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2 mg 100 capsules: Twinlab, Item# 00119

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Copper Caps
2 mg 100 capsules
Item Catalog Number:
00119

Most people receive sufficient amounts of the mineral copper in their diet, and too much copper can produce free radicals in a similar manner to iron.170 However, individuals consuming over 50 mg of zinc daily and/or a high level of fructose are advised to supplement their diet with 2 mg copper several times per week.171-174 Adequate copper nutritional status appears to be necessary for normal iron metabolism and red blood cell formation.* Copper is required by the body to convert iron into hemoglobin and is an essential constituent of many important body enzymes including a form of superoxide dismutase, a major cellular antioxidant that cannot be supplemented directly.171-175

Individuals consuming over 50 mg of zinc daily and/or a high level of fructose are advised to supplement their diet with 2 mg copper several times per week.179-183 Copper is required by the body to convert iron into hemoglobin184 and is an essential constituent of many important body enzymes including a form of superoxide dismutase, a major cellular antioxidant

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Supplement Facts

Serving Size 1 capsule

Servings Per Container 100

Amount Per Serving

Elemental copper (as a chelated mineral)

2 mg

Other ingredients: potato starch, gelatin, purified water, MCT, magnesium stearate, silica.

Dosage and Use
  • Take one capsule daily or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
  • One capsule daily is recommended for those consuming large daily amounts of fructose or with daily intake of zinc greater than 50 mg.