Copper Eliminates the Virus …..Sanjivni Amrit Regime
By Prithu Nath
A recent study that appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine in which copper eliminated all viable SARS-CoV-2 virus on its surface within four Hours.
But somehow our ancestors knew about the benefits of Copper infused water not only for drinking first thing in the morning but also for gargling and nasal infusions and Steaming.
Copper is an essential mineral that has many roles in the body. It helps maintain a healthy metabolism, promotes strong and healthy bones and ensures your nervous system works properly. While copper deficiency is rare, it seems that fewer people today are getting enough of the mineral.
Drinking 2 to 3 glasses of water that has been stored in a copper vessel is another easy way to supply your body with enough copper. According to Ayurveda, drinking copper-enrichewith waterd water first thing in the morning on an empty stomach helps balance all three doshas (Kapha, Vata and Pitta).
Copper deficiency may be one of the many causes of fatigue and weakness. Copper is essential for absorbing iron from the gut (2Trusted Source).
When copper levels are low, the body may absorb less iron. This can cause iron deficiency anemia, a condition in which the body is unable to carry enough oxygen to its tissues. A lack of oxygen can make you weaker and feel tired more easily. Several animal studies have shown that copper deficiency may cause anemia (2Trusted Source, 3Trusted Source).
Additionally, cells use copper to generate adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the body’s main source of energy. This means copper deficiency could affect your energy levels, which again promotes fatigue and weakness (4Trusted Source, 5Trusted Source).
Fortunately, eating a copper-rich diet can help fix anemia caused by copper deficiency (6Trusted Source).
Immune function & Importance of consuming Copper Infused Water
Too little copper can lead to neutropenia. This is a deficiency of white blood cells, or neutrophils, which fight off infection. A person with a low level of neutrophils is more likely to get an infectious disease.
Enhancing Copper intake during an infection is specially important because when one takes Zinc and Vitamin C as a supplement to improve Immunity a reduction is Copper occurs in the body. A high intake of zinc (150 mg a day or above) and vitamin C (over 1,500 mg a day) may induce copper deficiency by competing with copper for absorption in the intestine.
Therefore we have suggested in Sanjivni Amrit Regime that people must take Copper infused water atleast 2-3 glasses per day. To infuse Copper in the water it can be stored overnight in a Copper Vessel.
Gargling with Copper Infused Saline Water
As Copper is known to eliminate the Virus, Gargling with Copper Infused Saline water is the best way to clear the throat of Mucus because the Salt dries out the excess mucus and the Copper helps to eliminate the virus.
Copper Infused Saline Nasal Drops
Copper is known to Eliminate the Sars-Cov2-Virus from it’s surface within 4 hours as per scientific research but if you see our traditional Copper Neti Pot where in we use Saline Water for Nasal and Sinus Irrigation things become clear as the clinical benefits have been felt for thousands of years in India!
One can either use a Copper Neti Pot to cleanse the Nasal passages and Sinus Cavities or one can make a Saline Water Nasal drops Solution with Water that was stored overnight in a Copper Container and wash the Nasal Passages with this water every 3-4 Hours to Reduce the Viral Load.
The nasal epithelium has been recognized as an important site of SARS-Cov-2 viral entry and replication (1). Decreasing viral titers using nasal saline irrigation (NSI) may potentially improve patient outcomes and reduce risk of transmission.
The recent report of Huang et al, describing the in vitro anti-viral efficacy of a widely available, copper enriched saline solution, Sterimar Congestion relief (10). Although hypertonic, which may cause slight nasal irritation, this solution may have the benefits of povidone-iodine but without the risk of toxicity.
NSI may decrease viral loads in nasal cavities during rhinovirus infection, and viruses can be collected when performing NSI, suggesting a “viral washing-effect” (4). Recent computational fluid dynamics studies reported that all nasal regions are reached when performing NSI, particularly using large-volume irrigation versus continuous spraying (5).NSI may also enhance epithelial function. In vitro studies have demonstrated that an isotonic solution with slightly alkaline pH and a composition close to that of sea-water optimizes trop-hic and functional recovery of the respiratory epithelium (6). In chronic rhinosinusitis, NSI improves mucociliary clearance (7), al-lowing removal of pathogens trapped by local IgA. NSI and oral rinse are commonly used in upper respiratory tract infections and have demonstrated superiority regarding duration of illness versus standard care in a randomized controlled trial (8). Furthermore, several viruses, including human coronavirus 229E
Nasal irrigations and COVID-19(HCoV-229E), are inhibited in the presence of NaCl. Ramalingam et al. recently showed that patients using NSI had statistically significant decreased household transmission and viral shed-ding (8). Similarly, nasal sprays and irrigations have been shown to reduce the Influenza A viral load in nasal secretions and enhance mucosal barrier function (9). Hendley et al. found virus concentrations return to baseline 5 days after saline NSI in rhino-virus infections (4).
Copper Infused Saline Water Steaming
For the same reasons as enumerated above one can also use the same Copper infused Saline Water for Steaming . Steaming has other health benefits including Loosening up the Mucus from within the Airways and the Trachea and the addition of Copper infused water may bring additional benefits.
Other Benefits of Copper
Copper plays a part in many of your body’s organs and systems. It helps you:
- Make red blood cells
- Keep nerve cells healthy
- Support your immune system
- Form collagen, a protein that helps make up your bones and tissues
- Protect cells from damage
- Absorb iron into your body
- Turn sugar into energy
Because copper has a role in these important tasks, it can help keep certain conditions at bay, such as:
- Anemia (low red blood cell count)
- Osteoporosis (bone loss, most often found in women)
When You Don’t Get Enough
Your body doesn’t need much copper, but when you’re low, your health may take a hit. You need larger amounts as you age. The Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA) for copper are:
- Birth to age 3: 200 micrograms (mcg) — 340 mcg
- Ages 4-8: 440 mcg
- Ages 9-13: 700 mcg
- Ages 14-18: 890 mcg
- Ages 19 and older: 900 mcg
It’s rare to have a serious lack of copper in your body, but some signs that you may need more of it are:
- Low body temperature
- Broken bones and bone loss
- Low white blood cell count
- Irregular heartbeat
- Pale skin
- Thyroid problems
Sources of Copper
Many foods have copper in them. Eating more of them will help you meet your daily needs. For a copper boost, fill up on:
- Seafood (oysters, lobster, squid, mussels, clams)
- Organ meats (cow liver, kidneys, or heart)
- Nuts (cashews, filberts, almonds, pistachios, pecans, macadamia nuts, peanuts)
- Beans (lentils, soybeans, navy beans)
- Unsweet or semisweet chocolate or cocoa
- Enriched cereal
- Fruits and veggies
- Blackstrap molasses
- Black pepper
You should be getting enough copper just from the foods you eat. But some people need a little more copper because of certain conditions, such as:
- Intestinal disease like celiac
- Kidney disease
- Pancreas disease
- Stomach removal
- High amounts of ongoing stress
- Burns on your body
- High zinc intake
- Menkes disease, a genetic disorder that makes it hard to absorb copper