Zinc and Copper

Zinc and copper work together in the human body, so a good multivitamin should contain adequate quantities of both. A 15:1 zinc-to-copper ratio is considered ideal, with a range of 10 to 30 parts zinc to one part copper being acceptable.

Benefits of Copper

  • Promotes formation of red blood cells
  • Helps produce enzymes needed for respiration
  • Assists in the formation of hemoglobin in red blood cells

Benefits of Zinc

  • Strong antioxidant properties
  • Helps wound heal
  • Assists in the synthesis of RNA and DNA
  • Promotes the division, repair, and growth of cells

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