New research indicates you can stop a cold naturally before it starts.
"Seven years without a cold." Inventor Dr. Doug Cornell, PhD
In many or most cases you can also prevent flu, cold sores, and getting sick after air travel, and also stop ongoing sinus trouble and congestion.
"I got mine years ago. I have not had a cold since." Jeannette, Colorado
Take one simple step with this new device at the first sign of a cold about to start.
"I have not had a cold for years since having my CopperZap." Susan, AZ
Colds start soon after cold viruses get in your nose. The viruses multiply and start spreading out before they make you suffer.
"It Works!" Kevin, Connecticut
Science has discovered a quick way to kill a virus – touch it with copper. A direct touch in the right place, before the viruses spread out too far, can stop a cold completely.
"Far more powerful than I expected" Kari, CT
Illnesses like cold and flu are generally caused by microbes, which include viruses, bacteria and fungus. These microbes die quickly on direct physical contact with copper.
Researchers at labs and universities worldwide all agree – copper kills microbes naturally, just by touch.
"Viruses and bacteria are rapidly killed by copper." American Society for Microbiology
Ancient Greeks and Egyptians used copper thousands of years ago to purify water and heal wounds. The British Navy used copper hundreds of years ago to keep drinking water pure on long ocean voyages.
American Civil War doctors used copper on wounds to prevent infection. They didn’t know about viruses and bacteria, but now we do.
Researchers say a tiny electric charge in microbe cells gets short-circuited by the high conductance of copper. This destroys the microbe germ rapidly.
"It has helped me so much. No colds. No flu." Marti, CO
Germs die fast on copper, according to tests by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and others.
Some hospitals have responded by switching to copper for “touch surfaces,” like faucets, doorknobs, tray tables, and bed rails. This has cut the spread of MRSA and other illnesses in these hospitals by over half, and saved lives.
"Copper is great at killing superbugs." Dr. Bill Keevil, one of the research leaders
The strong scientific evidence gave inventor Doug Cornell an idea. The next time he felt a cold about to start, he fashioned a smooth copper probe and rubbed it gently in his nose for 60 seconds.
“It worked!” he exclaimed. “The cold went away completely.”
It worked again every time he felt a cold coming on. He reports he has never had a cold since.
Copper turns out to be a natural cold preventive. So he patented CopperZap® and put it on the market.
"Wonderful." "Fantastic." "Phenomenal." "Marvelous." "Fabulous." "Amazing." "Great, great, great." Words various customers have used about it
Soon hundreds of people had tried it and given feedback. Over 99% percent said the copper stops their colds if used within 3 hours after the first sign a cold is about to start.
Even up to 2 days, if they still get the cold it is milder than usual and they feel better.
Users wrote things like, “It stopped my cold right away,” and “I love it!” and “Is it supposed to work that fast?”
"A great help in daily life." Dr. J., MD
“What a wonderful thing,” wrote Physician’s Assistant Julie. “Now I have this little magic wand, no more colds for me.”
"I would pay ten times as much for this."
Pat McAllister, age 70, received one for Christmas. She called it “one of the best presents ever. This little jewel really works.”
Now tens of thousands of users have simply stopped getting colds, based on the success rate of people reporting.
"I am literally shocked how well it works." Sarah, Florida
In most cases copper can even stop flu that starts in the nose if used right away and for 2-3 days according to the Directions. In a lab test, scientists placed 25 million live flu viruses on a CopperZap and found no viruses still alive soon after.
People often use their CopperZap for prevention, before any signs of illness about to start, such as when they have been around crowds. Air travel is a prime example, and many people tend to get sick after airplane flights
"Sixteen flights and not a sniffle!" Karen Gauci, AZ
Karen Gauci, who flies often for her job, used to get colds nearly every time she traveled by air. Though skeptical, she tried it several times a day on travel days for 2 months. “Sixteen flights and not a sniffle!” she exclaimed.
Businesswoman Rosaleen says when people are sick around her she uses her CopperZap morning and night. “It saved me last holidays,” she said. “The kids had colds going round and round, but not me.”
Some users say it also helps with sinuses. Attorney Donna Blight had a 2-day sinus headache when she tried it.
“I am shocked!” she said. “My head cleared, no more headache, no more congestion.”
"I was born with sinus problems. This is the only thing that's worked." Max, Connecticut
One man had suffered seasonal sinus problems for years. It was so bad it ruined family vacations and even dinners out with friends. His wife, Judy, bought two CopperZaps, one for each of them.
He was totally skeptical. “Oh, Judy,” he said, “you’re such a whack job!” But he tried it and, to his surprise, the copper cleared his sinuses right away. Judy and their daughter both said, “It has changed our lives!”
Since then Judy has given CopperZaps as gifts to a number of relatives and friends. She says all of them say it works.
"It stopped my sinus infection and a cold." Mildred, Pennsylvania
Another man ordered one and said his sinuses cleared up completely. His wife had suffered a persistent cough for a long time. When she saw how it worked for him, she borrowed it.
Her cough quickly got better. The only problem, he said, was then she wouldn’t give it back! So he ordered another.
CopperZap LLC earned the highest rating, A+, by the Better Business Bureau. The BBB said they have received zero complaints about the company since it started in 2012.
A growing number of CopperZap users say it even stops cold sores on the lip, also known as fever blisters. It works best, they say, if you use it right away at the first tingle in the lip.
A number of cold sore sufferers say as soon as they feel a tingle in the lip that tells them a dreaded cold sore is coming, they immediately press the handle firmly on the tingly spot for 5 minutes and repeat several times over the next 24 hours.
The tingle goes away and the cold sore either never erupts or is tiny and brief.
"This baby really works on stopping cold sores." Jerry, CA
One young woman was ecstatic. “I have tried every product on the market over the past 20 years. Some made it a little better, but this actually stopped it from happening in the first place! I am amazed. It has changed my life.”
"I used to get cold sores a lot. Now I don't." Mary, CO
Cold sores look terrible. Cold and flu are ugly, too. One tool for all three? That's beautiful!
Tests suggest the skin absorbs a tiny bit of copper, which kills viruses gathering under the surface for the next eruption. It seems to work on warts, too, which are also caused by viruses under the skin.
Some users say copper stops nighttime stuffiness if they use it just before bed. One man said, “Best sleep I’ve had in years.”
"You have made my life better." Philip, Wisconsin
Copper even kills deadly germs that have become resistant to antibiotics. You can pick up antibiotic-resistant microbes on your fingers from touching things other people have touched.
If you have been around a sick person, or been where sick people have been, like a doctor’s office or hospital, you may be at risk. Rubbing a CopperZap all over you hands and fingers can be a first line of defense.
Whenever you shake hands or touch public items, like doorknobs, railings, elevator buttons, chairs in a restaurant, or even money, you can pick up germs from many different people. Rub your CopperZap for 60 seconds all over your hands and fingers. The copper may keep dangerous infections away from you and your loved ones. It might even save a life.
"Great for teachers who are around germs all the time." Jeanette, CO
You can press the copper handle on wounds, cuts, burns and lesions to combat infection. Ancient people thought copper actually healed wounds. Now we know it kills infectious germs, which can prevent or stop infections and allow wounds to heal faster naturally.
Although we have lots of reports on colds, with over 99% saying copper stops a cold if used early, we do not have enough reports on sinus trouble, nighttime stuffiness, cold sores, warts, flu, wounds, or lesions to know the per cent success rates.
Copper has been shown to kill E. coli, C. diff, VRE, Staph, and nearly 200 other pathogens, including the growing number that are now immune to antibiotics, such as MRSA. The Copper Development Association recently said researchers had not found any disease germ yet that copper doesn’t kill. In many cases, the medical community has nothing else to stop resistant microbes.
CopperZap is not a medical device. It is not intended to do anything to the human body. It is intended to do something to disease germs. Copper does not cure anything that we know of. It cannot reach deep into the body and cure any illness you already have. What it can do is kill bacteria and viruses naturally, without chemicals, before they cause illness, by reaching them early in the nose, on mucous membranes, on the skin, or just under the skin.
CopperZap is not a pesticide. Pesticides are used to treat plants, crops, and animals, and to control the spread of disease microbes in settings like hospitals, where the EPA is pioneering a revolution. Pesticides by definition exclude anything used on humans.
The EPA says the natural tarnish or color change of copper does not reduce its power to kill germs, but you can polish it if you want. It takes about 60 seconds with a regular metal polish to remove tarnish and restore a shiny appearance. A toothbrush may help to polish the textured surface. Or you can set it in a shallow dish of vinegar for an hour, turning it once to get all spots. Distilled white vinegar works well.
CopperZaps are made in the U.S. of pure copper. Most copper products have other metals mixed in, but lab tests show pure copper works best.
CopperZap is a registered trademark of CopperZap LLC.
How long does it last? Pretty much forever. There are copper coins still around from the Roman Empire, which was two thousand years ago. Even if you live much longer by using copper to prevent illness, it won't wear out. We like to joke and say if it wears out in only one thousand years, give us a call.
How do you clean it? You can usually just wipe it with a clean dry cloth or oil-free tissue. If it get especially dirty or if it gets oil on it from, say, face cream or lotion, then wash it with soap and warm water. It should be free of oil or dirt so the copper can make direct contact with the microbes. Otherwise, they might survive. The EPA calls copper “continuously self-sanitizing.”
How big is it? It is about 5 inches long total, 3.5 inches in the handle and 1.5 inch in the stem and tip. It is just under an inch wide and 3/16 of an inch thick in most of it, 1/4 inch in the tip. It weights about 2.3 ounces. People sometimes are surprised that it seems heavy for something so small. That’s because it is pure copper, which is denser and heavier than steel.
How far does it go into your nose? As far as possible without discomfort. Push it very gently along the bottom of your nostril. It is easy to feel if you start to push too far or too hard. The stem is only about an inch and a half long, so that’s as far as it can reach anyway. It does not hurt, so reach as many of the viruses as you can.
90-day Full Money Back Guarantee
How does the guarantee work? Each CopperZap carries a full 90-day money back guarantee. You can return it for a full refund including the shipping we charged, if any. Our address is on the package it comes in and in the Directions that come with it.
We hope this return policy will encourage more people to try it. But please read the Directions that come with it. It works a whole lot better if you follow them.
How many returns do we get? Less than 2%. Most returns come from people who received it as a gift and were too skeptical to even try it.
Some customers, after trying it themselves, have given 10 or more as gifts. But once in a while someone rejects the gift.
A few people say they tried it and it didn’t work. Some of them clearly used it wrong, based on what they tell us, and apparently did not read the Directions that come with it. But a few people legitimately find it does not work for them, even though they used it right. That’s about one quarter of 1% of people who try it and let us know. We wish it worked for absolutely everyone, but nothing is 100%.
People who follow the Directions almost never return their CopperZap. More often they order more to give to family or friends.
Tens of thousands of people have stopped getting colds, based on the reports we receive, which is a sampling of users. Many have stopped flu about to start, also sinus trouble, nighttime stuffiness, cold sores, and other problems from bacteria or viruses in the nose, on the skin, or just under the skin. Nothing is 100%, so there is no guarantee it will work in all cases.
When people miss out on the benefits because of skepticism or failure to follow the Directions, we feel bad. We are always willing to extend the guarantee period for people who want to use it as directed for what it is designed for when the opportunity arises.
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The EPA has approved the registration of copper as antimicrobial, officially stating that copper is capable of killing harmful, potentially deadly bacteria. Copper is the first solid surface material to receive this type of EPA registration, which is supported by extensive antimicrobial efficacy testing.
A study by the university of Arizona showed that germs spread fast where people gather together. They tested an office area where a number of people work. They found that if one person comes in with germs that were not present before, it only takes half a day for those germs to spread to nearly everyone’s desk, keyboard, and phone by way of doorknobs, copiers, the break room, etc. If one person has a cold, soon everyone is exposed.
By contrast, in an office we monitor where a number of people have CopperZaps, colds are rare. If someone new comes in with a cold, it tends not to spread to the copper users. Based on the EPA studies, touching copper occasionally is likely to reduce the spread of germs.
We call it CopperZap because copper zaps germs. The “zap” is so tiny you can’t feel it, but it kills the germ.
In granting a patent, the US patent office called it “new and useful” for killing microbes in the nose and on the skin of your hands and face.
Copper occurs naturally in many foods and is required for healthy tissue. People naturally absorb trace amounts in the body.
Please read and follow the Directions which come with each CopperZap.
For more information or for phone or mail orders call toll-free 1-888-411-6114 or write to CopperZap LLC, 5151 E Broadway, Suite 1600, Tucson AZ 85711-3777.
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How does it compare to well-known cold remedies? Most cold remedies claim only to shorten a cold, not stop it completely. You still suffer. Experience indicates copper can actually stop a cold before it gets going and totally prevent symptoms if you use it early enough. Also, the whole thing is pure copper, including the handle. So whenever you touch it or hold it, the copper can kill germs you might have picked up on your fingers from touching things other people have touched. Using it on your fingers and hands is like a first line of defense. It can help you avoid passing dangerous germs to yourself or your family and friends.
Does it work on allergies? Generally no, unfortunately, though a few people say it seems to help. Nasal allergies are usually triggered by plant material such as pollen and spores. Copper kills tinier things such as bacteria, viruses and fungi. However, people often think an allergy is coming on but it turns out to be a cold after it is too late to stop it. So we suggest use CopperZap even when you think it is an allergy, just in case. Also, allergies may make you more susceptible to a cold, so you may want to use copper for prevention. Serious allergy sufferers should consider asking a doctor about the nasal sprays available now, which seem to work great for at least some people.