Copper slowly leeches, positively charging the water. The water stored in a copper vessel is supposed to be consumed after storing the water in it for at least eight hours. This water never becomes stale and can be stored this way for longer periods of time. Copper is known to have brain stimulant and anti-convulsive properties. Copper is one of the most important trace minerals that the thyroid gland needs to function optimally. A lack of copper can send the functioning of the gland out of sync. Therefore, when you drink water from a copper vessel it makes up for this possible deficiency. Copper can also destroy E.coli and S.aureus – two bacteria that are commonly found in our environment and are known to cause severe illnesses. Copper also has bone and immune system strengthening properties, making it the perfect remedy for arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Copper fights off free radicals – one of the main reasons for the formation of fine lines – and helps in the production of new and healthy skin cells. Copper heals wounds faster and it is known for its immense anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties. It is a great way to heal wounds quickly. Copper is also known to help wounds within the body, especially the stomach. Copper strengthens the immune system. It has been found to help regulate blood pressure, heart rate, and lowers one’s cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Copper has strong antioxidant properties that help fight off free radicals which helps prevent the onset of cancer. How it does that is still unknown but some studies have shown that copper complexes have a considerable anti-cancer effect.