Copper in the fight against bacteria and viruses

Bakar u borbi protiv bakterija i virusa

Copper bottle, glass bottle, plastic bottle... what's the difference?

For many reasons, using a reusable water bottle is a better choice than constantly buying disposable ones. But are we doing our body good by doing so?

Moisture is an extremely favorable environment for the development of bacteria and viruses.

The following is quality scientifically validated information on the bacterial situation on reusable bottles.

Why is that important?

Our immunity can be weakened for many reasons - hypothermia, stress, poor eating habits, insufficient sleep...

In those moments, increased exposure to harmful bacteria and viruses more easily activates various inflammatory processes in the body, resulting in colds, bacterial or viral infections.

Bacteria count on reusable plastic bottles

This study found that the average number of bacteria on reusable plastic bottles was above 313,000 CFU.

( unit of the number of developed bacterial colonies per square centimeter ).

That number significantly exceeds the number of bacteria on a public toilet seat and a pet's favorite toy combined.

Let's pause for a moment...

Reusable plastic bottles have more bacteria than toilet bowls

More than 60% of the bacteria found on reusable plastic bottles are scientifically recognized pathogens such as E. Coli.

The even better news is that this number increases the longer the water sits, which you can read more about in this research.

The number of bacteria on a glass bottle

It has been proven that the glass bottle is also not resistant to the accumulation of bacteria.
On the graph we can see the growth of bacteria in an unused glass bottle.

bacteria in a glass bottle

Explanation of the graph:

The stationary bottle is shown by the solid dotted line, and the empty dotted line is the bottle that is shaken from time to time.
Although the growth is greater in the second case, it is evident that the bacteria multiply rapidly in the glass bottle as well.

You can read the entire research here .

Bacteria on metal bottles - copper bottle and metal bottle

This research shows that the most common causes of bacterial diseases such as Escherichia .coli, Staphylococcus aureus, L. monocytogenes, Salmonella e.. ... on the copper surface die within 4 minutes!

The steel surface has no such effect.

Copper bottle against bacteria

Explanation of the graph:

The minutes are displayed horizontally and the number of surviving bacterial colonies vertically.

The thick black line inside the graph represents the steel surface, and the green (in the first) and orange (in the second) copper surface.

On both graphs we can clearly see that within a few minutes the number of bacteria on the copper was drastically reduced, while the steel had no effect.


A copper water bottle naturally sterilizes bacteria and viruses

Within a few hours, the Enlight copper bottle cleans the water from all bacteria and viruses and prevents their development. For this reason, the water stored in it remains fresh for a long time and without unpleasant odors.

In addition, by taking in copper-plated water, we strengthen our immunity.


How do we know that?

In many hospitals, instead of steel, copper doorknobs and handrails are installed, in order to reduce the spread of infections.

This research by Science Direkt shows how the risk of infection in an American nursing home has been drastically reduced since all handrails were changed to copper.


This clearly shows - if you want your water to remain clean for a long time, the most ideal choice is - a copper water bottle. 

The Enlight copper bottle is made of high-quality, quality-controlled copper. Take a look at 6 beautiful designs, on which Atesa and Dario worked diligently for 2 years:

LINK: Enlight collection of copper bottles 


Science Direct

Microbiology Society

Berkeley Neuroscience

National Library of Medicine

Treadmill Review
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European Food Safety Authority


European copper alliance

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