Increase Negative Ions in Your Air for Better Health

Posted on November 30, 2012 by Tools For Wellness

If you have ever walked along the beach and felt a lift in your spirits as you listened to the waves crash on the shore, you have already experienced the mood elevating effects of negative ions.

Negative ions are charged air particles that are known to be effective in mood elevation and even in fighting depression. They are found in greater concentrations in the air near the ocean, in mountain areas and near waterfalls. Unfortunately, not everyone is lucky enough to live in one of these areas of pristine beauty.  By using a Negative Air Ionizer, however, anyone can increase the level of negative ions in the air where they live and work.

Negative ions are more abundant in summer air, but the air conditioning that we use to keep cool actually strips negative ions out of the air. These artificially cooled environments at home and work can lead to feelings of sluggishness due to this lack of negative ions. The lower concentration of negative ions in winter air has also been identified as a contributing factor in winter depression.

It is believed that negative ions help to increase the level of serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is a brain chemical that regulates mood and produces feelings of well-being and happiness. In fact, studies conducted by Michael Terman, PhD., at Columbia University have demonstrated that negative air ionization has been proved to be an effective treatment for depression.

Negative ions also attract pollutants and germs in your air that contribute to respiratory problems and allergies. Using a negative air ionizer will purify the air that you breathe for better health.

For better breathing and better mood, in summer or winter, there are proven health benefits in negative air ionization.