|Copper Kit (Reg)
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Number 29 on the "periodic table" of elements
Tests the presence of ions of Copper to a high degree of accuracy to
detect contamination in the body and on a wide range of materials in your environment
Copper is critical for energy production in the cells. It is also involved in nerve conduction, connective tissue, the cardiovascular system and
the immune system. Copper is closely related to estrogen metabolism, and is required for women's fertility and to maintain pregnancy. Copper
stimulates production of the neurotransmitters epinephrine, norepinephrine and dopamine. It is also required for monoamine oxidase, an enzyme
related to serotonin production.
Copper Toxicity Limits
The World Health Organization (WHO) suggests that 10-12mg per day may be the upper safe limit for consumption. If as little as 2gms of a copper salt
are ingested, usually with suicidal intent, the resulting copper-induced hemolytic anemia and kidney damage are generally fatal.
Copper and its compounds are widely distributed in nature, and this element is found frequently in surface water and in some groundwater.
Copper is found in many foods, particularly vegetarian proteins such as nuts, beans, seeds and grains. Meats contain copper, but it is
balanced by zinc which competes for its absorption. Chocolate is high in copper. A desire for copper may help explain chocolate cravings.
Another source of copper is drinking water that remained in copper water pipes, or copper added to your water supply. During a recent dry
summer, several Oregon cities added copper sulfate to their reservoirs to reduce algae growth. Accident and disease rates increased.
Other sources of copper are copper cookware, dental materials, vitamin pills, fungicides and pesticides residues on food, copper
intra-uterine devices and birth control pills. Mrs. Robinson and her 6-month-old, breast-fed baby both began to experience hair loss. The
cause was a daily prenatal vitamin containing 4 milligrams of copper, far too much for this high-copper mother.
Copper is an essential and beneficial element in human metabolism and is generally considered to be non-toxic except at high doses.
Copper contributes to corrosion of aluminum and zinc and also imparts an undesirable bitter taste to water. Staining of laundry and plumbing
fixtures occurs at copper concentrations above 1.0 mg/L or 1 ppm
The aesthetic objective for copper in drinking water is set at a maximum of 1.0 mg/L. or 1 ppm
Stress from any cause contributes to copper imbalance. Stress depletes the adrenal glands and lowers the zinc level in the body. Whenever
zinc becomes deficient, copper tends to accumulate. Our soil is low in zinc. Refined sugar, white rice and white flour have been stripped of
their zinc. The trend toward vegetarianism reduces zinc in the diet, since red meat is the best dietary source of zinc.
Excess copper interferes with zinc, a mineral needed to make digestive enzymes. Too much copper also impairs thyroid activity and the
functioning of the liver. If severe enough, a person will become an obligatory vegetarian. This means they are no longer able to digest meat
very well. Conversely, if one becomes a vegetarian for other reasons, most likely one's copper level will increase. Vegetarian proteins are
higher in copper, and lower in zinc.
Copper toxicity is usually due to:
Interestingly, the symptoms of premenstrual tension are identical to the symptoms of copperimbalance.
- excessive supplementation
- the increasingly common problem of low levels of zinc in the diet
- contaminated food and drinking water due to contact with metallic copper
- external exposures such as a copper IUD or accidental agricultural overspray
- elevated levels of estrogens.
Physical conditions associated with copper imbalance include arthritis, fatigue, adrenal burnout, insomnia, scoliosis, osteoporosis, heart
disease, cancer, migraine headaches, seizures, fungal and bacterial infections including yeast infection, gum disease, tooth decay, skin and
hair problems and female organ conditions including uterine fibroids, endometriosis and others.
Mental and emotional disorders related to copper imbalance include spaciness, depression, mood swings, fears, anxiety, phobias, panic attacks,
violence, autism, schizophrenia, and attention deficit disorder. Copper deficiency is associated with aneurysms, gout, anemia and
Copper Toxicity Limits
The World Health Organization (WHO) suggests that 10-12mg per day may be the upper safe limit for consumption. If as little as 2gms of a
copper salt are ingested, usually with suicidal intent, the resulting copper-induced hemolytic anemia and kidney damage are generally fatal.
Check out the copper in your body with our easy to use, home-based:
HMT Copper Test - Regular Kit - best for testing environment
HMT Copper Test - Sensitive kit - best for testing urine or drinking water
Sample of a HMT Copper Regular Test kit with color strip for results analysis
Sample of a HMT Copper Sensitive Test kit with color strip for results analysis
Osumex HM-Chelat is most effective in eliminating heavy metals contamination in the body
The above information is provided for general
educational purposes only. It is not intended to replace competent
health care advice received from a knowledgeable healthcare professional.
You are urged to seek healthcare advice for the treatment of any
illness or disease.
The Food Standard Agency UK has not evaluated these
statements. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent