Apart from being the most used decorative metal for centuries and later with its continuing advent in modern civilization as the most used metal in different dimensions and purposes consciously and unconsciously, comes also the copper vessel that stores liquids and water. Let’s understand how drinking water in a copper vessel can benefit with numerous advantages.
Copper vessels are the containers that store liquids such as water and many others. Coming in different shapes and dimensions like copper bottles, pitchers, pots, pans, cups, and mugs, these fulfill the purposes and fit the place and situation. These were once used as kitchenware, and for many purposes, but later only used for ritualistic purposes. But now, since the studies and research materials regarding the use of copper for food intake and mostly for water intake are available on public platforms or databases, the use of copper vessels has been gaining momentum.
- These vessels are known for historical significance and unique properties that have contributed to human culture serving purposes of distinct ranges.
- It is known for its exceptional heat conductivity that distributes the heat equally across the vessel or utensil.
- The antimicrobial and antioxidant characteristics of the ions that are infused into the water are one of the main reasons the different cultures embrace a practice called ‘copper water therapy’.
- The natural luster aesthetic quality and appeal add a touch of elegance to the kitchenware and spruce up the look of the kitchen.
- Makes its stance clear as a symbol of tradition and functionality that has been proven since to now and even further.
We have come across the suggestions of water intake of 3-5 liters daily, later to take such through copper tumblers, cups, or vessels for better health. But do we know the reasons behind these suggestions? If not, just explore them, if yes, let’s brush them up and understand more clearly.
- Boosts Immunity
It is a well-known fact that blood cells are integral in maintaining the immunity of the body, while the white blood cells are the key players, the red blood cells are the mediators for such activity. In such activity, the characteristics of the cooper ions help in the production of antibodies and facilitate the absorption of iron and other immune minerals from food or liquids to form hemoglobin. Regular consumption of water from copper vessels boosts the immune system by playing a crucial role in the functioning of blood cells.
- Helps in Digestion
Digestion in simpler terms is that the stomach is ready for the next meal. But we never might have cared to understand the process of it as the stomach could be ready for the next meal, but sometimes left with stomach inflammation. It is a process of breaking down the nutrients from food or liquids and distributing them to the body for use in energy, growth, and cell repair. Here is a simpler ritual of drinking water from a copper vessel with properties that stimulate ‘Peristalsis’ which is a wave-like muscle contraction helping the food to reach different processing stations helping in digestion. Regular consumption of water from copper vessels kills the bacteria that cause inflammation.
Inflammation can be caused both internally and externally. In cases like obesity, arthritis and joint pain, cardiovascular disease, and other causes of internal inflammation, while injuries and infections cause external inflammation. Well, the immune system takes care of such reduction and one of the ways to fight is by drinking water from copper vessels which boosts the immune system. Since copper contains anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral properties, is infused into water to help in rapid healing.
- Anti-Microbial Properties
Antimicrobial properties are a kind of energy or ions that are responsible for killing or slowing the spread of micro-organisms including bacteria, viruses, protozoans, and fungi in foods or liquids including water. A study by the United States Environmental Protection Agency in 2008 recognized that copper is the first antimicrobial metal, which was already exploited by our ancestors for well-being, so this itself clears the doubts of copper’s functional existence for many generations. These properties make the copper vessels an ideal choice for ensuring the purity and safety of the water we consume.
- Skin Health
We are already aware of copper’s aid in reducing the inflammation inside the body. By reducing such, it automatically becomes the solution for acne, eczema, and psoriasis which are internal infections that affect the skin. The anti-inflammation and antimicrobial properties present in copper water take care to kill such organisms. Moreover, copper water from the copper vessel promotes the formation of melanin repairing the pigment of the skin, and cell repairing or regeneration, which increases the skin’s firmness yet maintains its softness.
- Maintains pH Balance
The term ‘pH’ refers to the potential of hydrogens that is required to specify the acidity or alkalinity of any aqueous solution. A good pH balance refers to good health. More acidity refers to the body going through severe constipation, indigestion, or inflammation issues which are unhealthy. So a constant need to check the pH balance is always advised by the peers in medicine. The pH balance varies distinctly based on gender, age groups, and others. Well, studies say that storing water in copper vessels helps in the process of ionization of infusing copper ions in water which makes it alkaline so that it maintains the pH balance.
- Weight Loss
We have come across at least once people saying ‘weight loss puts half of the problems at bay’. Well, then it is the start of a new voyage or a fresh restart. Consuming water from the copper vessels is believed to support weight loss by enhancing digestive health as the traces or ions of the copper leach onto the liquids or foods in the stomach bag helping in the breakdown of the enzymes, proteins, and other nutrients. This improves metabolism, reduces appetite, and reduces acidity which ultimately improves gut health. Good gut health complimented by a sensible diet and exercise takes you through a weight loss goal.
Well, be aware of both the potential benefits and demerits if taken excessively to take a call of storing water in copper vessels. Consult the Medicare experts to gain more understanding of copper water and precautions that suit your lifestyle.
- Pregnant women should consult doctors before consuming Cooper water.
- People who suffer from a rare copper metabolism disorder called ‘Wilson’s disease’.
- Those who are taking medication that is negatively interactive with copper.
- Individuals with kidney disorders.
- People suffering from genetic disorders causing excess iron absorption called ‘Hemochromatosis’.
- People with a history of copper allergy and sensitivities.
Based on the report and studies of the World Health Organization(WHO), every liter of copper water contains at least 0.47mg of copper intake, and such intake shouldn’t exceed 10mg per day as it could result in nausea, vomiting, and adverse copper toxic results. So advised to consume in specific considerable amounts.
‘Too much of anything is good for nothing’, especially for the kidneys if the copper water is excessively consumed. Too much copper water can lead to copper toxicity that damages kidneys gradually creating rare genetic conditions like ‘Wilson’s disease, due to accumulation of copper.