If you feel fatigued and commonly get head colds, you might be tempted to try a detoxification machine, such as a footbath. One device that promises to clear your body of built-up toxins is the IonCleanse Detox Footbath. Although numerous products work in a similar fashion, they may try to “one-up” each other by claiming professional spa qualities or guaranteeing extra cleansing. In the end, however, they are all likely health scams, according to Harvard HEALTHbeat newsletter.
The IonCleanse Detox machine involves pouring water into the footbath, pouring sea salt into the water and letting your feet soak for 20 to 30 minutes. The ionizer in the footbath allegedly helps release positive and negative ions into the water, which your body takes into its pores. The ions are then said to energize your cells, encouraging your cells to release any heavy metals, fat, acid, oil and other debris that have accumulated in your body throughout your life. The fat, particles and mucus you see in the water after you bathe are supposed to reflect wastes that have cleared out of your body during your session.