Himalayan salt crystal is the healthiest salt on Earth. It contains 84 trace elements and minerals; the highest mineral and elemental content of any salt on the planet. These minerals and elements are vital for optimal health and wellness. Our body’s cells contain the exact 84 trace elements and minerals in the exact ratios as Himalayan salt crystal. When you consume or absorb the 84 trace elements and minerals from Himalayan crystal salt, you are replenishing and mineralizing your body’s cells.
Over 260 million years ago, a vast primordial ocean covered the Himalayas. The salt from the unpolluted ocean was preserved as large crystal formations in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains, making Himalayan salt absolutely pristine and natural, identical in composition to the ancient primal ocean.
Evolution Himalayan Crystal Salt is pristine, pure and 100% natural and raw. It is the most beneficial and cleanest salt available on our planet. Our salt is never heated, treated, refined or processed in any way. It is hand extracted, water washed, air-dried and stone ground and contains all of the 84 trace elements found in our bodies. The minerals are raw in their most natural and easily absorbed form making it easy for the body to metabolize.
Salt crystals are referred to as natural ionizer of the earth. When the crystals are warmed, they emit negative ions in to the air, creating freshness in the air. Negative ions are found in abundance on mountaintops, waterfalls, ocean and after a rain or thunderstorm. Some refer to negative ions as “The Vitamins of the Air.” The negative ions neutralize positive ions given off by (TV’s, computers, microwaves, fluorescent lights, heaters, air conditioners, etc) and other pollutants.
In nature negative ions are created by means of wind, sunlight, surf, waterfalls and rainstorms (see below Figure). Generally; a negative ion is an electronically charged molecule made up of oexgen. The human body is surrounded by ions; therefore, the function of electrons inside and outside the cells has significant influence on the human body. It makes the body strong if good ions are taken. When the amount of Negative Electric Ions contained one cc of air inhaled reached 5,000 to 50,000, it strengthens the body's resistance and immunity; and when the amount of Negative Electric Ions contained in one D.C. of air reached 100,000 to 500,000, it relieves illnesses. Negatively Charged Electric Ions in our body are essential in sustaining and improving our health. Whereas 85% of the Negative Electric Ions are absorbed from our skin, only 15% is inhaled and absorbed through our lungs. (quoted from page 56 of Negatively Charged Electric Ion Treatment, issued by Youth Publishing)
Europeans have been aware of the HEALTH BENEFITS of salt for generations, and people suffering from chronic congestive problems go to clinics located in salt mines for treatment! It’s called SPELEOTHERAPY. The very dry, negative ion-rich environment of these salt mines helps to clear out the patients’ bronchial tubes and sinuses, and to kill bacteria and other microbes.
Ionized air also substantially reduces the number of airborne bacteria indoors. The benefit of ionizers is well known. While most ionizers on the market are man-made machines, the salt crystal lamp is a beautiful alternative of mother nature, without any noise and NO harmful OZONE!
Dr. Albert P. Krueger, a microbiologist and experimental pathologist at the University of California, found that an astonishing small quantity of negative ions could kill bacteria and quickly take them out of the air so they were less likely to infect people.
Negative ions are beneficial to human body in four major ways:
Reprinted from "Economy Daily News" – January 30, 2002
(A) Strengthen the functions of autonomic nerves
(B) Reinforces collagen (tissues that are resilient and tension-related)
(C) Improves the permeability of the cell's prototype plasma membranes (improves metabolism)
(D) Strengthens the body's immune system
Negative ions neutralize pollutants and provide positive effects on health to
• Stimulate the reticulo-endothelial system, a group of defense cells in our bodies that marshal our resistance to disease
• Act on our capacity to absorb and utilize oxygen. Negative ions in the bloodstream accelerate the delivery of oxygen to our cells and tissues
• Speed up oxidation of serotonin (5-hydroxtryptamine) in the blood. This is well known to have far reaching effects on mood, pain relief and sexual drive.
Scientific tests have revealed that the ratio of negative to positive ions should be between 1.02 to 0.98 and the air's composition of negative ions should range between 1000-1500/cm3. Measurements have shown that the number of negative ions decreases to 200/cm3 in a closed room containing several people
Salt is naturally hygroscopic, meaning it attracts moisture from the air, absorbing it through the warmth of the lamp and then purifies the salt crystals before generating natural energizing negative ions back into the air that you’re breathing. These energizing ions are what nature releases in its mountain waterfalls and beaches…Fresh and Pure!
People used salt rock crystal for Salt Therapy (also known as halotherapy) is a natural therapy that has been practiced since the 18th century, especially in the salt rock cave called speleotherapy (cave therapy). Until now, there are still many salt rock caves all over the world and they still provide halotherapy. However, people live in urban life are not easy to go there; thus, put the salt crystal lamp at home (or office) and apply appropriate heat source is good and convenient replacement to achieve near salt therapy (near-halotherapy). Salt crystal lamp is not only a nature adornment art but also release negative ions to clean the air.
7. What is the effective range of the salt therapy applied in the intelligent healing salt crystal lamp?
For conventional salt crystal lamps, dealers often claimed what weight of salt crystal can be available for what size of the space in the room; however, it’s not an appropriate statement in that the negative ions wouldn’t distribute evenly in the space, they followed the theory of mass transportation which the concentration gradient of anions are highly connection with the distance.
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Salt crystals absorb humidity and may deposit salt, they should be turned on as much as possible to release any moisture. If you don’t need light on, you can turn off it and switch to heat preservation mode. The lamp can be wiped down with a damp cloth. Do not soak the lamp; if the lamp is damp turn it on to dry out. They are not for outdoor use; they are meant for indoor use only.
In order to achieve the effect of near salt therapy (near-halotherapy), put the salt crystal lamp in the place where you often stay as long as possible. For example:
(1) Near a television or computer
(2) Child’s bedroom – can act as a great night light
(4) Hospital rooms
(5) Waiting rooms
(6) Hotel rooms
(7) Massage room
(8) Meditation or Yoga studio
(9) Bathroom – try to leave on at all times
(10) Environments with pets
(11) Indoor smoking areas, and other atmospheric inhibitors
11. Would there be any concerns if the salt crystal lamps be used abroad or sent to friends/relatives who lived abroad?
t should choose appropriate input voltages and frequencies for general light bulb used in different places (see Global Voltage Guide Map). But, our “Intelligent Salt Therapy Engine” of LED module can apply for worldwide ranged from 90V~260V of input (AC) voltage and can convert to 12V of output (DC) voltage.
Global Voltage Guide Map
12. As we know, salt crystal deliquesces easily; what should we do if the leakage happened and how could we prevent it?
For conventional salt crystal lamp, not only the lifespan is short but also provide inadequate heat source for thermal preservation. Thus, make salt crystal hydroscopic easily and happen leakage. Our “Intelligent Salt Therapy Engine” of 3W product is suitable for the max salt crystal weight of 10 Kg; 5W product is suitable for the max salt crystal weight of 30 Kg. For most larger salt crystal body, we can customize it and insert multi-engine of 5W into the salt crystal body. “Intelligent Salt Therapy Engine” guarantees heat preservation when turning off the light and have good thermal distribution around the surface of salt crystal body, most important of all, no leakage happened.
13. Why the appearance of salt crystal color on the photo of product catalogue is a little bit different from the real?
Himalayan salt crystal is the nature crystal rock dated back to 220,000,000 years ago. Every product of salt crystal lamp is unique and is the nature piece of art, it would have slight differences by their appearance of surface, shape, color, crystal grains, strips…etc. Maybe you could also find some places looks like crack or have a tiny dent, please noted that these are not defective products, all are nature crystal attributes of themselves.
Particles less than or equal to 10 micrometers in diameter are so small that they can get into the lungs, potentially causing serious health problems. Ten micrometers is less than the width of a single human hair. Coarse dust particles (PM10) are 2.5 to 10 micrometers in diameter. Fine particulate matter (PM2.5) is an air pollutant that is a concern for people's health when levels in air are high. PM2.5 are tiny particles in the air that reduce visibility and cause the air to appear hazy when levels are elevated.
Source: US EPA
The AQI (Air Quality Index) was developed by the EPA and is used to convey how clean or polluted the air around you is. There are 6 separate AQI levels: Good, Moderate, Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups (USG), Unhealthy, Very Unhealthy, and Hazardous. The thresholds for each category were developed based on established national air quality standards. For more information on the basics of the AQI, click here
Today, Numerous scientific studies have linked particle pollution exposure to a variety of problems, these include:
•Cardiovascular and respiratory diseases (This can contribute to premature death in people with heart or lung disease),
•Nonfatal heart attacks,
•Decreased lung function,
•Increased respiratory symptoms, such as irritation of the airways, coughing or difficulty breathing
Source: Environment Assured, LLC
It must be stressed that the health effects of these fine grains are not yet completely understood. There is no set threshold for when symptoms do occur from where effects are apparent.