Copper is a trace mineral which helps maintain enzyme function, cell development and collagan synthesis and other biological functions.
Trace amounts of copper is found in all tissues in the body. Although only a small amount is needed, copper is an essential nutrient that plays a role in the production of hemoglobin (the main iron component of red blood cells), myelin (the substance that surrounds nerve fibers), collagen (a key component of bones and connective tissue), and melanin (a dark pigment that colors the hair and skin). Copper also works with vitamin C to help make a component of connective tissue known as elastin.
90 Count, 350 mg
Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, adults take one (1) capsule per day or as directed by a health care professional.*
Side Effects: No side effects have been reported, but one should always consult with a physician first.*
Warnings: Excessive copper intake can cause nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, headache, dizziness, weakness, diarrhea, and a metallic taste in the mouth. Copper toxicity is rare but can cause heart problems, jaundice, coma, and even death. Do not use copper supplements if diarrhea is present. Water containing copper concentrations greater than 6 mg/L is associated with gastrointestinal symptoms (nausea and vomiting). If you have well water, it may be important to get the water tested for mineral content.Pregnant or breast-feeding women should consult a physician before using. Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool, dry place and away from direct sunlight.*