Creating Positive Goodness
There's something in the air and while it may not be love, some say it's the next best thing -- negative
Negative ions are odorless, tasteless, and invisible molecules that we inhale in abundance in certain
environments. Think mountains, waterfalls, and beaches. Once they reach our bloodstream, negative ions are believed
to produce biochemical reactions that increase levels of the mood chemical serotonin, helping to alleviate
depression, relieve stress, and boost our daytime energy.
And these are a few of the reasons we see negative-ion generators being sold in stores and all over the
Certain inorganic material will emit negative ions under certain conditions. This material can be
pulverized and used in manufacturing many products, skin care products among them. The pulverized material has
shown significant odor reducing capabilities and this is how our product was born.
Our Pet Soap (which is safe for humans, too) contains our Organic Negative Ion Generating
Mineral that emits negative ions when friction is applied (i.e. the lathering process). Other more rudimentary
forms of this compound have been around for years and many people have had unexpected pleasing results.
Below is some information relating to Negative Ions, taken from various places on the
"Negative ions increase the flow of oxygen to the brain; resulting in higher alertness, decreased drowsiness,
and more mental energy," says Pierce J. Howard, PhD, author of The Owners Manual for the Brain: Everyday
Applications from Mind Brain Research and director of research at the Center for Applied Cognitive Sciences in
Charlotte, N.C. "They also may protect against germs in the air, resulting in decreased irritation due to inhaling
various particles that make you sneeze, cough, or have a throat irritation.
And for a whopping one in three of us who are sensitive to their effects, negative ions can make us feel like we
are walking on air. You are one of them if you feel instantly refreshed the moment you open a window and breathe in
fresh, humid air.
You may be one of them if you feel sleepy when you are around an air-conditioner, but feel immediately refreshed
and invigorated when you step outside or roll down the car window," Howard says. "Air conditioning depletes the
atmosphere of negative ions, but an ion generator re-releases the ions that air conditioners remove."
Negative ions are created in nature with air molecules broken apart from sunlight, radiation, and moving air or
"The action of the pounding surf creates negative air ions and we also see it immediately after spring
thunderstorms when people report lightened moods," says ion researcher Michael Terman, PhD, of Columbia University
in New York.
In a study conducted by Columbia University, 25 people with SAD (Seasonal Affective Depression) sat in front of
a negative ion air purifier for a half hour every morning for a month.
Half the subjects were given a low level of negative ions, and the other half a high level. The higher level of
negative ion treatment proved to be as effective against SAD as antidepressants, such as Prozac and Zoloft, and
without the side effects of these drugs.
Negative ions are odorless tasteless molecules that are breathed into our respiratory system. High
concentrations of negative ions can be found in nature in mountain forests, waterfalls, and beaches where people
feel energized and invigorated, which helps relieve stress, alleviate depression, boost energy.
Negative Ion Sites