Origin: Treating copper ore with an aqueous mixture of ammonium carbonate, ammonia, and oxygen to give copper(I) and copper(II) ammine complexes, which are extracted from the solids. These complexes are decomposed with steam to give CuO.
Also Known As:
Copper (II) oxide
Overview: Cupric oxide is an inorganic compound that is a product of copper mining and is a precursor to many copper-containing products including copper supplements. It is used by specific enzymes in the body to produce energy, create collagen and elastin, metabolize iron, and support the functions of the brain and the nervous system.
Common Dosage: 0.8 to 2.2 mg per day