MPS copper magnetic bracelets are plated with lacquer to protect the products from oxidation (rust) before purchasing. This layer is designed to be rubbed off with time, to allow the copper to come in contact with the skin.
Copper is an essential mineral to the human body. Copper is a metal with a reddish-orange colour. The use of copper dates back over 13,000 years. Pure copper is very soft and malleable and for use in jewellery, and it is essential to add small quantities of other metals, such as brass and bronze. For this reason, commercially pure copper is not defined as 100% pure, and 99.3% is sufficient to define it that pure copper status.
When copper oxidized (rusted, in plain English), a beautiful green patina covers the piece.
The human body uses copper for building of the bones, nervous system, joints and, regulating the circulatory system. The human body may sometimes experience copper deficiency - which can be caused by a diet that lacks foods containing copper (such as shellfish, certain nuts, chocolate, liver, or red wine) or even from ingesting high doses of vitamin C or zinc, both of which can block the absorption of copper.
As small amount of copper can be absorbed through the skin, and most people can take in as much copper as their body needs and block any excess, wearing copper bracelets and bangles is the ideal the ideal solution for copper deficiency.