You cannot change the air outside, but you can do something about the air you breathe around you.

Air cleaners are a good consideration for the home, and there are many types that have various filters to clean the air in the house. However, they are limited in their capabilities.

Around 1890 researchers Elster & Geitel from Germany, and Thomson in England, each independently discovered the existence of Air Ions. Immediately afterward biologists and physicians began investigations on whether the existence of ions might influence physiological processes. In the years since, hundreds of papers published globally have detailed various findings, of which the most interesting is that not all Ions are necessarily ‘Good’ Ions.

Air is made up of 78% nitrogen, 20% oxygen, 1% argon, 1-3% carbon dioxide, with the remaining 2-3% being rare gases. These elements combine with other suspended matter found in the air to form molecules. An ion is formed if any of the molecular clusters acquire an electrical charge by gaining or losing an electron. If a cluster loses an electron it is called a ‘Positive Ion.’ If a cluster gains an electron it is called a ‘Negative Ion.’

By the 1960s Albert Krueger from the United States (now a friend of Mr. Joshua Shaw) was the first to categorically prove the effects of both these ions on therapeutic responses through his studies on mice. He conducted extensive animal studies and found that high concentration of Positive Ions (in negative ion-depleted air) increased the cumulative death rate in mice infected with the influenza virus. Whereas higher concentrations of Negative Ions (positive ion-depleted air) reduced the death rate to nil. In high concentrations of Negative Ions, the mice were able to repel the virus and repair the damage it did to their bodies – in other words, make a full recovery.

Countries such as Russia, Israel, U.K., Finland and the U.S. also became very active in researching the adverse effects of positive ions and beneficial effects of negative ions. Today, it is commonly accepted that an air mixture too rich in positive ions, as in polluted air, may cause low mood, fatigue, headaches, irritability, exacerbation of respiratory ailments, and a reduced ability to recover from illness.  WIn contrast, an air mixture rich in small negative ions will cause a lessening or elimination of such symptoms.

Elanra has the unique ability to negatively charge the ambient air by generating ions small enough to be ingestible.  Within the range of an Elanra device, you can be assured that you are breathing the best quality small negative ions of Oxygen