I’m used to seeing exercise equipment in stores that probably won’t help people be fit and just give them a sense that they are doing something but not actually working hard. But these don’t even give the sense that you’re moving around or anything.
They make the claim that negative ions make you feel refreshed, like natural sources of water or a shower, while positive ions are associated with bad stuff, like pollution and electrical equipment. What is this association, and why is it the ions that make you feel good or bad? I think being at a waterfall would make me feel good because it’s beautiful, and showers make feel good because I’m clean. Also, how do ions make you be more fit? I could stand by the ocean and still not want to exercise.
Notice they don’t actually say this bracelet does anything. Wear it to feel a difference, but a difference in what? They just slap some phrases on the packaging without saying wearing this will give you those things. What is meant by “Performance Look?” Then there’s the notice that the FDA hasn’t evaluated this to actual do anything. Generally avoid products that have that (I may post about a conversation I had with someone that used to have a position high up in the FDA.)
I was interested in the elements they list on the right edge of the back. The 90% silicon makes me think of semiconductors, something I know a thing or two about. You could dope it to create extra electrons or holes in the crystal lattice, but those would be from group III or V, which germanium or titanium are not from. The silicon is probably just part of the silicone base anyway if that statement is correct, which since flexible it’s not in the lattice structure anyway.
Another flag that something is bogus is inappropriate use of the word “energy.” And what is meant by “greater negative ion strength?”
I called the number on the back. Looks like they’re out for the holidays, but it sounds like it’s a line to their offices and not just a recording so you might be able to actually reach a human and ask what exactly this toroid of silicone is supposed to do.