Did you know that negative ions fill the atmosphere and surround us all the time? The highest concentrations of negative ions are found in clean, natural air – the kind found around mountains, waterfalls, and beaches.
The holidays can leave us feeling drained and exhausted just in time to jump right into the New Year. Luckily, invisible charged negative ion particles in the air can produce biochemical reactions that increase serotonin, or, the ‘Joy Chemical.’ Increased levels of this mood chemical in the bloodstream can help to alleviate depression and relieve stress. This is the result of increased oxygen flow to the brain, which causes alertness and a spike in mental energy levels.
When the weather changes and during seasons of allergies, negative ions also play a part in protecting against foreign germs and dust mites in the air that cause throat irritation, sneezing, and coughing. If you have ever traveled to the mountains and experienced relief during a particularly rough season of allergies, you probably have negative ions to thank for that.
Despite being so positive, positive ions actually drain us of energy and leave us feeling less than ideal. On the other hand, the effects of negative ions are overwhelmingly positive:
- Positive effect on psyche, sense of well-being, and happiness
- Continuous exposure is an effective treatment against Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
There are several ways to harness the positive effects of negative ions. Because negative ions are found in such high concentrations in nature, a trip to the beach or the mountains offers many therapeutic effects on the body. For some of us, vacations like these are few and far between so luckily there are other ways to capture these health benefits in the comfort of your home or office.
Negative Ion bracelets are engineered to contain high levels of negative ion natural minerals which counteract and balance the effects of positive ions. Our IonLoop® bracelet band contains the natural, negative ion producing mineral tourmaline, a silicate mineral that we also compound with important elements, such as aluminum, iron, magnesium, sodium, lithium, and potassium.
Those wearing negative ion bracelets while performing regular workout routines have reported a higher level of focus and performance. This highly concentrated ion technology brings you great health benefits and optimized post-workout recovery.
IonLoop offers several different varieties of purely natural negative ion technology bracelets. Find yours here.
Getting your life in balance can involve counteracting positive ions with negative ones through therapy as well. Negative ion generators are used to deliver a highly charged flow of electrons to the body, eliciting positive responses similar to patients who have undergone light therapy. This targeted treatment can help to alleviate symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder and related ailments.
However, one need not seek medical advice in order to benefit from the effects of negative ions. Negative ion therapy can be found naturally, simply through spending time outside and exercising regularly. Spending less time in front of computer and phone screens will also reduce your exposure to positive ions and contribute to reduced levels of drowsiness. Consider spending the holidays somewhere that will allow you to explore the outdoors rather than stay cooped up on the couch. Go for a brisk morning walk, play with your pets outside, and take a family Thanksgiving Day hike that will be sure to boost your mood as well as your appetite!
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Negative ions are nature’s gift to us. Discover the gift of IonLoop’s negative ion technology this holiday season and bring the outdoors indoors, whether at the gym, your home, or office. The perfect gift for friends, family, and teammates, our variety of bands, bracelets, watches, and necklaces enable you to keep negative ions and positive vibes with you always.