Copper

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 it plays a role in angiogenesis, in the bodies defense mechanisms, as well as in the metabolism of glucose and cholesterol. Food sources, which are 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.

It has been shown that copper contributes to the maintenance of normal connective tissues, normal energy-yielding metabolism, normal functioning of the nervous system and normal hair and skin pigmentation. Furthermore, it contributes to normal iron transport in the body, normal function of the immune system and the protection of cells from oxidative stress.

Through the daily consumption of 5 servings of Mana Powder or Mana Drink, your daily intake of copper is 1.5 mg.

Enjoy Mana as part of your varied and balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. Mana is suitable for all healthy adults.

Sources of informations:

Tolerable upper intake levels for vitamins and minerals, Scientific Commettee on Food, Scientific Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies, EFSA 2006. Online: http://www.efsa.europa.eu/sites/default/files/efsa_rep /blobserver_assets/ndatolerableuil.pdf

Clinical study:

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.2903/j.efsa.2009.1211/epdf