There is a growing mountain of scientific evidence that suggests negative ion therapy can provide a cheap and effective cure for the “winter blues.” There is no doubt that an overabundance of positive ions in the air in relation to negative ions produces very unpleasant reactions due to serotonin releases (Krueger, 1972). During the winter months, the lack of sun coupled with a constant bombardment from positive ion sources such as HVAC systems, computer monitors, and electronic devices creates a potpourri of positive air ions that simply put makes us feel languished and depressed. So what’s the solution? Mike Montano, Indoor Air Quality expert at Ionic Zone Inc told us “You can either hit the bottle for comfort or invest in a few of our $20 Ionizers if you want to beat the winter blues.” He added that negative ion generators are very commonplace and accepted in most other countries with small healthcare budgets. But in the United States, “good luck finding a negative ion generator anywhere but the Internet.”
What are the effects of positive ions? According to research, positive ions cause a number of problems such as sleeplessness, irritability, tension, migraines, nausea, breathing difficulties, digestive problems, depression, fatigue, and sometimes can even lead to suicide. Positive ions slow down the delivery of oxygen, producing symptoms like anoxia or oxygen starvation. They alter the functional state of the central nervous system, peripheral organs and affect the secretion of the hormone serotonin.
What are the effects of negative ions? According to research, negative ions enhance our mood, stimulate our senses, improve appetite and sexual drive, provide relief from hay fever, sinusitis, bronchial asthma, allergies, migraines, even post operative pain and burns. (go to www.ioniczone.com/negative_ions.htm to read the research studies) Negative ions also stimulate the reticuloendothelial system which are a group of defense cells in our bodies that watch over our resistance to disease. Bottom line, we have better brain activity that results in greater awareness levels because our cells are better able to absorb oxygen and oxidize serotonin, and filter airborne contaminants.
Can a $20 Ionizer really make a difference? “Our customers claim they can sleep better, feel more alert and refreshed, get ill less often, and take less allergy medications after using our products,” says Mike Montano from Ionic Zone who sells their ionizers wholesale to the general public. She adds “A large telemarketing firm called me recently to buy 20 more ionizers after noticing that by the end of the day, salespeople on the ionized section of the room were mostly standing, waiving their hands, and energized while the sales people on the non-ionized side of the room were mostly slumped over in from of their computers, rocking back in their chairs, and drained. Needless to say, the owner has become a believer.”
While the scientific and anecdotal evidence suggests negative ion therapy is worthy of our consideration, one can only wonder why such an inexpensive and natural remedy to the winter blues is not more popular in the U.S. Are Americans not aware of the benefits of negatively ionized air? Or have we as a society become so conditioned to popping pills that we have rejected any natural therapies altogether? This is a real life “David vs. Goliath” story; large drug companies vs. small Internet companies selling negative ion generators without the resources to get the word out on negative ions. Good luck!