Copper is a mineral. It is found in many foods, particularly in organ meats, seafood, nuts, seeds, wheat bran cereals, grain products, and cocoa products. The body stores copper mostly in the bones and muscles. The liver regulates the amount of copper that is in the blood. Copper is used as medicine.
Copper is used for treating copper deficiency and the anemia it may cause. Having too little copper (copper deficiency) is rare. It sometimes occurs in people who get too much zinc from diet or supplements, who have intestinal bypass surgery or are fed by feeding tubes. Malnourished infants can also have a copper deficiency.
Improving wound healing, and treating osteoarthritis and brittle bones (osteoporosis).