Detox foot patches are pads that you stick at the bottom of your feet (at a rate of a pad a day), sometimes for 30 consecutive days. Makers of the detox foot patches suggest that the vinegar imbibed pads draw toxins out of the body while you sleep at night. Is this really true? Well, let’s find out more.
Do Detox Foot Patches Work?
As mentioned above, these pads contain natural ingredients such as vinegar or other plants or herb matter. Some doctors claim that these natural ingredients emit infrared energy that helps boost cell functioning and pull toxins such as lead and arsenic from our organism. It is claimed that the change in color of the pads suggests the presence of trapped toxins, which in turn reveals the effectiveness of the pads in removing toxins from the body.
However, whether this is true or false is left to anyone’s interpretation because of lack of medical proof. That said, most detox foot pad manufacturers offer money back guarantees to fend off the possible skepticism.
Detox Foot Patches & Sensitive Body Areas
A large manufacturer of these foot pads warns against using the products to cover sensitive body parts. For example, according to the manufacturer, the pads are not to be used on open wounds, or to cover your eyes in hopes of removing toxins from such areas. Doing so may present health risk such as irritation, or worse, infection.
Detox Foot Patches & Fatigue
If you have been using these detox foot patches and have noticed that your level of fatigue has picked up, this is normal. It may simply have to do with the fact that users of the pads (according to one manufacturer) require more sleep as their body goes thru the process of cleansing and toxin removal.
Foot Patch & Joint Pain
Another side effect of the foot patches might be joint pain. This is explained by another manufacturer as follows: your body might be going through a healing crisis as the toxin removal process kicks into gear. This may in turn cause a temporary shock to your body, which is reflected upon your joints. The manufacturer suggests that these joint pains are however ephemeral, and should subside rather promptly.
Detox Foot Pads & Joint Pregnancy
Manufacturers of detox foot patches advise pregnant women to stay away from the pads until their third trimester (at least). However, these manufacturers do not provide an explanation as to why the use of the pads may not be safe during the first two trimesters of the pregnancy. Suffice to say that if you are pregnant, you should err on the side of safety, and use these pads only during your last 3 months.
As highlighted above, there is no scientific evidence that detox foot patches work, or do not work. However, there’s enough reviews from real people out there who claim that the pads do provide some type of healing. If you are curious, you should try it for yourself; just remember to get one that offers a money back guarantee. Good Luck!