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OPTIMUM Detox Footbaths –
- Buyer's Guide, Comparisons

OPTIMUM FOOTBATH ™ - ' Most Powerful and Safest Detox Footbath'


How To Buy A Detox Footbath

  ASK - What is the amperage? Amperage is how strong the footbath treatment is (more info on Amps )

      Answer: min of 3 Amps, most units only go from 1.4 to 2.5 amps. Not very strong.

  ASK - How high are the watts?

      Answer: ~150 w for professional use, 60w for home use. The higher the watts the higher you can go in amperage. 

  ASK - Can you manually adjust the Amps or is Amps only adjusted by adding salt? (more info on Amps)

      Answer: amps needs to be controlled by adjusting the current and not by adding salt

  ASK - Is Polarity Single or Dual? (more info )

    Answer: single

  ASK - Does the detox footbath unit provide a protection mechanisms? (more info on Protection Mechanism )

  ASK - Is the control unit separate from the tub or built in?

    Answer: do not want the unit built in to tub that way you can use also in a bath tub or pedi chair.

  ASK - Is the detox footbath tub plastic or copper? (more info )

    Answer: a copper tub is ideal since it is conductive where plastic is not

  ASK - If the water array has copper, make sure it is 100% copper... most copper has beryllium which causes the green discoloration (more info )

    Answer: 100% pure copper, beryllium is a carcinogen

  ASK - Do you have to manually replace the plates?

    Answer: ideally plates permanently connected

  ASK - How many sessions per water array? (more info)

  ASK - Does the footbath have the water array built in to the tub?

    Answer: separate so you can use in any type of tub .. even a bath tub

  ASK - How does the water array get cleaned and disinfected?

    Answer: need access to array plates for removing mineral & toxins ..

  ASK - Does the detox footbath unit use a wristband which has to touch the body for unit to run? (click for full details)

    Answer: NO wristband. The unit not only is grounding the unit using your body but it is also not safe.

  ASK - What type of salt is recommended: processed salt, such as table salt, or a high grade non-processed salt with trace minerals? (more info)

    Answer: a high non-processed grade salt


Comparisons & Reviews - OPTIMUM vs Other Ioncleanse Foot Spas

Compare w AquaDetox, Aquachi/Aqua Chi, AMD Ioncleanse, EB-305/EBPro, BBS - Body Balance System, BioCleanse, IONSpa, BEFEU, other Ion Cleansing units etc.
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  • 5.5 Amps,
  • 10,000 HZ
  • ES1550i (60 w); ES8000i (150 w); ES9800i (300 w: 2 x 150W ea. side ),
  • 10-16 volts power supply
  • Output up to 24 volt DC
  • All of our units are both 110V-220V, work anywhere in the world
  • 1.4 Amps
  • 60 HZ
  • ?? watt (not disclosed)
  • 8 volts power supply
  • Output 20 volt DC
  •  110V only
  • 2.5 AMPs,
  • 60 HZ
  • 400 watts ** this is false
  • ?? Volt power supply (not disclosed)
  • 110V-220V (are separate machines for 110V or 220V)
  • 2.5 Amps
  • 60 HZ
  • ?? watt (not disclosed)
  • ?? volt (not disclosed)
  • Output ?? volt DC (not disclosed)
  • 110V only
  • 110V-220V (are separate machines)
POLARITY Single Dual ** Single Single

  • Disposable, no manual replacement of rings, welded meteorological connection for better conductivity vs slide in coil connectors
  • Circular 7 plates (stainless steel & 100% copper w no beryllium)  
  • Cost $85,
  • 50-60 baths(**note: since we run more current through our water module thereby more ions are being produced we are more effective. If we run less current through our module we could easily get a 100 baths).
Square & slide in plates w a coil connection (less conductivity w coil connectors), replacement rings $80 Disposable, only 2 rings (less corona effect), cost is $90 The Aquachi rings get an average of 14 baths. We doubled the ring thickness to get an extended life (2x14=28 baths). People vary so we hung a plus/minus 4 on that to make the range from 24 to 32 baths per unit. At $85 each for the Optimizer, the per footbath cost range from $2.47 to $3.29.

Our comparison showed that the cost of the AquaChi was $3.74 per footbath. This was calculated by determining the total cost of the water element, rings, cables, etc to be replaced in a 1 year time frame, then dividing it by about 90 footbaths in a yr.
WARRANTY 3 yrs 1 yr 4 yrs 5 yrs
POWER UNIT OPTIMUM FOCUS has built both performance and safety into our newest generation of machines (refer to Not much information disclosed Not much information disclosed It is using a Transformer Rectifier concept technology which is a technology from the 1950s/60s. This technology also produces a higher EMF leakage. 
DISPLAY Digital display Digital Analog Analog
COST $895(Standard)
$1350 Single Professional, $1995 (Dual) Professional
$1995-$2895 $1880 $1395-$1595
GENERAL COMMENTS Refer to the Section 6.2 Key Selling Points & Chapter 4) to get detailed information on our footbath units & to better understand the differences The AMD IonCleanse promotes a dual reversible polarity machine based on someone's PH level.  This reversing of polarity releases the positively entrapped heavy metal ions that are collected on the cathodes within the water element which can go back in to the body. The polarity has no effect on the body's PH. Our machine does not switch polarity which releases the impurities from the positive (anode) plates & releasing them. The body's PH begins to balance out naturally from the OH- because the body is cleansing itself of the impurities not due to the process of reversing the polarity of the plates. Unless the water is physically extracted at the anode or cathode you cannot alter the PH.
Only goes as high as 1.4 AMPS. There is no welded connector for the plates in the water module, they are slide in, there by the conductivity is not as strong as if it were welded. It runs at 60Hz frequency. They state they have FCC approval. This is a rating for radio communications from the Federal Communications Commission to see if there is any radio interference (why?). 
FALSE statement- You can’t have a 400 watt power. Footbath power supplies operate with an AC input and they consume power from where they are plugged into the wall From the wall you get 117 VAC (volts AC).  The outputs are DC.  The following is relative to the output of the electronics boxes.  We can produce up to 24 VDC (volts dc) and deliver 6.25 amps, the formula for determining Power (measured in watts) is P=IE (I is the current expressed in amps, E is the voltage expressed in volts)

P = I E
P = 6.25 x 24
P = 150 watts

The Aqua Chi only goes as high as 2.5 AMPs. It is using a Transformer Rectifier concept technology which is a technology from the 1950s/60s. The water module requires manual replacement of the plates using a coil connecter which is not a strong as a welded connection. The unit is large & heavy. The AMP reading is analog reading not digital. It runs at 60Hz frequency.
YES at home Yes but at a training facility No No
FEATURE BBS - Body Balance System
B.E.S.T Energy Spa
Aqua Detox
The BBS is a low amperage system with no ability to control current.
  • No ability to control current
  • Low Amperage
  • Water module is square shaped plates that do not create the same corona effect as the ring design
  • Low current delivered to water module for a lower cubic per meter rate reducing ORP
  • Plastic tub (no conductivity)
EB305/EBPro: The EBPro is battery operated & needs charging. The highest voltage of ion being produced is only about .4 volts (approximately 1/2 a volt). Our machine running just at 1.5 Amps generates approximately 14-15 volt ion. That is about 14-15 times higher. Our Optimum ES8000i Professional footbath runs as high as 5.5 Amps so the voltage of ion goes up as you move up in amperage.
      • No ability to control current
      • Dual Polarity
      • Low Amperage
      • Low current delivered to water module for a lower cubic per meter rate reducing ORP
      • Water module is a tube inside a tube reducing the corona effect. (less ions/ ORP)
      • Need to charge battery to operate
      • Plastic tub (no conductivity)
BEST uses  old analog Transformer fuse box (technology from the 50s.
Refer to the Aquachi system comparison since these 2 systems are very similar.
The AquaDetox is a low amperage system with no ability to control current.
  • No ability to control current
  • Dual Polarity
  • Low Amperage
  • Water module is built in to tub, not able to place in full bath tub
  • Low current delivered to water module for a lower cubic per meter rate reducing ORP
  • Plastic tub (no conductivity)
  • Cheap water module with low conductivity due to slide in plates with a coil connector. This is a typical water module produced in china.

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Read actual Testimonials from some of our very satisfied customers.

"As a practitioner for over three years, I have some amazing health results from footbaths. Some of the most dramatic have been lumps that have completely disappeared after usually one footbath. "..."I have treated three Vietnam veterans with agent orange in their legs and feet - After taking several footbaths, the itching, burning, and stinging, as well as the discoloration in the skin in these areas were all dramatically reduced and all were returned to being comfortable once again. One man had acetone poisoning. He had been seriously ill for six years. After two and a half months of weekly footbaths, he was completely restored to his former health. In one woman's footbath, the removal of heavy metals was so extreme that the substance coming from her body through her feet was black and gritty -she had been an airline stewardess for many years. "..."Toxicity is a major health concern in our present polluted society. We must have a method to detoxify the body - The energetic footbath is in my opinion the most effective way to address this serious problem" -PB

"I have been using the footbath since 2000, and some results have been increased energy. My complexion is very clear and the whites of my eyes are white. I'm very healthy. People notice something different about me and want whatever it is. My joints no longer feel stiff, and I just feel an all over renewal. "- LW

"I've found a machine that really helps diabetes. It is the footbath machine. It is new to the United States. It cleans the poisons and toxins out of your system. I got one because I've been a hairdresser all of my life and my body was extremely toxic. What I didn't realize was how much it would help my husband who is diabetic. He had no feeling in the bottoms of his feet for 3 ~ years. After three treatments the feeling came back. When his legs were swollen it took the swelling and pain out of his legs and ankle. He lost seven pounds after that treatment over a two day period. After continued use of the footbath machine his breathing got better. His lung capacity was 40% and now it is 79% Also, he had no trouble with his heart when he had his hernia surgery. Normally, he would end up in the ICU unit whenever he had any surgical procedure. I feel like I have found the fountain of youth. The best of health to all of you. Thank you."- CM

"On the first visit it looked like my feet were in a tub of transmission fluid when I finished {the footbath]. I've had severe swelling and pain in my right elbow, bursal sack. It was crystallizing. After the first treatment, the swelling kept going down and just two days later back to normal. I have more energy and don't seem to need naps during the day. Very impressed with the results!"- RG

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