Detox Foot patches or detox foot pads have hit the market a while ago and they supposedly have the ability to draw toxins and heavy metals from the body, improve energy levels, boost the immune system and restore health and vitality.
Some manufacturers even included weight loss among the benefits of the detox treatment. However, the broad spectrum of claims is enough to raise skepticism and suspicion and make one question whether foot pads really work. While several users reported feeling an increase in energy, it's quite difficult to tell whether they are the result of the placebo effect or not.
Detox foot patches are essentially adhesive patches that include ingredients like wood vinegar, plants, herbs or mineral tourmaline which are said to draw toxins from the body, which are seen in the form of brown discharges. However, according to experts, the brownish/black color might actually be the result of the ingredients' interactions with air, heat and moisture rather than a proof of the products' efficiency.