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Kinoki Detox Foot Pads: Does it Work?
By: Lauren Keith

More than 500 Heartland News viewers requested I try the Kinoki Detox Foot Pads on Does it Work Wednesday, and I see why.  The bandage-looking foot pads promise to pull toxins out of your body, soothe aching feet, and even rev up your metabolism in the process.

"I was kind of curious if all those toxins really do come out of your body!" says Cathy Dietl of Jackson.

Cathy agrees to wear these pads at night for two weeks.  We received a 2-week supply after I ordered them, which by the way, took 3 months to arrive!  They were on back-order.

"Interesting combination," Cathy notes as she reads the list of ingredients.

Kinoki claims these pads are made of bamboo vinegar, various herbs and chamomile, but we take a whiff and....

"Ugh!" smells Cathy.

It smells like something's been roasting on a wood fire.  That makes us even more curious, so Cathy and I open up one of the pads.  Inside, we find a powdery white substance. We don't know if the shamrocks on the package are for good luck---but Cathy says she might need it.

"I'm interested to see how it goes," she says.

She agrees to wear these patches at bedtime. You have to keep them on for 8 to 10 hours. You cannot walk on them either. So, she'll rest comfortably...we hope....

"I just hope it gives me the energy boost it promises!" she says.

And two weeks later....

"I didn't see any results at all!" says Cathy.

Yup---even though the pads are black, just like on the package label, Cathy didn't feel any different overall.

"After the first day, I thought my foot felt better, but that was short-lived, lasting only an hour or so," she says.

Cathy also complains about the smell lasting pretty long and lingering on her bedsheets!

She also doubts this color comes from toxins....maybe it's sweat instead.

"I'd give it a 'D" says Cathy.

So, let's take these pads to the expert.  Podiatrist Dr. Zenon Duda says toxins get trapped in *fatty tissue*....and most likely won't come out through your feet.

"So, I just don't see it happening.  At most, it does absorb perspiration," says Dr. Duda.

That's what we thought...

"To actually pull it out of your feet, I don't believe it's going to happen," he says.

Me fact, I researched further and found the FDA has launched an official investigation into this product's claims. Also, numerous reviews online also go as far as saying these pads are a scam!

While I can't deny *something's* left behind on these pads, I still don't "stick" much trust in this product.

"Save your money!" says Cathy.

The Kinoki Detox Foot Pads fail this Does it Work test.

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