Ayurvedic guidelines for the copper water ritual
Although drinking copper water is a great, easy, and healthy Ayurvedic practice that anybody may enjoy, you should be aware of potential concerns before beginning this morning routine. At the Copper store, we are always worried about the health and welfare of our clients. To ensure you have the most enjoyment possible from using your copper bottle, please review all of the included advice and information. If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact us.
From myself I am copper, through you, friend, I am gold. From myself I’m a stone, but through you, I m a gem! – Rumi
DRY OFF THE BOTTLE
The black oxidization markings stated above will appear considerably more quickly when the copper surface is left somewhat moist and exposed to air, which may seem stupid advice for a water bottle. Therefore, after filling the bottle with water, we advise promptly drying the bottle’s exterior since tiny streaks of water exposed to air cause your bottle’s surface to oxidize the fastest.
Maintaining the bottle consistently filled with water is a good idea to avoid internal oxidization. In this manner, the inner copper surface can be shielded by the water from being wet and exposed to the air. If you ever need to keep the bottle away, immediately dry it inside before putting the top on since even a tiny amount of leftover water inside the bottle can cause it to turn black quickly.
Please be aware that these black markings are entirely safe and have no impact on the water-purification capabilities of your bottles. Using salt and lemon to eliminate the markings is similarly straightforward.
Copper is especially strong against E. coli and S.aureus, two microorganisms frequently present in the climate and connected to serious human diseases. A few scientists have found that keeping water in copper utensils fundamentally diminishes the risk of bacterial contamination. Copper water bottles have been utilised for centuries to assist with forestalling water-borne contaminants in locales around the world.
Yes, there are numerous benefits to drinking copper-infused water, but like with everything connected to health, going beyond may be harmful. All of us require copper in our bodies, but striking the appropriate balance is essential. Each person is unique, as Ayurveda repeatedly points out. Thus some people will be able to tolerate or require a lot of copper water, while others might not need as much to get the same benefits. Again, depending on your unique situation, how much copper water is best for you will depend on how much copper you already get from your food, especially if you consume a lot of nuts, seeds, and leafy greens.
Always paying attention to your body is best. Feeling queasy, vomiting, or having diarrhea and vomiting are common indications of consuming too much copper; therefore, if you have these symptoms, you should either limit your consumption or back off for a bit.
TAKE A TIMEOUT FROM THE COPPER WATER RITUAL EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE
If you regularly engage in this habit, we advise taking a break for 5 straight days once a month to flush your system of any extra copper that has built up. Of course, the most significant rule of thumb is constantly paying attention to your body; it will let you know when a break is necessary.
DO NOT USE anything else to fill your bottle than plain water.
If anything other than water is kept inside a copper dispenser, the metal is highly reactive and will produce a harsh taste. This is especially true for beverages with acidic bases, such as orange or lemon juice. We advise applying citrous within the bottle while cleaning (please read above). After cleaning, we advise thoroughly washing the bottle with plenty of clean water before reusing it to hold water.
ONLY DRINK THE WATER IN YOUR BOTTLE THAT IS ROOM TEMPERATURE.
Only use the copper bottle to drink water that is at room temperature. Water that is excessively hot or that has been brought to a boil may have too much copper deposited in it. To maintain a healthy Agni, Ayurveda advises that we consume lukewarm/room temperature water rather than cool or cold water (digestive fire).
BOTTLE SHOULD BE LEFT AT ROOM TEMPERATURE
Even in the sweltering heat, Ayurveda always advises drinking water at room temperature to maintain a healthy Agni (digestive fire). Likewise, keeping your copper store bottle out of the refrigerator is advisable. Never put a Kalsi bottle in the freezer or use it for hot beverages like tea or coffee. Additionally, since the copper can somewhat expand in the refrigerator and make it harder to unscrew the cap, we do not advise keeping the bottle there.