Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Second Post - Q-ray and other like material - JR

I used to work for a man who wore a bracelet that said it had magnets in it. He claimed that the bracelet helped his balance, took away his motion sickness, and helped his mood. I remember thinking even back then that this product was not something i was a believer in. I don’t recall him using phrases like improving positive/negative ion imbalances but after reading the course load I can imagine that is what he was alluding towards. He had bragged that it was a top of the line product and it had cost him nearly 200 dollars. After a short search through our course material I found the Q-ray bracelet which matched my bosses bracelet and then found it online. The web page also sold other material. Other material on the site include Bioelectric EMF Protection Shield, Q-Links as well as Q-Ray bracelets, and the Trion:Z. All of the products listed are meant to improve energy, stress levels, and remove negativity. All of the products are incredibly vague and have little scientific evidence as well as evidence that can not be disproved. My favorite product listed is the Trion:Z. This is one of the few product with product descriptions as well as FAQ’s regarding the product. The product uses alternating North-South polarity orientation, it works for “many years”, “you should wash it in warm/cool water”, and you can wear multiple at a time. The website does have a money back guarantee. If you are not satisfied you may return the product within 30 days of receiving the product. If you do return it the product must be in new condition, you have to pay for shipping and handling, you will be deducted a 15% re-stocking fee, and will be credited your money back as store credit. The testimonials on the web page do not report how the product has benefited anyone, they only make claim to how fast they receive the product and the customer service. There is no scientific evidence to test, there is many big words which have no real meaning, as well as no testimonials to support the product; in short the entire web page is found greatly lacking substance. 
Despite how i feel about the product after a few image searches it may be more clear to understand why the product may still be making sales. See below for the a link to multiple magnetic products meant to improve your mood and ion imbalances as well as some of the images which may sway the public's mind and why they may need to purchase Q-ray bracelets and other like product. If athletes begin to market products such as these then it may be a reason why people blindly purchase products that have a low burden of proof to possibly zero proof that the product actually does anything beneficial for you. But when million dollar athletes and icons it is no wonder why the public follows suite. The product seen in the images below is the Trion:Z and they are being worn by Rory Mcilroy and Ricky Fowler.

1 comment:

  1. Great post!
    I personally do not believe in products like these. I'm just not convinced that wearing a brecelette or a necklace would make me feel any better. One thing that I have been seeing lately is 'Tommie Copper', which is a compression sleeve with copper in the sleeve to help joint pains and such. I've never tried it, but it has built up a good amount of credibility, just like many of these products do. I believe these types of products will continued to be made, and will always come and go.