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Copper is beneficial for hair health.

Copper is an essential mineral. The recommended dosage is 3 mg/day for hair loss. 222

Experts caution that if taking copper in supplement form, be sure to take along with 30 mg of zinc. 222

Dietary Sources of Copper

Physiological Effects and Benefits of Copper

  • Copper deficiency can cause hair loss. 2
  • Needed for production of the antioxidant enzyme copper-zinc superoxide dismutase, which helps protect against free radical damage that promotes thinning hair. 47
  • Copper helps make elastin and collagen (important proteins for skin cells).37
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