Description: Copper 2mg 100t is available by Douglas Laboratories.
amni® original formula
A Dietary Supplement
Copper amino acid
chelate, provided by Douglas Laboratories, is a patented, nutritionally
functional bis-glycinate chelate (Albion Labs) with excellent
bioavailability. Each tablet delivers 2 mg of elemental copper.
Copper may be a useful nutritional adjunct for individuals who wish to increase their intake of copper.
Copper is an essential trace element and
functions as a cofactor of many enzymes involved in antioxidant defense
(superoxide dismutase), connective tissue metabolism (lysyl oxidase),
and amine metabolism (amine oxidases). Superoxide dismutase (SOD) is a
key antioxidant enzyme in the body’s cellular fluid (the cytosol) and
mitochondria (the cell’s powerhouses). SOD destroys harmful superoxide
anions that are either generated during normal energy metabolism or
coming from environmental pollution. Cytosolic SOD activity is
dependent on sufficient levels of copper and zinc.
studies have shown that increasing dietary intake of these essential
trace elements may increase the activity of SOD considerably. As the
essential cofactor of several amine oxidases, copper assumes a pivotal
role in the metabolism and degradation of amines. Monoamine oxidase is
involved in the inactivation of catecholamines. It reacts with
substances such as serotonin, norepinephrine, tyramine, and dopamine.
Diamine oxidase inactivates histamine and polyamines.
is produced by the immune system during allergic reactions in response
to antigens. Lysyl oxidase acts on the lysyl side chains of collagen
and elastin, providing the basis for cross-link formation within
connective tissues. Copper is also important in many aspects of iron
metabolism (ceruloplasmin, ferroxidase), mitochondrial energy and
phospholipid metabolism (cytochrome c oxidase), and dopamine metabolism
(dopamine â- hydroxylase, tyrosinase). In the nervous system, copper is
required for myelin formation and maintenance, as well as for normal
Absorption of free, ionic copper from foods
is about 30- 40% efficient, and can be severely compromised by free
zinc and some antagonistic ligands in food, such as phytate. Compared
to free copper, the copper amino acid chelate is more bioavailable and
less influenced by antagonistic factors. Several studies showed that
the Albion chelate leads to excellent tissue retention of copper, as
evidenced by effective stimulation of SOD activity.
Serving Size: 1 tablet
Servings Per Container: 100
Amount Per Serving
(as copper amino acid chelate*)
* U.S. Patent No. 4,599,152: Albion Laboratories
** Daily Value not established
As a dietary supplement, adults take 1 tablet daily, or as directed by your healthcarre professional.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
For optimal storage conditions, store in a cool, dry place.
Tamper resistant package, do not use if outer seal is missing.
(35-65% relative humidity)
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug
Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat
cure, or prevent any diseases.