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