Copper Medical Company, LLC was founded by Dr. Ernest Bloom. Dr. Bloom is a dermatologist and has been involved in medical research for over 30 years. He has a long interest in copper. He performed, by serendipity, his first investigation into copper interaction with mammalian cells over 30 years ago and has begun more active/directed investigations in recent years. His special interest in the challenges and frustrations associated with excessive sweating has led to the formation of Copper Medical Company, LLC. We are the only skin care product company, to date, which focuses solely on copper-based solutions for a variety of skin challenges, including excessive sweating and odor control. Our formulations are based on natural occurring minerals and are highly effective and safe.
Copper Medical Company currently operates on a small business model, and Dr. Bloom continues to practice dermatology at his group’s medical offices in San Ramon and Oakland, California. You can learn more about his practice by visiting the official website: ernestbloommd.com..
Copper Medical Company works is grateful for the help of two advisors: Dr. Howard I Maibach and Dr. Jerrold Polansky. Dr. Maibach is a professor in the Department of Dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco, who has recently co-edited the scientific book Copper and the Skin with Jurij J. Hostýnek (Informa Healthcare USA: 2006).
Dr. Polansky is a board certified Psychiatrist and retired assistant professor at the University of California, Davis. He worked for The Veteran’s Administration in San Francisco and Oakland, CA for 9 years before going into private practice and business.
With the help of Dr. Maibach and Dr. Polansky, Dr. Bloom is managing two Institutional Review Board approved patient studies to evaluate the effectiveness of copper-based products on hyperhidrosis, otherwise known as excessive sweating, and skin odor challenges.
About Copper Based Products
Physicians have been using copper for cosmetic and pharmaceutical purposes for over 4000 years. Ancient Egyptian and Sumerian evidence exists suggesting that physicians and pharmacists in these ancient cultures used copper compounds for a variety of cosmetic and medical purposes.
The modern industrial invention of aluminum and aluminum compounds displaced copper from practical uses in dermatology, about 120 years ago, when technology was created that permitted the factory production of industrial quantities of aluminum compounds. After this, dermatological pharmacists developed aluminum-based deodorants, antiperspirants, anti-infection agents, wound cleansing agents, and blood clotting astringents. These solutions did prove effective, to a degree, but there is not historical evidence supporting these aluminum products as better than copper. In fact copper, the ancient medicine, may be superior in many ways to the more modern aluminum compounds. Also, aluminum metal and its salt, aluminum chloride, do not occur naturally on Earth, while copper and copper chloride are natural minerals found in the earth.
Aluminum compounds have been blamed for a variety of modern illnesses, including Alzheimer’s disease ( increased aluminum in the affected brain lesions) and breast cancer (genotoxicity data and, the observation that breast cancers are increased in upper outer breast quadrant in the population of aluminum antiperspirant users, among other evidence.) It is inconclusive if these illnesses are related to the use of manufactured aluminum compounds, but copper has not been implicated in these disorders.
Copper Medical Company, LLC has developed a series of copper based solutions to treat odor and excessive feeling of wetness.* These solutions represent a modern reinvention of the pharmaceutical use of copper, an ancient medical and cosmetic treatment. The base formulation (Copper Desert) is 100% aluminum-free, safe and gentle, using ingredients found naturally in the earth.
There are two studies investigating the efficacy of copper based products. To learn how you can participate and receive a free copper based skin care product from Copper Medical Company and $50.00, please click here.
*Copper Medical Company makes no claims of a decrease in sweating activity for any of these products. (Note: Controlled, Institutional Review Board approved, human patient, scientific studies are underway investigating the possible anti-perspirant effect of copper chloride on human sweating.)
** In order to participate, you must be available for at least one office visit. The visit is free as it pertains to the sweating study.