Fluoride lowers ceruloplasmin, the key copper transport protein in the blood, thus blocking copper.
Serum sialic acid and ceruloplasmin levels in experimental fluorosis (Y D Sharma, 1983)
Published way back in 1983, fluoride lowers ceruloplasmin.
Fluoride lowers copper:
Effect of excessive dietary fluoride on nutrient digestibility and retention of iron, copper, zinc, and manganese in growing pigs
“Excess fluoride levels could decrease growth performance and change the retention of [lower] iron, copper, zinc, and manganese in pigs.”
Side note: I do NOT supplement with manganese, as it is a known neurotoxin. Manganese is very high levels in some green smoothies, and it appears it causes no harm from that form. Perhaps the greens keep it bound.
Fluoride exposure in humans lowers copper levels, and other minerals, by about 10%. But again, there is a testing and measurement problem with copper.
Serum copper, zinc, and magnesium levels in patients with chronic fluorosis
Fluoride does over 182 bad things to the body.
Iodine helps and cures 182 identifiable conditions of iodine deficiency which are all the same symptoms and conditions that show up with fluoride poisoning, as listed here, in 175 scientific papers and references: This is an absolutely amazing and very thorough list.
Abnormal Sweating, Acne, ADHD/Learning Disorders, Allergies, Alopecia (Hair-loss), Alzheimer’s Disease, Anaphylactic Shock, Anemia, Apnea (Cessation of breath), Aorta Calcification, Asthenia (Weakness), Asthma, Atherosclerosis, Arthralgia, Arthritis, Ataxia, Autism, Back Pain, Behavioural Problems, Birth Defects,Blind Spots, Body temperature disturbances, Breast Cancer, Cachexia (wasting away), Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Cataracts, Change in blood pressure, Chest pain, Cholelithiasis (Gallstones), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Collagen breakdown, Cold Shivers, Coma, Concentration Inability, Constipation, Convulsions, Crying easily for no apparent reason, Death, Decrease in Testosterone, Dementia, Demyelinizing Diseases, Dental Abnormalities, Dental Arch smaller, Dentral Crowding, Dental enamel more porous, Dentral Fluorosis (Mottling of teeth), Delayed Eruption of Teeth, Depression, Diabetes Insipidus, Diabetes Mellitus, Diarrhea, Dizziness, Down Syndrome, Dry Mouth, Dyspepsia, Dystrophy, Early/Delayed Onset of Puberty, Eczema, Edema, Epilepsy, Eosinophilia, Excessive Sleepiness, Eye, ear and nose disorders, Fatigue, Fearfulness, Fever, Fibromyalgia, Fibrosarcoma, Fibrosis, Fingernails:Lines/Grooves, Fingernails:Brittle, Forgetfulness, Gastro-disturbances, Gastric Ulcers, Giant Cell Formation, Gingivitis, Glaucoma, Goitre, Growth Disturbances, Headache, Hearing Loss, Heart Disorders, Heart Failure, Heart Palpitations, Hepatitis, Hemorrhage, Hives, Hoarseness, Hyperparathyroidism, Hypertension, Hypoplasia, Immunosuppression, Impotence, Incoherence, Infertility, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Inner Ear Disorders, Irritability, Joint Pains, Kidney Failure, Lack of Energy, Lack of Co-ordination, Loss of Appetite, Loss of Consciousness, Loss of IQ, Loss of Spermatogenesis, Low Birth Weight, Lung Cancer, Lupus, Magnesium Deficiency, Memory Loss, Mental Confusion, Migraine, Monisiliasis (Candidasis), More fluorosis/high altitudes, More hypothyroidism/high altitudes, Mouth Sores, Myalgia (Muscle Pain), Myotrophy (Muscle wasting), Multiple Sclerosis, Muscle Cramps, Muscle Stiffness, Muscle Weakness, Muscoskeletal Disease, Nausea, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Osteosarcoma, Optic Neuritis, Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Otosclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Pins & Needles, Polydipsia, Polyneuropathy, Polyurea, Pyelocystitis, Premature Delivery, Pruritis (Itchy Skin), Pulminary Edema, Recurring Colds, Respiratory Complications, Restlessness, Retinitis, Rhinitis, Schizophrenia, Sceroderma, Skin Pigmentation, Secondary teeth erupt later, Sensitive to light, Seizures, Shortness of Breath, SIDS, Sinus Infections, Skeletal Changes, Sleep Disorders, Slipped Epiphysis, Sluggishness, Skin Irritations, Spondylitis, ankylosing, Stillbirths, Swallowing Difficulties (Dysphagia), Swelling in Face (Angioedema), Telangiectasia, Testicular Growth/Alteration, Thirst, Thrombosis, Thyroid Cancer, Tinnitus, Tingling Sensations, Visual disturbances, Ulcerative Colitis, Urticaria (Hives), Uterine Bleeding, Uterine Cancer, Vaginal Bleeding, Vas Deferens Alterations, Vertigo, Vitiligo (white spots/skin), Weak Pulse, Weight Disturbances, Zinc Deficiency
These are symptoms of excess fluoride, and also symptoms of iodine deficiency. And now that I have looked over the list; most of them are also symptoms of copper deficiency, or possibly so. Those that I don’t see as copper deficiency, would be the following 3: Cholelithiasis (Gallstones), Coma, Diarrhea. This does not mean those conditions would not improve with copper.
Since copper appears to do so much more than this list, copper is probably more important than iodine.
What else does fluoride do? It wrecks the nerves and the intelligence.
The people suing the EPA over fluoride claim there are “over 180 studies demonstrating fluoride’s neurotoxicity.”
While iodine’s effectiveness in increasing intelligence is now proven publically in multiple ways, the same cannot yet be said for copper. Or maybe it has been said, but I have not yet found it.
At most, we can say that copper helps to detox fluoride, and copper helps the nerves in at least 15 different ways. Presumably, with less fluoride, and with better nerves, copper could boost intelligence as much, if not more, than iodine. I feel a boost. A few others who have taken copper on based on my research report the same. Insights come easier. Tolerance for abuse is far less. The mood is increased. Positive feelings increase. Thinking is faster. Reflexes are better.
Fluoride in tap water, not copper, causes kidney and liver problems:
“Fluoride may diminish kidney and liver function in adolescents
Date: August 8, 2019″
“This study’s findings, combined with previous studies of childhood exposure to higher fluoride levels, show there is a dose-dependent relationship between fluoride and indicators of kidney and liver function.”
Entirely different researchers, 2007:
Dose-effect relationship between drinking water fluoride levels and damage to liver and kidney functions in children
These findings are important. Often copper is blamed for causing kidney and liver problems. Shouldn’t we rightly put more blame on the toxin fluoride, than the nutrient copper?
Maybe copper is only to blame if and when fluoride carried copper into the body, from tap water, and copper is only a marker for high body fluoride?
Maybe taking extremely high doses of copper, such as 20,000 mg, cause too much fluoride to be processed in the liver, and excreted in the kidney too quickly?
Boron and iodine also detox fluoride. I have read on a boron forum, that 2 people complained of kidney pain after taking 1/4 teaspoon borax (100 mg boron) in a liter of water. I asked a kidney specialist about this; is it the rapid fluoride detox, rather than the boron? She agreed with me. She said boron does not cause kidney problems, because it is good for the kidneys, it cleans them out.