The latest support to weight watchers looking for a little boost is the weight loss patch. Much like a nicotine patch helps smokers kick the unhealthy habit the weight patch is reputed to aid in the shedding of a few unhealthy pounds.
According to manufacturers, the weight patch can successfully reduce the symptoms of hunger and cravings while also speeding up your body’s fat burning metabolism. If reports are true this could be a tremendous bonus to couch potatoes everywhere who want to lose weight from the seated position.
But before running off and purchasing a boat load weight loss stickers –let’s probe a little further and see just what the weight loss patch is supposed to do. Undoubtedly, these do wonders as a motivational support but what else can they do?
The Weight Patch
For many moons people have looking for the best support to aid them in their quest for a healthier life and possibly a more attractive figure. Recently slimming patches have found their way into the spotlight — partly because how convenient they sound and partly because of what they are supposed to do.
These patches are loaded with a number of natural and synthetic essences which are delivered through the skin and have specific functions. Some of the natural components of a slimming patch are a specific seaweed called “fucus vesiculosus”, hoodia gordonia and the popular energy drink additive Guarana, a natural stimulant.
Together with a few other plant extracts the formula of the slimming patch is reported to help with eating disorders by curbing the appetite and also stimulate weight loss by speeding up metabolism.
Indications on slimming patch use are different from brand to brand, but usually involve applying a patch once a day onto a clean dry and hairless spot. the active ingredients will then be assimilated through the skin.
The price per package is also different depending on the supplier you choose to work with but a single box purchased online could cost anywhere between $14 – $50. This would probably include a months supply of patches alongside specific instructions and indications.
These may include anything from certain foods that will optimize the effects of the patch and perhaps even routines of diet and exercise that the patch supports.
Some experts in the field of obesity have been skeptical of the claim made by weight patch companies — a few slimming patch purveyors have even been the subject of fraud charges.
Many experts in the field of herbology and pharmaceutics say that there is not enough evidence to prove that these ingredients in themselves promote weight loss.
It probably goes without saying that the scenario of the couch potato losing weight with the patch is more than unrealistic — if inactivity is the norm a patch or a whole box of patches will probably not do much.
Nevertheless, as a support to a regular routine of diet and exercise it is possible they will have a positive effect on your efforts.