Both vitamins and minerals are
well known to be beneficial for the body when ingested given that they play a key
role in overall health and well-being. Vitamins are well known for their
co-enzymatic properties, and are mostly ingested through the food that we
Just as Vitamins
are essential for human existence so are Minerals. Minerals play a key role in overall health
and well-being. Unlike vitamins, not a single mineral can be synthesized within
the human body. Without minerals, vitamins could not be assimilated and many
enzymatic reactions could never take place without a mineral acting as a
co-factor. Minerals may be found in water as well as in many natural
foods. Minerals are constituents of
bones, teeth, muscle, blood, soft tissue, and nerve cells
Minerals can be divided into two
categories: major elements and micronutrients. The major elements typically
consist of calcium, phosphorous, silicon, magnesium, sodium, potassium,
chloride, and sulfur. The micronutrients consist of iron, copper, iodine,
manganese, zinc, fluorine, cobalt, chromium, molybdenum, and selenium.
Copper has a key
role as a cofactor in several oxidative enzymes, for this reason it is
essential in the absorption and utilization of iron. For the skin, copper is helpful in oxidizing
vitamin C and to
strengthen the bond between collagen and elastin. This allows the skin to remain strong and
supple. A lack of copper in the skin is
detrimental, causing it to become fragile and brittle. By adding copper to the
skin, the production of collagen and elastin can be enhanced allowing the skin
to regain its natural strength.
Copper is also an
essential cofactor for tyrosinase, the enzyme responsible in melanin’s biosynthetic pathway to catalyze
the conversion of tyrosine to dihydroxyphenilalanine (L-Dopa) and to
dopaquinone. Either directly from
dopaquinone or through several different intermediate steps, melanin is
formed. For this reason, adding copper
to the skin can also help achieve a more even, faster and healthier tan.
Copper is as
important to hair as it is to skin. It is key in the formation of disulfide
cross-linkages in keratinization, which contribute to hair strength reducing
breakage and promoting a healthy appearance.
FSS Bio-Chelate Copper consists of copper fermented with
Saccharomyces cerevisiae. The fermentation process enhances the
bioavailability of this mineral, and as a result copper can be more easily
assimilated by the body enhancing its benefits to both skin and hair.
FSS Bio-Chelate Copper was designed to deeply nourish and condition
the skin and hair to provide strong anti-aging benefits while promoting a
healthier and more revitalized complexion.
Suggested Use Levels:
Greenish Blue Powder
Solubility In Water:
Storage: Protected from direct light and humidity at a temperature
of 50°-77°F (10°-25°C)
Shelf life: 12 months, properly stored, in sealed container.
product should be added to a formulation at the recommended usage rate.