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- What other names is Copper known by?
- What is Copper?
- How does Copper work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Copper.
Adults should consume no more than 10 mg of copper per day. Kidney failure and death can occur with as little as 1 gram of copper sulfate.
Pregnant or breast-feeding women should consume no more than 8 mg per day if they are 14 to 18 years old, and no more than 10 mg per day if they are 19 or older. Higher amounts can be dangerous.
Do not use copper if:
- You have Wilson's disease.
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