Benefits of Copper Infused Water: Fact or Fad?
There is a growing trend of drinking copper infused water these days. People claim that water mixed with copper carries a wide range of health benefits. However, in this age of information technology, it’s very natural for a health fad to be accepted as a fact.
So, which of the two things correctly defines copper infused water? Rather than going with some personal testimonials of people who claim its benefits, we are going to analyze it from a scientific perspective to reach a proper conclusion to this answer.
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Coming back to the topic, are the claimed health benefits of copper-infused water really true or just a hoax? Let’s begin unearthing the truth by understanding the use of copper in our body.
Importance of Copper in Human Body
Copper is an essential trace element for the body. By the word essential, we don’t mean important. In biology, an essential element is one which the body requires for functioning but can’t produce by itself. There are certain types of proteins and minerals that our body makes on its own in the required quantity, and we don’t require an external intake of such sources.
Anyway, since copper is essential for us, what purpose does it serve inside our body? While we won’t go into too many scientific details, here are a few highlights of the importance of copper for maintaining good health:
- When combined with iron, copper aids the body in the formation of RBCs (Red Blood Cells). Without the right RBC count, your body will not be able to synthesize haemoglobin, which carries out oxygen from your lungs to the different part of your body.
- Copper also plays an important role in the formation of WBCs (White Blood Cells). WBCs safeguard our body from harmful microbes and other substances and keep us disease-free. Without the right quantity of copper intake, therefore, it’s impossible to stay a healthy life.
- Additionally, Copper is also shown to improve our nervous system by strengthening the communication between the different nerve cells throughout the body.
It’s safe to draw a conclusion, based on these premises, that copper is not just beneficial, but a necessary element for our bodies. It is, therefore, highly recommended to consume the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of around 900 micrograms (mcg) per day.
In a less mathematical way, just 2-3 glasses of water stored in a copper glass should be enough to keep you perfectly filled-up for your daily copper allowance. While it’s perfectly okay to drink more than that, about 1 litre is an absolute must if you want to avoid any kind of supplement medication to fulfil the copper requirements in your body.
Feel free to fact check all the claims and do let us know if you have any queries relating to the health benefits of copper. We’re happy to help!