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Health Benefits Of Drinking From A Copper Water Bottle

Health Benefits Of Drinking From A Copper Water Bottle

Have you heard of the many health benefits of drinking from a copper water bottle?

 In addition to being beautiful, copper drinkware may offer additional benefits to your overall wellness and well-being. While drinking out of a copper water bottle is attributed with a wide variety of benefits, it doesn’t treat or cure any diseases or ailments and is not regulated, so consult your physician before adding it to any regimen. 

But, using a fun water bottle is one way to help you and your family drink more water while using less plastic. And while drinking out of copper water bottles may be trendy in the Western world, it is a concept that is often supported by the Indian system of holistic medicine Ayurveda. So, why not choose a water bottle that might offer additional health benefits? 

how it works

Because copper is a ‘trace element,’ you only need minimal amounts to maintain your health. Copper is soluble in water, however, is your water is of a standard pH, not many copper ions will transfer from a copper bottle into your water. The good news is this also means drinking from copper vessels has a low risk of overexposing you to too much copper. Still, to be safe, experts recommend limiting your copper water intake to 3 cups per day. 

If you want to try it out, you will need to leave your water in the copper vessel for a period of four hours or more for it to absorb the healing properties of the copper. To make it easy, think about just leaving a full copper water bottle in the refrigerator overnight. Some of the holistic health benefits for drinking from copper cups and vessels are: 

Antibacterial

One of the most observed benefits of drinking out of copper water bottles is that copper has antibacterial properties. However, if you have access to clean water, you probably won’t see a significant impact. And, even with the antibacterial properties, it’s still important to regularly wash your copper water bottles.  

purification

Copper vessels are effective at purifying water by removing bacteria and extracting impurities. Let your water sit in copper for at least four hours before drinking to absorb the positive charge from the copper, which could contribute to several health benefits. Leave water in a copper vessel in the fridge overnight for optimal results in eliminating any harmful contaminants. 

Antioxidants

Did you know that drinking from a copper vessel can strengthen your immune system? It is true- when you put water in a copper cup, the copper leaches antioxidants into the water which enhances your immunity and reduces your vulnerability to sickness, colds, bacterial, and viral infections.   

digestion

Drinking water out of a copper vessel first thing upon waking – before eating or consuming anything – can help cleanse the digestive tract and improve your digestive function. The copper contributes to regularity, making it easier to have bowel movements, free from issues like constipation or diarrhea.   

Antibacterial

One of the most observed benefits of drinking out of copper water bottles is that copper has antibacterial properties. However, if you have access to clean water, you probably won’t see a significant impact. And, even with the antibacterial properties, it’s still important to regularly wash your copper water bottles.  

Brain Health

Stay sharp by drinking water from a copper cup daily; copper is known to help in the formation of myelin sheaths in the brain, which protect and stimulate neurons. This creates a faster reaction and response to stimuli around you, speeding up the transmissions of impulses in your brain. The result? You feel sharper, more alert, and with new clarity. 

Antioxidants

If you’re trying to maintain or lose weight, drinking plenty of water is a good addition to a healthy diet and exercise. Drinking that water from a copper cup may have a cleansing benefit mentioned and also effectively flush your body, ridding it of toxins and reducing inflammation.  

skin healing

Copper-infused water promotes cell growth which helps heal tissue fast. Regular consumption of water from a copper vessel may also be an effective strategy toward reducing the appearance of scars, marks, or blemishes on your skin, too.      

cancer prevention

While it has not been proven that drinking from a copper cup can prevent or reduce cancer, it has been lauded that drinking from copper can fight free radicals that cause the disease. The antioxidants present in the copper-water get rid of toxins, flushing them from the body, and not giving them the opportunity to turn into cancerous cell growth and damage bodily tissue. 

 

energy

Increase your energy from the copper in your cup of water. A synthesis occurs with vital coenzymes that results in feelings of adrenaline and energy. Drinking from a copper vessel is an excellent way to battle feelings of fatigue or lethargy, helping get you through your day naturally, without a caffeine or sugar crash. 

taste

If you’ve ever wondered if it’s just your imagination that beverages simply taste better out of a copper mug or cup, it is real! Actually, an oxidation process occurs between certain liquids and the copper that enhances the taste and smell of some beverages that you mix or serve in these cups. Plus, if you keep water in a copper vessel, the purification that occurs can make the water taste better. 

tempature

Copper is known to conduct heat and preserve the cold, too. Your cold beverages will stay cooler longer while in a copper vessel than other household glassware or vessels. Although copper serves as a thermal conductor, it is not highly recommended that you use copper for your hot beverages, at least in terms of getting the most health benefits.       

Do you drink from a copper cup daily? If not, you could be missing out on some vital holistic health advantages. From increased immunity and fewer sick days to more pep in your step, copper vessels could be an effective and inexpensive preventative health measure. Consider picking up copper water bottles and see if you notice any benefits! 

About The Author

Michelle Stansbury

Michelle Stansbury is a San Diego-based blogger and freelance writer who writes about travel, food, cannabis, and relationships. Follow her @discovermichelle or visit https://www.eatdrinkbesd.com/. Her work has appeared in national magazines like Marie Claire, Forbes, Cosmo, Reader's Digest, and Bustle.

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