Power Balance admit no evidence

Power Balance band, bracelets that claim to deliver improved strength and poise by increasing natural energy flow, have admitted there is no scientific evidence to support their selling point. In October last year, sports psychologist Roberto Forzoni, who has worked with the Football Association and the Lawn Tennis Association, described the bands as “gimmicks”.

“As with many of these gimmicks, athletes look for a quick and easy solution to avoid having to address the real issue – whether that is a lack of effort or a lack of talent – or to enjoy the sense of belonging to an elite group, and having the false idea that it must work if elite athletes are wearing it,” Forzoni said.

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