17 ways Copper Heals the Gut

1. Copper is an astringent, meaning it tightens pores. So it fixes leaky gut.

2. Copper is anti inflammatory, reducing inflammation of the gut lining.

3. Copper stops ulcers and bleeding, increasing clotting factors, as well as increasing red blood cells, which are also clotting factors themselves, good for stopping bleeding from ulcers.

4. Copper helps make at least five or more different antihistamines: antihistaminease (DAO), ceruloplasmin, and adrenaline (epinephrine) (which is used in Epi pens for allergic reactions), superoxide dismutase (SOD) and catalase. I also suspect metallothioneins will eventually be recognized as antihistamines, because they assist detox so well and actually remove the toxins that are responsible for histamine release. Copper thus is key in helping to overcome all sorts of food allergies, thus, vastly improving digestion.

5. Copper helps make collagen, strengthening skin. The gut lining is our “inside skin”.

6. Copper boosts hormone production, specifically DHEA, which is converted to testosterone. Testosterone is known for building muscle, which it does through speeding healing.

7. Copper is known as a “wound healer” along with zinc and Vitamin C, other wound healers. All three are needed for collagen production.

8. Copper detoxes many toxins that slow wound healing and destroy all kinds of metabolic processes.

9. Copper increases blood circulation by clearing out calcium and cholesterol both of which hinder circulation. Copper increases circulation in many other ways, such as improving the strength of blood vessels through increased collagen, and helping the body to grow new capilaries as needed. With a better blood supply, the gut heals faster.

10. Copper is released in bile, a main digestive aide released by the liver to digest fats.

11. Copper helps the body digest and utilize foods for energy.

12. Copper helps the body convert oxygen into ATP for energy. A body with more energy is better able to heal the gut, engage in muscle contractions like peristalsis, and energy intensive manufacture of digestive acids like HCL.

13. Copper fixes constipation through helping increase muscle contractions of the gut lining, and as acting as a water attracting electrolyte, as copper is excreted through the bile and ultimately through the gut and feces. (Too much copper can create watery stools like too much magnesium and too much salt.)

14. Copper helps the body retain magnesium and salt, which improve hydration, which is crucial to healing stomach ulcers and the lining of the gut, and which also improve constipation. Copper is a historic cure both for internal ulcers, leg ulcers, and other open wounds like battle wounds.

15. Copper improves hydration by acting as an electrolyte, and increasing other electrolytes, and boosting collagen, which also improves hydration. An increase in collagen improves the strength of muscles such as those that line the gut, and muscles are 30% collagen.

16. Every Cell in the body, every tissue, every organ needs copper in a wide variety of ways. Copper strengthens cell walls, and the cell wall of the nucleus. Copper is needed by the mitochondria. Copper is needed for DNA repair and turning genes on that make many copper containing proteins and enzymes.

17. Copper kills parasites in the gut and intestines.

Many people report vastly improved digestion once starting on copper.