Category Archives: Copper

Copper and Vitamin C Interactions

Ascorbic acid is thought to interact with copper in the gastrointestinal tract of humans and decrease the absorption of the mineral. It is known experimentally hat copper deficient animals can have their lives shortened by adding 0.1 to 1% ascorbic … Continue reading

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Copper and Zinc Interactions

Interactions between zinc ions (Zn2+) and other divalent cations such as iron (Fe2+), calcium (Ca2+) and copper (Cu2+) may interfere with normal mineral metabolism. The exact interactions between zinc and copper in the gastrointestinal tract are not known, but there … Continue reading

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