Copper is a trace mineral.
The body contains an average of 75mg. to 100mg. of copper.
The greatest concentrations of copper are in the brain and liver.
Arthritis: Some individuals with rheumatoid arthritis might have low blood levels of copper and increasing copper intake might be helpful.
Immune Function: A diet low in copper might increase the risk of infection as a result of lowered immune function.
Osteoporosis: Copper might help prevent osteoporosis by reducing the loss of minerals in bone.