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COPPER


THE BREAKDOWN
  • Regulates metabolism
  • Strengthens bones, joints, blood vessels and skin
  • Calms the nerves
  • Allows for the formation of hemoglobin in red blood cells.
  • Regulates the cardiovascular system
  • Strengthens the immune system


IN THE BODY
The stomach and the small intestine stores and absorbs Copper


WITHDRAWALS
If your body is lacking the proper amount of Copper, the chances for connective tissue defections, anemia, problems with the nervous system and heart failure are greatly increased.


NATURAL FORMS
Natural forms of Copper can be found in meat, whole grain and seafood. Also, when you are cooking, Copper from the pots and pans you used is absorbed by the food and ingested into the body.


DAILY DOSE
1.5 to 3 mg's a day for men and women is a safe amount of Copper intake.


OVER DOSAGE
Taking too much Copper can lead to mental disorders, tiredness, irritability, loose stool and problems with your liver. Also, too much copper can cause joint and muscle pain as well as a higher level of blood flow during a woman's menstrual cycle.


AGENTS
Copper often mixes with Zinc when performing functions in the body.


SUPPLEMENTS
Arthritis and heart disease can be treated and somewhat prevent with the proper use of Copper supplements.



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