“Find a penny, pick it up, then all day you’ll have good
The full copper penny may be gone from the US money supply,
but the value of copper is no less valuable in the food supply (and, for some, their luck)! Executive Chiropractic of Iowa
reports new information on just how valuable copper is to the status of bone
and cartilage as well as overall health status. Our West Des Moines
chiropractic care patients may well want to check their copper intake to be sure it’s
enough…or even if it’s too much!
The skeleton and its
bone and cartilage need just the right amount of nutrients to be strong and
supportive. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa reads a lot about Vitamin D and calcium for bone nutrition while
the other nutrients like copper, iron and selenium seem neglected. Being
low in copper, for example, hampers collagen fibril crosslinking or the bonding
of fibers that make the cartilage and bone solid. (1) A celiac patient tried all sorts of
approaches to find health – gluten-free diet, vitamin B12, iron, folic acid.
They didn’t work. Discovering a copper deficiency and addressing that did. (2) Post menopausal women with
osteoporosis and osteopenia and low bone
density have significantly lower level s of copper and zinc as well as
magnesium. Such a mineral deficiency is
important to address for their bone health. (3) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa certainly
recommends a balanced diet and supplementation when necessary.
On the other end of the spectrum, getting too much copper
may affect health status, too. To document these variations, a study of kids
(0-14 years old) notes significant seasonal variation in blood levels of copper
(except in infants). As an aside, which season is highest for copper levels?
Spring. Lowest? Autumn. (4)
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa thought these were neat little tidbits of info for our
West Des Moines chiropractic patients!
Your West Des Moines chiropractor included, we all know
that too much or too little of a good thing may be bad. Same is the case with
copper though it’s not likely as common an occurrence. Researchers uncovered a
copper deficiency and zinc excess in a patient with cervical spine myelopathy.
She had normal vitamin B12 levels but ate oysters daily for 5 years which may
well have led to the excess zinc in the system which affects copper levels! (5)
Goodness. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is always amazed at how one thing affects another
when we least expect it. A good life and good health is all a matter of
Contact Executive Chiropractic of Iowa today to balance your life, your
health, and your spine. West Des Moines chiropractic patients will certainly
find good luck (if you believe in such a thing) at Executive Chiropractic of Iowa!