Single user ionic detox foot bath systems allow you to experience the natural health benefits of negative ions. Ionic detox works by splitting water up into its various possible components. Through the process known as electrolysis in which a direct electrical current is applied to the water, it is split into oxygen, hydrogen, electrons or different combinations of these. But the core benefit of electrolysis that we are interested in is the formation of the hydrogen anion (or a hydrogen atom with an extra electron attached to it). Why? To understand this, we need to realize that with ionic detox, we’re fighting against excess free radicals in the body. Free radicals are unstable chemicals formed in the body during normal metabolism or exposure to environmental toxins in our air, food and water. Free radicals generate energy and fight infections, but when we have too many free radicals, they attack healthy cells causing them to age prematurely. These free radicals are positively charged. They have lost an electron, making them extremely unstable and reactive. Free radicals can be toxic because they rupture bonds in cells’ biomolecules and leave the biomolecules missing an electron, thereby becoming a new free radical. It’s a chain reaction. Several diseases, including certain forms of cancer, may be attributable to free radicals. Once the negative hydrogen ions are introduced via ionic detox through the 4,000+ large pores in the feet and are circulated throughout the body, they act as antioxidants, which means they lose electrons easily. It is this process that neutralizes free radicals. Negative hydrogen ions act as supercharged free radical scavengers. After free radicals are neutralized, they can be moved out of the tissues through osmosis, and the body’s natural detoxification process can more easily eliminate them through urination, defecation and perspiration. Thus we see that ionic detox helps the body’s normal detoxification processes to operate more effectively.