The Great Thing About Copper

Last year, my mom discovered the benefits of wearing copper. Already a creative jewelry producer for her business Soham Handicrafts, she became obsessed with this red-brown metal and began making copper bracelets and rings almost exclusively.

My curiosity peaked as well, so I decided to Google for myself what all the fuss was about. Of course, my mom was right (aren’t they always?). 

As you may already know, copper is an essential nutrient for all living things. It is necessary for the healthy development of connective tissue, nerve coverings, and bone, and a copper deficiency, although rare, can cause anemia and connective tissue, bone, and nervous system abnormalities.

Copper is one of the first metals to be ever used by mankind. Many Middle Eastern and South Asian cultures have worn copper jewelry for centuries! It is said that copper emits anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Wearing copper on a regular basis reduces joint inflammation and eases pain caused by stiffness associated with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Unless you have an allergy to the metal, a copper bracelet is unlikely to have detrimental side effects and you may be pleasantly surprised. Meaning, more freedom of movement and joint flexibility. Even if you’re wearing it as a bracelet or anklet, the benefits radiate throughout the entire body. Wahoo!

If you’re not one for jewelry, worry not! Mom says, as do many other people I know from India, drinking water from a copper cup is also very medicinal. Doing so boosts health by reducing inflammation, bolstering brain functioning, aiding in weight loss, slowing aging, fighting cancer, and acting like an anti-microbial.

W.O.W! I don’t know about you, but I’m thinking: Hurrah for copper! #amiright?


Photos by Kaufmann MercantileJoanna KosinskaMichael KellyAdam Jaime, and Athena Lam on Unsplash, and Soham Handicrafts. Thanks!

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