Copper is an essential trace mineral for the human body. Of the 110 mg. in a 70 kg person, 46 mg. is in the bone. Copper-dependent transport systems are important for iron and zinc to be delivered to different parts of the body.
In spite of the importance of copper, copper-containing pharmaceuticals* have not been developed. Cardiovascular dysfunctions in rats have been relieved by some forms of copper treatment. Some forms of copper have been shown to have an anti-diabetic effect.
CONCLUSION: This article is based on the author’s abstract only. The author encourages the development of pharmaceutical grade copper. It is therapeutic in some forms of cardiovascular dysfunction, diabetes, and transport deficiencies of iron and zinc. The full article is not available for free.
NOTE: *Various forms of copper are already available at health food stores.