Detox Patches

Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS
1-minute read

Ask the Diva: Detox Patches

Q. I recently saw an ad for patches that draw toxins out through the soles of your feet while you sleep. Is this just snake oil?

A. Snake oil, pure and simple! They may draw some moisture out of your skin, but that’s about all.  So why does the patch turn brown over night? It’s not due to "toxins" that have been drawn out of your body. The patches become discolored when exposed to moisture. It’ll turn the same color if you spray it with distilled water.

About the Author

Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS

Monica Reinagel is a board-certified licensed nutritionist, author, and the creator of one of iTunes' most highly ranked health and fitness podcasts. Her advice is regularly featured on the TODAY show, Dr. Oz, NPR, and in the nation's leading newspapers, magazines, and websites. Do you have a nutrition question? Call the Nutrition Diva listener line at 443-961-6206. Your question could be featured on the show.