Natural Home Cures Freeze Dried Nopal Powder Capsules (Prickly Pear) Contains Copper (Cu)

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Our Freeze Dried Nopal Powder Capsules (Prickly Pear) contains copper, an essential ingredient in the formation of red blood cells.(1*) Copper also partners with vitamin C to produce elastin, a protein that is found in all the connective tissue of the body as well as the skin.(2*) Copper is vital in producing the neurotransmitters peptidyl alpha-amidating monooxygenase and dopamine hydroxylase.(3*)

A deficiency in copper may result in decreased glucose tolerance, anemia, lowered defense against infections, abnormal carbohydrate metabolism and may also lead to heightened glucose, triglycerides and serum cholesterol levels.(4*) In addition, copper plays a role in iron metabolism, storage, and absorption.(5*) The signs of copper deficiency are similar to those of iron deficiency such as general malaise, and lightheadedness.(6*), (7*)


Sources of Copper

Dark Green Vegetables, Legumes, Nuts, Oysters, Whole Grains and our Natural Home Cures Freeze Dried Nopal Powder Capsules (Prickly Pear).

     Source References
(1) Wikipedia: Copper
(2) Wikipedia: Copper Deficiency
(3) PubMed: Copper Deficiency Has No Effect On Bovine Prion Proteins.
(4) Livestrong: Can Symptoms of Copper Deficiency Be Reversed by Copper Supplements?
(5) Body Ecology: The Symptoms and Your Best Natural Solutions
(6) Ehow: Identify Copper Deficiency
(7) OSU Linus Pauling Institute: Copper Deficiency