What can ion therapy with an ioniser do for you in terms of health and wellbeing? If you would like to read the relevant scientific research there are highlighted links to references, but for a handy summary here are the top 10 health benefits of negative ions:
Negative ions are often described as a natural anti-depressant. They increase your sense of well-being and mental clarity by removing the debilitating effects of excessive positive ions in your environment.
Negative ionisers are proven to clear the air of dust, pollen, pet dander, mould spores and other potential allergens.
A good negative ion generator can significantly decrease airborne viruses and bacteria in your home.
Negative ions improve the function of the cilia in your respiratory tract that protect the lungs from irritation and inflammation. So they help to lessen the incidence of respiratory illnesses like colds and flu, hayfever and asthma.
Negative ions have a relaxing effect and have been reported to normalise your breathing rate, decrease blood pressure and relieve tension. Because negative ions are absorbed directly into the bloodstream they may help to combat harmful free radicals within your body.
Studies show high levels of negative ions can be as effective at treating Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) as commonly prescribed antidepressants.
Improved energy levels and focus. Research at the University of California showed negative ions normalise serotonin levels in the brain, potentially improving a person’s positive outlook and mood.
Better sleep. A French study found using negative ionisers could help you sleep better. This is once again due to their in normalising serotonin production in the brain.
Reduces instances of headaches and sickness. The company Norwich Union found installing negative ion air cleaners in a work area full of computers and other electronic equipment reduced instances of reported sickness and headaches by 78%. Negative ion generators are also routinely used in hospitals in Europe for their beneficial impact on patient’s health and healing rates.
Elevated mental concentration and performance. Testing has regularly shown that subjects exposed to high levels of negative ions perform better in mentally challenging tasks than those breathing normal positive ion dense air. Pierce J. Howard PhD at the Center for Applied Cognitive Sciences says in the Owners Manual for the Brain – “Negative ions increase the flow of oxygen to the brain; resulting in higher alertness, decreased drowsiness, and more mental energy.”
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