Copper helps with iron absorption and together they allow the body to produce red blood cells. Copper is also essential for the repair of damaged connective tissue in muscles as well as the collagen in the scaffolding of bones. Studies have also shown there to be a correlation between low copper levels and high cholesterol and high blood pressure.
Risks and benefits of copper in light of new insights of copper homeostasis.
Those who have a copper deficiency are more prone to frequent sickness, weak and brittle bones, difficulty walking, sensitivity to cold, and premature gray hair.