Something in the Air
Negative ions abound in the air near waterfalls and after a gentle rain. Some people have even said that negative ions are “the next best thing to love.”
Negative ions have long been attributed to improvements in mood and physical health. Research supports the view that negative ions have a net positive effect on health, including improved mood, stabilized catecholamine regulation and circadian rhythm, enhanced recovery from physical exertion and protection from positive ion-related exhaustion disorders, stress and electromagnetic radiation.
Negative ion-generating technology has been shown to eliminate airborne pollutants, dust, cigarette smoke, pet dander, pollen, mold spores, viruses, and bacteria from the air and reduce the negative effects of EMF radiation from electronic devices.
When I first started researching the benefits of negative ions, I was amazed to find an overwhelming amount of research regarding positive and negative ions and far infrared light (FIR) and how they affect human health.
Negative ions are odorless, tasteless, and invisible molecules that we absorb in abundance in certain environments. Think of mountains, waterfalls, and beaches. Once negative ions reach our bloodstream, they produce biochemical reactions that increase levels of the mood chemical serotonin, helping to alleviate depression, relieve stress, and boost our daytime energy.
Early clues about the biological effect of positive ions on human health appeared as reports of increased irritability, migraine attacks and thromboembolism in response to alterations in atmospheric electrical states that accompany incoming weather fronts. (1)
Scientific evidence began to mount in the 1970s when researchers measured metabolic changes in mice and rats in response to changes in positively or negatively charged ions, including alterations in serotonin levels and recovery rate from illness. When exposed to positive ions (which accumulate in the atmosphere at the beginning of a storm) researchers routinely noted that animals became agitated, aggressive and were more prone to respiratory illness. Furthermore, when mice were infected with influenza virus and housed in an environment depleted of negative ions, death rates increased, indicating the need for negative ions in the environment as a benefit to overall health. (2)
Later, researchers measured the impact of atmospheric electricity on human subjects by monitoring daily changes in urine excretion of neurohormones in samples gathered from 1,000 volunteers exposed to positive ions generated 1 to 2 days prior to the arrival of a storm front. By measuring the changing levels of neurohormones in the 24-hour urinary output of the subjects during normal and weather-stress days, the researchers compiled a profile of changes in levels of serotonin, adrenaline, noradrenaline, histamine and thyroxine.
Researchers found that exposure to positive ions engendered by an incoming weather front produce a release of serotonin. (3)
They further identified three classes of weather sensitivity reactions as:
- Exhaustion Syndrome;
- Hyperthyroidism with subclinical Apathetic Thyroid Symptoms.
Noting that these conditions occur during annual wind storms (Sirocco, Sharav and Santa Ana winds), the authors stated that the effects, “which are mainly due to positive ionization of the air,” could be “prevented by negative ionizing apparatuses.” (4)
Just as positive ions build up in the atmosphere prior to a storm front, negative ions accumulate following a storm. This surfeit of negative ions has long been associated with improvements in mood and physical health and research conducted in the last decade supports this view.
German researchers discovered a link between catecholamine regulation and lifespan after depriving experimental animals of negative ions. First, researchers isolated mice and rats in air-tight, sealed acrylic cases. Next, they filtered the ambient air to remove all negative ions from the sealed cases. Their research led to the discovery that a prolonged deficiency of negative ions led to an accelerated rate of death for the experimental animals. Examination of the animals led researchers to conclude that the results ‘strongly suggest that animal death is related to disturbances in neurohormonal regulation and pituitary insufficiency. (5)
To estimate the necessity of air ions (AIs) as a natural source of atmospheric gaseous superoxide for mammalia the effect of air ion deprivation on mice and rats was investigated. Ambient air deionization inside an experimental acrylic glass cage (AGC) was performed by electrostatic field, built up by acrylic glass surfaces. Under these conditions, four hours after the animals were placed into the AGC, the concentration of negative AIs was not detectable, the concentration of positive ions was (mean +/- SD) 77 +/- 18 ions x cm-3. The negative and positive AI concentrations in identical silicate glass cages (control) were 482 +/- 128 ions x cm-3 and 660 +/- 148 ions x cm-3 respectively. It was found that the prolonged deficiency of AIs in ambient air leads to accelerated death of the animals. (6)
Researchers at the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow discovered that negative ions are able to help protect the body from induced physical stress. When the researchers immobilized rats, and exposed them to negatively charged ions they discovered that the ions prevented the development of acute stress that are observed in untreated rats. The protective action of negative ions was observed in all the experimental animals independently of their types of behavior. (7)
British researchers at the Centre for Sport and Exercise Sciences in Liverpool exposed male subjects to negative ions and measured physiological responses, including body temperature, heart rate and respiration, while at rest and during exercise. Negative ions were found to significantly improve all physiological states, particularly during rest. Most important was the finding that negative ions are “biologically active and that they do affect the body’s circadian rhythms.” (8)
Research conducted at the Institute of Biophysics at the Russian Academy of Sciences, found that exposure to negative ions increased levels of the protective antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase (SOD).” (9)
So how does this all relate to our ShopFreeMart Nano Cards?
ShopFreeMart Nano Cards come 5 to a package and have been manufactured and produced utilizing a unique bio nano-composite ceramic powder, which provides an abundance of Far Infrared Rays (FIR) and Negative Ion Technology. Tested with expensive meters costing $1,300 each, these nano cards show a continuous reading of emitting 6,000 or more Negative Ions per card twenty four hours per day.
These cards also radiate countless healthful and beneficial nano light waves and negative ions that penetrate the skin and cells of the body, assisting in circulation and enriching the blood with oxygen, which improves every metabolic function in the body including the healing process, by helping to restore the body’s natural energies and homeostasis.
Possible Health Benefits
- Helps increase proper and healthy blood circulation
- Helps reduce stress and fatigue and increase energy
- Helps release and eliminate harmful bacteria and toxins
- Helps enhance the water molecules in the water you drink
- Helps eliminate offensive odors in the car, refrigerator, or the body
- Helps maintain freshness and increase shelf life of fresh food
- Helps reduce back pain, migraine headaches, and the pain of arthritis
- Helps facilitate a healthful environment for plants
How to Use ShopFreeMart Nano Cards
Simply put one of the Cards in your pocket or carry it with you. Not only are you receiving immediate health benefits, but now in cases of stress that you have put upon your body by exercise or injury, you will experience less inflammation and recovery time will be improved.
It is recommended to place a card in each shoe of anyone who is required to be on their feet for long periods of time. This may reduce pain and improve balance. Cards can also be applied to any areas where you are experiencing pain to reduce inflammation.
Put a card in the vegetable crisper of your refrigerator or under the eggs, dairy products, and under the meat to preserve freshness of foods for longer periods of time. Cards can also be put under a fruit bowel on the counter, or with your whole grains, nuts, and seeds to keep them fresher.
Glue a Nano Card on the bottom of your car’s gas tank for ionization of your gasoline. When gasoline is ionized, it makes for better combustion, which can translate to increased energy output, better gas mileage and reduced emissions.
Some people believe that putting a nano card on the gas meter coming into your home can also improve combustion and also that a nano card in your electrical panel can reduce spiking of electricity, which may slightly reduce consumption of electricity and lower your power bill.
Put nano cards in your bed and under your pillow for better sleep. Use your imagination as to where you can use them.
Tape one to your body or put one in a nylon stocking to be tied around your arm, leg, neck, forehead, temple, or wherever you are experiencing pain or inflammation.
An overabundance of positive (poisonous) ions cause inflammation and pain in the body. The abundance of negative ions and far-infrared light (FIR) being generated by the ShopFreeMart Nano Cards are known to penetrate through your clothing all the way into your deepest tissues and reduce inflammation by cancelling out the effect of the positive ions that are associated with the inflammation.
The Nano Card is safe and beneficial for everyone – adults, children, babies, and pets. Pets love having the Nano Card in their beds and under their water dishes.
Nano cards have been tested to provide beneficial Negative Ions and far Infrared Rays for more than 6 years. I like to have several of them close to me at all times. Try some for yourself and pass some out to your friends when you find somebody suffering from an ache or pain. Often times the pain will subside immediately and you will not only have a friend, but you can earn money every time someone asks you how they can get their own set of nano cards.
Negative ions have long been attributed to improvements in mood and physical health. Research supports the view that negative ions have a net positive effect on health, including improved mood, stabilized catecholamine regulation and circadian rhythm, enhanced recovery from physical exertion and protection from positive ion-related stress, electromagnetic radiation and exhaustion disorders. Negative ion-generating technology have been shown to eliminate airborne pollutants, dust, cigarette smoke, pet dander, pollen, mold spores, viruses, and bacteria from the air and reduce the negative effects of EMF radiation from electronic devices.
- Sulman FG. The impact of weather on human health. Rev Environ Health 1984;4(2):83-119.
- Krueger AP, Reed EJ.Biological impact of small air ions. Science 1976 Sep 24;193(4259):1209-13.
- Sulman FG. Migraine and headache due to weather and allied causes and its specific treatment. Ups J Med Sci Suppl 1980;31:41-4.
- Sulman FG, Levy D, Lunkan L, Pfeifer Y, Tal E. New methods in the treatment of weather sensitivity. Fortschr Med 1977 Mar 17;95(11):746-52.
- Udermann H, Fischer G. Studies on the influence of positive or negative small ions on the catechol amine content in the brain of the mouse following shorttime or prolonged exposure. Zentralbl Bakteriol Mikrobiol Hyg [B] 1982 Apr;176(1):72-8.
- Goldstein N, Arshavskaya TV. Is atmospheric superoxide vitally necessary? Accelerated death of animals in a quasi-neutral electric atmosphere. Z Naturforsch [C] 1997 May-Jun;52(5-6):396-404.
- Livanova LM, Levshina IP, Nozdracheva LV, Elbakidze MG, Airapetiants MG. The protective action of negative air ions in acute stress in rats with different typological behavioral characteristics. Zh Vyssh Nerv Deiat Im I P Pavlova 1998 May-Jun;48(3):554-7.
- Reilly T, Stevenson IC. An investigation of the effects of negative air ions on responses to submaximal exercise at different times of day. J Hum Ergol (Tokyo) 1993 Jun;22(1):1-9.
- Kosenko EA, Kaminsky YuG, Stavrovskaya IG, Sirota TV, Kondrashova MN. The stimulatory effect of negative air ions and hydrogen peroxide on the activity of superoxide dismutase. FEBS Lett 1997 Jun 30;410(2-3):309-12.
I make no claims for this product. The foregoing information was gathered from my own research, which I believe to be reliable. It is presented for educational purposes only and not as medical advice. Always feel free to do your own research when choosing products to improve your health.
The ShopFreeMart Nano Card is not a medical device and is not meant to prevent or treat any disease. Any possible benefits to be derived from using this product are from the steady stream of negative ions each card emits.