The German Nutrition Society (DGE) recommends a daily copper intake of 1.0 to 1.5 mg for an adult. Children between the ages of one and seven should take in about 0.5 - 1.0 mg of copper per day. Copper is absorbed via the gastrointestinal tract.
Copper performs vital tasks in the human organism. This includes cell respiration, for example. In this process, the cells are supplied with oxygen for energy production. Even small amounts of copper are sufficient for the body to be adequately supplied.