Reasons why you should DRINK in COPPER mugs!

Did you know that mugs MADE OF COPPER are benefit for your own health ?

Well here are some reasons why you should drink in these Copper made cups or mugs:

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1. Copper acts as necessary components of some enzymes for us. This element is therefore vital because we cannot synthesize it ourselves.

2. It helps the digestive system perform better: having properties that kill harmful bacteria, cleanse and detox your stomach Copper performs waste elimination which helps regulate your liver and kidneys.

3. Aids in weight loss: it helps your body break down fat and eliminate it. Try drinking water stored in a copper vessel regularly.

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4. Slows down ageing: getting old is a natural process of life. But Copper mugs can be an natural remedy against this process. It prevents the skin from ageing, stimulates the production of new and healthy skin and replaces old cells.

5. Can fight cancer: a very common and deadly disease. How does Copper help? Well, by having very strong antioxidant properties that helps fight off free radicals and negate their ill effects – one of the main reasons for the development of cancer, some studies have shown that copper complexes have a considerable anti-cancer effect.

Aside of these reasons, any copper mug with a tin lining or stainless steel will be very safe to be used for any drink even at a high temperature. So be your drink be HOT or COLD, Copper mugs are made to resist different temperatures of your beverage !

As an integrated global manufacturer, Shanghai Metal Corporation provides and distributes Copper and a large range of Steel products of high quality all over the world. For more information, you can visit the company’s website or contact us for any inquiry.

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Copper Bracelet and Its Healing Ability

Have you ever heard about a magical bracelet that has a healing ability ? Over thousands of years, many medical practitioners have used copper to treat health problems. In ancient Egypt for example, various copper compounds were used to hasten wound healing, treat headaches & epilepsy and sterilize water. Interested to find out more about copper’s mysterious healing ability ? Let’s find out more.

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Worn by Pharaohs, Indian Rajas, Chinese Emperors, Persian Kings, Alexander the Great, and so many others, the copper bracelet has had more than just a cosmetic purpose!

Some people believe that copper kills or inhibits the growth of bacteria and other microorganisms. There is a record from The Smith Papyrus, one of the oldest book ever discovered, mentioning the ability of copper to sterilize chest wounds and drinking water. Wearing copper bracelets for medicinal benefits has a long history and has been popular in folklore for thousand of years. But what do modern scientific studies says about that ? 

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Different mechanism of action about the effect of copper bracelets has been proposed (this list is not exhaustive and should be taken as provisional) :

  • There is none: all effects are imagined
  • Psychological: the placebo effects explains the results, meaning that believers are more likely to obtain better outcomes.
  • Copper has the components that provide iron for the formation of hemoglobin and help form collagen for wound healing
  • Correcting copper deficiency can help optimize the body’s resistance to disease
  • Copper has a beneficial effect for reasons not understood at present. This would explain why some arthritis sufferers seem to obtain benefit from copper bracelets while others do not.

Conclusions are not unanimous and even though the myth of copper bracelet seem highly attractive, not everybody is convinced about its benefits. Even so, over thousands of years, many medical practitioners have used copper to treat a wide range of health problems. Their claims of success are not just anecdotal. However, the quality of much of the evidence does not meet modern standards, so more studies must be done to define and validate the effects, side effects, and mechanisms of the various copper compounds in various indications.

Have you ever tried to use copper bracelet ? If yes, what is your opinion about it? If you’re interested in testing the ability of copper bracelet or to discover more about copper products, you might want to visit Shanghai Metal Corporation. We have a wide selection of copper products that can be used for many kinds of application. Contact us if you need further information and don’t forget to follow us on social media to get our latest update and offer.

Sources: Scientiapress, WMFonline, Net Planet, EzineArticles

    

Ayu P.//SMC Editor

COPPER MOLECULE STOPS SPREAD OF CANCEROUS CELLS

 

Silver has always been known for its antibacterial and antiseptic properties, and have been medically approved to be used in medical devices such as breathing tubes. But who would,ve thought about using Copper as a new anti-cancer Molecule. That’s exactly what a team of researchers in the university of Bielefeld in Germany has done.

Prof. Glaser team leader of this extraordinary research team has explained that copper has shown amazing results in killing cancerous cells , even performing better than the Cisplatin , a widely used drug for fighting cancer.

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In his report, he explains how the new compound has the ability to stop cancer cells reproducing themselves. They have proved that the copper agents binds with the DNA of the cancerous cells and  stop them from spreading by changing their behavior. The result was that ‘the copper complex is more effective than cisplatin,’ said Pr. Glaser, ‘the highest number of cancer cells died at a concentration of 10 micromolar. With cisplatin, you need 20 micromolar.’

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In addition to have shown better results in combating cancerous cells, copper molecules seem to avoid all the side effects known to the Cisplatin. This discovery may lead to a major medical breakthrough in treating cancer patients without having them to suffer the debilitating side effects known to chemotherapy.

Copper having a promomising future in the medical field, Shanghai Metal Corporation offers a wide range of copper products . You can visit the company’s website , contact us and follow us on twitter and facebook for more information and news on metal

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The Health Benefits of Pine Trees

Tomorrow is Christmas and we’re all excited to celebrate it ! During this time of festivities, pines are one of the most commercially important tree species. We love pines because they bring us joy during Christmas and they also have this delightful, holiday-spirit aroma. Do you know that pine tree can also give you health benefits ? Let’s learn more about them :

1. Pine Needle Tea

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Pine needle tea has been a medicinal favorite of indigenous peoples for centuries. It is said to have helped European settlers survive their first winter in the New World. It is rich of vitamin C, A and has antioxidant properties.
Visit this website to learn how to brew it.

2. Pine Essential Oil

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In Japan, there’s an interesting concept called shinrin-yoku, which means “forest bathing”, referring to spending time in the woods for its therapeutic effect. Unfortunately, most of us don’t have access to ancient Japanese pine forests, but we can fake it by going through a local Christmas tree farm or by using pine essential oils, You only need to put a few drops on your pillow or onto a tissue, breath in deeply, slowly and relax.

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Pine oil can also help to provide relief for colds and congested sinuses. Add 3 drops of pine essential oil into a hot water and inhale the steam through your nose and mouth.

You can also use it to massage away your muscle aches and pains. You just need to add 5 drops of pine oil to 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil,

Check out this website to discover other benefits of pine oil.

Keep in mind that essential pine oil should be used with care, as it is very powerful. If left undiluted, it may irritate skin and mucous membranes. Internal consumption may be dangerous for health.

Shanghai Metal Corporation manufactures and supplies various kind of metal, such as stainless steel, a perfect material to build your thermos and infuser for pine needle tea. Contact us if you need further information and don’t forget to follow us on social media to get the latest news of our product and company.

    

 

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Silver Water! Myth or Reality?

First I heard about Silver Water from my mom.  We used to have a bottle of water with a small silver spoon on the bottom. Once I asked her what’s for we need a silver spoon in the water, she told me that this little spoon will protect our family from any kind of disease. As I always believe my mother, I haven’t thought about it too serious until recently. Lets  see is a Silver Water myth or reality?

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So, when my mom said that silver water will protect us from disease, she basically meant that silver is a specific metals which can stop the growth of germs and microbes on contact. Silver and copper are best known in this regard and are often used in commercial applications. Among germicidal metals, however,silver is of greater importance because it is the only metal that is completely non toxic to the body. In fact, silver has been used since ancient times to not only keep stored water “sweet” and germ free, but also to speed the healing of wounds and minimize the formation of scar tissue. Also I even read an amazing story about a miracle effect of a silver water which helped to cure a bone infection. Check the article if you’re interested. 

Just think about, silver is everywhere… we are eating off silver plates, storing our water and wine in silver vessels, drinking from silver cups and eating with silver utensils.

But if the main purpose of a still water is disinfection, what stops us of buying a pure water which is also have a wide list of a good recommendations? I guess it’s all up every person decision. Here the link to the silver water company where you can find more detailed information.  Also you can check our website to read and know more about silver and any related products or send us your inquiry, we have English-speaking stuff that will help you to find the best product for you. Don’t forget to follow us on social media and download an application by scanning QR code below.

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Bottles’ battle – the Winner Is…

There have always been discussions about what kind of water bottle is the best. Plastic? Stainless steel? Aluminum? Or glass bottle? Due to protect our environment, everybody wants to purchase a reusable water bottle but sometimes it is hard to make a right decision and the amount of different products makes it even harder. Here is some information to make you choose easier between aluminum and stainless steel bottles.

Stainless steel water bottles

Stainless steel was the standard for buildings and also a sign for the economic growth in the late 1800’s to early 1900’s. Nowadays it found its way to reusable bottles. Stainless steel bottles are usually crafted from culinary-grade stainless steel and come in various sizes and colors. If you are concerned about manufacturing techniques or toxins, stainless steel bottles are a good alternative to plastic bottles. As stainless steel is non-reactive, bottles do not leach, they don’t have to be lined and the don’t affect the taste of drink. Stainless steel bottles are probably not really suitable in hot climates because the metal heats up more quickly. On the other hand you can be sure that it will last you a lifetime and can withstand daily wear.

PROS :                                                                       CONS :

– dishwasher safe                                      – can dent if dropped

– durable                                                         – heats up in hot climates

– 100% recyclable                                     – not microwaveable

– high-quality design                              – energy intensive manufacturing

– no plastic toxins                                     – possible metallic taste

Aluminum water bottles

Aluminum has a variety of applications, but aluminum is probably most used for packaging of beer, soda, tea and other drinks. Aluminum bottles and stainless steel bottles often look and feel similar. But aluminum bottles have are dramatically different. As aluminum reacts with certain liquids, aluminum bottles are usually lined with an enamel or epoxy layer. The most popular aluminum bottles have narrow necks which makes them difficult to clean, dry and load it with ice. Those aluminum bottles with certain types of lining are not recyclable.

PROS :                                                                               CONS : 

– trendy                                                                       – not dishwasher safe

– lighter than stainless steel                          – can dent more easily

– less expensive                                                     – difficult to clean

– keeps beverages cold                                     – chemical leaching possibility

Shanghai Metal Corporation is a manufacturer and supplier of high-quality stainless steel and aluminum. We offer an excellent service and a great durability of our products to fulfill customers’ needs. For more information visit our website or send us inquiry. English speaking staff will guide you further. Download a new application by scanning QR code below and don’t forget to follow us on Social Media.

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A Cheap Way to Create Drinking-Water from Contaminated Water

Providing a safe drinking-water is still one of the major concerns in most of developing countries. Water purification methods exist, but they are expensive and therefore, not easily accessible for many people. In ancient time, people in India believe that drinking water stored in a copper vessel gives benefits for your health. According to the Hindu traditional medicine, Ayuverda, copper is believed to possess anti-microbial, antioxidant, anti-carcinogenic and anti-inflammatory properties. Thus, making it perfectly fit for the drinking purpose. But is there any scientific evidence that support this believe? Let us find out.

A recent study (2012) has evaluated the effect of copper vessel on a contaminated drinking water by storing it in a copper vessel for 16 hours. The result  was satisfying and showed that copper vessel can be use as a cheaper solution for especially developing countries to have a more easy access to drinking-water. One of the best part about this material is that it never becomes stale and can store water for long periods of time.

The benefit of copper doesn’t stop here ! Copper is an essential nutrient for our body and have diverse roles in biological electron and oxygen transportation. It can be found in several food such as beef, oyster, lobster, cocoa, black pepper, nuts, sunflower seeds, avocados, etc. Taking water stored in a copper vessel can help you to supply your daily requirement of copper.

If you’re interested in getting this copper vessel, Shanghai Metal Corporation produces slitting, edging, and oscillate winding to fit your specific copper requirements. To find out more, please check out our website or send us your inquiry. We have English speaking staff that will guide you to find your wanted product with the best quality and price. Don’t forget to follow us on Social Media to get news about our product and company.

    

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Do Bombs Really Tick?

“Actually, baggage handlers don’t worry about ticking ’cause modern bombs don’t tick. But when a suitcase vibrates, then they gotta call the police. Nine times out of ten: it’s an electric razor. But… every once in a while… it’s a dildo.”

— Airport Security Officer, Fight Club

Movies are there to entertain, so its understandable they don’t waste time on specifics and science. However, some movies invest so much time in developing a scifi premise or a character’s vast expertise in bomb making that it’s slightly insulting when they present us with something so amateur. (See our past article ‘are locks as easy to pick as in the movies?’ for more on movie realism.)

obviousbomb2This is older than television; if you look at animated cartoons from the early to mid 20th Century, one of the more common mayhem-related props is a bomb—black, bowling-ball-sized, with burning fuse stuck in the top, and possibly the word BOMB on it in big happy white letters.

On TV they always have blinking lights (red is a popular color), audible beepers and/or a timer counting down on them. Some bombs have all three. Older depictions have a loudly ticking alarm clock taped to a bundle of dynamite.

obvious bombIn reality, modern bombs that aren’t sanctioned by government are generally made not to be identified so wont tick, beep or otherwise indicate its true form. Military and construction bombs however are labeled to the extreme. Construction is due to health and safety, and military because as the majority are designed to explode on impact, labeling won’t affect their efficacy.

So to answer the question, no, bombs do not tick.

Shanghai metal manufactures the carbon steel strip for clockwork feeds which do indeed tick. As an ISO 14001 (International Quality Management System) Company and recipient of the “Star Enterprise Award,” Shanghai Metal Corporation prides itself on exceeding international standards of quality and reliability. We guarantee the best prices, quality support, and fast delivery. To find out more, please visit our Website or send your inquiry here. Follow us on  LinkedInTwitter, FacebookInstagram and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel. Or you could try our new mobile app by scanning our QR code.

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How To Live Forever

Doctors have begun human trials of suspended animation to buy more time for critically injured patients. This is reminiscent of Hollywood movies where characters wake up in steel pods during space travel having been frozen for years at a time. For more on movie realism, see our article on what Hollywood finally got right about science.

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However, this is not quite the concept Dr Tisherman of the USA has meant it for. Emergency preservation and resuscitation (EPR) uses an innovative rapid-cooling procedure to suspend life, similar to how surgeons induce hypothermia during some surgeries.

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Dr Tisherman’s EPR process, developed with the help of $800,000 from the Department of Defense, is mostly about resurrection. The idea at this stage is to use equipment like the catheters and pumps that can be found in any trauma centre to suspend the life of critically injured people in order to buy more time for surgeons to try to save them.

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EPR works by lowering the patient’s body temperature and replacing their blood with a cold saline solution. If the human trials are successful, the aim is to take the technique out into the field. For example, a paramedic might be able to use EPR to put a dangerously ill patient into a suspended state until they can be rushed to a specialist hospital. Such a system could also be used on the battlefield to evacuate injured soldiers.

Shanghai Metal produces the carbon steel used in surgical blades. As an ISO 14001 (International Quality Management System) Company and recipient of the “Star Enterprise Award,” Shanghai Metal Corporation prides itself on exceeding international standards of quality and reliability. We guarantee the best prices, quality support, and fast delivery. To find out more, please visit our Website or send your inquiry here. Follow us on  LinkedInTwitter, FacebookInstagram and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel. Or you could try our new mobile app by scanning our QR code.

Source: The Economist

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Save A Life…With Your Watch

A new clockwork heart pacemaker does away with batteries according to Yahoo News.  Swiss engineers, famous for making the world’s finest watches, are turning their hands to cardiology with a prototype battery-less pacemaker based on a self-winding wristwatch. Current pacemakers need for battery power is a limiting factor, since replacing them requires a surgical intervention.

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“This is a feasibility study. We have shown that it is possible to pace the heart using the power of its own motion,” Zurbuchen, the head engineer said.

Automatic watches work because they have an eccentric weight that pivots when the wearer’s arm moves. This rotation progressively winds a spring that then turns the watch mechanism. In the new Swiss pacemaker, the mechanical spring unwinds to spin an electrical micro-generator.

The research is still at an early stage and there is, as yet, no schedule for human testing. However, this could prove a major innovation in both healthcare and the watch-making industries.

swisswatch1Shanghai Metal manufactures the Carbon Steel Strip used in clocks and watches. As an ISO 14001 (International Quality Management System) Company and recipient of the “Star Enterprise Award,” Shanghai Metal Corporation prides itself on exceeding international standards of quality and reliability. We guarantee the best prices, quality support, and fast delivery. To find out more, please visit our Website or send your inquiry here. Follow us on  LinkedInTwitter, FacebookInstagram and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel. Or you could try our new mobile app by scanning our QR code.

Sources: Yahoo News

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