Copper in Health

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

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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