The ionSpa and similar devices use electrolysis of water to create negative ions which are highly concentrated in a salted bath and compelled by osmosis into the tissue and blood. Air ionizers use electrolysis of air to create negative ions which are then released into the air before being absorbed into the lungs. Despite the great inefficiency of air ionization, the benefits are apparent in these studies and are presumably magnified with the greater concentrations found in ion spas.
Positive air ionization elicited by hot dry desert wind spells (Sharav) was found to correlate with blood serotonin in 20 weather sensitive patients increasing from 14-20 mg% to 21-29 mg%. Exposure of 12 of these patients to artificial negative air ionization during 3-6 hours brought blood serotonin back to normal values of 15-20 m% (p,0.001-0.005), while in the 8 control patients, who did not receive the ionising treatment, there remained a high of 21-31 m%. The 12 treated patients had received during 3-6 hours from a grounded ionizer (Modulion) a negative ion load ranging between 2.5 x 105 = 2.5 x 104 ions/cm3/s.
Thus, it can be concluded that increased concentration of positive ions in the air increases blood serotonin levels, whereas negative air ionization neutralizes the effect of positive air ionization and reduces blood serotonin levels to normal values.
The bodies of all living organisms are composed largely of water. About 70 to 90 percent of all organic matter is water.
The chemical reactions in all plants and animals that support life take place in a water medium. Water not only provides the medium to make these life sustaining reactions possible, but water Itself is often an important reactant or product of these reactions. In short, the chemistry of life is water chemistry.
Our bodies need water to eliminate or buffer acidic conditions caused by the normal aging process as well as a poor diet, stress, physical activity and environmental toxins. The ionization process concentrates available alkaline minerals in the source water to aid the buffering systems in the body.
Toxins (free radicals) in the body, break down the cells, making them susceptible to disease. More effective than any other antioxidant, alkaline ionized water readily donates its abundant electrons to neutralize excessive free radicals so they do not cause damage by stealing electrons from healthy living cells.