Copper is our oldest ore and occurs in pure form. Early Mesopotamians, Egyptians, and Native Americans prized the metal for its aesthetics, versatility, use in spiritual ceremonies, as well as for medical procedures.
Copper is an essential mineral that benefits bone, nerve, and skeletal health. Wearing copper jewelry has the benefit of slow copper absorption. It has been claimed that headache pain, arthritis, joint pain, and other deficiencies can be effectively treated with the aid of copper jewelry.
Over 85% of mined copper throughout history is STILL in circulation today. Copper can infinitely be recycled without any loss of its original mined quality.
Recycling copper saves energy, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, extends the life of natural resources and saves valuable land from being used for landfills.
How does it work? Copper ions are released when microbes, (transferred by touching, sneezing), land on the copper surface. The ions prevent cell respiration by punching holes in the bacterial cell membrane, disrupting the viral coat, and destroying the DNA and RNA inside. This latter property is important as it means that no mutation can occur – preventing the microbe from developing resistance to copper.