The newly discovered pink salt in the Himalayas is now widely known for its multiple health benefits. This king of salts contains magnesium, calcium, potassium, and iron. It offers a lot more advantages than the regular table salt.
Consuming the pink salt is proven to be very beneficial, but some say simply displaying it in your room proves to be good for your health too. Some people have been using chunks of this salt to make small lamps, and buyers who suffer from allergies, migraines, insomnia, and skin conditions say the lamps make them feel better.
Physical science professor G. S. Rahi says that the salt, being an ionic compound, has direct effects on human health.
Professor Rahi says, “As all living systems (including human beings) are bioelectric in nature, the electrically charged particles affect the way we feel and act.”
The Fayetteville State University professor further shared that atmospheric ions the salt gives off can either improve one’s efficiency, emotions, health, and general well-being. That is why placing the salt-made lamps anywhere in the house is advisable as they can help minimize the clutter of unhealthy positive ions.
Pierce Howard, PhD, agrees. He believes negative ions are not good for our bodies, so it would be best to place the salt lamps in the corners of your home to help shoo away harmful negative ions. According to him, “Generally speaking, negative ions increase the flow of oxygen to the brain, resulting in higher alertness, decreased drowsiness, and more mental energy. 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.”
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But not everyone is convinced that these claims are true. Because salt compound (NaCl) doesn’t contain an oxygen atom, people say that it doesn’t have the ability to improve air quality, nor is it able to perform ionization.
For a lamp to release significant level of negative ions, it has to have a surplus of these molecules, but no such surplus was found in the salt lamp.
Negative Ions Information Center conducted a test to confirm if the lamps do have such impressive health benefits, but based on the results, it turned out they do not emit meaningful levels of negative ions like what is previously asserted.
While it’s pretty obvious that the lamps can pass as an eye-catching decoration and give your room that romantic ambiance, we’re not so sure if they can really help you get away with those sleepless nights.