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The hidden hollogram uses “Mylar technology” to reset our bodies natural “frequency” to 7.83hz claims Tom O’Dowd of Australia who owns rights to it.
Comments from scientific community:
Professor David Powers of Flinders University in Australia who researches cognitive science has stated that often when you tell a person that a device is going to do something, then show it can find the placebo effect and have the person try it for themselves, they too will find the placebo effect.
What does this mean?
You could demonstrate it by trying a little harder during the demo with the band on your wrist, and then the person using it may try a little harder to achieve the same “placebo” effect without consciously knowing it!
Late last fall, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is ordering Power Balance Australia to refund all customers wanting to return the product, with ACCC chair Graeme Samuel declaring in his Thursday statement that rubber wristband carries “no credible scientific basis for the claims and therefore no reasonable grounds for making representations about the benefits of the product.”
From the actual “Power Balance” website!
“In our advertising we stated that Power Balance wristbands improved your strength, balance and flexibility. We admit that there is no credible scientific evidence that supports our claims and therefore we engaged in misleading conduct in breach of s52 of the Trade Practices Act 1974.
If you feel you have been misled by our promotions, we wish to unreservedly apologise and offer a full refund. To obtain a refund please visit our website www.powerbalance.com.au or contact us toll-free on 1800 733 436
This offer will be available until 30th June 2011. To be eligible for a refund, together with return postage, you will need to return a genuine Power Balance product along with proof of purchase (including credit card records, store barcodes and receipts) from an authorised reseller in Australia.
This Corrective Notice has been paid for by Power Balance Australia Pty Ltd and placed pursuant to an undertaking to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission given under section 87B of the Trade Practices Act, 1974.”