Ayurvedic medicine has long been of interest to me, though it’s complex and foreign enough that I haven’t delved too deeply. That being said, an offer to test out a sample of Copper H2O‘s water bottle . piqued my interest. Call it Ayurvedic Lite.
Copper + h2o Reaction
Storing water in a copper bottle for 4-8 hours (suggestions vary) allows it to become alkaline, which has a higher pH than regular drinking water. This change, according to some, leads to a wide spectrum of benefits.
Copper Water Bottle Benefits
What kind of benefits? I’m glad you asked.
For the Ayurvedic folks, drinking water out of a copper water vessel balances the three doshas in your body, helping to restore balance to your spirit, mind, and body.
For more Western-minded seekers, benefits include aiding digestion, stimulating the brain, boosts the immune system, improves the skin, aids spleen and lover functions, and a whole bunch more.
It can also kill bacteria that is lurking in your water.
Copper Water Bottle Poisoning
What about the naysayers? Can copper water bottles make you sick? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drinking water that contains high levels of copper can cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, and jaundice. Very high levels can lead to death. Scary.
But (and there’s always a but), these ideas started with people drinking Moscow Mules out of copper mugs. The low pH of Copper Mule ingredients could cause more copper to leach out into the drinks, possibly making people sick.
We’re drinking water here folks, right?
Copper Water Bottle Instructions
Take your copper water bottle, fill it with cold water, and let it sit overnight. Drink it in the morning to cleanse and detoxify your system.
Or, don’t. Leaving the water in the bottle overnight could increase the leaching of the copper overnight. Better to use it like a regular bottle.
Like all things, try it for yourself and see how you react. No two people are the same and thus will find the optimum way for them to use the copper vessel in their own life.
Hey, copper is an element that is essential for our enzyme systems, so it makes sense that adding it to your diet is okay. Maybe don’t overdo it. Or maybe you need more and your body will thank you.
For me, the testing of this CopperH2O water bottle coincided with an attempt at super-hydration – drinking a gallon of water a day. In general, I felt a lot better after a few weeks, but I can’t tell you if it was the additional water or the copper bottle.
I don’t really care. It’s a gorgeous product, so I’m more likely to grab it to bring water along, which is really the main benefit of drinking from this copper vessel. If I’m benefiting from it in an Ayurvedic way, so much the better.
I also love that Copper H2O works with non-profits that deal with clean drinking water. It’s an issue that threatens each and every one of us, rich and poor, some more than others. I’m lucky I have good water at the turn of the tap, but I appreciate organizations that are working to make that benefit a daily occurrence for more people around the world.
*This product provided for review purposes – all opinions are my own.
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