Copper is an essential mineral that is very important for various functions in the body. It contributes to the formation of red blood cells, energy production, collagen production and immune system support.
The German Nutrition Society (DGE) recommends a daily copper intake of 1.0 to 1.5 mg for an adult. Children between the ages of one and seven should take in about 0.5 - 1.0 mg of copper per day. Copper is absorbed via the gastrointestinal tract.