Copper is a trace element that is essential for life. After iron and zinc, it is the most abundant trace element in the human body. In living organisms, copper is part of our enzymes, and plays a role in angiogenesis, immunity, and the metabolism of glucose and cholesterol.
Food sources rich in copper include meat, seafood, nuts, and various seeds. A safe and adequate daily intake of copper for an adult is between 1.5 and 3 mg.
Copper has been shown to contribute to:
- Maintenance of normal connective tissues
- Normal energy-yielding metabolism
- Normal nervous system function
- Normal hair and skin pigmentation
- Normal transport of iron throughout the body
- Normal immune system function
- Protection of cells from oxidative stress
Mana is nutritionally complete food. Enjoy it as part of a balanced and healthy lifestyle.
Tolerable upper intake levels for vitamins and minerals, Scientific Committee on Food, Scientific Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies, EFSA 2006