Zinc/copper!

Zinc/copper is a combination product that allows purchase of zinc and copper as a single product. There are various reasons for pairing zinc/copper. One is Zinc is known to block absorption and encourages the excretion of copper when taken over long period of time. That is why if using zinc is required on a long-term basis for conditions such as arthritis, prostate problems and even Alzheimer’s, it would be wise to combine zinc/copper. Zinc/copper will prevent depletion of copper and the eventual resulting anemia due to its lack. The best zinc/copper combination should be every 30 mg of zinc needs 2 mg of copper. A particular point of interest is the fact that zinc of high quality will automatically provide copper as well. If you are particularly concerned about the drugs or nutrients interaction associated with zinc/copper combination, then you need to refer to the possible interactions for each mineral.

Zinc is necessary in a numerous range of enzyme systems and is vital for DNA metabolism and growth. Copper, on the other hand, is needed for red blood cell formation and a host of enzyme functions. Zinc/copper combination may be essential for prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. Zinc deficiency is linked with lowering of bone density. Copper is also an important mineral for the normal growth and development of the skeletal system. That is why sufficient zinc/copper levels are necessary for preventing or treating osteoporosis. The dosage of zinc/copper necessary for treatment and prevention of osteoporosis are 15 mg to 30 mg of zinc and 1.5 mg to 3mg copper per day.

Rich sources of zinc include: brazil nuts, oats, oysters, peanuts, pecans, pumpkin seeds, rye and split peas. Food sources that are rich in copper are: buckwheat, crab, liver, mushrooms, peanut butter, seeds and nuts, split peas and vegetable oils (sunflower or olive).

To treat acne, take 30 mg zinc/copper 2 mg daily.

To treat Alzheimer’s disease, take 30 mg zinc/copper 1-3 mg daily use long-term.

To treat Crohn’s disease, take 30 mg zinc/copper 2 mg daily for long-term use.

To treat diabetes, take 30 mg zinc and 2 mg copper daily.

To treat eczema, take 30 mg zinc and 2 mg copper daily.

To treat hair problems, take 30 mg zinc and 2 mg copper daily.

To treat hemorrhoids, take 30 mg zinc and 2 mg copper daily.

To treat infertility in female, take 30 mg zinc and 1-3 mg copper daily.

To treat infertility in male, take 30 mg zinc and 2 mg copper daily. To treat kidney stones, take 30 mg zinc and 2-4 mg copper daily. To treat lupus, take 30 mg zinc and 1-3 mg copper daily.

To treat macular degeneration, take 30-50 mg zinc/copper 2-4 mg daily for long term use.

To treat multiple sclerosis, take 30 mg zinc and 1-3 mg copper daily.

To treat osteoporosis, take 15-30 mg zinc and 1.5-3 mg copper daily. To treat prostate problems, take 30 mg zinc and 2 mg copper daily. To treat rheumatoid arthritis, take 30-45 mg zinc and 2 mg copper daily.

To treat rosacea, take 30 mg zinc and 1-3 mg copper daily.

To treat thyroid disease, take 30 mg zinc and 2 mg copper daily. To treat tinnitus, take 30 mg zinc/copper 2-4 mg daily.

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