Copper-infused water: the old ways are the best to boost immunity

India possesses centuries of medical knowledge and natural remedies passed down from gen-eration to generation.

India possesses centuries of medical knowledge and natural remedies passed down from generation to generation. Today, most traditional practices and nature-based healing have been found to have scientific bases. Modern medicine has come to realise the importance and validity of Ayurveda as a way of life.

The question is how does one incorporate Ayurvedic practices into every day life to boost health. One of the practices gaining popularity is the use of copper utensils. Not just Indians, but ancient Egyptians too used copper vessels to keep water fresh. They observed that drinking copper-infused water had multiple health benefits.

In modern times, biotron technology can boost copper in our tissues and cells .The micro clustered water molecules from biotron carry more copper ions to the cell faster than regular purified water. Scientists studied and evaluated this process with calcium ions in human cells. A 35%+ more calcium level is reported in cells of people consuming water passed through the biotron process compared to normal purified water.

Copper-infused water wages war on bacteria that cause infections. This is because copper has an oligodynamiceffect or, in layman’s terms, this miracle metal has a sterilising effect that destroys bacteria very efficiently, to the point that it is able to achieve results even when antibiotics cannot. It is effective against antibiotic-resistant bacteria or ‘supergerms’ such as Meticillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus. This anti-bacterial property helps prevent infections from wounds and helps ensure speedy tissue healing.

The same property makes the metal toxic to harmful bacteria but it makes the body conducive for beneficial bacteria by helping maintain a good pH level in the body. Copper strengthens the immune system by optimising the number of white blood cells that fight off infections.

Another essential mineral for the human body is iron. It improves the level of haemoglobin in the blood and regulates its flow. However, even the proper utilisation of iron is dependent on copper.

Copper helps regulate blood pressure, the heart rate and triglyceride levels. It also minimises oxidation of LDL cholesterol and reduces plaque build-up in the arteries. In other words, copper improves the quality and flow of blood in the human body.

Copper deficiencies are often seen in individuals with thyroid diseases. The thyroid gland requires a certain amount of copper to function optimally. Consuming copper-rich water can improve thyroid function.

Perhaps the most important function of copper in the body is to synthesise phospholipids that help in the formation of the myelin sheath. This sheath is a covering for nerve cells that helps faster and more effective transmission of signals from neurotransmitters.

This trace mineral not only improves brain function but also enhances your looks. It is also essential for melanin production, thelack of which can cause irregular pigmentation of the skin.  The antioxidants in copper can help slow down aging and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. The same property helps neutralise free radicals and toxins, making it an anti-carcinogenic.  

Bones, too, require copper. The anti-inflammatory property of the mineral helps relieve joint pain and inflammation of bones that can cause osteoporosis.

From the brain to leg joints, copper plays a vital role. India consumed adequate quantities of the mineral through water stored in copper vessels. It’s time to return to that.

Dr Abhay Kumar, Associate Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer (Water Technology), Eureka Forbes Limited

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