No, goop’s body stickers do not use NASA technology

For those of us who still believe in science, NASA has just debunked some major “fake news.” Turns out that stickers that were being sold on goop called “Body Vibes” — which claimed to use “NASA spacesuit material” to “rebalance the energy frequency in our bodies” — are total nonsense. Shocking!

The product copy read as follows: “Human bodies operate at an ideal energetic frequency, but everyday stresses and anxiety can throw off our internal balance, depleting our energy reserves and weakening our immune systems. Body Vibes stickers (made with the same conductive carbon material NASA uses to line space suits so they can monitor an astronaut’s vitals during wear) come pre-programmed to an ideal frequency, allowing them to target imbalances.”

How might these stickers do all that, you ask? According to the man who helped create Body Vibes, Richard Eaton, “Without going into a long explanation about the research and development of this technology, it comes down to this; I found a way to tap into the human body’s bio-frequency, which the body is receptive to outside energy signatures.”

However, a former chief scientist at NASA’s human research division, had this to say in response: “Wow, what a load of BS this is.” Hmmm. “Not only is the whole premise like snake oil, the logic doesn’t even hold up,” he said. “If they promote healing, why do they leave marks on the skin when they are removed?”

As a result of showdown between science and goop, the wacky lifestyle brand ultimately took down the claim about NASA from the product’s description. They also seem to have removed them from the site completely.

We look forward to NASA targeting Goop’s famous “Moon Juice” products next. [Gizmodo]