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Colloidal Copper

Copper is an essential micro-nutrient, needed at 1.3 milligrams per day, according to the International Copper Association. It is needed for red blood cell formation, protein metabolism, the production of RNA, enzyme activity, hair and skin color, and the health of the nerves.  
Colloidal Copper has been used as a remedy for gray hair, burns, arthritis, parasites and viral and bacterial infections. Colloidal Copper has been found helpful against multi-cellular parasites such as malaria, ring-worm, cryptosporidium, toxoplasma, and chronic bladder infections where bacteria have formed a multi-cellular biofilm.
Copper (Cu) is a heavy metal whose unbound ions are toxic. However, Colloidal Copper is not ionic but consists of clusters of atoms called nanoparticles and thus does not have the toxicity of ionic copper. Almost all of the copper in the body is present as a component of copper proteins, thereby reducing the in vivo concentration of unbound copper ions almost to zero. Genetic mechanisms control the processes by which copper is incorporated into apoproteins and those by which toxic accumulations of copper are avoided.
Health Effects:
Copper is an essential nutrient, required by the body in very small amounts.  
Almost every daily diet contains 2 to 3 mg of copper, only about half of which is absorbed. Any copper absorbed in excess of metabolic requirements is excreted through the bile, probably via hepatic lysosomes. On average, an adult has about 150 mg of copper in the body, of which about 10 to 20 mg is in the liver. The remainder is distributed ubiquitously.
People with Wilsons disease may be more sensitive than others to the effect of copper contamination and should consult their health care provider. 

Copper skin care is becoming more and more common as metal colloids increase in popularity. There are many advantages to using copper products to help improve the health of your skin. Copper use dates back to ancient times and has been used to aid in many different skin problems throughout the course of history. Copper helps to increase moisture, collagen and elastin in your skin.As we age, the elastin in our skin is not as great. Over time, wrinkles and crow’s feet appear and we start to seek out a way to reduce those wrinkles. Our culture believes the youth is beautiful so many people turn to copper skin care to keep their skin young and vibrant. A lot of people say that copper is the “Fountain of Youth” because it helps your body to produce more elastin. This helps to reduce the signs of age.Collagen is a protein that helps prevent sagging skin. 
Copper skin care helps to increase the amount of collagen your body produces to help keep your skin flexible and firm. Collagen also is prevalent in tissues, muscles and even bone. It is essential to your body’s health. Regular use of copper colloids and supplements can help your skin, muscles and other parts of your body to be healthier and look younger for longer.Skin dryness is a big concern for many people, especially in the winter months. Many people use lotions and other forms of moisturizers to help with the dryness but those only last a short time. 
Copper skin care through the use of mineral supplements lasts longer than a topical solution and does more for your body than just moisten your skin.
Copper Deficiency:
In genetically normal people, acquired, environmental, or dietary abnormalities rarely cause clinically significant copper deficiency. The only reported causes of such deficiency are kwashiorkor; persistent infantile diarrhea, usually associated with a diet limited to milk; severe malabsorption, as in sprue; total parenteral nutrition that is copper-free; and excess intake of a zinc salt as a dietary supplement. Treatment must be directed at the cause of the deficiency, usually with the addition of 2 to 5 mg of cupric ion daily.
Copper increases iron assimilation; iron and copper work together in the formation of hemoglobin and red blood cells. Anemia can be a copper deficiency symptom. Various enzyme reactions require copper. Copper influences protein metabolism and general healing, improves vitamin C oxidation and is integral in the formation of RNA. Low or high copper levels can be found in those with mental and emotional problems. Copper helps rid the body of parasites such as ring worm, taenia, and is beneficial for graying and thinning hair. Copper excess is not common because only a small percentage is assimilated, but toxicity problems can present serious disease states. 
Symptoms of a Copper Deficiency:
Allergies, Anemia, Aneurysm, Arthritis, Dry Brittle Hair, Edema, Gulf War Syndrome, Hair Loss / Baldness, Heart Disease, Hernias, High Blood Cholesterol, Hypo and Hyper Thyroidism, Kawasaki Disease, Liver cirrhosis, Oppressed breathing, Osteoporosis, Parasites, Parkinson’s Disease, Reduced Glucose Tolerance, Ruptured Disc, Skin Eruptions or Sores, Varicose Veins, White or Gray Hair, and Wrinkled skin.

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Reader: Drinking Water that has been sitting in a Copper cup all night – Ayurveda (views: 898)
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Zinc protects brain cells from effects of copper toxicity The naturally occurring metal copper plays an essential role for certain functions of the body; however, underutilized copper can accumulate in the soft tissues of the body and actually be toxic. This study shows that zinc works in a positive way to balance and regulate levels of copper, which can be toxic in excess amounts.

Too much copper can roam freely and accumulate in the liver and the brain, eroding necessary cellular functions. If copper is not bound, transported and utilized properly, it can damage the organs at the molecular level.

References on Benefits and Toxicity of Copper and Zinc

Copper Applications in Health & Environment 

International Copper Association 

A Common Parasite Reveals Its Strongest Asset: Stealth; Toxoplasma

Cancer: Copper-based nanomaterials can kill cancer cells in mice Scientists have succeeded in killing tumor cells in mice using nano-sized copper compounds together with immunotherapy. After the therapy, the cancer did not return.Date:January 9, 2020Source:KU Leuven

 Susceptibility constants of Escherichia coli and Bacillus subtilis to silver and copper nanoparticles

KY Yoon, JH Byeon, JH Park, J Hwang – Science of the Total Environment, 2007 – Elsevier

Nanoparticle susceptibility constants were defined and used to evaluate the antimicrobial
characteristics of silver and copper nanoparticles against Escherichia coli and Bacillus
subtilis. Reaction of copper nanoparticles of 100 nm with B. subtilis showed the highest …

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Synthesis and characterization of copper nanoparticles

PK Khanna, S Gaikwad, PV AdhyapakN Singh… – Materials Letters, 2007 – Elsevier

Reduction of copper salt by sodium citrate/SFS and myristic acid/SFS leads to phase pure
Cu nanoparticles. However, a similar reaction with hydrazine hydrate (HH) and sodium
formaldehyde sulfoxylate (SFS) in polymer afforded only a mixture of Cu 2 O and Cu …

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Synthesis, characterization, and properties of metallic copper nanoparticles

NA Dhas, CP Raj, A Gedanken – Chemistry of materials, 1998 – ACS Publications

Nanoscale particles of metallic copper clusters have been prepared by two methods, namely
the thermal reduction and sonochemical reduction of copper (II) hydrazine carboxylate Cu
(N2H3COO) 2⊙ 2H2O complex in an aqueous medium. Both reduction processes take …

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Investigations into the antibacterial behavior of copper nanoparticles against Escherichia coli

M Raffi, S Mehrwan, TM Bhatti, JI Akhter… – Annals of …, 2010 – Springer

Zerovalent copper nanoparticles (Cu 0) of 12 nm size were synthesized using an inert gas
condensation method in which bulk copper metal was evaporated into an inert environment
of argon with subsequent cooling for nucleation and growth of nanoparticles. Crystalline …

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Strain specificity in antimicrobial activity of silver and copper nanoparticles

JP Ruparelia, AK Chatterjee, SP Duttagupta… – Acta biomaterialia, 2008 – Elsevier

The antimicrobial properties of silver and copper nanoparticles were investigated using
Escherichia coli (four strains), Bacillus subtilis and Staphylococcus aureus (three strains).
The average sizes of the silver and copper nanoparticles were 3 nm and 9 nm, respectively …

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Acute toxicological effects of copper nanoparticles in vivo

Z ChenH Meng, G Xing, C ChenY ZhaoG Jia… – Toxicology letters, 2006 – Elsevier

To assess the toxicity of copper nanoparticles (23.5 nm) in vivo, LD 50, morphological changes, pathological examinations and blood biochemical indexes of experimental mice are studied comparatively with micro-copper particles (17 μm) and cupric ions (CuCl 2· 2H 2 …

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Synthesis and antimicrobial activity of copper nanoparticles

J Ramyadevi, K JeyasubramanianA Marikani… – Materials letters, 2012 – Elsevier

Copper nanoparticles were synthesized using modified polyol method by the reduction of
copper acetate hydrate in the presence of Tween 80 by refluxing between 190° and 200° C.
The X-ray diffraction pattern was used to analyze the formations of phase and crystal …

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[HTML] Synthesis, characterization, and antimicrobial properties of copper nanoparticles

MS UsmanME El ZowalatyK Shameli… – International journal …, 2013 –

Copper nanoparticle synthesis has been gaining attention due to its availability. However,
factors such as agglomeration and rapid oxidation have made it a difficult research area. In
the present work, pure copper nanoparticles were prepared in the presence of a chitosan …

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Synthesis, characterization, and nonlinear optical properties of copper nanoparticles

HH Huang, FQ Yan, YM Kek, CH Chew, GQ Xu, W Ji… – Langmuir, 1997 – ACS Publications

In this paper, copper nanoparticles were prepared by the reduction of copper (II) acetate in
water and 2-ethoxyethanol using hydrazine under reflux. The synthesized nanoparticles
exhibit a distinct absorption peak in the region 572− 582 nm. The average size variation …

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Mechanism of antibacterial activity of copper nanoparticles

AK Chatterjee, R Chakraborty, T Basu – Nanotechnology, 2014 –

In a previous communication, we reported a new method of synthesis of stable metallic
copper nanoparticles (Cu-NPs), which had high potency for bacterial cell filamentation and
cell killing. The present study deals with the mechanism of filament formation and …

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Synthesis of size-controlled and shaped copper nanoparticles

D MottJ Galkowski, L Wang, J Luo, CJ Zhong – Langmuir, 2007 – ACS Publications

The synthesis of stable, monodisperse, shaped copper nanoparticles has been difficult,
partially because of copper’s propensity for oxidation. This article reports the findings of an
investigation of a synthetic route for the synthesis of size-controllable and potentially shape …

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[CITATION] Formation of Highly Antimicrobial Copper Nanoparticles by Electroless Deposition in Water

MDL Balela, KLS Amores – Science Diliman, 2015

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Copper nanoparticles with high antimicrobial activity

U BogdanovićV LazićV VodnikM Budimir… – Materials Letters, 2014 – Elsevier

Copper (Cu) hydrosol containing small nanoparticles (NPs)(~ 5 nm) with narrow size
distribution were used to investigate antimicrobial activity toward representative
microorganisms of public concern (Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus and Candida …

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Copper may inactivate brain eating amoeba, naegleria fowleri

Brain Eating Amoeba (Naegleria fowleri) Infection

Efficacy of a combined system of copper and silver and free chlorine for inactivation of Naegleria fowleri amoebas in water 

J. M. CassellsM. T. YahyaC. P. GerbaJ. B. Rose

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UA Immunobiologist Will Use $1.9M Grant to Explore Copper’s Potential as Antibiotic  the only thing that might stand between full-blown pneumonia infection and perfect health is a few atoms of copper, .March 29, 2019