Clean air…” If you Can’t Breathe, Nothing Else Matters”
— American Lung Association
How long does it take to work?
The Allergy Ionizer goes to work right away as soon as you put it in your pocket or start wearing it. Some see results immediately, while others may realize complete clarity in the middle of the night. The severity of your symptoms will vary by individual and thus your experience will vary and be unique – everyone is different. Just like taking an aspirin for a headache, it goes to work as soon as you take it and you go about your business not realizing the exact moment that your headache disappeared. You realize later, hey I feel much better now.
Is this a magnet? What is it made of?
No – this is not made of magnetic material. The Allergy Ionizer is made of a 1018 Alloy of cold rolled carbon steel. The alloying ingredients can be determined by the first two digits of the alloy number, and the carbon content by the last two digits. The carbon content of the Allergy Ionizer is 18%.
My Ionizer is now a dull grey color – is there something wrong with it?
No – there is nothing wrong with your ionizer. It is natural for this type of metal to oxidize a bit as you continue to use it. As it is exposed to your body’s salts, acids and moisture it will lose its luster and develop a grey patina. This patina is only a few molecules thick and actually protects your Allergy Ionizer from developing rust freckles. The dullness becomes a flat protective micro layer. The properties within the ionizer are still the same and will work for you if you use it.
My Allergy Ionizer is tarnished and has rust on it – is it defective?
No, it is not defective – Tarnish and rust are natural to the carbon in this type of metal when it gets wet or is exposed to moisture. The purpose of your Allergy Ionizer is to provide a solution for your allergies – you know it is working for you when it starts to tarnish, otherwise you may not be using it enough.
How do I Clean My Ionizer?
Over time you may want to clean your Allergy Ionizer, Simply use a steel wool pad to clean and bring back the original luster to look new again.
My Allergy Ionizer is not shiny and pretty any more | Can’t you put a coating of some kind on it?
We have tried various coatings of both nickel and zinc for cosmetic purposes and have determined that to receive the best benefit from your Allergy Ionizer it has not been coated with anything. Therefore you will notice it tarnishing or showing rust freckles. This is perfectly normal as the Allergy Ionizer was developed to resolve your allergy symptoms and was not designed for fashion jewelry.
The Chain it came with is to long can it be adjusted?
Yes, the chain is Adjustable. It is 32” inches long and can be cut to your desired length. Just measure the length you want and cut the link with a pair of household scissors. You can also wear it on your favorite lanyard, a leather string, hidden in your clothing or a number of other creative ways.
Will the Allergy Ionizer also work as a mood elevator?
Depression and mood- Negative ions also have been shown to help lift mood, alleviate depression and seasonal affective disorder (winter depression or SAD). There are test results by a prominent researcher and institution for the treatment of depression with negative ions. For more details on this research go to http://www.biopsychiatry.com/sadion.htm
Who is Edgar Cayce?
Edgar Cayce has been called the “sleeping prophet”, the “father of holistic medicine”, and the most documented psychic of the 20th century (1877 – 1945). For more than 40 years of his adult life, Cayce gave readings, the majority of which dealt with holistic health and the treatment of illness. Individuals came from all walks of life to receive physical relief from illnesses through information given in his readings. – For more information please visit Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E. at www.EdgarCayce.org
Are Negative Ions a good thing?
There’s something in the air that just may boost your mood — get a whiff of negative ions. By Denise Mann WebMD Feature Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD There’s something in the air and while it may not be love, some say it’s the next best thing — negative ions. Negative ions are odorless, tasteless, and invisible molecules that we inhale in abundance in certain environments. Think mountains, waterfalls, and beaches. Once they reach our bloodstream, negative ions are believed to produce biochemical reactions that increase levels of the mood chemical serotonin, helping to alleviate depression, relieve stress, and boost our daytime energy.
Negative Ions Create Positive Vibes – Vitamins of the Air?
Generally speaking, negative ions increase the flow of oxygen to the brain; resulting in higher alertness, decreased drowsiness, and more mental energy,” says Pierce J. Howard, PhD, author of The Owners Manual for the Brain: Everyday Applications from Mind Brain Research and director of research at the Center for Applied Cognitive Sciences in Charlotte, N.C. “They also may protect against germs in the air, resulting in decreased irritation due to inhaling various particles that make you sneeze, cough, or have a throat irritation.”
How does ionization work?
Electrons have excellent mobility, allowing for current to flow. The ionization of air or gas creates plasma with conductive properties similar to that of metals. Plasma is the tool nature wields to neutralize charge separation in an electric field. Those readers who are familiar with the chemical reaction of fire will recall that oxidation plays an important role. Oxidation is the process by which an atom or molecule loses an electron when combined with oxygen. Simply put, the atom or molecule is changed from a lower positive potential to a higher positive potential. Interestingly enough, the process of ionization, which creates plasma, also occurs through the loss of electrons. By this comparison, we can view the ionization process as “burning a path”, much like digging a tunnel through a mountain for a train to follow. Thus clearing the mucous membranes of the throat and nasal passages.
What are negative ions?
(Posted on website, No Change) An atom that has one of its normal orbiting electrons removed is called a positive ion. (Doesn’t “positive” imply that something has been added?) But an atom that has an extra electron added is called a negative ion. (Doesn’t “negative” imply that something has been removed?) So you see, it’s really kind of backwards; the terms Negative and Positive are actually reversed, in this context. It’s a misnomer that we can blame on Benjamin Franklin (so we hear) who lived in the 1700’s. Back in his time, electrons (with a “negative” charge) and atoms were not understood correctly. But the word negative is still being used this way; to this day, an atom with an extra electron is still called a negative ion. So, we’re all still stuck with this 18th century terminology, and that’s why they’re called “negative ions”.
What’s the deal with positive ions?
“All types of electronic gadgets, from high tension power lines to microwave ovens, hair dryers, air conditioners, furnaces, and so forth, almost always emit positive ions. Then there are the vehicles we drive and ride in – – the exhaust fumes from cars, trucks, buses, subways, and airplanes generate unbelievable tons of positive ions which poison the very air we breathe.” John Heinerman, Ph.D., Folk Medicine Journal, Summer 1993.
What research is there?
The internet is full of articles, studies and research regarding the effects of negative ions and the environment. We could very well fill this web site with page after page of information. We simply want you to know that the benefits of negative ions are real and that our product works. The science itself of ionization is very complicated, but if you are scientific and analytical by nature, we welcome you to review research sites such as this one at ACS Publications called Analytical Chemistry, Determination of carbon in steel by secondary negative ion mass spectrometry and other related research. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ac50042a028 http://www.negativeionsinformation.org/ions_vitamins.html
Tarnish – (v) The dulling, staining, or discoloration of metals due to superficial corrosion. (n) The film so formed. Oxidation – A reaction in which electrons are removed from a reactant. Sometimes, more specifically, the combination of a reactant with oxygen. X-ray fluorescence – is a non-destructive test to determine the thickness of various layers of metal on a part. Common elements measured are: copper, nickel, gold, silver, palladium and rhodium.