Anytime you buy a product from someone you always wonder if they actually use the product themselves. I am an independent Nikken distributor and I do use the products myself. I decided to write this series of posts to talk about the products that I use myself, why I use them, and what benefits I believe I receive from them.
I bought my first pair of Magsteps when I started out as a Nikken distributor six years ago and I have been using them ever since.
The Magsteps are the thin ones with bumps on one side. They are intended to be used with the bumps up next to the bottom of your feet. I found the bumps uncomfortable so I flipped them over and used the smooth side. After about six months or so I decided to try the bumps again. I don’t notice the bumps now unless I feel for them.
If you have sensitive feet then you will need to start with the smooth side. If you have very sensitive feet then you will probably do better with the Magstrides instead. Magstrides are a softer magnetic insole and have a little bit of cushion to them.
I don’t go anywhere without my magnetic insoles.
My family likes to hike. A couple years ago we decided to go for a hike, so I moved my magnetic insoles from my regular shoes to my hiking boots. The next day I was running late for work, so I slipped on my shoes and ran out the door. When I got to work I noticed that my shoes felt odd. I had left my Magsteps in my hiking boots. That evening I ordered a second pair so that I wouldn’t have to remember to swap them back and forth.
I don’t generally talk much about the magnetic insoles. They go in my shoes, they last for several years (I am still using my original pair from six years ago), and I don’t give them much thought. That is, unless they are not there for some reason. Then I notice their absence and the search is on.
Unconventional Use for Magsteps
I was told by somebody back when I started my distributorship that we needed a pair of Magsteps for our washing machine and that we would use less laundry detergent. Sounds strange, huh? It actually makes some sense.
Water molecules have a positive and a negative pole. You’ve seen how the water molecule looks kind of like Mickey Mouse ears. The oxygen atom at the bottom has a negative charge and the hydrogen atoms at the top carry a positive charge, so they respond to a magnetic field. The magnetic field helps to align the atoms effectively softening the water.
Since most of what is in laundry detergent is there to treat your water, not clean your clothes, you don’t need as much. Actually, there is so much soap residue on your clothes that you probably won’t need any laundry detergent at all the first few times you wash your clothes after placing a pair of Magsteps in your washing machine.
If you don’t have a pair for your shoes (or your washing machine), or need a new pair, you can find the Magsteps and Magstrides here.