The Benefits of Drinking Water From Copper Cups
Copper is an essential trace mineral that our body requires for metabolic functioning. It is an antioxidant that plays a role in the normal functioning of muscles and the immune and nervous systems. Since the human body cannot synthesize copper, we need to obtain it from dietary sources. Foods such as nuts, legumes, leafy greens and seafood can be great sources of copper. However, they only provide small amounts of copper, leading us to find the balance from other sources.
One way is to drink water stored in a copper vessel. For centuries, yogis have been drinking Tamra jal as part of their daily yoga and meditation practice. Tamra jal is known for its multiple health benefits such as: reducing inflammation, improving digestion and boosting immunity. According to Ayurveda it is believed that Tamra jal helps balance the doshas. Many yogis still carry around pots called “kamandalam” which positively charge water enhancing absorption by the cells.
Scientific studies have shown that copper removes bacteria and impurities from water due to what is called the ‘oligodynamic’ effect- the antimicrobial properties of certain metals.
Copper helps neutralize toxins, ionize and balance the pH in water making the water fit for consumption.
- Other benefits include:
- Improved vitality
- Immune boost
- Prevention of aging
- Aids in the production of collagen
- Wrinkle reduction and increased skin elasticity
- Increased metabolism
- Enhanced digestion
- Arthritic support
- Strengthening of hair and nails
- Support of bone & connective tissue development
In order to make drinking water safe, water treatment plants use basic filtration systems to remove most contaminates. These systems make water safe for drinking but they also destroy water’s vital life energy and drastically shift its natural pH. By the time your drinking water has been treated, traveled great distances through water pipes and gets into your glass, it has lost much of its vitality, tasting “dead”. As a result, the water we drink is not easily absorbed by our cells, leaving us wanting more. The Tamba™ recharges the vitality of your drinking water. It ionizes, energizes, and balances the pH, making the water “alive” again. This energized water is better absorbed by your cells and therefore enhances hydration.
At DharmaSmart, we searched for the highest quality manufacturer and found Vasanti Health who provides authentic, high quality copper cups used in traditional Ayurvedic health practices. They sustainably source their products to ensure the greatest purity and highest grade of copper. Independent lab testing confirms their cups to be more than 96 percent pure copper.
Each cup is skillfully designed by artisans in India making them healthful and decorative. Most people prefer to drink their Tamra jal upon waking in the morning. Others incorporate it into their daily yoga and meditation practices. Do what suits you best, just remember to use your Tamba™ every day. Always consult your health care provider before beginning any new health or wellness routines.