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Roles of Copper in the body

Copper is required primarily for the absorption and metabolism of iron. Copper (Cu) Copper is found in the heart, lungs, liver and gallbladder. Roles of Copper in the body: Copper is required primarily for the absorption and metabolism of iron. Symptoms of Copper deficiency: Copper deficiency symptoms are similar to those of iron: poor hemoglobin production, pale complexion, anemia, low energy levels, stunted growth. Good sources of Copper: Nuts and seeds, raisins, shellfish.

Symptoms of Copper Deficiency

Copper deficiency symptoms are similar to those of iron: poor hemoglobin production, pale complexion, anemia, low energy levels, stunted growth.

Symptoms of Copper Toxicity

Copper toxicity can be caused by genetic conditions or exposure to high levels of copper in food or water. Some reported symptoms of copper poisoning include: headaches fever passing out feeling sick throwing up blood in your vomit diarrhea black poop abdominal cramps brown ring-shaped markings in your eyes (Kayser-Fleischer rings) yellowing of eyes and skin (jaundice) Copper poisoning may also cause the following mental and behavioral symptoms: feeling anxious or irritable having trouble paying attention feeling overexcited or overwhelmed feeling unusually sad or depressed sudden changes in your mood Long-term copper toxicity can also be fatal or cause: kidney conditions liver damage or failure heart failure brain damage

Good Sources of Copper

Nuts and seeds, raisins, shellfish

Dr. Stewart's Recommendation

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