Skepticism

Ionized Bracelets

This ad doesn’t actually say that the Q-Ray bracelet does a damn thing, but it sure as hellshit[] implies it:

Thanks to the Ask an Atheist guys for the pointer.

Hey, the Q-Ray people aren’t saying the bracelet does anything. That would be an invitation to get sued. No, the athlete is saying it. And she’s not saying it, either; she’s just saying it might.

And her testimonial is filmed in what appears to be a doctor’s office (or, more likely, a doctor’s office set. At least, my doctor doesn’t have any anatomical charts on his wall).

So it’s not actionable. But if you should happen to get the impression that this magic bracelet is part of a medical regimen endorsed by the medical profession, well, they won’t try to disillusion you.

The narrator says that magnets have been “used for centuries to promote a healthy lifestyle”. Of course, the same could be said of leeches.

As far as I can tell, the only verifiable claims made by the Q-Ray people are 1) it has magnets, and 2) “beautifully crafted, with an expandable steel band”.

This Hour Has 22 Minutes says pretty much the same thing, but won’t let me embed the video.


[] Text changed to refer to something for which there’s actual evidence.

2 thoughts on “Ionized Bracelets

  1. Am I the only person reminded of Dumbo’s Magic Feather? “Maybe it helps me fly, and maybe not… but why take a chance?”

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