The Powerful Effect Of Negative Ions
Most people know that breathing in clean air is a no-brainer for good health. But few people know about the huge health benefits of negative ions, and what are they?
In this blog, I will share with you what are the health benifits of negative Ions and how do you increase them in your daily life.
What are Ions?
Ions are invisible particles, either molecules or atoms, which bear an electric charge. Atoms, for instance, consist of an atomic nucleus that contains neutral neutrons and positively charged protons, as well as orbiting electrons that are negatively charged. When an atom is in a neutral condition, the number of protons (+) and electrons (-) is equal. When the number of protons and electrons is not the same, the particle becomes an ion that is either positively or negatively charged.
This chart shows some of the comparisons on the body of breathing in positive and negative ions.
Where are Negative Ions Produced?
Negative ions are produced or charged up in the air by:-
- Plants and Trees
- Waves in the sea
- From your shower at home
Have you ever noticed that when you go for a walk in nature surrounded by trees, or by the sea or near a waterfall? You feel better and more optimistic in life this is partly due to you breathing in more n negative ions.
Grumpy Postive Ion Winds
Have you ever felt a heavy feeling before a storm this can be caused by ions in the cloud of a thunderstorm rubbing together which can cause a build-up of positive ions? This can cause grumpiness and headaches. This happens because as you breathe in the positive ions it neutralizes the negative ions.
Negative Ions Per Cubic cm
What is interesting from looking at statistics of measuring negative ions per cm cube in different places and then collating that to how you feel in those places so for example:-
- City air is around 300 negative ions and 500 positive ions per cubic cm.
- In a well-aired home, it is about 800 negative and 1000 positive ions.
- In a city office with air conditioning, it is around 50 negative ions and 150 positive ions
- At Niagara falls it is around 100,000 negative ions.
So you can imagine the difference between an air-conditioned office room with closed windows, compared to have a walk in the countryside.
The Benefits of Negative Ions
- Body Cell Regeneration
- Breathing more smooth
- We get a spring in our step
- Counteract free radicals
- Improved Sleep Quality
- Memory Enhancement
- Postive Effect On Mood
- In high enough concentrations, negative ions clear the air of mold spores, pollen, pet dander, odors, cigarette smoke, bacteria, viruses, dust and other hazardous airborne particles. They do this by attaching to these positively charged particles in large numbers.
How To Increase Negative Ions
The best way is to sit next to a waterfall, go for a walk along the beach or in a forest. Yet if your commuting to work in your car and work in an airconditioned office. Fear Not there are plenty different types of air ionizers, from small portable ones you can wear around your neck for long flights, little ones to plug into your cigarette lighter in your car to larger ones you can plug in at home or at work.
So here are 2 examples below of portable Air Ionizers and if you click on the picture it does take you straight through to Amazon if you wish.
What fascinates me is these tiny particulars have such an effect on our health. So just as mold spores can have almost the complete opposite effect. What I have noticed myself from having an air ionizer in my office, bedroom and car is a huge difference, more relaxed, breathing easier and more smoothly, concentrating more at work, getting more work achieved in a shorter period of time and just feel much better from breathing in these negative ions.
So if you have a grumpy partner or the energy feels low at your workplace, consider getting an Air Ionizer.
So there you have my health tips on Negative Ions and how you can increase them in your daily life.
Stay Well, Keep Happy
Health & Wellness Coach
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