Trion Z Review: For the past two weeks I have been giving the Trion Z Active bracelet a test run. The bracelet applies the principles of negative ionic-magnetic technology to golfers, athletes, and even couch potatoes if they are so inclined, with the idea being that performance and overall health will benefit as a result. At the very least, if Rory McIlroy can wear Trion Z and be #1 in the world, what can it hurt?
I know what you’re thinking . . . another one of those doo-hickeys that promises to magically cure what ails you. Well sirs and madams, I am not here to defend/promote nor trash/thrash, I just wanted to try this sucker out and see what gives. But before we do anything, let’s check out how Trion Z explains the concept behind its products (taken from their website, selectively):
- Magnetic fields exist in all areas of life. The earth is, in essence, one large magnet surrounded by a large magnetic field. The earth’s magnetic field protects us from radiation and is essential to healthy cell regeneration.
- Modern technology and lifestyles shield us from the earth’s natural magnetic fields. Negative Ions are generally abundant in nature through plants, waterfalls, rain storms and forests. These ions, unfortunately, are depleted in urban areas and as a result of modern technology.
- The human body absorbs positive ions from electronic equipment, cell phones, electrical wiring, and machinery encountered in everyday modern life. Physical stress and exposure to Ultraviolet (UV) Rays also elevates the positive ion levels within the body.
Okay, got it? Basically the modern human is deprived of negative ions, and the Trion:Z bracelets and necklaces use magnets to replenish these negative ions. Fair enough, makes sense to me.
Trion Z was kind enough to send the Three Guys some samples, and I have been wearing mine for about two weeks now. Again, I figure if Rory McIlroy rocks one, then so should I, seeing that we have so much in common in life. I first threw the bracelet on one Sunday morning after a somewhat beasty Saturday night (Rory couldn’t make it), hoping the negative ions would speed up my recovery process. Perhaps I was in a particularly vulnerable state, but amidst the jokes to my wife about my newfound invincibility and awesomeness, I really did decide that I felt better. For that first day I became convinced that the negative ions were giving me a boost. Of course I was aware that a placebo effect could very well have kicked in, but kind of like buying new clubs – if you THINK there’s a difference, then heck, roll with it.
One thing I DO believe is that the body is somehow being assaulted on a daily basis by the ridiculous amount of electro-radio-cellphonio stuff surrounding us all day, so I’m all ears if someone wants to try to counteract that mess. And as the table below clearly illustrates, the negative ionic-magnetic concept falls well within the acceptable zone of the scientifically-ignored Belief Spectrum.
Enough of the hardcore science – the bracelet looks good, and is comfortable to wear. You’re supposed to have one specific side of the magnet touching your skin – so far, any time the bracelet twists or rolls on my wrist, it somehow lands right side up, so no worries there. I’m not really a bracelet guy by definition, but the Trion:Z hasn’t bothered me a bit and I think I’ve even gotten a little bonus credit from people thinking I am starting a new philanthropic effort with my orange wristband. So I’ve got that going for me, which is nice . . .
I should point out that the Trion Z website makes no bold claims about the positive effects of this negative ion technology on the human body. In fact, the company makes no statements at all. They simply explain the concept that you read above and leave it for us to fill in the blanks. My hunch is that this stems primarily from a legal standpoint, which is to say, there is likely no proven evidence that these bracelets do any good. And so ultimately, it comes down to what you want to believe. Or, you might just load up on every possible advantage and hope one works . . . in this case, the Trion:Z flies through the wheelhouse at an affordable $20.00 or so, so you could do worse.