These magnetic copper bracelets are made of pure copper. The designs are unisex and are adjustable for men or women. You simply open them wide enough to fit over your wrist and then close them again to the shape that feels most comfortable for you.
The magnets are polarised neodymium (earth magnets). The smaller magnets are 2500 Gauss minimum and the large magnets are 3000 Gauss minimum.
For Millennia it has been believed that magnets stimulate circulation.
Magnets have been used in Chinese Medicine for thousands of years and are still used today as a first line treatment for many common complaints by practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Cleopatra was famous for her use of magnets. It is documented that she slept on a Lodestone (probably the first known magnetic mineral) to keep her skin youthful. Ancient Greeks used magnets for healing from 2500 BC and the philosophers and early scientists Aristotle and Plato talked of the benefits of Lodestones in their work.
Many people claim significant pain relief through the use of magnets for healing. Copper has also been used for many years to help with relief from symptoms of arthritis, bursitis, gout, and many other complaints.
The combination of copper and magnets is considered to be the most effective form of bracelet for arthritis.
Copper is an important trace mineral and your body needs copper for many metabolic processes. (see this link from the Australian Ministry of Health website www.nrv.gov.au/nutrients/copper)
Copper can be absorbed through the skin and will probably leave a green stain on your skin under the bracelet that washes off easily. I figure this is beneficial so I tolerate the green stain. If it worries you there is a silver plated version of the most powerful bracelet that will not leave this stain but you also won’t absorb any copper through your skin.