Do Power Balance Bracelets Really Work?
Last month, my mom bought me a power balance bracelet because she had heard a lot about them. The wrist band is said to improve athletic performance. Over the past month, I have gotten many questions about what the wrist band is and if it works. The opinions of it have been split between the product making a substantial difference or if it is just a sales gimmick. I have put much thought into the subject and decided to do some research on the topic.
"Power Balance is based on the idea of optimizing the body’s natural energy flow, similar to concepts behind many Eastern philosophies. The hologram in Power Balance is designed to resonate with and respond to the natural energy field of the body...Power Balance’s Mylar Holographic Disk (the same substance used to keep static electricity from damaging electrical components) has been imbedded with an electrical frequency that restores your body’s electrical balance, promoting a free exchange of positive and negative ions and align your body’s energy pathways.” -power balance website
This is the main concpet of the idea of the power balance. On the website, there are also many testimonials from very famous athletes that the product works. According to evidencesoup.com, there are many online published works that both praise and criticize the product. The only problem with all of the statements are most of them are just uneducated opinions from everyday people, not the people that would put dedicated research into the topic. The main argument is that it opens up meridians of energy and increases your energy frequency in hertz using a hologram. The question is does the hologram truly work or is it just a shiny piece of silicon. The true answer would have to come from someone who produces the product and has no shame in putting down the product. Although I do no neccessarily think the product makes a great difference, I believe that the product gives you a psychological edge. By believing that you are stronger and more flexible, you become that much more confident in your abilities. Who knows if it really works, all that really matters is that you believe that it works, then the results will follow.