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Kenrico's Detox Pads have consecutively achieved the position of 'Number One Seller' 15 times in Japan since 1990. Our Detox Pads are guaranteed 100% and made in Japan with the finest, top grade natural ingredients available.

Here is the complete ingredient list of the Kenrico Detox Pad . A varied combination of these top grade ingredients is used to make 10 different types of Detox Pads.
Ubame Oak from Kyushu Island, Japan. The only oak that yields our first grade vinegars.
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 maximum purity. It is then stored for 6 months to mature. The middle layer of the vinegar is then filtered off and 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 concentrate extract with an extremely high level of purity.

Wood vinegar is traditionally believed to be able to improve our blood circulation. This improved circulation can lead to relief from fatigue, headache, double vision, blood pressure, arthritis, and many other similar symptoms.
Pseudosasa Japonica, native arrow bamboo from Shikoku Island, Japan.
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. As with the wood vinegar it is then stored for 6 months to reach maturity. The middle layer of this vinegar is again 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 concentrate extract with an extremely high level of purity.

Bamboo vinegar is believed to have double the effect of the wood vinegar. Bamboo vinegar costs almost twice as much as wood vinegar to manufacture.
Processed mushroom chitosan from Kikugawa, Shizuoka in Japan.

Source: Mushroom (Starting March 1st, 2009)
Chitosan is the result of the biomass research; in the old days it was extracted from the shell of a 'crab shrimp'. Kenrico Sap Sheet utilizes chitosan processed from organic mushroom in accordance to its organic standard. 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 fibre, after cellulose. Chitosan products are also used extensively by the medical profession due to their remarkable ability to promote wound healing to injuries 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%. Mushroom chitosan has also been successfully marketed as a weight loss supplement.

Dokudami leaves from the herbal garden in Kanaya, Shizuoka.
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 flavors, 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.
Eriobotrya Japonica, selected from a local plantation in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka.
Loquat Leaf
Source: Loquat leaf (Eriobotrya Japonica)
There is over 3000 years of history behind 'muxibustion therapies' and this leaf has been used extensively in Buddhist medicine for centuries. In India, it is widely used for many conditions, resulting in it being 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.
Fresh oranges from orange & grapefruit plantation in Mikkabi, here in Shizuoka.

Vitamin C
Source: Orange
It has long been known that human beings do not produce ascorbic acid (vitamin C). Therefore, we need to have a regular intake of this vitamin to help maintain optimum health.

  1. Supports increased HDL (high density lipoprotein) production to help absorb fat located in plaque.
  2. Decreased production of lipoprotein.
  3. Down-regulates cholesterol and triglyceride
    production in the liver.
  4. Supports normalized blood sugar and
    insulin requirements.
  5. Supports normalized blood pressure when
    hypertension is present by relaxing the blood vessel walls.
  6. Supports inhibition of inappropriate intravascular clot formation.
Corn fiber from domestic corn.
Vegetable Fiber
Source: Corn (corn fiber)
Vegetable fibre is used to prolong the lifetime of the sap sheet. Its fibre prevents ingredients from hardening due to factors such as humidity.
Our Tourmaline is source from Hokkaido Island, Japan.
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 pressure, or a 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 known Sri Lanka. Tourmaline exerts a cleansing and liberating energy upon our entire nervous system, promoting a clearing and stabilizing effect. Tourmaline is best known as one of the only minerals to emit far infrared heat and negative ions.
Amethyst source from Hokkaido Island, Japan.
Source: Amethyst stone
Cool and relaxing, amethyst is believed to be a stone sought after for its energetic properties. It helps promote meditation, peace and tranquility. It enhances and strengthens the powers of the user and can help to dispelling fears, heightening intuition, logical reasoning and helping to embrace your own intuitive wisdom.

In ancient times it was said to be protection against poison. Amethyst, similar to Tourmaline, is a negative ion, which exerts a cleansing and liberating energy upon our entire nervous system, promoting 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 Detox Foot Pads or Sap Sheets is referred to as Powdered Stones.
Agaricus mushroom source from mountainous plantation near the Oigawa river in Shizuoka, Japan.
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 " 39th General Meeting of Japanese Cancer Academy" in 1980, and is still attracting scientific attention today.
Fresh grapefruit from orange & grapefruit plantation in Mikkabi, Shizuoka.
Source: Grapefruit extract
Grapefruit contains pectin, a soluble fibre, which reduces the rate of entry of carbohydrates into your bloodstream, thereby, lowering insulin secretion.

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 therapy. The scent of grapefruit promotes feminine properties; soothes, cleanses and tones; benefits nervous system; uplifts the spirit and helps maintain self-confidence.
High grade Lavender from our local herb garden.
Source: Lavender extract
The Lavender extract relaxes, soothes, restores and balances the nervous system; excellent for refreshing tired muscles, feet and head and useful during the cold season.
Fresh cut and ground Cayenne. We use cayenne native to Shizuoka, here in Japan.
Source: Chili peppers
Cayenne pepper, also called Capsicum frutescens, is a stimulating herb made from the dried pods of the chili pepper 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 traditional therapeutic 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.

Cayenne is traditional used worldwide to help a variety of health conditions, including poor circulation, weak digestion, heart disease, chronic pain, sore throats, headaches, toothache and supports a healthy heart.
Milk Thistle source from the herb garden in Yaizu, in the Shizuoka province.
Milk Thistle
Source: Milk Thistle (Silybum Marianum)
Milk thistle (Silybum Marianum) has been used as a tonic herb for the liver for over 2000 years. The plant itself can be found in Northern Japan, Europe and Northern Africa. Milk thistle is best known as a producer of liver protector known as silymarin; a group of milk thistle flavonoids - silybinin, silychristin, silydianin and isosilybinin.

Silymarin supports normal liver function and has supported recovering alcoholics. It also supports normal structure in liver cells. The silybin component of sillymarin has been related to cholesterol-normalizing effects .

Sylimarin may also help support where concerned about gallstones and inflammatory conditions (psoriasis). In Europe, German Commission E approved the use of milk thistle as nutritional support for liver damage, inflammatory liver disease, and cirrhosis.

Our high quality green tea from the Shizuoka tea plantation.
Green Tea
Source: Green Tea
Our green tea is directly harvested from the green tea plantation here in the Shizuoka province.

Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), found in green tea, is at least 100 more times more effective than vitamin C, and 25 times more effective than vitamin E at protecting cells and DNA from damage believed to be linked to cancer, heart disease and other serious illnesses. This antioxidant has twice the benefits of resveratrol, which can be found in red wine.

Recent studies also suggest that the green tea catechins are also directly related to reductions in body fat. Weight is gained as excessive sugars and fats are stored in the body as fat cells. Green tea catechins can help prevent excess weight by inhibiting the movement of glucose within the fat cells.
Domestic corn and corn flour before undergoing further processing.
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 is necessary in our Detox Foot Pads as a filler, and also to bind other ingredients together. Beware of claims for Detox Pads made without dextrin, as this is misleading. Without dextrin, Sap Sheets will not work, like a car running without tires. However, keeping the amount of dextrin low in the foot pads is the best way to achieve optimum results. Detox Pads with high amounts of dextrin, and with low amounts of vinegar, gives less benefit and poor results, although the smell of the vinegar is less pungent.
Freshest and highest grade cinnamon from herb graden in Shizuoka, Japan.
Source: Cinnamon
Cinnamon, found in the hot pink edition patches (WRX-2i), can improve glucose and cholesterol levels in the blood. The effect is highly beneficial for people with type 2 diabetes, and those fighting high cholesterol.

Researchers have shown that cinnamon extracts can improve both cholesterol and glucose, and in fact, further confirmed by the clinical studies. Clinical study conducted on 60 man and woman found that ALL the patients had better triglyceride levels in their 40-day tests -- between 23% to 30% reductions. Blood cholesterol levels also went down, ranging from 13% to 26% reductions. Whether we have diabetes or not, cinnamon should be part of our daily use.
Further studies confirmed the positive effect of Cinnamon towards human health: Click Below
1. Blood sugar reduction
2. Blood sugar reduction 2
3. Cure hypertension
4. Tumor care
5. Clinical study on WRX-2 patches (lifestyle & blood analysis)

Japanese Ginseng is sourced from the herb garden in Yaizu, in the Shizuoka province, Japan.
Japanese Ginseng
Source: Japanese Ginseng (Panax Japonicum)
Panax japonicus are used as a folk medicine for treatment of life-style related diseases such as arteriosclerosis, hyperlipidemia, hypertension and non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus as a substitute for ginseng roots in Japan.

The present study clearly indicated that the saponin fractions of P. japonicus rhizomes had a significant anti-obesity action and supports the traditional usage as a substitute drug for ginseng roots.

Japanese Seaweed from Okinawa island, Japan.
Japanese Seaweed
Source: Japanese Seaweed (Laminaria digitata and Undaria pinnatifida)
This may seem surprising - that such a humble and common class of plants could offer us very much in terms of health. A team at Saga University in Japan found that a chemical in seaweed was three times more effective than a conventional flu remedy. Japanese seaweed can lower cholesterol and improve blood flow and are showing very promising results in modern science. The people of Okinawa Island in Japan regularly live to 100 and are renowned for their healthy hearts and low cholesterol. Ever-popular in health spas, Japanese seaweed baths' therapeutic value in easing weary bodies has been acknowledged for hundreds of
Sourced from the herbal garden in Kanaya, Shizuoka.
Source: Peppermint (Mentha Piperita)
Peppermint is sometimes regarded as 'the world's oldest medicine', with archaeological evidence placing its use at least as far back as ten thousand years ago. Peppermint seems to be fairly effective at relieving irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a collection of symptoms that includes abdominal cramping and pain, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea. Topical application of peppermint helps relieve tension headaches and can help with recurrent indigestion.
Fresh organic Dandelion ready for harvest. Planted in the herbal garden in Kanaya, Shizuoka.
Source: Dandelion (Taraxacum officinalis)
The medicinal and nutritional uses for the dandelion are the main reasons why there are so many dandelions today. Dandelions have been purposely cultivated and widely used throughout history. The Celts introduced it to the Roman legions when Caesar invaded the north. The Anglo-Saxons and the Normans used it to prevent scurvy (vitamin C deficiency) and monastery gardens used it for both food and medicine in the Middle Ages.

Dandelions are also thought to be effective in helping to ease the ailments of many other conditions including herpes, genital warts, and even obesity. Studies on both rats and humans that involved injecting them with dandelion have resulted in them losing up to 30% of their body weight.

Organic Black Haw sourced from Okinawa island, Japan.
Black haw
Source: Black haw (Viburnum prunifolium)
As an herbal remedy, the strong astringent and anti-spasmodic effects of the black haw are used specifically in the treatment of pain associated with the menstrual cycle in affected women. It has a long history of use by Native and pioneer women to prevent threaten miscarriage, relieve uterine cramps, painful periods or menstrual discomfort, ease symptoms of menopause. In addition, it has been used to lower blood pressure in hypertension and as an anti-spasmodic the treatment of asthma.



Superb quality of organic Fennel harvested from the herbal garden in Kanaya, Shizuoka.
Source: Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)
Fennel's medicinal uses include reducing gas discomfort, cramps, bloating and more -- and it can be a useful addition to the diet of those sufferings from stomach problems. It is recommended for numerous complaints related to excessive gas in the stomach and intestines, including indigestion, cramps, and bloating, as well as for colic in infants.


The most popular herb, organic Licorice is grown in the herbal garden in Kanaya, Shizuoka.
Source: Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra)
Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) is a flavorful herb that has been used in food and medicinal remedies for thousands of years. Licorice root has been used in both Eastern and Western medicine to treat a variety of illnesses ranging from the common cold to liver disease. This herb has long been valued as a demulcent (soothing, coating agent) and expectorant (rids phlegm and mucous from the respiratory tract) and continues to be used by health care professionals today to relieve respiratory ailments (such as allergies, bronchitis, colds, sore throats, and tuberculosis), stomach problems (including heartburn from reflux), inflammatory disorders, skin diseases, stress relief, and liver problems.

Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration; not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Detox benefits noted as based upon traditional use may not be generally recognized as substantiated by competent and reliable scientific evidence. Detox products are not offered to diagnose or prescribe for medical or psychological conditions nor to claim to prevent, treat, mitigate or cure such conditions, nor to recommend specific products as treatment of disease or to provide diagnosis, care, treatment or rehabilitation of individuals, or apply medical, mental health or human development principles, to provide diagnosing, treating, operating or prescribing for any human disease, pain, injury, deformity or physical condition. Use of the products is based upon your informed consent and private license. Testimonial results are not typical and your results may vary. The information on this site is not a substitute for medical advice from your primary health care professional.


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