Trendy or Tactical: Magnetic Bracelets

Posted: June 9, 2010 by NattieLiz in Trends

Magnetic Therapy seems to be the newest and hottest trend emerging among professional athletes.  I took the time to research some of the top brands. I own one of these bracelets personally, but I am not going to have a bias either way, because to be honest, I am not sure if I am sold on them either… I will give you the facts and let y’all formulate your own opinion on the new trend:

The idea behind the bracelets is that the body has its own energy field. With all the technology we come in contact with in our urban based lives, we are blocking the negative ions that our body “needs” for it to perform at its best. these bracelets essentially release the negative ions into the body. It also opens up the body’s magnetic field  to help healthy cell regeneration and improve the energy flow in the body. The manufactures of the bracelet all claim the same results: improved flexibility, strength, and balance, better recovery, and increased blood circulation in injured tissue.

US Today reported that American Consumers will end up spending more than 500 million dollars on magnetic therapy products this year alone. It’s no surprise because  they are worn and endorsed my the top athletes, from Lamar Odom, Shaq, Carmelo Anthony, A-Rod, and Matthew Stafford. The Three top brands to look at are, The TrionZ, C*Prime, and the most popular Power Balance Band.

The practice of magnetic therapy has yet to be approved by the FDA, But some athletes don’t seem to care too much. Broncos safety Steve Atwater isn’t waiting on scientists to bless his magnets. “I don’t know what it is, but it works,” says the 30-year-old, seven-time Pro Bowl player, “I figure it can’t hurt me, and it may help me.”

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