Vitamin and mineral deficiencies are common in those with chronic fatigue syndrome. Studies suggest that copper may offer support, along with other vitamins and minerals, to help increase energy in those with excessive fatigue (11).
Copper is also needed to absorb iron from the diet. Supplementing with copper can help improve iron absorption to reduce anemia-related fatigue (12).
Copper is required for a range of nervous system functions including central nervous system development, neurotransmitter biosynthesis, and neurological functioning (5). Studies show that copper deficiency or changes in the body’s copper homeostasis may cause a range of neurodegenerative disorders like Parkinson’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease (6).