How Negative Ions Improve Health

You may never have heard of using negative ions for improving your health and you may even think that it sounds a little weird, but there is actual scientific proof backing up all those people who hail the benefits of negative ions.

Exposure to a high concentration of negative ions benefits the human body in many ways, from being a physical barrier to the harmful effects of electromagenetic fields (energy that is emitted from all electronic devices and has been proven to be harmful to the human body) to actually working inside our bodies to increase efficiency and boost our overall health.

You may have heard of electromagnetic fields (EMF’s) before, but if you haven’t, you’re not alone. Despite the fact that we are surrounded by them all day long in our modern world — our laptops, coffeemakers, televisions, and cellular phones — the dangers of EMF’s are a troubling subject. The rapid expansion of technology has made little room for long term studies on what EMF’s do to our bodies, and the preliminary stuff is scary.

A 2011 study that was published recently showed one of the first links between cell phone use and brain tumors. Negative ions help counteract EMF’s, which might shield you from something nasty down the line, which is just one of the benefits of negative ions.

These ions also do good things for us inside our bodies where they interact with various cells in beneficial and varied ways. Though scientists are still exploring, some of the good things negative ions have been shown to do for us include:

  • facilitating liver cell function
  • increasing brain power
  • boosting our mood and immune system
  • shortening healing time of flesh wounds and ulcers
  • alleviating some of the symptoms of bronchial asthma

And those are only the PROVEN benefits of negative ions, there may be many more that we have yet to discover! You will probably hear more and more about negative ions as the body of research grows, but there is already plenty of support for backing negative ion therapy as a useful tool for all of us.