Healthy Living: The Positive Powers of Negative Ions

by deborah on September 29, 2015 · 8 comments

in Health & Wellness, Natural Remedies

Healthy Living: The Positive Powers of Negative Ions

There is a lot of confusion surrounding the powers of positive and negative ions and in particular,

the fact that negative doesn’t necessary equate to bad and neither should you take positive to

necessarily mean good.

Negative ions can in fact make you feel good and having an understanding of the effects that they

have on us will help you have a more informed opinion about the benefits of products that promote

wellness through the use of ions such as a and other products that are designed

to help us utilize the positive and negative ions around us.

 

“Our air contains a combination of

both positive and negative ions and

the balance of the two is what will

affect our wellbeing and mood.”

 

The Air Around Us

Healthy Living: The Positive Powers of Negative Ions

The basic principle is that our air contains a combination of both positive and negative ions

and the balance of the two is what will affect our wellbeing and mood.

The difficulty that surrounds discussion about the benefits of negative ions for instance, is the

fact that you are unable to see them or even taste or smell them, but some scientists are of

the opinion that they can positively influence certain health conditions.

Negative ions are generally considered to be most likely found in places that offer relative peace

and tranquility such as mountainous areas and also places where there is water such as beaches

and waterfalls.

The suggestion is that by surrounding yourself with these negative ions in these areas will give

them the opportunity to access your blood stream and to subsequently promote a greater feeling

of inner wellbeing as a result.

Biochemical Reaction

Healthy Living: The Positive Powers of Negative Ions

The effect of these negative ions reaching your blood stream is to cause a number of

different biochemical reactions.

One effect, is a greater amount of the hormone serotonin being produced in your body

and the increased levels induce a positive effect to counteract the feelings we can

experience with anxiety, stress and other related conditions.

If this theory is correct, negative ions do in fact have the opposite effect to their description

and the biochemical reaction can create positive feelings, which is why so many are keen to

try and harness its power.

 

“Negative ions reaching your blood stream

cause a number of different biochemical

reactions in your body including the

production of a  greater amount of the

hormone serotonin and the biochemical

reaction can create positive feelings.”

 

The Great Outdoors Debate

Healthy Living: The Positive Powers of Negative Ions

In order to balance the argument, it is also worth noting that some skeptics might suggest

that being outside in a naturally calming environment like a mountain area where there is

plenty of peace and tranquility, is going to lift your spirits and feelings anyway.

Being outdoors and enjoying some rest and relaxation as well as some clean fresh air is

undoubtedly going to help promote a greater feeling of calm within you on its own, but

there is also scientific evidence to suggest that negative ions can help alter our mood

in a positive way.

So whilst the debate continues, there is enough scientific research to suggest that negative

ions can help with conditions such as depression and they can also be beneficial in aiding

the removal of particulate matter in the air, which is the principle behind the use of air purifiers.

Negative Ion Generators

Healthy Living: The Positive Powers of Negative Ions

Whilst we would all probably like to spend more time at the beach or taking mountainous walks,

the reality is that we don’t all have the time for that in our busy lives.

This is why there are certain products available to try and recreate that positivity and one of them

is a negative ion generator.

A generator can work to provide both ions and when it does this it manages to produce a by-product

called Hydroxyl, which provides assistance in removing some of the hydrogen in the air around you.

Reducing the level of hydrogen will have the effect of bringing down the amount of pollution and

toxins you are exposed to in your surroundings and this has led to some scientists suggesting that

Hydroxyl could be considered a natural way of cleaning your air.

 

“The positive powers of negative ions

can be an influence in helping you

achieve a healthier disposition

and lifestyle.”

 

Help with Allergies

Healthy Living: The Positive Powers of Negative Ions

As well as identifying a number of potential health benefits that are associated with the power

of negative ions, there is also the fact that it could help with some other health issues such as

allergies for example.

The effect of having cleaner air in your home is not only a positive influence on combatting the

symptoms of anxiety and depression but it can also help with reducing the levels of agitation

you might experience with allergies.

Despite the contradiction in the name, it would appear that the positive powers of negative ions

can be an influence in helping you achieve a healthier disposition and that is why so many people

are keen to learn more about this phenomenon.
About the Author:
Celia Narley works in alternative therapies and wellness and likes to share her insights online. Her articles and posts are mainly published on health and lifestyle blogs.

 

 

What do you think about the power of negative ions?

Have you used negative ion products in your home?

What have you used?

Share your thoughts and comments with us.

 

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Lori @ TheHealthMinded.com October 1, 2015 at 9:36 pm

Fascinating and a totally new topic for me! Loved reading this and learning. Thanks so much!

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kimmythevegan October 4, 2015 at 6:19 pm

Great article, Deborah. I learned a lot about negative ions while studying nutrition and before that always wondered why I felt so reinvigorated and wonderful. And then I learned why. I see that the jury is still out on it, but I can’t deny how I feel when I’m outside and near water. I don’t have any products in my home – I’m not sure how I feel about them.

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Randi November 2, 2015 at 11:43 am

I have one of these lamps, and I love it!!! It’s true- it really can change the whole vibe of your house:) I’m glad you put this out there to share all the wonderful benefits!! Thanks for sharing on my blog hop too! I hope you join me again this month.

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Alabaster November 21, 2015 at 9:07 am

I’ve been looking for this informative post about negative ions and I found it here! Actually negative ions have many benefits like Strengthening the Immune System, Provides Relief From Rheumatism, etc. I been using Alabaster Miracle Oil because it is very effective and all my pain were relief.

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Marla December 19, 2015 at 10:12 am

Hi Deborah,
I have 2 of these Himalyan salt lamps -mine are electric with a 4 watt bulb in them. I don’t like lighting candles of any type. One is beside my computer desk & 1 in my bedroom. I knew they were supposed to be good for allergies and help EMF rays (which is why I put it beside my computer) I have to turn the one in the bedroom off at night because the night is too bright and affects my sleep, but then I turn it back on every morning. I understand they help with dust and I honestly believe that since I have had in the bedroom I have less dust which in turn helps allergies and makes it easier to breathe.
Just the glow of the lamp to me is calming when I am around it. I believe there is definitely some positive affects for the body to the salt lamps. I have no scientific way to prove it but my personal feelings and I love the warming soothing effects of them.
Mostly I don’t know how they possibly hurt expect you. I have never heard of the negative Ion generator balls but I will have to check them out.
Thanks for providing all this valuable information . Sharing

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deborah December 19, 2015 at 10:49 am

Hi Marla,
I am so glad to hear that you are using salt lamps successfully in your home. Thanks for sharing your experiences with us. I appreciate it.

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June February 16, 2016 at 10:35 am

I’ve been using these himalayan rock salt lamps for years now and have them in every room in my house.
They have helped me with some minor health problems i had like sinusitis and cluster headaches.
Their glow is also very relaxing and the warm colors are just beautiful

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deborah February 16, 2016 at 11:12 am

Hi June,
I am so happy to learn that Himalayan Salt Lamps were helpful to you. That’s wonderful! Thanks for sharing your experiences with us.

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