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Copper Health Benefits

copper Health Benefits

Did you know that copper is an important mineral for the human body? Just like zinc and iron, we need to have the right amount of copper in our bodies too and there is such a thing as copper deficiency. Copper deficiency occurs when there is a lack of intake of foods rich in copper or when other factors prevents your body from absorbing copper from your food. By wearing copper jewelry, the body is sometimes able to absorb small amounts of copper into your system. Interestingly, your body generally only absorbs just the amount it requires and not more....

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Copper and Green Skin

copper green Skin

One fact about copper that sometimes puts people off wearing copper jewlery is that copper sometimes tends to turn skin green. The reason this occurs is because the metal oxidizes and reacts with the sweat from your body, creating copper chelates. While pure copper cannot be absorbed by the skin, copper chelates can. The excess copper that isn’t absorbed by your skin is what turns your skin green. The good news is that, unlike some silver staining, green copper stains are not permanent. Simply wash it off with ordinary soap and water. If you maintain your copper jewelry and clean...

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