Last Updated on April 10, 2013 by Jimson Lee
This is Part 2 of a 3 part article. Part 1 can be found here.
Do you love Heavy Metals? No, I am not referring to the music bands.
I previously wrote about the big surge of sales for Titanium products, particularly bracelets and necklaces. I’ll feature magnets in an upcoming post, but one of the oldest remedies that include heavy metals is copper.
Yes, the same stuff you throw away in a large penny jar at home next to your car keys that never gets back into circulation.
Copper bracelets for arthritic pain relief is considered an old wives’ tale because it is believed copper is absorbed by the skin to relieve joint pain. Copper is an essential trace mineral present in all body tissues along with iron to help in the formation of red blood cells. It also helps in keeping the blood vessels, nerves, immune system, and bones healthy.
Thus, the need for copper in the biosynthesis and maintenance of bone and connective tissues is well established.
I never tried a copper bracelet, but I have tried a topical cream called PhysioBalm. At the time, my Achilles tendon injury were so advanced and so swollen, the cream did provide some temporary relief, but it sure didn’t cure the Achilles tendinitis.
The problem with Achilles injuries is the limited blood supply to the the tendons, let alone getting rich oxygenated blood to the affected area.
Why is copper so important?
It is because of the enzyme lysyl oxidase, a copper dependent enzyme, which mediates the final step in the synthesis of collagen. Collagen, as we all know, is a constituent of bone and connective tissue.
The cooling effect in PhysioBalm is served by the ingredients Camphor, Menthol, and Eucalyptus Oil, among others.
If you believe copper is beneficial to the body, then consider trying out the cream.
I do have one major Pet Peeve about the post-workout cream. Because it contains copper. it is aqua blue in color an it stained all my white socks blue-green on the inside! So if you can live with that, then consider giving it a try.
On the contrary, like ZMA, PhysioBalm is a product of SNAC and a subsidiary of BALCO which I don’t have to explain who they are unless you have been living under a rock since September 2003. Yes, they were part of a huge scandal, but they still make quality products like Proglycosyn.
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