We are all aware of the impact that our environment has on our health and wellbeing. From the ocean to the mountains, forests and waterfalls, we are constantly exposed to negative ions in our natural surroundings. But what exactly are negative ions and how do they affect our bodies?Negative ions are molecules that have been broken apart by sunlight, radiation, and the movement of air and water. Once they enter our bloodstream, they produce biochemical reactions that increase levels of serotonin, a mood-enhancing chemical.
This helps to reduce stress, alleviate depression, and boost energy levels. Contrary to their name, negative ions have a positive effect on air quality, human health, and overall sense of wellbeing. Negative ions also help with exchanges between cells and the penetration of oxygen into the lungs. Constant exposure to them can cause tension, irritability, anxiety, depression, lethargy, and even allergies and asthma. Fortunately, negative ions have the opposite effect and evidence suggests that they are extremely beneficial to health. In a controlled environment experiment, air ionization was found to reduce the concentration of fine particles (PM) by 70% to 75%.
Air ionizers have also been shown to remove airborne particles such as dust, cigarette smoke, pet dander, pollen, mold spores, bacteria, and viruses. To further explore the effects of negative ions on human health, an empirical study was conducted to investigate their influence on performance and mood. The results showed that people reacted faster and felt significantly more energetic in negative air ion conditions than in normal air. In addition to these effects on wellbeing, negative ion devices can also reduce the presence of microbes, microcontaminants and allergens in indoor air. This is why I decided to install an ionizer device in my medical office – to improve the air quality for my patients. To conclude, negative ions have a positive effect on air quality and human health. They increase serotonin levels which helps reduce stress and depression while boosting energy levels.
They also help with exchanges between cells and the penetration of oxygen into the lungs. Finally, they can reduce the presence of microbes, microcontaminants and allergens in indoor air.