IMPORTANCE: Copper aids in the formation of bone, hemoglobin, and red blood
cells. It promotes connective tissue formation and central nervous system
function. It works with Vitamin C and Zinc to form
elastin, a chief component in skin tissue and muscle fibers. It is involved in the healing process, energy production, hair and skin coloring, and taste
sensitivity. Copper is important for the formation of collagen, one of the fundamental proteins making up bone, skin and connective tissue.
DEFICIENCY SYMPTOMS: May result in general weakness, impaired respiration, skin sores.
Formulas that contain COPPER: Alert
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