Ionization is a natural process occurring as a result of particle collisions
During ionization a molecule either gains or loses an electron. The first group is called “negative ions” (beneficial for health); whereas the latter is known as “positive ions” (harmful to humans).
“Ions are molecules that have gained or lost an electrical charge. They are created in nature as air molecules break apart due to sunlight, radiation, and moving air and water.”
“Falling water has sufficient energy to tear apart electrons from the air. When enough energy acts on a molecule such as carbon dioxide, oxygen or water, it displaces an electron. The original molecule that lost an electron becomes a positive ion. These ions, in turn, react with dust and pollutants to form larger particles. The displaced electron cluster around a charged atom and acquire a negative charge.”
improvements in mood, concentration, and sleep are caused by “negative ions”
“This surfeit of negative ions has long been associated with improvements in mood and physical health. Researchers at the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow discovered that negative ions are able to help protect the body from induced physical stress. When the researchers immobilized rats and exposed them to negatively charged air ions they discovered that the ions prevented the development of pathological changes characteristic of acute stress that are observed in untreated rats. The protective action of negative air ions was observed in all the experimental animals independently of their types of behavior.”
“When the body’s serotonin levels fall, anxiety and fatigue gain hold. Electronic negative ion generators have been used to treat migraines, asthma, and depression. Negative ions can treat depression”.
negative ions eliminate airborne pollutants, bacteria, viruses, and germs
“Negative ions remove dust particles and allergens in the air. These ions cluster around dust and pollutants to from larger particles. This causes the particle to become too heavy to remain suspended in air. As a result, the particle falls down, out of the way of causing people breathing problems. In addition research (Dr. Albert P. Krueger, a microbiologist and experimental pathologist at the University of California) has proved that negative ions could kill many micro-organisms.”
“Researchers from Leeds University found the use of ionizers had a significant impact in cutting the number of infections caused by a potentially dangerous bacterium called acinetobacter.”
ionized water has been proved to be efficient in treating wounds and various skin diseases
“An experiment was conducted on electric ions and the permeability of the cell membrane. In the experiment, skin was used to exemplify the cell membrane. When positively charged ions were permeated into the surface of the skin, its pores and sweat glands began to contract. However, when Negative Electric Ions were permeated into the surface of the skin, its pores and sweat glands expanded, which demonstrates good metabolism of the cell membranes. This is phenomenon is called Prototype Plasma Membranes of Dermal Reflectivity. Dr. Arudoman of Germany also conducted a research regarding the influence of ions to the human body. He proposed the following hypothesis – Negatively Charged Ions are beneficial to the human body in four major ways: It helps to strengthen the functions of autonomic nerves, reinforces collagen (tissues that are resilient and tension-related), improves the permeability of the cell’s prototype plasma membranes (improves metabolism), and strengthens the body’s immune system.”
“Our body’s energy system is essentially electromagnetic in nature. The negatively charged environment stimulates and causes increased blood flow with resultant increased oxygen-carrying capacity to cells and tissues. This improves the hormone production and helps the body to heal itself.
negative ions strengthen immunity and improve physiological responses
“Exercise Sciences in Liverpool exposed male subjects to negative ions and measured physiological responses, including body temperature, heart rate and respiration, while at rest and during exercise. Negative ions were found to significantly improve all physiological states, particularly during rest. Most important was the finding that negative ions are “biologically active and that they do affect the body’s circadian rhythmicity.”