Copper has been used for its medicinal qualities by almost every civilization since it's first recording by the Ancient Egyptian in the Papyrus Papers over 4000 years ago. However, it is only since the 1960's that modern medicine has investigated into the healing properties of this unique metal.
Copper is one of the most important metals in the human body. Like all other metals such as iron, magnesium and zinc, the body needs them to function. However, like all of these other metal elements it cannot be produced by the body and therefore needs to be obtained by some other method.
There was a time when our copper intake was adequate. This was obtained through the food we ate. However, with today's intensive agricultural practices and food processing (which removes much of the food's nutritional value), this is no longer the case.
Today, as more information becomes available, alternative health care and home remedies are gaining popularity. Health publications include copper bracelets as a home remedy to possibly ease the pain from arthritis in some people who seem to get an insufficient amount of copper from their food.
There is ever increasing evidence that Sabona copper complexes have anti-inflammatory properties, and it is this characteristic that is of interest, and benefit to people who suffer from aches and pains. In the opinion of Professor John Sorenson, Professor of Chemistry who has researched copper for over 30 years, there is benefit to wearing a Sabona Copper Bracelet.
How does a Sabona Copper Bracelet actually work?
The Sabona copper dissolves from the bracelets when reacting with the skins moisture (perspiration), leaving a green/black mark on the skin. However, this is a good sign that indicates that copper deposits have transferred from the Sabona Bracelet and settled on the surface of the skin (if excessive, this can easily be removed with soap and water). This copper is then utilized by the body. There is a strong indication through years of research that copper has anti-inflammatory properties, and it is this characteristic that is of interest to all who suffer from aches and pains.
How long should I wear the bracelet? Can I shower with it?
To obtain the greatest effect, wear the Sabona Copper Bracelet constantly. Wearers report that the products provide them the most benefit when worn all the time, even at night or in the shower or bath. We do however recommend that the Sabona Copper Bracelets be replaced every 18 months to 2 years, due to the fact that the copper content is being diminished every time you wear it.
How do I care for my Sabona Copper Bracelet ?
It is important to clean the inside of the copper bracelet to prevent a build up of dirt and grime, which may cause skin irritation/rash if it blocks the pores of the skin, we recommend weekly cleaning. It is best to use a recommended Cleaning Cloth or soft scourer to gently remove any build up. You should not use a scourer on the outside of the bracelet as it may ruin its finish.
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