There are many foot pads out on the market that claim to be able to get rid of the toxins and poisons in your body when applied to your feet. One of the most popular pads, Kinoki Detox Foot Pads, claims to be able to restore the natural balance in your body, remove any toxins, and revitalize your energy. Other detox foot pads also claim to be able to boost your immune system, lower your body's stress, improve the quality of your sleep, and relieve pain like arthritis. Detox foot pads have always been a big deal in the news and fingers have been pointed in every direction when it comes to whether the pads work or not. With all the nay-saying and "you have to try it to believe it" being passed around can be quite confusing.

Are detox foot pads a scam? Popular belief around scientists and health experts is YES, they are scam. The age-old belief that toxin adhesive pads work through reflexology is considered by western medicine a complete fallacy and all products claiming to work through this method is a "fake" or "scam". The concept around the foot detox pads are they made with the wisdom of ancient Asian and Japanese cultures. They are made with variety of ingredients including Tourmaline, bamboo vinegar, and wood vinegar. Combined, these ingredients are able to help the body release the toxins and waste. The ancient cultures believed that through reflexology. Simply put , the ancient idea behind reflexology and extracting toxins like heavy metals is completely ludicrous.

The basic instructions of detox foot pads is to apply them to your feet and leave them on overnight. When you wake up, you'll take off the pads and notice that they've discolored and grown darker. This is supposedly a sign that they worked and pulled the toxins, heavy metals, and other nasty stuff from your body through your feet.

The companies selling detox products have no scientific research to back their claim that the pads work. All the "proof" the manufacturers have is that the pads discolor and the testimonials of customers who have used them in the past . Well, through "actual" research and studies, it turns out the ingredients used to make detox pads will react to any liquid or hydration. Just by poring a little water onto the pad, you'll make it turn dark and brown. So, by connection, while the detox pad is on your foot, if you sweat, you will naturally discolor it too.

With everything in life though, you have to take all information given you with a grain of salt. Some people have receieved real results through detox foot pads and you can't ignore that fact. So, if you are thinking about trying a detox pad regimen, it never hurts to try. If you are one of those people who see actual results, it won't be a "scam" to you.