Copper Toxicity

Copper Toxicity

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Copper toxicity in the body will alter other mineral patterns, while reducing the body’s ability to detox heavy metals. Copper toxicity levels result in a wide variety of altered biological functions and health challenges. Copper is a cofactor in the synthesis of norepinephrine, which is a neurotransmitter associated with several mental illnesses.
Copper toxicity tends to lower dopamine levels and increase norepinephrine in the brain.

Why Is Balanced Copper Needed In The Body?

  • Copper is needed in the body and has important biological functions.
  • But too much  copper that is unbound becomes toxic and can result in the inability to produce energy, depletion of key minerals, the depletion of adequate adrenal, challenge immune system and decrease thryoid function.
  • Imbalances of these neurotransmitters have been associated with paranoid schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, postpartum depression, ADHD, autism and violent behaviors.
  • Most people with elevated copper exhibit low zinc and excessive oxidative stress.
  • Many people diagnosed with mental illness have an inborn tendency for elevated copper levels and this predisposes them to psychiatric disorders.
  • Nutrient therapies to normalize copper levels is effective in balancing dopamine and norepinephrine levels for these persons.

About Copper Toxicity

  • Copper toxicity occurs when high levels of copper are stored in various body tissues but have not yet been released to show up in the hair.
  • Someone with copper toxicity will have high copper showing up in the test.
  • A Vitamin C deficiency is very common as the copper level goes too high. This deficiency impairs serotonin production which then leads to insomnia.

Health Issues Related to Copper Toxicity
Below are the common health issues, physical symptoms and diagnoses that are often related to copper toxicity.

  1. Aching muscles or muscle cramps
  2. Acne including cystic acne
  3. ADD or ADHD
  4. Adverse reaction to vitamins & minerals
  5. Anger or rage
  6. Autism Spectrum Disorders
  7. Anxiety
  8. Arthritis
  9. Bipolar Disorder
  10. Birth Control Use – IUD at any age
  11. Birth Control Use – Pill Use at any age
  12. Calcium bone spurs
  13. Cancer
  14. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  15. Chocolate cravings
  16. Cold hands, and/or feet
  17. Constipation
  18. Cysts
  19. Depression
  20. Despair, suicidal feelings, hopelessness
  21. Dry skin
  22. Eating disorders: anorexia, bulimia, overeating
  23. Endometriosis
  24. Fatigue and exhaustion
  25. Fibromyalgia
  26. Gum disease
  27. Gut dysbiosis
  28. Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
  29. Headaches – including migraines
  30. Heart disease
  31. Heart palpitations
  32. Hormone Replacement Therapy
  33. Hypoglycemia
  34. Hypothyroid (slow thyroid function)
  35. Hyperthyroid (fast thryoid function)
  36. Infertility or difficulty conceiving
  37. Insomnia, interrupted sleep
  38. Low blood pressure
  39. Lyme Disease
  40. Mind is in a fog, brain fog
  41. Mind races
  42. Mood swings
  43. Mononucleosis
  44. Obsessive thoughts
  45. OCD – Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  46. Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
  47. Osteoporosis
  48. Osteopenia
  50. Panic attacks, free floating anxiety
  51. Paranoia
  52. Schizophrenia
  53. PMS – Premenstrual Syndrome including menstrual cramps
  54. Postpartum depression
  55. Problems with concentration and memory
  56. Racing heart, pounding heart
  57. Seizures
  58. Short attention span or “spaciness”
  59. Skin rashes
  60. Super sensitiveness, weeping
  61. Thyroid problems
  62. Tooth decay
  63. Yeast infection – candida
  64. Violent behavior

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