I’ve had lots of questions about this topic, so today I thought I’d finally give my thoughts on EMF protection bracelets. I’ll talk about if I think EMF bracelets work if you can test their protection, and the products I would recommend you try first.
First, let me just answer the question you came here for in brief terms, and then we’ll dive into a more complete answer.
Do EMF bracelets work? Some EMF bracelets may be capable of off-setting a small amount of EMF radiation exposure. However, I do not believe that any bracelet on the market is at all capable of protecting you from EMF radiation. Unfortunately, unlike many other products on the market, EMF protection bracelets cannot be tested by conventional means, so there is not a good way to know their legitimacy.
Like I said in the answer above, that doesn’t mean that some bracelets are not worth wearing, if you like the look, and they are comfortable, and they are made with stones and materials that could allow for some protection, strengthening, energy balance, or anything else positive, then, by all means, wear it!
Now, let’s talk a little bit about why I can’t be sure whether EMF bracelets work or not.
Do EMF Bracelets Work?
I typically only talk about and recommend products that I have personally used, tested, and feel confident that they work. Although I own and have tried out dozens of EMF protection bracelets, it isn’t easy, or in some cases possible, to test them using an EMF meter or other tools to see if they are actually providing any benefit to me.
For example, let’s look at an EMF protection blanket, a product that I love and really believe in. The nice thing about anti-radiation blankets is that I can test them myself. I can put a cell-phone or tablet on a table, and then cover it with a blanket, and then test how much radiation I’m still exposing myself too.
With most quality products, I’ll be reading almost no EMF radiation, meaning that I’m being protected. So, if my wife or child uses the blanket, I know that it is working as intended.
Now, let’s look at a popular EMF bracelet that I do like, the Quanthor Energy Bracelet. This is a product that utilizes many popular and potentially beneficial things, including:
- Far Infrared Rays
- Neodynium Magnets
- and Negative Ions
However, I can’t put the bracelet on, and then test the radiation coming from my laptop or cell-phone and see any reduction whatsoever. This isn’t the fault of the bracelet manufacturer, as that is not how the product is intended to work.
Although you might think that somehow these bracelets, or any EMF bracelet for that matter, are capable of altering or neutralizing the EMF’s in a way that protects your body, that is not my understanding or experience with them.
In fact, I wrote an article on anti-radiation stickers for cell-phones, and have similar feelings with them. That is to say, it’s possible that they work, but there isn’t really a way for me to know other than just trusting the company.
Getting back to the Quanthor bracelet that we were talking about, here are my thoughts.
First of all, they do have tests showing the bracelet does emit some negative ions. Negative ions have been shown to help our bodies absorb and use more oxygen. They can help our cells and tissues absorb more oxygen and better utilize that oxygen.
Some anecdotal evidence would also suggest that negative ions can help protect us in other ways such as:
- Diminishing airborne infections
- Enhances the capacity of the cilia in our respiratory tract, which can help prevent illnesses
- Can treat depression
- and lots more
This all sounds great, but a few things to remember here. First, this is not scientifically proven. Second, none of this specifically talks about protecting you from EMF radiation.
Instead, what most companies will say, is that these things will help boost your immune system, and improve your overall health, which will help your body protect itself.
So, it’s a bit misleading in my opinion for any “EMF bracelet” manufacturer to make claims saying that it will actually protect you from EMF radiation.
Instead, you’ll often see (in my opinion) somewhat ambiguous or confusing claims like: “your biofield will be boosted” or “EMF Radiation will be neutralized” or something like that.
However, you’ll notice that the claims they make can never be easily tested, even by someone like me that has thousands of dollars worth of EMF meters and other testing equipment. Instead, they’ll tell you to rely on the third-party studies or research they have had completed.
Now, that doesn’t mean they can’t be trusted necessarily, but it does mean that we have to have a bit of blind faith.
I’m rambling a bit now, so I’ll just summarize all of this by saying that I do think it’s possible that EMF bracelets could have some benefits, but I would not rely on them to protect us from EMF radiation. I would suggest using them in conjunction with other products we know work. To see my recommendations, you can check out the recommended products page.
Alright, now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s talk a little bit about some of the EMF bracelets that I do like. While describing the products on the list, I’ll mention the properties that the product manufacturers mention help to protect you from EMF radiation, and my thoughts on them.
Best EMF Protection Bracelets
I have tried and currently own all of the products on this list. I was not asked to give a review of any of the products and all of the opinions are my own.
Obviously, as we’ve talked about above, I can’t accurately speak to whether or not the products “work” as I can’t test for that, but I will give you my impressions of the product quality, comfort, claims, etc.
1. Quanthor Energy Bracelet
This is the product that I talked about above, so I’ll be a bit briefer.
First of all, my experience with the bracelet, which I wore for a week or so, was that it was comfortable to wear, but a little bulkier then I wish it was. It looked fine, sort of like a thin watchband with no watch face. I had a few people ask what it was, and I briefly explained.
I can’t say that I felt any magical change to my health or well-being, but to be fair, I’m not extremely sensitive to EMF’s, so someone that does have EHS might be able to notice a larger change.
Now, let’s talk about what the bracelets come equipped with, and what they claim it helps with.
Far Infrared Technology – This is the red diode on the bracelet and they say it is a ceramic insert that can absorb subtle amounts of energy around you, and reuse that energy to provide a gentle warmth. This warmth and energy release helps blood circulation.
Unipolar Neodymium Magnets – Quanthor claims that “Neo” is the strongest biogmagnet (not sure what that means to be honest) available on the planet and that it emits between 1000 and 1200 gauss. This is supposed to improve mental focus, as well as physical strength. It accomplishes this by separating blood cells, allowing for more surface area and greater oxygen absorption.
Germanium – This is the black diode on the bracelet, and is supposed to boost our immune system and prevent headaches and migraines.
Negative Ion Generator – The white diode on the bracelet represents negative ions, however, the negative ions emitted from the bracelet actually come from a powder that is mixed into the silicone of the entire band. They say that this produces 1000 ions per cubic cm. They also say that these negative ions (which are beneficial) help to neutralize the positive ions (not beneficial) in the atmosphere, which helps protect us from EMF radiation.
2. Spirit T Negative Ion Anti EMF Bracelet
This bracelet has built-in germanium and tourmaline, which they claim emit far-infrared heat and negative ions.
They say that the negative ions increase circulation and strengthen the nervous system, as well as improving concentration, reduce migraines, reduces stress, improves sleep, and a few other things. Honestly, I would take these claims with a grain of salt, because I’m not sure anything can improve all of those things at once.
An interesting thing about this bracelet is that it tracks your exposure to UV by slowly turning from white to purple as the band is exposed to more UV rays.
They aren’t specific about how this bracelet is supposed to offer EMF protection, other than claiming that the negative ions and far-infrared rays help to “counter EMFs from modern-day technology.”
I do like the look of this bracelet, it’s simple and sleek and quite comforatable.
3. Karelian Heritage Shungite Bracelet
Shungite is something I’ve talked about a few times on this site and seems to be a bit controversial in general. The reason that it is controversial, is that people seem to be a bit split on whether or not it has any protective properties.
Some would claim, as my article talks about, that the fullerenes that are native to the stone have some beneficial properties. However, as far as EMF protection is concerned, I don’t personally believe that a bracelet is going to help.
So, why is it on my list? Well, I own this bracelet, found it to be comfortable, attractive, nice to wear, and honestly I did feel a bit better in general when I wore it. Others, who do have EHS might wear it and feel that it does offer them some relief. I just can’t say one way or the other.
So, if you’re looking to get an EMF protection bracelet, I think this one is probably just as good as many others.
If you’ve read this far, you probably know what my thoughts are frankly. The bottom line is, although I do think bracelets like the ones I mentioned above, or others, might possibly have some beneficial aspects, I would never, ever, tell someone that a bracelet can protect them from EMF radiation.
If you want to learn more about products that really can make a difference, check out the articles in my Knowledge section, or my recommended products.
If you have any other questions for me, please don’t hesitate to ask.
Your friend in health,