There is no a research based reliable documented evidence that Detox Foot Pads work efficiency to remove heavy metal from the body. Many manufacturers of Detox Foot Pads’ claim that their Foot Pad products draw many toxins out from human body during you sleep process. The main aim of the current research was to prove the evidence of detoxifying power of this Foot Pad, to remove metals “lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd), mercury (Hg) arsenic (As), selenium (Se), silver (Ag), thallium (Ti) and antimony (Sb)” from the body is it really true or not?. The study groups of this research were 53 cases from both sexes and with different ages from 18 to 64 years, who applied Detox Foot Pad overnight and removed at the morning. From the current research there, no significant difference between pre and post measurement in investigated heavy metals content “(Pb), (Cd), (Hg) (As), (Se), (Ag) and (Sb)” of the detox Pad before and after overnight application. Except for Antimony (Sb), that showed a statically significant increase in post-foot pad session than pre-foot pad session (P<0.024). While, there were statistically significant decreases in the concentrations of both lead and cadmium metals in the post-foot pad session when compared with non-used-foot pad (P<0.021 and 0.001 respectively). This study proof that Detox Foot Pads were not really detoxify the body and remove any metal from it via dermal route, during overnight Detox Foot Pad application procedure.
Ahmed R Ragab, Maha K Al-Mazroua, Mohamed Omran, Abd-Allah Al-Ghamedy and Calrole Katbai
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