Magnetic Jewelry For Weight Loss: Everything You Need To Know

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👨‍💼 Written by Abdur Rahman Choudhury, M.Sc., DN, CFT (Weight Loss Coach)
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In this article, I will explain what magnetic jewelry is and whether magnetic jewelry helps you lose weight.

I will also explain the scientific meaning of losing weight and the best approach to weight loss.

Let’s dive in. 🧐

Magnetic Jewelry
Magnetic jewelry is a type of instrument that is used in magnetic therapy. (Image source: Canva Pro)

About Magnetic Jewelry

Magnetic jewelry is a type of instrument that is used in magnetic therapy. It is believed to reduce pain and enhance blood flow. [1] 

With the popularity of the alternative medicine industry, people started believing unscientific theories. [2]

One of them is magnetic therapy. 

Magnetic therapy is a pseudoscientific alternative medicine practice using weak static magnetic fields to treat medical conditions like arthritis pain. Here, one or more permanent magnets are attached with the body. [2]

It is similar to the alternative medicine practice of electromagnetic therapy, which uses a magnetic field generated by an electrically powered device. [3]

Magnet therapy products may include wristbands, jewelry, blankets, and wraps that have magnets incorporated into them. [3]

Magnetic therapy practitioners give logic behind this theory that the magnetic field generated around the magnet can improve blood flow. Because, hemoglobin, the blood protein, is diamagnetic (when they carry oxygen) and paramagnetic (when they don’t carry oxygen). [4] 

But evidence indicated that the magnetic power is so weak that it has no effect on hemoglobin, other blood components, muscle tissue, bones, blood vessels, or organs. [5]

Some practitioners claim that the magnets can restore the body’s hypothetical “electromagnetic energy balance”. But in reality, there is no such “balance” that is medically recognized. 

Even in the magnetic fields used in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which are many times stronger, none of the claimed effects are observed. [6]

Now, let me tell you what real weight loss is. 🤔

African Women Showing Weight Loss
Weight loss is a process of losing body weight by reducing the amount of body fat and/or muscle mass. (Image source: Canva Pro)

About Weight Loss

Weight loss is a process of losing body weight by reducing the amount of body fat and/or muscle mass. [7]

Weight loss can be intentional, as when someone actively tries to lose weight through diet, exercise, or other weight loss strategies, or it can be unintentional, as when someone loses weight due to illness or other health conditions. [8]

Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight is important for overall health and well-being. 

Being overweight or obese can increase the risk of a number of health problems, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and certain cancers. [9]

There are different approaches to weight loss, including diet and exercise, weight loss medication, and weight loss surgery. [10]

It is essential to choose a weight loss approach that is safe, effective, and sustainable in the long term. 

It is also important to consult with a medical professional before starting any new diet or weight loss program.

Now, let’s come to the main topic of this article. 🧐

Magnetic Jewelry For Weight Loss
You can wear magnetic jewelry for aesthetic purposes, not for health benefits like weight loss. (Image source: Canva Pro)

Magnetic Jewelry For Weight Loss

In the previous section, I have explained what magnetic jewelry is and various pseudoscientific claims around it.

Now the question is,

Does magnetic jewelry help you lose weight?

The answer is no. Magnetic jewelry can’t help you lose weight. Because, there is no scientific-proven theory that applies to the logic behind this belief. Evidence showed that there is no such effect of weak magnets used on magnetic therapy on our blood or other body parts. [5]

If our body were meaningfully affected by the weak magnets used in magnet therapy, MRI would be impractical. [11]

Does magnetic jewelry have any negative side effects?

Yes. Magnetic jewelry can be dangerous if you have any medical implants like pacemakers and insulin pumps. Because even the weak magnets may interfere with the function of these devices. [1]

If you don’t have any medical implants, and you like the aesthetic part of it, there is no harm in wearing magnetic jewelry. Just don’t expect any health benefits from it.

Now let’s end this topic. 🙂

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Weight loss is easy with the right guidance and your hard work. (Image source: Canva Pro)


Magnetic therapy with wearing magnets is one of the oldest recorded medical treatments in history. [12]

But unfortunately, the scientific community didn’t find any noticeable effect of magnetic therapy in treating chronic pain, inflammation, disease, and general health deficiencies. [1]

The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) even warns people not to use any sort of magnet as a replacement for medical attention and treatment. [13]

Remember, a healthy lifestyle is key to sustainable weight loss. [7] 

Healthy lifestyle means all health-promoting habits including, eating healthy foods, avoiding processed foods, exercising daily, getting enough quality sleep and maintaining good hygiene. [14] 

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Following are the references of this article.

  1. Very Well Health: Can Wearing a Magnetic Bracelet Ease Arthritis Pain?[][][]
  2. Wikipedia: History of alternative medicine[][]
  3. Web Archive: Magnetic Therapy[][]
  4. PubMed Central: Discovery of the magnetic behavior of hemoglobin: A beginning of bioinorganic chemistry[]
  5. Skeptical Inquirer: Magnet Therapy: A Billion-dollar Boondoggle[][]
  6. Radiology Info: MRI Safety[]
  7. CDC: Losing Weight | Healthy Weight, Nutrition, and Physical Activity[][]
  8. PubMed: Reasons for intentional weight loss, unintentional weight loss, and mortality in older men[]
  9. WHO: Obesity: Health consequences of being overweight[]
  10. NCBI Bookshelf: Weight-Loss and Maintenance Strategies – Weight Management[]
  11. Naked Scientists: Is Blood Magnetic? | Questions[]
  12. Archives PMR: A historical perspective of the popular use of electric and magnetic therapy – Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation[]
  13. NCCIH: Magnets for Pain[]
  14. Berkeley Wellbeing: Healthy Lifestyle: Definition, Benefits, & Examples – The Berkeley Well-Being Institute[]

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