What reviews can we find regarding how successful they are in aiding weight loss? I’ve never used them myself so I just had to find out what has been written about them – the good and the bad! Read on for the full picture…………
The first question, I suppose, is “What are slimming patches?”
I spread the word that I was researching Slimming patches and the majority verdict seems to be that Slimming patches have piggy-backed off patches which are used for the effective treatment of smoking cessation and even Hormone Replacement Therapy. But in the case of slimming patches some reviews report that they don’t have any therapeutic value whatsoever. Slimming patches are really just a quirky product marketed by the diet industry who are really trying to hoodwink customers by trading on the same idea as some legitimate drugs which can be delivered through patches.
Many internet reviews claim that there are no studies which show slimming patches to be effective and they even go as far as to say that they typically contain herbs and compounds that have no scientific evidence to prove that they have any beneficial effect on weight loss. Some may argue this point though, because many of the manufacturers of slimming patches are now using top quality ingredients which are associated with weight loss.
Slimming patches are marketed as a form of medication patch that release herbal (they are normally herbal in their ingredients) nutrients through the skin. The idea is that the nutrients are released slowly and consistently over a period of time. However, slimming patches seem to lie in a fuzzy area of medical science as most review sites state that they are not FDA approved and yet they are claiming many benefits for weight loss.
When we look at the claims for slimming patches; burn fat; suppress appetite and raise metabolism, it’s hard to see how a slimming patch can do all of this. However, some herbal diet pills do raise metabolism and some also have an effect on the suppression of appetite, and slimming patches use the same type of herbal supplements so it isn’t as cut and dried as we think, and really what we really need to find out is – do they work and have people lost weight through using them. I think I need to dig harder for more information!
The first item I came across was one which listed the many different types of patches on the market and what most of them contain usually as a blend of five main ingredients….
Guarana – a stimulant which has mild thermogenic properties (fat burning)
Chromium – useful to balance blood sugar levels – which means it may reduce appetite
Carcinia cambogia – promoted strongly as being able to prevent the conversion of carbohydrates into fat
Bladderwrack – touted by the diet industry as a fat-burner
Hoodia – popular at the moment because it is claimed it can reduce both your waistline and your appetite
It appears though that the slimming patch industry is coming under the spotlight for the wrong reasons, mainly due to the many complaints from people who have tried them and found that they are not effective. The US Federal Trade Commission forced the makers of the ‘Peel Away the Pounds’ diet patch to pay $1,000,000 in consumer redress for making false and unsubstantiated claims about the weight loss effectiveness of their patches.
It seems, from all the information on the internet that I can find, that many slimming patches are totally ineffective, but don’t despair, I also found some information (and was it a long search, phew!) that says that there are some slimming patches which are very effective, and there are many people who have lost weight using them who would testify to enjoying a very successful weight loss.
I do think though that a slimming patch without any change in diet or lifestyle will probably have little effect, whichever make of slimming patch it is. It seems that you need to be really careful which slimming patches you buy, pay attention to their ingredients and also their reputation for success. Buy from a trusted source and don’t shy away from asking whether the makers have proof that the patches are effective and genuine.
Thinking about it from a different angle, I wonder if the right slimming patch could act as an incentive for a person, I mean psychologically. If that person needs to make the change to a healthier lifestyle, a lifestyle that promotes weight loss – the right diet patch could perhaps subconsciously add energy, suppress your appetite and spur your metabolism into action. Interesting thought – but one which might need a bit of work on to prove the theory.
” But,I’ll ask the question again, which diet patch should one chose from all the patches swamping the internet?”
It took some work, but eventually I have what I think are the top three, best of the rest:
If you would like to know more about any of the above patches, click on it’s name and it will take you to our website where you will find product description, customer reviews, list of ingredients, costs, delivery, testimonials, clinical evidence (if available) etc
Well, as with most dieting products, there seems to be two camps again – those ‘for’ and those ‘against’ slimming patches. I wonder if it is the individual who is using the patch, and their attitude to the product which influences the patch’s success or failure – an interesting question.
If you do decide to try a slimming patch and after trying the product for a month you discover that you haven’t lost any weight, then I for one would be asking for my money back, and a legitimate company would be more than happy to give it. So, again, I would emphasise the importance when choosing which slimming patch you want to trial, chose one from a company that will refund your money if the product doesn’t do as it says on the pack.
Well that’s it for now, I hope everything is going well for you all. I would love to hear from you – you know, just a little note to say what you’re up to, or just come and say hello, I know other followers would love a bit of interaction. Follow this link to the forum if and when you feel the urge……….come and join us.
Well, what shall we talk about next? I did have an email which came to my spam box which was interesting, it was advertising The Belly Melt Diet – well how can I resist with a name like that. Watch for my next post…………..until then
Bye for now