The Copper Revolution: Ch. 1: Copper’s Effects

To understand copper, we need to understand its effects, and what it actually does.  It seems everyone’s list is a little different, so I started making a list including everything that I could.

This chapter is a summary of the things that copper does for us.  As far as I know, this list is far bigger than any other list I have encountered elsewhere.  I am organizing the list into groups, to make it easier to add to the list.  Some things end up being in several groups.

(Chapters 2-19 of “The Copper Revolution: Healing with Minerals” book include the sources for these effects).

Copper has many systemic effects that benefit the entire body.

General Strength:

1. Copper makes collagen, along with Zinc and vitamin C.

2. Copper strengthens bones (bones are 35% collagen) and copper takes calcium out of the soft tissues and puts it into the bones.  (Vitamin K, niacin, silica, magnesium, and boron also help with taking calcium out of soft tissues and into the bones.  Supplemental Vitamin D hurts this process.)

3. Copper builds muscle as muscles are 30% collagen, and copper boosts testosterone which increases muscle growth.

4.  Copper helps burn fat.

5.  Copper stops bleeding and bruising.

6.  Copper reduces inflammation.

7.  Copper improves cell oxygenation.

8.  Copper boosts antioxidant enzymes.

Nerves and Brain:

1-4: Copper boosts 4 neurotransmitters: serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine (adrenaline).

5.  Copper acts as a neurotransmitter itself.

6.  Copper increases the reuptake of neurotransmitters.

7.  Copper increases the electrical conductivity of the fluid around the nerves.

8.  Copper restores the myelin sheath, which is the fatty coating around the nerves, which greatly speeds up nerve transmission, and is responsible for “motor learning” and coordination, deep thinking, nerve health, and so much more.

9.  Copper binds to fluoride, detoxing it, and carrying it out of the body, and fluoride is a nerve toxin.

10.  Copper increases blood supply in various ways, all of which are great for the nerves, which need access to a blood supply: copper clears out cholesterol, copper increases the life of red blood cells, copper helps the body create new blood vessels, as needed, and copper is directly good for the heart, which gets stronger with more copper.

11.  Copper helps the mitochondria in nerve cells make ATP for energy.

12.  Copper strengthens cell membranes, including the cell membrane of the nucleus.

13.  Copper lengthens the telomeres of the DNA, as short telomeres are a key sign of aging.  Copper also changes gene expression.

14.  Copper boosts DHEA, a master hormone, and therefore boosts testosterone, known for building muscle. Testosterone also heals the nerves in many ways.

15.  Copper heals the nerves in other ways. Copper increases insulin sensitivity, is good for diabetes, and helps in sugar metabolism. This is important because neuropathy is often seen in diabetes.

16. Copper improves thyroid function in many ways, by way of both detoxing, and by way of helping to make hormones, and by helping to convert T4 to T3. Thyroid hormones are needed for energy, such as making ATP, which is heavily needed by the nerves.

17,18,19. Copper detoxes mercury, lead and arsenic, all nerve toxins, by way of helping to make and being a part of the family of detoxing enzymes known as metallothioneins. Zinc and selenium also help to make metallothioneins.

20-200. Copper is needed to make and activate several copper-containing detox enzymes, one of which is SOD, which eliminates many chemical poisons, many of which are toxic to the nerves. Clearing out chemical poisons heals nerves.

Better Organs:

All cells, all tissues, and all organs need copper. 

1.  Denser bones, bone marrow, and stronger muscles.

2.  Brain and nervous system, improving the nerves in 16 ways.

3.  Adrenal glands on top of the kidneys, improving kidney function, and other glands.

4.  Strengthens the heart and circulation in 14 to 80 ways.

5.  Digestion, improving the lining of the intestines

6.  Liver function & improving pancreas function

7.  Thyroid function, making T4, T3, and converting T4 to T3.

8.  The lungs.  Copper improves cellular respiration and lung respiration.

9.  Skin, thicker skin, less sunburn, fewer wrinkles, more color in the skin, better tanning, less grey hair, and less sweating.

General Energy:

1.  Copper makes you less tired yet aids deeper sleep.

2.  Copper increases adrenaline, yet increases calm mood.

3.  Copper increases ATP.

4.  Copper improves nerve function.

5. Copper increases blood flow by clearing out excess cholesterol and calcium from the blood vessels, and increases red blood cells, curing copper deficiency-induced anemia, and copper helps build new capillaries.

6.  Copper boosts thyroid and testosterone hormones which also boosts energy.


1.  Copper increases DHEA, a master hormone that is converted into many others like testosterone.

2.  Copper increases growth hormone.

3.  Copper helps the body make more T3 hormone from T4, helping make both T4 and T3 hormones.

4. Copper helps make more dopamine which is both a neurotransmitter and hormone.

Immune Function:

1.  Copper makes more white blood cells that function better and last longer, 

2.  Copper kills fungus.

3.  Copper kills bacteria.

4.  Copper is antiviral.

5.  Copper kills parasites and worms.

Heart & Circulatory System:

1.  Copper makes better-functioning red blood cells, more red blood cells, longer-lasting red blood cells, and better shaped curing copper deficiency-induced anemia.

2.  Copper makes more neutrophils which are the most common white blood cells.

3.  Copper clears out cholesterol from the blood vessels and turns it into good healing hormones, thus improving circulation and healing.

4.  Copper moves calcium from the soft tissues and blood vessels back into the bones.

5.  Copper improves circulation. Hardening of the arteries is a combination of cholesterol and calcium, copper fixes both.

6.  Copper grows new capillaries. 

7.  Copper strengthens blood vessel walls by helping make collagen with zinc and Vitamin C.

8.  Copper prevents spider and varicose veins.

9.  Copper stops bleeding from blood vessel walls from better collagen formation; thus, preventing aneurysms, which are weakened and burst blood vessels. 

10.  Copper makes a stronger heart, both with better muscle tone from testosterone, and more ATP for muscle contractions.

11.  Copper helps reduce internal blood clots from reduced Clotting factor VIII.

12.  Copper helps increase other, better, good blood clotting factors that reduce and stop active bleeding. 

13.  Copper lowers and regulates blood pressure, and helps to retain magnesium and sodium chloride.

14.  Copper fixes copper deficiency which improves 80 other markers of heart disease.


1.  Copper detoxes everything including fluoride, heavy metals, chemical toxins, plastic toxins, and pharmaceutical toxins.

2.  Copper improves iron metabolism, and reduces excess iron.

3.  Copper improves arthritis, osteoporosis, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. Boron helps arthritis conditions and bone pain, too.

4.  Copper improves lymph.

5.  Copper improves body hydration, by helping the body retain sodium chloride and magnesium, and building collagen.

6.  Copper promotes growth.

7.  Copper helps metabolize sugar, and improves sensitivity to insulin.

8.  Copper acts as an antioxidant, and helps make many antioxidants.

9.  Copper regulates gene expression.

10.  Copper increases antihistamines, for allergies and MCAS.

11.  Copper relieves menstrual cramp pain by helping make ATP for energy and naturally easy muscle contractions.

12.  Copper reduces bleeding during menstruation and shortens the period.

13.  Copper helps relieve constipation through increasing ATP which helps muscle contractions of the gut lining, (peristalsis), as well as acting as an electrolyte.

The Copper Revolution Book, Chapter 20, free online, focuses on copper deficiency symptoms.  What copper does, and copper deficiency, are like opposites of each other.  For example, in copper deficiency, there is a low white blood cell count.  In copper sufficiency, white blood cell count is high.

The first 36 chapters are available free online here:

Most of the first 20 chapters are meta-article summaries of what copper does and quote multiple studies that often look at how copper deficiency decreases the numbers and functionality of many copper-containing enzymes.  The studies also show what those copper enzymes do, and how various diseases are a result of reduced copper and reduced activity and effectiveness of copper-containing enzymes.  

This chapter summary could never be an exhaustive list of what copper does for the human body.  

Many of the things listed would also improve a wide array of other things because they are systemic improvements.  Better energy, nerves, brain, circulation, collagen, and hormones are going to fix many other problems.  

Detoxing fluoride alone can fix up to 180 different problems.  There are hundreds of known toxins.  If each toxin created 100 other problems, then copper could fix well over 20,000 other problems and issues just from detoxing.

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  1. Copper heals the nerves in other ways. Copper increases sensitivity to insulin, and cures diabetes, and helps in sugar metabolism. This is important because neuropathy is often seen in diabetes.

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