Vitamins of the Air - Negative ions
The process of oxidation happens as our bodies metabolize the oxygen that we breathe and our cells produce energy from it. This process also produces "free radicals." - an atom or group of atoms with at least one unpaired electron. Free radicals move freely around until it can acquire an electron from the body cells. If the amount of free radicals exceeds our anti-oxidants, oxidative stress will happen and it will damage our cells, proteins, and DNA (genes). Oxidative stress has also been associated with chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, diabetes, Alzheimer's diseases, insomnia, cancer, and the like.
Negative ions are electrically charged particles that can neutralize free radicals. It also has 4 wellness benefits:
1) Purify Blood
2) Rejuvenate Cells
3) Enhance Immune System
4) Regulate the Autonomic Nervous System
Teviron, invented in Japan by Teiken Limited in 1956, is the commercial name of the fibers which are capable of releasing a high concentration of negative ions through friction. The invention has received numerous awards and safety certification:
1) Chemistry Technological Award
2) Onshi Invention Award
3) Okochi Award
4) Oeko-Tex Standard 100
In 1973, Teiken found Nefful and in 2014, the company launched the newest fiber creation, Neoron. Nefful now has offices worldwide and is the world's market leader in negative ion clothing and bedding.
Red blood cells disperse when being exposed to negative ions. This reaction, thus, increases oxygen absorption and enhances blood circulation in the body. It also transforms blood pH level from being acidic to mildly alkaline.
Negative ion optimizes our oxygen intake, the cell membrane becomes soft and permeable. The effect will result in better nutrient absorption, waste elimination and hasten cell regeneration.
Enhance Immune System
Negative ions are effective in strengthing the body's immune cells and speeds up metabolism. It is effective in dealing with eczema, asthma, diabetes, gout, and related disorders.
Regulate the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS)
Negative ions can inhibit sympathetic nerves and stimulates parasympathetic nerves, thus maintaining a balance of ANS. It can increase blood calcium concentration and facilitates conduction between neurons. It is effective in dealing with Insomnia, physiological disorders, urinary disorders, and hormonal imbalance.
Negative Ion Treatment - Lino Setsuo, PhD in Health Science
In his research, Japanese health scientist Setsuo records that 15% of the negative ions found in nature are inhaled and absorbed through our lungs. 85% is being blocked by our clothing, preventing our bodies from absorbing the negative ions. The body absorbs negative ions through hair follicles of the skin, passes through blood capillaries, then enters the blood.
3 Principles for Effective Wearing:
1) High quantity of negative ion
2) Long duration
3) Direct contact to skin