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Supplement Forms / Alternate Names :
- Copper Complexes of Various Amino Acids
- Copper Gluconate
- Copper Picolinate
- Copper Sulfate
Principal Proposed Uses
- To Balance High Zinc Intake
Infants 0–6 months, 200 mcg
7–12 months, 220 mcg
Children 1–3 years, 340 mcg
4–8 years, 440 mcg
Males and females 9–13 years, 700 mcg
14–18 years, 890 mcg
19 years and older, 900 mcg
- Pregnant women, 1,000 mcg
- Nursing women, 1,300 mcg
Children 1 to 3 years, 1,000 mcg
4 to 8 years, 3,000 mcg
9 to 13 years, 5,000 mcg
Males and females 14 to 18 years, 8,000 mcg
19 years and older, 10,000 mcg
- Pregnant or nursing women, 10,000 mcg (8,000 mcg if 18 years old or younger)
Interactions You Should Know About
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- Review Date: 12/2015
- Update Date: 12/15/2015