What are Negative Ions?
Your probably asking yourself, how in the world do these things work?!
Negative ions are odorless, tasteless, and invisible molecules that we inhale and absorb through our skin in abundance in certain environments. Think mountains, waterfalls, and beaches. Once they reach our bloodstream, negative ions produce biochemical reactions that increase levels of the mood chemical serotonin, helping to alleviate depression, relieve stress, and boost your energy.
“Generally speaking, negative ions increase the flow of oxygen to the brain; resulting in higher alertness, decreased drowsiness, and more mental energy," says Pierce J. Howard, PhD, author of The Owners Manual for the Brain: Everyday Applications from Mind Brain Research
"pounding surf creates negative air ions and we also see it immediately after spring thunderstorms when people report lightened moods," says Ion Researcher Michael Terman, PhD, of Columbia University in New York
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WHAT ARE ANIONS?
An anion (−) (pronounced /ˈæn.aɪ.ən/ an-eye-ən), from the Greek word ἄνω (ánō), meaning "up", is an ion with more electrons than protons, giving it a net negative charge (since electrons are negatively charged and protons are positively charged).1) Anions permeate our blood stream by being absorbed through the skin or en-haled by the air we breath.
What is ATP? ATP is a nucleotide that contains a large amount of chemical energy stored in its high-energy phosphate bonds. It releases energy when it is broken down (hydrolyzed) into ADP (or AdenosineDiphosphate). The energy is used for many metabolic processes. Hence, ATP is considered as the universal energy currency for metabolism.
4) Which in return, stimulates the mood chemical in our brain called serotonin.
What is Serotinin? ser·o·to·nin / noun /ˌserəˈtōnən/ /ˌsi(ə)r-/ Serotonin is a neurotransmitter with functions in various systems of the body. In the central nervous system serotonin works to regulate mood, appetite, sleep, memory and learning. When present, the neurotransmitter acts as something of a connector between cells, and is associated with a feeling of happiness or decreased anxiety.
HEALING PROPERTIES OF ANIONS
Recovery from physical exhaustion or fatigue - by increasing oxygen levels in the blood and facilitating more efficient oxygen utilization, negative ions help accelerate recovery from fatigue.
Stabilizing brain function - by promoting abundant oxygen levels in the blood, negative ions help normalize brain function, resulting in relaxation and calmness.
Blood purification - by increasing the levels of calcium and sodium in the blood stream, negative ions help restore a healthy (slightly alkaline) pH balance to the blood.
Increasing metabolism - by stimulating the exchange of electronic substances in cell walls, negative ions help increase metabolism.
Strengthening the immune system - high levels of negative ions promote production of globulin in the blood, resulting in stronger resistance to illness.
Balancing the autonomic nervous system - negative ions can calm and relax taut nerves by balancing the opposing sympathetic and parasympathetic branches of the autonomic nervous system.
Promoting better digestion - by counteracting over-arousal of the sympathetic nervous system, negative ions help ease tension in the stomach and intestines, promoting the production of digestive enzymes and enhancing digestion.
Cell rejuvenation - negative ions help revitalize cell metabolism, enhancing the vitality of muscle tissue and strengthening internal organs.
For overall health - negative ions can rejuvenate and revitalize all of the body's systems and cells, promoting a stronger overall constitution.
While today’s technology has improved, simplified and secured our environment, it has also created negative health consequences. Our increased exposure to chemicals, electromagnetic discharge, and other neurological and physical toxins has raised rates of cancers, stress, sleep disorders and a infinite number of accompanying illnesses.
Computers, cell phones, electronics within cars, air conditioning within structures and polution all play a part in creating an increase in our positive ion exposure making it hard for our bodies to truly recharge.
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