Assessment of the Ability of Ionic Foot Bath (IonCleanse®) to Remove Heavy Metals Through the Feet and Its Potential Impact on Body Burden of Heavy Metals
This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dugald Seely, The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine
First received: May 14, 2010
Last updated: November 14, 2011
Last verified: November 2011
Makers of ionic foot baths claim that their machines can eliminate heavy metals from the body. Researchers at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine are evaluating the ability of an ionic foot bath to help eliminate heavy metals from the body by rigorously testing the machine under controlled conditions. The machine will first be tested without feet under normal operating conditions and again after operation under normal conditions with foot immersion.
Device: IonCLeanse Footbath
Early Phase 1
||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
||Assessment of the Ability of Ionic Foot Bath (IonCleanse®) to Remove Heavy Metals Through the Feet and Its Potential Impact on Body Burden of Heavy Metals
Primary Outcome Measures:
- Change in heavy metal content in the water after a 30 minute IonCleanse footbath [ Time Frame: 4 sessions, May 26 to June 17 2010 ]
The footbath water will be assessed after each footbath session for each participant via a drinking water assessment performed by an accredited lab.
Screening for heavy metals will be done via a 24 urine collection and Urine Toxic Metals assessment four times during the study - baseline, during 2nd and 4th footbath sessions and then at the 3 month mark post baseline.
| Study Start Date:
| Study Completion Date:
| Primary Completion Date:
||July 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Participants in this arm of the study will receive 4 30 minutes ionic footbath sessions, one each week for 4 weeks.
Device: IonCLeanse Footbath
Application of an ionic footbath for 30 minutes per week for 4 weeks
Other Name: IonCleanse SOLO machine manufactured by A Major Difference
|Ages Eligible for Study:
||Child, Adult, Senior
|Sexes Eligible for Study:
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
- A wearer of a pacemaker or any other battery operated or electrical implant
- Pregnant or nursing women
- On heartbeat regulating medication
- On blood thinners (anticoagulants)
- On any drug known to have chelating properties
- Have had an organ transplant or a metal joint implant
- On a medication the absence of which would mentally or physically incapacitate them, e.g., psychotic episodes, seizures, etc.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01125592
|Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine
|Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M2K 1E2 |
The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine
||Dugald Seely, Director of Research & Clinical epidemiology, The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine
History of Changes
|Other Study ID Numbers:
|Study First Received:
||May 14, 2010
||November 14, 2011
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assess the ability of the IonCleanse machine to remove heavy metals through the feet