Copper Toxicity and Chronic Infections

Copper Toxicity and Chronic Infections

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Low zinc and high copper levels in a hair test as well as other mineral imbalances as well as the presence of other heavy metals, can result in chronic infections.

Copper and Zinc Ratios and  Chronic Infections
The balance between copper and zinc as indicated in a hair tissue mineral analysis (HTMA) test is important in order for the body to effectively fight infections.  Chronic infections when  copper levels increase and subsequently lower zinc levels significantly.  This makes a person more prone to recurring or chronic infections. When someone is under increased levels of stress, zinc is further reduced in the body.  People who exercise, athletes, those who lift weights or are heavily involved in competitive sports will require much higher levels of zinc in order to balance their copper levels.  Zinc is needed in adequate amounts for combating ongoing stress. The higher the stress, including intense physical exercise, the higher amounts zinc are needed to support the adrenal glands.  When copper levels are out of range, and zinc is reduced, the result is a much higher risk of developing chronic infections in the body. 

Chronic Infections Connected with Copper Toxicity Include:

  • Candida and yeast overgrowth
  • Epstein Barr Virus (EBV)
  • Lyme Disease
  • Mononucleosis (Mono)
  • Parasites
  • Staph infections including recurring ones
  • Strep throat infections including recurring ones