Detoxification footpads
Detoxification footpads


Detoxification footpads are pads that are placed on the foot. Manufacturers claim that they remove toxins from the body and improve overall health.

There is no good scientific evidence to support any claims or uses for detoxification footpads. In fact, one company has been banned from selling detoxification footpads in the US for making false claims.
There isn't enough reliable information to know if detoxification footpads are safe or what the side effects might be. These footpads contain many different ingredients. Some people may be allergic to some of the ingredients in these products.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Broken or damaged skin: Don't apply detoxification footpads to broken or damaged skin. Applying footpads to broken, damaged, or irritated skin might make the skin worse.


There is interest in using detoxification footpads for a number of purposes, but there isn't enough reliable information to say whether it might be helpful.
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Dosing & administration

Detoxification footpads are applied to the feet for about 12 hours at a time. Some people wear them overnight, but the companies that make these footpads say that they can be worn at any time, even when exercising. Although manufacturers claim that these footpads can remove toxins, there is no evidence to support these claims.

Interactions with pharmaceuticals

It is not known if this therapy interacts with any medicines.

Before using this therapy, talk with your health professional if you take any medications.

Interactions with herbs & supplements

There are no known interactions with herbs and supplements.

Interactions with foods

There are no known interactions with foods. has licensed monographs from TRC Healthcare.
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