Is Tommie Copper a scam?


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While Tommie Copper apparel is not a full-fledged scam, the company's claims of pain relief and assisting with inflammation, repairing tissue, stimulating blood flow and promoting healing appear to be exaggerated. Evidence exists that compression gear improves recovery between workouts, but little evidence suggests it aids performance or joint pain.

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Tommie Copper, which sells a line of copper-infused, compression active wear, makes various claims on its website and has made other health claims in social media. The website TruthInAdvertising.org cites three studies that concluded that copper does not relieve arthritis pain, and opinion is mixed on whether it actually may increase inflammation.

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