What Are The Antibacterial and Antiviral Benefits Of Copper?

 

One of the many wonderful benefits of copper is that it has a natural capability to destroy bacteria and viruses. The common term used for this process is “contact killing” where any bacteria or virus particle that comes into contact with a copper surface is destabilised. The scientific term for copper’s bacteria destroying capabilities is the “oligo-dynamic effect” and to explain how this works, let us give a quick science lesson…

How does copper destroy bacteria and viruses?

 

Copper is a reactive metal and so whenever it makes contact with something outside, a small chemical reaction occurs. For example, if a bacteria particle comes into contact with a copper surface, the cells of the bacteria absorb copper ions directly from the copper (which are electrically charged particles). These ions penetrate the cell wall of the virus and cause a rupture, killing the DNA/RNA within the virus and that consequently stops any spreading or duplication. In this way, a Kalsi copper bottle works like a natural water purification system, actively destabilising and neutralising any virus or bacteria that comes into contact with it. The result is that your drinking water is neutralised of contaminants and remains pure and fresh 24/7.

At this point you might be thinking “oh yeah, you are just saying that because you sell copper bottles”, but please see here a couple of independent and verified studies which validate the claim that copper can legitimately and safely be used as a water purification system…

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3067274/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5041382/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3312355/

How does copper destroy bacteria and viruses?

 

Copper is a reactive metal and so whenever it makes contact with something outside, a small chemical reaction occurs. For example, if a bacteria particle comes into contact with a copper surface, the cells of the bacteria absorb copper ions directly from the copper (which are electrically charged particles). These ions penetrate the cell wall of the virus and cause a rupture, killing the DNA/RNA within the virus and that consequently stops any spreading or duplication. In this way, a Kalsi copper bottle works like a natural water purification system, actively destabilising and neutralising any virus or bacteria that comes into contact with it. The result is that your drinking water is neutralised of contaminants and remains pure and fresh 24/7.

At this point you might be thinking “oh yeah, you are just saying that because you sell copper bottles”, but please see here a couple of independent and verified studies which validate the claim that copper can legitimately and safely be used as a water purification system…

https://www.ncbi.gov/PMC3067274/

https://www.ncbi.gov/PMC5041382/

https://www.ncbi.gov/PMC3312355/

Copper and Covid-19

 

Copper has received a lot of attention in the mainstream media in recent months in light of the global pandemic. In the exact same way as described above, copper can also actively destabilise virus particles too.

See here this recent study conducted by Southampton University.

In this study the scientists were testing the rate at which a copper alloy could destroy the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the results were pretty impressive! The scientists concluded that there was a 93.9% reduction rate of the exposed coronavirus (COVID-19) within 5 minutes and the virus was completely eliminated within 10 minutes. So, there you can see how quickly copper gets to work at destroying any bacteria or virus that comes into contact with it.

SECTION SUMMARY

 

There have been plenty of scientific studies (both old and new), which all confirm and verify that copper has the ability to destroy and destabilise bacteria and viruses. Therefore a copper bottle (or copper vessel) can legitimately be used as a water purification system. For example, if you are going on a camping trip or travelling to a place that does not have access to safe drinking water, then taking a Kalsi Bottle with you could be a great way to ensure you have pure and fresh drinking water.

 

If you currently use a plastic or stainless steel water bottle, then I am sure you are familiar with that disgusting smell you get inside the bottle, when a small amount of water is left inside or it has not been used for some time. That repulsive smell is usually the effect of mould and bacteria developing inside your water bottle, which in most cases penetrates into the fluid you then consume. When you use a copper bottle to store your drinking water, the Oligodynamic effect as described above is constantly taking place, meaning your water is always being kept clean and pure. One of the easiest ways to confirm this is to simply smell the water inside your Kalsi bottle. You should notice that the water always smells fresh. With a copper bottle you NEVER get that revolting mouldy smell that is so common with reusable plastic and steel bottles.

 

So, a Kalsi copper bottle not only prevents the build up of mould and bacteria, but also works actively at killing off any bacteria, virus or mould that was there in the first place. It’s why copper vessels have been used for centuries in India to store water and even disinfect surgical instruments, because of this natural antibacterial and self-sterilising quality that is inherent to copper.

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