What is Amps?

What is Amps? Amps is the ‘volume’ of electrons. Think of a waterfall,  the wider the water fall the more volume of water. There are several ways you can increase the volume of electrons in the footbath. One is by adding salt which is a conductive material. Another by adding more current. We also use a copper footbath tub which is a conductive material again increasing the Amps. Anything that is conductive allows more electrons to move thru the water. The electrons bombard the H2O molecule breaking it up in to ions. The higher the Amps the more electrons therefor more ions.

Other units don’t allow you to control Current. They run a straight 24 volt current thru and only allow you to increase the Amps by adding salt. Well what happens if you want to decrease the Amps? You can not take the salt out of the water so you will either have to dump the foot bath water and start over or add more water to dilute it which defeats the whole purpose of osmosis. The OPTIMUM units allow you to control the Current there by allowing you to have full control over the Amps (increasing or decreasing). Using Salt to increase your Amps is the cheap way to do it. Even the more expensive units like AMD Ioncleanse doesn’t allow you to control the Current.

Most of the units out in the market operate only as high as 1.4 to 2.5 AMPS. OPTIMUM standard models run as high as 3.00 AMPS & our new OPTIMUM ES8000i Professional runs as high as 5.5 AMPS. OPTIMUM detox foot spa units are the most powerful & safest machines on the market.

DUAL Polarity vs. SINGLE Polarity?

There are a few Detox Footbath systems on the market who differentiate themselves by offering Dual Polarity, which is just reversing of the polarity. Plain & simple this is is a marketing gimmick which  provides no additional benefit.

Here is why:

  1. FALSE: Detox Footbath units using Dual Polarity state by switching Polarity (simply changing direction of the DC current flow.. from negative to positive & vice versa) which create more Negative Ions or Positive Ions depending on the so called ‘Polarity’. REASON FALSE: A DC (direct current) Current can ONLY move from Negative polarity to Positive polarity. NO WAY can it move  from Positive Polarity to Negative Polarity which would go against the law of physics for DC current (details).
  2. FALSE: Detox Footbath units w Dual Polarity state Positive Ions or Negative Ions are necessary based  on the person’s PH bodies. REASON FALSE: The good ions are the Negative Ions (anti-oxidants). The bad ions are the Positive Ions (free radicals), (refer to click here for more details). Who wants the free radicals???
  3. By switching the polarity, the plated material on the anode ring (positive polarity) is released in to the footbath water (details) from the all the previous footbath waters. Yuck.
  4. FALSE CLAIM: Detox Footbath units with Dual Polarity state their units modifies the water’s PH level based on the PolarityREASON FALSE: The PH level can ONLY be modified if the water is removed at EITHER the Anode ring or Cathode ring (the water molecule  H2O has become unstable & the  H+ (acidic water) is at the Anode ring or OH- (alkaline water) is at the Cathode ring.


EXPLANATION Why DUAL Polarity is a hoax: (For Full details)