What are diet patches and how do they work?
The fact is that diet patches are very similar to the nicotine patches, which are used when a person wants to give up a very unhealthy habit of smoking. They have to be put directly on the skin, and they should not be removed for the entire 24 hours because this is the only way in which they can be efficient all day long. Their purpose is to increase the metabolism in order for more calories to be burnt, but it is also claimed that they have the power to affect the appetite, thus suppressing it. Still, this claim is yet to be confirmed and proved, because based on the studies conducted so far, this claim (as well as several others that come from the companies that produce them) has not been proven.
These patches are becoming more and more popular among those who want to lose some weight without much effort, and the fact that they are easily available makes them even more popular. However, it is necessary to be careful when buying them online, because many sites that are into selling this product claim that these and similar products are much more efficient than it has been proven so far.
What kind of ingredients do they contain?
Not only one type of diet patches is available on the market, but there is a wide range of choice. What makes them different is the fact that they contain different ingredients. Some of them contain iodine, others 5-HTP, while there are also those that contain ingredients which are similar to those that pills and supplements for weight loss contain – green tea, guarana, zinc citrate, L-carnitine and others. This is why their effect also differs, because some are focused on speeding up the metabolism, while others are focused on suppressing the appetite and cravings for food. These ingredients get into the blood stream through the skin, but so far, there are opposing opinions on their effectiveness. So far, the most popular are diet patches that contain focus vesiculosus as an active ingredient (also familiar as brown seaweed), green tea and hoodia, which are more than popular ingredients in various weight loss products.
Since these patches do require spending some money, and since their effectiveness is not entirely proved, it is highly recommended to find some other healthier way to lose weight and to introduce some physical activity, because it will significantly contribute to the overall health of the person and not only to the loss of weight.