As a weight watcher, you would have come across weight loss pills that promise to help you lose that belly fat. You might have also encountered a new entrant in this category, – the slim patch (also known as diet patch or weight loss patch).
This article attempts to compare the two types of products, both of which work for same cause – weight loss.
Weight loss pill contains ingredients that reduce cravings and/or increase the metabolic activity in the body, thus helping burn calories. Slim Patch was created with the same actions in mind. Then, why create this new category?
Mode of Absorption into the Blood Stream
Diet Pills are taken orally. They undergo ingestion and digestion before the active ingredients can enter the blood stream. The acid secretions in the stomach and other enzymes have deleterious effect on them as the contents pass through the digestive system. The contents in the blood first pass through liver, where some more portion may be lost before reaching the organs where the desired effect is sought. You therefore suffer a loss in terms of efficiency of the product.
Ingredients from the weight loss patch pass through the skin directly into the blood stream without losing potency.
One has to remember that weight loss pills must be taken at specified intervals. Many find this a hassle and can forget to take it once in a while. Patch, on the other hand, is very easy to use because it has to be applied once a day on clean (say, after bath) skin. It works throughout the day and when you are asleep. The ingredients on the patch are gradually absorbed through the skin all day long.
Also, you need to remember to keep the bottle of the pills with you when you are outdoor. Slim Patches are thin layers of adhesive strips that can safely be carried in envelopes.
Everyone may not like to swallow pills. Weight loss patch is free of such hassle. Just peel it off the base paper and apply in on the skin, and, you are done for the day.
Slim patches work out to be more economical than the pills. To compensate for the loss of active ingredients during digestion (as discussed above), the pills contain extra portions of the ingredients. The cost of the pills therefore includes the value of this portion, which get wasted. Slim Patch does not suffer from such shortcomings. You can swim or bathe with the patch on your skin; it will not get affected.
Weight loss using pills often require the user to exercise control over his diet. This too, may not go down well with many, especially due to constraint of available time. Manufacturers of the slim patch assert that ingredients in the patch reduce cravings, automatically controlling in-between snacking.