Copper is an essential acidic mineral essential in its role to protect the immune system and works with Iron for Hemoglobin formation (red blood cell production) preventing iron deficient anemia and abnormal blood clotting.
Lack of copper causes loss of hair. Copper reduces edema.
A deficiency in copper is known as hypocupremia, this may cause aneurisms, congestive heart failure, atherosclerosis, and hypertension.
Hypo/hyperglycemia, atherosclerosis, iron deficient anemia, body building, hypertension, mature onset diabetes, gestational diabetes, myopia, glaucoma, dry eye syndrome, stress, anxiety, high blood cholesterol, hyperlipidemia, coronary artery disease, Alzheimer’s, rheumatoid arthritis, AIDS.
Antagonist: Alcohol, antacid – bicarbonate, Mylanta, excess Vitamin C, fructose, iron excess, lithium penicillamine, phytates.