People who don’t understand the Ionic Detox technology often surmise that it is not credible because the water changes color without feet in it. With so many brands spreading misinformation about color change, we think it is about time to set the record straight.
The main goal of the Optimum Detox is not to change colors in the water, but to relax, energize and stimulate the body's detoxification through its normal processes of urination, defecation, and perspiration. Therefore, strengthening the immune system, assisting with internal body cleanse, and improving overall health.
During the session, the water in the basin will always change to a brown/ orange color whether your feet are in the water or not. This is due to the electrolytic reaction involving the array, salt, water, minerals, and impurities in the water. But when feet are in the water, the colors are also affected by oils being released from the sebaceous glands, the dead skin cells, and the user’s own acidity/ alkalinity.
Some of the neutralized toxins will also exit the body back out through the pores of the feet due to osmosis. An unusual amount of a particular color may indicate that a person has accumulated toxins in certain areas or from certain conditions and that ionic detox is helping those areas.
Always remember that the presence of negative ions in the body mainly helps the body rid itself of toxins through its normal processes of urination, defecation and sweating. Only some toxins leave the body through the pores of the feet. Therefore, color changes in the water should not be the main focus. Instead, focus on how you feel. For additional proof regarding overall health improvements from ionic detox, free radical test kits may be utilized.