Organic bamboo vinegar, or chikusaku as it is known in Japan, is a liquid that is naturally derived from condensation that occurs during the production of bamboo charcoal. This liquid is usually diluted and used to treat the body, skin and hair. Bamboo vinegar contains many of the same nutrients that are found in the bamboo plant, which are known to offer a variety of medical benefits. Bamboo vinegar has been used in detox foot pads for years. These pads help to draw toxins out of the body so they cannot cause harm to a person's well-being and overall health. Formic and acetic acids can be found in bamboo vinegar, a combination that helps with sanitation, detoxification and improving circulation. It has been found that this vinegar can help repel insects, relieve itching and foot odor, help sanitize the feet, relieve Athlete's foot, expel unnecessary wastes, relieve inflammation, and soften the skin.
Detox foot pads are used to help draw toxins out of the body to help rid people of conditions like migraines, fibromyalgia, headaches, fatigue, backaches, joint pain and insomnia. The pads are placed on the bottom of the feet before you go to sleep and they will draw heavy metal deposits and toxins out of the body as you sleep. Most manufacturers recommend that you stick the pads to the bottom of one of your feet for around 30 days to get the full benefits of this process. After you finish the initial cleanse you can continue to use the pads every few weeks.
Food pads typically contain ingredients like herbs and tourmaline along with bamboo vinegar that will help the body release toxins through the skin. These pads are designed to work with reflexology, a belief that certain points on the foot correspond to different parts of the body. Stimulating these points with compression or touch can help create equilibrium within the associated points on the body.
The chikusaku bamboo vinegar foot patch is a 5"x4"x1" pad that weighs around one pound. These disposable patches contain dextrin, powdered loquat leaves, chitosan and bamboo vinegar that can help improve circulation, boost energy levels and combat fatigue. These patches adhere to specific pressure points on the feet, helping to stimulate different nerve endings to activate your lymph flow. This will help you rid your body of toxins. Smelling or noting the color of the patch after use can help you determine what type of toxins have been removed from the body.
Throughout the day your food, clothing or the air can cause you to take in dangerous substances. The bamboo vinegar will help your skin expel these impurities so they cannot have a serious negative effect on the body.
There is no definitive answer regarding the effectiveness of detox foot patches because there is not much scientific evidence on the subject. Many question how heavy metal deposits could move through the skin like manufacturers of detox pads claim. In spite of these dubious claims, manufacturers claim that the pads will be discolored or dark in the morning, revealing the toxins that have been removed from the body. It is easy enough to prove that the pads change color, but some claim that this is simply because the vinegar in the pad is having a chemical reaction with your sweat.
In spite of these questions, several users claim they have seen the benefits of using these pads. There have been no scientific studies that have proven any benefits or dangerous side effects of using them, so it is difficult to confirm any analysis at this time. Following a healthy lifestyle and consuming a balanced diet with plenty of water can provide you with guaranteed detoxifying results.