10 Copper Deficiency Symptoms

Symptom #2: Anemia

Anemia is the condition in which blood does not have enough healthy red blood cells. In order to make hemoglobin, the compound in red blood cells that gives blood its red color, your bone marrow requires iron. This means that in the absence of adequate iron, your body is unable to produce the required amount of hemoglobin for the red blood cells.

Copper is responsible for the transportation of iron to the bone marrow for use in the production of hemoglobin. When copper levels are low, iron accumulates in one area instead of being taken to where it is required. Consequently, fewer red blood cells are produced, which leads to anemia. Characteristics of anemia include pale skin and fatigue.

Copper Deficiency Symptoms

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