vitamins deficiency symptoms

Copper deficiency

Main functions of copper are to help keep our heart and blood vessels healthy. Copper is also involved in a lot of body processes. we need copper to make an enzyme that keeps flexibility of arteries. If we are copper deficient they could rupture. we also need copper to make the insulating sheath that covers our nerves. Working with iron copper keeps red blood cells healthy. It’s also responsible for making the natural antioxidant superoxide dismutase and involved in regulating gene expression.copper

Although severe deficiency is rare but marginal copper deficiency may be a related cause of osteoporosis. Copper deficiency is known to produce abnormal bone growth in growing children.
Copper supplementation is necessary in women at risk for or with diagnosed osteoporosis.

The typical diet provides about 50 percent of the copper RDA.
The risk of copper deficiency increases in cases of remature and low birthweight infants with diarrhea, infants fed only cow’s milk formula, those with malnutrition, malabsorption syndromes (celiac disease), cystic fibrosis, and those receiving intravenous feeding.Main functions of copper are to help keep our heart and blood vessels healthy. Copper is also involved in a lot of body processes. we need copper to make an enzyme that keeps flexibility of arteries. If we are copper deficient they could rupture. we also need copper to make the insulating sheath that covers our nerves.

Copper deficiency leads to iron deficiency and anemia. Low white blood cell count (increased risk of infection), osteoporosis, loss of skin pigment, and impaired growth in children also can connected with copper deficiency.

Copper food sources

To avoid cooper deficiency eat organ meats, shellfish, nuts, seeds, whole grain, prunes, and dark green vegetables

Copper Side Effects

Cooper side effects are rare. Among copper overdose symptoms are abdominal pain, vomiting, liver and kidney damage, and coma. Doses up to 10,000 mcg/day are not associated with toxicity, except in those with Wilson’s disease, Indian childhood cirrhosis, or idiopathic copper toxicosis.


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