Copper kills bacteria
Scientific studies have long shown the positive benefits of the copper. New studies show very exciting characteristics. It is common knowledge that copper kills bacteria. Copper and its alloys are naturally antimicrobial materials.
Ancient civilizations took advantage of the antimicrobial properties of copper long before the concept of microbes was understood. According to the study Storing Drinking-water in Copper pots Kills Contaminating Diarrhoeagenic Bacteria carried out in 2012, it was shown that copper has major antibacterial effects against diarrhea bacteria such as Vibrio cholerae O1, Shigella flexneri 2a, enterotoxic Escherichia coli, enteropatogen E. coli, Salmonella enterica-typhi and salmonella-paratyphi. It only took 16 hours to kill all the bacteria.
The water becomes alkaline
Yes, and it's finally scientifically proven. In a study conducted in 2009, the researchers concluded that copper over time increases the pH level, thereby making the water more alkaline. When water is stored in a copper water bottle, the water absorbs safely and naturally small amounts of copper. This ionizes the water and converts it into alkaline water. The speed and degree of alkalization depends on various factors, such as its original pH level and temperature.
Copper's health benefits
Drinking water from copper bottles can help alleviate copper shortages but should not be used for this regard. If you suspect you have a copper shortage, please contact your doctor for testing and treatment. Furthermore, it helps to kill bacteria in the drinking water and neutralize the hands of bacteria. The water in the bottles becomes alkaline. According to a study published in the Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology, alkaline water with a pH level of 8.8 can help relieve acid outflow because higher pH-level kills pepsin, an enzyme involved in breaking down food proteins and a main cause of acid reflux. Another study published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition has argued that a significant difference in whole blood viscosity after consuming high pH water compared to regular water after a strenuous workout. According to a study published in the Shanghai Journal of Preventive Medicine, alkaline drinking water can be beneficial to people suffering from high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes.
Community-based randomized double-blind study of gastrointestinal effects and copper exposure in drinking water.
WHO – Copper in drinking-water
WHO – Guidelines for drinking-water quality
Storing Drinking-water in Copper pots Kills Contaminating Diarrhoeagenic Bacteria
Inactivation and injury of Escherichia coli in a copper water storage vessel: effects of temperature and pH
Potential Benefits of pH 8.8 Alkaline Drinking Water as an Adjunct in the Treatment of Reflux Disease