What are cprime bracelets?

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What are cprime bracelets?
cPRIME bracelets are available in a wide array of colours and fasten with a stainless steel buckle. (Hemera Technologies/Photos.com/Getty Images)

CPRIME bracelets are advertised as designed to create a balance of energy around the body. That's geared to make wearers feel less joint and muscle pain and experience an increased sense of well-being. Manufacturers maintain that such health improvements result in performing everyday activities at peak output. But while cPRIME claims to adjust electromagnetic energy, there is some scepticism about the bracelet's intrinsic health value.

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General Use

CPRIME bracelets contain a not-yet-patented array of antennae said to absorb, redirect, and balance electromagnetic energy. That action is based on the theory that stress and injury create an imbalance. CPRIME is worn by athletes seeking peak performance, and by people suffering with damaged joints and muscles needing pain relief. CPRIME also claims that electromagnetic balance increases flexibility.

Bracelet Versions

CPRIME offers three different styles: the Neo, Women's Neo, and the Burn. The Neo is made from a polyurethane band and sliding stainless-steel clasp. The women's version of that is from a slimmer design of the same materials. The Burn is made of silicon and stainless-steel clasp, and is designed for action. However, there have been complaints that the clasp does not always remain closed, causing the £65 bracelet to slip off the wrist. Also, an electron microscope deemed that the clasp is actually made of aluminium, oxygen, nickel and sulphur -- thus, not stainless steel at all.

Test Results

CPRIME tested 100 subjects, aged six to 71. The company's research claims the discovery of an average increase of 20 per cent in strength, 18 per cent in balance, and as much as a 15 per cent increase in flexibility. A study in October, 2010 of six college students conducted by Health Science Professor Dr. Ray Moss through four testing stations at Furman University measured both the cPRIME and a placebo product. Five of those six noticed no difference when wearing the cPrime version. The remaining student performed with better flexibility, but turned out to actually be wearing the placebo instead.

To Buy or Not

CPRIME bracelets without the stainless-steel clasp cost £35, while those with the clasp are £65. Testimonials show a marked polarised reaction as to whether users would recommend the bracelet. The six tested college students said that purchasing the bracelet is "not worth it." However, testimonials of other users admit that even if the benefit of cPRIME is simply a placebo effect, belief in the results can have a positive effect.

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