In our grandmothers day you would receive a copper bracelet as a rite of passage When you reached a certain age. This was no accident. Copper is needed by the body as a mineral in the same way we need vitamins and minerals for their reasons. Copper is required in our bodies to help with so many different reasons listed below - and not all of them are due to old age - and remember a lot of these things are felt by young and old alike; * Anti-inflammatory, analgesic effects * Anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal effects * Strengthens the immune system * Prevents osteoporosis * Prevents hair loss * Relieves rheumatic and arthritic pain * Normalises cholesterol * Strengthens the capillary blood vessels * Relieves muscle and vein spasms * Repels electro smog * Helps to prevent diabetes * Stabilizes blood pressure fluctuations * It is a good thermal conductor * When wearing the copper bracelet, the copper rubs against the wrist, allowing the copper to pass into the bloodstream and bind to iron. The copper prevents the iron from being dispelled from the body. * Discoloration of the skin when in contact with copper indicates that the body is too acidic * It is very important to drink a lot of water! * Wear a copper anklet if you have oedema in the legs!!!