Weight Loss Patches
Weight loss patches, or diet patches, are small rectangular adhesive patches that are placed on the skin in order to suppress the appetite, control hunger cravings, and gently speed up the metabolism. Traditionally, adhesive patches began with a motion-sickness patch in 1982, but fast forward to today, and you can slap on a patch to stop smoking, medically treat pain, or even avoid pregnancy.
How do weight loss patches work?
The adhesive weight loss patch is placed on the skin, where the ingredients are absorbed transdermally (through the skin) and eventually into the bloodstream over a long period of time. Figure 1 on the right hand side will show you a visual depiction of how weight loss patches work.
Are weight loss patches safe?
In general most weight loss patches are safe due to transdermal admission methods. People that have pre-existing medical conditions or are taking prescription medication should consult with their health care professional before using any weight loss patch. Weight loss patches shouldn't be used by pregnant women or nursing mothers or for those under 18 years of age.
Are weight loss patches better than pills?
Quite possibly the answer is yes, because patches completely bypass the stomach and digestive system which allow the ingredients to be absorbed more efficiently in the bloodstream. With pills however, the active ingredients are metabolized through the digestive system, which may often lead to side effects. Pills also require much higher doses because much of the active ingredients, even up to 90 percent, can be destroyed by acids in the digestive system, before the ingredients even reach the bloodstream. Also, higher doses of pills may mean more side effects. Patches are more convenient to taking pills, because all it takes is to place a patch on your skin.
Who uses transdermal patches?
Everyone from Hollywood celebrities to regular people trying to lose weight, stop smoking, or even absorb Vitamins more effectively, instead of taking pills. In fact, Hollywood is so convinced that patches work, that even celebrities have gotten their hands on these patches. A celebrity such as Paris Hilton was even spotted wearing a patch on her bottom. Figure 2 on the right side of the page shows a photo of Paris Hilton caught wearing a patch on her bottom. It's no wonder celebrities are using transdermal patches, because they just work.
What are some popular weight loss patches?
Below you can find some of the most popular weight loss patches available to everyone according to the many people who have left reviews on the internet. They vary from different price tags to different ingredients. These popular weight loss patches are rated from 1 to 5 in descending order.
#1. Slim Weight Patch Plus
#2. Antioxidant Acai Berry Patch
#3. Slim Kick Patch
#4. The Diet Patch
#5. Boot Camp Body Slimming Patches
How do I use weight loss patches?
Ensure your skin is clean and free of any impurities, by showering or bathing regularly to allow your skin to breathe, as this will enable the patch to deliver the ingredients through the skin. Next, peel one patch off and place it on a hairless portion of your skin, such as the upper arm as depicted in Figure 3 on the right. If you place it on a portion that has large hair follicles, the patch will not stick to the skin and thus can't deliver the ingredients. After 24 hours, peel off the patch, and place another one on a different hairless area of your body to allow the skin to breathe in the previous area. Make sure to drink enough water, as the blood needs to circulate well in order to transport the ingredients accordingly.
How many patches can I use at a time?
Using one patch at a time is generally recommended. If you use more than one patch, you probably won't see any greater effect than if you use just one patch. You may only notice that you go through the weight loss patches at a faster rate.
When should I give weight loss patches a try?
You can try weight loss patches now! Results will vary from person to person the same way that nicotine patches only allow some smokers to kick the habit, while others claim that the nicotine patches do not help them. The same goes for weight loss patches, pain relief patches, pregnancy patches, or any other kind of patches available. Be sure to look at the #1 weight loss patch, the Slim Weight Patch Plus, or even the other patches listed on our website, to be sure you buy a high quality patch for effective results.