Copper Deficiency Symptoms & Treatment Options

› The daily recommendation of copper

Daily recommendations of copper differ according to age, sex, daily activity, the person’s status of health, metabolic and medical conditions. But, the recommended copper amount according to the World Health Organization (WHO) is

  • From birth to 6 months: 200 μg
  • Infants from 7 to 12 months: 200 μg
  • Children from 1 to 3 years: 340 μg
  • Children from 4 to 8 years: 440 μg
  • Children from 9 to 13 years: 700 μg
  • Teens from 14 to 18 years: 890 μg
  • adults from 19 years and older: 900 μg
  • pregnant and breastfeeding teens and women from 14 years and older: 1000 μg

People at risk of copper deficiency may need more than the daily copper recommendation.