Are Negative Ions Good For You?

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  • Published on Feb 6, 2019
  • Do negative air ions improve mood, anxiety, depression, alertness?
    Part of this video was sponsored by LastPass, click here to find out more: bit.ly/2RZZTZk
    Special thanks to Prof. Jack Beauchamp and Dr. Nathan Dalleska from Caltech for all their help running these experiments and discussing the research. For more, check out the links below:
    www.cce.caltech.edu/people/jesse-l-jack-beauchamp
    beckmaninstitute.caltech.edu/eac.shtml
    If you want to dig into the research on negative ions yourself, I suggest starting with the review studies:
    Air ions and mood outcomes: a review and meta-analysis.
    Perez V, Alexander DD, Bailey WH.
    BMC Psychiatry. 2013 Jan 15;13:29.
    www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23320516
    Air ions and respiratory function outcomes: a comprehensive review
    Dominik D Alexander, William H Bailey, Vanessa Perez, Meghan E Mitchell, and Steave Su
    J Negat Results Biomed. 2013; 12: 14.
    www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3848581/
    Exposure of laboratory animals to small air ions: a systematic review of biological and behavioral studies.
    Bailey WH, Williams AL, Leonhard MJ.
    Biomed Eng Online. 2018 Jun 5; 17(1):72.
    www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29866122
    Thumbnail photography by Raquel Nuno
    VFX by Alan Chamberlain
    Sound recording by Whitney Clavin
    Motion Graphics by Charlie Kilman
    Music from Epidemic Sound: epidemicsound.com "Capture a Picture 1" and "Seaweed"

Comments • 6 415

  • LaLa SmittY
    LaLa SmittY 13 hours ago

    My salt lamp is trash? :(

  • Jon S
    Jon S Day ago

    When you went to feel the light, and then the guy immediately got in your way and FELT IT FOR YOU saying it would be great, yeah kinda sketch and shows a ploy.

  • Raul _
    Raul _ 2 days ago

    wheres the location seems linefor a walk

  • B.C. Iykx
    B.C. Iykx 2 days ago

    O3 is NOT poisonous as it is VERY unstable!!! ....smfh....

  • Paulo Rogerio Guimaraes

    Excelent video.

  • mr tangerillo
    mr tangerillo 4 days ago

    I have a tourmaline lamp. Its so much less depressing than salt.

  • The Blyss Catalyst
    The Blyss Catalyst 7 days ago

    Many hair styling devices are made of tourmaline (like curling irons). Would that give off negative ions when heated?

  • cris san
    cris san 8 days ago

    Ozone is Good just not if it out weight the o2 cause that would be bad for breathing but it obviously cleans the air and keeps pollutant away from your breathing. You can exphitiate yourself with any gas really even oxygen can be poison at certain levels so im going to say ozone machine is good.

  • enishi4ty5
    enishi4ty5 9 days ago

    im gonna compare this video to my theory on why logan was dying real quick lol
    based on this vid im inclined to think(ofc im very likely wrong) -ions do in fact boost us in the positive ways theorized, but there are too many pollutants, +ions, etc for us to properly attain a healthy elevated equilibrium.
    i.e. logan and his healing factor. idr if he got it back at the end of his movie or not, but i dont think its possible for him to lose it without losing the bone-claw ability as mutations follow fundamentals within nature(wiki magneto to get a better understanding). in order for humans to live, we need a way for energy to come in, be metabolized, and waste discarded. in order for logan to use his claws(without dying of lacerations and blood loss) he needs a way for the claws to extend(his skin is soft enough so no extra mutations there) and he needs a way to close up and heal the dmg to the entrance(stitching of damaged tissue). his healing program is the cleanup process on a single program, a line of code that tbh he hates as much as ppl hate having upset stomachs at the end of good meals. in Logan i believe anti mutant toxins have been regularly mixed into the foods and drinks logan consumes, meaning his mutation cells are attacked everytime he consumes something like juice/soda/anything that contains chemicals(my dad couldnt eat fruits from ny cuz they spray something for shipping and hes carribean so it sucked. imagine that attacking logans mutation, and his healing factor working overtime 24/7 and hes ALWAYS drinking. the meds he gives charles probably contains trace amounts to erase the stability also)
    translate that again to the harmful substances humans intake as energy sources and have been for a long time and the work -ions have to do to keep us balanced but our by product is taking all their attention because atmosphere/earth>humans/feelings
    we are actively filtering ourselves of “positive energy” and toxifying the planet as a result🤔 theoretically at least

  • Nincadalop
    Nincadalop 9 days ago

    The frustrating thing about science is you can never get a conclusive answer, but it's better than making assumptions and living on them blindly. I have a salt lamp from my mother, but I'm going to leave it because of it's aesthetics.

  • Spectoral
    Spectoral 9 days ago

    This video saved us from slowly asphyxiating our baby cousin and my grandma

  • Noah Preston
    Noah Preston 9 days ago

    1:57 you need to clean you camera's sensor

  • First Last
    First Last 9 days ago

    Loved this episode! Thank you!

  • Bogdan Marcu
    Bogdan Marcu 10 days ago

    So that means you could make a home waterfall

  • Mathan Raj
    Mathan Raj 11 days ago

    👍

  • H L
    H L 12 days ago

    There can only be so much confirmation in the phrase *clinically* *proven* , but you literally brought the clinic to us, opened it up, and let us peak in for ourselves. It’s like how it _should_ be.

  • cbeautifulworld11
    cbeautifulworld11 13 days ago +1

    I wonder if they tested the salt lamp to be sure it was genuine (they probably did).
    The majority of salt lamps available today are fake - pretty, yet not salt at all.

  • bryan rut
    bryan rut 13 days ago

    I Lived Hawai’i for many years.
    Seems many people there are healthy and happy.
    Think there is some weight to these thoughts.

  • Anthony Ryan
    Anthony Ryan 13 days ago +1

    Water crashing ions? Is that why long hot showers feel so good?

  • Maritza Bernal Pryor
    Maritza Bernal Pryor 13 days ago

    Thank you!

  • Antoni Putra
    Antoni Putra 13 days ago

    I was about to buy the salt lamp online, but thankfully i decided to watch this before i proceed purchasing it

  • Talha Kamran
    Talha Kamran 14 days ago

    What does Tesla Coil produce, Ngative ions or positive?

  • Dragon Sickness
    Dragon Sickness 14 days ago

    Extra electrons are antioxidants.

  • Bashar Abdullah
    Bashar Abdullah 16 days ago

    4:00 Way he is carrying the salt lamp reminds me of GLaDOS potato

  • William’s knowledge & Truth

    Well that made me feel a little stupid for buying my salt lamp. Here’s a good question I’ve got a 12 lbs block of Himalayan salt. What if anything is it good for? Is it possible that it is drying out the air if in a smaller room? Not beneficially like to the point of being too dry. Also one last question I have always noticed or perceived the distinct taste of salt while the lights on and warm compared to off now I haven’t weighed my lamp perhaps it’d be one way to see if salts actually being added into the air. Anyhow if you feel like answering a couple more questions for all of the other suckers who have giant blocks of salt. It’d be much appreciated. Peace and Love.

  • Jefferah Meyvitaan L.
    Jefferah Meyvitaan L. 18 days ago

    This was the longest and most polite way to tell me to take a hike.
    Oh and not to breathe in sweet air.

    Maybe that is why it is called the sweet release of death?

  • Michael Melling
    Michael Melling 18 days ago

    This might well be the best youtube video I've watched as it answers important questions. I've got a Himalayan salt lamp in the form of a big basket of the stuff arriving this Saturday and I've always sorted suspected that the negative ion claim was bunk, but now I know for sure (thanks to that Cal Tech guy). Thanks much for taking the time to make this video and to review so much data, you're a good guy!

  • imnewtothistuff
    imnewtothistuff 19 days ago

    Uhhhh, electrons don't exist. That makes this entire video bull crap. Tesla, C.P. Steinmetz, Oliver Heaviside. J.C. Maxwell and yes, JJ Thompson never believed in them.

  • Rod Schmidt
    Rod Schmidt 19 days ago

    Don't negative ions repel each other -- thus putting a limit on the concentration?
    Don't negative ions attract positive ions? And then forming a compound or something and canceling each other out? Again, limiting the concentration?

  • Shreeram India
    Shreeram India 20 days ago +1

    Your conclusion was amazing. "Just take a walk outside"
    Everyone will agree to this.

  • Maahi Shah
    Maahi Shah 22 days ago

    I definitely believe in nature that's where the cures are!

  • Michelle Young
    Michelle Young 22 days ago

    wow... this was quite incredible to watch. I've been the big 'salt lamp' queen for years, telling everybody about negative ions. Yes, I'll keep my lamp burning because... it's pretty. But I'm science girl and loved this video, even if it shot down my salt lamp :-) really happy I stumbled on your site today (Jan 2020) because you have a ton of videos I want to watch!!! Awesome job - thank you!

  • steven anthony kwong
    steven anthony kwong 22 days ago

    I absolutely love this. Thank you for seeking the truth.!

  • Eagle T
    Eagle T 23 days ago

    The guy at 4:47 sounds a bit like Kermit

  • Tom Hornsby
    Tom Hornsby 24 days ago

    Yes yes that CN- ion defo makes you feel good

  • Hayan Imadi
    Hayan Imadi 25 days ago

    Wow, after 12:50 it's like the "reveal" at the end of a movie. How everything could seem to be so certain and then you debunk a common narrative and explain what's really going on

  • Hayan Imadi
    Hayan Imadi 25 days ago +1

    waterfalls make me high af so this is totally a thing

  • Ivan Kostov
    Ivan Kostov 26 days ago

    That guy sounded like Cirmet

  • Randall West
    Randall West 27 days ago

    Does Lastpass really used secure passwords? "Dk$53@2Fsv(sSDG" for example, is less secure than say "fridge horse worship gas table" unrelated words with spaces.

  • Ingrid Heller
    Ingrid Heller 27 days ago

    FYI the ozone you are fearing so much because of your anti-ozone education, is very beneficial to you. No smog in this one!

  • TheRoyalFlush
    TheRoyalFlush 28 days ago

    Never bought mine cus of the proposed negative Ions. Just because the Lamp has a warm glow and softens the room. It's called Aesthetics people. Something reductionist people can't seem to grasp.

  • Static101
    Static101 29 days ago +2

    Still cool to have a giant chunk of salt as a decoration though.

  • Eric London
    Eric London 29 days ago

    ( Read between the words for anti P.C. comments : ) .........Most of the shops (everyone) that sell those rock lamps ( very expensive nightlights ) made of pink salt ( probably dyed, and most likely from a less "mystical" source ) with a light in them, have a LOT of other items ( creepy "magic", voodo, other imports that border on grave robbing ) that attract a certain mindset of people ( other than the ones who are not writing papers on them ) who want to be kept in the traditions ( praised for being stupid ) they have become accustomed to magical thinking ( childlike ignorance ).

  • Eric London
    Eric London 29 days ago

    ( Read between the words for anti P.C. comments : ) .........Most of the shops (everyone) that sell those rock lamps ( very expensive nightlights ) made of pink salt ( probably dyed, and most likely from a less "mystical" source ) with a light in them, have a LOT of other items ( creepy "magic", voodo, other imports that border on grave robbing ) that attract a certain mindset of people ( other than the ones who are not writing papers on them ) who want to be kept in the traditions ( praised for being stupid ) they have become accustomed to magical thinking ( childlike ignorance ).

  • Eric London
    Eric London 29 days ago

    ( Read between the words for anti P.C. comments : ) .........Most of the shops (everyone) that sell those rock lamps ( very expensive nightlights ) made of pink salt ( probably dyed, and most likely from a less "mystical" source ) with a light in them, have a LOT of other items ( creepy "magic", voodo, other imports that border on grave robbing ) that attract a certain mindset of people ( other than the ones who are writing papers on them ) who want to be kept in the traditions ( praised for being stupid ) they have become accustomed to magical thinking ( childlike ignorance ).

  • Fr0nk St0nk
    Fr0nk St0nk 29 days ago

    4:50
    Sounding like Kermit the frog

  • Mikuzi
    Mikuzi Month ago +2

    Why I'm watching this at 2 Am

  • B Donald
    B Donald Month ago

    Derek was so nice when the lamp serotonin guy was bullshitting, he just said awesome.

  • Nature Sounds And Songs

    Biggest concentration of negative ions you can find is in the deep woods on top of a mountain or under a Waterfall! Well under Pyramids you can find more, but who can go under Pyramids? Yes, it is very good for you! 👍

  • Kitty Kritic
    Kitty Kritic Month ago

    It's just simply power of suggestion people lol and profit of course @_@

  • Kurtis Fetter
    Kurtis Fetter Month ago

    4:45 Kermit???

  • frederik falck
    frederik falck Month ago

    That guy sounded like Kermit

  • Tonnix Ong
    Tonnix Ong Month ago

    dont miss the last part! ions stick to odors , pollutants and eliminate them thus help your health. 🙂

  • ajay kumar
    ajay kumar Month ago

    Very nice video. Cleared the confusion of IONs generators. Great job... :)

  • Kcorbyerd
    Kcorbyerd Month ago

    Why was thorium labeled 238 92? That’s uranium, video discredited

  • showing shite
    showing shite Month ago

    You need to show us more about tourmaline if it's good for you we need to explore the science behind why black tourmaline is less expensive and more readily available 95% of all tourmaline is black is that good for you?

  • Bernardin SaintPierre

    Did he really have to print out all these studies ?

  • Syn Unforgivable
    Syn Unforgivable Month ago

    Surprised to learn salt lamps produce no negative ions!

  • MetalGearMk3
    MetalGearMk3 Month ago

    Salt lamps don't work but are there any working negative ion generator that I can buy?

  • MANIKANDAN PALANISAMY

    Sir, Will battery spit ions into vaccum and loss it's charges...?