Diary of Unknown Symptoms

Mystery of the Internal Vibration

Entry for February 15, 2007

Woke up with a slight vibration…

More research suggested that high intakes of vitamin C can deplete copper within the body and I was taking around 2000 mg – 2500 mg daily for a couple of months. It was one of the only things that made me feel better and it now appears I was making things worse?

Factors Affecting Availability

Copper absorption is regulated by changes in the total body pool. The increase in absorptive efficiency observed when total body copper decreases is mediated by an intestinal copper-binding protein that is also involved with mucosal storage of zinc. Consequently, high dose zinc supplements (150 mcg/day) can dramatically contribute to copper deficiency by decreasing the amount of protein available to bind copper. High dose vitamin C supplements (1500 mg/day) may also decrease copper absorption because the reduced form of the mineral, which is increased in the presence of vitamin C, is less well-absorbed than the oxidized form.


February 16, 2007 - Posted by | Health | , ,

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