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Detox Foot Pads, Do they really work?

Updated on January 27, 2011

My Research Journey

Yesterday while out picking up a few personal items and grocery shopping, I ran into an after holiday bin with marked down items. In the bin was a package of 4 detoxification foot pads marked down to $1.00. I was amazed that they had been so heavily discounted, after seeing ads all over the place for foot pads ranging from $10 to $30.00 or more. I decided I’d give it a try since they were only a dollar, and if they didn’t work, it wouldn’t be a huge loss. I tossed them in my basket and didn’t think about them again, until right before bedtime.

I read the instructions, and then opened up the packages. They reeked. The contents of the pad stunk but hey I still decided to give it a try. I applied the pads to the bottom of clean feet, and went to bed. When I woke up this morning, I felt strangely relaxed, and well rested. I even felt energized, and I don’t know if it were the effects of the pads, or just my subconscious expecting something to happen. So the first thing I decided to do was find out more, about them before I try the last two, or go back to the discount bin, and see if there are any left.

So today I spent my morning scouring Google, to find out what exactly was in those stinky pads, and how they work. The first thing I learned was that the Pads were based on Reflexology. Reflexology according to is, “…The practice of applying pressure to the feet and hands utilizing specific thumb, finger and hand techniques without the use of oil, cream or lotion based on a system of zones and reflex areas that reflect an image of the body on the feet and hands with a premise that such work effects a physical change in the body.”

Research lead me to all types of diagrams, and went into details about body zones and acupuncture, and that these theories were used in ancient Egypt, China and Japan.


Secondly according to the pad makers the pads pull toxins out of your body, and gradually overtime the toxins pulled out will decrease. Apparently I must have had a toxin Heyday because my pads were really dark after my first use. They also said useage would give energy back, and that's exactly how I felt this morning.

According to

“These tree extract plaster helps to cleanse your body's waste products in an easy, trouble-free and painless way. Just wrap one sheet of plaster on the sole of your foot before going to bed, and allow it to work while you are asleep. The color of the sheet will change according to the condition of your health. Those with health problems will notice the sheets are initially darker the following morning. With regular use, the sheets will progressively get lighter and lighter, indicating a steady improvement in your health. The patch can also be applied to specific problems on localised parts of the body, such as the wrist, knee, shoulder, ankle, and groin”

I have to admit learning more about them have piqued my interest.During my research I also stumbled upon links with people saying it worked for them and they absolutely love them and others who say it's just a scam. I can only speak for myself. I tried it, and after 1 day I felt a difference. I will definitely go back to see if I can find more in that bargain bin, and my message to others is, "Don't knock it, until you try it!"

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      sturner1 6 years ago from Georgia

      They worked for me as well. I'm glad your results were great, and for someone with kidney disease these patches could be very worth while.

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      petunia 6 years ago

      tried them last night, and woke up this morning...feeling great, for the first time in a long time, the patches were black and the smell was putrid, but thinking about it glad these toxins are not in my system anymore,,as i have chronic kidney disease, am glad that something is able to help possibly get rid of what the kidneys cant get rid of,,,will wait and see