Copper mugs and pitchers can do much more than just decorate a trendy kitchen; they can keep your mind and body sharp. Ayurveda medicine has long lauded the benefits of storing water in copper vessels. Water stored overnight in copper will become infused with the properties and pass the benefits along to your body and body energies such as the Vata, Pitta, and Kapha.
Copper is essential in helping your body regulate growth and enzymes, as well as strengthen connective tissues, and help your body process iron more efficiently. Here are just a few ways only storing your water in a copper mug or pitcher can increase your overall quality of life.
1. Cut the Fat
Copper can have quite the impact on your digestive tract. Just drinking water in a copper vessel will help get your digestive system working for you and not against you. A major bonus: copper helps your body break down fat more efficiently.
2. Keep Wrinkles Away
Copper itself is a powerful antioxidant, just like the ones found in superfoods. The antioxidant power of copper can keep your skin glowing by fighting free radicals. Its properties also make your skin feel more elastic and radiant by stimulating cells to regenerate.
3. Healing Power
Copper contains a triple threat to wounds and inflammations. Its natural anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antiviral properties help skin abrasions, and irritations heal quickly. While the cell regeneration promoted by copper, also gets your body feeling better, faster.
4. Activates the Thyroid
Many people who suffer from thyroid related illnesses also have a lack of copper in their bodies. Copper deficiency can impact thyroid hormone levels and overall affect the functioning of the thyroid gland. Copper is mostly found in people who are suffering from an over-active thyroid, but a lack of copper can also be found in people with low hormone levels as well. Drinking water stored in a copper vessel can help keep those levels in check.
5. Lowers Cancer Risk
Because of copper’s antioxidant properties, the fight against free radicals has an ally with the multifaceted mineral. Free radicals can initiate and accelerate the growth of cancer cells, the antioxidant abilities of copper mean that it battles those free radicals from ever getting a foothold in your body. Copper is also believed by some healers to possess anti-cancer characteristics as well.
6. Regulates Melanin
Copper and the melanin in your body are intimately related. Melanin is the pigment that keeps the color of your skin, eyes, and hair vibrant. In fact, one of the contributing reasons that your skin and hair dull and gray over the years is the lack of melanin in your body. That lack of melanin can also mean a lack of the vital mineral, copper. Melanin and copper also help fight the effects of sun damage and help sun burns heal faster.
7. Prevents Anemia
People with anemia have low iron in their bodies; copper helps the body absorb iron more efficiently. People who suffer from anemia face debilitating side effects like, headaches, tiredness, muscle spasms and even digestive issues. Copper is a great ally for those with anemia because not only will it aid in the body’s ability to absorb iron in the blood stream; it will also help absorb iron into the digestive tract and stimulate the release of iron in the liver.
8. Fights Digestive Issues
Copper is known for its ability to absorb into the digestive tract. While there, it regulates the involuntary muscles in your gut and ensures smooth digestion. Monitoring the muscles means controlling bloating from gas and irritation from acids. Also, as copper makes it way to your intestines, it also fights harmful bacteria, eliminating many symptoms such as infection and irritations.
9. Keeps Blood Flowing
Copper is vital to a healthy heart. It’s known to maintain the body’s arteries clear of plaque, letting the heart pump freely. Studies have shown that the mineral helps with blood pressure and heart rate. It can also keep those cholesterol and triglyceride levels in check as well as keep blood following by aiding in a healthy dilatation of blood vessels.
10. Sharpens Your Mind
Without our minds, what the use of keeping our bodies healthy? And the mind is nothing without the myelin sheath. Copper helps create phospholipids that help regulate the myelin sheath. This particular lipid can help you think quicker on your feet, and it also aids in the prevention of convolutions and seizures.
11. Eases Arthritis
For those who have arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, the addition of copper to the body can be quite the relief. Copper has natural anti-inflammatory abilities and can also help strengthen your bones and immune system. With the extra boost from copper, your bones and immune system work together to keep the aches and pains at bay.
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