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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.
Animal studies suggest that oral copper supplements reduce the development and progression of arthritis. Many people with arthritis apply copper solutions to their skin or wear copper bracelets in hopes of relieving pain and inflammation. Reports of success are mixed. Sweat can interfere with how well the topical copper solutions and bracelets work, from UMM.
"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.