, 100% Pure Okinawan, Dynamic Health, 32 fl. oz.

    This coral calcium liquid provides valuable marine nutrients.
    Daily Two Iron Free Multi-Vitamin Supplement, 100% Natural, Nature's Way, 100 Tabs

    This iron free multivitamin supplement was developed for the protection growth and maintenance of body systems as they age.
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    Derma-Vits, Hair, Skin & Nail Formula, NOW Foods, 90 Caps

    NOW Derma-Vits combines the most important vitamins and minerals for supporting healthy hair, skin and nails. Most diets today lack key nutrients that naturally support beauty through health. Derma-Vits includes optimum levels of MSM, Vitamin E and natural silica from Horsetail Extract. These nutrients provide the primary components for supporting lustrous hair, glowing skin and flawless nails.
    Electro-Vita-Min, Trace Minerals, 180 Tabs

    Electro-Vita-Min. The very first complete daily supplement that combines the benefits of multiple vitamins with the advantages of ionic minerals and trace minerals.
    Electro-Vita-Min With Reduced Iron, Energy Vitamin, Trace Minerals, 180 Tabs

    Imagine a complete synergistic daily supplement so powerful, that many people feel a difference the very first day, that's Electro-Vita-Min, Energy Vitamin.
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    French Green clay is an excellent cleansing facial clay. French green clay is exceptionally pure and readily mixes with water and is highly absorbent.
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    Liquid Ionic Zinc is a rich, concentrated liquid dietary supplement that provides zinc in ionic form.
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    Nature's Way Opuntia prickly pear flowers were traditionally used as medicine for male urinary discomforts. It was also used externally as an ointment.
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    Nature's Way Woman's Prenatal Multivitamin and mineral supplement provides specially balanced prenatal vitamin and mineral potencies for pregnant women or postnatal lactating women.
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    A rare source of vitamin E, Seabuckthorn Oil also provides other vitamins including Vitamins A, C, D, K, etc, carotenoids, flavonoids, phytosterols, amino acids, serotonin and 28 trace elements: iron, zinc, calcium, magnesium, selenium, iodine, etc.
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    Unique, Synergistic Thyroid Support Formula is a custom combination of vitamins, amino acids, trace minerals and standardized herbal extracts formulated to support healthy thyroid gland function.
    Ultimate Matrix Men's Multi-Vitamin & Mineral, 90 Tabs

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    Weight Gain Supplement, Protein Powder, Pro Gainer, Chocolate, NOW Foods, 8 lbs.

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    Within is a complete daily nutritional supplement which helps you feel better by providing essential nutrients that focus on healthy hair, skin and nails by providing essential nutrients often lacking in today's diets.
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  • NOTIFY YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER IF...

    Symptoms of a Copper deficiency can include allergies, Kawasaki disease, anemia, liver cirrhosis, aneurysm, osteoporosis, arthritis, oppressed breathing, dry brittle hair, parasites, edema, Parkinson's disease, Gulf War Syndrome, reduced glucose tolerance, hernias, ruptured disc, high blood cholesterol, skin eruptions or sores, hypo and hyper thyroid., white or gray hair, hair loss and baldness, varicose veins, heart disease, and wrinkled skin. If you have any of these conditions, talk with your health care provider to see if copper supplementation would be beneficial for you.

  • You have a copper deficiency or suspect a copper deficiency and may need professional consultation as well as blood and hair analysis testing for verification.


  • You have any increase of symptoms or other signs of copper deficiency.


  • You have any unexpected or unusual symptoms. Some people may have sensitivity, allergies, or other health conditions which would prevent them from using certain herbs or other treatments.





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