So I went to the Mall of America yesterday and ran into a kiosk that sells these Energy Armor bands. The sales associate was trying to sell me this black bracelet (Energy Armor) that blocks of bad Ions entering your body which works with the body's natural energy flows, which promotes energy, balance, and strength.
Here is the link to the Energy Armor video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iHB0vX776Y&feature=youtu.be
Before thinking of buying the bracelet to try out (since I feel as if I lack energy everyday) I was thinking to myself, what within the six principles of critical thinking fits best for this claim; extraordinary claim and pseudoscientific claim.
EC: The evidence for this claim is not as strong as the claim because it lacks a lot of scientific evidence if the Energy Armor really works. On their website it said, "Scientist have studied Negative Ions and their effects on human health for more than 100 years. Some scientific studies around the world have suggested that exposure to Negative Ions may support your overall health."
There's no doubt that scientist have studied about negative ions for over 100 years, but it doesn't say anything about the Energy Armor working 100%. I tried it at the kiosk and it didn't work for me and the sales representative made up some goofy story saying that my shoes had bad traction that's why it was easy to push me over.
They use a lot of technical terms for advertising that many Americans might not understand. Nonspecific claims; if you notice in this video they never tell you exactly how negative ion technology actually works or what it is supposed to do. All they ever say is that you are supposed to feel better, energized, etc. BUT the same thing can be done if you have good diet, positive thinking, and exercise.
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