As some of us believe, Copper is not a poisonous heavy metal. It is recommended by National Academy of Sciences to eat 700 micrograms of Copper each day. Copper is usually found in meat, lobster, or supplemental vitamins.
In addition, our ancestors have been practising this for thousands of years. Don’t you think if it was dangerous or unhealthy, they would have stopped doing it after realizing that it was detrimental to their health. In fact, a copper water container is more likely to kill of bacteria than the plastic water bottles that so many Americans use.
Drinking water stored in a copper water bottle or other copper vessel does have health benefits and is widely recommended by health experts. Water stored in a copper vessel (which is known as “tamra jal” in Ayurvedic medicine) balances the three doshas in your body (vata, kapha and pitta) by gently infusing the water with the positive health properties of copper.
Water stored in a copper water bottle will also become natural alkaline water, which helps balance your body’s pH levels. Copper is anti-bacterial, acts as an effective anti-oxidant, improves immunity, supports good health, prevents aging, eliminates toxins and free radicals, and stimulates the brain. While the idea of storing water in a copper water bottle or other copper vessel arose many centuries ago and has its origins in Ayurvedic principles, the practice is gaining more and more attention from the scientific community.
Copper is the best metal by which we drink water because of following advantages, which I am sure would be interested to know:
1. Helps the digestive system perform better
Copper has properties that help kill harmful bacteria and reduce inflammation within the stomach, making it a great remedy for ulcers, indigestion and infections. Copper also helps cleanse and detox your stomach, regulates the working of your liver and kidneys, and proper elimination of waste and ensures the absorption of nutrients from food.
2. Aids weight loss
To lose weight quicker, try drinking water stored in a copper vessel regularly. Apart from fine tuning your digestive system to perform better, copper also helps your body break down fat and eliminates it more efficiently, thereby, helping your body keep only what it will use and throw out the rest.
3. Slows down ageing
If you are worried about the appearance of fine lines on your face, copper is your natural remedy. Packed with very strong anti-oxidant and cell forming properties, copper fights off free radicals, one of the main reasons for the formation of fine lines.
4. Mitigates the risk of cancer
Another disease that is quickly becoming extremely common, cancer, can be debilitating for both the patient and their family. How does copper help? Well, copper has very strong antioxidant properties that helps to fight off free radicals and negate their ill effects – one of the main reasons for the development of cancer
5. Protects you from infections
Copper is known to be oligodynamic in nature (the sterilizing effect of metals on bacteria), and can destroy bacteria very effectively. It is especially effective against E.coli and S.aureus, two bacteria that are commonly found in our environment and known to cause severe illnesses in the human body
6. Regulates the working of the thyroid gland
Health experts believe that one commonality among people with thyroid diseases is that they usually have low levels of copper in their body. While this is most commonly seen in people with hyperthyroidism (excessive thyroid hormone), those with hypothyroidism (low levels of thyroid hormone) may also suffer from this deficiency
7. Beats arthritis and inflamed joints
Copper has very potent anti-inflammatory properties. This asset is especially great to relieve aches and pains caused due to inflamed joints – like in the case of arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Apart from that, copper also has bone and immune system strengthening properties, making it the perfect remedy for arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
In one recent study, scientists studied the effect of storing water in a copper pot on microbially-contaminated drinking-water, including serious bacteria such as e.coli and salmonella. Incredibly, the scientists stored the contaminated water in a copper vessel for 16 hours at room temperature and were later unable to find any of the bacteria! This study supports what Ayurvedic medicine has been telling us for centuries: that copper has incredible anti-bacterial properties.
In the same study, the scientists found that the water stored in the copper vessel also become more alkaline. In particular, the scientists discovered that the water’s pH rose steadily the longer it was stored in the copper vessel. The study also showed that while the copper content of the water increased, the copper levels were well within the permissible limits determined by the World Health Organization. As a result, there does not appear to be any realistic risk of ingesting too much copper using this method.
It’s always so exciting to see modern science catch up with Ayurvedic principles that have been out there for centuries…
Source: Times of India