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Copper Side Effects and Warnings

Written by FoundHealth.

Safety Issues

The following daily doses of copper should not be exceeded:

  • Children 1 to 3 years, 1,000 mcg 4 to 8 years, 3,000 mcg 9 to 13 years, 5,000 mcg
  • Males and females 14 to 18 years, 8,000 mcg 19 years and older, 10,000 mcg
  • Pregnant or nursing women, 10,000 mcg (8,000 mcg if 18 years old or younger)

Maximum safe dosages of copper for individuals with severe liver or kidney disease have not been determined.

Interactions You Should Know About

If you are taking

  • Zinc :You need to make sure to get enough copper.
  • Ironsupplements or high doses of vitamin C :You may need extra copper. If you do take a copper supplement, it might be ideal to take it either 2 hours before or after these other substances.


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