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Copper

Copper is used for treating copper deficiency and the anemia it may cause. Having copper deficiency is rare , it sometimes occurs in people who get too much zinc from diet or supplements, have intestinal bypass surgery, or are fed by feeding tubes. Copper works with Iron to help the body form red blood cells. It also helps keep the blood vessels, nerves, immune system and bones healthy.


Copper - Vitamin for Stroke: Copper (3 milligrams) - balances with zinc. (Zinc 50 milligrams). Do not exceed a total of 100 milligrams.
Copper and zinc are two essential nutrients metals. Copper is important for keeping your heart healthy, brain development and healthy bones. Zinc is an immune-system booster and ensures that your body stays healthy. Copper and zinc have an interesting relationship where the intake of one of these elements causes the other element to decrease in your body. An intake of too much zinc which is a key ingredient in some over-the-counter cold remedies can cause irreversible neurological ailments associated with copper deficiency.
Health Warning: Learning how to maintain a proper balance between the two is important in preventing toxicity in the body while  ensuring both of the functions of these two minerals is preserved. So do not exceed 100 milligram of zinc if you take 3 milligram of copper.

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