Solgar Chelated Copper (Cu) is an essential trace element for humans & animals. Copper is a critical functional component of a number of essential enzymes, known as cuproenzymes. Some of the physiological functions known to be copper-dependant include energy production, connective tissue formation, iron metabolism, neurotransmitter synthesis, neurotransmitter metabolism, the formation and maintenance of myelin, melanin formation, regular gene expression & nutrient interactions. It plays a role in respiration, as it is involved in the synthesis of haemoglobin, the portion of the blood that carries oxygen. It is involved in the production of collagen. A blood antioxidant. Suitable for vegans. Sugar and salt free. 2500mcg per tablet. 100 tablets
RRP $25.90, healthy.co.nz price $20.80.
Respiration, collagen formation, noradrenalin production, antioxidant, grey hair, formation of myelin sheaths surrounding nerve fibres, formation of elastin, production of RNA, Osteo and rheumatoid arthritis, skin sores. Those who take antacids are at risk of a deficiency of this mineral.
As a food supplement for adults, one (1) tablet daily, preferably at a meal, or as directed by your health care professional.
Copper is a trace mineral found in all body tissue. During growth, the largest concentrations occur in the developing tissues. It plays a role in respiration, as it is involved in the synthesis of hemoglobin, the portion of the blood that carries oxygen. It is involved in the production of collagen & the neurotransmitter noradrenalin. It is also one of the most important blood antioxidants and prevents the rancidity of polyunsaturated fatty acids and helps the cell membranes remain healthy.
Copper is present in many enzymes that break down or build up body tissue. It aids in the conversion of the amino acid tyrosine into a dark pigment (melanin) that colours the hair and skin. It is also involved in protein metabolism and the healing processes. Copper works with iron to form hemoglobin thereby helping in the treatment of anaemia.
The mineral may be beneficial for those exposed to cigarette smoke and air pollution. Animal studies show that copper may protect against chemically induced cancers and some RNA viruses that may have a role in human cancers. It may protect against carcinogenesis and inhibit tumor growth.
Copper is non - toxic in humans in small amounts, however the biochemical makeup of some people makes them prone to copper accumulation. One of those conditions occurs with Wilson's disease, a rare genetic disorder that results from abnormal copper metabolism, which brings about excess retention in the liver, brain, kidney and corneas of the eye.
Each tablet provides: Copper (as bisglycinate) 2500mcg, Bulking agents: Microcrystalline cellulose, dicalcium phosphate. Cellulose gum. Anti caking agent: Vegetable magnesium stearate. Free of Gluten, wheat, dairy, soya, yeast, preservatives, sweeteners, artificial flavours or colours.
Keep out of reach of Children. Do not use if you have Wilson's disease. Not intended for use by pregnant or nursing women.