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Ion body detox is just that--a detoxification of your body. The toxins are removed through your feet and into a container of warm water. The water generates negative and positive ions. They attach to the toxins in your system and then pull them out of your body through the skin on your feet. The ion generator creates a current of negative and positive ions that enters your body.

Know that there are some side effects to an ion detox. It's similar to what happens with deep-tissue massage--the toxins are flushed out and affect your system.

Expect to get a headache after your first ion body detoxification. You may also feel a little lightheaded or dizzy.

Drink plenty of water before and after the ion body detox session. Aim for at least 100 oz., or 12 cups, of water every day.

Try to get into the habit of drinking as much water as possible everyday. Because it's recommended that you have up to 6 ion body detox sessions, you want to avoid the side effects throughout the process.

Add some minerals to your food. Make sure to eat nutritiously. This will help your body cope with the ion detox process.

Detox at least twice a year if you are relatively healthy and don't have any serious diseases. This is the standard recommendation.


  • If you have a disease, talk to your doctor if you're considering ion detox.