The ABC Slim Belly Patch is a weight loss product that is supposed to provide ingredients of a diet supplement topically. This item is applied to the skin and is supposed to help to decrease cravings for food, boost the metabolism and lower the number of calories consumed in a day. The description of the product on many third party sites that sell it claim that within a span of thirty days, a tremendous 30 pounds could be lost, even without exercising or dieting.
That claim sounds absolutely unbelievable, but until it is further investigated and reviewed, it should not be entirely discounted.
To start, the claim that changes to diet and exercise are not required is absurd. The benefits of the product are supposed to include a reduction in food cravings and in daily calorie intake. That already suggests that a difference to eating habits will be necessary in order to produce the benefits. Moreover, if exercising does not occur, then it means that the calories that are consumed – even if they are fewer than normal – are not being burned away. Even with a fat burner – as this product claims to contain – there would not be enough of a difference to actually produce measurable weight loss, let alone the pound per day that the ABC Slim Belly Patch says that it can offer. Fat burners function by boosting the metabolism while the body is burning calories, which occurs primarily during cardio exercise. Without meaningful calorie burning to enhance the effects, not much will actually happen within the body.
It should also be pointed out that even if this product could live up to its claims, it would not be considered safe by any reputable doctor. There is no way that a doctor would condone any diet effort that is supposed to reduce weight by 7.5 pounds per week for multiple consecutive weeks.
The ingredients that make up the ABC Slim Belly Patch are: Semen Cassiae Torae, Poria Cocos, Maythorn, Immature Bitter Orange, Scutellaria Baicalensis, Alisma Orientalis, Angelica Sinensis, and Active Substances of Plant Extract. This list makes it clear that the product is based on stimulants and diuretics. This means that not only will it be primarily water weight and not fat that will be lost, if this product works at all, but also that it places the user at risk of certain unpleasant side effects. In fact, the FDA has released a warning against the use of bitter orange – and the synephrine that it contains – due to the dangerous reactions that some people could experience from using it as a part of a nonprescription weight loss supplement.