Our bracelets in this category are made of unalloyed, commercially pure copper grade, which is over 99.9% pure solid copper. Copper is a natural element and it is an essential micronutrient to ensure our wellbeing. It plays a vital part in the development and performances of our nervous and cardiovascular systems, as well as the skin, bone, immune and even our reproductive systems. Copper deficiency symptoms includes feeling of sickness, fatigue & weakness, weak and brittle bones, problems with memory & learning, difficulties walking, increased cold sensitivity, pale skin, premature grey hair, and some vision loss. The human body can absorb some of this element through the skin from a copper bracelet or bangle.
1. BACKGROUND OF COPPER
Copper is one of the oldest minerals ever processed by us and over the years has been used for a broad range of applications. Human civilizations have been creating objects from copper alloys for thousands of years, and the reason is that copper is an incredibly soft metal, so it is easy to process. Also, another reason for the widespread use of copper is that it is the third most common metal, the top two common metals being iron and steel.
While it has been used a lot in industrial usages with combination of other metals, mostly to provide the necessary toughness, copper also have some significant health advantages.
2. COPPER AND HEALTH
Our body contains noticeable quantities of copper – which is an essential nutriment for the body. Let’s have a look at the benefits of copper, such as supporting the maintenance of the immunization system, improvement of bone density, safeguard from heart illnesses, and even arthritis pain relief.
The copper metal is known to feature antimicrobial properties and the ability to eradicate all kinds of bacteria, viruses, and mushrooms that meets it. For this reason, Copper is used widely in places you may not be aware of at first instant. One example that comes to mind would be the textile and fashion sector, where copper is suffused into textiles to produce antimicrobial garments, such as compression gloves, which is thought to provide muscle and pain relief, and socks that help combat fungus.
Because of those antimicrobial assets, copper incorporated in various places in the medical field, where some experiments validated the claim that copper aid to combat infections in hospitals, as infections proved to be the number one reason for deaths in western countries’ hospitals.
3. INTRODUCING COPPER IN INTO THE BODY
It is a well-known fact that the absorption of copper while wearing copper bracelets is possible: When the copper becomes moist, the processes of oxidation – or rust – in plain English, causes it to rub some of it on any nearby surface. In our case, we are talking of course the skin. So, wearing copper magnetic bracelet would be an ideal way to introduce small quantities of copper to the body over time.
There is one issue to note with wearing copper items – there will be stains on the skin. This side effect cannot really be avoided. This discolouration of the skin is the only thing one need to take into consideration when wearing copper magnetic bracelet, as after all, this is the way the copper is being observed and introduced to the body.
4. HEALTH AND SAFETY
While it is absolutely safe to gave copper bracelet on, the regular and standard safety notes of caution applies, which means that magnetic bracelets are not suitable for pregnant women, and for people who uses pacemakers and insulin pumps.
5. THE IMPORTANCE OF PURE COPPER
There were few reported cases of skin irritation in some copper magnetic bracelet users when the item was not pure copper. Those products that have alloy copper with other metals have been causing on rare cases some skin problems. Those issues will not happen when wearing IonTopia products, as our items are commercially pure copper.