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Detox Foot PadsHEALTH GOODS
Wake up refreshed by putting these on the soles of your feet overnight!
Japanese Detox foot pads are filled with natural minerals, acids, and crystals such as wood vinegar, tourmaline, pearl powder and chitosan, that promote detoxifying and cleansing of the body. Detoxification is the removal of toxins from the body, such as heavy metals (lead, mercury, arsenic, etc.).
Benefits of Japanese Detox Foot Pads
Our bodies fill up with toxins throughout our daily lives, from the food we eat, the air we breathe and the water we drink. Removal of these toxins can improve our health and makes us feel healthier, livelier and more relaxed.
These detox foot pads from Japan promote the removal of harmful substances that accumulate in the body, such as lead, mercury, etc. and thus can promote health. They can alleviate stress, relieve muscular and joint pain, reduce swelling due to edema (water retention), enhance the quality of sleep and promote blood circulation. Japanese Detox Foot Pads can also help people suffering from arthritis and rheumatism, and can improve sleep patterns and stiffness.
H.E.C. Group’s Detox Foot Pads are full of negative ions, which are negatively charged particles in the air that are believed to alleviate stress, ease the symptoms of various diseases and even alleviate depression. They can also promote alpha waves.
What are they?
Detox Foot Pads are small pads that are affixed to the soles of your feet (or elsewhere on your body) that work to absorb harmful toxins from your body while you sleep. They contain distilled wood vinegar, as well as tourmaline, glycolic acid, pearl powder, chitosan and pure silica and other ingredients.
How do Detox Foot Pads work?
The wood vinegar in the pad acts like a sponge, drawing harmful toxins out of your body through the skin. The glycolic acid works as an exfoliant to open up the pores, and the chitosan is said to revitalize cells.
These thermographs show the changes in foot temperature before, during and after application of the detox foot pad. The cooler colours (green->blue) show low blood circulation. The warmer colours (yellow->red) show increased blood circulation in the feet. See Test Results for more detailed explanation.
As you can see from the thermographs, the detox foot pads can help to improve blood circulation in the body.
Main Ingredients of Detox Foot Pads from Japan
This is a natural crystal and contains a small amount of a natural mineral which is essential to the human body. It is also effective in generating negative ions and improving the blood circulation of the body by the far-infrared effect.
This is a polysachharide which is extracted and purified from Chitin (a polysaccharide found in the shells of sea crustaceans such as crabs). It is hypoallergenic and amongst other health benefits has natural anit-bacterial properties.
- Wood Vinegar
This can improve blood circulation and has detoxifying properties.
- Pearl Powder
Contains amino acids and minerals and has absorption properties.
Application of Detox Foot Patches
The Japanese detox foot pads are very easy to apply and very comfortable when worn.
- Remove the foot sheet from the transparent bag.
- Attach the side with writing to the adhesive sheet and apply them to the sole of the foot.
- They can be applied not just to the sole of the foot, but anywhere you please (except on an open cut or wound).
They are easily removed just by pulling off the adhesive sheet.
Why attach Detox Pads to the feet?
In the ancient Chinese art of acupuncture it’s well known that the feet are a prime location for acupuncture points, with more than 60 of the 360 points over the entire body. Areas on the soles of the feet affect the stomach, intestines, kidney, knee, shoulders as well as many other internal organs.
Therefore it makes perfect sense to use this area for overall body cleansing.
Of course they can be attached to specific problem areas, for example the small of the back to help relieve back pain, etc.
What are negative ions and why is something negative a good thing?
Particles in the air, such as dust, spores, pollen, etc. have a positive or negative charge attached to them (due to the imbalance of electrons and protons at a nuclear level). Positively charged ions are considered to actually have a negative effect on the body and mind, while negative ions can relieve tiredness. improve mood and even in extreme cases alleviate depression.
Negative ions are created through the breaking apart of air molecules due to radiation (from the sun) and moving water and air. They are in abundance around areas of moving water such as beaches and waterfalls, which would help to explain why we generally feel happier and more relaxed in these locations.
It’s also been shown that negative ions can help keep perishable foods fresher longer and improve air quality.
H.E.C. Group’s Japanese detox foot pads contain a high concentration of Negative Ions which increases their refreshing and detoxification effects.
Purpose : To evaluate the effects of Detox Foot Pads by the temperature of the sole.
Subject : Natural Sap Foot Care Sheet
Measuring Instrument : Thermo Tracer (TH7102 WR) (Manufacturer:NEC)
Test : Change of skin temeprature due to application of “Detox Foot Pad”
Method 1 : To set the room temperature to 26-27°C and put the detox foot pad on the sole of the right foot.
Results 1 : The temperature of the sole was 29-30°C before applying the detox foot pad.
Picture 1 : Before application of the Detox Foot Pad .
Method 2 : Measure the sole of the temperature after 30 minutes of applying the detox foot pad.
Results 2 : The temperature of the sole decreased to 26-27°C after 30 minutes of applying the detox foot pad. This was the same as the room temperature and an aluminium sheet was used to block out the infrared rays of the sole. However, around the detox foot pad, especially between the toes, the temperature increased to 31°C. Also, the part between the left toes, where there was no detox foot pad, also increased to 31°C.
Picture 2 : 30 minutes after application of the “Detox Foot Pad”
Method 3 : After 3 hours, the detox foot patch is removed and the temperature of the sole is measured again.
Results 3 : The temperature of the right sole (where the detox foot pad had been applied) had increased about 2°Cs. Also the temperature between the toes o fthe left food has increased slightly.
Picture 3 : 3 Hours after application of the detox foot pad.
Method 4 : After 1, and then 2 hours of the removal of the detox foot pad, the temperature of the sole was measured.
Results 4 : After 1 hour the temperature between the toes had increased and after a further one hour the increased temperature was returning to normal.
Picture 4a : After 1 hour
Picture 4b : After 2 hours
Change of the skin surface temperature during and after “Detox Foot Pad” application
|Examination Male subject|
|Room temperature||26°C – 27°C|
|After 1 hour||1°C Increase|
|After 3 hour||2°C Increase|
|3-hour progress after removal||Warm 1°C – 2°C|
*Measuring device: Thermostat tracer
(NEC SANEI CO LTD make/TH7102 WR)
The detox foot pads should not be put onto an open cut, wound, sore or around the eyes. As with all natural remedies and alternative health products the effects can vary from person to person.
The detox foot pads are personal care products and not a medical product.The information here is for educational purposes and no claims are made for the treatment, curing or prevention of any diseases.