How do weight loss patches work?
Weight loss patches work on a similar principle as those for quitting smoking. Nicotine patches help smokers overcome their bad habit by releasing doses of nicotine into the body through which tobacco lovers depend. Slimming patches, in turn, are impregnated with excipients that also enter the body through the skin and are said to promote weight loss.
The main positives of the patches mentioned by the seller
- they release the active substances gradually throughout the day
- they do not burden the digestive system
- remove constipation
- they reduce appetite and burn fat
- lead to a slender figure in a short time
- shape the body
- they have no side effects
- use is completely safe
- do not lead to the yo-yo effect
Most commonly, they agree that patches cause rapid weight loss by speeding up metabolism and preventing the absorption of carbohydrates.
Substances most commonly contained in slimming patches:
- yerba mate
- linseed oil
- zinc citrate
- zinc pyruvate
- HCA acid
- white bean extract
- green tea extract
- bubble seaweed
- Chinese gooseberry
- aloe vera
The effectiveness of patches for weight loss
There is no confirmed evidence of the efficacy of weight loss patches. This is because dietary supplements, which include weight loss patches, may not meet such stringent standards as prescription drugs. In short, patches are not subjected to such strict tests as would prove their effectiveness.
Healthline magazine adds that:
There is little evidence if any, that weight loss patches actually work. The studies performed directly from the manufacturers of these patches did not meet the typical standards for scientific studies. The patch manufacturers used only a very small test sample and at the same time tested the effects for too short a time.
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Just as there is no evidence of the effectiveness of slimming patches, there is no evidence of possible side effects.
Because different patches contain different substances, their side effects will naturally vary. The best way to find out more is to talk to your doctor about the effect of the patch. It can help you decide if a product is a safe choice for you.
Pay attention to the composition of the patches
Not all substances in the patches are safe for the body. Although many patches contain only natural ingredients, natural substances do not guarantee that the patches are completely safe and without side effects. Some herbal extracts can have the same side effects on the human body as prescription drugs.
For example, guarana helps with weight loss, but it can increase the heart rate and cause abnormal heart rhythms.
The nutritionist warns against rapid weight loss
The effectiveness of the patches for weight loss has not been confirmed. But even if this weight loss method works, dropping pounds too quickly could cause some problems.
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could lose weight simply by taking a pill, wearing a patch, or rubbing in a cream? Unfortunately, claims that you can lose weight without changing your habits just aren’t true, and some of these products could even hurt your health. So don’t be hooked by ads that woo you with wild promises – or by glowing product reviews and “news articles” that are often fake. All you’ll lose is money. Doctors, dieticians, and other experts agree: the best way to lose weight is to eat less and exercise more.
The moment fat-burning accelerates something other than movement, the question is what it will do with the active substance.
For example, in women, adolescents, or epileptics, rapid weight loss is very dangerous. Therefore, any weight loss method must be coordinated with one’s own health condition.
Weight loss patches have never been shown to be safe or effective. The best thing to do is to base your weight loss on a varied and balanced diet in combination with regular physical activity.
Rebecca Marie, MA, LMHC, LPC, MAA is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and is an expert in anxiety, stress, depression, and relationship issues.