Have you ever wondered why you feel so good when hiking in the mountains, being close to a waterfall, or walking on the beach?
Negative IONs may explain it! Negative IONs are molecules which have more electrons than protons thus giving it a negative charge also known as a negatively charged atom. These IONs are created in nature as air molecules are separated due to sunlight, and moving air and water. Although the peace of being surrounded by nature is reason enough to go outside, evidence shows that negative IONs released in these environments can aid your body’s health and well-being.
Additionally, Pierce J. Howard, PhD the director of research at the Center for Applied Cognitive Sciences in Charlotte, N.C. stated that:
“Generally speaking, negative ions increase the flow of oxygen to the brain; resulting in higher alertness, decreased drowsiness, and more mental energy.”
Research conducted by Columbia University showed that negative ION generators were as successful as antidepressants in relieving winter and chronic depression.