Microblog: Bioavailable Copper
Watch the clip here.
Watch the full interview here.
As @nutritiondetective and I discuss, some people are really into bioavailable copper lately.
🩸I’ve done hundreds of hair mineral tests and bloodwork. Only about 5% may need copper supplementation. (Or they can eat oysters!)
⚠️Copper is used as an IUD to stop pregnancies.
⚠️We also have too much copper in our water supply.
🌱Yes, one of the number one organic pesticides used on plant-based foods is copper.
⚠️We also use copper pipes and copper wiring in homes.
💊I recommend minerals for some of my clients (when deficient and for temporary) and we recommend the formula that says “copper and iron free.”
❓(If supplementing iron and copper was safe, why are there formulas without them?)
⚠️The notion for more copper is concerning as the signs of excess copper are much common than deficiencies.
🚨COPPER TOXICITY SYMPTOMS
Brown ring-shaped markings in eyes (Kayser-Fleisher rings)
Overly excited or overwhelmed
Sudden changes in mood
Trouble paying attention
Unusually sad or depressed
Vomiting (sometimes blood in vomit)
Worsening anxiety or irritability
Yellowing skin (jaundice)
🩸Copper IUD toxicity is very real. One study showed that you can lose up to 50 percent more blood during your period when using a copper IUD, causing risks of anemia. Other studies showed excess copper in the blood. (Source, Source, Source)
💡The best way to stop copper toxicity is by supplementing zinc, vitamin B6 and reducing copper exposure. Always work with an experienced practitioner.
Read more: https://www.nutritionwithjudy.com/dont-eat-just-beef/
📺 Full interview on YouTube with Dr. Smith: https://youtu.be/iix5vSYu8Gg
🎙Full interview on podcast: https://nutritionwithjudy.buzzsprout.com/1848795/10945254-vitamin-a-and-copper-toxicity-opposing-thoughts-on-dietary-interventions-dr-garrett-smith