Benefits of Copper

Copper is an essential trace element only needed in small amounts but it has lots of important roles in the body

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Copper is found in all tissues of the body and plays a role in many different bodily functions.

Copper supports:

  • Normal function of the immune system
  • protection of cells from oxidative stress
  • normal iron transport in the body
  • functioning of the nervous system
  • maintenance of normal connective tissues
  • contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism
  • normal hair and skin pigmentation

If you want to find foods that are a source of plant based copper per serving try our Organic Sesame Seeds and Organic Chia Seeds.

Want to know about more nutrients your body needs daily?  Take a look at our focus pages on Vitamin CVitamin AVitamin KVitamin EVitamin B1 (Thiamin)Vitamin B2Vitamin B3Vitamin B5Vitamin B6Vitamin B12ZincMagnesiumFolateIronCopperSeleniumManganesePotassiumPhosphorusCalcium.