Copper is an essential trace element for many enzymes. It is involved in the maintenance of bone mass and cartilage, but is also essential in the fight against infections and the proper functioning of the heart. Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, it also has a beneficial effect on pain caused by osteoarthritis.
The nutritional intake of copper ranges from 1.5 µg per day for adolescents to 2 µg for adult women.
The foods richest in copper are liver (14.6 mg / 100 g), oysters (4.45 mg / 100 g) and dark chocolate (3.2 mg / 100 g).