How Ions Affect Us

Research over many years shows that Negative ions (The healthy ions):

  • Encourage healthy growth in people, plants and animals.
  • Increase the body’s absorption of oxygen.
  • Increase alertness.
  • Increase relaxation.
  • Increase energy/stamina.
  • Normalise stress hormones
  • Help with hayfever, asthma and bronchial problems.
  • Sharpen reaction times.
  • Help relieve SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder),
  • Help with sleep disorders.
  • Remove dust, smoke & airborne particles far smaller than filters can trap.
  • Destroy harmful bacteria, viruses, mould and fungi.

Scientists have even treated surgical wounds and burns with ionised air – successfully reducing healing time with less pain.

An excess of Positive ions (The unhealthy ions) which most of us experience to some extent in our homes and workplaces – can cause:

  • Headaches
  • Lethargy
  • Sickness
  • Restlessness
  • Insomnia

In fact, if you are especially “weather-sensitive” (and quite a high percentage of people are) you could suffer quite severe symptoms.

In Switzerland a positively ionised wind they suffer seasonally (called the Foehn) was found to co-incide with a rise in various medical conditions. The Swiss Meteorological Institute made a study and listed the following symptoms:

  • Body pains
  • Sick headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Variations in body salts – sodium, calcium and magnesium
  • Respiratory problems
  • Asthma
  • Higher incidence of heart attacks
  • Slower reaction time
  • Irritatability
  • Exhaustion
  • Listlessness
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Astrid Ionisers are designed to reverse these effects of positive ion pollution. Their powerful output floods the air with negative ions, enriching and restoring the air to healthy outdoor levels.