How does a foot detoxification plaster work

Detox foot plaster test, experience and evaluation - Buy detox foot plaster test winner

Detox foot plasters are special plasters that are stuck onto the feet. They are designed to fight toxins in the body.

Japanese detox patches put to the test

For our comparison we have tested almost all detox patches that are currently available in Germany.

Here you will find our current test winner list.

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Test winner: Nuubu Detox Foot Patches

  • 100% natural ingredients
    • Loquat leaf
    • vitamin C
    • Wood vinegar
    • Tumalin
    • Bamboo vinegar
    • Dextrin
    • Hottuynia Cordata
    • Anion
  • Currently with Discount available
  • Test result: VERY GOOD


Vita Patchy

2nd place: Vita Patchy

  • Herbal ingredients
    • Bamboo vinegar
    • Oak vinegar
    • Tourmaline
    • vegetable fibers
    • Chitosan
    • Dextrin
    • vitamin C
  • Test result: GOOD


Detox foot patch test and experience

Detox foot plasters are special bamboo plasters for detoxifying the body. Every day people come into contact with unhealthy substances such as certain foods, alcohol, coffee, nicotine or drugs, which can also happen unconsciously. If there is an excess of unhealthy substances in the organism, it can no longer break them down to a sufficient extent. This causes the harmful substances to accumulate, which in turn negatively affects the body and mind.

This combination of unhealthy diet and negative environmental influences becomes noticeable through complaints such as general malaise, nervousness, weight gain and fatigue. Other conceivable consequences are headaches, migraines, back pain, swelling and sleep disorders.

In this case, the detox patches can help and get rid of the harmful substances inside the body. Although the human organism breaks down toxins and waste products from the metabolism on its own, an unhealthy lifestyle can overload the body in breaking down pollutants, which in turn leads to complaints.

Effect and function of the detox plaster for the feet

The working principle of the Chinese and Japanese detox plasters for the feet goes back to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). According to TCM, special acupuncture points are located on the soles of the feet, which outline the entire body. For example, there are certain points for the kidneys, the intestines or the liver. Traditional Chinese Medicine also teaches that the body is detoxified through the soles of the feet.

The Chinese foot reflex zone massage stimulates these special points, which in turn stimulates the blood flow to the associated body parts. This in turn allows the harmful substances in the organism to be flushed out. As the blood flows into the soles of the feet, toxins in the body reach the upper layers of the skin. The substances are absorbed and absorbed by the vital patch.

Which ingredients are in the detox foot patches?

Most detox foot patches combine natural ingredients. The most important ingredients include:

Bamboo vinegar and tree vinegar

Bamboo vinegar and tree vinegar improve blood circulation. They also alleviate certain ailments such as headaches, double vision, dizziness, arthritis and blood pressure disorders.

Ascorbic acid

Ascorbic acid is also known as vitamin C. Ascorbic acid lowers blood sugar and regulates the production of cholesterol within the liver. With high blood pressure, the blood vessels can relax, which in turn reduces blood pressure.


Dextrin is obtained from corn. It is used as a binding agent in the bamboo plasters. The dextrin ensures that the ingredients of the detox patch are well distributed.


The ingredient tourmaline is said to have cleansing properties on the human nervous system. This creates a stabilizing and liberating effect. So-called negative ions are also attributed to the mineral tourmaline, which are an antagonist to environmental toxins such as exhaust gases or electric smog, which are charged with positive ions. The detoxification is accelerated by the negative ions. In addition, the circulation is stimulated.


Chitosan improves the healing of wounds. It also binds fats. Negative cholesterol like LDL is decreased by six percent, while positive cholesterol like HDL is increased by ten percent.

Japanese loquat leaves

The Japanese loquat leaves promote the secretion of body fluids. In this way they loosen phlegm, inhibit nausea and relieve coughs.


The medicinal plant Dokudami also comes from Japan. Its ingredients support the flushing of toxins from the organism.

Further components of the Detox Foot Patches are:

  • Cellulose
  • Xylitol
  • Activated carbon powder
  • lavender

Detoxification patch application on the feet

So that the body can successfully detoxify itself during the night, the detox foot patches are attached to both soles of the feet before going to bed. For this purpose, the user first removes the protective film from the plaster and sticks it onto the soles of the feet. During the night, the organism can best absorb the positive ingredients. The next morning, both vital patches are carefully removed again.

This procedure takes place for five nights in a row. This is followed by a two-night break. The detox patches are then applied again for five consecutive nights. The feet should be cleaned before and after using the patches.

The feet excrete the negative substances overnight from more than 2000 pores. This also applies to excess lymph fluid and acids. For an optimal effect, the detox patches should remain on the soles of the feet for at least eight hours, but no more than twelve hours.

Why are the feet discolored black by the detox patches?

Usually the next morning the feet are discolored black when the detox patches are removed. This effect is caused by the flushed out toxins and is not unusual. The more toxins the body excretes, the darker the color of the soles of the feet, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine. The black discoloration is a signal for a positive detoxification process.

As the detoxification process progresses, the discoloration gradually fades.
Health experts, on the other hand, attribute the black discoloration of the feet to the ingredients in the plasters and the moisture that forms on the skin.

Detox Foot Patch Experience - The Smell

It is not unusual for the detox patches to have an unpleasant odor. It comes from the ingredients bamboo vinegar and tree vinegar and is combined with natural foot sweat, which then leads to unpleasant smells.

Detox feet: duration of use

How long the detox foot patches have to be put on before positive effects are noticeable cannot be precisely said. It also depends on the level of toxicity in the body. In many cases, there is a positive effect if the dark discoloration of the plaster gradually lightened after a few days.

Are Detox Patches Helpful for Weight Loss?

Some users of the patches report that applying them also reduced excess weight. In principle, the metabolism is stimulated by the plaster, but there is currently no scientific evidence for the breakdown of fats.

Detox Pads Contraindications & Side Effects

The detox foot patches must not be stuck on areas of skin that are irritated or damaged. In addition, contact with the eyes should be avoided. The detox patches are not suitable for people under the age of 18.

Disturbing Side effects from the Detox Foot Patches are not known. Should they occur nevertheless, the application must be discontinued and a doctor should be asked for advice.

dm, Rossmann and Apotheke

Unfortunately, the test winner is not available at dm, Rossmann or in the pharmacy.

These products did not make it under our recommendations:

  • Nuonove
  • Halo Bloc
  • Itsuki Kenko
  • Chi pads

Stiftung Warentest and Öko Test

There is no Detox foot patch test report from Stiftung Warentest or Öko Test. Find our test winner here:


Conclusion and evaluation

The detox patches have the advantage of being easy to use. Due to its natural ingredients, there are no side effects to fear. It cannot be precisely said whether they actually have the promised positive effects and it varies from person to person. However, the detox patches do not cause any damage, so they can be safely subjected to a test.