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iRenew Band: Does it Work?

 By Lauren Keith- bio | email

Cape Girardeau (KFVS) -Feeling a little sluggish? Maybe you need to strap on the iRenew band?Can something you wear on your wrist really give you instant energy and even steady your balance? After several weeks of testing, here's what we found.

"Athletes wear it. Celebrities wear it," so say the makers of iRenew. All claim to have renewed energy after wearing this band. The makers say the mixture of silicone and stainless steel in the bracelet will leave you feeling fresh and renewed.

"The revolutionary bracelet that uses natural frequency to promote strength and balance," reads the box.

That's what got our tester's attention. Shannon Buford says he's just plain clumsy.

"The balance had me. I wanted to try it out. Being a father of an eight year old--the endurance comes into play."

Don't forget...Shannon's also director of marketing at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau. He's in charge of booking concerts and other events that take place weekly. He even wears running shoes with his professional attire to keep him on his toes with that busy schedule.

Back to the test at hand, Does it Work?

"When I first put it on, the next day I felt I had a little more energy, which is different. It wasn't like O popped out of bed like a pop tart and was doing dishes. It was odd. I felt like I had a bit more energy than I normally did."

That inspired him to keep wearing it for a total of three weeks.

"Over time, I watched the commercial and did all the tests they did and I still couldn't replicate it."

Shannon even had his wife wear the band and perform some of the balance tests, too.

"It didn't work with her."

Shannon says he's still just as clumsy. We both wonder were the instant results then a placebo effect? In other words, was it all in Shannon's head?

"That's the biggest thing. I'm one of those skeptical people to begin with. Once I got that initial bit of energy, I thought no way. I think it was getting rest after going through a long period of doing shows and events."

That seems to be what others think, too. A quick search of online reviews for this band also shows many testers thinking this is all in their heads, too. Remember, the renewed strength and balance claims have not been evaluated by the FDA.

Meantime, Shannon and I think you should spend your $20 somewhere else.

"Go out and buy an energy drink."

Perhaps this band works for some, but we're not convinced.

"I'd have to give it a 'D," said Shannon.

I renew that...and give the iRrenew band a disappointing 'D' on this Does it Work test.

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