Everything you need to know about iron and copper

Everything you need to know about iron and copper
 Iron and copper - minerals that are essential, vital participants in chemical processes in living organisms. In another are called micronutrients, as they require the person in minor amounts. In the iron and copper body comes from food.


For a man copper is a very important matter. In the body, it is concentrated in muscles and bones, brain, blood, liver and kidneys. Therefore, when it is possible shortage of the failure of all vital organs.
Copper takes part in the construction of essential proteins and enzymes in the growth of cells and tissues. It is necessary for the process of hematopoiesis, without copper body is almost impossible to turn iron into hemoglobin.

Moreover, copper compounds provides cells that are necessary for normal metabolism: it transports iron in the liver, with its lack of iron will carry no one, it will accumulate, and this can lead to serious consequences.

Copper makes strong and healthy our bones. People who suffer from brittle bones, it is enough to start taking supplements with copper to stop fractures. Due copper long blood vessels are elastic and durable, because it promotes the formation of elastin.

Together with vitamin C, copper supports the immune system, helps her to defend the body against infections. Firmness and elasticity of the skin by the presence of collagen, which included also is copper.

This trace element stimulates the activity of pituitary hormones, supporting the endocrine system. Copper normalizes the process of digestion, protecting the digestive system from various injuries and inflammation.

Normally, the body enough copper falling with food, and the lack of copper often caused by human or natural features of metabolic disturbances.

Many contain copper nuts, raw egg yolk, liver, legumes, grains, dairy products, vegetables, fruits and berries. Copper is present in fresh meat, fish, shellfish, soy, rye bread, asparagus and potatoes. Quite a lot of this trace element in the dill, erect cinquefoil, cottonweed, Marena dye, the leaves of the tea bush, lobelia. Drinking water also contains copper - about 1 mg per liter.

People with dark hair need more copper than blond, since it is necessary to maintain hair color. Lack of it is manifested early graying.


Among the micronutrient iron is one of the most important. Without it there can be the formation of myoglobin and hemoglobin. Many enzymes are formed with iron, and regulates the immune system. Virtually all biochemical processes occur in our cells with iron.

This essential trace element helps the thyroid gland, maintains a high level of immune defense. Iron helps to eliminate toxins, is involved in the processes of regeneration, it improves the skin, hair and nails.

With the help of controlled DNA synthesis and cholesterol metabolism occurring redox reaction slows down the formation of free radicals.

Average fully balanced diet provides the necessary amount of iron man, but his lack of experience is still a lot of people, because the absorption of iron occurs in different ways.

Iron, which is found in red meat, called "organic", it is absorbed better than the "inorganic" iron from plants. Intestinal iron absorption is slowed in the presence of oxalic and phytic acid. On the contrary, the better the absorption of iron helps vitamins B and C.

The main sources of iron - beef and veal liver, fish, eggs, shellfish, molasses, dried mushrooms, cocoa, buckwheat, rye and wheat. Quite a lot of iron in the onion, celery, parsley, turnip greens in, carrots, salad, sorrel, nettles, color and cabbage, beans, peas, lentils, cucumbers and tomatoes, horseradish and garlic.

Less of this element contain strawberries, strawberries, apricots, apples, peaches, pears, blueberries, cherries, raspberries, currants, plums, beets, pumpkin, potatoes.

Iron deficiency can lead to anemia, severe fatigue, decrease in learning ability, sensitivity to cold, to a loss of performance and endurance, malfunction of the thyroid gland, muscle weakness, deformation of nails, loss of taste and nervous disorders.

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