About Negative Ions
What are Negative Ions, and why is it a big deal that the Amethyst Biomat creates them, you say? well...
Negative ions have a positive effect on people. Positive ions have a negative effect on people.
An atom that has one of it's normal, orbiting electrons removed is called a positive ion. An atom with an extra electron added is called a negative ion.
A bit confusing, no? It’s a misnomer that we can thank Benjamin Franklin for. Back in his time, electrons (with a "negative" charge) and atoms were not understood correctly. So we're stuck with the 18th century terminology, and that is why the good ions are called "Negative Ions."
pH Is Essential of Optimal Health
Blood Alkalization and Blood Purification
When negative ions are applied to the body, the calcium and sodium circulating in the blood are ionized.
This changes the blood pH into an alkaline state and has an overall alkalizing effect on the body. The normal pH of human arterial blood is approximately 7.40 (normal range is 7.35 – 7.45), a weak alkaline solution.
Blood that has a pH below 7.35 is considered acidic, while blood pH above 7.45 is alkaline. Proper blood pH is essential for optimal health. It has been noted that the negative ions applied to the body are helpful in regulating pH.
Increase Cellular Nutrient Intake
Reviving the Cell
When the amount of negative ions in the blood increases, there is an increase in inter-cellular communication. This occurs as the cell membranes are opened, and cellular metabolism is facilitated.
As a result, there is an increase in cellular nutrient uptake and cellular hydration. In addition, cellular waste materials are more efficiently excreted.
With the increase in cellular metabolism, optimal cell function is rapidly revived. For more information, research the Nobel Prize in Physiology (1991) for the discovery of the ionic channel.