Our bodies require a multitude of vitamins and minerals in order to grow, function properly, stay healthy and youthful…and these minerals and vitamins also help reduce visible aging in terms of wrinkles….but what happens when we over dose on certain minerals? It derails the delicate balance of our body and it’s working mechanisms. Knocking your body off balance, even if only slightly, can have long term effects…that may not be worth the short term effects of firmer, younger looking skin….
According to the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (Summer 2013 Good Medicine P15), they would like to ban multivitamins containing iron or copper. “In research studies, ingestion of copper and iron in even slightly elevated quantities is associated with increased risk of cognitive problems….Given that nearly half of Americans develop Alzheimer’s disease by age 85, we need to urge consumers to err on the side of caution.”
The trace amounts of copper and iron that our body needs for health is obtained through eating healthy fruit and vegetables….too much is a bad thing…and too much ‘free’ (non peptide bound) copper can increase the oxidation promoting release of iron….and this oxidation is a bad thing relative to Alzheimer’s.
Copper (safely attached to peptides) are required in the body to synthesize collagen – and medically it has been used to increase the speed of wound healing in severe cases….and it is unlikely that ‘free’ copper absorbed through supplements will increase collagen development in your skin.
Other (safer) ways of increasing collagen and elastin development in the skin can be achieved through esterized Vitamin C like C + Renew Serum, or stem cell activating Cell youth Actif. Always wear a mineral sunscreen to protect your collagen and elastin from the damaging rays from the sun.
You need all the vitamins and minerals that Mother Nature gives us in fruit and vegetables….so eat 5 fruit servings and 5 vegetable servings every day! This must be the 1 millionth time I have stated this in my blog… Yes, fast food/junk food/processed food is cheap and easy….and there lies your clue…cheap and easy means non nutritional and unhealthy…unless you really insist on believing the marketing BS from the fast food/junk food/processed food marketing people who work for large corporations. If they believe their own BS – well then let them eat it! You must eat fruit (make a non-dairy fruit smoothie in the A.M.) and eat vegetables (raw vegetables are best, so try juicing them in the P.M.)…and throw in some nuts and grains….but please make them organic….and not any GMO stuff! Check out this video on GMO if you’re not sure what I mean….and here is a video that discusses the term organic….
For a list of some common multivitamins that provide overdoses of copper and iron, as well as the names of some that don’t, see this article at PCRM.org.
The information provided here is not meant to diagnose or cure any medical conditions. Please see your doctor or a trained medical professional should you have any concerns.