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Benefits of Copper and Zinc, Combined

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Both Zinc and Copper are considered to be essential nutrients that are needed in order to sustain the overall function and health of the human body. Both of these metal compounds can be found as naturally occurring substances in our water and food.

Function and Benefits of Copper

Copper contributes to the overall healthy functioning of the human body. It accounts for the metabolism of carbs, and it is also responsible for correct enzyme functioning. It can be found in the kidneys, brain tissue, the heart, skeletal muscle, the liver, and in our hair. Copper benefits:

  • Cognitive functioning
  • Collagen formation
  • Iron absorption
  • Energy production

There are many different types of foods that contain copper, such as:

  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Beans
  • Tofu
  • Avocado
  • Mushrooms
  • Cashews
  • Hummus
  • Walnuts

Function and Benefits of Zinc

Zinc is one of the most essential trace elements that is linked to the correct functioning of over three hundred different bodily enzymes and more than one thousand alternative protein types needed for the protection of your DNA. More benefits include:

  • Cell Signalling
  • Enzyme Functions
  • Coding of DNA
  • Apoptosis
  • A range of physiological processes
  • Growth and development
  • Cognitive functioning
  • Regulating the immune system

There are many different types of foods that contain zinc, such as:

  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Baked Beans
  • Tempeh
  • Lentils
  • Chickpeas
  • Wheatgerm
  • Tofu
  • Sunflower Seeds

Benefits of Zinc and Copper Combined

Both Copper and Zinc compete in an antagonistic manner in order to correctly regulate the many bodily physiological pathways. The intake of one of these elements causes the other element to decrease in your body. Having a harmonized balance of both Zinc and Copper is essential for good health, both physically and mentally.

When the right balance is attained, Zinc helps control the excess Copper in the body, whether from supplements of various foods.  

All Vasanti Health Tamba products have Zinc included with the Copper- to create balance and make the water suitable for safe and healthy consumption.