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Zinc + Copper - Better Together
Separately, zinc and copper have hundreds (if not thousands) of essential roles supporting your physical and mental performance — including...
- Supporting your cardiovascular system and maintaining your blood lipid levels
- Playing an important role in your brain and body’s stress response — supporting your mood
- Keeping your immune system strong
- Converting amino acids into usable cellular energy — supporting physical performance
- Helping to promote normal testosterone and estrogen levels
- Signaling apoptosis which normally regulates cells based on age, condition, or cell health
- Fortifying your cell membranes to reduce oxidative damage
- Playing an integral role in maintaining prostate health
And taken together, these two key minerals become even more powerful:
Bulletproof™ Zinc with Copper combines both essential trace elements in amounts proven in the latest scientific studies because together they develop a crucial antioxidant enzyme called copper-zinc superoxide dismutase (CuZnSOD).
Don’t worry about pronouncing it — just know that this unique product of combining zinc and copper is one of your body’s primary internal defense mechanisms against oxidative stress.
Additionally, maintaining proper levels of both zinc and copper in your system can be a delicate balance — for example, you can actually deplete your copper levels by taking zinc on its own. So, consuming both micronutrients together, in scientifically studied amounts, can help ensure you’re getting the maximum benefit without accidentally ending up with too much of one or the other.
Does Modern Food Have Enough?
A full rundown of zinc and copper benefits would fill up a small book — with vital roles in everything from cardiovascular function, to hormone production, to keeping your immune system strong. In fact, zinc alone is responsible for over 300 enzymatic reactions in your body.
But even though both zinc and copper occur naturally in vegetables, fruits and meats…chances are you’re not getting enough — even if you’re following the Bulletproof Diet.
After all, nutrient depletion in modern soil is steadily driving down the vitamins and minerals you’re getting bite-for-bite compared to the produce your parents and grandparents ate (even if you buy organic). And not just a little bit — compared to a generation or two ago, copper levels in contemporary foods are as much as 75% lower than they used to be.
Meanwhile, because your body doesn’t store zinc, it needs to be replenished daily...
While the best pound-for-pound food source for zinc is oysters, you’re probably not throwing back enough oysters on the half-shell each day to make a difference, even if you like them. What about other food sources for zinc? Red meat, nuts, legumes, and whole-grains also contain zinc, but in markedly lower amounts. And you may want to avoid consuming too many nuts, legumes, and whole-grains daily for other reasons, like their high levels of phytates and other “anti-nutrients,” which can suppress zinc absorption from your diet.
The takeaway? Even if you have plates piled with fresh-grown veggies washed down with platters of Oysters Rockefeller daily, supplementing with extra zinc and copper is likely one of the easiest “quick win” upgrades you can add to your diet.
Ingredients and How to Use
Take one capsule daily with a meal to support mood, immune function, and energy.
Amount Per Serving (1 Vegetable Capsule):
- Zinc Orotate – 15mg
- Copper Orotate – 2mg
Rice bran extract, modified cellulose (vegetable capsule), rice hull.
Note: Zinc on an empty stomach may cause mild stomach upset in some people. If this happens it is okay to take with a meal, but try to avoid taking with foods/supplements containing iron, calcium, and phytates because they reduce bioavailability and absorption of zinc.
This Is Your Edge
Bulletproof™ supplements are backed by the most cutting-edge research, science, and technology to kick performance into overdrive. Sourced from the best, most bioavailable ingredients possibleall Bulletproof supplements are 100% non-GMO, soy, and gluten-free, with no artificial colors, added preservatives, or any other junk. They undergo strict lab testing to ensure they meet the rigorous quality standards of the Bulletproof Process™, ensuring purity and potency. So you can focus on being more awesome, in every way.