Hello and welcome to ColloidalCopper.net, the site that sets the Copper Standard for news and information on colloidal copper and other colloidal minerals. Many of you are asking yourselves, “What is colloidal copper and what is it used for?” We’re here to help answer those questions and demystify the secrets behind this interesting form of metal that is otherwise a part of our ordinary lives.
Simply stated, colloidal copper is a form of the element copper (periodic chart symbol Cu that has been separated into microscopic particles and suspended in a liquid. But that’s not why you’re interested in it. You’re asking, what can colloidal copper do for me? Can it really tone skin, remove gray hair, and generally improve my health? The evidence for taking colloidal copper (or copper in other forms) as a nutritional supplement can be difficult to find. Some information seems to be clearly misleading, and other infomration is merely meant to steer people into buying potentially useless or even dangerous products. The truth can be found, however.
How much copper do you really need in your diet?
Health guidelines regarding copper intake as a nutritional supplement can be confusing. Such information can be hard to find. Is there copper in spinach? Answer: no. But, according to the Mayo Clinic, the following amounts of copper area required for optimum health:
- Infants and children
- Birth to 3 years of age: 0.4 to 1 milligram (mg) per day.
- 4 to 6 years of age: 1 to 1.5 mg per day.
- 7 to 10 years of age: 1 to 2 mg per day.
- Adolescent and adult males1.5 to 2.5 mg per day.
- Adolescent and adult females1.5 to 3 mg per day.
What can taking colloidal copper as a nutional supplement really do for me?
As alluded to above, colloidal copper is not a miracle cure. There is no real clinical evidence that scientifically proves colloidal copper cures gray hair or wrinkles, or that the lack of it causes aneurysms! Please be careful when learning about any supplement, and weigh all evidence both in favor and against any particular supplement before you ingest it.
This is not to say, however, that copper nutritional supplements are good for nothing. To the contrary, copper deficiency in one’s body may contribute to such conditions anemia or osteoporosis. Copper also helps your body make use of iron, which is a much need mineral. In addion, copper seems to facilitate the body’s buring of sugar as fuel, nerve function, and the growth of bones.
And what about colloids of other metals… colloidal gold, colloidal silver, and colloidal zinc? Is there any reason to ingest these? Probably not. Ideally, you should get all your nutrients from a nutritious and varied diet. But you can buy a lot of interesting stuff. Personally, we don’t take them. Perhaps you shouldn’t either. Currently, such decisions are yours to make, but always consult your physician before taking any supplements! We do, however, consider that you should learn to meditate above all. You’ll find that through mental focus and mindfulness, you’ll be off much better than with colloids.
To your health!