After seeing the informericials for a miracle healing power bracelet that supposedly improves balance, increases energy, and other healing properties…you can imagine one would be skeptical. The first question that comes to mind is: Is the iRenew bracelet a scam or ripoff?
First, if you haven’t already, check out the iRenew infomercial:
Some direct text from their website:
“How Does IRenew bracelet Work?
As you wear the bracelet, it will harness natural frequencies that occur in your immediate environment to help tune and rebalance your biofield to a more natural state.
Wondering what your biofield is? Your biofield is an integral part of your whole being, not just your body. It is in close balance with every aspect of your self and can become easily unbalanced due to electromagnetic radiation surrounding you at any given moment. When you pop on theIRenew bracelet, you are restoring your biofield’s natural balance with biofield technology that works to balance the frequencies of energy surrounding you.”
Although, I can’t technically prove it’s a scam, it sure looks that way. Here are some comments I found that explain why the iRenew bracelet could be a scam:
1) Just the fact that you saw them first in an infomercial should set off alarm bells. If they worked as claimed they would not have bypassed the proper clinical studies, scientific journals and peer review process; by going straight to the media. A major red flag. Especially when they are proposing new physics.
The claims for all these fad power bracelets severely lack plausibility and any evidence of efficacy beyond placebo. They market them using pseudoscientifc baloney to bamboozle an unsuspecting public. Notice they don’t say how it does all this. How does it harness these so-called ‘natural frequencies’? What is the mechanism? Instead of a proper explanation they waffle on about ‘biofields’. And instead of supporting data, you get ‘testimonials’. More red flags.
2) The ‘balance test’ that they use in the commercial is nothing more than “applied kinesiology’ which is a long ago discredited technique still used by dishonest chiropractors. The first time you are pulled on, you are not prepared and the practitioner may touch your arm or elbow in a way that distracts you momentarily. After you don the magical miracle device, the practitioner will subtly prepare you for the second pull, which you of course will also anticipate. He will also often pull at a different angle or with less actual force than before. The technique is subtle, but convincing to anyone who does not know about this. Besides, an invention of this magnitude would garner the inventor a Nobel Prize, No?
Based on these two logical explanations alone, I think it’s safe to say that iRenew is a scam! If you’re one of the many that have already tried it, feel free to share your experience below!