Supplements We Avoid

This article is Chapter 6 of the book: “The Copper Revolution: Quick Start Guide and Companion Journal”

  1. Iron
  2. Calcium
  3. Manganese
  4. Vitamin A
  5. Vitamin D
  6. Vitamin B6
  7. Vitamin B9
  8. Excessive zinc blocks copper
  9. Excessive Niacin blocks copper
  10. Excessive Vitamin C blocks copper
  11. Excessive Magnesium
  12. Salt in the form of sodium chloride,
  13. MMS or chlorine dioxide,
  14. colloidal silver,
  15. cobalt,
  16. indium,
  17. lithium,
  18. fluoride,
  19. activated charcoal,
  20. fulvic acid,
  21. shalajit,
  22. zeolites
  23. Ashwagandha
  24. Any hormones, thyroid hormones, melatonin, Vitamin D, progesterone
  25. Sodium Chloride

Magnesium — in excess, can cause problems at a lower upper limit, if on high dose copper and high dose boron, both of which help retain magnesium. We also avoid calcium and Vitamin D which cause magnesium wasting. We take zinc, which aids magnesium absorption. So we are doing 5 other things that tend to raise magnesium, and therefore, we need less, such as 0-100 mg.

These are all potentially toxic, or problematic minerals and vitamins. Furthermore, most of those are the ones most promoted, and the ones that dominate the most popular pharma produced multi vitamin and minerals.

Here’s the list in more detail and just a bit of why to avoid each one.

Iron actually correlates with early death and a host of diseases, likely because it is a very strong antagonist and blocker of copper. It also bioaccumulates, and is difficult to detoxify from. Sulfur, copper and zinc do detox it, but only at very high doses.

Calcium actually weakens bones, because it blocks and overpowers magnesium and copper, both of which are needed to keep calcium in solution and out of soft tissues and into bones. Calcium alone can cause arthritis and soft tissue calcium deposits.

Manganese in high doses is a known neurotoxin.

Vitamin A in high doses causes hundreds of problems in the body. It might not be or qualify as a vitamin at all. There was no such thing as vitamin A deficiency in concentration camp victims, but the early Vitamin A deficiency studies were really Vitamin A toxicity studies. It also causes birth defects. It also blocks copper.

Vitamin D does not do what is claimed. It does not make strong bones, it makes them weaker. It does retain calcium in the body; but, it puts it into the soft tissues causing bone spurs, arthritis, calcified arteries, kidney stones, gallstones, and all manner of electrolyte problems. It also blocks copper.

Vitamin B6 is a neurotoxin, even at low levels, and has paralyzed people with doses as little as 120 mg. It also blocks copper. The UK set a tolerable upper limit of 10 mg! Many B complex vitamins have 50 to 100 mg!

Vitamin B9, folate, also causes several neuro problems.

Excessive zinc at or over the 15:1 ratio blocks copper and causes copper deficiency. Zinc denture cream causes severe neurodegenerative problems by blocking copper. We take zinc, but at a range of lower ratios, such as 1:1 or 2:1 zinc over copper.

Niacin at high doses, such as 1000 to 3000 mg blocks copper (when not taking copper) and causes many copper deficiency diseases, such as liver damage, neurodegeneration, diabetes, etc. Niacin at 1500 mg may even block copper at 30 mg/day doses!

Excessive Vitamin C, especially mega doses over 30 to 100 grams, or 30,000 to 100,000 mg, can block copper (when not taking copper), causing grey hair and bleeding. I have not yet experimented with very high Vitamin C while on high copper.

Copper and boron both reduce magnesium losses. Excess magnesium depletes copper and Vitamin B1, dilates the blood vessels, and causes “racing heart” due to reduced blood volume after the expansion and relaxation of the blood vessels. Too much also lowers blood pressure, and can also cause edema, or swelling of the tissues. However, if people get constipated, or low energy, or if they are detoxing hard while starting a new supplement, they might need more magnesium.

Activated Charcoal may block copper. It is made from charred bones, or wood.

Activated charcoal has a negative charge. Copper is positively charged. The point is to detox poisons. But you have to pick one, because these two will not likely work together. I’ve tried it. And I don’t think it does very much for me. The concept now bothers me. Burnt wood is not appealing to me as a food or supplement.

Fulvic acid, shalajit and zeolites are mixes of minerals, a bad mix. Mostly inert silica and toxic aluminum. Some say they all block copper, other say not. I would rather take specific and good minerals, not unknown and bad minerals. Fulvic is also expensive, overhyped, multi level marketed, scammy, worthless, ineffective, compared to many better alternatives. It does not do anything that we cant do with better, cleaner, cheaper, more effective alternative minerals. DE, copper, etc.

Ashwagandha can lower blood pressure and cause racing heart. Herbs are powerful, and not always good.

Sodium Chloride. Many health gurus advocate sodium chloride. The iodine doctors say chlorides help detox bromides on the high iodine protocol, but there are other sources of chlorides: potassium chloride. Sodium causes many health problems, dehydrating the cells, partly by depleting potassium.

I understand these are controversial topics. I understand that “for some people” these vitamins, minerals, and herbs, can appear to create some apparent short-term benefits. Many toxic substances cause short-term benefits; that’s why they are used. Alcohol, street drugs, and prescriptions all cause short-term benefits. Benefits alone do not prove these things are healthy, long-term, or in higher doses.

The medical establishment and controlled media often officially recognize the risks of many of these in high doses; especially iron and Vitamin A.

Further reading and studies:


Vitamin A
Vitamin D
Vitamin B6
Vitamin B9

Excessive zinc blocks copper
Excessive Niacin blocks copper
Excessive Vitamin C blocks copper