One definition is that a magnet is either an iron or another material which has its component atoms ordered so that the material exhibits properties of magnetism, such as attracting other iron-containing objects or aligning itself. The attraction a magnet produces is called a "magnetic field."
There are four main types of magnets:
Permanent magnets are the most commonly used magnets. They are the type of magnets that can maintain their own magnetism and magnetic fields. They are extremely popular and used as hooks, audio speakers, jewelry making and compasses.
Neodymium Iron Boron (NdFeB or NIB)
The most industrial and expensive magnets around, these are super strong and even half-inch diameter of a magnet is able to lift ferromagnetic objects weighing several pounds.
These types of magnets are similar to permanent ones they act like permanent magnets when they are within a range of a strong magnetic field. However once the magnetic field is removed, they lose their magnetism. Temporary magnets can be items like paperclips, iron nails, etc.
These magnets are a tightly wound coil of wire which have a current of electricity passing through it. When the current flows through the coil of wire (usually with an iron core), it acts like a permanent magnet. It is easy to change the strength and polarity of the magnetic field of these magnets.
The superconductors are the strongest amongst all the magnets. These magnets are also made of wire coils of special metal alloys without a metal core. These metal alloys become superconductors when they are cooled at low temperatures.
Magnets work by creating a magnetic field which attracts other magnets to it, be it temporary, permanent and electromagnets.
One of the theories about how magnetism works with the body is that the fields surrounding the magnetic bracelets stimulate the field where the pain occurs. This is thought to trigger the release of the body's own painkillers, thereby providing natural relief for the person instead of having to take medications over long periods that may have bad side-effects.
It is also thought that because metals like iron, zinc and magnesium are essentially components already found in the human body. Magnetism is able to affect them in a way that brings about helpful change at the cellular level; in particularly by impacting on particles in the blood and increasing oxygenation so that circulation is improved, and a person heals quicker. After all, everyone knows what happens when you put a magnet beside a metal: it attracts it.
It is well known that the iron core in the earth’s structure is the reason why we have a magnetic field however, the heat of the iron core destroys the magnetic properties. In actual fact on earth the flowing liquid metal on the outer core is what generates electric currents as the earth rotates on its axis causing the electric currents to form a magnetic field which extends around the planet. This field sustains life on earth and keeps our earth safe from radiation.
The most common understanding of magnetic poles is that they are the positions on the Earth's surface where the geomagnetic field is vertical. These poles are called dip poles, and the north and south dip poles do not have to be (and are not now) antipodal. The geographic poles are the points where the axis the Earth rotates around meets the surface and are antipodal (symmetrically opposite) at +/-90° latitude.
The force of a magnetic field on a particle with spin causes the particle to rotate its spin to align with the magnetic field, the Earth's magnetic field will cause the magnet to align north to south. That is why people named them the north and south poles. Most of the strength of a magnet is found in its poles. If a magnet were to break, neither of its poles would become isolated; a new north pole and south pole would be formed automatically.
The terms unipolar and bipolar refer to the magnetic poles facing the patient's skin. Unipolar magnet therapy usually uses several discrete, individual magnets aligned with the same magnetic pole toward the skin. Bipolar magnet therapy usually uses two north and south at the same time on one side of the magnet. Popular patterns in some bipolar magnetic designs are stripes, concentric circles, squares, and triangles.
A magnet’s strength is measured on several factors such as the device, the actual physical size, the GAUSS rating (density of lines of magnetic force coming from a magnet) and the number of magnets in the device. The physical size of the magnet is important to the power and strength of magnetism it can produce, the bigger the magnet the more energy it can store. For example a magnet with a very high Gauss rating which will in fact have less overall strength that a much bigger magnet with a lower Gauss rating.
The way in which Gauss strength is measured is connected to the density of lines of magnetic force, basically the pulling power is the Gauss strength. It is measured on the surface of the magnet and also on the magnetic flux density generated outside the magnetic body. In magnet therapy people tend to use the Gauss rating and in engineering and the physical sciences another unit of measurement is used, this is the Tesla, (10,000 Gauss = 1 Tesla).
Is a higher Gauss strength better and are more magnets better than less?
Its more likely that more magnets will give a stronger magnetic field and help to improve the therapeutic outcome. However, depending on the location of the ailment, the strength of the magnets and the size of them will all play a part on how strong your magnetic bracelet is.
Disclaimer: We make no specific medical claims. It is always best to seek professional medical advice on an individual basis for your particular circumstances.
Neodymium Iron Boron (NdFeB or NIB) The most industrial and expensive magnets around, these are super strong and even half-inch diameter of a magnet is able to lift ferromagnetic objects weighing several pounds. are made of iron, boron and the rare earth neodymium. These magnets are very strong in comparison to their mass and also hold their strength for many years.
As long as you look after your magnetic bracelet and the magnets inside them they should last over 10 years up to 15. During this period a magnet will only loose a small bit of magnetism it will retain majority of its magnetism for several decades.
Yes they do, see below just some of the comments and feedback our customers have left us.
“I bought one because I have muscle pain in my arm and the bracelets help with the pain and tension”
“I do suffer from arthritis and although the bracelet doesn’t take the pain away completely the bracelets help with the arthritis pain.”
“The reason I bought one is because I suffer with rheumatism and the copper magnetic arthritis wrist band helps with the pain. I remember searching for bracelets for rheumatism and a lot of choices came up. I know I am not the only who has found magnetic bracelets helpful.”