Interested to learn what diet patches can do for you? Diet patches are generally advertised as a miracle weight loss product that will allow you to lose loads of weight without making very many changes to your current eating or exercise plan.
These small, adhesive stickers claim to do all the difficult work for you! But do diet patches really help you to shed pounds? What are the active ingredients in diet patches? And are they safe?
Diet patches are very similar to band-aids with one crucial difference - they claim to help you lose weight by speeding up your metabolism. The makers of these weight loss tools claim that the active ingredients in the stickers enter the bloodstream through the skin beneath the sticker, and then act on your body the same way as weight loss pills.
The active ingredients that are common in these weight loss aids claim to have a variety of effects. Fucus Vesiculosus contains iodine, which can stimulate the thyroid gland, and speed up the metabolism. Other substances the increase the metabolic rate include L-Carnitine and guarana. DHEA, yerba mate and 5-HTP suppress your appetite. Lecithin, Flaxseed oil, zinc pyruvate and zinc citrate work to balance your body weight.
There is a lot of controversy surrounding the use of these weight loss products. Most of this stems from the fact that there haven't been any conclusive studies that show that these ingredients cause weight loss when they are absorbed through the skin. Also, while these ingredients can have the aforementioned affect on the body when ingested in large quantities, there isn't much support for the idea that they'll have the same effect in smaller quantities over a prolonged period of time. Nutritionists recommend a balanced, low fat diet and a steady exercise regime as the best way to ensure permanent and substantial weight loss.