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Copper and Prana Shakti

Copper has an electromagnetic energy known as "prana shakti", which essentially means "life energy". This quality is the key reason why Ayurvedic medicine recommends storing water in a copper vessel.

When water is stored in a copper vessel, the "prana shakti" in the copper infuses and energizes the water. Copper infused water, which is known as "tamra jal", helps balance the three doshas and maintain a health pH balance in the body.

Meenakshi Gupta, a prominent Ayurvedic practitioner, wrote a very interesting article canvassing the reasons to try drinking water from a copper vessel. In that article, Ms. Gupta notes that the ancient practice is experiencing a modern reemergence:

"During my childhood days I remember my grandmother storing water in a copper vessel overnight and asking us to drink from it first thing in the morning. She claimed the water stored in a copper vessel was extremely healthy for the mind and body. Now when I see these ancient customs reemerging & my own findings with the healing ideologies of Ayurveda, I look back and think that I should have taken my grandmother’ s advice more seriously."

As Ms. Gupta writes, copper has amazing anti-microbial qualities, stimulates the brain, aids in weight loss, slows aging, and can even help fight cancer. It is so lovely to see ancient holistic practices reemerge!

You can find Ms. Gupta's full article here.

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Copper water bottles and scentific research

While the idea of storing water in a copper water bottle or other copper vessel arose many centuries ago and has its origins in Ayurvedic principles, the practice is gaining more and more attention from the scientific community.

In this blog post, we thought we would take the opportunity to make note of a recent study which supports the use of a copper water bottle for the storage of water. We'll discuss other recent studies in future blog posts.

In this recent study, scientists studied the effect of storing water in a copper pot on microbially-contaminated drinking-water, including serious bacteria such as e.coli salmonella. Incredibly, the scientists stored the contaminated water in a copper vessel for 16 hours at room temperature and were later unable to find any of the bacteria! This study supports what Ayurvedic medicine has been telling us for centuries: that copper has incredible anti-bacterial properties.

In the same study, the scientists found that the water stored in the copper vessel also become more alkaline. In particular, the scientists discovered that the water's pH rose steadily the longer it was stored in the copper vessel. This also supports what Ayurvedic medicine has been telling us for centuries: that storing water in a copper vessels is a natural way to make alkaline water which helps keeps the body's pH in healthy balance.

The study also showed that while the copper content of the water increased, the copper levels were well within the permissible limits determined by the World Health Organization. As a result, there does not appear to be any realistic risk of ingesting too much copper using this method.

It's always so exciting to see modern science catch up with Ayurvedic principles that have been out there for centuries! About time :)

Hope you found this blog post interesting - stay tuned for more posts about interesting scientific studies which support the use of copper water bottles!

Yours in good health,

Jessica

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Making natural alkaline water with your copper water bottle

Alkaline water (higher pH water) is very popular among health-minded people. Did you know you can make alkaline water naturally using your copper water bottle?

There are two types of alkaline water. The first type of alkaline water is "artificial" alkaline water, which is generally tap water that has been processed through an electrical ionizer to make the water's pH more alkaline.

The second type of alkaline water is a natural alkaline water, which is usually a spring or mineral water. As water passes through a spring, it rubs against rocks and soil and picks up various minerals, which increases its pH and makes it more alkaline.

Unfortunately, unless you live near a mountain spring, chances are your only easy access to natural alkaline water is by buying it from a store - which means needing to drink out of a plastic bottle! That is harmful for the environment and also bad for your body (given that some plastic bottles can leech chemicals into the water).

When you store water in your copper water bottle, the water absorbs small amounts of copper, which is a mineral that naturally creates alkaline water. It's completely natural, easy, safe, and avoids the use of plastic bottles. For best results, we suggest storing water in your copper water bottle overnight.

We hope you enjoyed this blog post! Please let us know if there are any issues of interest to you, as we'd love to make them the subject of a future post!

Yours in good health,

Jessica

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Doing our part for the environment!

Hello, and welcome to our first blog post!

Our customers often ask us how we got into the copper water bottle business. Well, we’ve always thought that our lovely planet doesn’t need another plastic bottle, and, when we discovered the incredible health benefits of drinking from a copper water bottle, we were inspired to create Copper H2O!

Did you know that on average only 1 in 5 plastic bottles are recycled, and plastic bottles take between 400 and 1000 years to decompose? And did you know that it also requires three times as much water to produce a plastic bottle as it does to fill it?

We work hard to make sure that our copper water bottles are built to literally last a lifetime. This may be the last water bottle you ever own! And all of our bottles are handcrafted using traditional, environmentally friendly methods.

At the end of the day, our hope is that customers will fall in love with their gleaming copper water bottle and use them instead of disposable bottles. That’s how we hope to do our part for the environment!

Wishing you all a great week from beautiful Vancouver!

Jessica

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