Copper is an essential mineral with multiple roles yet required in relatively small quantities for the maintenance of good health. It is involved in energy and melatonin production and in the development of conjunctive tissue, and it teams up with iron for red blood cell formation. It also plays a role in gene expression and exerts an antioxidant action.
Copper deficiency has become a concern with the popularity of zinc supplementation for immune enhancement. Elevated levels of Zinc increase the production of metallothionein, an intestinal cell-wall protein which prevents copper absorption. Copper supplementation in citrate form tends to be of the most use by the human body.
Common signs of possible copper deficiency can include anemia, fatigue, osteoporosis, reduced skin pigmentation, and increased risk of infections.
Simple detection via blood test measures a protein your liver makes called ceruloplasmin, which stores and carries copper.
Children 6–8 years old: Take 1 capsule daily or as directed by your health-care practitioner. Children 9–13 years old: Take 1–2 capsules daily or as directed by your health-care practitioner. Adolescents 14–18 years old: Take 1–3 capsules daily or as directed by your health-care practitioner. Adults: Take 1–4 capsules daily or as directed by your health-care practitioner.
|Each vegetable capsule contains:|
|Copper (from copper citrate)||2 mg|
|Other ingredients: Vegetable magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, and silicon dioxide in a non-GMO vegetable capsule composed of vegetable carbohydrate gum and purified water.|
Contains no: Gluten, soy, wheat, corn, eggs, dairy, yeast, citrus, preservatives, artificial flavour or colour, starch, or sugar.
Do not use if seal is broken. Keep out of reach of children.
|3167||Vegetable Capsules||100 capsules|