Why Does the Water Change Color? | HEALTHandMED

Why Does the Water Change Color?

Don’t Believe Everything You Hear on the Internet

Many sellers of ionic detox foot bath systems have misinformed their customers that the colors they see in the water are toxins that have exited the body miss leading people to think foot detox is a scam.

This is mostly false. During the session, the water in the basin will always change to a brown/ orange color due to the electrolytic reaction involving the array, salt, water, minerals and impurities in the water. But when feet are in the water, the colors are also affected by oils being released from the sebaceous glands, the dead skin cells and the user’s own acidity/ alkalinity. Some of the neutralized toxins will also exit the body back out through the pores of the feet due to osmosis. An unusual amount of a particular color may indicate that a person has accumulated toxins in certain areas or from certain conditions and that ionic detox is helping those areas.

Water ColorBody Area Where Toxins Are Being Removed
BlackLiver, Alcohol, Asthma
GreyHeavy Metals
BrownLiver, Tobacco, Fat Waste
GreenKidneys, Bladder, Urinary System, Feminine Problems
Light GreenImmune Systems
OrangeArthritis, Rheumatism
White with BubblesLymphatic Systems, Skin Allergies
White with ParticlesFlatulence, Candida


Always remember that the presence of negative ions in the body mainly helps the body rid itself of toxins through its normal processes of urination, defecation and sweating. Only some toxins leave the body through the pores of the feet. Therefore, color changes in the water should not be the main focus. Instead, focus on how you feel. For additional proof regarding overall health improvements from ionic detox, free radical test kits may be utilized.

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