They work? Depends on your expectations, it won’t make you lose weight if you just put the patch on. What is achieved with some consistency is a reduction in size (and if you accompany them with a diet and some exercise, they facilitate weight loss).
Slimming patches are inexpensive and can help with weight loss (but not “accurately” because of the patch).
In another digital press article we talked about slimming shakes, today we talk more about slimming patches.
What are Slimming Patches Made Of?
The weight loss industry reaches numbers in the millions and every month a new product or format appears that is advertised as “weight loss”. Patches are all the rage as they consist of a patch that can be placed on the abdomen, thighs or arms.
They act on the entire skin, similar to other patches (such as hormonal ones). The active ingredients are absorbed through the skin without passing through the digestive tract. This is a big difference between supplements and slimming patches.
Among the usual components of this type of stain, the following stand out:
- Green Tea
- Acai Berries
- Flax Oil
- Hokuto Mint
- Bitter Orange
Do Slimming Patches Work?
The above active ingredients have slimming properties and can facilitate weight loss or speed up metabolism, but the fact is that their effect is minimal. There is no scientific evidence to support these patches for weight loss.
On the other hand, these products are not controlled by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), nor by the EMA (European Medicines Agency, or EFSA, and the European Food Safety Authority).
It is not possible to know its potential risks or side effects. This depends on the amount of substance in each patch.
Basically, its effect is equal to or less than that of a weight loss supplement (which, in pill or pill form, carries a greater amount of the active ingredient).
What changes is that the effect is concentrated in a specific area, while the weight loss supplement does not work topically.
You can find reviews of all kinds on Amazon. Many users of these patches comment that they have lost volume or centimeters. Although you will also find comments confirming that it did not serve you.
Can it help you lose weight? The truth is, yes, but probably because of the placebo effect more than the patch. Generally, when someone decides to use one of these patches, it will not be the only thing they will do to lose weight.
- You will try to pay more attention to your diet, for example by eating fewer carbohydrates.
- You will probably do some exercise
- Use anti-cellulite creams daily
- Measure your weight frequently, which shows that you are fully aware of your weight.
All these actions together can promote a strong desire to lose weight, and with perseverance you lose weight. In this case, the fix may just be a catalyst. But if what you expect when you buy one of these patches is to wear them and within a week in size 38 it is better not to buy them, you will be disappointed.
Don’t be fooled by “before and after” photos where it looks like someone has lost a lot of weight using stickers (or any other product).
You’re not losing weight because of a product, but because you’re making lifestyle changes (diet, exercise, better sleep, anxiety management, etc.).