Copper

Cu

Elements necessary for life

The symbol for copper is Cu. The atomic number is 29. The RDA, for adolescents 14-18, is 890 micorgrams per day. The RDA, for adults is 900 mcg/day, breast feeding women is 1,300 mcg/day, and for a pregnant woman is 1,000 mcg/day. In Canada, the recommended daily nutrient intake for adolescent and adult males is 1.5 to 2.5 mg. For adult women and adolescents, is 1.5 to 3 mg per day. Some main food sources of copper is liver, some seafood, beans, nuts, and whole grains.

Why does body need copper?

The body needs copper for help using iron and sugar. The benefit of copper is nerve function and bone growth. With a lack of copper, it may lead to anemia and osteoporosis, or weak bones. Intestine disease, kidney disease, pancreas disease, diarrhea, burns, stomach removal and continuing stress may increase the body needs for copper. Copper toxicity symptoms will be constipation, mood swings, and problems with concentration and memory. Excess copper is also related to physical problems, psychological problems, schizophrenia, and panic attacks.

Copper in your local pharmcay

There are two methods of intake, injection and tablets. Injection is taken by supervision of your doctor. Pure copper is not available for sale at your local pharmacy. Copper is in many probiotic supplements at your local pharmacy. Mainly costing under $32.

bibliography for sources

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bibliograpghy for RDA'S

“Micronutrient Information Center.” Copper. Web. 12 Oct. 2015.
<http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/minerals/copper>

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