Copper

A nutritional mineral that is required for proper functioning and maintenance of the body.

Copper is a mineral that is required for nutrition and proper functioning and maintenance of the body. Copper (2 mg) is one component of the AREDS clinical trial daily nutritional supplementation for treatment to slow vision loss in AMD. Copper was added to the AREDS formulation to protect the retina from potential unwanted damage from too much zinc oxide supplementation. If you use nutritional supplementation, please consult with your personal physician and ophthalmologist as your personal health situation may require monitoring or a non-typical approach and nutritional supplements may interfere with prescribed medicines.