What is Copper?

Category: Supplements

Most popular types: Standard Process Copper Liver Chelate

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Copper is an element that is necessary to perform multiple functions within the body including adding minerals to the skeleton, building connective tissue, and helping with the formation of collagen.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 5 2
Macular degeneration 4 1
Support nutritional health 3 1
General health 2 4
Increase effect of another treatment 1 0
Iron deficiency anemia 1 1

Show all 7 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 7

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Copper

Side effect Patients Percentage
Burping 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Copper

Dosage Patients Percentage
2 mg daily 1
10 mg daily 1
12 mg four times daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Copper

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Course of treatment ended 1
Doctor's advice 1
Other 1
Personal research 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 4 patients who've stopped taking Copper

Duration

Currently taking Copper

Duration Patients Percentage
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 2

Stopped taking Copper

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 7
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 7
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 6
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1 patient evaluation for Copper

May 10, 2010 (Started Mar 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Waste of money
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark
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