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  • Writer's pictureAlison Howlett

Could you have a Copper Deficiency?

Copper is an essential mineral that our bodies incorporates into enzymes. Copper's role in our bodies is to help form hemoglobin and collagen in the body, it's found in many foods including nuts, Chocolate, mushrooms, shellfish, whole grains, dried fruits, and liver. Our bodies, normally absorbs copper from the intestines, this makes it non-toxic by binding it to a protein, and transports it to the liver. Our liver excretes excess copper into the bile and it is removed from the body in the stool. Some copper is also excreted in the urine. A deficiency in copper results in poorly formed red blood cells, also known as Anemia. Copper needs to stay in balance with other minerals, which includes Zinc & Iron, if we consume to much of one of these minerals it can throw the others out of balance. Copper deficiencies may occur in patients who have coeliac disease, you may also experience symptoms such as:- Anaemia Abdominal pain Nausea Jaundice Fatigue Behavioural changes. Bloods4you can provide you with a Private & Confidential Copper & other Mineral Screening Blood Tests, all in the comfort & privacy of your own home or workplace. To Book your Private & cost effective Blood or Urine Tests, with 24 hours Test turnaround Results, please telephone or email your requirements today. "Your Blood In Safe Hands" #bloods4you 

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