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copper watch band

A copper-plated watch band for transdermal copper delivery
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If you want to get copper through your skin, and you wear a wristwatch, this is the product for you. If you don't wear a wristwatch, you can start wearing one.

No funny looks from people who don't have a clue. It just looks like a design choice.

The copper-dependent enzyme, lysyl oxidase, is required for the maturation (cross-linking) of collagen. (http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/infocenter/ minerals/copper/) In other words, maintaining all of the major structural and elastic protein (collagen and elastin) of your body requires adequate copper (blood vessels, bones, tendons, everything).

Copper deficiency is not rare. One symptom of bad collagen synthesis is joint pain. Skin absorption is the best way to get copper.

DaveYost, Jul 13 2006

Copper Information http://www.vitamins...itamins/copper.html
It says transdermal copper apsorption evidence is inconclusive. [wittyhoosier, Jul 14 2006]

And if you're embarrassed about wearing a wristwatch... Copper_20Patch
(Not sure why you'd be embarrassed about wearing a copper bangle, but I guess it might leave a greenish tinge on your skin.) [DrCurry, Jul 14 2006]

copper watches are baked anyway http://www.rusticsp...oppersilverwatches/
[xandram, Jul 14 2006]

copper bracelets http://www.drleonar...154243&key=15119201
[xandram, Jul 14 2006]


       They have these - they are called "bangles"
DesertFox, Jul 14 2006

       thought this was going to be about a group of musicians who observed British police in action.....   

       //Skin absorption is the best way to get copper.// "Quick - call the police" - rubs phone against bare ear. Sorry for being such an irritating itch [DaveYost] - it's just my nature.
xenzag, Jul 14 2006

       Aha. But, watching "House" last night, I discovered that if your body retains copper, you will suffer from Wilson's Disease. Which sends you mad. Perhaps that could be a caveat on the packaging.
neuro, Jul 14 2006

       There are many copper medical bracelets for this purpose, also. I have about 8 different styles at home. I'll find a link for them.
xandram, Jul 14 2006


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