6 Copper Health Benefits + Sources, Intake & Dangers

Written by Maja Stanojevic, MD | Last updated:
Jonathan Ritter
Nattha Wannissorn
Puya Yazdi
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Jonathan Ritter, PharmD, PhD (Pharmacology), Nattha Wannissorn, PhD, Puya Yazdi, MD | Written by Maja Stanojevic, MD | Last updated:

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Copper is an important trace mineral. We need it for normal growth, bone strength, immune function, and cardiovascular health. However, too much of it can be toxic. Read this post to learn more about the health benefits of copper, food sources, harmful effects of copper overload, and ways to change copper absorption.