Our 5th nutrient mineral (in alphabetical
order). Trace mineral. Chemical symbol:
‘Cu’. The "Fire Extinguisher"
- necessary for the act of perspiration.
An important blood antioxidant. Involved
in the production of collagen (the protein
responsible for functional integrity of
bone, cartilage, skin and tendon), elastin
(the protein that is mainly responsible
for the elastic properties of blood vessels,
lungs and skin).
Useful in the treatment of arthritis.
May help to prevent cancer.
Boosts the immune system.
Red blood cell production.
Production of *collagen, *elastin and *melanin.
Blood antioxidant. Taste sensitivity.
*Collagen - a protein chemical substance.
The important support structure in tissues
around which cells live and function.
*Elastin - the protein responsible for the
elasticity of body tissues, especially,
*Melanin - Skin pigment (the substance that
gives the skin its color).
Hair loss. Irritability.
Loss of sense of taste.
Animal livers. Organs meats. Kidneys.
Seafood. Shellfish. Oysters. Nuts. Fruit.
Raisins. Legumes. Mushrooms.
US RDA: 1.5-3mg (milligram)
EU RDA: 1.2mg (milligram)
Supplementation may lower zinc
levels in the body and cause insomnia.
Copper bracelet won against the skin allows
some copper to be absorbed.
Always consult a professional medical practitioner
when taking supplements.
Prolonged megadoses of vitamin
C. Diets rich in fructose.
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Excess intake can cause vomiting,
diarrhea, muscular pain, and dementia. But
toxicity is considered low.