The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated copper as an antibacterial metal that suppresses infections such as E. coli, in-hospital infections, pneumonia, and allergies. The copper component is one of a group of metal elements essential for maintaining human life, containing about 1.4-2.1mg per 1kg of body weight, and is essential for normal metabolism and gene expression processes. However, because the body is unable to synthesize copper, the essential amount must be provided through diet. Deficiency of copper can lead to symptoms such as anemia, osteoporosis, low white blood cell count, immunity deficiency, and high cholesterol levels.
Even a very long time ago, copper was recognized as a useful mineral for the human body, and it was applied as a cosmetic in Egypt. However, until the beginning of the 20th century, people didn’t find the full effects, and the discovery of copper peptide (GHK-Cu) helped the rapid development of science. Currently, copper is widely used in medical or medical facilities, cosmetics, and sports clothes.
Copper has a beneficial effect on the human body in many ways, including far infrared emission, UV protection, and anti-aging. But among them, antibacterial and antiseptic functions may be the biggest advantage of copper. Thanks to its antibacterial properties, copper does not cause a sensitive reaction to human skin and the risk of side effects is very low.
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By Sue Kim
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