Should one take acidic liquid items in copper bottle: My experience

Hello friends,

Today I want to share my personal bad experience with you. You must have heard that copper is good for health and many of us drink water in copper bottle or glass. Many of us drink water in copper bottle or glass by storing water through out night and then drink water in morning in empty stomach.

I have suffered from fever few days back and also stomach was upset. One day before going for office in morning, I thought of mixing oral rehydration salts (ORS) available commonly in market chemist shop. The ORS is used to replace lost fluid in body. It has sodium, potassium glucose etc. So it is very good in case of dehydration.

Thus I have mixed ORS with water placed in copper bottle. Then I went for office and drank water regularly. At about 3 pm, I again drank water placed in copper bottle but it was quite bitter at that time. Therefore I left it. But after some time I have constant bitter taste in my mouth. When I reached home, I was feeling nausea and stomach pain. Then by chance I saw the color of water. To my surprise, the color of water was blue.

As I have science back ground (but not chemistry), I immediately reached a conclusion that copper reacted with some salt of ORS. Then I immediately contacted doctor on phone. He suggested to continuously drink water and donot sleep. I did the same but stomach pain was still there and with nausea and bitter taste of mouth. But I continuously drank water so that any toxic thing should be removed from my body. At about midnight, I slept and in the morning I was feeling much better.

This was my bad experience after drinking mix of water and ORS in copper bottle. But why did it happen? Of course copper reacted with acidic things like lemon etc. and converted to something toxic. Copper toxicity happened due to reaction. You may please share the possible reasons in comment section.

Thus we should drink plane water in copper bottle even that in morning only preferably in empty stomach. Because in whole of the day, we take acidic food items and even if we take plane water in copper bottle, it may produce toxic effect. Copper containers are very good to drink water but my suggestion is to take water in it in morning with empty stomach.

Thus as per my knowledge one should not mix acidic food items in water in copper bottle or even do not mix anything else without knowledge.

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11 Replies to “Should one take acidic liquid items in copper bottle: My experience”

  1. Same thing happened to me ors mixed in copper which was kept overnight and in morning I drank
    Then had lot of vomiting
    And less urine don’t know what to do

  2. Hello,

    Exactly same incident happened with me yesterday.

    I was suffering from fever and was feeling very low. Just to keep all my salts in place I also put ORS in my copper bottle in my office, after about 2 hours pain started in my stomach and after some I felt urge to puke, and literally after a couple of minutes I puked not only once but 4 times in a row ….After that I feel bit relaxed but from them till now I stomach is little bit upset. Whenever I eat something I feel like I will have loose motions.

    Don’t know when I will get rid of this …..

    1. Please tell me how u are feeling now …..I mean what you did to get rid of that problem and how much time does it take to be normal again ?

      Waiting for your reply…….

  3. Same thing happen to me today.
    Today i was suffered by vomiting and loose motion and i prefered copper vessel water with ors. After 2 hours it turns blue actually i didn’t see it and have it continuously for some time then i got a bad taste then i discard the water.
    I think copper react with water and make copper sulphate that contain blue colour. I also have a science background.
    So i also prefer to have copper vessel water early morning with empty stomach.

  4. .My cousine Ashish Shelar had Dysentry hence he Drunk O.R.S. today but as soon as he takes it in Copper bottle, He suffered from Severe Vomittings . Very bad experience with him. ..

  5. Same thing is happened with me also….. Should I go to doctor????…or enough to take Water in plenty???…. Please suggest me….I am worried

  6. Today I am totally ok after drinking lots of water hole evening of yesterday’s, before going to bed. And also I had a meal at night.

  7. Oh my God. Same thing happened to me today, I’ve been throwing up! Thought of the copper vessel and that ORS water makes me feel nauseous. But lesson learnt, can’t be too experimental. It will get better you’ll

  8. Thank you for this post. Today I sat down for an exam at home without any food and thought that drinking ORS in between would help. Since I was late and there was water in the copper bottle, I mixed ORS in that bottle at sat down for exam. Due to some reasons, the exam was cancelled within 5 mites, so I got up and drank from the bottle. I took 2/3 sips and found it to be quite bitter. I thought It’s because of excessive minerals or something, but out of curiosity I googled, and found this post.

    I’ll be honest, I panicked at first and rushed to the kitchen and poured the water in a bowl and yes it was a tinge of blue. I threw that out and am drinking plain water out of a glass bottle now, drinking quite frequently but a few sips at a time. I am feeling a bit sleepy, but it could be because I woke up quite early today. There is a slight but negligible bitterness in the mouth, but I think I am having some stomach ache, although nothing severe.

    Thank you all for this post, I might have avoided a big massacre. Thank you all.

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