TULSA, Okla. - "They're probably the hottest item we've ever had in our store,
people just can't get enough of it." said Zac Lassiter, of Midwest
Sporting Good in Tulsa.
Lassiter has offered the Power Balance bracelets to customers
for less than 2 years. The bracelets are rubber, lightweight, and
come in multiple colors.
But Lassiter said the real reason people buy them is because,
"... it allows us to use maximum amuont of energy for every task
our body performs."
At Ihloff Salon and Spa at Utica Square, master stylist Randi
Marshall said about 25 stylists and workers wear the bracelets.
Marshall has worn her Power Balance bracelet for about 7 months.
She feels she has more energy with it on.
"My back and my feet don't hurt as bad when I have it on. I dont
know if it's because my posture's better."
Hailey Rowan wears one too.
"My energy levels after I'm done working out are higher and i
feel like my workouts are better." said Rowan.
Both Randi and Hailey believe the Power Balance bracelet works
for them, but they weren't always so sure.
"It's one of those things when you first see it you're like oh
that's totally a scam and then have it done to you and it's like oh
that's crazy." said Rowan.
What Rowan's talking about is a balance test. Zac Lassiter at
Midwest Sporting Goods in Tulsa is more than happy to demonstrate
the test on customers.
The idea behind the test is to demonstrate the effects the Power
Balance bracelet has the body's balance and performance.
Lassiter said it all has to do with a frequency burned into a
hollogram on the bracelet.
MuQi Quintanilla owns Body Balance Techniques in Midtown
"They take this hologram at a particular frequency and match
with what they percieve is someone with low energy, pain, lacks
balance, that energy interacts with body's energy and creates
balance." said Quintanilla.
He believes the bracelets do work on some people but are not a
sure fix for serious problems and should not be used to mask
"Once you remove the powerband your body goes back to the
original state of imbalance it was before." said Quintanilla.
But for professional athletes including several of the LA Lakers
even Sam Bradford, the idea of extra energy and better balance is
reason enough to make a fashion statement.
The Power Balance bracelets' website does say they are not
guaranteed to work on everyone.
We did not conduct any scientific tests on our own, nor did
we find that any big studies had been done on the bracelets.