Hydrate: Benefits of Selenium and Copper

TruLabs Hydrate is the only electrolyte drink mix that contains selenium and copper.

Minor minerals have a maximum impact

If you spend your days working up a sweat, at the gym or on the job, you know you need to reach for a drink along the way. Not only do you lose fluids, but your body needs to replace the electrolytes you lose, minerals such as sodium, chloride, magnesium, calcium, and potassium.

A delicious drink of TruLabs HYDRATE will provide your body with complete hydration as its the only electrolyte drink on the market that includes 18 vitamins and minerals plus 503mg electrolytes. Also, TruLabs HYDRATE is the only hydration drink that includes the nutrients copper and selenium.

What does selenium do for me?

Selenium is a trace mineral, and even though you don’t need much, it is essential to stay healthy. Your body uses selenium to make thyroid hormones that control energy and metabolism and to build white blood cells that fight infection. It also plays a critical roles in reproduction and DNA synthesis.

Without enough selenium you might weaken your immune system or harm your thyroid function. Low selenium has been linked to mental decline or even death.

Scientific researchers have explored how low selenium levels could be related to cardiovascular disease, certain cancers, cognitive decline, and thyroid disease. So, along with boosting your immune system, selenium may enhance male fertility, and protect you against bladder, lung, colorectal, or prostate cancers.

Other research is examining the role selenium, copper, and zinc might play in boosting patients’ antioxidant levels and reducing the severity of symptoms of brain diseases like Alzheimer’s.

Hydrate is the only electrolyte drink mix that contains selenium and copper.

The recommended daily allowance of selenium is 55 mcg. for adults. A serving of TruLabs HYDRATE has 13 mcg.  (24% RDA). That’s the same amount of selenium you would find in a slice of whole-wheat bread, a cup of baked beans, or a cup of oatmeal.

How about copper?

Copper helps boost your energy, form connective tissue, and build strong blood vessels. It also helps maintain the nervous and immune systems and activates genes. Without copper, weak blood vessels could lead to heart disease and stroke.  

Your body can’t produce copper on its own, so you must get it from food or supplementation – 900 mcg. of copper a day is the recommended amount.

    TruLabs HYDRATE contains 0.1 mg of copper (100 mcg.), 11% of the RDA. That’s close to the amount found in 2 1/2 ounces of ground turkey (cooked), a bowl of cream of wheat cereal, or a cup of raw tomatoes.

    TruLabs Hydrate is the only electrolyte drink mix that contains selenium and copper.

    What does the research say?

    Medical researchers are studying how copper levels affect osteoporosis (bone loss), connective tissue disorders, Alzheimer’s disease, blood pressure, cholesterol, and cardiovascular diseases. 

    Though copper deficiencies are rare in the U.S., they can cause extreme fatigue, changes in skin tone, are weak and brittle bones, loss of balance and coordination, and increased risk of infection.

    There is still so much that we don’t fully understand about human biology and how it works. By making sure we give our bodies the right vitamins and minerals through a superior hydration supplement like TruLabs HYDRATE, we’ll support our ability to grow, get healthy and stay fit.


    • https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Selenium-Consumer/
    • https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Copper-Consumer/
    • https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/242381#1
    • https://www.nutritioninsight.com/news/zinc-copper-and-selenium-could-aid-alzheimers-symptoms-say-researchers.html
    • https://health.usnews.com/health-news/blogs/eat-run/articles/health-benefits-of-copper

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