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COPPER

DESCRIPTION

Copper is involved in many bodily processes, such as production of melanin (affecting the color of skin and hair), and the production of superoxide dismutase (SOD), which protects against free radicals and cell damage.  Copper appears to be necessary for proper transmission of nerve impulses in the nervous system, energy production, oxidation of fatty acids, and transference of oxygen in the muscles.

Seventy percent of copper content is lost when flour is refined. Copper has been used in contraceptive devices because it is toxic to sperm.

DEFICIENCY SYMPTOMS

In infants, copper deficiency may result in pale skin, diarrhea and dilated veins. In adults, falling white blood count and anemia may be found.  Some reports indicate there may be a diminishing sense of taste.  Theoretically, there may be an increased risk of heart disease.

Therapeutic uses

•     joint pain in osteoarthritis

those Who may need to supplement

•     individuals taking a zinc supplement (zinc depletes copper reserves)

•     those with Menke’s syndrome (a rare, genetic disease)

REquired NUTRITIONAL INTAKE

Age Copper (mg/day)

9-12 months………………………………………………….. 0.3

1-3 years………………………………………………………… 0.4

4-6 years………………………………………………………… 0.6

7-10 years………………………………………………………. 0.7

11-14 years…………………………………………………….. 0.8

15-16 years…………………………………………………….. 1.0

18+ years……………………………………………………….. 1.2

Lactation……………………………………………………….. 1.5

Best food sources

Food Copper (mg/100g)

oysters……………………………………………………………. 7.6

whelks……………………………………………………………. 7.2

lamb’s liver……………………………………………………. 6.0

crab………………………………………………………………… 4.8

brewer’s yeast……………………………………………….. 3.3

olives……………………………………………………………… 1.6

hazelnuts………………………………………………………. 1.4

shrimps…………………………………………………………. 0.8

cod………………………………………………………………….. 0.6

bread, whole-meal………………………………………… 0.25

SAFETY

Toxicity is rarely observed, although this may be because copper is usually not found as an individual supplement by itself. Daily intake of up to 10 mg is generally safe, but it is strongly advised not to exceed this amount  (FAQ/WHO Expert Committee, 1971).

INTERACTIONS & CONTRAINDICATIONS

As mentioned above, zinc depletes copper. Vitamin A requires copper and other nutrients to be absorbed. Vitamin C improves copper absorption.

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