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10 Things You Need to Know About Copper

The precious metal copper has been used in beauty for thousands of years, dating back to the Egyptians. Known as the ‘fountain of youth’, copper has been scientifically proven to combat aging and promote hair growth. Knowing copper’s ability to practically reset human genes, we at Copperhed have taken the most sophisticated copper technology to create products that facilitate healthy scalps, promote pigment production, hair growth, shine, and silkiness. Read below to learn important facts and the impressive benefits of copper.Copper metal

  1. Copper is essential for human nutrition. It is a critical mineral for blood cell transformation and also maintains nerve cells and the immune system. Copper assists the body’s absorption of both iron and collagen, resulting in energy production.
  2. Both too much or too little copper in the body can affect brain function. Too much copper can result in anemia, jaundice, and diarrhea. Copper deficiency and imbalance have been scientifically linked to Menkes and Alzheimer’s disease.
  3. Copper is an antibacterial agent. Copper alloy brass handles are common in public spaces because they prevent disease transmission.
  4. Copper is 100% recyclable metal. Close to 80% of mined copper is still in use. The Earth’s crust contains copious amounts of copper: concentrations of 50 parts per million.
  5. The use of copper dates back more than 10,000 years. It is known to be the first metal used by humans.
  6. Copper is a metallic element that can be found in both pure form and chemical compounds throughout the world. Copper is the 29th element on the periodic table, labeled with the element symbol of Cu. Derived from the Latin word cuprum, the name means “from the isle of Cyprus” a place well known for copper mines.
  7. Some of the most desirable properties of copper are its soft, ductile, and malleable characteristics. This makes copper an ideal conductor of electricity and heat.
  8. Copper oxidizes and then forms into copper oxide, also known as verdigris. Verdigris is a green color. The most famous example of this oxidation process is the Statue of Liberty. If copper did not oxidize, Lady Liberty would be reddish-orange, not green.
  9. Copper metal is used in the construction of marine equipment. This is because the copper metal is toxic to invertebrates and can control algae growth. Most ships have copper hulls to prevent the attachment of barnacles.
  10. Copper is paramount to industrial infrastructure. Coming in third behind iron and aluminum, copper is used in plumbing, construction, electronics, cookware, coins, and thousands of other products. 60% of all copper used is found in the wiring.

 

 

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