Things to Keep in Mind When Buying Magnetic Braces and Supports

Some companies which sell magnetic therapy products to consumers do not list the actual type of magnets they use in their supports, braces, and other products. You should be careful if you encounter this because the magnets contained in these products may be made of a cheaper-grade material and may not have sufficient magnetic field strength to provide health benefits.

Some other magnetic product vendors may utilize a combination of ceramic and neodymium magnets in their supports and braces. Ceramic magnet products are much weaker than neodymium magnets. For example, if you compare two magnets of the same size, thickness, and gauss rating, the neodymium magnet will nearly always generate a significantly stronger magnetic field than the ceramic magnet.

A back support, or other magnetic product, which consists of ceramic magnets and neodymium magnets is, generally speaking, going to be measurably weaker than a similar product which contains only neodymium magnets.

Also, there are vendors that may mislead the consumer about the magnetic strength of their products. For example, if there are 20 neodymium magnets (each with a rating of 5,000 gauss) inside a magnetic support product, the magnetic strength of the device will still be only 5,000 gauss.

However, some merchants may mislead the buyer to believe their magnetic therapy products are stronger by adding the gauss rating of all the magnets together. They may advertise such magnet therapy products to have a total gauss rating of 100,000. This isn't accurate, and as a consumer, you should remain careful of merchants who use such methods of advertising.