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A Review of Power Balance Wristbands: Do They Work?

Updated on June 28, 2011
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.

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Do Power Balance wristbands work for you?

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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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      JULIE 6 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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      Jeff Davis 6 years ago from California

      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.

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      mary 6 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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      Adrian 6 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. ;-)

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      Potent Potter 6 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.

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      Jeff Davis 6 years ago from California

      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.

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      Guillaume 6 years ago

      Bracelet = Wristbands *

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      Guillaume 6 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

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      Karen 6 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!

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      Bex 6 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.

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      Andrew 6 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.

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      wendy 6 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.

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      Oshondee 6 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!

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      Jeff Davis 6 years ago from California

      coco1174 -

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

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      coco1174 6 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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      Jeff Davis 6 years ago from California

      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...

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      alchemist1 6 years ago

      im ordering mine and i hope it works

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      Ek 6 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?

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      Rick 6 years ago

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

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      Jannah 6 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!

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      Megan 6 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?

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      Kim 6 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!

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      Jeff Davis 6 years ago from California

      ddanny - what's that?

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      ddanny 6 years ago

      What a load of sh*t

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      Jeff Davis 6 years ago from California

      Ana - Thanks for sharing

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      Ana 6 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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      Jeff Davis 6 years ago from California

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

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      Tommy 6 years ago

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

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      Jeff Davis 6 years ago from California

      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...

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      Tommy 6 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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      Jeff Davis 6 years ago from California

      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...

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      Sembj 6 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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      Jeff Davis 6 years ago from California

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

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      JC 6 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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      Jeff Davis 6 years ago from California

      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.

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      artboy 6 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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      TaylorB 6 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.

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      Mike 6 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.

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      Randy 6 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.

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      Jeff Davis 6 years ago from California

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

      Abel - Thanks for sharing

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      Abel 6 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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      allen 6 years ago

      do i wear it hologram facing my wrist or facing out

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      Jeff Davis 6 years ago from California

      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.

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      marzy 6 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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      Mark Beecher 6 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.

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      Tester 6 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.

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      madison 6 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

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      KELSEY 6 years ago

      Hi!!

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

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      Ty 6 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!

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      Poetri 6 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.

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      ozzy 6 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

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      me 6 years ago

      its ok like it

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      Will Maddox 6 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....

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      Jeff Davis 6 years ago from California

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

      Prince - Where is that?

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      Prince 6 years ago

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

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      JPeaslee 6 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?

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      Jeff Davis 6 years ago from California

      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 -

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      Vikki 6 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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      Vikki 6 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.

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      Anonymous 6 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.

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      Lightz 6 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.

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      Allie 6 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.

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      thejewelrylady 6 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!!!

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      Jeff Davis 6 years ago from California

      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...

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      alpha 6 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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      tom 6 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.

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      Asian 6 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!

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      jan 6 years ago

      did yours goes black

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      JOSE 6 years ago

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

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      Linda 6 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?

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      Godfrey Simo 6 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.

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      Ithinkitsgoingtowork 6 years ago

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

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      jody 6 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.

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      coddawg69 6 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?

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      Jeff Davis 6 years ago from California

      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

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      MikeyinLA 6 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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      Jeff Davis 6 years ago from California

      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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      Jeff Davis 6 years ago from California

      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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      TRhoads 6 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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      Jeff Davis 6 years ago from California

      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...

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      Andy 6 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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      carmaela11 6 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.

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      Jeff Davis 6 years ago from California

      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.

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      ellen 6 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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      Magan 6 years ago

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

      Its a hoax people!

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      David Moran 6 years ago

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

      thanks :)

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      Jeff Davis 6 years ago from California

      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.

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      David Moran 6 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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      Jeff Davis 6 years ago from California

      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.

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      Mark 6 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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      Carl 6 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.

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      bobby 6 years ago

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

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      exdred 6 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...

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      Jeff Davis 6 years ago from California

      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...

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      forbsey 6 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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      camera 6 years ago

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

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      Evgeny unity 6 years ago from Latvia

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

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      blacksheep33 6 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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      Matt5 6 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.

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      Jeff Davis 6 years ago from California

      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.