Have you ever stepped outside right after a rainstorm, stood on the beach or in the middle of your outdoor hike and you could feel that something in the air just made you feel better? You aren’t the only one. Something special happens when oxygen molecules lose their positive charge and become negative ions. At Purlife we believe in using Negative Ions to help balance your health and wellbeing. Negative Ions are great for lifting your mood, increasing serotonin levels, and they even help clear dust and pollen from the air. Here are the positive outcomes of negative ions.
What Are Negative Ions
Ions are molecules that have gained or lost an electrical charge. Negative Ions occur when air molecules are broken apart due to sunlight, radiation, and moving water. This is why negative ions are so common in nature, and far less common in our offices and homes. In fact, Negative Ions are virtually non-existant in buildings because there is no moving water or very much sunlight. This has lead to the popularization of negative ion bracelets which help improve balance and well being.
Using Negative Ions for Positive Outcomes
Negative Ions Increase Your Wellbeing
Negative Ions are commonly referred to as natural antidepressants because of their ability to make you feel better when you are surrounded in high numbers. Have you ever noticed that you just feel better when you are in nature or standing on the shore when the waves are pounding? That is because Negative Ions are created by moving water and natural light.
Negative Ions Clear Dust, Dander, and Pollen
Negative Ions are used to clear up dust, dander, and pollen in the air. Most recently, Negative Ions have been used by electrostatic air cleaning systems that use a negative electrostatic charge.
Negative Ions Decrease the Chances of Airborne Bacteria
Most recently, Agriculture Research Scientists have used Negative Ions to clear Salmonella and dust from poultry areas by using the same electrostatic air cleaning system that is used to clear dust and pollen. By reducing dust and air molecules, Negative Ions can aide in the reduction of airborne bacteria and illnesses.
High Concentration of Negative Ions Can Aide in the Treatment of Seasonal Affective Disorder
Studies published in the U.S. National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health have concluded that naturalistic simulations and high-density ionizations are natural antidepressants that can be used as alternatives to bright light therapy and medication.
Negative Ions Improve Energy Levels and Focus
Negative Ions have had a positive impact on serotonin levels, which are linked to higher energy levels and focus. Studies have concluded that a high concentration of Negative Ions cause mice, rats, and humans to exhibit a charge-related metabolic response.