Can copper help you defeat the coronavirus?

Can copper help you defeat the coronavirus?

Today, the entire world is fighting a terrifying battle with the coronavirus. The viral epidemic that started in China is spreading like wildfire across the globe. While every nation and home is working hard to tackle the spread of this breakout, everyone is looking for a ray of hope. What can be done to protect yourself and your loved ones?

Prevention is the biggest on the agenda and this is being achieved through “social distancing”, adopting sanitizing measures, and so on. You’ll be surprised to know that copper is a metal that can actually help in preventing the spread. Here’s how. Copper has been in vogue for centuries and been used widely to make household vessels, drinking utensils and artefacts. Its beautiful burnished flame color is much loved but beyond that what’s really exciting amidst the coronavirus scare is that this is a natural anti-microbial and anti-viral metal which means it could help protect you and your family from the deadly coronavirus.

Research Paper

Here’s what researcher Keevil has found. Research shows that when viruses get exposed to copper, this causes damage to the structure of the viruses’ cells. He elucidates, “The process involves the release of copper ions (electrically charged particles) when microbes, transferred by touching, sneezing, or vomiting, land on the copper surface.”   These copper ions go on to punch holes into the cell membranes of bacteria and viruses. Once this membrane is damaged, what happens is that the copper ions move into the cell and destroy the DNA and RNA inside which effectively stops both bacteria and viruses from further multiplying. 

Research from the University of Southampton also reiterates that copper is very effective in helping to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses such as the coronavirus.

Surface tests on copper vs other materials

A study that was recently released on March 17, 2020 by the National Institutes of Health, CDC, UCLA and Princeton University scientists in ‘The New England Journal of Medicine’ has heartening news. When tested, it was found that the coronavirus could survive for even two to three days on surfaces made of plastic or stainless steel and up to 24 hours on cardboard, this lasted merely up to four hours on copper. This adds more credence to the anti-viral nature of copper.

Why not go in for copper in your home?

The benefits of copper are myriad. Besides, the anti-microbial properties, it also has a bigger role in boosting the efficacy of the immune system.  When water is stored in copper containers, the copper seeps into the water and charges it. This water which is called ‘Tamara Jal’ is a great way to improve health without much effort.

Copper is a trace micronutrient and works on various areas of metabolism. It accepts and gives electrons easily and this serves to speed up the process of breaking down and also the building up of molecules. While fighting infection, the body uses concentrations of copper to kill bacteria. It has also shown anti-viral properties.

The ordinary reusable water bottles can become breeding grounds for bacteria and viruses due to the moisture inside. However, copper water bottles have a self-sterilizing effect. And that’s not the only thing to worry about. Most of us tend to carry water bottles by holding them around the cap or by the lid. This contact with pour hands results in leaving plenty of bacteria and viruses on them and when we drink water, these enter our system. However, if it’s a copper bottle, this will kill the viruses and bacteria from your hands.

Time to turn to Vriksha Homeware

Vriksha Homeware is in tune with the times and the sleek line of copper products such as glasses, bottles and pitchers are an easy way to help keep the corona virus at bay. Each product is made from pure copper and certified too. These have been finely crafted by artisans from India and it’s a matter of pride for us to showcase these ‘Made in India’ products. The fine finishes and design will make these a proud part of your kitchen and table. You can even go further and gift good health to your loved ones.

What’s more, with every Vrikhsha product , you can feel wonderful that you are caring for our planet to. We have always been ahead of the eco-conscious curve.  We have been working towards reaching Mission Zero, a goal to produce eco-conscious products and services that use zero plastics, add zero preservatives, send zero waste to landfill and cause zero adverse impact on the environment. Packaging is minimal.

Start your journey towards good health today with Vriksha!