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All over the World Copper is used for its health and wellness properties, antimicrobial protection and restorative effect on skin texture

 

Copper Facts

Copper is an essential nutrient in all plants and animals. The human body normally contains copper at a level of about 1.4 to 2.1 mg for each kg of body weight. In addition to being an essential nutrient for humans, copper is vital for the health of animals and plants and plays an important role in agriculture.

Copper is essential to human life and present in most foods, and is part of a balanced diet in healthy people. Because copper is a natural substance, the human body has evolved an extremely effective and well-developed internal regulatory mechanism to ensure that the copper we ingest is put to use and that any excess is harmlessly eliminated.

Nutritional Requirements for Copper: The recommended daily requirement of dietary copper is 1-2 mg. for adults and 0.5-1 mg. for children (source: US Dept. Agriculture)

"The killing of bacteria on copper surfaces in minutes to hours is referred to as contact killing"

"The study suggests that copper has potential use as an antibacterial material and therefore might serve as a means to lower the incidence of transmission of infectious agents from inanimate surfaces in different facilities, with everyday functions

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The constantly intensifying battle against viruses and antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” isn’t only about finding stronger drugs against infection. The focus is moving to preventing infections in the first place.

 

 

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