Trace mineral found in pineapple, nuts and whole grain products.

Who is in greater risk for copper deficiency?

• Individuals with poor nutrition
• Individuals with malabsorptive disorders (inflammatory bowel diseases)
• Individuals with high dietary zinc intake

The role of copper:
• Carbohydrate, protein and
lipid metabolism
• Antioxidant protection
• Iron transportation in the body
• Provision of skin and hair color,
melanin synthesis
• Proper neurological function
• Bone health
• Connective tissue and skin health
• Support of immune function

Copper deficiency may result in:
• Impaired red blood cell production
• Brittle bones
• Skin disorders
• Neurological disorders