- Vitamin C and zinc help prevent the body from absorbing excess copper.
- Excess zinc can interfere with the body's ability to absorb copper.
- Can serve as a pro-oxidant (generates free-radicals). Consume it in low-enough doses to protect against oxidative damage as part of superoxide dismutase, an enzyme complex with zinc.
Aids in the formation of bone, hemoglobin, and red blood cells, involved in the healing process, energy production, hair and skin coloring, and taste sensitivity, formation of collagen.
Symptoms of Deficiency ∞
Osteoporosis, anemia, baldness, diarrhea, general weakness, impaired respiratory function, and skin sores.
Almonds, avocados, barley, beans, beets, blackstrap molasses, broccoli, garlic, lentils, liver, mushrooms, nuts, oat. oranges, pecans, radishes, raisins, salmon, seafood, soybeans, green leafy vegetables.
- Oysters, shellfish, beans, peas, lentils, wheat germ, copper cookwear and utensils.
Barley, lentils, blackstrap molasses, mushrooms, oatmeal, muts (brazil, cashews, filberts, walnuts), peanuts, wheat germ.