Negative ion technology

Magnetic negative ion technology is found in more than one category of Nikken products. Magnetic soles have a generator that produces negative ions, and some sleep system products and some Nikken jewelry include fibers that emit these ions.

Ions are charged particles, positive or negative, that reach a charge through the loss or gain of electrons. A positive ion has fewer electrons than protons, resulting in a net positive electrical charge. Negative ions contain additional electrons, which provides a negative electric charge.

These ions are essentially odorless, tasteless and invisible molecules. However, they can be observed in the form of other phenomena, for example as static electricity.
Positive and negative ions enter the body, along with other air molecules, through inhalation.

The presence of ions in the environment

Ions are created by natural or man-made atmospheric conditions.
Electrical appliances are a well-known example. An electrical device that uses or produces a significant amount of electric current (for example, a powerful transformer) creates a considerable number of positive ions. One noticeable effect is the presence of ozone in the air (a detectable “electrical odor”) near running electrical machinery.

In contrast, certain natural conditions increase the amount of negative ions. A large number of negative ions are present in the air in forests, at seaside, near waterfalls and other natural aquatic environments.

The effects of ions

Frequent exposure to working electrical appliances has been reported to cause fatigue or discomfort. This is believed to be due to the positive ions produced by the device.
Negative ions appear to contribute to positive changes in mood and behavior.

Another way negative ions can promote health is that allergy-causing particles such as dust and pollen have a positive electrical charge. When negative ions are introduced into the environment, they appear to counteract the allergenic effects of these positively charged ions.

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