Thorne Research Copper Bisglycinate a well absorbed form of copper that is essential for the heart, blood vessels, nerves, bones and collagen health for the skin. Copper is also a component of the antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase. Copper and zinc compete with each other for absorption, an individual taking a high amount of zinc (for example, 50 mg daily for an extended time period) can develop a copper deficiency. A copper deficiency can render many cell types, including fat cells and blood cells, more susceptible to oxidation. For this reason, zinc supplementation should be accompanied by copper supplementation. copper supplementation protects red blood cells from oxidation.
Recommended use: Take 1 capsule 1 to 3 times daily or as recommended by a health-care practitioner.