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Copper 2011 "Source: WebElements []" Copper: Forms Cu is found in the body in two oxidation states: Cu 1+ Cu 2+ Cuprous State Cupric State Copper: Food Sources Best sources Table 12-5, p. 446
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Copper: Absorption Exact mechanism not yet discovered 25 - 50% absorbed (1-2 mg/day) – Deficiency: absorption – Excess: absorption GI tract – Stomach – Jejunum Copper: Factors Affecting Absorption Enhancers Inhibitors Amino acids Phytate histidine Zinc methionine/cysteine Iron Glutathione Molybdenum Organic acids Calcium/phosphorus citrate Vitamin C Nutrition Reviews 68(3): 133-147
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