Are Negative Ions Good For You?

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Shared 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/jes...
http://beckmaninstitute.caltech.edu/e...

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/2...

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/arti...

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/2...

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