Ionization & Your Health
We spend most of our lives in enclosed places whether it is in the home, car or office. Our frame of mind and physical condition depend on the quality of the air that we breathe. Air is electrically charged, which means it contains indefinite proportions of positively charged molecules (positive ions) and negatively charge molecules (negative ions). Studies have shown that their balance is required to create a good mood. Computers screens, air-conditioning, and TV sets are sources of surplus positive ions in the air. These devices create electrical smog that can lead to bad moods, weakness and sleeplessness. Adding negative ions to the atmosphere can achieve a balance in the air and neutralize the electrical smog around our homes and work places.
The environment we live in is full of positive ions, which makes the air more polluted. These positive ions are being discharged by electrical appliances, high voltage networks, heating and cooling plants, radio and television transmitters, radar systems, tobacco, computers, TV sets and even vacuum cleaners. The Himalayan Salt Lamps are said to be efficient emitters of negative ions that may improve the air quality.
In the high country and near the water falls, fresh air carries around 4000 negative ions per cubic centimetre whereas in big cities, during rush hours and traffic jams, the negative ions do not exceed more than 100 to 120 ions per cubic centimetre. The presence of negative ions in the atmosphere creates a state of well-being. Scientific research has proven that the amount of ions in the environment beneficial to humans should range between 1000-1500 per cubic centimetre. In closed rooms where a few people work at the same time, the amount of negative ions may fall as low as 200 per cubic centimetre.
Salt crystal, thanks to its chemical composition, is an ideal source of negative ions.
Negative ions may clean the air of:
- Dust mites
- Mold spores
Negative Ions may also help relieve symptoms of:
- Hay fever
- Chronic fatigue
Places to Use
- In the office
- By your computer
- During massage or meditation
- In smoky places
- In your study
- In children’s bedrooms
- Anywhere you want the air quality to be improved or preserved
- Anywhere you want to create a calm and relaxing environment
- Anywhere you want to enjoy the beauty of salt crystal lamps
N.B. Because these are a natural salt crystal they will sweat if exposed to cold temperatures and/or high humidity if they are not in use. They should not sweat if they are turned on.
The 13 Amazing Health Benefits of Himalayan Salt Crystals
Salt is essential for life – you cannot live without it. However, most people simply don’t realise that there are enormous differences between the standard refined table and cooking salt most people are accustomed, to using any form of healthy natural salt.
Your standard table salt is actually 97.5% sodium chloride and 2.5% chemicals such as moisture absorbents and iodine. Dried at over 1200 degrees Fahrenheit, the excessive heat alters the natural chemical structure of the salt causing the potential for a myriad of health problems in your body. If you would like your body to function properly you are better off with salt with all natural elements. Most common table salt is made up of chemicals that pollute your body. Pure Himalayan Salt Crystal contains no toxins and 84 trace minerals and elements necessary for optimal health.
Containing 84 trace minerals and elements found in your body, the benefits of Natural Himalayan Salt Crystal may include:
- Regulating the water content throughout your body
- Balancing excess acidity from your cells, particularly the brain cells
- Balancing your blood sugar levels and helping to reduce your aging rate
- Assisting in the generation of hydroelectric energy in cells in your body
- Absorption of food particles through your intestinal tract
- Help in clearing mucus plugs and phlegm from your lungs-particularly useful in asthma and cystic fibrosis
- Acts as a strong natural antihistamine and helps clear up congestion in your sinuses
- Prevention of muscle cramps
- Making the structure of your bones firm-osteoporosis can occur when your body needs more salt and takes it from your bones
- Regulating your sleep – it is a natural hypnotic
- Maintaining your libido
- Preventing varicose veins and spider veins on your legs and thighs
- Establishing regular heartbeats – in conjunction with water it is actually essential for the regulation of your blood pressure
Himalayan Salt’s array of elements forms a compound in which each molecule is inter-connected. The connectedness allows the vibrational component of the 84 trace minerals and elements present in the salt to be in harmony with each other and adds to the balancing effect of the salt. When it comes to the holistic power of natural salt, nothing compares to Himalayan Crystal Salt and here is why:
- It is the highest grade of natural salt
- Under an electron microscope, crystal salt has a perfect crystalline structure
- It is mined by hand and hand washed
- Crystal salt is immune to electromagnetic fields
- Crystal salt contains no environmental pollutants
- There is no limited shelf life and no need for silica packets to prevent clumping
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 mental tasks.
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.
Rock Salt Crystal Lamps are highly suitable for daily use near Televisions, Computers, around smokers, in offices with air-conditioning, during massage therapy, in mediation rooms and anywhere else you want to restore or preserve the natural air quality.
Salt lamps are very useful on a daily basis to improve our physical wellbeing. They not only make for pleasurable surrounding and notable conversation pieces, they have been reported to help improve our health. The Himalayan Salt in edible form has shown to help with many diseases.
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