Copper (Copper Aspartate)

Copper



(Copper Aspartate)



2 mg Tablets



The Importance Of The Trace Mineral Copper



Copper is a trace mineral and has an important role in preventing iron deficiency anemia.  Iron cannot be absorbed from the intestinal tract or released from its storage sites in the liver and elsewhere, without proper amounts of copper circulating throughout the body.


Many nutritionist experts believe that a large number of people do not obtain copper's full health benefits because they simply do not consume enough of this essential nutrient.


Copper's Key Functions Include:



  • Involved in energy production and it aids in the formation of red blood cells, bone, and hemoglobin.
  • Essential to nerve health, it's needed to maintain myelin, the insulating sheath that surrounds nerve cells.
  • Help an enzyme that is necessary for the production of the connective tissue proteins, including collagen and elastin.
  • Copper works slong with zinc and vitamin C to form elastin and is needed for the development and the maintenance of skin and bones, including blood vessels and joints.
  • Copper works slong with zinc and vitamin C to form elastin and is needed for the development and the maintenance of skin and bones, including blood vessels and joints.
  • Involved in the healing process and in the making of melanin, which is the pigment that is responsible for skin and hair color.
  • Copper facilitates the body's ability to use iron.
  • Natural food sources of copper include: soy flour, raw oysters, shell fish, wheat bran, wheat germ, almonds, avocados, nuts, oats, beets, lentils, barley, garlic, and blackstrap molasses.

Potential Benefits of Copper Supplementation:



Studies have linked copper deficiencies to heart disease via elevated LDL ("bad") cholesterol levels and the lowering of HDL ("good") cholesterol.  There's also a link to copper deficiencies and high blood pressure.


One of the early signs of copper deficiency is osteoporosis.  Other signs of deficiency of copper include: anemia, skin sores, diarrhea, baldness, skeletal deformities, impaired respiratory function, loss of skin color, general weakness, and nerve degeneration.



Important Precautions and Potential Side Effects of Copper Supplements:



Copper can be toxic if taken in excess, which may cause copper side effects such as nausea, vomiting, muscle and joint pain, nervousness, irritability, diarrhea, depression.


Currently, there are no recommended dietary allowances set for copper.  However, the National Academy of Sciences has set estimated minimum requirements:


  • 1.5 to 3.0 mg per day for adults (ages 19 and older)
  • 1.5 to 2.5 mg for children (ages 11 to 18)
  • 1.0 to 2.0 mg for children (ages 7 to 10)
  • 1.0 to 1.5 mg for children (ages 4 to 6)
  • 0.7 to 1.0 mg for children (ages 1 to 3)
  • 0.6 to 0.7 mg for infants (ages 6 to 12 months)
  • 0.4 to 0.6 mg for infants (less than six months old)

Consult your physician or healthcare professional before taking any copper (or any dietary supplements) if you are on any prescription medications or you have a health condition.


Women that are pregnant or nursing should always consult with their physician before taking any copper supplements.


Vitamin Power's Copper is formulated with no caffeine, corn, gluten, sodium, soy, starch, sugar, wheat or yeast;  No artificial colorings, flavorings or preservatives added.


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(3002R) Copper (Copper Aspartate) [100 Count]
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