The Canadian penny may be obsolete, but copper continues to be a very valuable mineral. In fact, its essential to human health. To the detriment of many individuals the importance of copper has been overlooked and overshadowed by its antagonist, zinc. When we supplement large doses of zinc (i.e. 50 mg or higher) in the interest of supporting a health condition, it competes with dietary copper for uptake into the bloodstream and can result in copper deficiency. This can affect oxygen utilization, immune function, repair and maintenance of connective tissue, and more.Pure Lab Vitamins Copper Glycinate is formulated with natures smallest essential amino acid, glycine, for optimal absorption from the gut into the bloodstream. At just one milligram per capsule, it provides flexibility for use as replenishment of copper levels with two capsules daily and for maintenance at just one capsule daily.Ultimately, hair mineral analysis can be an important tool to monitoring mineral levels in the individual. However, copper in the 1mg dosage can also safely be used alongside zinc supplementation in the proper ratio in individuals whose trace minerals need restocking, without the concern of overshooting the goal of topping up the levels of either one.
Medicinal Ingredients (per capsule): Copper (Copper Glycinate) 1mg. Non-Medicinal Ingredients: 100% vegi-caps, Microcrystalline cellulose, Magnesium Stearate (veg source). Contains No: Gluten, wheat, sugar, yeast, milk, egg, shellfish, soy, corn, or preservatives. No artificial colours. Product is vegan and halal.