Copper is an essential nutrient for the body.
Together with iron, it enables the body to form red blood cells.
It helps maintain healthy bones, blood vessels, nerves, and immune function, and it contributes to iron absorption.
Sufficient copper in the diet may help prevent cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis, too.
Low levels of copper can lead to:
• low body temperature
• bone fractures
• loss of skin pigmentation
• thyroid problems
Metabolic diseases can affect the way the body absorbs vitamins and minerals.