The Benefits of Negative Ions
It is well known that consuming more alkaline
foods, i.e. fruits and vegetables, is beneficial to human health. An
acidic PH balance of the body, on the other hand, makes the body
weak and susceptible to sickness. Acidification of the blood, which
is caused by the loss of electrons, can be prevented by Negative
Electric Ions which contains an abundant amount of electrons
improving the body's immunity and resistance to illnesses. This is
the reason Negative Electric Ions products are becoming more and
more popular nowadays.
Metabolism, which is
the process of acquiring nutrients from the blood and excreting
waste out of the body, is extremely important to the human cells.
The more Negatively Charged Electric Ions there are in the blood,
the more efficient the cell's metabolism process.
On the contrary, the
more Positively Charged Ions there are in the blood, the slower and
less efficient the cell's metabolism. This causes the body's cells
to become weak and the body will tend to get sick more easily and
An experiment was
conducted on electric ions and the permeability of the cell
membrane. In the experiment, skin was used to exemplify the cell
membrane. When positively charged ions were permeated into the
surface of the skin, its pores and sweat glands began to contract.
However, when Negative Electric Ions were permeated into the surface
of the skin, its pores and sweat glands expanded, which demonstrates
good metabolism of the cell membranes. This is phenomenon is called
Prototype Plasma Membranes of Dermal Reflectivity. Dr. Arudoman of
Germany also conducted a research regarding the influence of ions to
the human body. He proposed the following hypothesis - Negatively
Charged Ions are beneficial to the human body in four major ways:
It helps to strengthen the functions of autonomic nerves, reinforces
collagen (tissues that are resilient and tension-related), improves
the permeability of the cell's prototype plasma membranes (improves
metabolism), and strengthens the body's immune system.
The human body is
surrounded by ions; therefore, the function of electrons inside and
outside the cells has significant influence on the human body. It
makes the body strong if good ions are taken. When the amount of
Negative Electric Ions contained one c.c. of air inhaled reached
5,000 to 50,000, it strengthens the body's resistance and immunity;
and when the amount of Negative Electric Ions contained in one c.c.
of air reached 100,000 to 500,000, it relieves illnesses. Negatively
Charged Electric Ions in our body are essential in sustaining and
improving our health. Whereas 85% of the Negative Electric Ions are
absorbed from our skin, only 15% is inhaled and absorbed through our
lungs. (quoted from page 56 of Negatively Charged electric Ion
Treatment, issued by Youth Publishing)
Reprinted from "Economy Daily News" - January 30, 2002
functions of autonomic nerves
(tissues that are resilient and tension-related)
permeability of the cell's prototype plasma membranes (improves
body's immune system
Mitochondria can be called the "powerhouse" of the cell. Most living
organisms use food and oxygen to make ATP/energy in a process called
cellular respiration. Most of cellular respiration takes place
inside the mitochondria)
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reticulo-endothelial system, a group of defense cells in our
bodies that marshal our resistance to disease
Act on our capacity
to absorb and utilize oxygen. Negative ions in the bloodstream
accelerate the delivery of oxygen to our cells and tissues
Speed up oxidation
of seratonin (5-hydroxtryptamine) in the blood. This is well
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How Negative Ion Affects
the Human Bodies?
Dr. Robert O. Becker,
pioneering researcher and author of the book, The Body Electric and
Cross Currents, has established that energy system within our bodies
consists of two forces, magnetism and electricity, with the
electricity component consisting of low-frequency direct-current
(DC) electric field. This electromagnetic energy system is affected
by the earth's natural electromagnetic environment, which is
normally relatively quiet, with minor rhythmic variations, but which
experiences great increase in a electromagnetic charged environment.
Numerous studies have
established the effect of Negative Charged Ion environment on the
human body. The negative charged environment has stimulated the
body's own healing mechanism in the case of of stress and specific
Increase blood flow
with resultant increased oxygen-carrying capacity, both of which are
basic to help the body healing itself;
Changes in migration
of calcium ions which can either bring calcium ions to heal a broken
bone in half the usual time, or can help move calcium away from
painful, arthritic joints;
The pH balance
(acid/alkaline) of various body fluids. (Often out of balance in
conjunction with illness or abnormal conditions)
from the endocrine glands can be either increased or decreased by
Negative Ion stimulation;
enzyme activity and other bio-chemical processes.
Effectiveness of Negative Ions:
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
A recent study by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture found that ionizing
a room led to 52% less dust in the air, and 95% less bacteria in the
air (since many of the pollutants found in the air reside on
floating dust particles).
The USDA also
performed another study to test the effectiveness of negative
ionization at removing airborne Salmonella Enteritidis. The negative
ions drastically reduced the airborne salmonella particles,
prompting the following statement from the USDA:
indicate that negative air ionization can have a significant impact
on the airborne microbial load in a poultry house and at least a
portion of this effect is through direct killing of the organisms."
Research Service (of USDA)
The Agriculture Research Service of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
tested the effectiveness of ionizers for removing dust in a poultry
hatchery. The dust level is very high in such an environment. In
this study, the use of an ionizer resulted in dust removal
efficiencies that averaged between 81.1 ~ 92.2%. The airborne
transmission of salmonella (to the eggs) was also significantly
reduced as a result. (Summary of Study: http://www.nalusda.gov/ttic/tektran/data/000008/54/0000085456.html
Journal of Hygiene
Scientists showed that ionization reduced bacterial levels in burns
and plastic surgery units by over 96% after a two week period, which
results in much better and more rapid healing of patients.
Journal of Applied
The use of negative ions was even found by scientists to reduce the
presence of airborne viruses by about 40%. A study featured in the
1987 issue also showed the negative ions are free from any adverse
A 1976 study featured in this publication provided evidence that
negative ions can have a biologically lethal effect on airborne
Journal of Hygiene
A 1979 study found that using negative ionization in the air
protected chickens from airborne infection of the deadly Newcastle
Journal of Food
A 2001 study found that airborne negative ionization was highly
effective at destroying airborne and surface salmonella.
Medicine and Pharmacy (Romania)
A test on male rats showed that just moderate levels of negative
ions increased the resistance of the rats, reducing or eliminating
the effect of some chemicals. (Summary of study:
Effect of Negative
Ions on Drivers
A study by Toyota Central R & D Labs, Inc. found that negative ions
can improve fatigue and cognition of drivers. (Copy of study - PDF
Ions are Effective in Treating Cancer (Cited from High-Voltage
Treatment published by Youth Publishing)
In 1950, Dr. Haskell applied Negatively Charged Ions to patients of
Hypertension. Amazingly, Negative Ions were proven to have a
positive effect in lowering one's blood pressure, while no
beneficial effects were observed with Positive Ions. Negative Ions
are also effective against influenza, asthma and especially
bronchial disease. Another study done by the University of Frankfurt
involved a "Cancer Team" in order to further study the physical
effects of Negative Ions to cancer cells. Different types of cancer
cells were transfused into the bodies of mice. In order to have a
base of comparison, one group of mice were put into a negative ion
environment each day while the other group remained untouched. As a
result, the mice in the negative ion environment lived, on average,
for 59 days, while the mice that were untreated lived no longer than
34 days. The mice from the experimental team lived 25 days longer;
some even lived as long as 80 days! The experiment's result confirm
the effectiveness of Negative Ions in treating cancer.
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Penn State University Graduate School of Architectural
Engineering & Dept. of Biology
"Negative Air Ions
Stimulate Mitochondria" Institute of Theoretical and Experimental
Biophysics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Pushchino, Moscow Region,
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Asthma, Allergies, and other Respiratory Problems and Illnesses.
Many scientific studies have been conducted over the years (mostly
in Europe and Russia) showing how exposure to high levels of
negative ions drastically or significantly reduce asthma and allergy
symptoms, as well as respiratory-related illness.
Studies have also
shown a link between negative ion treatment and benefits for the
Inhaling negative ions regulates the production of serotonin inside
the brain. The overproduction of serotonin inside the brain is the
cause of migraine headaches.
A study at Columbia University suggested that negative ion treatment
is more effective than anti-depressant drugs such as Prozac and
Zolof, and there are no side effects with negative ions.
The overproduction of serotonin (chemical produced inside the brain)
also causes fatigue, and negative ions regulate the production of
serotonin inside the brain.
A study in France found that negative ionizers helped people to
sleep better, by regulating the production of the chemical serotonin
in the brain.
Several tests have shown people exposed to negative ion treatment
perform much better in mentally-oriented activities than those who
Due to test results performed by Russian scientists, negative
ionizers were always installed in the locker rooms and resting
places for the Russian athletes.
Studies performed in one hospital found that burn patients were far
more likely to recover more quickly and thoroughly.
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Negative ions ACCELERATE the
oxidative degradation of serotonin whereas Positive ions have
the opposite action and inactive the enzymes which break down
An INCREASE in the serotonin
level (5-hydroxytryptamine) produces:
a rise in blood pressure,
bronchospasm going as far
as asthma attack,
peristalsis (contractions and dilations of the intestines to
move the contents onwards),
increased sensitivity to
A DECREASE in the serotonin
level is calming and increasing defenses against infections (as
proven with influenza 'the flu').
Negative ions produce an
INCREASE in hemoglobin/oxygen affinity so that the partial
oxygen pressure in the blood rises but the partial carbon
dioxide pressure decreases.
This results in reducing
respiratory rate and enhancing the metabolism of water-soluble
addition, negative ions produce an INCREASE in PH and, in
particular, an INCREASE in the secretory performance of the mucosa
with an INCREASE in ciliary movement in the airways.