Copper is an essential trace element found in all body tissues. This mineral is a nutritional partner of iron in helping to metabolize food into hemoglobin. It performs critical functions in numerous enzymes, such as its catalytic role in the antioxidant superoxide dismutase. Copper in the body helps to produce red blood cells and connective tissue and also facilitates the utilization of oxygen in cells. It also has been found to assist in preventing the loss of pigmentation of hair and skin. Nonchelated copper is poorly absorbed from the intestines and must be properly chelated with amino acids. Trophic Copper Chelate is made under specific conditions that are almost identical to the chelates produced in tissue by Mother Nature. Therefore, the body obtains the best possible utilization and absorption of the copper. Trophic’s patented Albion Copper, chelated with natural amino acids, provides superior biological activity or bioavailability and absorption.