CAUTION: This product contains the mineral copper, a potentially toxic substance unless consumed in very small amounts. Do not use this product unless you possess an accurate way of measuring this copper supplement safely, such as a digital scale. Measuring spoons are unsuitable for accurate measuring of this product.
Copper gluconate 1%is a blended product consisting of copper gluconate and mannitol, a sugar alcohol, to yield 1% elemental copper. Copper gluconate is a chelate containing copper, and the organic acid, L-gluconic acid in the form of L-gluconate. This supplement can supply the body with the essential trace mineral, copper. Copper is especially important as a key component of dozens of enzymes in the human body.
Supplementation of copper helps support cardiovascular, skeletal, and nervous systems. Copper is critical for nerve function, bone growth, and carbohydrate metabolism.
*NOTE: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
When using dietary supplements, keep in mind that like conventional medicines, dietary supplements may trigger allergic reactions or interact with prescription and nonprescription medicines that you might be taking. If large amounts of copper are consumed, it reduces the levels of zinc and vitamin C. On the other hand, if large amounts of vitamin C and zinc are consumed, it reduces the levels of copper. Thus if you intend to supplement your diet with a vitamin or mineral, it is important that you have a balanced intake of all the other nutrients.