A beneficial nutrient in trace amounts, copper has a very narrow range of safety. Exposure to this heavy metal is cumulative, and it accumulates in brain tissue, causing schizophrenia and mental insanity.
High copper exposure can be defended against, in part, with zinc supplementation. Once copper is removed from the diet, moods and cognitive function often return to a normal range.
Vegetarians and vegans tend to have very high copper toxicity because they usually lack zinc in their diets. This partially explains why mental insanity and erratic behavior is surprisingly common among some vegans.
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