The ingredients of the Sap sheet or Detox pad

The Origin

In 15th century, during the end of Muromachi period (1333 – 1573 AD), Japanese’s alternative medicine was on the rise and the practice of alternative medicine became a profession that attracted some of the best minds in the country. Up to 120 remedies were introduced. The traditional philosophy underlying Japanese’s alternative medicine can be summarized as the belief that health depends on unimpeded circulation, which in turn depends on the body’s ability to maintain homeostasis. Disease is an imbalance resulting from the interaction between the person’s constitution and the environment, both external and internal, which forms the context of the person’s life.

During the Meiji period (1868-1912 AD) Japan was opened to the influence of European culture. Eager to modernize, the emphasis in medicine shifted to adopting Western methods of surgery, anesthesia and microbiology. Japanese’s alternative medicine was all but abandoned. It began to attract attention again as early as 1920s. During that time, a number of organizations for Japanese’s alternative medicine were founded, including the Japan Toyo Medical Association based at the Asian Medicine Research Center at Chiba University and the Japan Society of Oriental Medicine.

The ingredients of the Sap sheet or Detox pad were part of the remedies introduced during the Marunochi period. At that time, Sap sheet was the best remedy to treat acute illness, to regenerate energy and prevent recurrences and lingering debility. It was also used as a remedy to eliminate skin infection and to remove unpleasant odor.

The clinical and research efforts for the recognition of alternative medicine, including Sap sheet have been so successful that today Public Health Insurance covers 148 alternative medicine formulas prescribed by physicians, 861 over the counter preparations, 180 raw herbs and 53 powdered herbs prescribed by physicians. The Ministry of Health approves herbs and herbal formulae by the same process that governs new pharmaceutical products and strictly regulates the quality of all Japanese’s alternative medicine products. For all products standardization, specification, purity, stability and microbiological assays are among the mandatory tests that are monitored by the Ministry of Health. Public confidence in the ability of the government to regulate public safety is very high.

Kenrico Sap Sheet has achieved the consecutive position of ‘Number One Seller’ 14 times in Japan since 1990. Our Sap Sheets are made in Japan.  The following is the complete ingredient list of Kenrico Sap Sheet. A combination of these top grade ingredients is used.

Wood Vinegar
Source: Ubame Oak (Quercus Phillyraeoides)
Ubame Oak, Quercus phillyraeoides, is placed in the furnace and heated up to 250 degrees Celsius. The smoke is then condensed into the vinegar. The next step is to filter the vinegar at least 5 times, to obtain purity, it is then stored for 6 months. The middle layer of the vinegar is then used in the finished product.

To obtain the powder, the vinegar is then again heated, condensed, and then dried with a special drying machine before our quality inspection is performed. This process yields a very high concentrated extract with an extremely high level of purity.

Wood vinegar is known to be able to improve our blood circulation. This improved blood circulation can lead to improvement from fatigue, headache, double vision, blood pressure, arthritis, and many other similar symptoms.

Bamboo Vinegar
Source: Arrow Bamboo (Pseudosasa Japonica)
Arrow bamboo, Pseudosasa Japonica, is placed into the furnace and is heated up to 250 degrees Celsius. The smoke is then condensed into the vinegar. The next step is to filter the vinegar at least 5 times, to obtain purity, it is then stored for 6 months. The middle layer of the vinegar is then used in the finished product.

To obtain the powder, the vinegar is then again heated, condensed, and then dried with a special drying machine before our quality inspection is performed. This process yields a very high concentrated extract with an extremely high level of purity.

Bamboo vinegar is said to have double the effect of the wood vinegar. Due to its rarity, bamboo vinegar costs almost twice as much as wood vinegar.

Source: Shell of a crab
Chitosan is the result of the biomass research; it is extracted from the shell of a ‘crab shrimp’ and added to the Sap Sheet. Chitosan products have been used now for over 30 years by water companies to trap toxins, grease, heavy metals, and oils. It is the second most plentiful fiber, after cellulose. Chitosan products are also used extensively by the medical profession due to their remarkable ability to promote wound healing, such as burns and skin inflammation.

Extensive studies have also been carried out to determine its fat binding properties. The results found it to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol by 6% and enhance the HDL (good) cholesterol by 10%. It has also been successfully marketed as a weight loss supplement.

Source: Houttuynia cordata
This plant is native to Japan, Java and Nepal and is found at altitudes of over 6200 feet. It has been proved to contain a variety of flavoids, flavonoid glycosides (afzerin, quercitrin, isoquercitrin) and pyridine alkaloids. Its essential oil was found to consist mainly of decanal (capry aldehyd), dodecanal (lauryl aldehyd) and 2-hendecanon (methyl nonyl ketone). It has been recognized for generations for its strong absorption properties.

Loquat Leaf
Source: Loquat leaf (Eriobotrya Japonica)
There is over 3000 years of history behind ‘muxibustion therapies’ and it has been used extensively in Buddhist medicine. In India it is widely used to treat many conditions and it has been crowned the king of all herbal medicines.

The Loquat leaf contains malic acid, tartaric acid, citric acid, tannate, carotene, vitamins A, B and C. Its leaves and kernel contain amygdalin, otherwise known as vitamin B17, or laetrile. It is known because of its ability to promote the secretion of body fluids and it also has antitussive, expectorant, antiemetic properties.

Vitamin C
Source: Orange
It has long been known that human beings do not produce ascorbic acid (vitamin C).
Below is the action of Vitamin C:
1.    Increases HDL (high density lipoprotein) production. (HDL is able to help absorb fat located in plaque. In the process it changes from a disc shape to a globular form of HDL, and takes this fat to the liver to be burned.)
2.    Decreases the production of lipoprotein (a). Our liver knows that when there is plenty of ascorbate on board, there is no need for high levels of lipoprotein (a) which is, after all, a repair factor for the cracks in blood vessel walls which come up in the absence of sufficient ascorbate.)
3.    Down-regulates cholesterol and triglyceride production in the liver.
4.    Lowers blood sugar and insulin requirements.
5.    By relaxing the blood vessel walls, lowers blood pressure when hypertension is present.
6.    Inhibits inappropriate intravascular clot formation (the final and sometimes deadly event in cases of heart attacks and strokes).

Vegetable Fiber
Source: Corn (corn fiber)
Vegetable fiber is used to prolong the lifetime of the sap sheet. Its fiber prevents ingredients from hardening due to humidity.

Source: Tourmaline (semi precious) stone
Tourmaline is a very popular gemstone and collectors mineral. It exists in all colors, and the multicolored stones are unsurpassed in splendor. Tourmaline is both pyroelectric and piezoelectric. If a specimen is put under a pressure or temperature change, it will generate an electrical charge.

Tourmaline comes from the Sinhalese word “Turamali” which was given to mixtures of unidentified gem gravels in Ceylon, now Sri Lanka. Tourmaline exerts a cleansing and liberating energy upon our entire nervous system with a clearing and stabilizing effect. Tourmaline is best known as one of the only minerals to emit far infrared heat and negative ions. For further reading on far infrared and negative ions, please visit here.

Source: Amethyst stone
Cool and relaxing, amethyst is a stone of psychic power. It helps promote meditation, peace, tranquility and oneness with your spiritual goals. It enhances and strengthens the powers of the bearer and helps attune with the higher self, dispelling fears, heightening intuition and helping to embrace your own intuitive wisdom.

In ancient times it was said to be “proof against poison”. Amethyst, similar to Tourmaline, is a “negative ion”, which exerts a cleansing and liberating energy upon our entire nervous system with a clearing and stabilizing effect. Amethyst is also said to be a stone of sobriety, and can help the user become free of addictive tendencies.

A mixture of Amethyst and Tourmaline in our Sap Sheets or Detox Pads is known as Powdered Stones.

Source: Agaricus mushroom (Hime Matsutake)
Agaricus Blazei Murrill (Hime-matsutake) is a newly discovered species of mushroom that is attracting the attention of many scientists around the world. Artificial cultivation of this mushroom was achieved for the first time by the Iwaide Fungology Institute by Dr. Inosuke Iwaide, a professor at Tokyo and Mie Universities, after much trial and error.

This mushroom was presented by professors Hitoshi Ito, Keishiro Shimura and Sensuke Naruse, of the mushroom research group at Mie University medical school, as the highlight at the “the 39th General Meeting of Japanese Cancer Academy” in 1980, and is still attracting scientific attention today. Agaricus Blazei Murrill is known to have an anticancer effect and promotes homeostasis. It is also known to be able to relieve diabetes and allergic diseases.

Source: Grapefruit extract
Grapefruit contains pectin, a soluble fiber that reduces the rate of entry of carbohydrates into your bloodstream, thereby lowering insulin secretion. Grapefruit and other citrus fruits also protect against cancer. In Japanese studies, grapefruit extract stopped tumor growth after it was injected under the skin of mice. The researchers concluded that the humble grapefruit is a ‘remarkable anti-mutagen’, a substance that reverses cellular changes that lead to the division and growth of cancer cells.

Grapefruit used in the sap sheet can also be used for aromatherapy. Aromatherapy is the use of scent items for the harmony and well-being of the body, mind, and spirit. It has both physical and psychological benefits and is used as a holistic treatment. The scent of grapefruit promotes feminine properties; soothes, cleanses and tones; benefits nervous system; uplifts the spirit and helps maintain self-confidence.

Source: Raspberry extract
The scent of Raspberry soothes, restores and uplifts human spirit; excellent for refreshing tired head and feet.

Source: Lavender extract
The scent of Lavender relaxes, soothes, restores and balances the nervous system; excellent for refreshing tired muscles, feet and head and useful during the cold season.

Source: Chili peppers
Cayenne pepper, also called Capsicum frutescens, is a stimulating herb made from the dried pods of chili peppers and is well known for its pungent taste and smell. Cayenne is a popular spice used in many different regional styles of cooking, but it has also been used medicinally for thousands of years. Cayenne is often referred to as chili, which is the Aztec name for cayenne pepper.

The main medicinal properties of cayenne are derived from a chemical called capsaicin. Capsaicin is the ingredient which gives peppers their HEAT. A pepper’s capsaicin content ranges from 0-1.5%. Peppers are measured according to heat units. The degree of heat determines the peppers’ usage and value. Generally, the hotter the pepper, the more capsaicin it contains. In addition to adding heat to the pepper, capsaicin acts to reduce platelet stickiness and relieve pain. Other constituents of cayenne are vitamins E, vitamin C and carotenoids.

Today cayenne is used worldwide to treat a variety of health conditions, including poor circulation, weak digestion, heart disease, chronic pain, sore throats, headaches and toothache.

Milk Thistle
Source: Milk Thistle (Silybum Marianum)
Milk thistle (Silybum Marianum) has been used as a tonic herb for liver for over 2000 years. The plant can be found in Northern Japan, Europe and Northern Africa. Milk thistle is best known as a producer of liver protectant known as silymarin, a group of milk thistle flavonoids: silybinin, silychristin, silydianin and isosilybinin.

Silymarin may prevent liver infection and dysfunction suitable for recovering alcoholics. It also reduce damages to liver cells caused by chronic use of certain prescription drugs. The silybin component of sillymarin has been related to cholesterol-lowering effects.

Sylimarin may also help prevent or alleviate gallstones and inflammatory conditions (psoriasis). German Commission E approved the use of milk thistle for liver damage, inflammatory liver disease, and cirrhosis.

Source: Corn flour
Dextrin is a product of starch hydrolysis, a carbohydrate having the same general molecular structure as starch but with a smaller and less complex molecule with adhesive properties. Its presence are necessary in Sap Sheet only as a filler and to bind other ingredients together. Beware of claims of Sap Sheet made without dextrin as this is misleading. Without dextrin, Sap Sheet will not work, like a car running without tires. However, keeping the amount of dextrin low in the Sap Sheet is the best way to achieve the best result.

Sap sheet with high amount of dextrin and with low amount of vinegars gives less benefit and result, although the smell of the vinegar is less noticeable.

A toxic body (with an overburdened liver and a sluggish and congested lymphatic system) simply cannot maintain the normal cleansing performance required to maintain optimal health.  Also, in addition to the over abundance of naturally-occurring toxins it is estimated that well over 400 synthetic chemicals and other man-made toxins permeate the body of the average individual today. Over time, if these toxins are not removed, they potentially may lead to various debilitating and chronic health conditions. However, once the various body components (e.g. organs, tissues, cells, tissues, blood, etc.) that may have been adversely affected by the toxins are cleansed, the body makes its natural adjustments to return to its original state of health and balance.  Detox foot patches are a natural way to assist your body in the removal of heavy metals, metabolic wastes, toxins, microscopic parasites, mucous, chemicals, cellulite and much more.

The foot pads are worn on the feet for a couple of reasons – the feet are considered in Oriental medicine to be “the second heart” – that is, they help pump return circulation of blood and lymph back up into the torso.  The feet are also one of the holographic reflex areas of the body, containing information about the various parts of the body.  If there are toxins present on a specific reflex, then simply place the patch over the area to help facilitate the toxin cleansing process.

These foot detox patches come from Japan, and contain natural ingredients such as wood and bamboo vinegars.  You simply wear the patches on the soles of your feet while sleeping at night, and discard the patches in the morning.  The natural ingredients will remove toxins via the lymph system as you are sleeping, usually resulting in a brownish sticky residue in the patches.

Directions for Use:

1.     Remove the paper backing from the adhesive square and lay on a flat surface, sticky side facing up.

2.    Center the foot patch on the adhesive square, with the shiny side facing down.

3.    Place the patch on the arch of your foot.

4.    Remove and dispose of the patch in the morning.  Patches should be worn for no more than 12 hours at a time.

This product has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or ailment.  Always consult a physician when starting any detox.

Toxins accumulate in our bodies from chemical pesticides, fertilizers in the food we eat, the polluted air we breathe, and as a by-product of our metabolism. This accumulation of toxins results in weakness, pain, depression, fatigue, and sickness. A vital step in maintaining our well being is to regularly remove toxins from our bodies.

According to Chinese medical knowledge, our human body has over 360 reflex points, with more than 60 points found on the sole of the foot. Our feet are the reflective zones of our internal organs, a potential home for toxins and a potent avenue to accelerate body detoxification. As the blood circulates to the soles of our feet the powerful ingredients of our detox
pads unleash and accelerate the release of toxins through those acupuncture points.

Detox Foot patches are a natural way to assist your body in the removal of heavy metals, metabolic wastes, toxins, microscopic parasites, mucous, chemicals, cellulite and much more.  This technology has withstood the test of time and comes from Japan’s Muromachi period (1333 – 1573 AD) where tree sap was used as a powerful detoxifier.

Today it is a clinically proven, gentle approach to detoxification which contains the finest natural ingredients such as wood and bamboo vinegars.  To use: adhere the patches on the soles of your feet while sleeping at night, and discard the patches in the morning.  We have found that patching restores our energy. Lab tests show the presence of waste on the patches in the morning.


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