2. Fight Arthritis
One of the more devastating conditions that can take hold as we age is arthritis, a condition that affects the bones and joints and can make performing simple, everyday tasks — like cooking, cleaning, or even reading a book — very painful. That’s why many arthritis sufferers turn to powerful medications designed to alleviate pain but may not be able to actually help fight the condition itself.
Copper, meanwhile, may be able to help prevent arthritis from taking hold. If not, it could help alleviate the symptoms of arthritis. This is because copper plays an important part in building and maintaining healthy connective tissues, or those that link bones and joints together. Stronger connective tissues can take pressure off the joints, potentially alleviating many of the symptoms associated with arthritis.