FAQ #1: What is a negative ion?

When atoms come into contact with other atoms, electrons can potentially transfer between them. An atom thus can become electrically charged. If it is positively charged, then it is called a positive ion. If it is negatively charged, then it is a negative ion. Increasing pollution, in the form of air, water, or electromagnetic field (EMFs), create excessive positive ions which can lead to health conditions such as headache, insomnia, fatigue, respiratory issues and a host of other symptoms. Negative ions, an antioxidant, can neutralize this effect. Negative ions are often called the "vitamins in the air" because of this unique ability. 

FAQ #2: How is negative ion beneficial?

Have you heard of an antioxidant? If you have, it is most likely recommendations to eat more healthy fruits, such as berries, and vegetables, such as kale, that have anti-aging and anti-inflammatory effects. What causes aging and inflammation are free radicals which ravage the cells by taking their electrons. A free radical does that because it is trying to stabilize itself after losing electrons. When your body has sufficient negative ions, it will give a free radical what it needs and the process will break the chain reaction of taking electrons from the cells of the body. Not surprisingly, a negative ion is the scientific term for an antioxidant. What may be hard for people to comprehend is that you can actually get antioxidant not just from food but from the clothing you wear. We will explore how next week. 

Typically, we can get antioxidants from eating healthy fruits and vegetables such as kale, spinach and berries which all measured high ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) units which measures antioxidant power of foods. US Department of Agriculture publishes a list of foods and their ORAC value. Antioxidants are really negative ions with their ability to donate extra electrons to neutralize harmful free radicals that damage cells. Nefful's negative ion fiber, Neoron, has the propensity to grab electrons when it comes into friction with air or other materials and making itself negatively charged. The negative static charge or negative ions are absorbed by the largest organ of our body which is the skin. Neoron, therefore, is really an antioxidant that delivers beneficial negative ions to our body to keep our cells  charged with proper electrical voltage.

Negative ion is simply an atom that is electrically charged due to the extra electron it carries. Electricity is really the flow of electrons. When Neoron generates negative ions through friction by rubbing with other materials or the skin, negative ions are transferred and absorbed by the skin, the largest organ of our body. Our skin also has about 360 acupuncture pressure points which facilitate the movement of electrons into the body. Through these acupuncture points and meridians in the body, the negative ions provide the electricity that the body needs in the cells. 

There are many different ways to get negative ions. Neoron is certainly not the only one. Just to name a few, there are negative ion air purifiers, refrigerators, bracelets, and yes, even clothing and bedding. However, these products generate negative ions either by plugging into an electrical outlet or take naturally occurring negative ions from gemstones like Tourmaline, grind them into powder, and infuse them into products. If placed onto clothing, after 50+ washes, they will wash off and no longer effective. Nefful's Neoron fiber, however, is the only negative ion fibers that will ALWAYS generate negative ions as long as the fiber is not damaged. I have seen products over 27 years old that still generate negative static charges. Some of my personal products are over 10 years old and still work fine though not as strong as the initial 5 years due to normal wear and tear. That's why it is also important to replenish your products, especially undergarments, after 5 years to ensure you are still getting the necessary minimum daily negative ions of 2000 per cubic centimeter.

Most people experienced sticker shock when they first learn about the price of Nefful products. Let's step back first on how we evaluate the price of anything. In our heads, we determine its perceived value and equate to how much we are willing to pay for it. If you have no idea what this product can do for you, you will put a price tag on it similar to any other off the rack clothing/bedding products that you see in the stores. It takes time to appreciate Nefful's value but let's first see why its price range is relatively high from the cost perspective.

  • Every piece of Nefful product is made in Japan where both materials and labor costs are high
  • It takes about 120-180 days to make a piece of clothing compare to a few days to make a cotton t-shirt
  • Long production time therefore limits amount that can be produced
  • U.S. imposed high tariff on imports from Japan ranging from 15% to as high as 32%

Now, if you have personally experienced its health benefits and the fact that it is a durable good that always generate negative ions as long as you care for it properly, you will see that it is very economical to invest in Nefful products. There is really no price you can put on health but if you were to calculate the return on investment with the blanket, you will see that it would cost you about $.50/day for our dual purpose blanket cover that retails for $1850. However, if you add up the health savings from medical bills and prescriptions, the value far outweighs the costs. Don't forget to also include the time you saved from medical visits and the personal value you would put on past aches and pains that you no longer suffer from. A full set of investment in Nefful is the most economical and wisest investment you can make for your health.