The Science Behind Ionic Detox Foot Baths
Ionic Foot Detoxification in Science
While there are certainly case studies that show Ionic Foot Detox working in action, there’s also quite a bit of science behind it as well. Ionic Detox therapy pushes your body back in line naturally through the introduction of negative ions into your cells. This helps to balance your body and enhance its natural processes.
Boosting and Reviving Your Cell Functions
The human body consists of billions of cells, and each is enclosed by a cell wall. This cell wall performs many necessary roles like absorbing nutrition and eliminating waste material. The function of the entire cell (including the cell wall) will more likely normalize if there are enough Negative Ions in and outside of the cell. The reverse holds true if there is a lack of negative ions and too many positive ions (free radicals) within a cell, which can cause adult diseases such as hypertension, arteriosclerosis, cerebral apoplexy, anemia, infirmity, constipation, shoulder pain, lumbago, rheumatism, neuralgia, headaches, gastroenteritis, hepatitis, allergies, kidney trouble, unbalanced autonomic nervous system cancer, and insomnia.
When the amount of negative ions in the blood is increased, cell functions are activated. The electrical material exchange speeds up those functions and nutrition is fully absorbed by the cell and waste material is expelled. Metabolism is boosted and the functions of that cell are gradually revived.
Collagen is the main structural protein in the extracellular space in the various connective tissues in animal bodies. As the main component of connective tissue, it is the most abundant protein in mammals, making up from 25% to 35% of the whole-body protein content. Collagen is resilient and tension-related. Negative Ions help to strengthen the body’s collagen content.
Metabolism, which is the process of acquiring nutrients from the blood and excreting waste out of the body, is extremely important to the human cells. The more negatively charged electric ions there are in the blood, the more efficient the cell’s metabolic processes.
Purification of Blood
When negative ionization is introduced, the ions in calcium and natrium (salt) in the blood increases, and the blood is purified by alkalinity rising in the blood. The more positively charged ions there are in the blood, the slower and less efficient the cell’s metabolism will be and the weaker the immune system will be. In addition, negative ions speed up oxidation of serotonin (5-hydroxtryptamine) in the blood. This is well known to have far reaching effects on mood, pain relief and sexual drive.
Boosting Immune System and Autonomic Nervous System
As is well known, when the immune system is compromised, the body has a difficult time fighting of sickness. Even something as generic as the common cold can become more serious without a strong immune system to fight it off. Negative ions help boost the immune system by increasing the Gamma Globulin in the blood, which produces blood-rich protein and antibodies. Negative ions control the balance in the autonomic nervous system between the insulin and adrenal functions, resulting in strong resistance to diseases.