Himalayan Salt Lamp is a lamp that offers a natural capability to produce Negative Ion or is popular as ANION. Himalayan Salt Lamp with its negative ion is able to clean the air quality. Here we look at the correlation between the Himalayan salt lamp and negative ions.
What is a Negative Ion or Anion?
The Germany Physics, Julius Elster and Hans Friedrich Geitel invented Ion in 1899. Ion is an atom that delivers negative or positive content. The air around us has many positive and negative ions. The ion is constructed naturally due to the cosmic ray radiation, electromagnetic wave, sun ray, lamp illumination, and much more. The negative ion is stable in the air by binding with the air molecule around.
Negative ion in the air will be absorbed by human bodies by the respiration process and also through the skin pores. The ion enters the entire human bodies’ cells through the blood circulation.
The negative ion in human bodies functions to decompose lactic acid into a non-dangerous enzyme. Besides, the Negative Ion has the capabilities to improve limp activity to produce the enzyme for improving body immunity. As a result, the ion enables people to have a better immunity system that fights against virus and bacteria optimally.
What are the Medical Benefits of Negative Ion?
Many kinds of research on the correlation of negative ion for health have been conducted since a century ago. Air ionizing in the medical procedure has been invented ever since high voltage ionizer was invented. Next, through the experiments conducted by the scientists, another benefit of negative ion is revealed; it provides excellent benefits to animals respiratory, and also to the patients with hypertension and asthma.
Germany researcher, Krueger, elaborated that by inhaling negative ion, human bodies can reduce the level of serotonin in human blood. Serotonin is a kind of nerve hormone that works as a depressant. Excessive serotonin can affect mental depression and also cause constringency in the respiratory tract.
For a further examination of negative ion effect to serotonin, Professor Tomoo Ryusi of Tokyo Metropolitan University conducted research to 10 cyclists. Ryusi observed the serotonin content that increases as the cyclists rode their bikes for 60 minutes.
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From the data, it was concluded that the cyclists that took a rest in a room with a negative ion with a density of 10.000 per m3 decreased serotonin up to 50% within 30 minutes. Meanwhile, athletes in the room with only 200-400 per cm3 density of Negative Ion showed improvement in their serotonin content. The cyclists felt more relaxed in a room with more Negative Ion.
The Significances of Negative Ion:
- Negative ion in the air will be absorbed by human bodies by the respiration process and also through the skin pores. The ion enters the entire human bodies’ cells through the blood circulation. The negative ion in human bodies functions to decompose lactic acid into a non-dangerous enzyme (water and lactic ion).
- Besides, the Negative Ion has the capabilities to improve limp activity to produce the enzyme for improving body immunity. As a result, the ion enables people to have a better immunity system that fights against virus attacks and bacteria optimally.
- It cleans the air (air purifier). Negative Ion is also beneficial to eliminate virus and bacteria around us. The Negative Ion will eliminate bacteria Coli (K. H. Kingdon, 1960), Bacteria Micrococcus Pyogenes and virus Influenza (A. P. Krueger, 1976).
- Neutralizes pollutant particles of emission, industries, dust, cigarette smoke, germs, and fungus.
- Neutralizes superoxide (O2–). Superoxide in the blood originally functions for eliminating microorganism in human bodies. However, what happens is vice versa. Superoxide can destroy cells if the concentration level is too excessive (I. Fridovich, 1960). Negative Ion will improve the antioxidant enzyme or SOD (superoxide dismutase) that is beneficial to reduce the superoxide in the blood.
- Negative Ion improves immunity.
- Negative Ion Improves Blood Circulation & Improves heart work system.
- Negative Ion improves sleep quality.
- Negative ion is helpful to reduce the pain as the side effects of allergy, and asthma.
- Negative Ion functions as Anti-Pollutant and Sterilizer.
- It improves concentration, increases energy, and performance.