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 Copper is an essential mineral, and it is found in all tissues of the body, as this element is found in many organs. Such as the liver, the brain, the heart, the kidneys, and the skeletal muscles, which is necessary for the body's survival. It helps in maintaining the health of blood vessels, nerves, the immune system, and bones, and it also participates in many vital functions in the body, such as iron absorption, energy production, and collagen formation, and it shares with the iron component in the formation of red blood cells, and it is worth noting Copper is also involved as a co-factor for enzymes, and these enzymes are called Cuproenzymes, which are involved in activating neuropeptides, forming connective tissues, and neurotransmitters.


Copper Benefits:

Reducing copper deficiency:

The initial treatment of copper deficiency depends on the cause of the low copper levels. Whereas, consuming a high amount of zinc reduces the amount of copper in the body; Therefore, stopping zinc supplements may be a good way to avoid copper deficiency, and doctors also recommend taking copper supplements as a treatment for its deficiency, and the supplements include copper gluconate, copper sulfate, and copper chloride, and if a person suffers from severe copper deficiency, there is concern about not absorbing Body to supplement; Intravenous copper treatments are prescribed. According to the British Medical Journal, it can take 4-12 weeks to correct copper deficiency.



Slow the progression of osteoporosis:

Taking copper supplements, along with zinc, manganese and calcium, may reduce bone loss in older women.

Copper deficiency:

Copper is usually bound with proteins in the body, as un-bound or free copper is toxic, and the genetic mechanism controls the incorporation of copper with proteins, which prevents the toxic accumulation of copper in the body, and excess copper is excreted through the gallbladder juice. Copper in the body may be hereditary, or acquired, which is rare, but if it occurs, it causes blood and nerve diseases, and copper deficiency can be clearly diagnosed in the case of Menkes disease in which the body cannot transport copper through the intestinal septum due to A mutation in the ATP7A gene, and various diseases of malabsorption in the intestine may lead to an imbalance in the absorption of copper, which may lead to a decrease in its levels in the body as well. Absorption is the common cause of copper deficiency, but it may also occur due to high intake of zinc.


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