Do you pay attention to television commercials or occasionally watch late night infomercials? If so, you may have heard of detox food pads. The manufacturers and sellers of detox foot patches claim they can improve your health, but do they really work? It all depends.
Before further focusing on detox foot patches and their success, it is important to understand what they are and what they are supposed to do. Detox foot pads are similar to traditional pads and bandages, but they are adhesive. This keeps the pads safely positioned on your feet.
Detox foot pads are made by a number of different manufacturers. Each manufacturer has their own formulas, but many patches contain wood or bamboo vinegar. Although there is not any scientific proof to backup the claims that this ingredient helps to detox the body, many claim success.
Returning back to whether these detox pads work, it is important to look at vitamins and herbs. Whether you visit a health store, department store, or shop online, you will find many herbs that contain the phrase “These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.” With that said, many of these herbs do work and thousands, if not millions, of Americans will attest to it. So, just because a statement has not officially been released, it does not mean that detox foot pads will not work for you.
When trying a new product, it is advised that you read product reviews online. As previously stated, there are many manufacturers of detox foot patches. Pay close attention to these different brands, as you will find a difference. Not all detox foot patches are made with the same ingredients. You can easily see this by visiting Amazon.com and performing a search with “detox foot.” Amazon.com allows ratings and reviews. Some products are rated higher than others.
Reading product reviews is a great way to gauge the success of a product, but proceed with caution when reviewing detox foot pads. You will read, as well as see on infomercials, that the pads change to a dark brown or black color. Most assume this is proof that toxins are being eliminated from the body. There are some claims that this color is due to the mixture of sweat and the above mentioned vinegar, not toxins.
When reading product reviews for detox food pads, to find the best product, instead look for detailed reviews. Avoid those that say “I saw the toxins with my own eyes!” Instead, look for reviews were people discuss an improvement in their health, skin, or overall wellbeing. After all, that is the point of a detox. A detox should leave you feeling like a “new,” person with more energy.
On average, you can purchase a 5-day supply of detox food pads for $15 to $30. For some, this may not seem like a large investment and may be worth the try. If you on a budget and cannot justify spending money on a product that may or may not work, consider more natural or cheaper approaches. Eating organic foods can prevent new toxins from building up, allowing your body to work on eliminating stored ones. Water and juice fasting can be difficult, due to the lack of solid foods, but they are successful and affordable ways to detox your body.