Copper helps protect hair color and texture. Food sources: Shellfish, liver, green vegetables, whole grains, eggs, chicken and beans. Daily dose: Up to 3 mg.
Copper is most concentrated in the liver, heart, kidneys, brain, bones and muscles. Trace amounts of Copper are present in all body tissues. Copper is essential in the blood.
Copper increases iron assimilation. Copper and iron work together in the formation of hemoglobin and red blood cells. Various enzyme reactions require Copper. Copper influences protein metabolism and general healing. Copper improves Vitamin C oxidation and is integral in the formation of RNA. Copper helps rid the body of parasites. It is beneficial for people with graying and thinning hair.
Suggested Use for Copper: Adults: 1/2 to 1 teaspoon daily. May be added to fruit or vegetable juice. Children: 1/4 teaspoon daily. Please consult a physician for use with infants.
Important Notes Concerning Copper:
The suggested daily amount of Copper is an absolute minimum intended to supplement a very well balanced diet. Should your diet be less than perfect, increasing your Copper intake may be beneficial. Since ionic Copper does not build up in the body, it never reaches toxic levels. Therefore feel free to find the amount that works best for you. Copper is best taken at night, as it opposes Manganese, Selenium, Sulfur, and Copper, all of which typically should be consumed in the morning.
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