What are detox foot pads, and do they work?
Detox foot patches are all the rage as a way to cleanse, detoxify and enhance your wellbeing - through the soles of your feet. But how effective are they at living up to the claims?
If you're feeling run down, sluggish and have less 'get up and go' than what you used to, then you might have read about using foot patches to help you get back to your best again. They're based on the principle of reflexology, and made from bamboon vinegar - patches with a similar appearance to that of a flat tea bag - and stuck to the soles of your feet overnight when the detoxifying process takes place whilst you sleep. They're said to help reduce toxins such as pollution and heavy metals in the body, restore vitality, boost energy and help you get a good night's sleep, amongst other things.
How well do detox foot pads work?
Some people say that the patches don't make them feel as refreshed as they had expected, but perhaps they haven't been used long enough to give a fair trial. The general consensus is that using detox foot pads overnight for 5-10 days can help you feel brighter, more refreshed, active and also go so far as easing joint pain, although that is not a noted effect of the patches. Many users also reported a better night's sleep.
Read reviews of our pick of detox foot patches here.
To apply the patches, you simply peel off the adhesive backing and apply the patch to the backing, on the arch of clean feet. It's best to wear socks over the top of the pads to stop them from coming off in the night. The pads go on clean, but when you wake up they'll have turned dark brown and have a very vinegary, yeasty smell to them almost like Bovril. The darker the patches, the more toxins have been removed. Continue to use the patches every day until they are less brown the next day.
Choosing the right foot patches for you.
We recommend checking out Sleeptox branded foot patches if you're looking for a reputable detox patch.
Sleeptox Detox Foot patches are made from a traditional blend of Wood Vinegar Extract, Bamboo Vinegar Extract, Chitin, Tourmaline, Vitamin C, Vegetable Fiber, Minus Ion Powder, Dextrin, designed to draw out toxins through the feet overnight in a similar way to reflexology.
So do they work?
The reviews speak for themselves. Whilst not everyone will see enormous benefits from using this type of detox method, people are certainly noticing a difference in the way they feel. Click here to read more reviews on Sleeptox Detox Foot Pads.