The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog ran from 2006 to 2016 and was intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

  • Common sense considerations

    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Worried about copper in your supplements?

    The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has ruled that within limits, copper oxide can be safely used in food supplements.

    Overall exposure to copper from all food sources ranges from 3.7 to 6.7 mg/day. For children the mean copper exposure was 4.1 to 4.9 mg/day assuming children take the adult dose of the supplement.

    The bottom line?
    Several companies and professional associations applied for copper oxide to be used in food supplements at levels of 2 mg copper/day for adults, which is equivalent to 2.5 mg of copper(II) oxide. has an extensive (but not referenced) review of copper.

    6/11/09 18:49 JR

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