Himalayan salt lamps are an extremely beautiful eye catcher around your house or office, and they can do wonders for your well being.
Himalayan pink salt lamps are a type of negative ion generator.
So what is a negative ion? I swear I won't turn this into a science lesson but lets see what an ion is:
All matter is made of molecules. Each molecule has a positvely-charged nucleus, circled by negatively-charged electrons like moons orbiting a planet.
When a molecule has enough negative electrons to exactly balance the positive charge from its nucleus, it is stable.
A positive ion is a molecule which has lost an electron, leaving a ‘gap’ in its outer layer of electrons; a negative ion has an extra electron.
The positive ion wants to bond with something to fill the gap, and a negative ion wants to bond with something to get rid of its spare electron.
Positive ions are known as free radicals, and are the bad guys.
The theory is that negative ions will bond with the positive ions in the atmosphere, neutralizing them before they can affect the molecules in your body.
In nature, negative ions are produced by moving water and are released by plants during photosynthesis.
Positive ions are produced by certain weather conditions and by home electronic goods – that’s why the air feels ‘charged’ just before a storm, and why you sometimes feel a crackling sensation if you touch a switched-off TV screen.
Fresh country air usually has 2000-40000 negative ions per cubic centimeter, with a slightly lower number of positive ions. In nature, positive and negative are usually roughly balanced unless there are unusual circumstances such as a thunderstorm. City air, of course, has a lower proportion of negative ions.
So you can see where this is going, right?
It is being claimed that Himalayan pink salt lamps (HPS) release negative salt ions that will bond with the positive ions, even more if pared with heat, and can boost blood flow, improve sleep by increasing levels of serotonin in the brain, and calm allergy or asthma symptoms.
These negative ions are said to neutralize electromagnetic radiation from household electronics (think computer, TV, cellphone), and even prevent the build-up of static electricity.
Possible Salt Lamp Benefits:
- Neutralizing electromagnetic radiation
- Purifying the air
- Reduce asthma and allergy symptoms
- Increase energy levels
- Improve sleep
- Improve mood
- Reduce stress and increase performance
Our lamps will bring a beautiful glow and rosy light to your home!
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