Drinking water from copper vessels, including a copper water dispenser has been scientifically proven to yield plenty of health benefits. Additionally, storing drinking water in copper pots kills contaminating bacteria, which renders the water safer for us to consume.
If you are completely new to the concept of storing water in copper and drinking copper water, this guide is here to help answer all the questions you have.
From the historical use of water dispensers, benefits of drinking water from a copper water dispenser, to the features of our Niagara Copper Water Dispenser, you will find everything about using your copper water dispenser.
The History Of Copper Throughout Human Civilization
One of the first metals put to use by human civilizations including the Sumerians and Chaldeans of Mesopotamia, copper occurs in nature as ores and is highly malleable. Artisans and craftspeople could easily hammer copper into sheets without heating, which is how all of our copper goods here at Sertodo are of superior quality and craftsmanship.
For a period of 5,000 years, copper is used in the household such as on door knobs, as kitchen utensils and as decorative materials. As copper is durable, resistant to corrosion and has high conductibility, copper is prized as an excellent material for kitchenware and utensils.
Discovery Of Copper For Water Storage & Its Benefits
In recent years, there has been a renaissance of using copper as drinking jugs, bottles, glasses and water dispensers.
However, the earliest medical use of copper dates back to as early as 2200 B.C. in which an ancient Egyptian used copper to sterilise drinking water and treat wounds. Ancient Ayurvedic tradition also recommends starting the day with a cup of copper water for optimum health and long-term wellbeing. Its also a common Ayurvedic practice to drink water that's been ionized in copper vessels for at least 8 hours.
As copper's antimicrobial properties become known later known by humanity, scientists studied the effects of storing drinking water in copper pots. In this study published in the Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition, contaminated water stored in copper vessels was completely free of bacteria 16 hours later.
Additionally, copper is a mineral essential to our health. As we do not synthesize it in our bodies, this mineral has to be taken from external sources through our diet. Below are some examples of health benefits of the copper mineral:
- Copper boosts the digestive system
- Helps improve skin health
- Aids in cardiovascular health
- Improves your immune system
- Promotes joint movement
Why Use A Copper Water Dispenser?
As you can see, copper yields plenty of benefits as a water vessel, including the antimicrobial and antibacterial properties that render your drinking water safe.
So why use a copper water dispenser? Apart from its ease of use, a copper water dispenser also offers a great solution to you and your family if you live in remote locations where safe and affordable drinking water is an issue.
Commonly used in residential homes and offices, drinking from a water dispenser is generally more enjoyable as it provides the following benefits:
- A better alternative from drinking tap water from the sink
- Safer option if homes do not have ideal drinking water from the tap
- Ability to heat and cool water instantly
- Filtered water can be used with a water dispenser, making it a better source of daily drinking water
- Convenient for household and offices: the spigot is easy to use and accessible to everyone
- Plastic-free: you can use our 5-gallon water bottles on our Niagara Water Dispenser for long-term use, instead of single use plastic water bottles
It is most often recommended to store your water in copper for at least 8 hours to allow time for the beneficial properties of copper and water to interact, there is no time limit for how long your water can be stored or left in the copper water dispenser. Water can be left in the copper for days, weeks, or months at a time without any issues.
Features Of Our Niagara Water Dispenser
Complete with a stainless steel spigot sealed with silicone, our hand hammered copper water dispenser is seamlessly constructed from 100% recycled copper. Apart from that, our water dispenser also comes with a matching lid that will not separate easily. Its seamless construction is tig-welded to ensure zero leakage from this copper water jug dispenser.
Designed to hold 5-gallon spring water bottles, you and your entire family can definitely use our Niagara Copper Water Dispenser to dispense drinking water all day long!
Watch this video below to check out all the wonderful features of the Niagara Copper Water Dispenser!
The Bottom Line
Drinking water from a copper water dispenser is very safe. While not all health benefits of drinking copper water are backed by science, the Ayurvedic practice of drinking water from copper vessels have been around for centuries.
However, in order to reap the most benefits from storing water in your copper water dispenser, research suggest doing so overnight or up to 48 hours.
As with all of our copper products, our Niagara Water Dispenser is 100% handmade from recycled copper sources, which means it is completely safe to drink your water from it every single day.