Historically, copper was the first element known to man. The Chalcolithic period or the Copper Age saw man progress from using stones as weapons to replacing them with copper

Ancient societies such as Ancient Egypt, Rome, Greece, Somalia, the Incas, the Aztecs and the Indians used copper in various forms, from currency to commerce to household products. Ayurvedic texts mention the use of copper vessels for drinking water

Copper is the only metal with antibacterial properties that have been proven to be true even during the 1800s when copper miners were immune to cholera

For hundreds of years copper has been used in various forms to treat various ailments including cuts, headaches, even varicose veins. The rise in the use of Ayurvedic and local medicines saw an increase in the use of copper products in household items, especially copper utensils and glasses

The benefits of drinking water with copper

Copper releases some of its ions in water, through a process called the oligodynamic effect. Copper is known to have antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic and antioxidant properties. It aids in the formation of hemoglobin as well as cell regeneration and unfortunately, the human body cannot make the amounts of copper it needs to function healthily, therefore, copper must be part of our intake through our water

fighting cancer

Copper is a known antioxidant, which means it fights all free radicals and eliminates their negative effects. Free radicals and their harmful effects have been major causes of cancer in the human body. Copper also helps in the production of melanin that gives color to the skin and eyes, and also protects the person from the sun's harmful UV rays

balance hypertension

According to the American Cancer Society, copper is known to reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels. If the copper deficiency starts in childhood, it leads to the development of hypotension, but if adults suffer from copper deficiency, they develop hypertension. Therefore, trace amounts of copper are critical to regulating blood pressure in humans

Helps thyroid function

According to experts, the most common trait among thyroid patients is copper. Copper balances thyroid inconsistency, meaning it stimulates the thyroid to function well, but it also fights the harmful effects of too much thyroid secretion. While a lack of copper leads to thyroid dysfunction, it is also true that too much copper also causes thyroid dysfunction and causes hyper or hypothyroidism in patients

Prevents anemia

Copper helps break down food to produce hemoglobin, it helps the body absorb iron, the lack of which causes anemia. Lack of copper in the human body may lead to rare hematological disorders which also result in a decrease in white blood cells

Heals arthritis and inflamed joints

Copper has anti-inflammatory properties that provide great relief to patients suffering from arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. In addition, copper has bone-strengthening properties, making it a perfect remedy for arthritis

Rule out infection

Copper is a natural antibiotic, water stored in copper bottles for more than 8 hours is free from any such bacteria. Copper is effective against E.coli, S. aureus and Cholera Bacillus, among other common waterborne pathogens

Aids in digestion

Ancient Roman texts speak of prescribing copper-based medicines to kill bacteria in the stomach. Ayurveda claims that drinking "copper water" relaxes and cleanses the stomach. Copper also has properties that stimulate peristalsis (rhythmic expansion and contraction of the stomach lining), reduce inflammation of the stomach lining and aid in better digestion. Copper is an excellent remedy for stomach ulcers, indigestion and gastritis

Helps the cardiovascular system

Copper helps clear plaque as well as dilate blood vessels to increase blood flow to the heart. Studies have shown that a lack of copper can cause a malfunction of the heart muscles, which leads to insufficient pumping of the blood, damage to the blood circulation in the body and an inability to respond correctly to stress

Controls aging

The ancient Egyptians used many copper-based cosmetics. A number of care products these days are based on copper because copper is not only an antioxidant, it also helps cell regeneration, negates the harmful effects of free substances on the skin and helps fight wrinkles and fine lines that come with age

Increases brain efficiency

The human brain interacts with the rest of the body through electrical impulses. Copper helps cells communicate with each other by carrying out these impulses, which makes the brain work more efficiently

Prevents stroke

Copper also has anticonvulsant properties which means copper is an effective means of preventing seizures. Copper also has antioxidant properties, meaning a lack of copper will allow oxidants to work faster and better, increasing the risk of stroke

Weight loss

Copper plays a central role in melting the excess fat deposits in the human body and helps in reducing weight. Copper keeps the body in a fat-burning state even when the person is resting, however, this does not mean that too much copper will burn more fat; Too much copper can poison the human body

Helps heal wounds faster

Copper exhibits anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiviral properties. In addition, copper also helps skin regeneration and strengthens the immune system, helping the body to heal wounds faster

Interesting facts about copper in the body

Lack of sufficient copper can lead to premature births

Copper deficiency is associated with chronic diarrhea

Although too much copper can cause some negative symptoms, it is not entirely clear what level of copper is considered toxic.

Some institutes recommend a maximum of 10,000 mcg per day

Copper is part of more than 30 enzymes produced and used by the human body

Did you know? Even if you consume enough copper, too much zinc in your diet can lead to copper deficiency. Zinc and copper fight to be absorbed in the stomach, but zinc often wins, resulting in less copper entering your system

Of money

Silver has been used for hundreds of years to prevent and treat a variety of diseases as well as to heal skin wounds due to its excellent free radical scavenging, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. In the 1990s, silver was introduced in colloidal form (i.e. silver nanoparticles, AgNPs) in ointments that could be applied to open wounds to kill bacteria and promote wound healing through their potent antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. AgNPs are currently used in various medical devices, consumer products and pharmaceuticals including bandages, wound dressings and ointments

Studies have proven The efficacy of silver as a chemopreventive agent against UVB-induced skin carcinogenesis, by significantly reducing the extent of UVB-induced apoptosis in blood Cells

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