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Copper Bracelets For Arthritis - Copper Products - Copper Jewelry

Copper bracelets for arthritis pain relief is an old folk remedy. It is believed that copper is absorbed by the skin to relieve joint pain. The concept of copper absorption is mostly anecdotal and remains controversial. Most choose and use copper jewelry for fashion not function.
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What Is Tommie Copper?
Tommie Copper is a brand of compression apparel that is infused with copper.

Copper in diet
Copper is an essential trace mineral present in all body tissues. Copper, along with iron, helps in the formation of red blood cells. It also helps in keeping the blood vessels, nerves, immune system, and bones healthy.

"Balance Bracelet" Claims Challenged
According to the FTC, clinical testing has found that ionized bracelets, such as the Balance Bracelet, are no more effective at relieving muscular and joint pain than placebo (non-ionized) bracelets, from ConsumerAffairs.

Quackwatch: Magnetic Copper Bracelet
The product appears to be an attempt to exploit widespread hopes that copper bracelets and magnets are effective against arthritis pain.

A Straight Dope Classic: Do copper bracelets ease pain?
Although people selling the bracelets don't explicitly tell you how they are supposed to help, they do hint that they will relieve symptoms of arthritis or common aches and pains.

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