Negative Or Positive Ions – Friends Or Foe – The Vitamins Of The Air

{flickr|100|campaign} Or even in the kitchen surrounded by your microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, stove, electric jug and toaster, etc. (The kitchen is the most dangerous room in every home!)

On the other hand, perhaps you remember feeling relaxed and energised standing near the ocean watching the surf crashing in, or experiencing the wonder of a waterfall?

There is a scientific reason for feeling so invigorated at the ocean/waterfall, and it has nothing to do with diet and exercise. “Thank goodness!” I hear you say.

Then why is it?

Answer: It’s all in the ‘ions’. Ions are invisible molecules in the air that have gained – or lost – an electrical charge. The air around us is filled with these electrically charged particles. They are generated in invisible billions by cosmic rays, radioactive elements in the soil, ultraviolet radiation, storms, waterfall, winds, and the friction of blowing sand or dust. Every time we draw a breath they fill our lungs and are carried by the blood to our body cells. They appear to have a lot to do with such varied things as: influencing our moods; causing cattle to grow skittish before a storm; start rheumatic joints to “tingle” when the barometer falls; and give ants advanced warning that it’s going to rain, in time to block their tunnels; as well as countless other duties.

Depending on where you are – and the things surrounding you – these electrically charged molecules will be your friend or foe – “Negative” or “Positive”. Negative ions are the ‘good guys’ in the ion partnership.

This is the ONLY situation where ‘Negative’ is better than ‘Positive’!

As far as ions are concerned, you can be ‘positive’ that ‘negative’ is a breath of fresh invigorating air, providing a self-healing capacity of the body, and clarity of the mind.

Once they reach our bloodstream, negative ions produce biochemical reactions that increase levels of the mood chemical serotonin, helping to alleviate depression, relieve stress, and boost our energy.