A Review of Power Balance Wristbands: Do They Work?

Power Balance wristband
Power Balance wristband

Power Balance wristbands were first released in January of 2007 out of Orange County, California. Since then, they have become an increasingly popular phenomenon among people of all ages and all walks of life, including some of the world's top athletes. If you haven't heard of Power Balance wristbands yet, you are not alone. Fortunately, there's hope, with the following review of Power Balance wristbands we'll answer the questions: What is Power Balance? Do the wristbands really work? If so, how? And finally, where can I buy one?


What is Power Balance?

Power Balance is a relatively recent product on the market. The company sells silicone wristbands and pendant necklaces embedded with a treated hologram. The claim of Power Balance products is their ability to increase physical performance and overall quality of life. They utilize holograms which are specifically designed to work with your body's natural energy flow, and in turn increase endurance, balance, strength, and flexibility. The Power Balance technology is worn and endorsed by many famous athletes including professional basketball players Shaquille O'neill and Lamar Odom, professional surfers Bruce and Andy Irons, mixed martial arts fighter Shane Del Rosario, and many others.


Testimonial and product testing of Power Balance

Do Power Balance wristbands really work?

Arguments for Power Balance:

The science behind the bracelet relies on the embedded hologram. The hologram has been with treated with energy waves at specific positive frequencies. These frequencies react positively with your body's naturally occurring and ever-flowing energy fields. Once the hologram comes into contact with your body, energy flow is then supposedly improved throughout, thus improving ones balance, flexibility, and strength. Simple enough right?

While the idea of a bracelet optimizing your body's performance may be hard to swallow, the general idea behind it's technology isn't. Being in touch with our body's natural energy, and working to optimize it, is at the foundation of many ancient Eastern philosophies. Frequencies from items we use daily such as cell phones, radios, televisions, and microwaves can damage the naturally free-flowing energy in our body. Power Balance wristbands claim to be the answer to restoring that energy back to a normal level.


A critical news review of Power Balance

Arguments against Power Balance:

Many skeptics are left to wonder if Power Balance wristbands really work. It seems almost too convenient that wearing a bracelet can magically increase strength, balance, and flexibility. While the bracelets are endorsed by many athletes and celebrities alike (see video), there are still many skeptics. Many believe the bracelet works via the placebo effect. Which means any improvement in balance, flexibility, and strength is simply a result of positive thinking, and well, believing in the bracelet. A situation in which mind-over-matter, truly prevails. After all, the human mind is an extremely powerful tool, capable of some really outrageous things. Whether performing better athletically is achieved from believing in yourself, or in a rubber bracelet, is the ultimate question. The only way to find out is to do your own research and try one for yourself.

Take the online poll

Do Power Balance wristbands work for you?

  • I wear one now, and it works!
  • I have worn one in the past, but it didn't work. What a waste of money.
  • I have never worn one, but I'm buying one now.
  • I have never worn one, and I never will...not for $30 bucks.
See results without voting

Update: Is my Power Balance real or fake?

Nobody can afford to spend $30 on a fake. The only way to know that you are buying a real Power Balance, is to buy direct from the company website.

There are thousands of authorized dealers and distributors who claim to sell the real Power Balance bracelets. Whether or not this is true, I can't say. Similarly, There are many "fake" Power Balance wristbands on the market. These are usually offered at a much cheaper price.

Update: Power Balance a Scam?

Since the beginning, Power Balance has made claims of it's abilities to improve balance and strength by using the body's natural energy. But never once does the company offer scientific evidence of their claims. Is Power Balance just one big scam? Australia says "yes."

Recently, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) chairman Graeme Samuel said that Power Balance Australia couldn't provide any scientific evidence to back up the claim. He also stated that "consumers should be wary of other similar products on the market that make unsubstantiated claims, when they may be no more beneficial than a rubber band.” The ACCC is telling Power Balance Australia to refund customers money. If you feel cheated by false claims, contact Power Balance and ask for your money back.

Whether or not the intentions of Power Balance were to scam consumers, is debatable. But the truth is, the bracelet's "technology" lies in the power of thought, more than the hologram. For many people - placebo or not - the bracelet has worked for them. If you believe the bracelet improves your athletic abilities, then it does. Power Balance is not the first to market a product off such angle. Regardless, the Power Balance company has promised to remove misleading claims on their packaging and replace them with “corrective advertising.” Power Balance is still available, online and in stores almost worldwide.


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Millie Monroe 6 years ago

Very interesting hub and I really like my wristband. I think it works!


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jdaviswrites 6 years ago from California Author

hey thanks. we have found another believer!


Sylvia 6 years ago

How long do they work for? Do they wear out?


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jdaviswrites 6 years ago from California Author

sylvia - thats a good question. from what i have read and heard, they dont have an expiration date. let me know if you see otherwise.


Zath 6 years ago

I buying one of these for $44 and I believe it works!


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jdaviswrites 6 years ago from California Author

hey zath - thanks for the comment... i think believing it works is the most important aspect of it


sarah 6 years ago

i got one of these today and they are amazing,at first i was sceptical thinking its all in the mind, it wasnt until the flexibility test that i noticed these really do work! i cant wait to work out with it on and see the difference in my strength and endurance


juan 6 years ago

hi, im just wondering, where can i buy one? i prefer in the mall, i am here at LA, CA. thanks. :)


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jdaviswrites 6 years ago from California Author

sarah - i guess you are one of the many supporters...as you can see from the poll, you are with the majority. enjoy


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jdaviswrites 6 years ago from California Author

hey juan - You can buy one on this article by selecting the one you like and ordering it through Amazon. If you don't see a color or style you like, check on the power balance company website for more options. Unfortunately, I don't know what exact stores carry them other than some local surf shops in my neighborhood, an hour away from LA...good luck.


juan 6 years ago

thanks men. i think i'll buy from their website. thanks again.


Sandra 6 years ago

yup! it works all right!...i'm a softball player (pitcher) and my pitches have improved by about 2-4 mphs! i am not kidding! and if it is in my mind and not the bracelets...whatever...$30 for an improvement in my performances = priceless!


Kyle 6 years ago

I put one on my dog and it works!


Jane 6 years ago

Ive looked into using and buying a powerbalance bracelet as I have worked with homeopathic and theraputic medicines for years now so I wanted to see if there was anything in Powerbalance that I could use or possibly recomend.

I can say with much certainty that IT IS COMPLETELY USELESS!

There have been therapies which use magnets and Ionic technology for years and companies who actually put this technology into their products such as Trion:Z.

But PowerBalance manufacture thier bracelets for $1 a piece and essentially place a placebo sticker on it!

If you want to give a multimillion $ corperation your $29 out of the $30 it will take you to buy a plastic band with a sticker on it, then please go ahead, but if you really want to try out this kind of magno-ionic therapy then look at someone like www.trion:Z.co.uk who have been around much longer and actually use real technology in their products.


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jdaviswrites 6 years ago from California Author

jane - thanks for dropping some knowledge about some alternatives to power balance. I know there are many people that deny it's worth with the same kind of conviction as you. It's always good to hear from the believer as well as the non-believer. thanks for reading.


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jdaviswrites 6 years ago from California Author

sandra - That's very impressive, and true; whether all in the mind or the bracelet, it's still only 30bucks. Thanks for stopping by.


Randy  6 years ago

There is also another energy band you might like to look into. It is called Pure Energy. I have friends who are very happy with this brand and I recently bought one.


frank 6 years ago

its a hoax but i think they are still cool but i wont blow 30 buckson on a rubber braclet in could probaly make at home.


mike 6 years ago

i totes agree with you frank


tavo 6 years ago

i think its all mental but i gotta couple because they look pretty nice. but of course at cheaper price.


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jdaviswrites 6 years ago from California Author

cheers tavo - thanks for reading and your input.


Braeden 6 years ago

Hey my girlfriend bought me one of these and I just got hit by a car and since I had my powerbalance bracelet on it didn't even phase me!!!!! Now I'm flying around my workplace while I am writing this!!!! Cool huh???!


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jdaviswrites 6 years ago from California Author

wow braeden, amazing recovery. i'm happy power balance has done such wondrous things for you. thanks for sharing. i wish i had one the at the time i got hit by a car...


Lemon Man 6 years ago

:D


David 6 years ago

Power Balance really helped my skateboarding and surfing, as well as giving me awesome triathlon results. It's a shame it can't really help the technical/motor control. One thing to note though, they listed all the positive effects and none of the negative effects of the bracelet. I got left with impotence as a direct result of using teh power balance bracelet. I could sue.

Lol jk, it does nothing for my skateboarding.


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jdaviswrites 6 years ago from California Author

david - I don't know what to say. You know, I have the option of deleting comments here, but I've decided to leave yours for a few reasons. One, it's funny, I think. Two, maybe someone out there can interpret your comment for themselves better than I could. I guess I could always say thanks for reading, so thanks.


jake 6 years ago

i just put power balance to the test and its hard to believe but it really works it does what it says amazing and thats no bs


Sandra B 6 years ago

my grandson gave his pawpaw one ,he has prostate cancer,stage 4, taking chemo, not feeling good at all ,dont do nothing but sit in his recliner, sense he has been wearing this he gets up more,and walks around, this is not a cure for cancer(wish) but he seems to have alittle bit more energy,instead of looking so pale, thanks


E-man 6 years ago

I have tried one and I know it works. I tested it on everyone who walked into my house, before they even knew what was going on eliminating the placebo effect. However, I think I have noticed side effects. I feel nausea after wearing it for a while and my mom got light headed. Is this normal? But I can't deny that it works!


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jdaviswrites 6 years ago from California Author

hey e-man. you are the first person i've heard to have negative side effects. but if it works for you, that is great...thanks for reading.


Jonathan 6 years ago

My father in law is not the type of guy who promotes anything or likes to BS. He is abuot 60, and surfs. A surfer buddy introduced hime to the band. He got one, and at a family bbq a few weeks ago, he did the banance tests on about 10 people, young, old, male, female. He weighs about 225, and to see him using his full force on a 120 lb girl and her not budge was shocking. It worked on every single person. I got a Pure Energy band this week. I gain no $$ by promoting this product.


jimo 6 years ago

does it help balance when your drunk?


Etwa 6 years ago

Wow it really works, i was sceptical at first but after putting it on i could really fly!!!


Gatiep 6 years ago

I stood up out of my wheel chair and tried to walk down the hall way, I was sure it would work because i had faith and I had my Power Balance bracelet but it didnt....


Michelle Meiklejohn 6 years ago

I can't believe it worked like a charm.


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jdaviswrites 6 years ago from California Author

Thanks for all the sarcastic comments. At least their creative.


JB 6 years ago

Does the powerbalance bracelet help with joint pain, swelling, stress and blood circulation. I ran across these for the first time today in a mall. Doing a little research before I toss my money!


RP 6 years ago

I just got one of these for my birthday. My brother knows I'm a skeptic so he didn't explain what was going on and just started running me through all these physical tests. I was amazed when he made me close my eyes each time and put something on my head that made me more flexible, and much more balanced. the change was extremly noticable. I found out it was the bracelet. Amazing


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jdaviswrites 6 years ago from California Author

RP - so the bracelet fits around your head?


cumines 6 years ago

i'm a skeptic and a believer at the same time... i'll ask my former agent to let me try his wristband so i'm sure it's all worth it... peace!


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jdaviswrites 6 years ago from California Author

cumines - That's probably best. Don't ask a sales rep, but ask friends and try it out for yourself...Hopefully this helps your decision. Thanks for reading.


Nona Goodman 6 years ago

Becoming impotent would be the pits (David), but I WOULD LIKE TO FLY! (Etwa) I've ordered one and it's "on the way."


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jdaviswrites 6 years ago from California Author

nona - glad you're taking these comments to heart. i'm all down for flying with a hard on...thats why i wear one. thanks for being here!


Rosie 6 years ago

I'm sensitive to energies, and I definately feel vibrational energy coming from both of my friend's bracelets. That in itself is enough proof for me. I ordered one and it's on the way:)


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jdaviswrites 6 years ago from California Author

Rosie - Good for you. I'm glad you found this and were able to use it's information. Thanks for the comment...


fezza07 6 years ago

E-Man - I have heard of nausea while people have tried it on for the first time, so I guess different people react in different ways


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jdaviswrites 6 years ago from California Author

fezza07 - I haven't heard of that myself until now. Thanks for your contribution. Cheers...


shahadda 6 years ago

I wore one for about an hour and my hand started to get numb and I felt light headed.

Maybe these are not good for people with thyroid problems? Or high blood pressure?

I am sure this works great for people that are healthier than me................but I have a negative reaction to it.


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D.Virtual.Doctor 6 years ago from Europe

Thanks for sharing, its truly an amazing hub...


perkashi 6 years ago

A wonderful share.


Mc David 6 years ago

A hologram can do all that? Are you all sure? A light scattering recording!

The placebo effect can do everything from totally alleviating pain to making people die.

Try the band on someone but while they are not looking, exchange the band for a rubber band.

Oh I've heard some things in my time.


crys 6 years ago

I tried power balance and it did nothing for my pain so i was very skeptical of the product. However for the last 2 months I have been wearing a new product that is similar. i felt the effects right away. It is so much stronger than power balance and i recommend for everyone to make the swtich. I have been dealing with spine and back problems for years and this is the first time I have felt continous relief.


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jdaviswrites 5 years ago from California Author

D.Virtual.Doctor - Amazing eh? Well, gee golly, thanks a million.

perkashi - Sharing is caring. Thanks for reading.

Mc David - Everyone's entitled to their opinion right...Thanks for commenting.

Flippa - Hey, like you said, placebo or not. If it improved your running and decreased the pain in your knees...why not? Thanks for being here.

crys - Thanks for sharing. What is the other product? I'm sure others would want to know, including myself. Thanks....

Alan Zimmerman - I am also interested in the same sorts of studies, which is what led me to doing more research about the Power Balance. I agree, while maybe not directly correlated to increased performance, balance etc...it won't hurt. Thanks for the comment.


Katherine 5 years ago

i have one and it works. at first i thought its in the mind but i closed my eyes and a rubber braclet was put on my wrist and i didnt fell anything. it wasnt a power balance it was like those bands or live love ...... i tried power balance not knowing the order i would recieve it and it work in all the tests


Johan 5 years ago

How much is one of this power balance wrists??? Would it help with lower back pain???


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jdaviswrites 5 years ago from California Author

Johan - you can see from the ones offered above they range from 10-40 US dollars. Lower back pain? I'm not sure either way...


ckrider 5 years ago

Does it matter which arm u wear it? Just got one as a gift.


Sweetpeace 5 years ago

Can it really cause lightheadedness/dizziness?


th6026 5 years ago

Hey, E-man, I just got my bracelet today and within minutes of putting it on started feeling a little sick to my stomach with a very slight headache. Does that feeling go away?


th6026 5 years ago

I got one yesterday, I really wasn't expecting anything. Yesterday my stomach was a little upset after putting it on - then today, I was none stop, all kinds of energy. It made a believer out of me.


DaDeuce 5 years ago

jdavis, does this aura of forced politeness help you peddle this ineffective product? i'm saying ineffective not because it never works, but because there is not a legitimate guarantee that it will deliver what treatments you promise with this product. Loss of balance can be due to a variety of different reasons, which one is this rubber band targeting?

Are you obligated to sell it at such a high mark-up because you cannot find enough uninformed schmucks to buy this product in order to satisfy your initial investment or are you out to just make as much money as you can by selling your bloated promises?

I am not interested in this product, just the harm you are producing in the world. I bumped into this well-aged woman yesterday who was walking her dog. We got to talking and she mentioned she bought one of these bands because of the advertising you get from baseball players. She said she guesses she feels a difference but wasn't really sure. Would you toss this much money away on a negligible difference? She did not appear to be rich; I mean, how much money can you really spare at 80 years old? I had to comment because I don't understand how you can live with yourself taking such a high profit from good people like her.

I will be checking back to see if you have deleted this comment or if you have a reply. I realize that you do not like to delete other people's opinions so I hope you are just as fair to me. If not I have this saved and will spam your website whenever possible.


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jdaviswrites 5 years ago from California Author

DaDeuce - Thanks for your comment. To begin, I am not "peddling" this product. I do not work for the company, and the little money I do make when one is sold from this article is a very small percentage of the listing price (which is set by amazon, not me). But that's not important. The important part is that I feel you have missed the purpose of this article altogether.

The purpose of this article is that of a review and not a sales pitch. I offer both arguments for why it works, and arguments for why it doesn't. I offer both sides of the product from an objective standpoint, allowing the reader to sort through the information and decide for themselves. I did research, sorted through news articles, video and testimonial in order to provide the best depiction of the real story on power balance.

And to your question of how I can live with myself taking high profit from an 80 year old? That's low buddy, and by the way, I'm living just fine. For one, I'm not taking a profit from grandma. If you (or grandma) wear one and it helps you feel better in any way, how is that bad? People wear crosses to feel safe, charms to get lucky, and now, bracelets to feel balanced. Personally, I don't believe in any of the things power balance claims to do. But that is just my opinion, and this isn't an opinion piece.

The only reasons I would delete your comment is because of your sour tone and negativity. Don't sour my article. Thanks for the comment.


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jdaviswrites 5 years ago from California Author

ckrider - supposedly not. thanks for reading...

sweetpeace - I'm not sure about that. I really don't see how or why it would. At any rate, thanks for the comment.

th6026 - I don't know. That sounds like a question for your doctor. If you are sure the bracelet is making you sick...uh...take it off. Thanks for the comment.


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jdaviswrites 5 years ago from California Author

DaDuece - Can I suggest redirecting this fire towards people who actually are producing harm in the world or taking high profits from well-aged women walking their dogs. ie: big tobacco or health insurance companies, respectively.


DaDeuce 5 years ago

I am glad you left my piece of opinion on this site. I had to say what's on my mind: people with limited money shouldn't be swayed to spend their precious money on gimmicks but things of more value to their lives. I am sorry for targeting you directly.


Jen Bishop 5 years ago

I've been using a Power Balance for several months now, and I can absolutely tell you that it's had a dramatic effect on my tennis game. I stroke smoother, and I get a faster jump on the ball.


Jen Bishop 5 years ago

I've been using a Power Balance for several months now, and I can absolutely tell you that it's had a dramatic effect on my tennis game. I stroke smoother, and I get a faster jump on the ball.


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jdaviswrites 5 years ago from California Author

DaDuece - I agree. People with limited money need are in control of their money, and they need to be smart about what they do with it.

Jen Bishop - Thanks for the testimonial. People appreciate it, including me.


Severinne 5 years ago

I only have nausea when I unequip them, along with some lightheadedness and tiredness. A strange thing is that when you equip a true PowerBalance on one wrist, and a counterfeit on the other, you also feel slightly ill. As for placebo, I like the real thing when it comes to brand names, but I could SWEAR the counterfeit is stronger; I would want the real one to be stronger consciously and subconciously, however it seems to not be working that way - to me, that throws the placebo theory out. I need to do more research on this. Also, that Zengyro looks nice, wonder if I can find one here cos I hate ordering :) BTW, I feel the effects straight away.


Severinne 5 years ago

I forgot to add something:

JDavis, this is by no means a slam, as I do not work that way, but why are you selling something you do not believe in? Research perhaps? I truly am curious. I also think these bracelets do not work for everyone, just like medications do not work for everyone. Maybe that is where some of the more vexed 'debunkers' are coming from.

MythBusters needs to have a show segment dedicated to these bands, including cPrime, Zengyro, and traditional magnetic bracelets.


Peta 5 years ago

I have been wearing my power Balance wrist band since April and i was skeptical at first I do water aerobics once a week and on the occasions I have forgotten to put mine back on after washing it (mine is on a thick band of wet suit material) I found my balance was way off in the water and when I wear it I don't fall over in water doing the aerobics I am 63 and have feet and knee problems since wearing my power band I find i feel so much better


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jdaviswrites 5 years ago from California Author

Severinne - Thanks for the comment. I offer both why the wristband may work, and why it may not, and let the reader choose what to do believe (and choose whether to or not to buy one). Thanks for you comment.

peta - That is excellent news to hear. thanks for sharing your story and thanks for reading.


hob22 5 years ago

which arm do u wear it on?


Hollz 5 years ago

Think you can where one if you have a pacemaker?


Hollz 5 years ago

*wear* sorry...:P


CJ 5 years ago

I have fibromyalgia and am sometimes very unsteady on my feet. I have tried everything that has come out, finally I gave up on all the gimmick stuff. My son bought a power-balance braclet for my birthday. I didn't believe it would work, but wore it to make him happy. A few days later in noticed that I was not as unsteady as usual. I told him that I thought that it helped with the balance, but not with the power. My husband interupted and said that he could tell that I was doing better in both ways.

I just bought one for my 83 year old mother and 84 year old mother in law. We will have to see how that works.

My son's worked for a couple of weeks, then turned black in the center on both sides. Now he says it does not work good anymore.

I give it a thumbs up.


CJ 5 years ago

I need to add that this did nothing for my pain, only my balance and energy.


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jdaviswrites 5 years ago from California Author

hob22 - Supposedly it doesn't matter. You could keep it in your pocket if you wanted.

Hollz - I don't know for sure, but I can't see how wearing a silicone bracelet would effect a pacemaker. Ask your doctor?

CJ - That is strange about your son's bracelet. Is it possible it was a fake? There are lots of them out there...Wonderful hearing how power balance helped you, I'm sure the manufacturers would love to hear your testimonial as well. Thanks for sharing.


Jack 5 years ago

I am thinking of buying one but I am not quite sure if it is worth the $30. Any help?


Ken 5 years ago

What a load of balony!!! Are we all that gullable that we would believe a rubber band will improve our health. What about excercise to improve balance, strength and flexibility??? Wake up people!!


Samantha 5 years ago

How can anyone deny it when they take the test? i dunno how it works but i certainly can remain more balanced wearng the braclet than when i don't have it on. someone explain how they are faking you out doing the test cuz the guy did the test the exact same way on me with the bracelet and without it and i've even done it on other people and um i don't know how to fake the test.


Robert 5 years ago

It works great. I could care less about the price but this made me run faster than I regularly run. I dont know why my friends dont think its real. I think everyone else doesnt know about the modern technology we have. Even if its like what jane said. If it works, its fine for me and thats why I always have it.


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jdaviswrites 5 years ago from California Author

Jack - That's up to you my friend. Read some other reviews and make your own decision. Good luck. Thanks for commenting.

Ken - What about 8 minute abs, the shake-weight and instant weight-loss diet pills...you mean those don't work either?

Samantha - If you watch the 2cnd video in this article you will see how the test might not be 100% accurate. See for yourself. Thanks for comment

Robert - Thanks for the input. Much appreciated...


Nathan  5 years ago

I love them they are amazing!!!!!


kavan  5 years ago

i hate these band they dont work at alllllllllllllllllll


Doles 5 years ago

They get the job done and they really work! I couldnt believe it!! :)


Nathan Doles 5 years ago

LOVE THEM


phil 5 years ago

my friend recently tried one on me and it does work


fiona 5 years ago

In 72 hrs I developed a rash on my arm so I switched the power band onto the other arm and a rash appeared. My feet were so hot as were my palms. I have now taken it off! Can u give an explanation?


Babes samoro 5 years ago

I have one of these... when i bought it i thought it is nothing but when i wore it.. it worked.. then i thought it was a grate thing.. :) hahaha..love the POWER BALANCE!!!


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ReggieD06 5 years ago

J,

I enjoyed your hub. I felt it was impartial and well-written. I am impressed by your diligence in addressing all the comments that are left on your hub. You have been quite professional in your response to comments that could have caused you to travel down a negative path. Keep up the good work!

Reggie D.


Chip 5 years ago

these things in my opinion dont work at all just w waste of time and money to me but try for yourself


Severinne 5 years ago

JDavis, thank you for your response; as someone has mentioned, you are being quite professional. XPBand is also is an interesting alternative. I like the holograph bands more than the traditional magnetic one; although both have 'vibes' as it were, the ones with the holographs/hologrammes are stronger.


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segol yoda 5 years ago

I'll buy one :)


matt 5 years ago

does it work on a field sobriety test lol?


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jdaviswrites 5 years ago from California Author

fiona - I really have no explanation for you. Maybe you're allergic to...rubber? If it's messing you up/giving you a rash, I would recommend not wearing it.

Babes samoro - that's grate! happy to hear you found it to be a grate thing. have a grate day. thanks for commenting...

ReggieD - Everyone deserves a little love and respect as long as they give a little themselves. Thanks for the wonderful comment

Chip - You are not alone with your opinion. Thanks for the comment.

Severinne - That's good to know. I have never heard nor seen the XPBand but I will check them out ASAP. Thanks for being here...

Segol Yoda - Right on...Hopefully this article helped you decide either way ...

matt - Good question...only one way to find out right?


mellymel 5 years ago

I just bought one and put it on. I am as skeptical as anyone and I PROMISE you.... I felt a difference.


Ralph Daniel 5 years ago

hey..Braeden( the one who commented 2 months ago),, i dont know if you're just being sarcastic or i just misunderstood what you have said so anyone pls tell me if he's being sarcastic or what...anyway, to jdaviswrites, im just curious.. here in Philippines, theres a tiangge(this kind of market always come here in our city every october to november[sometimes until december]) that sells powerbalance for just.. i think its just for 100 pesos to 150 pesos. Converting to us dollars, its $2-3. Do you think its just an imitation? thx


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jdaviswrites 5 years ago from California Author

Ralph - I'm going to go out on a limb and say he was being sarcastic...but you never know right.

As for the imitation: the Power Balance company is a relatively small one based out of southern California. To see their bracelets show up in a temporary market in the Philippines for just $2 is hard to believe. It is more likely that it's a copy cat. There are hundreds of them out there but only on original Power Balance. Whether or not they all have the same effect is up to the buyer. Hope this helps


lina  5 years ago

i just bought today and as soon as I put it on I felt somewhat different and lightheaded instantly. I took it of immediately. I have low blood pressure so my first guess was that perhaps it was not good for me. let's see... I'll try again


Alvin 5 years ago

My friend bought one for him and for his wife a few months back. One day before heading out to the Raider game (Yay Areaaaaa!!!) he did the test on me and I was a believer (mostly). I went to the mall today and low and behold it was a Power Balance kosk display that I encountered right when I got in.

I asked the employee questions about the product for a good while and after him "passing the test" with my barrage of questions I decided to try it on. 5 min later I walked away with a new band. I instantly felt my energy renewed as I was feeling fatigued prior to putting the bracelet on and my posture was more upright, which I don't normally do. However, I have back issues and nerve issues as well (I just turned 30 and I've had back arthritis and sciatica for 4.5yrs now) and my sciatic nerve started acting up differently than before. My left arm also felt numb as well but it's been on and off. I'll see how it goes for the second day and compare the changes.

One question I didn't ask the employee though: what happens when you wear two more bracelets? Anyone know? I'd like to say that it could potentially improve the effects, both positive and negative..


kathyr 5 years ago

I have had to power balance bracelets and both have turned black on the holographs. I cannot find out why this happens, can you help me?


Darren Chai 5 years ago

I just bought a PB bracelet. I'm not quite sure it works yet. I don't feel a difference but maybe since its just cause i havn't been doing any sports. I will be in the near future, I hope PB will reveal itself soon.


john doe 5 years ago

they work! then they dont work...


Chinchilla Dude 5 years ago

It worked awesome. I can't beleive it sweet.


DIGGYDIGGY 5 years ago

IT SOUNDS ALLOT LIKE AN IONIC FOOT CLENSE. MAYBE THE BLACK COLOR IS FROM EXISED POISONS IN THE BODY?


K.N.Sreenivas 5 years ago

hi Guys, would like to know....if it can cure tinnitus and hearing disbility....Kindly let me know if it is available in India ..if so where in India....

Thanks


Peter Griffin 5 years ago

This thing does not work.


aaaa 5 years ago

how do we know that its working?


Society hasn't advanced much from prehistoric times... 5 years ago

LOL I don't know how people could fall for this crap...

It's all in your mind, humans don't know what their mind is capable of doing we humans are a lazy bunch that to try to avoid regular exercise we buy a $60 rubber bracelet, which leads to a chain reaction in our brains that leads us to believe this bracelet has "powers".

The way it works is very similar to visualizing.. staying concentrated on a goal and picturing it in your mind before it even happens... expect with this bracelet.. let's say the chain effects is a lot smaller.

Basically all this bracelet is doing is bringing false confidence or reenforcement to a person leading to them believe in themselves once again.

LOL give me 5 bucks and I'll give you my PurePower Bandpin (rubberband painted red with a paper clipped onto it)

A LIMITED TIME OFFER CALL NOW!


Inge 5 years ago

I got mine yesterday, Im such a clumsy person, and IT WORKS WONDERS!!! I would recommend it to everyone whos still having a bit of doubt whether to get one or not.


Zack 5 years ago

Ok, I'm not sure if it works, but I paid what, $5 for it from a friend that just wanted to get rid of it.. If anything, it looks cooler than the old rubber bracelets. So I don't care, but if it does "work" then more power to me, am I right?


igat 5 years ago

How can you detemined if its fake or originla Power Balance that you buy?

Cause you know there's alot of fake specialy on ebay


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jdaviswrites 5 years ago from California Author

Alvin - From what I know, wearing two or more won't have any added positive or negative effects than if you were to wear one. I am no authority on the subject though, and you should send an email to the manufacturer at powerbalance to get a correct answer....Thanks for the comment.

kathyr - I don't know. If they are real powerbalance bracelets and not knock-offs, see if you can send them back to the manufacturer to be replaced. Hope you figure this one out. Thanks...

Darren Chai - To paraphrase Abe Lincoln: "whether you believe it works, or it doesn't work...either way, you're right."

DiggyDiggy - That's an interesting theory that I have no idea about. I really don't see how a rubber bracelet with a small hologram would release or extract poisons between the bracelet and the body? Maybe we should be more careful about the things we buy...including cell phones, cigarettes, and silicone bracelets. Thanks for the comment.

KN Sreenivas - I wouldn't trust a bracelet to cure any disease.

society hasn't advanced.... - Two things: One, Is there a difference between "false confidence" and confidence...as long as it makes the user more confident? I don't think so. Two, maybe you should make that bracelet, who knows, you could become a millionaire like the CEO of powerbalance. I see your overall point though and thank you for sharing.

Inge - Thanks for the comment.

Zack - Worth a try for 5bucks right? Power on brother. Thanks for sharing

igat - I think the only way to know if it's original is to either buy it straight from the powerbalance website or from a seller than can guarantee that it's the real-deal. There are also other brands of bracelets that claim to work the same way...they are not fake, they are just a different manufacturer.


Cuan 5 years ago

I got one as a gift and i thought it would work, ever since (one week now) i have been feeling ultra dizzy, vomiting and constant heavy stomach pains. I am also not able to sleep at night, in this past week i have had at least 20 hours sleep the most in 7 days!!!! Either it has highlighted a serious problem i did not know i have or it make me feel worse, i have just today taken it off, lets see if i return to normal.


Mr.B 5 years ago

I just wanted to say I own a power balance bracelet and I feel that whether or not it is in you head or in the band doesn't matter if it helps you then go for it I have seen far bigger wastes of 30 bucks.


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Cuan - Wow, that's intense. Maybe your bracelet was cursed. Hope you are feeling better and thanks for the comment.

Mr.B - I couldn't agree more. Thanks for reading.


sam 5 years ago

Can I wear it when I shower or just in the water?


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sam - I'm sure that is fine. thanks for reading


cameron giliomee 5 years ago

could u swim with them?


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cameron - yes


Junior 5 years ago

My wife and all her co workers that are Doctors wear the it. I was skeptical at first but I had a soccer buddy of mine show it to me. WOW it does really work.


kevin 5 years ago

this is the best thing that has ever happened to me. my teacher doesnt belicve that it works but it does and i have proved it to him. i am going to use it for football and hope it gives me a little more edge on my game! thanks power balance


daniel altimus 5 years ago

i keep reading in different places that it is based on some Eastern philosophies. almost makes it sound kinda sketchy, but here is my experience with it. My friend bought one and said it was awesome, I didn't believe him and just said that it's all in his head. So he did the tests with me and it was pretty cool. The fact that i was so skeptical should have eliminated the possibility that is was just all in my head. Not sure if its just the fact that the way the test works is kinda rigged in that even if you tried the test twice in a row without it if the difference would still be there because of your bodies equillibrium adaptation.....just some thoughts


claire 5 years ago

In cape town they are selling the power balance bracelet for 10 euro embeded in USA but made in china. It is the original one


Mattk 5 years ago

What's the difference between power balance, pure energy, and efx


Claire 5 years ago

In Cape Town for 10 Euro you get the Power Balance bracelet and is mentioned on the box embeded in USA and made in China. Is this an original or fake


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jdaviswrites 5 years ago from California Author

junior - Thanks for the comment bud!

kevin - If it does as it claims...it should help you out. Good luck with that and thanks for the comment.

daniel altimus - Eastern philosophy sounds sketchy to you or what? Don't be afraid...thanks for the comment though

claire - I don't know how to answer this for sure.

mattk - different brands

claire - again, I don't know


Johnson 5 years ago

Could you please tell me if the POWER BALANCE Silicon bracelets are available in Mumbai, India and where. Need the original ones


Bernie Watson 5 years ago

I felt no great effects from wearing the bracelet... just a mild grumpiness. Sorry to all the believers, but it honestly has made no positive difference since putting the bracelet on two days ago, just grumpy! By the way, Claire, I bought my Power Balance bracelet from a shop in Durban for R100 and it also says that its embedded in the USA and made in China!!! But, if this works for some folks, that's good. It just doesn't work for me.


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johnson - you can buy them online and have them shipped anywhere...

bernie watson - mild grumpiness...was this a result of wearing the bracelet? maybe grumpy because you spend 100R on it and it didn't do what it claimed. either way, a dissatisfied customer. Thanks for the comment.


Bernie Watson 5 years ago

No, not grumpy that it didn't work... I'm always cheerful and even-natured, but had developed a cold on the weekend of purchasing the bracelet as well, which may have made me feel off-colour. I'm still hoping it will work for me, as I kept an open mind and know two people who say it does work for them. I was wondering though, if there are people (like me, perhaps) who do not need to wear the bracelet as their balance and stability is already optimum? I'm a 49 year old female and had hoped I could get rid of vertigo and back pain from scoliosis. I also have to finally note here that there are probably imitations out there and if the price sounds too cheap, then maybe its because its a knock-off? Maybe I landed up with one of those... lol. Thanks for the site to view comments and also post a comment - I like to research and found it frustrating that little information was provided with the bracelet on purchase. :-)


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bernie - if it does as it claims, it will improve your balance and stability even more so (even if you think you are at an optimum level). but who knows...? you can see by these comments that people have differing opinions about whether or not it works. thanks for reading though...


Claire 5 years ago

Bernie thanks for sharing your views and all. I just want someone who has purchase one from Europe, USA to share with us what was written on the box and where it was manufactured so in this way atleast we know if the ones coming from China at 10 Euro approx are original or fake. Like the ones we purchased in S. Africa had printed on the box Embeded in USA and made in China


britt 5 years ago

if you have anxiety do you think this product is good to use? or is this product more for athletes?


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britt - I wouldn't count on the bracelet to help you with anxiety. It simply claims to improve balance, stability and power.


dan beebe 5 years ago

I played n the NFL for 10 years, leave the band on your wrist 24/7, they do work!!!


Claire 5 years ago

Dan Beebe,

Am not sure if you have read my earlier post with regards to the one I have purchased in Cape Town, South Africa, and printed on the box was Embeded in USA and made in China. Do you have any idea if this is the real thing or a fake.


Usha 5 years ago

My brother bought one power balance band for me in black colour from australia. I met with an road accident in 2006 after that i am on wheelchair....... i am doing my physio continously and start walking little bit but i am very spatic patient, after wearing this braclet i am feeling little bit relaxation on my legs that means for me this is working and i wish and pray for God that my power band improve my motor and sensary so that i will able to walk independently.......... Thanks


Madison 5 years ago

I was required to have one foe softball... They really work. But still skeptical about how it does it


Gary 5 years ago

Have you read the news....back to the wall maker has admitted to the sham!


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jdaviswrites 5 years ago from California Author

usha - I pray for you as well, thanks for reading

madison - thanks for the comment

gary - I did read the news...Hub has been updated. Thanks bud...


Wandona 5 years ago

I have been wearing this bracelet off and on for a couple of months now. I've had a strange reaction. I'm 54 years old and was in menopause. I am now menstruating again. Please let me know if you've had this same reaction. I'm so confused!


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jdaviswrites 5 years ago from California Author

Wandona - considering I'm a 24 year old male, no I have not had this same reaction. I really don't see how wearing the bracelet would activate your baby making potential...If you're really worried/confused, I would see a doctor.


Matt5 5 years ago

I tried my friends out before to see if the bracelet worked. When I put it on I noticed a tingly feeling in my wrist and it then went up into my arm. Then it felt like my circulation in my arm was changing. I guess I have felt an improvement in strength,flexibility, ETC. Whatever this bracelet does, I certainly did feel it physically effect me with the tingly feeling. I've bought my own and I have been wearing it for the first day, I'm not a 100% believer but I do believe this is a unique bracelet.


blacksheep33 5 years ago

i tried one on earlier this week and it did nothing i also note i never herd of it before so i decided to check it out on the web well i think its a placebo its all in your head humans are amazing and need to learn to harness your brain power and stop using cheesy bracelets making some one a but load of money


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Evgeny unity 5 years ago from Latvia

Interesting hub, but Y have never worn a wristband, Y don't think it would be handy.


camera 5 years ago

has anyone worn 2 at the same time?? if so what happened


forbsey 5 years ago

I bought mine in Hawaii after talking to a guy who wore three. One on his neck, and one on each wrist. The more you wear, the better the results. He does Ironman. So I went out and bought 12, for myself and family. I wear mine everywhere, sleep better, exercise better, recovery is better. The crystals in the hologram are titanium and gerranium, which work with the bodies natural energies. Everyone should have one for better well being.


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jdaviswrites 5 years ago from California Author

Matt5 - thanks for sharing

blacksheep33 - thanks for the comment. I think there's a lot of truth in what you're talking about

evgeny unity - Y? Thanks for sharing regardless....

camera - I'm almost certain wearing more than one won't have any different effect than if you wear one. Thanks for the comment

forbsey - sounds like you know a bit more than I do about the racelets so thanks for sharing. Take care...


exdred 5 years ago

i bought one and have had some great expierences with it... even if it is a placebo it has helped me with balance, strength, and some pain...


bobby 5 years ago

canu wear these in the showers, or to be blunt everywhere?


Carl 5 years ago

Simple ways this Band gets you. First, you take a balance/strength/flexibility test before putting on the bracelet, fail miserably, put it on and all the sudden your blah blah has increased. The explaination? Your taking a test then, taking it again. So naturally you do better on the second time around because you believe it works and understand the force behind it.

How to prove this to yourself. Get a LIVESTRONG (Support Cancer Research Guys buy this instead of a Power Balance) and a Sports Wrist band that will cover the band, much like a Tennis or Basketball player would wear. Get a test subject explain what the band will do conduct the test. In every test you do, put the Power Balance first behind their back and then put the Wrist band of it or Shirt whatever will cover it so the person being tested doesnt know which one it is. Go through the test. Then put a LIVESTRONG cover it do the test again. Do this with all the test, remember using the Power Balance first then look at the results. The Placebo (LIVESTRONG) will win everytime. I got one of these for Christmas, did this test with my mom showing her the Powerbalance ofcourse it worked. Then doing the blind test the LIVESTRONG worked every time.

Another Test? get you and 4 friends. Have one friend place 2 LIVESTRONGS and 1 Power Balance without you knowing or them knowing who has it. So only one person knows who really has it. Conduct the Test. Pick who has it then repeat putting the power balance in someone elses pocket, if this thing works like it should, you should be able to pick it who has it every single time.


Mark 5 years ago

I am wearing the AMEGA Titanium, magnetic Far Infra red bracelet for the past TWO YEARS and now I also have the Power Balance Silicon bracelet.

Could someone tell me if I can wear both on the same hand i.e. the RIGHT HAND as presently I am wearing the AMEGA bracelet on this hand.


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jdaviswrites 5 years ago from California Author

bobby - yes. that's fine.

Carl - Thanks for sharing your idea

Mark - I'm not positive, but I really don't think it would cause a problem.


David Moran 5 years ago

Hi,my granny is currently termanal lung cancer patient,she always has no strength,in alot of pain and finding it hard to move around,i was wondering do you think this would help a cancer patient,i would love to see her have a bit more energy if possible,she is only 68 and i want to ease the pain.

Hope to hear from you soon JDavis

Thanks

David Moran


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jdaviswrites 5 years ago from California Author

David - I can't say. Considering the claims of the bracelet have no real backing, it's debatable. But, if she believes in it, then it might work. The mind is a powerful healer...Thanks for reading.


David Moran 5 years ago

Much Appriciated for the answer,it was just a thought :)

thanks :)


Magan 5 years ago

Put two on each arm and you'll be able to compete in the olympics. Without ANY training...

Its a hoax people!


ellen 5 years ago

I TOOK MY POWER BRACELET OFF LAST NIGHT AND I HAD A VERY RESTLESS NIGHT SLEEPING AND THIS A.M. MY BLOOD SUGAR WAS REAL HIGH AND MY BLOOD PRESSURE WAS REAL LOW. I FELT VERY BAD. COULD NOT GET OUT OF THE CHAIR FOR HOURS. THEN, I REMEMBERED TO PUT THE BRACELET BACK ON AND ALL MY COUNTS WENT BACK TO NORMAL AND I FELT SO MUCH BETTER.IS THIS POSSIBLE?


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jdaviswrites 5 years ago from California Author

David - My pleasure

Magan - Thanks for commenting. Be careful though, people have a hard time picking up on sarcasm over the internet...

ellen - Is this possible? I don't know...you tell me.


carmaela11 5 years ago

i agree with e-man, I doubted it's authenticity right away but then as soon as i tried it on i got really dizzy and had to sit down. Ten minutes later still dizzy and lightheaded. weird. I plan on wearing it all night and see how i feel in the morning. i don't know if i like it.


Andy 5 years ago

It's ironic that I only heard of this product due to the recent "Bad press" that it has received and have subsequently ordered one. Here's Hoping it works! (Or else I'll feel like such a donkey)


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jdaviswrites 5 years ago from California Author

carmaela11 - who is e man? anyways, thanks for sharing your story

andy - I agree with you there. It's irony that I can appreciate...I hope you bought one from me...


TRhoads 5 years ago

My friend got a few of these bracelets and he loves them. He said that he only wears one at a time because wearing more than one doesnt give you any extra help. I told him that i was thinking about getting one and he said he'd sell one to me for 10$.. ive known him for 8yrs but for reason i feel like hes trying to rip me off...hehehe what do you think?


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jdaviswrites 5 years ago from California Author

TRhoads - the power balance website sells them for much more than 10$, but you can find them online for much less than 10$, whether they're legit or not is hard to say. That's what I think. thanks for the comment


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jdaviswrites 5 years ago from California Author

TRhoads - the power balance website sells them for much more than 10$, but you can find them online for much less than 10$, whether they're legit or not is hard to say. That's what I think. thanks for the comment


MikeyinLA 5 years ago

This may sound like a silly question, but "Do you wear the bracelet with the hologram against your skin, or facing out?


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jdaviswrites 5 years ago from California Author

mikeyinla - I haven't heard either way, but I think you would want it facing out...just to show people what's up. thanks for commenting


coddawg69 5 years ago

hey thanks for the article i got a power balance recently from Dicks Sporting Goods for $30 and now it has these black dots in both holograms. Do you know whats up with that?


jody 5 years ago

I do believe that the braclet works. expecially with the streching. My lower back was having a shooting pain in it when I would do my back streches. After I put the braclet on and did the streches the pain was no longer there. It really is only 30 dollars. So why wouldn't you want to try it. As much money as the world spends on fast food? I'm sure a little plastic braclet with a magnet in it really isn't something to complain about. And for the people who want to talk mess about it... how can something work if you dont want it to work. If your not trying how do you know. negative mind negative results.


Ithinkitsgoingtowork 5 years ago

hey just got one just not sure if you wear it holigram facing in or out ?


Godfrey Simo 5 years ago

I am a controversial type of Guy.

I decided to do some tests.

I took a wrist band that I managed to acquire and a power balance band that some idiot paid R800.00 for.

I then got a victim to close his eyes and stand on one leg I then tried the arm pull down test with no power balance band. He resisted slightly.

I then told him to close his eyes again and gave him the wrist band that felt the same as the power balance band.

It was more difficult then to pull his arm down.

I then gave him the power balance band and he resisted with the same fore as the plain wrist band.

I then gave him a plain elastic band the same size as the power band.

He resisted even more this time to fall over.

Conclusion.

It is all in the mind.


Linda 5 years ago

I wore my to bed on my left wrist and woke up in the middle of the night with complete numbness on my pinkie and ring finger on the that hand. I took off the band and massaged the hand and slowly feeling came back. Anyone have a similair experience?


JOSE 5 years ago

IT'S a fake!!!!!!!!!!!!


jan 5 years ago

did yours goes black


Asian 5 years ago

I don't care if they work I just want one because they look cool, but if it does work then I guess that's a plus!


tom 5 years ago

I put a shiny sticker on an elastic band left on my doorstepby the postman. It has made me taller, stronger and more attractive.


alpha 5 years ago

placebo effect all the way

now I'm not saying this is bad i'm just saying that they shouldn't charge 50 bucks for placebo effect it's just wrong

I have one and for the first few days I was sure it work but then I wondered how?

so I looked and I found that before they were about 500 dollars and now 50? is it just me or does dividing the price by 10 seem a bit. . . odd

if you want your body energy's to be at a healthy level then do yoga or something don't buy I plastic band with a logo


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jdaviswrites 5 years ago from California Author

coddawg69 - I don't, sorry

jody - thanks for commenting

godfrey simo - Interesting results. Good work and thanks for commenting

Linda - I do when I sleep on my arm/hand and restrict the blood flow...maybe that was the problem. Or maybe it was the bracelet. I don't know.

Asian - They are pretty stylish eh?

alpha - Where did you see that they once cost $500? That is outrageous. Please inform...


thejewelrylady 5 years ago

I have problems with my rotator cuff. It was hurting really badand I put on a Power Balance bracelet about 3:00 in the afternoon. By bedtime that night I was pain free. I don't think that was a placebo effect because I didn't even know it would help pain. I got it for balance. It has also helped with that. Very well worth the money. Highly recommend it!!!


Allie 5 years ago

I got my bracelet yesterday, put it on and forgot all about it. This morning, I realized that I had the best restful night for many years. I could not figure out why, until I remembered the bracelet. Awesome.


Lightz 5 years ago

Hey man--what's good with your spirit braclet? How do you feeling when you wearing that long time? What does this effect you change from beginning till now? I have seen you commented all these people. Your sound like a guardian angel of wristband. God blessed :-)

By the way, I just have another questions to ask you about my physical purpose. My left side muscle of neck has been pain as crazy, would that miracle bracket can heal this out? Secondly, I also having pain on right shoulder as closely to dangerous spine cord, would that can be work, too? And finally, I having a bad ankle on left for since almost 13 years. So, could this be really work as revigor as do u think it possible I may get it back before I start to join basketball tournament soon? Let me know how you feel this opinions. Thanks.


Anonymous 5 years ago

totally not bs this is so real PLACEBO EFFECT not some crazy aura hologram body vibes thing I tried it and would not pay $40! Well I guess if some of you feel the need to improve your aura this is the product for you.


Vikki 5 years ago

I just got one at a boat show. I had no idea what it was or what it was supposed to do. They asked me to stand on one leg and pushed against me and I had to put my other leg down. Then they asked my to put my hands palm up and they pressed down until I leaned over having to catch myself. Then they handed me the wristband and re-did the test and I had better balance and didn't almost fall over. It convinced me.


Vikki 5 years ago

I just got one at a boat show. I had no idea what it was or what it was supposed to do. They asked me to stand on one leg and pushed against me and I had to put my other leg down. Then they asked my to put my hands palm up and they pressed down until I leaned over having to catch myself. Then they handed me the wristband and re-did the test and I had better balance and didn't almost fall over. It convinced me. So, as I had no idea what it was or what it was supposed to do..no placebo affect


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jdaviswrites 5 years ago from California Author

thejewelrylady - Nice to know...thanks for sharing

allie - thanks for the comment

lightz - my friend, i'm not a doctor, but as a strange internet writer, i personally don't think the bracelet works. go ahead and make your own assumptions though. I hope this helps buddy, thanks for the comment.

vikki - thanks for sharing vikki

thetruth -


JPeaslee 5 years ago

Okay...they *don't have ANY scientific evidence saying that they work*, and have NONE of you ever heard of the Placebo Effect?


Prince 5 years ago

Why don't you just purify yourselves in the waters of lake winatonka


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jdaviswrites 5 years ago from California Author

JPeaslee - True. And yes, I think people have. Just read some of the above comments...Thanks for sharing

Prince - Where is that?


Will Maddox 5 years ago

Wow these things are amazing i put it on and instantly could feel the affects. I started to be able to run at speeds i couldn't before. I also was recently pushed off the back of a truck and i didn't even hit the ground. The bracelet improved my balance so much I could stand horizontally on the side of the truck....


me 5 years ago

its ok like it


ozzy 5 years ago

i bought it yesterday, it felt good at first but i couldnt sleep well last night and now i am feeling tired instead of energetic, do you think its normal


Poetri 5 years ago

I don't get it. If it is helping people...why don't you all just let it be and let it help people. If I believe it works...why argue with me. It works for me. Wow! People are crazy.


Ty 5 years ago

I put it on nothing changed i couldnt jump higher dunk better or left more.Be werry my personal trainer said positive attitude will work beter and is 100% cheaper!


KELSEY 5 years ago

Hi!!

My bracelit change colour.The part where the hologram are change to black. Is the bracelet still safe to wear.


madison 5 years ago

Last night i couldnt fall asleep so i put my braclet on and i fell asleep RIGHT AWAY! I think powere balance helps girls fall asleep and boys stay awake but im not sure


Tester 5 years ago

Worked on me without knowing anything about the product. Like vikki said no placebo affect here. It only works for some ppl though.


Mark Beecher 5 years ago

I am a HUGE skeptic but the thing works. I have better balance and more flexibility. Could this be placebo? Maybe, but the pain I had in my knee while getting in the car is gone. I did not realize it until a couple days after wearing the band.


marzy 5 years ago

I have always had a problem losing my balance and falling. When I was tested without the bracelet, I easily tipped over. After I put the Power Balance on, I couldn't believe how steady I became. I bought it on the spot and wear it every day. I have tested several people and found that it doesn't work on everyone, though I have faith in it because it really works for me.


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jdaviswrites 5 years ago from California Author

Will Maddox - What! I mean, what?

me - cool thanks

ozzy - I don't think it's normal, but I don't think it's the bracelets fault either

Poetri - Genius words, thanks for sharing.

Ty - I agree. But, what about improved spelling?

Kelsey - Probably. But I'm not sure.

Madison - Interesting theory. Thanks for sharing

Tester - Thanks for reading

Mark Beecher - Nice to hear. Thanks for commenting

Marzy - Excellent. Thanks for reading.


allen 5 years ago

do i wear it hologram facing my wrist or facing out


Abel 5 years ago

...i bought a $5 one at walmart...bought one at academy for like &33...same thing..well to me...all it does is cut my blood circulation therefore making my body work harder to get more blood pumping...


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jdaviswrites 5 years ago from California Author

allen - I don't think it matters really. Thanks for reading

Abel - Thanks for sharing


Randy 5 years ago

I will add my comments on this based on the first day I have worn this as well as my wife.

I saw these at a mall, it encouraged I asked and I did ask for a demo. I am full out skeptic and will put anything to any test I can.

First the woman had me stand with arms out, balance on the one leg, pushed my arm and of course as clumsy as I am, lost my balance quick. Now I knew they would do it with me having the bracelet, but I was prepared for the following: 1) The woman not push as hard and 2) not in the "same" place. So in holding the bracelet I again did the same act only this time I continued to remain light and didn't focus on "fighting" or tighten up anything. Sure enough I didn't fall over. I asked this be done again, and got the same results. I then had the same thing done to my wife, same results. Knowing there was a money back policy, it was told to us this doesn't cure anything, but only helps, that was stressed to us when we were considering a purchase. For the day both my wife and I noticed little to no back pain, am feeling a little more energetic as well.

Folks have to udnerstand this is just not a miracle cure of anything, it helps with your body and the oxygen flow and I know for a fact I been told by doctors with my back that my body lacks proper oxygen flow to rid some of my pain. It helps. Has my back hurt? Yes but it is only day 1 and the pain is quite mild, I don't feel like calling a doctor or popping a pill either. Understand it is NOT a cure, it can help most people but it is not for everyone, if it is not working for you then just return it, calling it a scam or rip off is a little bit overboard.


Mike 5 years ago

For all that say they don't work, clearly haven't tried it. I was a skeptic until yesterday, and they definitely work.


TaylorB 5 years ago

Hey, I really like this article. I wanted to say, as I am/was a skeptic, that I tried one of the tests, but did it backwards to eliminate the placebo effect. So I tried on my uncles, AFTER sitting through a movie for 2 hours, so my muscles where pretty tight, and touched my toes easily (this was one of the few times I've pulled it off) and a few days later, without having one AND after playing 2 hours of ultimate frisbee, I couldn't touch my toes. I think they work pretty well, but I would NEVER in my right mind spend $30 on them, so I just bought one off of Amazon for 5 bucks.


artboy 5 years ago

i was walking around a swap meet today and saw them selling for 30 bucks. i asked if i could have it for ten and they said yeah. the workers are incredibly nice. the helped me figure out what it is and how it works. i put it on and instantly felt awsome. it improves my skateboarding and stangily my drumming! make shower to get the right brand though. ps, can i wear it in the showr???


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jdaviswrites 5 years ago from California Author

Randy - thanks for your sharing your experience...

Mike - Thanks for the comment.

TaylorB - Glad you liked the article...and thanks for sharing

artboy -To my knowledge, the bracelets are waterproof...should be no problem if you wear it in the shower. Thanks for the comment.


JC 5 years ago

I started wearing the ZINC ALLOY PENDANT and it gave me a rash after one week. That was in November. The rash just started to break out again a few days ago, three months after the last time I wore it. Maybe I'm a special case here, but it makes me wonder what they make those things with.


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jdaviswrites 5 years ago from California Author

JC - I'm guessing it's made with zinc...maybe you're allergic? Thanks for the comment though


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Sembj 5 years ago

Caveat emptor should appear both before and after items whose questionable benefits rest mostly or entirely on the placebo effect. However, I enjoyed reading your article nevertheless; also, judging from your success I recognize the expertize of the piece and will soon be intimidating you since I've had little success in attracting followers thus far!


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jdaviswrites 5 years ago from California Author

sembj - i agree with you...but only after having to google "caveat emptor." glad i can be an inspiration. please, no imitations though. success will come for you too...


Tommy 5 years ago

I want to ask something. To be honest, the test worked 100% to me but i am pretty skeptical person and always reasearch and think alot about any purchase. So despite being quite optimistic, i searched the net abit and found out some ideas that tell how the test is fake. Anyway some ideas are really crap but there is one that made me think it may be correct. Its the theory about muscle memory and the fact that you only have balance, power etc the second time (which you have the bracelet on). So... my question is has anyone had the test by directly putting the bracelet on, without having the tester to push without it the first time?


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jdaviswrites 5 years ago from California Author

Tommy - I haven't personally. Seems like you could perform that on a volunteer quite easily and find out though. Thanks for the idea/question/comment...


Tommy 5 years ago

Yea i could do that.. If i have any results i will share here :D


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jdaviswrites 5 years ago from California Author

Tommy - Good one...I'll wait to hear from you.


Ana 5 years ago

my mom bought one today and i laughed, i also think that it all has to do with mind, like if you have a lucky sock or something like that


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jdaviswrites 5 years ago from California Author

Ana - Thanks for sharing


ddanny 5 years ago

What a load of sh*t


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ddanny - what's that?


Kim 5 years ago

I've been wearing mine constantly for a couple months and now the hologram is wearing off on both sides of the bracelet. Does this mean it is no longer working or do i have to buy another one. If when the hologram rubs off it no longer works then it is a definate rip off!


Megan 5 years ago

I have been wearing mine for a couple weeks now. I took it off last night and started to feel dizzy and lightheaded. Feeling better this morning after putting it back on....has anyone else had side effects?


Jannah 5 years ago

I just tested the bracelets today (i saw all the videos on Youtube on how to scam people to buy them) so i made sure that none of them would happen to me and i asked the seller to make my brother do the tests for me instead of the selling man.

just did the same test more than 4 times and it's totally different with the bracelet on!

go on people and try this! absolutely amazing!


Rick 5 years ago

The hologram is wearing off on mine as well. What a waste of money!


Ek 5 years ago

I liked mine at first and I wear it for my half marathon training. Often though it seems to make my stomach hurt and feel the need to throw up. Why would this be a side effect? Any ideas?


alchemist1 5 years ago

im ordering mine and i hope it works


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jdaviswrites 5 years ago from California Author

Kim - Sounds like a question for the makers of the product. I'm not quite sure...Thanks for reading though.

Megan - Personally, I haven't. Thanks for the comment

Jannah - Thanks for sharing

Rick - Bummer. Maybe they will refund your money...? It's worth a try.

Ek - No ideas here...


coco1174 5 years ago

I dont know what anyone exspects, but all i know is normally i have constant joint pain and aching in my back on a daily basis. And since i put this bracelet on, my joint or back hasn't hurt. And thats the God honest truth. Anyone that cant say it helps either hasnt brought one or dont have anything really wrong with them, that they notice. So of course they wouldnt know the difference. What the hell, i will try anything to relieve my pain. The worst that could have happened is, it dont work. But it did, so im happy and currently pain free.


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jdaviswrites 5 years ago from California Author

coco1174 -

Thanks a lot for sharing your story. Myself and i'm sure many others very much appreciate it.


Oshondee 5 years ago

Just got mine a few days ago. Take it off before bed or I'm up all night. However I am more energetic and my Bowel movements have improved. My family got some, they all feel more energy. Lets see how my softball game improves tommorow!


wendy 5 years ago

I have used EFX bracelet since last Friday the eighth.

There was a huge difference in my back pain since I sit on my butt all day. I do feel tingling in my arms and just recently after wearing a few days I felt sick to my stomach and had crazy shivering and then hours later I was sweating alot. That morning woke up with a headache and have had to take advil for a couple of days. I feel a huge difference in my pain level in my back but, not sure it's worth feeling sick.


Andrew 5 years ago

You guys are ridiculous, and cannot be serious?

This is the problem today with many people world wide; they lack critical thinking. For one moment, consider the product, and think critically of the claims they make. And if you're able to make it past that, go look for some evidence as to whether it works or doesn't work. THEN assess the product. I'm not going to say it doesn't work, or it works, I'll let you guys come to your own, and hopefully sound, conclusions.

But, I'll say this. Placebos, the general uneducated public eats this stuff up, and it's a tragic shame.


Bex 5 years ago

I'd just like to say, I bought one of these wrist bands on Sunday. I read up on them on the net and was sceptical. I lost my left leg to cancer 2 years ago and live off pills due to the phantom pain. So I thought id try this life band to see if it worked. To my surprise I seemed to be alot more balanced as I walked and also the pain didn't seem to be as intence. Which is all good. The down side was when I woke in the morning I felt so sick, it felt as though my throat was on fire, really burning and I also had sweat poring off of me. I honestly didn't know what was making me feel so bad. Until I took the band off and within 2 mins my throat felt better and I'd stopped feeling and being sick. I have no doubt the band did something as I was in alot less pain yesterday. But as I said the sickness to me wasn't worth the pain relief I got whilst wearing it.


Karen 5 years ago

I am an RN, working full time. I was given the band by my son in law, and totally did not believe in it. I was losing my balance about once a day, now I haven't lost my balance in 12 days. Also, I have fibromyalgia and am in constant pain. The wristband has not helped the pain, but something has definitely given me more energy.

I have about three times the energy I had before (which wasn't much) and even played baseball with my grandson yesterday. I am a former athlete, but, at 58, had almost no energy. Again, I did not believe in it at the beginning, but I think I do now!


Guillaume 5 years ago

I have one bracelet right now and it works real good ! I'm a Mixed Martial Artist and it help me increase my power in my punches and kicks. I wear the bracelet when i'm in my Muay thai and kickboxing classes. The power balance is NOT A SCAM !

sorry for the bad english i'm French,, :P


Guillaume 5 years ago

Bracelet = Wristbands *


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jdaviswrites 5 years ago from California Author

Oshondee - Thanks for sharing!

wendy - Sounds a little serious. I wouldn't rule out that something else is causing these symptoms...At any rate, thanks for sharing

Andrew - Amen. Thanks for sharing.

Bex - Thanks for reading and sharing your story. I hope you find something that works for you...

Karen - Glad to hear it. Thanks...

Guillaume - Many others agree with you. Thanks for sharing your opinion.


Potent Potter 5 years ago

My father is on his deathbed. I hope his comes in time so I can get it on him. I also hope it doesn't kill him.


Adrian 5 years ago

Like most here, I was extremely skeptical. No, worse than that, I went on a personal campaign to discredit the bracelet (even though I had never personally tried it), simply because there was no real science behind it. I kept bumping into people I knew that were very positive about their experiences so finally I cracked and bought one.

It did work so I bought 2 more for my wife and son. We all agreed it worked wonders for our balance. My son and I are stilt performers so we tend to notice things like balance. ;-)

But I also kept coming across people who said it did nothing for them so I began doing the tests on them and sure enough, it didn't work. Tried theirs on my self ...nothing! Taking a closer look I discovered they were counterfeits. Major famous stores here are selling counterfeits at bargain prices, typically between 10 and 15 euros. And they do absolutely nothing other than lighten your wallet!

So I purchased a counterfeit and then began performing the tests without a bracelet, with a counterfeit, and with the original, on various people. I never told them one was a counterfeit. I just told them that one was a small and the other was a medium. Every single person so far found that the counterfeit (small) did nothing while the genuine article (medium) dramatically improved their balance and strength. We even tried swapping them around to see if the small one worked on a second attempt but it didn't.

In summary, I firmly believe this rules out the placebo theory and has turned me into a believer. Unfortunately, it's such a money spinner that the Chinese have literally flooded the market with fakes making it increasingly difficult to know whether you have really purchased the genuine item. I'm pretty sure this will account for the majority of those who say it doesn't work.

If there's a negative, I've been wearing mine for 10 months now and it has started turning black on the inside. Several others have noted this but nobody seems to know what causes it. My guess is that their lifespan is not infinite.

Finally, I want to add that the manufacturer never claimed it would have any effects on pain, disease, chronic illnesses, and I think anyone buying one to aid such matters is wasting their time. But if you think it works for your problem, who am I to argue?

Judging by the amount of counterfeits on the market, I would take a rough guess that the fakes outweigh the real McCoy by a ratio somewhere in the region of 90:1 so if you're looking to save money there's no shortage of people out there ready to sell you theirs for a price to suit you ...and then you can come back here to tell us how it doesn't work. ;-)


mary 5 years ago

i a 63 and have suffered from vertigo for about 10 years .also re arthritis ,cancer ,asthma,and was on holiday in tennerife dec 2010 when someone stopped us on street and after doing test i thought anything that might help balance is worth trying at 15 euros . have never felt so good in 10 years .no dizzy or anything thanks mary


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jdaviswrites 5 years ago from California Author

Potent Potter - Wow...that is intense. I hope your father is alright. Much love

Adrian - First of all, you might consider turning this comment into a hub, it's quite lengthy..but thank you. Thank you for the detailed insight. Much appreciated.


JULIE 5 years ago

I think this bracelt works. I wore it a few days and thought I didn't feel any different. I took it off and when I woke up in the morning I felt stiff and had a headache. I put the bracelet back on and woke up the next morning and felt fine no body stiffness, neck ache, or headache. I took it off and work up the next morning and felt body stiffness again and a headache. But the bracelet back on and work this morning feeling just fine no headache no body stiffness. I will be wearing it all the time, Unless it doesnt match my outfit then ill just wear it to bed ha ha!

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