The benefits of Copper
For something tasteless, there are subtle differences that can be noted between water held in plastic, metal or glass. Arguably, glass is considered the best option as a drinking vessel due to the leaching effects of plastic and metal bottles.
Contrary to popular belief, leaching from the bottle into the water can be good for you! That’s where copper vessels come in. You may have heard your grandparents say drinking from a copper vessel is good for your health. Here’s how:
- The metal kills bacteria Copper is known to be oligodynamic.
This sterilizing effect metals have on bacteria can eliminate bacteria very easily. It’s effective against the two bacteria that are commonly found in our environment and known to cause severe illness - E. Coli & S. Aureus.
- Improves your digestive system.
Beyond stomach cleansing and detox benefits, copper regulates your liver & kidney performance and helps with the absorption of nutrients. This is because copper has properties that stimulate peristalsis - the rhythmic contraction and relaxation of the stomach to aid digestion and reduce inflammation. As copper improves your digestive system, there is also the added benefit of also assisting weight loss.
- Heals wounds faster and delays the aging process.
Known for its anti-bacterial & anti-inflammatory properties, copper also aids the healing of wounds through the production of new cells. As copper is the main component in the production of Melanin, it also helps with signs of aging. Copper has very strong anti-oxidant and cell-forming properties that assist with removing free radical agents from the body and support the generation of new cells to replace old dying ones.
- Regulates the thyroid gland.
Copper helps regulate the working of the thyroid gland which is responsible for secreting the hormones regulating growth and development. Copper is one of the most important trace minerals the thyroid gland needs to function effectively.
- Helps beat Anaemia.
Copper is an essential component for iron absorption. Copper helps with the uptake of haeme (iron) and helps regulate its flow in your blood levels.
To Use A Copper Vessel Properly
- Make sure the vessel is pure copper. Leaching from other metals can have a negative effect on your health.
- Rinse thoroughly with a natural acidic solution such as lemon before first use.
-Have the vessel filled and sit for 6-8 hours prior to drinking to allow the Oligodynamic process to take place. Best practice is to fill and let sit overnight and consume in the morning.
- An excess of anything is bad for our bodies. Drinking water 2-3 times from a copper bottle is more than enough to reap the benefits.