Eastern medicine is the oldest, continually practiced medicine throughout the world and one that has a clear understanding of the importance of detoxification. For more than 5,000 years, Eastern medicine practitioners have placed a focus on balance and harmony of both the mind and body. The Japanese have been using methods of detoxification, including detoxifying foot pads to improve circulation, fight off fatigue, increase metabolism, and release toxins from the body for an overall wellness of being for years. Detoxifying allows the body to fight off a variety of ailments, especially when doing so with the natural healing powers that come from organic substances.
The catalyst that is used in our Detoxifying Foot Pads starts with wood and bamboo vinegar extracts that are known to possess a unique property that allows for the absorption of harmful bodily toxins. It has been found that by combining several powerful healing elements and applying them directly on the body via foot pads, one can prevent a harmful accumulation of toxins in the body and actually drain-out the toxins onto the foot pads.
Primary Ingredients in Detoxifying Foot Pads
The two main ingredients in our Detoxifying Foot Pads are Tourmaline and Bamboo Vinegar. Highly concentrated and of the purest quality, each packet contains 5 grams, compared to other foot pads that only contain 3 to 4.
Tourmaline – is a mineral that exerts a cleansing and liberating energy upon the body’s nervous system that provides a “clearing” and stabilizing effect. It is well known as one of the only minerals that are able to emit far infrared heat. Also, Tourmaline has shown that it can dissipate negative energy out of the body through the feet.
Bamboo Vinegar extracts – known as Chikusaku by the Japanese, bamboo vinegar extracts come from the condensation procured during bamboo carbonization. It has shown that the herbal properties in bamboo vinegar are able to pull out toxins from body. Also, it has been credited for relieving common skin irritations during the use of foot pads.
Chitosan – is an aminopolysaccharide that comes from chitin, which is the main fiber component of crustacean shells. Chitosan is known to be able to capture and inactivate fats, lipids, and cholesterol from being absorbed by the body. It is the most well-known weight-loss product known for dispelling fatty tissue out of the body safely. Chitosan has been used extensively to promote wound healing and is noted as being able to reduce high blood pressure, heart disease and help treat other cardiovascular issues.
Dextrin – is a carbohydrate that possesses the same make-up as starch, but, has a smaller and less complex molecule with adhesive properties. It is known to assist in the absorption of toxins from the body.
Dokudami – is a powerful Eastern herb and anti-aging product. It is ranked as one of the top ten medicinal herbs by the Japanese. Externally, it has been used not only with detoxification, but also as an antidotal astringent, analgesic, diuretic, mild laxative and urinary antiseptic, and for the treatment of boils, hemorrhoids, injuries, snakebites, swellings, and bone growth stimulation.
Houttuynia Cordata – found in Japan, Java and Nepal at altitudes of more than 6,200 feet, Houttuynia Cordata possesses a variety of flavoids, including: flavonoid glycosides (afzerin, quercitrin, isoquercitrin) and pyridine alkaloids. For centuries, it has been used for its absorption qualities and is known to detoxify and expel bacteria and provide drainage for infections.
Loquat Leaf – For more than 3,000 years, the Loquat Leaf has been used extensively in traditional herbal medicine. It contains citric acid, malic acid, tartaric acid, carotene, tannate, vitamins A, B, and C, and amygdalin. Amygdalin is known as the “anti-cancer vitamin B-17.” Loquat Leaf is well-recognized for its ability to support the secretion of body fluids and help improve lung function as it helps to dissolve and get rid of phlegm.
Milk Thistle – has a long history of use in traditional herbal medicine and for more than two decades has been studied for its unique abilities to help improve liver disorders. It is one of the most well-known herbal natural remedies to provide liver and kidney detoxification. In addition, Milk Thistle is known to detoxify the blood and help with such conditions as cirrhosis, viral and alcohol-induced hepatitis. Studies suggest that Milk Thistle not only may prevent, but, also, repair liver damage from toxic chemicals and medications.
Vegetable Fiber – helps prevent the other ingredients in the Detoxifying Foot Pads from hardening over periods of time, thus giving them a longer shelf life.
Vitamin C – is a powerful antioxidant which is known to help detoxify and cleanse the body from harmful substances. It is well-known for its ability to help support the immune system, promote healing, help with collagen formation, maintain capillaries, bones, and teeth and help with the absorption of iron. In the Detoxifying Foot Pads, Vitamin C also acts as a stabilizer.
Wood Vinegar – also known as pyroligneous acid, possesses exceptional permeability and sterilizing properties. Wood Vinegar has powerful absorption abilities and has been used to treat one both internally as well as externally in traditional herbal medicine. It is thought to have great venom-removal power and can help draw toxins and plant poisonings out of the body, bring down swelling due to Pink Eye, relieve symptoms of cellulitis, Prostatitis, diabetic ulcers, and gout.