Powerbalance bands are a scam. This has probably been said by everyone skeptical of these bands which are marketed as possessing ‘healing’ properties. However, these words often fall on deaf ears, after all, given that prominent athletes have been spotted with one there is no way that the band can be a fake, right?
If you aren’t convinced by critics that the whole thing is a sham, maybe this man will convince you. Well, if he doesn’t have the authority to declare it fake, who does.
Read on to find out.
Before critics start calling me Captain Obvious and believers start asking me to experience the tests to be convinced, let me say this. The Australian manufacturer of Power Balance products have admitted that they do not work.
A representative of Power Balance Australia issued a statement that read in part, “We admit that there is no credible scientific evidence that supports our claims. Therefore we engaged in misleading conduct.”
Power Balance bracelets achieved global popularity, partly because they were embraced by a parade of celebrities. Dozens of professional athletes, movie stars and musicians have been photographed wearing the bands.
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission chairman Graeme Samuel stated that “Suppliers of these types of products must ensure that they are not claiming supposed benefits when there is no supportive scientific evidence. 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.”
How do these bands claimed to work their charm? Josh Rodarmel, co-creator of the bracelets, tried to explain the “science” behind his product by claiming that everything in nature has a “frequency,” and that the Power Balance bands restore a “natural healing frequency.” It was also claimed that these bands will improve your strength, your balance, and your flexibility.
While the Australian manufacturer of Power Balance bands has been forced to admit its products have no scientific support, other Power Balance distributors around the world continue to insist the product is effective (though it’s not clear why scientific evidence for the band’s efficacy would only apply outside of Australia).
Source: Power Balance