Copper is a mineral and an element essential to our everyday lives. It is super vital in various industries for it can be wired quickly, and it conducts heat & electricity - they do this within the human body as well, more on that later in the blog. All this without any risk of corrosion. Hence it is present everywhere, from electronics to electrical appliances to construction etc.
It is also an essential nutrient in our diet and has immense health benefits. It is needed for the growth and development of the human fetus, infants and children. For adults, Copper helps to maintain heart, brain & bone health and help the body absorb iron.
Copper is known in Ayurvedic sciences to balance body pH and doshas such as Vata and pitta. It is also a naturally occurring antibacterial, antimicrobial metal.
Copper in Jewellery
The oldest copper object ever found was a simple pendant made from Copper over 10,000 years ago. For a long time, pure hammered Copper was used to make jewellery. Later, the use of earrings, belts, buckles and mirrors became widespread. With mirrors came many accessories for makeup such as spatulas, combs and tweezers.
Every piece of Gold contains some amount of Copper. This is because Gold is so soft that it can be moulded by hand. Copper adds a slight hardness to sustain the shape of your Gold Jewellery.
Copper in Worship
Offerings to sacred figures, generally made of Copper (bronze), are typical in our Indian culture. In temples, bells, gongs, and other sound sources were part of religious rites and were made of Copper. Copper (Bronze) containers have been used for over 3000 years for the spiritual purpose of providing food for the deceased.
Copper in Homes
Copper Axes, Knives, Chisels & Bowls' crafting marked a significant improvement over those of stone and clay. Decorative nails, hinges, locks, table legs, chairs and hooks of Copper (bronze) are common in Indian homes. Copper utensils such as bowls, pots, kettles are standard because of their germ-fighting qualities. It is for the same reason that the oldest pipes transporting drinking water were made of Copper.
We read about the benefits of Copper in various aspects of life. Now let us look at the benefits of consuming Copper-infused water. If you want to know the benefits of drinking water from your copper bottles or vessels over a long period, check with your parents or grandparents. People in Indian villages still follow these rules and drink water on waking up from these vessels.
Benefits of Drinking Water from the Copper water bottle
When water is stored in a copper vessel or bottle for eight hours more, it releases some of its ions in the water through the Oligodynamic effect.
Copper is known to have antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic and antioxidant properties. It assists in the formation of haemoglobin and cell regeneration. Unfortunately, the human body cannot create the trace amounts of Copper it requires to function at an optimum level. Hence, Copper is necessary to be included as part of our intake either through food or water. Apart from that, we are benefitted in various other ways by drinking water from it.
You may see this trend in offices spaces, especially where one team member has a copper bottle. We aim to make sure that all team members and your family have a copper bottle and drink water from it.
Let's look at 10+ benefits of drinking water from copper bottles or a vessel.
Pure Copper is a known antioxidant in India, which means it fights off all the free radicals and negates their adverse effects. Free radicals and their harmful effects known causes of cancer. Copper also helps with Melanin's production, which provides colour to one's skin and eyes and protects you from the sun's harmful UV rays.
As per research studies, Copper reduces cholesterol and triglyceride levels. If the Copper deficiency has prevailed since childhood, it results in hypotension. However, if adults suffer from copper deficiency, they develop Hypertension. Therefore, trace amounts of Copper are critical for the regulation of the blood pressure of a person.
Optimum functioning of Thyroid Gland
According to the experts, the primary link between thyroid patients is Copper. Copper balances the thyroid gland's inconsistencies so that it energizes the thyroid gland to function well. It also fights off the damaging effects of an excessive amount of secretion of the thyroid.
While lack of copper results in thyroid malfunction, it's also true that an excessive amount of Copper also causes thyroid dysfunction causing hyper or hypothyroidism among patients.
Copper assists in the breakdown of food to form haemoglobin, and it helps the absorption of iron, the deficiency which causes Anemia. Copper deficiency in the human body can cause rare haematological disorders, resulting in low white blood cells.
Copper has anti-inflammatory properties, which provides great relief to patients affected by arthritis and atrophic arthritis. Additionally, Copper has bone-strengthening properties, which makes it an ideal cure for arthritis.
Storing water in copper bottles for continuous 8 hours makes it effective against harmful bacteria such as E.Coli, S. aureus, and Cholera Bacillus, among other common waterborne diseases disease-causing agents.
Ancient Roman texts mention prescribing copper-based medicine to kill germs within the stomach. Ayurveda claims that drinking "Tamra Jal" on an empty stomach detoxifies and cleanses it. Copper also has properties that stimulate peristalsis (rhythmic expansion and contraction of the stomach lining), reduce the stomach lining inflammation, and improve the digestive system. Copper is also a superb remedy for stomach ulcers, indigestion and stomach infections.
Support Cardiac Health
Copper helps clean plaque and dilates the blood vessels, resulting in increased blood flow to the guts. Studies have proved that Copper deficiency may result in the dysfunction of the guts muscles, which leads to insufficient pumping of the blood, impaired circulation of blood within the body and therefore the inability to handle stress.
Anti - Ageing
Ancient Egyptians used tons of copper-based beautifying agents; several skincare products are copper-based because of their antioxidant properties. It also assists cell regeneration and reduces fine lines.
Improved Brain Function
The human brain interacts with the human body via electrical impulses. Drinking copper water helps the cells communicate with one another by completing these impulses, making the brain work efficiently.
Copper also has anti-convulsive properties, which means it may have the ability to manage or reduce seizures. Because of its antioxidant properties, it reduces the chances of stroke in the human body.
Copper plays a significant role in dissolving the excessive fat deposits in your body and naturally reduces weight. It allows fat burn even during your body's resting stage; however, this does not mean you up to your copper intake and expect rapid fat loss and lose weight.
Faster Wound Healing
Copper exhibits anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiviral properties. Additionally, Copper also assists skin regeneration and strengthens the immune system, thereby healing wounds faster.