Originally Posted by curtrill
Has anyone here heard of symptoms being resolved with copper supplementation? All I've been able to find is three cases connected to denture cream zinc/copper poisoning. I don't wear dentures and wonder if others here have ever heard of significant cases of symptoms being resolved with copper supplementing. Thanks!
You need to look in the right places. copper deficiency neurological symptoms - Google Scholar
Apparently, it is something to keep in mind if a patient doesn't eat a good balanced diet -- extreme weight loss diets, bariatric surgery (gastric bypass), certain types of vegetarian diets, etc. -- because it can cause both muscle and nerve problems that can mimic early ALS.
And, yes, my ALS clinic did test me for copper levels when I first started there. Too much copper can also cause neurological problems that mimic some ALS symptoms, so be careful and not take copper supplements without the advice of your doctor.