Dietary Supplement - Copper Essentials



Copper Essentials - H2O ResQ Patented Dietary Supplement

 
 
 
Copper Essential to the Human Body:
The Copper (Cu ion) is essential to many biochemical processes in the human body. 

 It must be obtained either through a healthy diet or thorough supplementation because the human body cannot and does not synthesis it when it’s needed. 


Physiological Functions:

 

Copper is a component of prolyl and lysyl hydoxylases, enzymes involved in collagen synthesis. Because of this, connective tissue-rich tissues such as capillaries, scar tissue, and bone matrix are most sensitive to copper status. Copper also functions at the catalytic site of the antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase. Additionally, the copper-containing plasma protein ceruloplasmin is integral to iron metabolism since it catalyzes oxidation of the mineral, which is required for its binding to proteins involved in absorption, transport, and storage. The redox potential of copper ions gives it a key role in energy metabolism as a component of the cytochromes that participate in electron transport.

Factors Affecting Availability

Approximately one third of the total body pool of copper is localized in skeletal muscle. Another third is found in brain and liver. The remaining amount of total body copper is found in bone and other tissues. Since copper is excreted primarily in the bile, diseases of the liver and gall bladder may affect copper balance.

 Toxicity

Copper toxicity is unlikely unless exposure to large amounts occurs as a result of industrial contamination or inappropriate use of supplements. Large dose copper supplements (10-20 mg/day) may contribute to liver damage, abnormalities in red blood cell formation, weakness, and nausea.

Copper toxicity is the primary abnormality associated with Wilson's Disease. This inborn error of metabolism initially impacts the central nervous symptom causing tremors, dystonia, dysarthria, dysphagia, chorea, drooling, mental retardation and lack of coordination. Treatment involves a copper-restricted diet and long-term oral penicillamine therapy. Penicillin binds copper and reduces its absorption

The upper limit of safety established for copper by the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine is approximately 900 mcg daily for adults. See table below for age- and gender specific guidelines.

 

Copper Tolerable Upper Intake Levels

Life Stage	Copper (mcg/day)
Infants
0-6 mo		N/A
7-12 mo           N/A
Children
1-3 y		        1000
4-8 y		        3000
Males, Females
9-13 y		5000
14-18 y		8000
19-70 y		10000
70 y		        10000
Pregnancy
< 18 y		8000
19-50 y		10000
Lactation
< 18 y		8000
19-50 y		10000



Requirements

The Daily Reference Intakes (DRI) for copper are shown in the table below.

 

Life Stage	Copper(mcg)
Infants	
 0 - 6 months	200
 7 - 12 months	220
Children	
 1 - 3 years  	340
 4 - 8 years   	440
Males	
 9 - 13 years	700
 14 - 18 years	890
 19 - 30 years	900
 31 - 50 years	900
 51 - 70 years	900
 > 70 years	        900
Females	
 9 - 13 years	700
 14 - 18 years	890
 19 - 30 years	900
 31 - 50 years	900
 51 - 70 years	900
 > 70 years  	900
Pregnancy	
 < 18 years 	1,000
 19 - 30 years	1,000
 31 - 50 years	1,000
Lactation	
 < 18 years	        1,300
 19 - 30 years	1,300
 31 - 50 years	1,300


http://www.feinberg.northwestern.edu/nutrition/factsheets/copper.html


Water Blue Gold Copper Essentials (copper/silver/organic) product provides a stabilized solution with enhanced anti-microbial efficacy when added to supplement water. It gives consumers protection when drinking water is obtained from sources with inadequate disinfection or the water is exposed to cross contamination during storage or delivery as well as having health benefits.


Benefits of taking Copper Essential:

 

      ~ Approximately one half the essential mineral Cu per liter of water.

      

      ~ Anti-bacterial/microbial action when microorganisms initiate growth in water.

      ~ Residual-stability in water affording anti-microbial kill when cross contamination may occur.

      ~ Anti-microbial actions at 1.2 ppm (parts per million) concentration in water, It is significant to note these levels are below the

      ~ EPA’s maximum allowed levels. (MAL) of 1.33 ppm and the World Heath Organizations (WHO) of 2.0ppm.


Copper Essential to the Human Body:

 

The Copper (Cu ion) is essential to many biochemical processes in the human body. It must be obtained either through a healthy diet or thorough supplementation because the human body does not synthesis it when it’s needed.  Our copper/silver/organic product provides a stabilized solution with enhanced anti-microbial efficacy when added to supplement water. It gives consumers protection when drinking water is obtained from sources with inadequate disinfection or the water is exposed to cross contamination during storage or delivery. 

 

Copper is required for:

  • Infant growth
  • Bone Strength
  • Red and white blood cell maturation
  • Iron transport absorption
  • Maintaining a healthy heart (heart contraction)
  • Brain development
  • Maintenance of the body’s inflammatory damage
At lease 20 enzymes contain copper and at least 10 of those require copper to function. Substantial amounts of copper can be found throughout organs and tissues of the body.
Copper is essential to human life. Recommended daily requirements of dietary copper are 1-2 mg for adults and 0.5 to 1 mg for children (source: US Dept, Agriculture). Infants from birth to 6 mos. Of age should ingest 0.4 to 0.6 mg/day of copper.
At least 20% of the population suffers from a deficiency of copper, a trace mineral that is essential to good health. Yet few people are aware of the health disorders that are associated with copper deficiency. 
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Chronic conditions involving, bone, connective tissue, heart and blood vessels
  • Colon Cancer

Even mild copper deficiency, which affects a much larger percentage of the population, can impair health in subtle ways. 


Symptoms of mild copper deficiency include:

  • Lowered resistance to infections
  • Reproductive problems
  • General fatigue
  • Impaired brain function
 

What causes copper deficiency?

 
You may get a copper deficiency if you:
  • Eat a poor diet
  • Suffer from digestive disorders, prolonged bouts of diarrhea, or liver problems
  • Improper intake of micronutrient supplements, especially iron and zinc
Those who are most susceptible to copper deficiency include:
  • The elderly, athletes and those engaged in hard physical work
  • Vegetarians, particularly those who do not consume dairy products
  • Pregnant women and their fetuses
  • Premature infants, especially those with low birth weights
  • Full-term infants who are fed fortified formula of cow’s milk (which creates low concentrations of copper bound to mild proteins)
 

What do we know about the benefits of copper to human health?

Copper is essential to life, which means that the human body must have copper to stay healthy, In fact, for a variety of biochemical processes in the body to operate normally copper must be a part of our diet.

 

Why is copper important to good health?

Good health requires a diet adequate in protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and minerals. Essential trace minerals, including copper, are needed only in very small amounts (which is why they are called “micronutrients”)

Copper is essential for the growth, development, and maintenance of bone, connective tissue, brain and heart, and many other body organs. It is involved in the formation of red blood cells, the absorption and utilization of iron, and the synthesis and release of the sustaining proteins and enzymes. These enzymes in turn produce cellular energy and regulate nerve transmissions, blood clotting and oxygen transport.

Copper simulated in the immune system to fight infections, repair injured tissues, and promote healing.

Website: www.copperinfo.com

Our product provides a stabilized Cu/Ag ion solution with enhanced anti-microbial properties when used as a supplement to potable water.




Disclaimer: 


The above statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.