Copper is an essential trace element only needed in small amounts but it has lots of important roles in the body
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Copper is found in all tissues of the body and plays a role in many different bodily functions.
- Normal function of the immune system
- protection of cells from oxidative stress
- normal iron transport in the body
- functioning of the nervous system
- maintenance of normal connective tissues
- contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism
- normal hair and skin pigmentation
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