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NEGATIVE ION

Ions are molecules that have gained or lost an electrical charge. They are created in nature as air molecules break apart due to sunlight, radiation, and moving air and water. You may have experienced the power of negative ions when you last set foot on the beach or walked beneath a waterfall. While part of the euphoria is simply being around these wondrous settings and away from the normal pressures of home and work, the air circulating in the mountains and the beach is said to contain tens of thousands of negative ions -- Much more than the average home or office building, which contain dozens or hundreds, and many register a flat zero.

"The action of the 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.

In fact, Columbia University studies of people with winter and chronic depression show that negative ion generators relieve depression as much as antidepressants. "The best part is that there are relatively no side effects, but we still need to figure out appropriate doses and which people it works best on," he says.

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 and director of research at the Center for Applied Cognitive Sciences in Charlotte, N.C.
"They also may protect against germs in the air, resulting in decreased irritation due to inhaling various particles that make you sneeze, cough, or have a throat irritation."

And one in three of us who are sensitive to their effects, negative ions can make us feel like we are walking on air. You are one of them if you feel instantly refreshed the moment you open a window and breathe in fresh, humid air.

Tourmanium ceramic as developed by Nuga Medical exposes 4 times more negative ions than Jade Stones; Jade Stones are widely regarded to expose high levels of negative ions to the body when in contact.

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The effects of anions on the activation of the human body

Blood purification effect
The healthy blood is a weak alkaloid. Positive ions turn the blood into sick alkaloids. Anions neutralize the acidic blood into a weak alkaloid. This prevents geriatric diseases, cancer, and many allergies.

Stabilizes the mind
Anions stimulate the parasympathetic nerves to calm the soul and the mind and activate the endorphin hormone which amplifies happiness.
The beta-endorphin within the brain is nicknamed 'the happiness hormone' and functions to stabilize the mind. Thus gives the power to drive out diseases.

Controlling the autonomic nervous system
One person out of three will break down from stress and that is the hard reality of today. People suffer from insomnia, headaches, feeling of cold, climacterics, shoulder aches, lumbago and many other illnesses. These illnesses are said to be caused by positive ions. There is a problem in the nervous system. Anions work to restore balance in the nervous system (The nervous system takes over the control of organs and tissues within someone's body and there is the sympathetic nervous system and the parasympathetic nervous systems.)

Strengthens the immune system
The intestines and the liver are at the center of immunity. Modern men have weak intestines and liver. You can carry on a healthy life if you strengthen your intestines and liver. Change your life by making your intestines and your liver happy.

Strengthening your lungs
Many people are affected by colds or pneumonia these days. This can be explained by the presence of large amounts of positive ions in the lungs. This is often derived from the polluted air. The anions induce the discharge of carbon dioxide and increase the transfer of oxygen. You can recover from colds and pneumonia when your oxygen transfer increases.

Pain alleviation
On the cold and rainy days of low pressure, many people with arthritis complain of chronic rheumatic pain to the fingers, back, knees. This also can be explained from the air full of positive ions and with the introduction of negative ions to the body, the ions balance out inside your body easing the pain.

Activation of cells
The inside and outsides of a cell are full of ions, where positive ons are based around the outside and the anions on the inside. Both the positive and negative ions participate in the metabolism process. During this process, the positive ions replace the anions when a cell transfers from the suspension state to activation state. We call this state the depolarization and the anions lead this process.
Thus meaning, the process of cell activation is carried out by anions.