OCION products are compatible with human and animal health, when used according to directions. They are also safe* for use on agricultural crops, fresh foods, and in human and livestock drinking water. They are designed for use in municipal drinking water treatment, in irrigation as well as in food applications. In greenhouse, plantation and field agriculture, OCION products effectively control many plant diseases caused by fungi, bacteria, and algae.
Naturally Occurring Nutrients
OCION’s innovative technology harnesses the anti-microbial properties of minerals including copper, zinc, silver and other ions. Copper and zinc are examples of minerals essential for living organisms.
Copper is important to maintain a healthy immune system and is commonly found in whole grain cereals, vegetables and legumes, oysters, cherries, dark chocolate, nuts and soybean products. Over-the-counter multi-vitamins recommend 0.9 mg of copper daily. The recommended daily intake for copper in adult humans is estimated to be 1 – 3 mg with an tolerable upper limit of 10 mg. Copper deficiency may cause anemia, leucopenia (low white blood cell count) and neurological conditions. Copper is also an essential nutrient for plants and animals.
The human body can adapt to a wide variation in copper intake without ill effect. The liver is the major storage organ for copper where it is bound with protein. Excess copper is eliminated through bile, feces and urine. The World Health Organization has concluded that the fatal human dose of copper salts is approximately 200 mg per kilogram of body weight – an amount widely exceeding any contemplated exposure to OCION products. (www.copper.org/consumers/health/homepage.html)
Zinc is needed for the body’s immune system to work properly. It plays a role in cell division and growth, wound healing, and the breakdown of carbohydrates. It also supports the senses of taste and smell. High-protein foods like meat, nuts, legumes and whole grains are good sources of zinc. Zinc is also an essential nutrient for plants and animals.
US National Library of Medicine http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002416.htm
*While OCION products are considered safe for use in water and on foods consumed by humans and animals when used according to label instructions, the products are presented in a highly concentrated form and label precautions should always be taken when handling and applying product.