Copper (Cu)

Copper is a key mineral in many different body systems.

Functions

  • Bone and Tissue Integrity
  • Energy Support and Production
  • Balances Cholesterol
  • Used by the Brain and the Nervous System
  • Aids in Red Blood Cell Production

Foods High In Copper

Meats and Seafood

  • calf's liver
  • crabs
  • oysters
  • mussels
  • squid

Vegetables and Fruits

  • cremini mushrooms
  • dark leafy greens such as spinach or kale
  • eggplant
  • potato
  • prunes
  • tomato

Nuts, Seeds, and Legumes

  • cashews
  • pumpkin seeds
  • sesame seeds
  • sunflower seeds
  • tofu

Copper Deficiency

If you don't have enough copper in your diet, symptoms could include:

Fatigue, paleness, skin sores, edema, slowed growth, hair loss, anorexia, diarrhea and dermatitis.