More than just a pretty object, a copper water bottle — known as “tamra jal” in Ayurvedic medicine — can offer some incredible health benefits too. We’re breaking down the impressive, mind-body balancing perks of this (conveniently) gorgeous vessel, one of our favorite easy gift ideas from our Holiday Pop-Up Shop.
We first learned about copper bottles from this story years ago and readers have been shopping them up ever since. Learn all about what this simple yet effective Ayurvedic tool can do for immunity, mood, metabolism and more with these notes from Copper H2O…
Improves the Digestive System
Drinking from a copper water bottle is very beneficial to the digestive system. It flushes out the stomach and digestive tract and helps detox the liver and kidneys. It also increases the absorption of nutrients from food and helps encourage peristalsis, which is the rhythmic contraction and relaxation of the stomach that helps digest food and move it through the digestive system. Drinking from copper vessels also helps kill harmful bacteria and prevent an upset stomach.
Builds a Strong Immune System
Copper is well known for its incredible anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties. Copper is especially effective against E. coli and S.aureus, two bacteria that are commonly found in our environment and are known to cause severe illnesses in the human body. In fact, recent studies have shown that storing water in a copper vessel will dramatically decrease the risk of bacterial contamination. Copper water vessels have been used for centuries in countries around the world (like India) that lack a good sanitation system in order to help prevent water-borne diseases.
Supports Weight Loss
In addition to improving the functioning of your digestive system and building a strong immune system, drinking from a copper water bottle will help your body break down fat and eliminate it as efficiently as possible. Combined with a healthy diet and regular exercise, drinking from a copper vessel can be a safe and all-natural way to maintain a healthy weight.
Drinking from a copper water bottle can also dramatically decrease the appearance of fine lines and slow the appearance of aging. Water stored in a copper vessel is loaded with antioxidants, aids the production of new skin cells and fights off free radicals, which contribute to the appearance of aging.
Reduces Risk of Cancer
Because water stored in a copper vessel is loaded with antioxidants, it is also effective at helping prevent and fight off cancer. In fact, studies conducted by the American Cancer Society have shown that copper has significant anti-cancer effects on the body and prevents the onset of cancer.
Maintains Cardiovascular Health
Studies have also shown that copper helps minimize the risk of developing heart disease, helps regulate blood pressure and lowers cholesterol levels. Copper also helps prevent the build-up of plaque in the arteries and dilates blood vessels to allow better flow of blood to the heart.
Supports the Thyroid Gland
Copper cannot be produced within the body and needs to be sourced from external sources. Studies have shown that people who experience problems with their thyroid generally suffer from low levels of copper. While copper deficiency is most common with people who suffer from hyperthyroidism (over-active thyroid gland), copper deficiency is also common with people who experience hypothyroidism (under-active thyroid gland). Copper is one of the most important minerals and is essential in order for your thyroid gland and body to function properly. Drinking from a copper water bottle helps combat copper deficiency and regulate the proper functioning of your thyroid gland. In addition, copper aids the body’s absorption of iron, which is essential to maintain healthy iron levels and prevent anemia.
Stimulates the Brain
Copper is a known brain stimulant and helps your mind work faster and more efficiently. The brain works by transmitting impulses from one neuron to another through an area known as the synapses. These neurons are covered by the myelin sheath that acts like a sort of conductive agent. Copper aids in the synthesis of materials that are essential for the formation of these myelin sheaths.
Fights Arthritis and Inflamed Joints
Copper’s anti-inflammatory properties help relieve aches and pains caused by arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and inflamed joints. In addition, copper strengthens the bones and immune system, which makes it an excellent remedy for arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Keeps Skin Healthy
Copper is the key component in the production of new cells that help replenish the top layers of your skin and keep it fresh and glowing. The production of new cells promotes smooth, blemish-free, clear skin. Experts say that drinking from a copper water bottle on a regular basis, especially early in the morning, can make a very significant difference to the health of your skin.
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