Minerals

Copper



Last update: 2.5.2017.

Copper

Supplement Watch - Copper

General information for Copper

Copper plays an important role in producing energy in cells, building tissue and maintaining blood volume. Copper is required to manufacture collagen.

Benefits of Copper

Copper plays an important role in producing energy in cells, building tissue and maintaining blood volume. It is required to manufacture collagen and it plays a majos role in bodys antioxidant protection system.

Deficiency symptoms / disease

Copper deficiency is very rare and usually occurs only in special cases like as a side effect in gastric bypass surgery.

Wikipedia:Copper deficiency

Overdose symptoms / disease

Overdose of copper comes usually from copper cookware or environmental sources like drinking water that has copper in it.

Wikipedia:Copper toxicity

FDA facts for Copper

(Daily value/Recommended dietary allowance/Adequate intake)

Recommended intakes of nutrients vary by age and gender and are known as Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) and Adequate Intakes (AIs). However, one value for each nutrient, known as the Daily Value (DV), is selected for the labels of dietary supplements and foods. A DV is often, but not always, similar to one's RDA or AI for that nutrient. DVs were developed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help consumers determine the level of various nutrients in a standard serving of food in relation to their approximate requirement for it. The label actually provides the %DV so that you can see how much (what percentage) a serving of the product contributes to reaching the DV.

Data from U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, National Institutes of Health, Daily values.

RDA/AI value not found in database

Food sources for Copper

Sesame seeds

Cashew

Soybeans

Spinach

Lentils

Walnuts

Broccoli

External links

Wikipedia-Copper MedlinePlus-Minerals