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Can copper supplement be taken with or without food for better absorption?

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should i take copper supplement with or without food for better absorption
Posted Mon, 17 Jun 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. S. Jegadeesan 4 hours later

Thanks for your query.

Not only Copper, but any minerals in its optimum dose for its absorption needs the presence of hydrochloric acid in the stomach. So hydrochloric acid released in empty stomach to digest protein helps the absorption of copper. Copper supplement should be taken in empty stomach for better absorption.

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Dr. S. Jegadeesan

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