Magnetic Bracelets - FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Magnetic Bracelets - FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

1. Does a magnetic bracelet have to be a tight fit around the wrist?

Link bracelet style: The fit should be not too tight to stop the circulation. The magnets should make reasonable contact with the skin but note, a magnetic field operates several cm from the magnet. As a general rule,  one finger width between the wrist and the bracelet is a good fit. This should usually be about 2cm longer than the tight wrist measurement.

Bangle style: The fit should be not too tight to stop the circulation. The magnets should make reasonable contact with the skin but note, a magnetic field operates several cm from the magnet.

Silicon Neo30: These bracelets contain 30 magnets, so if the bracelet is sightly loose, there are still magnets touching the skin at several points.

2. Why does my copper bangle bracelet discolour and leave a black or green deposit on my wrist?

This is usual for this type of bracelet. All copper bracelets leave a copper deposit, it is part of the way they work.

The Copper bracelets form oxides on the surface of the bracelet, which should be absorbed by the body. The oxides may leave a green or black deposit on the wrist. How fast this happens depends on the person, the acid or ph in the persons' skin moisture. How visible this deposit is depends on the amount of oxide produced, which again depends on the person.

The copper oxides should have no effect on the magnetic aspect of the bracelet.

3. Should I wear my bracelet or therapy wrap 24 hours a day?

No hard and fast rules. Experimentation is sometimes required. If trying to treat a strong set of symptom's then wear it as much as possible.

4. Do the magnets need to be in any particular position vis a vis the main arteries?

Bangles: The magnets should roughly align with the pulse points. The six magnet bangles will make this easier.

Link bracelets: Have multiple magnets, so there is greater probability that the magnets align over the arteries.

Additional benefit: There is also an argument that says that a benefit is obtained by having an increase in magnetic energy into the body via a device like a magnetic bracelet. This is based on the fact that the Earths magnetic field has been in slow decline, and also that modern living can block the Earths natural field, resulting in a 'magnetic deficiency' that we may all suffer. Therefore a magnetic device, no matter what the positioning, may help to alleviate this.

5. I have a bangle, should the open side of the bangle be on the top or bottom of the wrist? 

The open end of the bracelet should be on the underside of the wrist. The magnets will then be nearer the pulse points, as indicated above.

6. How long do the magnets last in a bracelet/bangle?

The effect of time on modern permanent magnets is minimal. Over a period of 10 to 15 years in normal use, a magnet will loose only a small fraction of its magnetisation. Magnets will remain magnetised for several decades.

7. I seem to be getting an allergic reaction, what is causing this?

This is quite rare but when it does occur it is usually related to a metal allergy, in particular nickel. About 2% of the population have some sort of nickel allergy either mild or more severe. The nickel is a small part of the composition of the plating over the magnet. In our products this is protected by a cap over the magnet, with a further epoxy coating over the magnets.

Even with this protection sensitive people can still be affected. Blisters and/or redness normally form around or near the position of the magnets. We often suggest to people who have this sort reaction, to coat the inside of the bracelet. A coat of clear nail varnish placed over the magnets will form a second barrier. It does not affect the magnet therapy but may help.

8. What are your strongest link bracelets and bangles?

Our Strongest bangles are the HP series, High Power bangles. These have large end magnets which are powerful. Our strongest titanium, stainless steel, or pure copper link bracelets are the double row of magnets designs. These are more poweful as they have a high number of magnets, a double row of magnets. Effective magnetic strength depends not only on the measured Gauss strength, but also the physical size of the magnet (which influences depth of penetration) and the number of magnets.

9. I have a Titanium metal implant, will magnets have an effect on this?

A magnetic bracelet, of any metal type, will not affect titanium implants, there is no magnetic influence on the metal titanium.

10. Are there safety indications or health contraindications with magnets?

General Precautions: It is advisable that pregnant women or people wearing electrical or electronic medical devices (e.g. a pacemaker, insulin pump etc) should not use when using magnets. Small magnets should also be kept away from children in case they swallow them. Magnets should not be used near fresh cuts or wounds.

The World Health Organization (WHO): published a study in 1987 stating that the magnetic strengths typically used in magnetic therapy do not have any detrimental effect on the human body.

Disclaimer: We make no specific medical claims. It is always best to seek professional medical advice on an individual basis for your particular circumstances.

11. Can I use my PC or Laptop when wearing a magnetic bracelet?

If the bracelet is place directly over a laptop it may have an effect on the hard drive as it is quite close to the surface.

The bracelets are unlikely to affect a pc unless placed directly near, within a few of cm's, of the hard drive itself. This is unlikely, unless you are involved in computer maintenance.

Smartphones already contain magnets in the speakers and microphones, so usually will not be affected by magnets.  The compas detection function may be affected by the magnets in a bracelet. As a pre-caution, it is best not to place any magnets directly on top of a mobile phone. If the magnets are over one or two inches away it is unlikely to have an effect. Off course all the above applies to any instrument or device that contains strong magnets not just magnetic bracelets i.e. headphones. speakers etc.

12.  How do I put my link bracelet on? How does it fasten?

The clasp is a standard hinge clasp used on most types of link bracelets. It unclips at one end and then hooks over the bar at the other end, see attached photo.

Hinged Clasp

13. Sizing Questions: For bracelet/bangle sizing, see our sizing info page at:

14. Strength Questions: For information on magnetic strength visit our magnetic strength page at:

15. Can I expose my bracelet to water?

These types of bracelets (from any supplier) are not waterproof, but to a certain degree they are water resistant. The main area of potential water threat are the plating, if it has gold or silver, and the magnets which can possibly rust.

Our magnets are capped and then coated with resin, which protects them, but with repeated water exposure over time, it is possible that water can get in, it could be in 6 months or it could be in a few years depending on use. Having said that a lot of customers take the risk and use them in the shower as they find it more practical to keep them on. Its a personal decision, but water will degrade the bracelet over time.

16. Will Magnets definetly relieve my symptoms

Many people do get a benefit from using Magnetic Therapy, but like all medical interventions not everbody does. Magnetic Therapy is part of complemenmtary medicine, and generally this area of medicine has received less funding for reasearch, what reasearch has been conducted is usually small scale and limited in scope. Anybody who has seriously worked in these areas of medicine knows that they can be very usefull to many people. But not all areas of complemtary medicine are effective and not all people receive benefits.

The information and opinions provided on the Magnet4Health Ltd web sites, catalogues and in emails are for general information only, and should not be taken as specific advice to you. Medical conditions can vary considerably from person to person and so we make no guarantees or promises as to the outcome of using our products. No specific medical claims are made, and we do not offer a money back guarantee if a medical condition is not cured or improved in anyway. It is always best to seek professional medical advice on an individual basis for your particular circumstances.

17. How Secure is your web site?

We would like you to be confident about ordering online, we use the highest level of web site security. This is called secure socket layer (SSL) technology to ensure that your details are safe. Your browser will confirm that you are shopping in a secure environment by showing a locked padlock icon or an image of a key in the address bar at the top or base of your screen. A green pad lock and /or address bar indicates the highest security.

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