Copper is a vital trace mineral necessary for numerous bodily functions. Deficiency, though rare, can have significant symptoms and consequences. This supplement aims to restore optimal copper levels in the body, ensuring better health and reducing the risk of certain conditions linked to its deficiency.
The need to know
What are the benefits?
Healthy thyroid and energy
Essential for energy production and immune health
Essential for thyroid hormone production
Deficiency may cause irregular pigmentation and premature grey hair
Copper is integral to various enzymatic processes in the body. One of its primary roles is in the formation of zinc superoxide dismutase, an enzyme crucial for the immune system and energy production. When there's a lack of copper, it can result in lethargy and increased susceptibility to infections. This element also plays a pivotal role in the synthesis of thyroid hormones, haemoglobin and collagen. A balanced intake, typically from the diet, ensures the body's myriad functions dependent on copper continue seamlessly.
How will I know its working?
Symptoms of deficiency should gradually recede. One may observe increased energy levels, better hair and skin pigment, and overall enhanced vitality. Regular tests can further confirm increased copper levels in the body.
When to take it?
Take 1 tablet daily with food and water, unless specified otherwise on the sachet.
Serving Size 1 Vegetarian Capsule
Per Serving% Daily
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily Value not established.
Dietary Competition: Copper and zinc compete for absorption in the stomach, with zinc often winning out. Excessive zinc supplementation can lead to copper deficiency.
Rare Causes: Besides high zinc intake and malabsorption, a rare genetic condition, Menkes disease, can cause copper deficiency.
Natural Sources: Some of the richest dietary sources of copper include shellfish and nuts.
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The latest research
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2. Prohaska, J.R., and J.L. Broderius. "Plasma peptidyl glycine alpha-amidating monooxygenase (PAM) and ceruloplasmin are affected by age and copper status in rats and mice." *The Journal of Nutrition* 125.4 (1995): 841-852.
3. Uriu-Adams, J.Y., and C.L. Keen. "Copper, oxidative stress, and human health." *Molecular Aspects of Medicine* 26.4-5 (2005): 268-298.
4. Collins, J.F., et al. "A disrupted RNA polymerase II gene leads to decreased RNA polymerase II transcript levels, an indirect increase in active chromatin marks, and accompanying pleiotropic phenotypes in the zebrafish." *Experimental cell research* 316.8 (2010): 1359-1370.
5. Klevay, L.M. "Hair as a biopsy material: copper levels in normal-appearing scalps of men with and without heart disease." *The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition* 21.3 (1968): 239-242.
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