I read a lot of articles about copper toxicity. I have some unexplainable symptoms since i am vegan, and i want to find the solution, and it was driving me to this issue. I have found a lot of matches. I am hold a suspicion.
Vegan diet contains too much Copper, and low level of Zinc. I found that there is no way to get enough protein and get lower cooper than tha daily recommended. The recommended zinc-copper ratio is 6:1 (or 8:1). I tracked my meals (15 day) - what is very balanced vegan meals (i thought) - and this ratio is between ~3:1 and 4:1. I usually consume 3 mg of copper a day. The recommended is 2mg, but i saw 1mg on LiveStrong.com. My zinc intake is usually ~10-12mg per a day (15 is the minimum recommended!).
All of the vegan protein sources are high in copper, and low in zinc. This is sad. I dont know what would be the solution. Zinc suplements getting is the only way i see. Today i started to comsume these supplements. I hope it will help.
But i dont know how get a low level copper vegan diet.
Is there anybody know about this something? Or has anybody had excess of copper?
Some articles to read: