Benefits of Copper

There are so many health benefits copper can offer. Many people believe in copper's ability to help lessen aches and pains, but did you know copper is also the most anti-microbial metal which means it doesn't hold germs and can actually kill germs and viruses? There is a lot of research being done about the benefits of copper. Here are some interesting discoveries about copper. Do your own research and you will find so much information about how wonderful copper is.

Copper can kill or inactivate a variety of pathogens by interacting with oxygen and modifying oxygen molecules. In bacteria, this disrupts the outer layer, damaging the genetic material and cell machinery, which can lead to cell death. A recent study found that copper also destroys norovirus. Sep 20, 2015

Copper destroys MRSA at a touch. New research from the University of Southampton shows that copper can destroy MRSA spread by touching and fingertip contamination of surfaces. Exposure to copper damages the bacterial respiration and DNA, resulting in irreversible cell breakdown and death of the virus. Feb 23, 2016

Copper ions have been widely used as antiviral agents because they have a broad spectrum of antiviral activity against both enveloped and non-enveloped viruses such as herpes simplex virus 7., 8., 9., influenza virus 10., 11., 12., MS2 coliphage 13., 14., and hepatitis A virus (15)

Brand new research published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that copper can be effective against SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the coronavirus pandemic. The study showed that after four hours, the virus was no longer infectious on copper's surface. In comparison, coronavirus was still infectious on other metals for at least 9 hours and plastic surfaces after 72 hours. 

If you have copper jewelry, make sure to wear it!