Montana is the Treasure State where Copper is King! Did you know that Copper is also beneficial to our health?
Recently I was trying to find a way to use an antique Copper tub. This huge tub was a family heirloom that was used to make apple butter, back in the day. I cleaned it up and came up with a plan to make it a water feature on the deck. The question arose, will the water in the copper tub harm my dogs, which will surely drink from it?
Turns out that Copper vessels have been used for centuries to drink from. In the Civil War, many soldiers carried copper canteens. Moscow Mule cocktails are served in copper cups. Campers and survivalists carried copper water treatment pills to purify their water. I still remember my mashed potatoes and starchy foods turning purple due to the copper pills.
Cooking in copper pans and pots was thought to kill bacteria, fungi, and harmful diseases. Copper is soluble in water, and like iron pots, provides health outcomes.
Copper is known as an antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-carcinogen, and anti-inflammatory.
Humans need 2-3 liters of water a day. Storing water in copper vessels helps improve health without medications. Copper slowly percolates and provides its healthy properties through a process called Oligodynamic. When the copper ions dissolve into the water, good things happen.
Documented perks of Copper include.
Kills Bacteria Especially effective against e-coli and water borne diseases.
Aids weight loss Decreases inflammation so you can exercise and function more completely
Improves Digestion Water stored in copper vessels is used to discourage and eliminate stomach issues.
Improves wound healing Copper is anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory.
Fights Cancer Researchers have found delivering drugs through copper water helps their effectiveness.
Improves Heart health Copper lowers cholesterol and improves blood circulation.
Relieves Arthritis pain Drinking copper water daily restores mobility and flexibility.
Stimulates the Brain Research shows that students that drink copper water are more relaxed and less stressed.
Improves skin and hair Copper, zinc, and iron are 3 of the many essential elements in our body. Copper is the main element that helps with production of new cells.
More research continues but the good news is my old copper pot is getting used and the dogs will be healthier from the water.