Negative Ions And The Brain
The atmosphere we breathe is full of positive and negative ions. Air conditioning, lack of ventilation, and long dry spells remove negative ions, which usually serve to latch onto airborne dirt particles and wrestle them to the floor, rendering the air purer. Roughly one-third of the population seems to be particularly sensitive to negative-ion depletion. The proportion of negative ions is highest around moving water (storms, oceans, rivers, waterfalls). Therefore it’s no wonder that we feel more energized at the beach. The best ratios of negative to positive ions are associated with waterfalls and the time before, during, and after storms. The worst are found in windowless rooms and closed, moving vehicles.
High concentrations of negative ions are essential for high energy and a positive mood . It has been shown that levels of negative ions are inversely related to levels of serotonin in the brain. Negative ions suppress serotonin levels in much the same way that natural sunlight suppresses melatonin. Hence the invigorating effect of fresh air and sunshine and the correspondingly depressed feelings associated with being closed in and dark. If you deplete the air of negative ions, you experience an increase in serotonin and its attendant drowsiness and relaxation. This is not what you want when mental agility is demanded.
Negative ions clean the air of:
· Pollen (grass, weed and tree pollen)
· Dust mites
· Animal dander
· Mold spores
Negative Ions help relieve symptoms of:
· Hay fever
· Seasonal affective disorder
· Chronic fatigue
The power of the negative ions in our salt cave are beneficial in shielding the body from allergies, migraines, respiratory illnesses, skin conditions and other conditions that affect us on a daily routine.