Copper enables production and maintenance of myelin, which insulates
nerve cells, so ensuring the proper transmission of nerve impulses. The
myelin sheath is shown in green in this picture. (Courtesy of Gida.de.)
Virtually every cell in the body utilises copper and – together with
iron and zinc – copper is one of the trio of minerals essential to good
health. Copper is vital to the health of the body from foetal
development through to old age. Quite simply, without copper our brains,
nervous systems and cardiovascular systems could not function normally.
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