Are Negative Ions Good For You?

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  • Published on: Wednesday, February 6, 2019
  • Do negative air ions improve mood, anxiety, depression, alertness?
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    Special thanks to Prof. Jack Beauchamp and Dr. Nathan Dalleska from Caltech for all their help running these experiments and discussing the research. For more, check out the links below:
    http://www.cce.caltech.edu/people/jesse-l-jack-beauchamp
    http://beckmaninstitute.caltech.edu/eac.shtml

    If you want to dig into the research on negative ions yourself, I suggest starting with the review studies:

    Air ions and mood outcomes: a review and meta-analysis.
    Perez V, Alexander DD, Bailey WH.
    BMC Psychiatry. 2013 Jan 15;13:29.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23320516

    Air ions and respiratory function outcomes: a comprehensive review
    Dominik D Alexander, William H Bailey, Vanessa Perez, Meghan E Mitchell, and Steave Su
    J Negat Results Biomed. 2013; 12: 14.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3848581/

    Exposure of laboratory animals to small air ions: a systematic review of biological and behavioral studies.
    Bailey WH, Williams AL, Leonhard MJ.
    Biomed Eng Online. 2018 Jun 5; 17(1):72.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29866122

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