Back to blog Does The IonCleanse by AMD Really Help Detoxify Heavy Metals? Barbara Moroney April 22, 2020 We need a well-functioning immune system to stay healthy — to recognize pathogens and fight infection. Never does this truth hit home more than at a time like this. Heavy metals in our bodies compromise our immune systems. They serve no useful function, our bodies cannot metabolize them, and they can also be harmful at low levels. They enter the body through breathing, ingestion, and skin absorption. Common Heavy Metals Mercury has organic and inorganic forms that are both toxic. It is found in shellfish, flu shots, amalgam fillings, skincare products and pharmaceuticals. The World Health Organization names it as one of the top ten chemicals of major health concern and classifies it as toxic to the immune system, kidneys, skin, and lungs.1 Cadmium is found in cigarette smoke, coffee and gasoline. Cells indiscriminately take it in because of its resemblance to essential metals, such as calcium, iron and zinc. The kidney is the organ most affected by chronic cadmium exposure.2 Lead is highly toxic. Over the years many sources of lead have been eliminated. Today it can be found in tobacco and tobacco smoke, cosmetics and water.3 Even at very low levels, lead suppresses the immune system. Aluminum is found in antacids, additives for bread, baking powder, deodorants, aluminum foil and cookware. Its accumulation in the brain is associated with Alzheimer’s disease. There is also a suspected link to breast cancer.4 Arsenic has been found in rice cultivated in fields that were once sprayed with pesticides containing the metal. Rice has an affinity for arsenic and absorbs it readily from the soil. Other sources of arsenic are cigarette smoke, seafood and water. Chronic exposure to arsenic can impair vital immune responses, leading to increased risk of infections and chronic diseases.5 Heavy metals, because they cannot be metabolized, accumulate in the soft tissues and bones of the body. Their presence contributes to the body’s toxic burden. The good news is that we have control over the toxins we accumulate. You can view AMD’s toxin awareness guide to learn about the common toxins lurking in your daily environment. And the second part of that good news is that you can support your immune system’s ability to rid the body of heavy metals and other toxins with a regular detoxification program with the IonCleanse by AMD. How The IonCleanse By AMD Ionic Foot Bath Works The IonCleanse by AMD foot bath is a full-body detoxification system that helps the body remove toxins in two ways. 1. During a session: Toxins in the body are stored in ionic form: heavy metals have a positive charge. Our patented program generates positive and negative ions from the electrolysis of water to create an ionic field that neutralizes positively and negatively charged toxins from the body. 2. For days after a session: The clean filtered current from our medical-grade power supply relaxes the body so that it goes into rest and digest mode. This helps eliminate toxins not only during the session but for three to five days afterward. The body, relieved from stress, does what it was meant to do — detoxify itself. The IonCleanse by AMD Heavy Metal Study Our heavy metal study tested the excretion of heavy metals in the days following a foot bath session. It showed a significant increase in the amount of heavy metals eliminated in the urine each day over a five-day period. The testing was performed by Genova Diagnostics, an independent clinical laboratory. Be Proactive for Your Future A healthful lifestyle includes attention to the three pillars of health — diet, exercise, and detoxification. We need to be proactive in our choices for all three. For diet, we eat good, nutritious food along with whatever supplements are needed. For exercise, we supplement our everyday routines with gym workouts, running, yoga, and other activities. For detoxification, we need to support the immune system that removes the toxic burden that comes with modern life. There is no better way to do this than with an IonCleanse by AMD Ionic detox foot bath. Get Started Now Having satisfied customers with success stories for more than 18 years gives AMD the confidence to offer an unequaled 60-day, 100% money-back guarantee on both its professional and home use models of the IonCleanse by AMD detox foot bath systems. If you are a practitioner, please visit our Premier product page. We include a wealth of material to support an easy and successful integration into your practice. For home use, please visit our Solo product page. Experience full-body detoxification in the comfort of your home.