By Kate Burne, a Semperviva Yoga Teacher @kate_burne
Copper is an essential nutrient for the body. It is found in all body tissues, and plays an important role in the forming of red blood cells, maintenance of nerve cells, boosting the immune system, and general balancing of the body.
In ancient Ayurvedic medicine, drinking water stored in a “tamra jal” (a copper vessel) helped balance the three doshas in the body (vata, kapha and pitta), by gently infusing the water with the positive health properties of copper. Water stored in copper vessels will become natural alkaline water, which helps balance the body’s pH levels. Studies have also shown that copper is anti-bacterial, acts as an effective anti-oxidant, improves immunity, supports good health, prevents aging, eliminates toxins and free radicals, and stimulates the brain. Today’s equivalent, drinking water from a copper water bottle, is proven to have these amazing health benefits and is widely recommended by health experts today.
Copper H2O is a social enterprise that makes a 100% pure high-grade, food-safe copper water bottles. The company also donates 15% of their profits to non-profit organizations that work to supply clean drinking water in developing countries. Their beautiful copper water bottles boast an impressive list of health benefits. And because copper is naturally anti-bacterial, the bottles are naturally self-sterilizing and therefore do not require much in the way of cleaning – more time for Yoga!
In addition to the health benefits, these copper water bottles are also beautiful, stylish pieces of functional art. They are individually handcrafted with pride by skilled artisans using traditional techniques. With a strong belief that copper is the best material from which to make water bottles, the company has worked hard to produce an aesthetically beautiful and functional product that suits an active lifestyle, supports the maintenance of good health, and helps the environment by avoiding the use of disposable plastic bottles. We’re all for it!
And we’re so excited to be carrying this unique water bottle and to share it with our customers. If you’re curious to try a Copper H2O bottle for yourself, please drop by our Kits Beach or Sun Studio!
You can also find a wealth of information including various informative blog posts and frequently asked questions at www.copperh2o.com