hey guys, wanted to get your opinions on what you think about this new hype. These bands sell for like 20-60 bucks a pop. The more popular ones: Ion-Me (ionme.com), Trionz (www.trionz.com/), and Eq Bands (an international brand: www.eq-love.com).
Background of Negative Ions
Ã¢?Â¢Negative Ions are generally abundant in nature through plants, waterfalls, rain storms and forests. These Ions unfortunately are depleted in urban areas and as a result of modern technology.
Ã¢?Â¢The human body absorbs Positive Ions from electronic equipment, cell phones, electrical wiring, and machinery encountered in everyday modern life. Physical stress and exposure to Ultraviolet (UV) Rays also elevates the positive ion levels within the body.
The Ratio of Negative to Positive Ions is Crucial to Health
The ratio of negative to positive ions is crucial, because negative ions are able to neutralize the harmful effects of positive ions. At the beginning of the 20th century, the ratio in the atmosphere was 1.2 negative ions for every positive ion. However, in recent years, the ratio has reversed and now there are 1.2 positive ions for every negative ion. This is due to environmental hazards such as air and water pollution, electromagnetic fields, and other factors.
Positive and negative ions also exist in our bodies, and the ratio of ions in the air we breathe influences the ratio in our bodies. Ions enter the body through the lungs (inhalation) as well as through the skin - especially through meridian (acupressure) points, which have weak electronic resistance. Then they travel through the blood and lymphatic systems to cells throughout the body. Using IMAZINE products increase the number of negative ions absorbed through the skin.
Negative and Positive Ion Levels Measured in Various Locations
Negative Ions Positive Ions
Offices 70 1,400
Industrial Areas 50 300
Shopping Arcades 220 280
Residential Areas 200 180
Forests 2,500 800
Hot Spring 2,500 820
Near Waterfall 5000 300
How Positive and Negative Ions Affect Our Bodies
Negative Ions Positive Ions
Blood vessels: Dilate blood vessels Constrict blood vessels
Blood Pressure: Stabilize BP Increase BP
Blood: Increase blood alkalinity Increase blood acidity
Bones: Strengthen bones Weaken bones
Urinary tract Promote urination; increase nitrogen in urine Suppress urination; decrease nitrogen in urine
Respiratory Stabilize respiration and make breathing easier Accelerate respiration and make breathing more difficult
Pulse rate Decrease pulse rate Increase pulse rate
Heart Enhance heart function Impair heart function
Fatigue Speed physical recovery Prolong physical recovery
Autonomic Nervous System Calm and relax nerves Tense and strain the nervous system
Growth Promote healthy growth Suppress and delay growth
Thoughts? anyone using these notice any positive differences? Placebo effect perhaps?
i know these companies get a lot of athletes and competitors to endorse this...just wondering if it was worth paying for.