What is the function of Copper? As a mineral of dietary importance, copper reduces tissue damage caused by free radical action and maintains both healthy connective tissues and healthy bones. In addition to this, copper supports the production of melatonin, a hormone which helps improve sleep quality. Also, copper optimizes the activity of the thyroid gland and helps preserve the myelin sheath that surrounds and protects the nerves.
Copper deficiency symptoms: anemia, fragile blood vessels (which tend to break easily), bone and joint problems, high LDL (bad) cholesterol levels, low HDL levels (good cholesterol), frequent infections, premature hair graying, skin depigmentation, loss of pigment in the iris and associated health risks, fatigue, general weakness, difficult breathing, irregular heartbeats, skin lesions.
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