Chemistry Research Project: Sports Energy Bracelets
Do sports energy bracelets actually strengthen your stamina?. (12, 05 11). Retrieved from
Sports Energy Bracelets are silicone power bracelets that use holograms that have
implanted frequencies. The frequencies have a good reaction with the body’s natural energy.
After coming into contact with the body, the hologram makes the body attached to the natural
and useful frequency in it. With the help of these bracelets you will improve the flow of energy
in your body. 100% surgical grade silicon goes into the making of these bracelets. It is said that
the “power” of the bracelets definitely work. This is a feeling most people get if they find that
these bracelets are used by celebrities and athletes such as Shaquille O’Neal or David Beckham.
Many athletes and celebrities wear these bracelets not only as a fashion statement but to
enhance their performance and to keep up good energy levels. Many people think that if
celebrities can wear it and get good results then why not the others. The people who believe in it
have been impressed by its benefits while the non-believers hold different opinion.
Various reports and articles argue that companies that produce these bracelets such as
Power Balance never scientifically proved that these bracelets do work in reality. The same
problem is also associated with sports magnetic bracelets. There are the same concerns and
regards to also whether magnetic bracelets work or not. There is also a theory in the
electromagnetic bracelets like in the energy bracelets, and the magnetic bracelets are capable of
reducing pain and different other diseases.
Tucker, R. (01, 05 12). Power balance bracelets: No Credible Scientific Evidence.
Retrieved from http://www.sportsscientists.com/2011/01/power-balance-bracelets-no-
“The truth is, if you're reading this site, and do so regularly, then the above statement will
come as no surprise. It shouldn't, given what history has shown us about companies that make
such claims about products ranging from supplements to holographic stickers.” -Ross Tucker and
The quote attached to the article stating that Power Balance bracelets have no credible
scientific evidence comes directly from Power Balance who is responsible for making the now
ubiquitous holographic bracelets that are worn by celebrities and many sports stars. The creators
of Power Balance bracelets is making a fortune of what is basically a placebo effect, a
psychological benefit of wearing a bracelet that initially claimed to harness the body's natural
energy field, to improve. The placebo effect is the measurable, observable, or felt improvement
in health or behavior not attributable to a medication or invasive treatment that has been
administered. 'The placebo effect' has become a term for a positive change in health not caused
by medication or treatment. The change can be due to many things, such as regression to the
mean, spontaneous improvement, reduction of stress, misdiagnosis in the first place, subject
expectancy, classical conditioning, etc.
It is said that the bracelets optimize the body's natural energy flow, which improves
strength, endurance and flexibility, but all without evidence of course. But absence of evidence is
not necessarily evidence of the absence of an effect. The bracelets do have an effect on various
numbers of people but in a psychological way. Power Balance has invested into celebrity
endorsement and viral marketing, not research. This affects the view of the bracelets on many
customers. Today, everyone is easily influenced from the media. If you were to see celebrities
and sports stars such as Joe Jonas or Tyson Chandler and they say these bracelets work what
makes you doubt them? What makes their fans doubt them?
Teague, L. (06, 29 11). Energy bracelets – are they really that marvelous?. Retrieved
Sometimes people are tempted to try something. Especially if the reviews of that product
are accompanied by the names of the celebrities supporting that product. In this case, sports
energy bracelets. People usually find it easier to believe in the power of these bracelets if they
see celebrities like Kate Middleton or David Beckham wearing it and talking positively about its
results then. Generally it is believed that the athletes wear these bracelets as it help to keep up the
positive energy that will improve their performance. The people who believe in it have been
impressed by its benefits while the non-believers hold different opinion.
People supporting the issue of these bracelets result do so without any scientific proof.
These bracelets are not scientifically proved to work according to various reports and articles.
The critics of the bracelets are suspicious of the so called before and after tests as according to
them in the tests these bracelets always get affirmative review as the participants know about the
questions beforehand. These power balance bracelets have a positive response with the natural
energy field of the body with the help of the embedded frequency holograms. When the
hologram comes in contact with the body’s energy field, the entire natural and the useful
frequency in the hologram gets mixed with the body. With the help of this you will have
improved flow of energy in your body. 100% surgical grade silicon is the main ingredient of
these bracelets. They have also become a fashion trend.
There are also many doubts about the magnetic bracelets. There is this theory at the side
that energy bracelets can cure diseases in different parts of the body and can reduce pain with the
help of the electromagnetic therapy. The electromagnetic impulses in our body are released by
some of the cells and tissues and hence, this is possible. But what really depends is what the
individual person believes, whether these $40 bracelets is helpful to make them energetic and
Arthur, J. (7, 10 11). Sports energy bracelets - an essay on fashion and style and more.
Retrieved from http://www.sooperarticles.com/sports-articles/sports-energy-bracelets-essay-
Sports energy bracelets are the new fashion statement amongst celebrities and sports stars
like Cristiano Ronaldo and Shaquille O'Neal. This is because these bracelets do not only look
great, but also help the body feel great. These bands are believed to boost a person’s overall
strength, endurance and suppleness from the optimization and handling of the natural flow of
energy within the body. This item has also raised the public's attention in alternative therapy.
This process of recovery is founded on the belief that the body delivers chi or energy that is
balanced throughout the body. These bracelets assist the body’s chi to achieve its beneficial
medicinal advantages, therapeutic results and to ensure that it stays from getting influenced by
To some, these bracelets are only seen as a new fashion trend but not for all those
individuals who have experienced these balance bands' benefits directly. They guide the bodies
to perform better. They scale back pain and chances for incidents, while raising overall strength
and agility, and overseeing sleeping patterns.
These bracelets have a lot of uses. A very important factor is that it is absolutely
fashionable. And, in our world today, that is a very good thing. They are also beneficial to
people's health. The restorative healing and therapeutic abilities of these bracelets are well-
known. These bracelets could really provide a healing treatment when it comes to improving the
body's total well-being. Overall, sports energy bracelets are both a fashion and life style choice.
They are a functional aid for health and wellness.
Altman, T. (30, 04 10). How do those power balance bracelets work? i think it's because of the
20-hz difference between a genius and an ascending colon.. Retrieved from
Some people claim that Power Balance bracelets can improve athletic
performance. These bracelets are described as PB, "performance technology that uses
holograms embedded with frequencies that react positively with your body’s natural
energy field." Many believe that these bracelets even without the scientific research but
many researchers and beg to differ.
It could be that these bracelets work for some people because the wearer believes
so. The Wall Street Journal believes it is The Power of Lucky Charms. "A belief in good
luck can affect performance" also known as the Lucky Charm Effect. An article in
Psychological Science reports a study in which participants on a putting green that were
told they were playing with a 'lucky ball' on average made more putts than those who
weren't told the ball was lucky. Positive thinking can make a difference in cases where
someone has the ability to influence an outcome is what Psychological Science reports.
This product is a con. There is no scientific proof behind it and its well
established stage trickery explains why the demonstration is always successful.
Examiner.com states that triathletes support these sports energy bracelets. And that
research has been done on how these bracelets increase Hz frequency to the bodies
required amount. But the only time the level of Hz would decrease if a person consumes
alcohol and drugs constantly, is sick or is close to death. Aside from that, fresh produce
also helps Hz levels there is really nothing beneficial about the bracelets.