There’s something in the air and it’s not love but close enough- It’s called negative ions. Negative ions are what’s responsible for that crisp refreshing breathing experience you get when you’re near a waterfall, at the beach, high in the mountains or after a heavy rain. Negative ions are tasteless, odorless microscopic molecules or atoms that have an electric charge. In 1899, two German scientists discovered these particles in the air carried electricity. Since then, over 5000 studies have been conducted on these negative ions. In 1999, a ionizer was tested by putting smoke in a tank. The ionizer was able to completely clear the smoke. We also learn from a recent study conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that ionizing a room will result in 95% less bacteria and 52% less dust in a room. Negative ions certainly have some amazing positive effects, not only on our living environment but our personal health as well. We may not have a waterfall inside our home, but have you ever wondered what benefits you could receive from having negative ions in your shower? Here are some ways negative ions in your shower can benefit you.

Improves Allergies and asthma

Negative ions can have great effects on your allergies and respiratory health. Negative Ions purify the air and kill allergens giving you a much healthier, and more refreshing, breathing experience. Negative Ions are especially beneficial to those who suffer from asthma since a lot of asthma symptoms are rooted from or worsened due to allergies and these negative ions do such a wonderful job of purifying your air of these allergens and impurities.

Eliminates Germs

Negative Ions have amazing antiviral and antibacterial properties since they naturally purify your air and eliminate floating microscopic germs and bacteria. Cleaner air keeps us healthier and much less susceptible to becoming ill. Negative Ions eliminate irritating particles that could otherwise cause you to cough and have uncomfortable throat irritation.

Helps Depression

Interestingly, negative ions have been proven time and time again to improve depression from moderate levels to SAD. Doctors call this practice Negative Ion Therapy. When negative ions reach our bloodstream, they create a reaction that increases our Serotonin levels increasing our mood and helping us to fight depression. This process makes these negative ions work as a natural antidepressant.

Relieves Stress and Enhances Mood

With negative ions ability to naturally increase your Serotonin levels, they also relieve stress and help enhance your mood. This is why many people feel refreshed and in better spirits when it’s breezy outdoors and after a heavy rain or thunderstorm.

Boosts Energy and Concentration

Who couldn’t use a boost of energy? How nice would it be to get a boost of energy naturally with your daily shower? Negative ions boost your energy and help you to have more concentration and mental clarity by increasing the flow of oxygen to the brain.

Relieves Tension and Decreases Blood Pressure

Negative ions provide you with ultimate relaxation. They effectively relieve uncomfortable muscle and joint tension and also work to decrease blood pressure.

Improves sleep

Not only do negative ions make you feel as if you’re walking on air, but they make you feel like you’re sleeping on a cloud at night as well. All in all, negative ions in your shower will make you breath better, feel better and sleep like a baby.