Do Weight Loss Patches Really Work?
Weight loss patches claim to help people lose weight by stimulating metabolism, suppressing appetite, and blocking carbs from becoming fat.
What To Look For
When buying weight loss patches you should always look at the ingredients. Three major ingredients should be present--guarana, chromium and Garcinia cambogia. Guarana is a stimulant that spikes the body's metabolism. Chromium helps to regulate insulin levels and is believed to keep hunger at bay. Garcina is reported to help block carbohydrates from turning into sugar and ultimately fat. The three ingredients should be high on the list of ingredients in the patch.
There is one basic issue with the weight loss patch. There is no way of regulating how much or how little of the ingredients pass through the skin. Those who are heavier will have less actually absorbed into their body and thus there is less of a weight loss effect. The birth control patch suffered from the same issue, and was not recommended for women over 150 pounds for precisely that reason.
There is no evidence to suggest that weight loss patches aid in weight loss, or speed up weight loss in those dieting.
Where To Buy
Weight loss patches can be purchased both in stores and online. Stores such as GNC and the Vitamin Shoppe stock different brands of weight loss patches. They can also be purchased online from major retailers such as Amazon.com.
The cost of weight loss patches depends on the brand, but typically they range in price from $30 to $50. The price depends on the brand and number of patches provided but Dermathol, a popular brand, costs $40 for a 30-day supply (30 patches). Most brands provide a one-month supply (30 patches) in each package for around the same price.
Shopping for weight loss patches online is almost always cheaper than buying them at major in-store retailers. Both Drugstore.com and Amazon.com often have specials on the products that can save almost 50% of the cost of the products.