How Sovereign Copper Works
Copper is truly a mineral workhorse in the body. It serves as an essential cofactor in enzyme activity, which affects many biological processes that benefit the body from the inside out.
Specifically, copper binds to a variety of essential enzymes called cuproenzymes. These cuproenzymes play a critical role in a number of processes important to the development of joint and bone health; healthy hair, skin, and nails; cardiovascular and blood health; and energy and metabolism*.
For joint and bone health, copper works in several ways.
Without copper, your body cannot absorb iron – and both iron and copper are needed for the formation of healthy red blood cells. Of course, red blood cells optimize oxygen utilization and transport throughout the body, which supports strong bones. Copper is a cofactor in the formation of strong and flexible connective tissue, working synergistically to build collagen and elastin, resulting in healthy bone and cartilage structure, fascia, and ligaments.
When it comes to beauty – healthy hair, skin, and nails – copper again plays an important role in the formation of collagen, the principal protein in your skin.
Like mortar, it holds the collagen protein “bricks” together. It cross-links collagen with elastin, making your connective tissue strong and flexible, which is necessary for healthy skin. And copper stimulates the production of melanin, which is responsible for pigmentation of hair and skin.
Your cardiovascular system needs copper as well.
As mentioned, copper plays an important role in building connective tissue. This translates to your vascular system. Copper supports the construction and cross-linking of cardiac proteins resulting in soft, durable and flexible vasculature, a hallmark of cardiovascular health. Conversely, copper deficiency is associated with a number of cardiovascular health issues and damages.
The production of energy, the very source of life, requires copper at the cellular level.
Copper works with magnesium in the mitochondria to efficiently formulate ATP, the principal molecule for storing and transferring energy in the cells. This conserves energy and helps increase metabolism efficiency. Copper also helps to facilitate phase 1 liver detoxification.
As you can see, copper has a big impact on many significant areas of health!
Copper works as a cofactor in additional ways that deliver everyday health benefits, including anti-aging benefits with its antioxidant effects, immune system function, and the synthesis of important neurotransmitters, to name a few.