We live in a society that seeks instant gratification and how to find shortcuts in life. With a world filled with fast food chains and get-rich-quick schemes, it’s no wonder that so many people are looking to find ways to skip some of the harder steps in life.

A recent trend that has gained popularity is the emergence of titanium-infused accessories. Professional sports players from the Red Sox to the Yankees have all been seen sporting titanium-infused accessories and have sworn by them for helping with their athletic ability.

However, athletes have been known to be overly superstitious when it comes to game day rituals, whether it’s wearing the same socks at home games or a lucky hat off the field. Many people wonder whether or not these titanium bracelets actually have legitimacy or if they are just another superstitious aspect to people trying to put their faith in something in hopes of a positive result.

The most popular maker of titanium-infused products is from a Japanese company called PhitenScienceline.org states, “According to the company, the necklaces and bracelets work by stabilizing the electric flow that nerves use to communicate actions to the body.” Scienceline.org quoted Joe Furuhata, a Phiten spokesman, as saying, “All of the messages in your body travel through electricity, so if you’re tired or just pitched nine innings, the electricity isn’t flowing as smoothly as it can. Our products smooth out those signals.”

It’s not just professional athletes that turn to titanium-infused products to help with electric flow. Just as in other products endorsed by professional athletes, many people are flocking to these items in hopes of increased circulation and muscle ability.

However, leading scientists have refuted the reports that titanium-infused products actually create any response from the body. Dr. Orrin Sherman, chief of sports medicine at the New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases, was quoted by Scienceline.org as stating, “There’s no science and physiology. There’s just no way the chemical structure of the body can be influenced by magnets that small. It’s all superstitions with no scientific basis.”

Let not him that is deceived trust in vanity: for vanity shall be his recompence. —Job 15:31, KJV

While it can be easy to try and put your hopes into something as simple as wearing a bracelet to increase your athletic ability or to relieve muscle pain, it can be a mistake to put your faith into something just because it seems like a quick fix. Like in all things, quick fixes aren’t necessarily the best route in overcoming your struggles.

Titanium-infused products are often quite pricey and new companies are popping up to try and prey on those that are looking for quick fixes. Be very cautious if you’re in the market for one of these products. As the old adage goes, when something sounds too good to be true, it most likely is.

Rather than trying to put false hope on some “magical” bracelet, more can be done by putting faith in the Lord. Praying to the Lord to give you strength to overcome an injury or to help with your endurance in trying to achieve your goals can help to add confidence in yourself, far more than any bracelet.

Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies. —Psalms 40:4, KJV

Sometimes the anguish over a muscle ailment or the lack of endurance in the body can cause people to look for quick fix alternatives. Trust in the Lord to give you the confidence and ability to overcome the obstacles in your life and you can set yourself free from the false hope in the latest trends that might be out in the market.

However, like a placebo that triggers a psychological reaction to make the body start creating antibodies to fight an illness, these titanium accessories might help the users perform better, as many who use them will attest. So, it’s up to the user … just know that there is not guarantee to enhanced performance.

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