Copper is an essential mineral that we get from our diet and is responsible for the production of healthy red and white blood cells. It’s also essential for triggering the release of iron in order to produce haemoglobin. Heamoglobin is present in red blood cells and is responsible for transporting oxygen around the body.
The body also requires copper for the development of the brain, immune system and bones in babies and young children.
Even though it’s a trace mineral and only required in tiny amounts, it’s still essential and just as important as the major minerals.
Good natural sources of copper include shellfish and nuts.