In today’s uber-connected world, computers, smartphones, microwaves and other electronics constantly emit positive ions — also known as “electric smog” — that can leave us feeling drained and down. Excessive positive ions can also come from bacteria, mold and allergens.
In comparison, the natural environment – such as nature’s magnificent forests, beaches, and waterfalls – creates abundant negative ions. Pure Himalayan salt (derived from the Primal Sea) is filled with negative ions.
Gently heated, Himalayan salt serves as a natural ionizer, thanks to salt’s hygroscopic properties. When heated, the Himalayan salt crystals attract moisture on the salt block surface, and as that moisture evaporates, negative ions are emitted. The negatively charged ions from the heated Himalayan salt serve to purify the circulating air. Our bodies also reap numerous health benefits from the purified air, including stress reduction, energy increases, and mood boosts at a biochemical level.