Are Power Bands a Fraud?
The best answer is: sort of. They work as advertised, but not for the reasons advertised. My mom recently got me a Power Band because I was in a rut. And out of curiosity, I put it on.
If you don’t know what a Power Band is, I didn’t either until two weeks ago. It’s a rubber bracelet (like the Livestrong ones) that has a hologram on it. By wearing it, you are supposed to achieve maximum concentration, sleep better, be more relaxed, improve athletic performance – you name it. The reason for this improvement is that the Power Band helps you improve your balance. It has gotten the endorsement of Shaq and a number of world class athletes. Sales have taken off. Tens of millions of dollars of rubber bands have been sold.
According to the manufacturer, the mylar holograms help bring your negative ions and scalar frequency in line (seriously). And the fact of the matter is that the Power Band works. In a test suggested by Power Band, a person stands on one foot and holds out their arms, someone pushes down on one arm and the person falls over. Now the person puts on a Power Band, stands in a similar position and has an arm pushed down. The person never falls over. Ta-daa!
So the Power Band works, but it has nothing to do with the mylar or the frequencies or any of that stuff. It works because of the placebo effect. Studies have shown that people know the push is coming and think the Power Band works, so they don’t fall over the second time. Any old rubber band will have the same effect.