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- There are pads that claim to remove toxins from the feet.
- There is not a lot of research on different types of foot pads and patches.
- Some benefits have been suggested by anecdotal evidence.
Detox foot we have found the most effective:
Dr. Group Japanese foot pads.
Our experience working with foot pads is summarized in this experts guide. We looked at the benefits and side effects of foot pads, as well as how they work.
In This Guide
Body Detox Protocols
What are the benefits of using foot pads?
The idea behind the foot pads is that certain ingredients can draw toxins from the body so that they can be expelled through sweat from the bottom of the feet.
The sole of the feet is used to clean out waste and toxic materials because the nerves in the body end are located at the bottom of the feet. The idea of using the feet to cleanse the body is what most detox foot pads are based on.
Different foot pads work in different ways to remove toxins. The ingredients, concepts and materials used in the making of the foot pads are different. The benefits of the foot pads can be affected by this. There are a number of foot pads that can increase blood circulation, such as the bamboo vinegar foot patch, and there are other foot pads that can boost the immune system, such as the reflexology foot pads.
What do you mean by “detached foot pads”?
Foot pads that stick to your feet and are applied to the sole of your feet before you sleep are called “detox foot pads”. The ingredients in the foot pads have the ability to attract and bind to toxins on one hand, as well as increase the blood circulation to the feet on the other hand. The toxins are being drawn into the feet so they can be absorbed by the foot pads.
Is it possible that the Detox Foot Pads really work?
For hundreds of years, Asian people have used foot pads to cleanse their bodies. Anecdotal evidence, testimonials and reviews suggest that some people did feel a difference after using detox foot pads, particularly in regards to improved sleep and better circulation to their feet. There are different reviews for different foot pads. This can create confusion. Some of the foot pads are different than others. There aren’t standards or regulations. If you’re considering trying out a product such as the detox foot pads, it’s always best to get them from a trusted source that does the work and research, and that guarantees the product high quality and customer satisfaction.
Our experience with the pads was positive.
Our experience with detox foot pads is mainly based on Dr. Group patented far infrared japanese foot pads as a part of our natural body cleanse protocols that deal with high level of toxins.
Many people that used Dr. Group foot pads before bedtime, reported improved sleep, better blood circulation and higher energy levels in the morning. These results are not surprising, considering that these detox foot pads stimulate reflexology zones. A meta-analysis study that evaluated the effectiveness of foot reflexology on fatigue and sleep found foot reflexology useful to relieve fatigue and to promote sleep (4).
As you can see above, in a lot of these cases, people were actually able to see the released toxins absorbed into the pads in the morning.
Some people that had swollen feet and ankles due to water retention and edema issues, reported a noticeable relief the following day: less swelling with their feet feeling lighter.
How do Japanese foot pads work?
Dr. Group japanese foot pads are based on far infrared technology that stimulates 60 reflexology acupuncture points on the feet. The patented foot pads (US patent 8317762) are designed to promote natural detoxification of toxic waste such as heavy metals, pesticides and other toxins from the body, and support healthy circulation.
The patented formula uses a combination of natural organic ingredients known for their ability to absorb and bind to toxic metals and toxins, support healthy circulation, and remove toxins and waste from the body, and include: zeolite, sporopollenin, organic wood vinegar, organic bamboo vinegar, organic agaricus blazei murrill, tourmaline gemstone, amethyst gemstone, organic loquat leaf, organic dokudami-houttuynia cordata.
The formula is 100% plant based vegan with no animal by-products such as shellfish or allergens that may cause sensitivities to some people.
When it comes to the best detox foot pads and patches, we found Dr. Group Japanese foot pads the best we have tested, especially considering the consistent positive detox foot pads benefits reported with no detox foot pads side effects we are aware of. Dr. Group has conducted an extensive research on the effectiveness and safety of his detox foot pads (see research) and they also come with a 180 days money back guarantee.
The experience with Dr. Group japanese foot pads was summarized in this way.
Benefits & Best Uses
: most of the detox foot pads benefits reported were related to improved sleep. When the foot pads were included as a part of our body cleanse protocols, many people reported better sleep. Having a good sleep when you detox is very important so your body can better heal and recover. It can be challenging at times. For this reason, we found these reports of the detox foot pads ability to promote better sleep as a key benefit of the detox foot pads; definitely a much healthier natural alternative to many sleeping pills or sedatives that can cause dependence, addiction and further sleep issues (3).
More energy: the second most reported benefit after the better sleep was more energy and higher clarity, especially after the initial 7 days of using the detox foot pads daily. As mentioned, this may be related to the improved sleep.
The body cleanse effectiveness can be improved.
: many people that also used the detox foot pads between their body cleanses 2-3 times a week as maintenance, reported prolonged benefits from their body cleanse.
The cleanse is gentle and without the symptoms of detoxing.
: based on our practice and research we haven’t heard of any incidence where using the japanese detox foot pads led to any symptoms of detoxing. Many body cleanse, detox protocols and detox diets can increase the rate toxins are released into the bloodstream. When the rate of these released toxins is more than what your body can normally handle, you may feel sick. This is common and known as a healing crises. Signs and symptoms of detoxing can be similar to flu-like symptoms and may include skin rashes, acne breakout, irritability, moodiness, depression, fatigue, muscle and joint pain, body aches, sleep disruption, headache, digestive issues such as bloating, gas, constipation or diarrhea, nausea and other withdrawal symptoms. If you think you have these symptoms, or want to prevent these as a part of your body cleanse, see the colon cleanse section in the next section.
How do you get rid of toxins in your body?
Natural body cleanse protocols support the three primary organs of the body: the colon, liver and kidneys. Most body cleanse protocols take these into consideration as part of the cleanse, either at the same time, or by the different steps of the body cleanse protocol.
Here is a summary of how to cleanse your body of toxins.
When to use during a body cleanse.
The colon is the primary organ in the body that removes toxins and waste from the body. Many people experience a healing crisis when they try to cleanse or cleanse their body.
Removing the toxic waste buildup before you start to detox your body by doing an oxygen colon cleanse (Oxy-Powder) was shown to make a significant difference in minimizing many of these side effects and is considered a common best practice in most detox protocols. The overnight colon cleanse recipe is a good example, and it is designed to cleanse your colon quickly and safely by removing these toxins and accumulated waste buildup as you sleep.
To learn more about natural colon cleanse, see: colon cleanse.
How many times a year do you support the health of the bile duct and gallbladder?
One of the liver main function is to clear toxins and poisons from the blood, by converting toxins into harmless substances or by making sure they are released from the body (1).
For this reason, natural liver and gallbladder cleanse protocols are very popular and are considered body cleanse staples when it comes to improving the liver’s ability to better remove toxins from the body. Most liver cleanse protocols take about a week and include specific diet and liver cleansing herbs to support liver health and regeneration, naturally soften and dissolve gallstones, and detoxify fatty deposits and buildup in the gallbladder.
To learn more about natural gallbladder and liver cleanse, see: how to detox your liver.
How many times a year do you support the health of the kidneys?
The kidneys play a key role in filtering and detoxifying the blood, producing 1 to 2 quarts of urine every day that is composed of wastes and extra fluid. In addition, normal kidney function is essential for keeping a healthy levels of key electrolytes such as sodium, potassium, and phosphate (2).
A natural cleanse to support a healthy kidneys function is one of the best practices for a body cleanse. Increasing your water consumption for about a week is one of the most common ways to cleanse your body of toxins and build up of uric acid.
To learn more about natural kidney cleanse, see: how to detox your kidneys.
Is it possible to cleanse your body through your feet?
The concept of promoting health through the feet can be found in many different traditional medicine and remedies all over the world. One of the most popular home remedies is a foot bath to remove toxins from the body.
It’s a good idea to cleanse feet with apple cider vinegar before sleep.
Feet are washed with apple cider vinegar.
- Warm distilled water is used to mix apple cider vinegar.
- Apple cider vinegar can be used on its raw unpasteurized form.
- The temperature of the water should be within the range of the body temperature.
- The feet should be soaked 5-15 minutes a week.
- Do not wait, if you feel irritation, do it now. Proceed with the next step if you remove your feet from the apple cider solution.
- Put your feet in warm water and dry thoroughly.
- The foot pads should be applied.
Important: Apple cider vinegar is very acidic, with a pH level of around 3 which can cause irritation to your feet if used undiluted. For this reason, always dilute the apple cider vinegar by mixing it with distilled water.
It is best to start with lower concentration of apple cider vinegar to water and gradually increase the amount of apple cider vinegar as you gain more experience on the way it feels. A safe place to start is 1:10 ratio: 3 ounces of apple cider vinegar mixed with 30 ounces of water.
How many times do you need to cleanse the body?
There is no formula that can tell you how often to cleanse your body, but here are a few helpful guidelines.
- Each body cleanse step can take anywhere between 1-6 weeks, and most protocols are made of different steps.
- The time of each step depends on the individual’s response. It’s important to know how to read the signs your body is sending you during a cleanse. You can adjust your tuning based on the way your body responds to the cleanse.
- The amount of your body cleanse depends on what happens between the body cleanse and your next cleanse. Your ability to maintain a healthy lifestyle after the cleanse is completed is important.
- To help with the maintenance, a strategy many people find very useful is doing mini cleanses for 1-2 days every other week or so. A good example is doing the overnight colon cleanse over the weekend, or using detox foot pads 1-2 times a week after the initial cleanse is completed.
Kinoki Foot Pads
A summary of our review on kinoki foot pads can be found here.
- Many people did not notice any benefits after using kinoki foot pads.
- We were not able to find enough documentation on the exact ingredients, research data and how they work to explain why they were included in the footpad.
- There is no customer support number or clear details on the money back guarantee.
- Support for weight loss and boosting your metabolism are not supported by the products.
The minimum standards for a natural product were not met by kinoki foot pads.
Body relief foot pads, revive detoxify foot pads and other foot pads were concerns we had the same. We couldn’t find a website or a reliable source of information in our research. It’s difficult to get information on the ingredient used, source, effectiveness, safety testing, return policy and more.
Why do Detox Foot Pads turn black?
The idea behind the foot pads is that certain ingredients can cause toxins to leave the body. They can be expelled by sweat from the bottom of their feet. The toxins may cause the foot pads to turn black, brown, or yellow.
Weight Loss Foot Pads.
We couldn’t find any evidence to support the weight loss foot pads connection, including the impact of foot pads on metabolism, blood sugar levels, diabetes, fat loss, etc.
There are references to the Detox foot pads.
- U.S. National Library of Medicine – Liver (1).
- National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases – Your Kidneys and How They Work (2).
- Weaver MF. Prescription Sedative Misuse and Abuse. The Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine. 2015;88(3):247-256. (3).
- Effects of foot reflexology on fatigue, sleep and pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis (4).