# Ionized Arm Band

1. Sep 3, 2006

### scott_alexsk

Recently I saw an infomercial for an ionized arm band thing which is supposed to improve your health. It seems like people think its works, and it supposedly has a patent on it, but how it works (if it does at all) was not explained in any detail. Does anyone know anything about this? I could not find any links. I suppose a strong magnetic field might realign certain materials in the blood, but whether or not this would make you feel 'good' I have no idea.

Thanks,
-scott

2. Sep 3, 2006

### DaveC426913

Snake oil.

3. Sep 10, 2006

### franznietzsche

Those magnet therapies are complete bunk. For example, the ones meant to be worn on the wrist have strips of alternating polarity--to create a strong low range field, that doesn't wipe your credit cards in your pockets. It also doesn't reach through the skin.

4. Sep 10, 2006

### Rach3

Hmm, what does electrostatic ionization have to do with ferromagnets?

5. Sep 10, 2006

### Rach3

I'm intrigued, where can I get some of these oils, and what snake species are they from?

6. Sep 10, 2006

For my ex husband it was expensive sunglasses. He'd go out and pay $300 for a pair of non-prescription designer sunglasses and feel great until the next day when he'd leave them at an over priced trendy restaurant, so he'd have to purchase another pair so he'd feel good again. Same thing as the Ionized arm band. Last edited: Sep 10, 2006 7. Sep 10, 2006 ### russ_watters ### Staff: Mentor Except that sunglasses (expensive or not) actually do something for you... 8. Sep 11, 2006 ### turbo You need to hook up with an actual man. If I (or most of the guys I hang with) had$300 burning a hole in my pocket (and I would 99% rather bank it than spend it) I would spend it on a chain saw (already have a great one), a chop saw (I would like to have one), a new seat for my Harley (my wife would like a touring seat), or pehaps a hunting bow or an accessory for my telescope.

9. Sep 11, 2006

### DaveC426913

Send me a cheque (anything with 3 digits or more will be fine). I will send you some bottles - they'll look like Evian bottles, but don't let that fool you. Trust me.

10. Sep 11, 2006

### JamesU

http://www.qray.com/Default.aspx [Broken]

pretty fake, the people on their commercials can't act anyway

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11. Sep 11, 2006

### zoobyshoe

It's the old placebo effect. If you believe a pill, or tonic, or armband will make you feel better, then it will make you feel better, psychologically. If you feel better psychologically, you will start feeling better physically, too: you'll feel you have more energy and stamina and strength.

It's sad to see, but I suppose they've only got $50 to lose, and everything to gain. - Warren 19. Sep 11, 2006 ### chroot Staff Emeritus Yeah, er, or that. - Warren 20. Sep 11, 2006 ### zoobyshoe Yeah, between these two reasons you guys have probably hit the nail on the head. Starting from scratch, with no knowledge of physics, the average person would have a difficult time uncovering the fact that a static magnetic field has no appreciable effect on the human body. Magnets seem inherently magic if you sit and play with them; easy to leverage into snake oil. 21. Sep 11, 2006 ### K.J.Healey I bought a$90 pair of sunglasses once. My reasoning is the same as why I once bought a $40 pen. If i have something cheap (pens/sunglasses) I care little about them and dont treat them carefully. I'd sit on the glasses, drop them, throw them around and they wouldnt last very long. I bought a$90 pair of sunglasses and it took a year and a half before they got their first scratch, and only now, 3 years later are they starting to have structural problems from being bent. Id put them in their case in my car instead of throwing them on the seat next to me and such...

I guess if you pay more for it, youll treat it more respectably. That was my reason. (oh and same goes for Watches)

$300 is still a bit high though. 22. Sep 12, 2006 ### chroot Staff Emeritus I paid almost$400 (total) for a pair of prescription wrap-around lenses in an absolutely excellent Ray-Ban frame. They were perfect -- the ideal glasses for aviation, driving, cycling, you name it. I loved them. I wore them for almost three years, until eventually someone stole them out of my car. I bet they were pissed to discover that only I could even use them.

- Warren

23. Sep 12, 2006

### Alkatran

Let's suppose that the small magnetic field does work. Oh no! The number of MRI deaths just went to 100% of people who get one!

24. Sep 13, 2006

### SGT

If these guys can ionize a solid, they are serious candidates to a Nobel Prize.

25. Jan 18, 2007