How Our Bodies Use Copper

Copper is an essential trace mineral necessary for survival. It is found in all body tissues and plays a role in making red blood cells and maintaining nerve cells and the immune system.

 

Copper is a mineral that is abundant on this planet, and it is necessary for our bodies and minds to function properly! Getting copper into your body is essential to the function of our lives, not getting enough of it can cause health problems.

 

Copper plays an important role in many different functions within us. Such as:

  • Regulating our heart rate.
  • Regulating blood pressure.
  • Helping our body absorb Iron.
  • Aids in the production of Red Blood Cells.
  • Maintains and develops bone, ligaments, and even our brain and heart.
  • It activates our immune system.

The human body contains around 2 mg of copper per kilogram of body mass. While copper is found throughout the body, it is concentrated in organs with high metabolic activity, such as the liver, kidneys, heart and brain. This tiny amount is enough to provide copper ions for billions of protein molecules, in particular enzymes, where the copper ions are essential cofactors. Without cofactors, the enzymes could not work.

 

Fast facts about copper:

  • Copper is necessary for a range of bodily functions.
  • Copper deficiency is rare except in specific conditions, such as Menkes disease.
  • Copper supplements are not usually necessary and may lead to an imbalance.
  • A copper imbalance has been linked to Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Anyone who is considering copper supplements should first speak to a doctor.

Perilla Home decided to help improve those numbers by making a 100% food grade copper water bottle. By drinking at east 3 full 20oz of room temperature filtered water from the Perilla Home Copper Bottle, your body may begin getting the required amounts of copper that it needs to function properly.

Everything considered, copper has an essential role in keeping you healthy. Certain conditions, such as Crohn’s disease, or gastric bypass surgery may make you more prone to copper deficiency. Not having enough copper in the body is more common than having too much copper in the body. Be mindful that copper toxicity can cause problems as well, so be sure to consult with yourPerilla Home doctor before making any changes to your diet or using a copper water bottle!