Scam VS Truth
TRUTH: The health benefits of negative ions are well known, and their unique properties are what makes an ionic foot bath detoxification so effective. When water is ionized and split into H+ and OH- ions (and sometimes into H3O+ and H2O2 ions), these ions are able to enter the body through the 4,000 large pores of the feet. A detox foot spa offers a way to utilize this opportunity to revitalize and cleanse yourself with all-natural mechanisms.
TRUTH: At this stage, the circulatory and lymphatic systems transport the ions throughout the body. The ions from the foot bath detox neutralize oppositely charged toxins in the cells that are normally slow to exit the body. In this way, all the body's organs can become energized and stimulated to function optimally. The body then rids itself of these toxins through its normal processes of urination, defecation and sweating.
SCAM: The water color change is actually all toxins leaving the body through your feet.
TRUTH: The reaction is a simple chemistry reaction between the fats and mineral salts found on the skin of the feet. The hydrolysis of the water by the electrical current causes a soap-like reaction that changes the color of the water. The color change depends upon the type and amount of salts and fat the person’s body excretes. This accounts for some of the differences in color from person to person.
Health Benefits of Ionic Detoxification
This relaxing and cleansing process assists in eliminating accumulated toxins from the body's free flowing lymphatic system through the 2,000 sweat glands in each foot. Ionic Detoxification Pedicure combines the life-giving properties of water with a specialized bio-electric charge, which enhances and amplifies the body's ability to heal, dramatically increase energy levels and help detoxify your body. The negative ions created during a session are similar to those found in hot springs and other naturally charged water sources known to be beneficial to the to the body.
In a 2009 survey, 126 users of ionic detox systems were asked what specific health benefits they or their clients received from using ionic detox foot bath systems.
Their answers included:
pain relief (42), including less joint stiffness, less headaches, less knee pain, less foot pain, less general muscle pain and more, increased energy (29), improved sleep (23), improved digestion (10), toxin reduction (9), decreased swelling (9), circulatory system improvement (9), reduced weight (8), skin improvements (8), emotional improvements (5), respiratory improvements and much more.
Ionic detox has been known to:
Remove toxins, free radicals and body waste products that can cause health problems (In an Aug. ’04 study by Carlos A. Lopez-Moreno, MD, there was a significant deposit of urea, creatinine and glucose in the foot basin in 12 patients with chronic illnesses.)
In a 2008 study by Center for Research Strategies (crsllc.org), 31 participants underwent ionic detox two times per week for 12 weeks. The amount of aluminum and arsenic in their blood was measured before and after the 12 weeks. The average blood aluminum level decreased by 46% from 79.8 ppb (parts per billion) to 43.1 ppb. The average blood arsenic level decreased 24% from 4.6 ppb to 3.5 ppb.
In a 2002 study by Doctor’s Data in St. Charles, IL, there was an average increase in toxic metals found in the foot basin from nine independent sessions. Here is a list of metals that increased in concentration: Copper: 905%, Aluminum 339%, Lead 233%, Iron 174%, Manganese 140%, Antimony 128%, Cadmium 119%
Raise pH levels. Approximately 95% of people experience a state of acidity in which their blood pH is lower than 7.45, indicating an excess of hydrogen ions. This makes an ideal breeding ground for worms, parasites, microorganisms and other critters that lower body function and cause disease.
Inactivate viruses, bacteria, yeast and fungus
Relieve pain and tension including headaches
Purify the blood and lymph
Increase peripheral circulation.
Stimulate and balance the immune system
Enhance nutrient absorption
Reduce inflammation and unwanted fluid retention
Help clear up skin
Assist in weight loss
Slow down aging and improve body flexibility
Quicken recovery time from disease or injury
Increase oxygen in the body
Rejuvenate and energize your whole body
Legal disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA, and this treatment is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease.