The five most common types of healing magnets used in magnetic therapy products are:
a) FLEXIBLE MAGNETIC RUBBER
Flexible magnetic rubber magnets are commonly formed in sheets or strips and used for magnetic therapy in shoe insoles.
Material Gauss Rating: 2500 Gauss. On the average products made with this type of material will measure 200 – 350 gauss on the surface, depending on the thickness of the material.
b) CERAMIC MAGNETS
Ceramic magnets are most commonly used in body wraps, pads and cushions.
Material Gauss Rating: Grade 8 – 4000 Gauss. On the average, ceramic magnets used in magnet therapy products will measure 800-1100 gauss on the surface depending on the size of the magnet.
c) NEODYMIUM MAGNETS
Most commonly used in magnetic jewelry, bracelets, and individually on pain trigger or acupuncture points.
Material Gauss Rating: 12500 Gauss. A typical neodymium magnet used as above will measure 1000-3500 gauss on the surface depending on its size.
d) SAMARIUM COBALT MAGNETS
Most commonly used magnets in high quality jewelry where rusting is to be avoided. A very expensive magnet, very brittle, therefore labor intensive.
Material Gauss Rating: 11,000 gauss. On the average a samarium cobalt magnet used in jewelry will measure 1000 – 2500 gauss depending on its size.
e) HEMATITE MAGNETS
Hematite has many natural bio-magnetic properties for humans. Beaded magnetic hematite is very commonly used as bead magnets in high quality jewelry where bead strands are used to create beaded hematite bracelets, beaded hematite necklaces, or beaded hematite belts. With hematite the jewelry is the magnet rather than a magnetic insert into the jewelry.
Material Gauss Rating: 11,000 gauss. On the average a magnetic hematite magnets used in jewelry will measure 1000 – 2500 gauss depending on the size of each bead.