The role of copper

Supports your energy levels

Copper helps release energy from fats, carbohydrates and proteins and activates the natural energy in your body.

Good for your connective tissue

Copper contributes to the maintenance of cartilage, strong blood vessels and supple connective tissue of your skin.

Supports the pigment in your skin and hair

Copper promotes the normal pigmentation of your skin and hair.

Contributes to good resistance

Copper has a positive effect on your immune system and as an antioxidant, helps to protect the cells of your body against external influences. 

Important for your nerves

Copper plays a role in the normal functioning of your nervous system.

Recommended Daily Allowance

As an adult, you need 0.9 mg copper per day.

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, your require 1.0-1.3 mg copper per day respectively.

The maximum safe dose for adults is 5 mg per day. 

Did you know … 

* Copper is found primarily in offal, fish, seafood and shellfish, grain products and nuts?

* Copper supports the transport of iron in your body? 

* You can counter that drained feeling after the operation by taking extra copper? That activates energy!