copper for grey hair

What is copper?

Copper (Cu) is an essential trace element in both humans and animals. The human body only contains approximately 100 mg of Cu, so it is required in small quantities. As a transition metal, it is a cofactor in many enzymatic reactions and in addition to its role in iron metabolism, it is also involved in many other biological processes, including antioxidant defence, neuropeptide synthesis and the immune function.

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Although copper deficiency is serious and relatively easy to diagnose, identifying borderline deficiency is somewhat more problematic. Copper deficiency in the diet can have lifelong adverse consequences. These consequences range from the premature appearance of grey hairs to damage to the cardiovascular system, bone malformation, altered cholesterol levels and even neurological and immunological abnormalities.

Although it is an essential micronutrient for humans, copper is a mineral that is toxic at high levels. However, toxicity resulting from an excess of copper-rich foods in the diet or from nutritional supplements is not considered to be a widespread health problem. This is probably due to the homeostatic mechanisms that control the absorption and excretion of copper.

In this article we focus on the importance of maintaining the levels of copper in the body to prevent the premature appearance of grey hairs, limit the greying process and, in some cases, turn the colour of grey hairs back to their natural colour.

Functions of copper against greying hair

Our body needs minerals to perform various vital functions, such as bone formation and hormone production. A varied, balanced diet is the best way to obtain these nutrients.

Copper is a vital component of melanin, the natural dark pigment that gives the skin, hair and eyes their colour. Melanin can only be produced by melanocytes in the presence of the enzyme tyrosinase, and it is precisely copper that catalyses this enzymatic reaction. Taking supplements that contain this mineral is therefore a very effective way of helping protect against greying hair.

As it plays a role in the formation of melanin, the pigment that gives the hair its colour, it has been shown on several occasions how copper levels affect the premature appearance of grey hairs. A piece of research published in the journal Biological Trace Element Research in 2012, showed the link between a deficiency of this mineral and greying hair.

How to maintain adequate levels of copper to delay greying hair

After numerous studies, it is now known that copper increases the levels of melanin and collagen in the body, both essential substances for stimulating the production of this dark pigment whose function is to delay the appearance of grey hairs.


Click here to see a video of the influence of this mineral on hair pigmentation.

Copper is found in various foods such as meat, seafood, pulses and certain nuts and seeds. A diet that includes foods rich in this mineral helps to increase the levels of melanin and collagen in the body and thus slow down the appearance of grey hairs. However, it is not always easy to maintain a balanced intake of such foods, so it is highly recommendable to take nutritional supplements to compensate for a deficiency of this important metal.

REDENHAIR ANTI GREY HAIR tablets are the most suitable solution: they contain a combination of catalase, copper and a number of vitamins and antioxidant and regenerative extracts that promote the process of hydrogen peroxide decomposition in the hair follicles, leading to a correct balance of catalase in the hair shaft and turning grey hairs back to their original colour.

With just two capsules a day you will start to combat the appearance of grey hair and recover your original hair colour. Starting a treatment with these innovative REDENHAIR ANTI GREY HAIR capsules will prevent you from losing your natural hair colour, while at the same time preventing the appearance of new grey hairs. Forget about regularly colouring your hair with dyes that can cause allergies and start a treatment with REDENHAIR ANTI GREY HAIR to achieve an effective, healthy, long-lasting solution for your hair.

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