Negative Ions and The Brain
The atmosphere we breathe normally 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)—it’s no wonder that we feel so 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. Air purifiers typically work by emitting negative ions,
which purify room air by attaching to impurities and sinking them.
High concentrations of negative ions are essential for high energy and positive mood. Marian Diamond, a professor of neuro-anatomy at the University of California, Berkeley, has
found 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—not what you want when mental agility is demanded.
The impact of negative ions is powerful. Originally they were found to help asthma patients. Later they were discovered to affect Serotonin levels in the bloodstream, stabilize
alpha rhythms and to positively affect reactions to sensory stimuli. The attendant greater level of alertness can translate into improved learning, improved well being and enhanced performance of
Dr. Albert P. Krueger, a Microbiologist and experimental Pathologist at the University of California, found that an astonishing small quantity of negative ions could kill bacteria
and quickly take them out of the air so they were less likely to infect people.
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and anywhere else you want to restore or preserve the natural air quality.
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