When water is stored in a copper vessel or bottle, for eight hours or more, copper releases some of its ions in the water, through a process called the Oligodynamic effect. Copper is known to have antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic and antioxidant properties. It assists in the formation of haemoglobin as well as cell regeneration and unfortunately, the human body cannot create the trace amounts of copper it requires to function healthily, therefore, copper has to be a part of our intake either through food or water, but the human body is benefitted in several other ways with the presence of copper.
Ancient societies like Ancient Egypt, Rome, Greece, Somalia, Incas, Aztecs and Indians used copper in various forms, from currency for trade to household products. Ayurvedic texts mention the use of copper vessels for drinking water. Copper is the only metal with anti-bacterial properties, which were proved to be true even during the 1800s when copper mine workers were immune to Cholera. Over the centuries copper has been used in various forms to treat various illnesses including cuts, headaches, even varicose veins. The rise of Ayurvedic usage and indigenous medicines has seen a rise in the use of copper products in household items, especially copper vessels and cups. We present to you the only metal that has journeyed all through history, without losing its credibility and 13 amazing health benefits of a copper vessel and bottles.
Here are some amazing health benefits of drinking water from a copper bottle:
Ancient Egyptians used a lot of copper-based beautifying agents. Several skincare products these days are copper-based because copper is not only an antioxidant, it also assists cell regeneration, negating the harmful effects of free agents on the skin and helps to fight off wrinkles and fine lines that come with age.
Copper plays an instrumental role in dissolving the excess fat deposits in the human body and helps reduce weight. Copper keeps the body in a fat-burning situation even when the individual is resting, however, this does not mean that too much copper will burn more fat; too much copper could end up poisoning the human body.
Fights off Free Radicals
Copper is a known antioxidant, which means it fights off all the free radicals and negates their negative effects. Free radicals and their harmful effects have been major causes of cancer in the human body. Copper also helps in the production of Melanin which gives colour to one’s skin and eyes, as well protects one from the harmful UV rays of the sun.
Aids the Functioning of Thyroid Gland:
The most common feature between patients of the thyroid is copper. Copper balances the inconsistencies of the thyroid gland, that is it energizes the thyroid gland to function well, but it also fights off the damaging effects of too much secretion from the thyroid gland. While lack of copper leads to thyroid gland malfunction, it is also true that too much copper also makes thyroid gland dysfunction causing hyper or hypothyroidism among patients.
Keeps the Temperature of the Body on the Cooler Side
When the food we eat passes into our stomach, it becomes acidic, releasing toxins in the body and thereby making the body heat up. When you drink water from a copper bottle, water upon storage for a couple of hours becomes infused with alkali. This alkaline water helps to balance the acids, detoxify the system and lower the temperature of the body. This is especially helpful during the hot summer months when the body tends to heat up due to the prevailing weather.
Aids in Healing Wounds Faster:
Copper exhibits anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiviral properties. In addition, copper also assists skin regeneration and strengthens the immune system, helping the body in healing wounds faster.
Helps Cardiovascular System:
Copper helps clean plaque as well as dilate the blood vessels to increase the blood flow to the heart. Studies have proved that Copper deficiency can result in the dysfunction of the heart muscles, leading to insufficient pumping of the blood, impaired circulation of blood in the body and the inability to respond correctly to stress.
Assists in Digestion:
Ancient Roman texts talk about prescribing copper-based medicine to kill off germs in the stomach. Ayurveda claims that drinking “Tamra Jal” detoxifies and cleanses the stomach. Copper also has properties that stimulate peristalsis (rhythmic expansion and contraction of the stomach lining), reduce the inflammation of the stomach lining and assist in better digestion. Copper is an excellent remedy for stomach ulcers, indigestion and stomach infections.