Copper is an essential trace mineral that plays a vital role in so many of our bodily functions.
It has amazing anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-viral properties and is crucial for healthy development. Copper is not found naturally in the body so has to be ingested through foods.
Storing water in a pure copper vessel like ours for at least 4 hours, allows the copper ions to naturally infuse with the water so that our bodies can reap the benefits.
Not only that but as copper is such a good conductor your water will stay icy cold for longer than conventional bottles.
It is also has natural anti-bacterial properties so your water stays clean and fresh for much longer than in plastic or other materials.
See below for more information.
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One of the most important benefits of copper over other metals is that it is very anti-bacterial so it can sterilise the water stored in it.
Copper is an essential trace mineral that plays a vital role in many of our bodily functions. It has amazing anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-viral properties and is crucial for healthy development.
Ayurveda (an ancient Indian healing system) states that water stored in a copper vessel becomes positively charged, so that when you drink it, it has the ability to balance all the three doshas in your body Vata, Pitta and Kapha so your body is in harmony.
Copper is not found naturally in the body so has to be ingested through foods. Storing water in a pure copper bottle for at least 4 hours, allows the copper ions to naturally infuse with the water so that our bodies can reap the health benefits of copper…
Copper can improves digestive health in a number of ways: it kills harmful bacteria, reduces stomach inflammation, stimulates peristalsis, cleanses the stomach and helps detox liver and kidneys.
Anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and anti-fungal, copper strengthens the immune system and eases inflamed joints; it is a well-known relief for rheumatoid arthritis.
Its oligodynamic* nature effectively sterilizes water by destroying bacteria such as e.coli so it helps prevent water-borne diseases like diarrhoea & dysentery.*the properties of certain metals (especially copper) to kill bacteria. It can start to sterilise in about 15 minutes but after 4 hours tests have shown water to be significantly improved, so much so that certain hospitals are starting to use copper instruments in hospitals to prevent the spread of infections.
Copper has been found to help regulate blood pressure and heart rate and to lower ldl cholesterol. It helps prevent the accumulation of plaque in the blood vessels so it dilates the blood vessels to allow your blood to flow to the heart thereby improving your cardiovascular health.
Because it also helps to lower triglyceride levels it is beneficial in aiding weight loss.
By helping in the absorption of iron from food and other supplemental sources, copper guarantees a healthy red blood cell count and proper oxygenation of different organ systems and is instrumental in preventing anaemia and in ensuring correct skeletal development.
Copper helps to form healthy myelin sheaths in the brain which improves the conductivity of the brain’s synapses (the area where orders are transmitted) to make your brain work much faster and more efficiently; it also has anti-convulsive properties. It is also thought to be beneficial in preventing Alzheimers.
As well as being the main component in the production of melanin in our bodies, copper also aids in the production of new cells and elastin that help replenish the top most layers of your skin which in turn, helps to prevent sun damage; heals wounds and prevents premature ageing.
Copper is a strong antioxidant, which works to safeguard the cell membranes from free radicals. Free radicals attack different organ systems but are specifically studied in terms of their effect on ageing, including wrinkles, age spots, susceptibility to various types of cancer, macular degeneration, and kidney malfunctions .
Firstly, rinse your copper bottle thoroughly with warm soapy water, inside and out, before you drink from it.
To clean the inside, just squeeze half a lemon into the bottle and add 1 tablespoon of salt and 1/2 a cup of water; close the lid and shake the mixture thoroughly inside the bottle for a while before pouring the mixture out and rinsing thoroughly with water. If you prefer, you can use a mild detergent but make sure you rinse it very thoroughly. Dry the outside completely with a soft cloth and it’s ready to fill with drinking water again or allow the bottle to drain upside down until it’s completely dry before storing in a dry place
Your copper bottle may stain and darken over a period of time due to a natural process called oxidation but don’t worry, it’s easy to clean if you want to make it shiny again.
Using lemon and salt is the most traditional cleaning method but you can also use vinegar and salt or baking soda, depending on what you have to hand. There are also metal polishes available suitable for copper that work very well but aren’t so good for the planet.
In a bowl, mix the dry and wet ingredients together (depending on what you are using). Rub the mixture over the bottle (using your fingers or a soft cloth) until the bottle is completely covered, leave to stand for a minute before rinsing thoroughly with clean water and drying completely with a soft cloth.
That's quite normal, it is good practise to occasionally apply a small dab of edible oil (such as coconut or olive) to your finger and rub around the threads of the lid so it should always close smoothly. Take care not to ‘cross the threads’ when closing the lid.
If you do cross the threads and can't get the bottle open, run the lid and neck of the bottle under the hot tap and the bash it gently where it is stuck and it should come loose. Sometimes the lid gets caught on the rubber seal; then you can roll the rubber down the neck of the bottle and the lid should open (remember to put the rubber seal back in place).
We don't reccommend it, no. The idea of this bottle is that it sterilises water as well as reducing plastic waste. Copper reacts with acidic foods and also will take on the taste of certain substances such as coffee and milk so will taint the taste of your water afterwards
When your bottle is new, it may take a bit of trial and error to get the rubber seal to 'settle' and so your bottle may leak slightly. To prevent this, first of all make sure you oil your bottle's threads (with a dab of edible oil) so it opens and closes smoothly. Fill the bottle about a quarter full with water and close the lid tightly but not over-tight. Gently turn the bottle upside down and check for leaks. If it does leak, tighten the lid a bit further and check again until it doesn't leak. Once you have used the bottle it should be simple to close and be totally leak-proof when the lid is sufficiently tight. Oil your bottle if it starts to squeak to prevent the lid sticking or its threads crossing.