A slim patch is also known as a diet patch and it is a Band-Aid that is specially designed to help you reduce your appetite cravings and help you boost your overall metabolism rate hence increasing the rate at which you will burn your fat. These patches are simply made from a mix of natural ingredients and some special plant extracts - hoodia gordonii and garcinia are a few examples. The idea is to bypass the digestion system when the extracts are absorbed into the body through the skin.
This sounds like an awesome idea, however, the real question is whether the slim patches really work. There is little medical literature that supports the effectiveness of this plant extracts in helping you lose weight. However, if these extracts do really help you lose weight, there is no scientific evidence that you get them from the patch on your hand. This is because, for a substance to pass through the skin, it has to have a very small molecular size - meaning it has to be very small.
The substance also must be soluble in fats. The problem is that, all the extracts in the patches do not have those characteristics. This makes it very hard to know whether itís the ingredients that work or the patches themselves. You will even hear people say, unless there is scientific evidence supporting the effectiveness of the patches, they will not buy them.
Diet pills vs slim patches
There are a lot of reviews that have been done to compare the effectiveness of pills vs slim patches. Slim patches have their set of advantages and disadvantages too. They are easy to use, and all you need is to patch them to the body part that is affected. This means you will not go through the trouble of not remembering to take your pills.
You can hide your patch unlike the pill which anyone can see and know you are on them. The other advantage is that the used ingredients will go to your blood stream - this simply means your kidneys and liver will not have to deal with the ingredient as it is the case with the weight loss pills. Despite the advantages, patches also have their set of disadvantages.
There are those who find it hard to deal with the skin discoloration that is caused by the patches. There are people with sensitive skins and they may experience some sort of skin irritation when they use the patch for a long time. Beside the two disadvantages, there are no other known disadvantages of the slim patch.
However, there is a research that has shown the patch does not work well with obese people. The main reason behind this is that the ingredients will have to travel through thick fat layers before they can be effective ñ this means if you are obese, slimming patch should not be the best option.
There are people who want to replace exercise and proper diet with these options ñ this is a very wrong assumption. They are not very effective on their own.