The neutralized particles are pulled out of the body through the skin via osmosis and diffusion. Osmosis and diffusion involve the movement of particles through a membrane, from a lower concentration to a higher concentration. In this case, the higher concentration is the ion field set up by the array in the water.
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How IonCleanse® Works
For the purpose of IonCleanse® discussions, positive and negative relate to electrical, rather than chemical phenomena. When the IonCleanse® is set on positive, the current flows to the positive pole in the array, which results in more negative ions being produced in the water, 4H2O + 4e- ---> 2H2 + 4OH-. In this polarity we have hydrogen gas coming from the array, and we are left with an abundance of negatively charged ions in the water. Therefore, positive polarity generates a negative ion flow.
When the IonCleanse® is set on negative, the current flows to the negative pole in the array, which results in more positive ions being produced in the water, 2H2O --- O2 + 4H+ + 4e-. In this polarity we have oxygen gas coming from the water, and we are left with an abundance of positively charged ions in the water. Therefore, negative polarity generates a positive ion flow. This process is known as the electrolysis of water.
Ionization has been used for many decades. However, the concept of using ionization in a foot bath, such as the IonCleanse®, is a relatively new idea. Similar phenomena occur while walking along a beach or near a waterfall. Ions are generated by the movement of the water molecules. We are creating the same reactions with the IonCleanse®, only magnified many times over.