Health Effects of Negative Ions
Effect of Negative Ions on body health depends on individuals. It is difficult to have a quantification standard, and even when different individuals show the same effect, there will be variation with the degree of the therapeutic effect. Negative Ions enter our body through two main routes: the skin, and the respiratory tract. 85% of the Negative Ions are absorbed through our skin, only 15% is inhaled and absorbed through our lungs.
What are the Effects of Negative Ions on human body?
Numerous studies have established the health benefits and therapeutic effect of negative ions that covers the following 8 aspects:
1. Regulating Nervous System:
Negative Ions are capable of regulating the function of central nervous system, strengthen the cerebral cortex function and brain activity. Negative Ions increase the flow of oxygen to the brain, enhance task performance and cause an individual to feel more energetic. Negative ions promote alpha brain waves and increase brain waves amplitude, which are seen as higher awareness level and improved cognition of individuals. Negative Ions also strengthen the functions of autonomic nerves, it has also been shown that negatively ionized atmospheres improve performance of voluntary movement, increase work capacity, sharpen mental functioning, and reduce error rates.
2. Promote the Health of Cardiovascular System:
It has been proven that Negative Ions have a positive effect in lowering one's blood pressure, helping in recovery of hyperlipidemia and coronary heart disease. It also stabilizes circadian rhythm and proven to be beneficial for improving cardiac function. Studies also showed that Negative Ions reduce the blood viscosity, increase blood flow with resultant increased oxygen-carrying capacity.
Condition of Red Blood Cell before and after introducing Negative Ions into the body:
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3. Enhancing Function of Respiratory System:
Negative Ions increase the rate of oxygen uptake and breathing capacity of the lung. Many scientific studies have shown that exposure to high levels of Negative Ions drastically reduce asthma and allergy symptoms, as well as effective against influenza, asthma and respiratory-related illness especially bronchial disease.
4. Strengthen Immune System:
Negative Ions strengthen the body's immune system not only at body fluid level, but down to cellular level. It increases the antibody, immunoglobulin and increasing the growth capacity of lymph cells. Effectiveness of the negative ions in enhancement of the immune system is also due to the fact that it can improve the sleep quality. Good sleep quality is highly correlated to strong immune system.
5. Inhibiting Oxygen Radicals, Preventing Oxidation:
One of the primary physiochemical mechanism of beneficial biological action of Negative Ions is related to its antioxidant activity. Negative ions are able to provide electrons to free radicals which are hunting or stealing the electrons from molecules or cells. Researchers also found that exposure to Negative Ions increased levels of the protective antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase (SOD) in mammalian erythrocytes.
6. Detoxifying Function:
With the increased permeability of cell membrane, toxic wastes especially the drug residues could be removed at cellular level. On top of that, Negative Ions have positive effect on the natural microbes in the digestive system, this enhance the digestive system’s function in excreting toxic wastes.
Delay Aging and Enhance Beauty:
Negative ions primary action as antioxidant and its detoxifying function lead to a better function of cells and tissues. Negative ions also promote synthesis of collagen, one of the major components of skin. Added with its better oxygen supply and higher metabolism, negative ions effectively inhibit aging process.
8. On Emotional and Mental Wellness:
Negative Ions regulate the production of serotonin inside the brain. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that helps the body deal with mental, emotional, and physiological stress. Studies have shown that high level of positive ions causes an overproduction of serotonin, which leads to hyperactivity, anxiety, and depression. It has also been shown that Negative Ions are effective for treatment of chronic depression and prompt recovery from stress.
In summary, negative ions have health effect on most human body systems. The effectiveness of its health effect is due to its function on cardiovascular system & autonomic nervous system, which are fundamental for the health of the rest part of the body.
Principle Behind the Health Effect of Negative Ions
The following diagram illustrates in a simple way the principle behind the health effect of negative ions: