The Garcinia Cambogia Extract Patch is a non-prescription weight loss supplement that comes into the form of a topical adhesive instead of a traditional pill, drop, or powder that is taken internally. This is an As Seen on TV product that can be purchased through that company’s website and specific retailers that are licensed to carry those items.
The product was created to be a safe and easy way to ensure that its primary ingredient would be taken continually all day and all night long. It is manufactured by a company called Patch MD.
The active ingredient in this product is, as the name would suggest, garcinia cambogia. The marketing for this product calls it a 100 percent fat burner that will also provide appetite suppressing and that could help to block fat from being produced by the body. That said, the marketing materials did not cite any reputable scientific study that would support those claims and at the time that this review was written, a search into medical journal databases did not reveal any research that would indicate that the use of garcinia cambogia could be directly linked to measurable weight loss.
These patches are worn on the skin and are meant to provide the body with 95 percent of the supplement directly into the cells of the body. That said, it is unclear as to whether or not there is any true benefit to having the body absorb garcinia cambogia into its skin cells. As the substance, itself, has not been proven to be effective when taken internally, there is even less research on taking it transdermally.
Each package of the product contains thirty patches. This represents a one month supply, as each one is to be worn for a full day’s timed release. Over that period of time, it is designed to allow the body to absorb the majority of its 1500 mg of garcinia cambogia.
Unfortunately, without any science to back up the claims on the ingredient, let alone this different way of taking it, it would be very challenging to come up with any reason to recommend it for this purpose.
It is highly recommended that a doctor be consulted before using this product. This will help a dieter to know whether or not there could be any benefit to using this type of supplement, or if the Garcinia Cambogia Extract Patch is essentially a gimmick.