Why is Detoxification So Important For Your Health?
No matter where you live, you are constantly surrounded by harmful toxins, such as synthetic chemicals, heavy metals, pollutants and even preservatives and artificial additives from processed foods and beverages. Since these harmful substances can be all around you every single day, exposure to these toxins is inevitable and if they are allowed to accumulate in your body over an extended period of time, they can negatively impact your overall health.
Heavy metals and other toxins are all around you. You are exposed to them every day through the foods you eat, the water you drink and even the air you breathe. Over time, these toxic substances accumulate in your body and result in serious health issues. Fortunately, your body is equipped with its own natural means of flushing out unwanted toxins thanks to organs such as your liver, skin, kidneys and intestines. However, your body can always use additional support through other means, especially nowadays, when most of our food, water and air are more polluted than ever. One of the best ways to support your body’s natural process of elimination is to use detox foot pads.
What are Detox Foot Pads?
As their name suggests, detox foot pads are fabric pads you can apply on the soles of your feet to support the body’s natural process of detoxification. Based on a centuries-old Japanese tradition, detox foot pads work using osmosis, the chemical process in which molecules – in this case, toxins – get “pulled” or drawn out of the body through the use of semipermeable membranes. This process can be seen in many other organisms, such as in plants. Detox foot pads are filled with potent ingredients that possess natural cleansing properties to support your body’s natural ability to draw out toxins, waste products and impurities. Upon application, the pads harness these natural properties to capture and absorb molecules and toxic elements, which then end up “trapped” on the foot pads themselves.
While it is true that you can put detox pads anywhere on your body, the most highly recommended area to place them is on the soles of the feet. Believed to be your body’s “second heart” by oriental medicine practitioners, your feet contain a natural abundance of nerve endings, sweat glands and pores. Your feet are also known to help support the normal circulation of blood and lymph back up into the torso. These factors, as well as their relatively large surface area, make the feet the ideal site for detoxification. You can even maximize the effect of the detox foot pads by placing them on specific reflex points on your feet.
What Makes Detox Foot Pads So Great at Flushing Our Unwanted Toxins?
Detox foot pads, as their name suggests, are pads you can put on the soles of your feet to support the body’s natural detoxification process. Based on a centuries-old Japanese tradition, these pads work using osmosis, the chemical process in which molecules – in this case, toxins – get “pulled” or drawn out of the body through the use of semipermeable membranes. This process is seen in many other organisms, such as in plants. Upon application, the potent ingredients in detox foot pads capture and absorb toxic elements and molecules, which then end up “trapped” on the pads themselves.
While it is true that you can put the pads anywhere on your body, putting them on the soles of the feet is generally recommended, mainly because of three factors: the abundance of nerve endings, the number of sweat glands and the pores in the area. These three factors, plus their relatively large surface area, make the feet the ideal site for detoxification. You can even place detox foot pads on specific reflex points on your feet to maximize their effect.
What are Groovy Bee® Detox Foot Pads Made Of?
Groovy Bee® Detox Foot Pads are made with the highest-quality ingredients found in nature, some of which have been valued for many generations across different cultures for their health benefits. And to take things one step further, we’ve made sure to use only non-GMO ingredients that are ethically sourced and thoroughly lab-verified for cleanliness and purity. This is done to ensure that we preserve the individual ingredients’ purity and thus guarantee their effectiveness.
Bamboo vinegar is noted for its powerful cleansing and sanitizing properties. For centuries, Japanese people have applied bamboo vinegar topically to cleanse and rejuvenate the skin, eliminate foot odor and support good overall health.
Derived from glucose, dextrin is a water-soluble natural fiber that is known for its adhesive properties. We used it in our detox foot pads as a kind of glue to hold the active ingredients in the foot pads together. Additionally, dextrin can support your body’s natural ability to detox.
Chitin and Chitosan
A natural fibrous polymer found in certain fungi, chitin and its derivative, chitosan are known as excellent biosorbents. Chitin can effectively absorb and accumulate heavy metals and other substances, thereby making it an integral part of the foot pad. Chitosan is also used in emergency wound bandaging to support natural healing.
Picked from trees native to Asia, loquat leaves are naturally abundant in iron, calcium and other phytonutrients. Because of their impressive nutrient levels, loquat leaves have been utilized in traditional folk remedies for ages. Often used as a natural detox agent, loquat leaves are packed with potent antioxidants, such as vitamins A and C, which support good overall health. They also contain beneficial acids that support healthy fluid secretion.
A natural silicate mineral, tourmaline is a semi-precious gemstone that is known for supporting a healthy mood and normal sleep quality. It is also known to support the body’s natural detoxification process, which is why it is often found in detox foot pads.
One of the most important nutrients your body needs for optimal health and well-being, vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can protect your skin against oxidative damage and support its health.
Minus Ion Powder
Beaches and other sources of water contain high concentrations of negative ions, which are particles that are good for your overall health and leave you feeling refreshed. The negative ions in minus ion powder act as molecular magnets for many toxins by effectively “mopping” up these toxins using ionic chemical bonds.
Zeolite is a microporous mineral best-known for its outstanding ability to absorb or physically trap toxins, heavy metals and other harmful substances.
A natural preservative of sorts, vegetable fiber helps prolong the shelf life of the other ingredients in detox foot pads, thereby preventing them from breaking down and ensuring that they retain their potent properties.
How to use Groovy Bee® Detox Foot Pads
Gently peel back the adhesive paper off the foot pad.
Apply the adhesive side of one pad to the bottom of each foot. You can even place your foot pads over specific reflex points to support the healthy functions of specific organs.
Leave the pads in place while sleeping, or for at least eight hours.
In the morning, remove and discard the pads. Use soap and water to thoroughly clean the soles of your feet.
The Health Ranger Store is here to help give your body additional support with Groovy Bee® Detox Foot Pads. Each of our premium detox foot pads uses safe, high-quality and ethically-sourced ingredients to support your body’s natural detoxification process while you sleep. Some of these ingredients include loquat leaf, zeolite, chitin, bamboo vinegar, tourmaline, vitamin C and more. Groovy Bee® Detox Foot Pads contain no gluten or GMOs and have not been tested on animals. They are also vegan and have been rigorously lab tested for glyphosate, heavy metals and microbiology.
** Note: It is recommended that you place the pads across the arch of each foot first before moving on to other spots. Make sure they touch as much surface of your skin as possible. You can keep the foot pads in place by wearing tight-fitting but comfortable socks, especially if you tend to move a lot in your sleep. The source for my information is from the Groovy Bee company.