Copper is a vital trace element. In particular, it ensures that certain enzymes in the body work properly and thus the metabolism can work without any problems. Researchers found that increasing the amount of copper accretion boosts fat metabolism. Copper fulfills additional functions in the body. It is part of several enzymes and also contributes to the electron transport and thus to the production of energy. Copper is needed also needed for blood formation, especially for the formation of haemoglobin. Additionally, copper participates in the formation of red blood cells through its involvement in iron metabolism. Copper is also involved in the formation of collagen and elastin in connective tissue. Copper is also needed to form melanin in the skin. Furthermore this element is also immune-stimulating and anti-inflammatory.
- Fat metabolism
- Formation of red blood cells