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#1 ANSgear.com

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 05:58 PM

New Planet Eclipse wrist band in stock and shipping today. Check out all of the details of the new Eclipse magnetic wristband HERE at ANSgear.com

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 06:00 PM

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 06:05 PM

get this https://www.buyirenew.com/?mid=839317 its the same shit just a different name... and u get 2 for the same price

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 06:05 PM

soo..... its just a 20$ bracelet?

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 06:08 PM

Holy shit that's cheap, the magnetic bands here are like $45!

They are pretty cool, I had that test done at the swap meet and I was like LOL QUE!

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 06:59 PM

soo..... its just a 20$ bracelet?


Exactly... try those "with and without PB" but holdin a lighter... lol amazing results

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 07:14 PM

soo..... its just a 20$ bracelet?


Exactly... try those "with and without PB" but holdin a lighter... lol amazing results


I find holding a spoon made of silver yields even more amazing results.


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Posted 30 July 2010 - 07:25 PM


soo..... its just a 20$ bracelet?


Exactly... try those "with and without PB" but holdin a lighter... lol amazing results


I find holding a spoon made of silver yields even more amazing results.


and rub some peanut butter on it and yeah amazing results with a snack
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Posted 30 July 2010 - 09:19 PM

get this https://www.buyirenew.com/?mid=839317 its the same shit just a different name... and u get 2 for the same price


I dunno, that website is showing up as a red flag on my safe website protector thingy

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 10:50 PM

interesting. definately a scam. its just a normal bracelet that looks cool. its like those typhoon bracelets or necklesses that are supposed to make you perform better.
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Posted 30 July 2010 - 10:52 PM

I wish this was a sick joke... :unsure:



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Posted 30 July 2010 - 10:53 PM

i have one of these...and they work really really good. Buy one asap.



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Posted 30 July 2010 - 11:02 PM

What do they do?
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Posted 30 July 2010 - 11:02 PM

wow magnet therapy, that's bullshit

What do they do?


not a thing



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Posted 30 July 2010 - 11:06 PM

does anybody know how this works??
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Posted 30 July 2010 - 11:08 PM

I have them both on my wrist and ankles and i swear it feels like I'm levitating!
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Posted 30 July 2010 - 11:15 PM

So, according to the little diagram, if I'm pretending to be an airplane I will tip over if I don't have the wristband?

But seriously, the only thing that it does is the hologram responds to your energy field? Like a mood ring?
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Posted 31 July 2010 - 12:01 AM

So, according to the little diagram, if I'm pretending to be an airplane I will tip over if I don't have the wristband?

But seriously, the only thing that it does is the hologram responds to your energy field? Like a mood ring?


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Posted 31 July 2010 - 12:17 AM

So anyone know what they actually do?
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Posted 31 July 2010 - 12:19 AM

So anyone know what they actually do?


They do absolutely nothing. Whether the people who make this believe they're real or not is irrelevant, it's basically a scam

My favorite "claims" are increased core strength and greater flexibility. Just by wearing it your muscles magically become stronger and months of stretching happen all at once :dodgy:

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 01:42 AM

If this is really from Planet, then I may have to get rid of my Geo and move on to a company that doesn't try to peddle bullshit to people. This disturbs me.

Here's some real information for those of you who are actually still thinking that this shit has any use or merit whatsoever:
http://skeptoid.com/episodes/4084

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 02:00 AM

I bet they turn your wrist green.

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 02:01 AM

I might buy one for teh lulz
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Posted 31 July 2010 - 02:27 AM

If you believe it works then go ahead and buy it, the mind is a powerful thing. If not it's just a paperweight. Can't believe PE would sell this crap.
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Posted 31 July 2010 - 03:35 AM

These work off the placebo effect. If you think and believe they will work, then it will "seem" like it worked to you. That is it.

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 04:20 AM

So, according to the little diagram, if I'm pretending to be an airplane I will tip over if I don't have the wristband?

Even better.

If you are balancing yourself on one leg and someone pushes down on one arm, you tip over and fall.
If you have the bracelet, it activates a SMALL bubble of inactive physics and you don't.

It's like magic.

PS: These bracelets aren't anything but maybe a fashion statement. The initial manufacturer was sued into the ground for his magical claims. As much as I like PE, this is snake oil.

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 11:04 AM

If these things are such a scam like you all say why do most college athletes wear them? Why do some NBA players where them? Any one here ever heard of this person called Shaq? Yeah he wears one. Just next time sit down and watch a game and look at the athletes wrist and notice who wears them.

Not just NBA watch football, soccer, tennis, etc.

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 11:13 AM

If these things are such a scam like you all say why do most college athletes wear them? Why do some NBA players where them? Any one here ever heard of this person called Shaq? Yeah he wears one. Just next time sit down and watch a game and look at the athletes wrist and notice who wears them.

Not just NBA watch football, soccer, tennis, etc.


Because if playing sports was my livelihood, and I thought something would help me get better, I'd do it, regardless of whether it was proven or not. The placebo effect is very powerful

Besides, just because some people bought into the hype does not automatically make it legit

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 11:19 AM

If these things are such a scam like you all say why do most college athletes wear them? Why do some NBA players where them? Any one here ever heard of this person called Shaq? Yeah he wears one. Just next time sit down and watch a game and look at the athletes wrist and notice who wears them.

Not just NBA watch football, soccer, tennis, etc.

The MASS amounts of money they are paid for wearing them has nothing to do with it...

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 11:21 AM

Are they related?
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Posted 31 July 2010 - 11:27 AM

nvr mind


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Posted 31 July 2010 - 11:29 AM

All i am suggesting is to buy one and try it out.

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 11:32 AM

So with multiple bands on is it possible to achieve anti-gravity? :rolleyes:

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 11:33 AM

Wow. Just wow.

Shame on you PE for preying on people's ignorance. :dodgy:

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 11:42 AM

I thought Dye was the leader in cutting edge bullshit.



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Posted 31 July 2010 - 11:47 AM

If this is really from Planet, then I may have to get rid of my Geo and move on to a company that doesn't try to peddle bullshit to people. This disturbs me.

Here's some real information for those of you who are actually still thinking that this shit has any use or merit whatsoever:
http://skeptoid.com/episodes/4084

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 11:57 AM

I can't say anything about the strength and flexibility increases, but I can say that I sleep MUCH better with one of these on my wrists at night. Not only that, but I also have pretty vivid dreams where as before I didn't really remember my dreams at all...

Believe me, I didn't believe any of these claims but I do say that they have helped me sleep sounder. I'd say that for your next purchase from ANSgear, just try one of these for yourself and try sleeping for a week with it on.

Just my recommendation. :)

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 12:07 PM

I can't say anything about the strength and flexibility increases, but I can say that I sleep MUCH better with one of these on my wrists at night. Not only that, but I also have pretty vivid dreams where as before I didn't really remember my dreams at all...

Believe me, I didn't believe any of these claims but I do say that they have helped me sleep sounder. I'd say that for your next purchase from ANSgear, just try one of these for yourself and try sleeping for a week with it on.

Just my recommendation. :)


Sorry MN, but there is no medical backing to this. As it's ben said its simply a placebo for those who want to feel the so called effects. Your enhanced sleep is likely due to the fact that you believe it helps, and as such sleep easier rather than it actually helping the sleep process. It's really a waste of money and no different than sugar pills in place of actual pain killers.

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 12:15 PM

Contrary to what everyone thinks these actually work.
Its a special magnet, maybe not worth 20$, but it does work.

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 12:19 PM

Don't you guys think that if this is truly revolutionary as some of you claim that there would be studies proving this?

Look, it's simple science. One little magnet has the same physical affect on our bodies as a non-magnetic metal piece of the same size: none. Period

There's no such thing as a "special" magnet. All magnetic fields produced by magnets are exactly the same. The only thing that changes is the strength of the field. It doesn't matter how strong it is either, because even a rare earth magnet of this size does not produce a field strong enough to register any physical change in our bodies

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 12:22 PM

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 12:25 PM

All i am suggesting is to buy one and try it out.


But then you fall for the scam when we all clearly now it's a bunch of crap. No thanks

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 12:30 PM

its not a scam when i know myself that it works. go to a swap meet or something and if they are out there have them do the tests on you and feel the differnece yourself

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 12:34 PM


This might help explain a little. These are all BS, WOO WOO, Flim flam they dont work dont waste you money.

Magnet Therapy: A Skeptical View


Stephen Barrett, M.D.
Magnetic devices are claimed to relieve pain and to have therapeutic value against a large number of diseases and conditions. The way to evaluate such claims is to ask whether scientific studies have been published. Pulsed electromagnetic fields—which induce measurable electric fields —have been demonstrated effective for treating slow-healing fractures and have shown promise for a few other conditions. Relatively few studies have been published on the effect on pain of small, static magnets marketed to consumers [1]. Explanations that magnetic fields "increase circulation," "reduce inflammation," or "speed recovery from injuries" are simplistic and are not supported by the weight of experimental evidence [2].


Research Findings
The main basis for pain-reduction claims studies are two double-blind studies, one conducted at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, which dealt with knee pain, and the other conducted at 27 sites, which tested the effects on diabetic neuropathy, a degenerative condition that produces pain and burning of the feet. Both of these studies had significant flaws in their design. Better studies have found no significant benefit.

The Baylor study compared the effects of magnets and sham magnets on knee pain. The study involved 50 adult patients with pain related to having been infected with the polio virus when they were children. A static magnetic device or a placebo device was applied to the patient's skin for 45 minutes. The patients were asked to rate how much pain they experienced when a "trigger point was touched." The researchers reported that the 29 patients exposed to the magnetic device achieved lower pain scores than did the 21 who were exposed to the placebo device [3} This study provides no legitimate basis for concluding that magnets offer any health-related benefit:

  • Although the groups were said to be selected randomly, the ratio of women to men in the experimental group was twice that of the control group. If women happen to be more responsive to placebos than men, a surplus of women in the "treatment" group would tend to improve that group's score.
  • The age of the placebo group was four years higher than that of the control group. If advanced age makes a person more difficult to treat, the "treatment" group would again have a scoring advantage.
  • The investigators did not measure the exact pressure exerted by the blunt object at the trigger point before and after the study.
  • Even if the above considerations have no significance, the study should not be extrapolated to suggest that other types of pain can be relieved by magnets.
  • There was just one brief exposure and no systematic follow-up of patients. Thus there was no way to tell whether any improvement would be more than temporary.
  • The authors themselves acknowledged that the study was a "pilot study." Pilot studies are done to determine whether it makes sense to invest in a larger more definitive study. They never provide a legitimate basis for marketing any product as effective against any symptom or health problem.
The multicenter study, headed by Michael Weintraub, M.D., of New York Medical College, involved 48 investigators in 27 states. Of 375 subjects with diabetic neuropathy who were randomly assigned to wear magnetized insoles or placebo (nonmagnetic) devices for 4 months, 259 completed the study. The authors concluded that there were statistically significant reductions during the third and fourth months in burning; numbness and tingling; and exercise-induced foot pain [4]. However, they noted that despite statistical improvement in pain and quality-of-life scores, there was only "modest clinical benefit." There are also good reasons to challenge the statistical analysis that underlies their conclusions:

  • The main outcome table listed 4 sets of average group measurements taken at one-month intervals, which produced 20 possible endpoints.
  • Symptom severity in both treatment and placebo groups gradually lessen, but there is little month-to-month variation.
  • At each endpoint, the average results in both looked similar, but the standard deviations were large. By breaking the data into subgroups, the authors were able to declare that certain ones were significant. However, with many endpoints and widely scattered data, differences between some endpoints are likely to occur by chance alone. The most favorable differences can then be chosen to suggest significance when none exists.
At least three well-designed pain studies have been negative:

  • Researchers at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine have reported negative results in a study of patients with heel pain. Over a 4-week period, 19 patients wore a molded insole containing a magnetic foil, while 15 patients wore the same type of insole with no magnetic foil. In both groups, 60% reported improvement, which suggested that the magnetic foil conveyed no benefit [5].
  • Researchers at the VA Medical Center in Prescott, Arizona conducted a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study involving 20 patients with chronic back pain. Each patient was exposed to real and sham bipolar permanent magnets during alternate weeks, for 6 hours per day, 3 days per week for a week, with a 1-week period between the treatment weeks. No difference in pain or mobility was found between the treatment and sham-treatment periods [6].
  • Researchers at the Mayo Clinic compared the effects of wearing magnetic or sham-magnetic cushioned insoles over an 8-week period by 101 people with heel pain and found no difference between the treatment and control groups [7].
Magnets have also been claimed to increase circulation. This claim is false. If it were true, placing a magnet on the skin would make the area under the magnet become red, which it does not. Moreover, a well-designed study that actually measured blood flow has found no increase. The study involved 12 healthy volunteers who were exposed to either a 1000-gauss magnetic disk or an identically appearing disk that was not magnetic. No change in the amount or speed of blood flow was observed when either disk was applied to their arm. [8]. The magnets were manufactured by Magnetherapy, Inc, of Riviera Beach, Florida, a company that has been subjected to two regulatory actions.

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In 1998, Magnetherapy, Inc., signed an Assurance of Voluntary Compliance with the State of Texas to pay a $30,000 penalty and to stop claiming that wearing its magnetic device near areas of pain and inflammation will relieve pain due to arthritis, migraine headaches, sciatica or heel spurs. The agreement also requires Magnetherapy to stop making claims that its magnets can cure, treat, or mitigate any disease or can affect any change in the human body, unless its devices are FDA-approved for those purposes [9]. Ads for the company's Tectonic Magnets had featured testimonials from athletes, including golfers from the senior pro tours. Various ads had claimed that Tectonic Magnets would provide symptomatic relief from certain painful conditions and could restore range of motion to muscles and joints. The company had provided retailers with display packages that included health claims, written testimonials, and posters of sports stars. Texas Attorney General Dan Morales stated that some claims were false or unsubstantiated and others had rendered the product unapproved medical devices under Texas law. In 1997, the FDA had warned Magnetherapy to stop claiming that its products would relieve arthritis; tennis elbow; low back pain; sciatica; migraine headache; muscle soreness; neck, knee, ankle, and shoulder pain; heel spurs; bunions; arthritic fingers and toes; and could reduce pain and inflammation in the affected areas by increasing blood and oxygen flow [10].

In 1999, the FTC obtained a consent agreement barring two companies from making unsubstantiated claims about their magnetic products. Magnetic Therapeutic Technologies, of Irving, Texas, is barred from claiming that its magnetic sleep pads or other products: (a) are effective against cancers, diabetic ulcers, arthritis, degenerative joint conditions, or high blood pressure; (B) could stabilize or increase the T-cell count of HIV patients; © could reduce muscle spasms in persons with multiple sclerosis; (d) could reduce nerve spasms associated with diabetic neuropathy; (e) could increase bone density, immunity, or circulation; or (f) are comparable or superior to prescription pain medicine. Pain Stops Here! Inc., of Baiting Hollow, N.Y., may no longer claim that its "magnetized water" or other products are useful against cancer, diseases of the liver or other internal organs, gallstones, kidney stones, urinary infection, gastric ulcers, dysentery, diarrhea, skin ulcers, bed sores, arthritis, bursitis, tendinitis, sprains, strains, sciatica, heart disease, circulatory disease, arthritis, auto-immune illness, neuro-degenerative disease, and allergies, and could stimulate the growth of plants.

On August 8, 2000, the Consumer Justice Center, of Laguna Niguel, California filed suit in Orange County Superior Court charging that Florsheim and a local shoe store (Shoe Emporium) made false and fraudulent claims that their MagneForce shoes (a) correct "magnetic deficiency," (B) "generate a deep-penetrating magnetic field which increases blood circulation; reduces leg and back fatigue; and provides natural pain relief and improved energy level."; and © their claims are established and proven by scientific studies [11]. A few days after this suit was filed, Florsheim removed the disputed ad from its Web site.

In 2001, Richard Markoll, his wife Ernestine, David H. Trock, M.D., and Bio-Magnetic Treatment Systems (BMTS) pled guilty to criminal charges in connection with a scheme involving pulsed magnetic therapy. The participants used fraudulent billing codes to seek payment from Medicare and three other insurance plans for treatment with a device (Electro-Magnetic Induction Treatment System, Model 30/30) that lacked FDA approval [12]. The treatments—called pulsed signal therapy (PST)—were administered in a clinical trial on an investigational basis not approved by the FDA. The Markolls were sentenced to 3 years probation, a $4,000 fine and a $100 special assessment. Ernestine Markoll was sentenced to 2 years probation, a $1,000 fine and a $25 special assessment. Magnetic Therapy, was sentenced to a 1-day summary probation and a $200 special assessment. The Markolls also signed a civil settlement under which they agreed to pay the U.S Government $4 million [13]. The device was invented by <A href="http://web.archive.o...er.htm">Richard Markoll, MD, PhD, who does not have a medical license but is described in Web site biographies as a graduate of Grace University School of Medicine, a Caribbean medical school. Trock, a former principal investigator for Magnetic Therapy Center, PC, Danbury, CT, was sentenced to 6 months probation. and ordered to make restitution of $35,250 [14]. Trock has co-authored studies claiming that PST is effective for treating pain, but the device is not FDA-approved for that purpose.

In September 2002, California Attorney General Bill Lockyer charged Florida-based European Health Concepts, Inc. (EHC) with making false and misleading claims about its magnetic mattress pads and seat cushions. The complaint, filed in Sacramento Superior Court, also named EHC president Kevin Todd and several sales managers and agents as defendants. The suit seeks more than $1 million in civil penalties for engaging in unfair business practices and making false claims; $500,000 in civil penalties for transactions involving senior citizens; and full restitution for purchasers of the products. The complaint alleged that prospective customers, primarily senior citizens, were invited to attend a free dinner seminar at which they were told that EHC's products could help people suffering from fibromyalgia, lupus, sciatica, herniated discs, asthma, bronchitis, cataracts, chronic fatigue syndrome, colitis, diverticulitis, heart disease, multiple sclerosis, and more than 50 other health conditions. The sales agents offered phony price discounts for immediate purchases that actually were the company's regular prices. [15].

A recent press report indicates that Thorsten Wietschel, who markets magnetic matresses through local gatherings, had two brushes with the law in the United States and is now pitching them in Canada. The report states that (a) was charged with grand theft in California but not prosecuted because he left the state, and (B) a civil action in Arizona resulted in a court order to repay $150,000 to buyers and pay $2 million in penalties [16].

The Bottom Line

There is no scientific basis to conclude that small, static magnets can relieve pain or influence the course of any disease. In fact, many of today's products produce no significant magnetic field at or beneath the skin's surface.


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Posted 31 July 2010 - 12:36 PM

its not a scam when i know myself that it works. go to a swap meet or something and if they are out there have them do the tests on you and feel the differnece yourself


Just to clarify, you don't in fact know that it works, you just think it works. This is why they separate drug trials into two groups. One to take the actual drug, and one that is given a placebo while being told that it's the real medicine. Those on the placebo who see results "know" it works, when in fact it's not the result of the drug they're not taking. Bottom line, you're experiencing the placebo effect, which is much more documented than this snake oil

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 12:42 PM

If these things are such a scam like you all say why do most college athletes wear them? Why do some NBA players where them? Any one here ever heard of this person called Shaq? Yeah he wears one. Just next time sit down and watch a game and look at the athletes wrist and notice who wears them.

Not just NBA watch football, soccer, tennis, etc.


its not a scam when i know myself that it works. go to a swap meet or something and if they are out there have them do the tests on you and feel the differnece yourself



I tested it and i actualy own one Power Balance wrist band and its completly BS the tests they do realy work and thats why i got conviced but like i said before.... instead of
makin the "tests" with the Power Balance just hold a lighter for example and then tell me how were your results.

Im sain this because i did it with a lighter, home keys and a key chain and i got the same AMAZIIIIING results LOL.
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Posted 31 July 2010 - 12:45 PM

Heres a link to even more articles on magnets.

http://www.quackwatc...1&query=magnets

Look even if you think they work for you doesn't me they are doing anything at all. Your mind is a powerful thing and is fooled easily. I'm not saying any of you are stupid my mind the same way. Thats why we do double blind studies on medical claims.

Atleast this is not in the Paintball Nutrition & Health forum because it doesnt belong there.

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 02:28 PM

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 02:54 PM

I thought Dye was the leader in cutting edge bullshit.


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Posted 31 July 2010 - 03:00 PM

what a bunch of crap...

I feel sorry for anyone who buys it.

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