JUNE 21, 2019
If you haven’t noticed, we really can’t seem to get enough copper, especially when it comes to fitness.
With its wide range of benefits, copper has been used in the health, wellness, and beauty space(s) for years.
But your body -- though incredibly beautiful and strong -- does not produce copper naturally.
There are a variety of ways to integrate copper into your body, and the best and most healthy way is from external sources. Copper can be found in many foods that you eat, including beans, nuts and seeds, seafood, leafy greens, whole grains, avocados, and cocoa.
And, turns out, infusing (incredibly stylish) athletic apparel with copper is another highly proactive way to receive even more positive benefits.
From the improved appearance of skin (yay!) to a speedy recovery in between intense sessions (tell me more!), and countless other benefits, here are three reasons why we love copper-infused workout clothing:
1. IMPROVED SKIN APPEARANCE
Is it just us, or does it feel like we’re continually searching for ways to improve our skin? With harsh chemicals in the environment and those cheap drug-store products, we need every extra benefit we can get our hands on!
Skin is the biggest organ on/in our bodies, often covered by clothing. Infusing copper into our workout gear means the areas skin it touches can get some extra TLC.
Copper is a component of melanin, which provides pigment and sun protection to your skin. It also stimulates collagen production, which improves skin elasticity, so your body looks firmer and tighter.
But wait, there’s more! Copper also aids in the production of new cells, replenishing the top layer of your skin to produce a smooth and clear appearance. So you can say “buh-bye” to cellulite and stretch marks!
2. QUICK RECOVERY
Performance is critical for us, and we’re firm believers in breaking a sweat daily! We’re also firm believers in infusing copper into our work gear while we sweat for some internal goodness.
Your body stores the copper it gets from external sources in your bones and muscles, which reduces any sort of fatigue and soreness you have the day after an intense workout. It acts as a natural anti-inflammatory that provides relief from those aches and pains. It also has bone and immune system strengthening properties!
Who needs a “day off” when copper is there to get you back into the gym ASAP?!
3. SWEAT MORE
You might work up a sweat at various times: a long run, sunny summer afternoon, or an important job interview, to name a few. Whether it’s refreshing or unplanned, sweating leads to many incredible health benefits!
Some of those benefits are boosted endorphins, lowers stress hormones, body detoxing, and healthy organ function.
Add copper into the mix (or into your clothing) and watch your body temperature increase faster and higher than it would without copper. You’ll sweat up to 5x more than you usually would, gaining all those benefits, if not more.
So what are you waiting for? Get out on that run, or hit the gym with your copper-infused gear and start sweating!