Caution! Miracle foot pads do not detoxify body while sleeping

Social media users are claiming that miracle foot pads help in detoxifying the body. It is claimed that just sticking the pads under the foot before bedtime can detoxify the whole body overnight.

By Sunanda Naik  Published on  6 Sep 2022 8:02 AM GMT
Caution! Miracle foot pads do not detoxify body while sleeping

Social media users are claiming that miracle foot pads help in detoxifying the body.

It is claimed that just sticking the pads under the foot before bedtime can detoxify the whole body overnight.

In the video, the white detoxifying patch turned into brown when kept under the feet. Users claimed that the discoloration shows the amount of toxins in the body.

Manufacturers of detox foot pads said the products suck out the toxins from the body during sleep.

FACT CHECK

NewsMeter performed a keyword search to find studies and articles related to the viral claim. We found a research article published by iMedPub Journals 'Detox foot pad: A fact or a fantasy. "In this proof-of-principle in the current study, we discovered no evidence to suggest that Detox Foot Pad help promote the elimination of toxic metals from the body through the feet. On the opposite side, they are likely to cause harm or result in any increased uptake of metals. The use of Detox Foot Pad may release minute quantity of metals into the body during overnight sessions." the article reads.

Moving further, we found a podcast titled ' Japanese foot pad is latest health fad' in which reporter Sahara Varney of member station KQED in San Francisco tests out the claim.

The transcript of the podcast has beautifully explained how Sarah and the other stakeholders were discussing the usefulness and authenticity of the kinoki foot pad.

To prove that the pad just reacts with heat and moisture. Sarah dips the pad into boiling water and it turns brown. Though it brought huge disappointment to the believers over there the myth was busted.

With this, it is evident that the pad reacts with heat and does not sucks out toxins or metal from the body.

For further confirmation, we found a report about the banning of the same detox pads by a federal judge in 2010 at the request of the Federal Trade Commission. According to the FTC, the makers "falsely claimed to have scientific proof that the foot pads removed toxic materials from the body."

Hence, it is evident that the claim about detox pads is a hoax. There is no scientific proof backing the detoxifying effects of the foot pads.

The claim is False.

Claim Review:Detox pads remove toxins from the body while you sleep.
Claimed By:Product advertising
Claim Reviewed By:NewsMeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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