How does it work?
Copper is an essential trace mineral which is needed for multiple functions in the body such as producing and storing iron.1 It is also required for elastin and collagen synthesis, maintenance of bone, skin and nerves, oxygen transport, melanin synthesis, and energy production.2
What results can be expected?
As a supplement, copper may assist in the maintenance of bone, skin and nerve health.3 Studies have shown that copper supplementation helped reduce bone mineral density loss in middle-aged women over two years, which therefore supports the use of copper for bone health.4
1WebMD. (2009). Vitamins and Supplements – Copper.Retrieved Jan 2014, from WebMD: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-902-copper.aspx?activeIngredientId=902&activeIngredientName=copper&source=1
2Osiecki, H. (2010). The Nutrient Bible (7th ed.). QLD: Bio Concepts pp.135.
3Osiecki, H. (2010). The Nutrient Bible (7th ed.). QLD: Bio Concepts pp.135.
4Eaton-Evans, J. (1996). Copper supplementation and the maintenance of bone mineral density in middle-aged women. The Journal of Trace Elements in Experimental Medicine, 9(3), 87-94. Retrieved Jan 2014, from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/(SICI)1520-670X(1996)9:3%3C87::AID-JTRA1%3E3.0.CO;2-E/abstract