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ELLES26 Posts: 447
10/22/13 1:58 P

no.

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 13,706
10/22/13 1:44 P

I read the Wall Street Journal article and it said that the patches are more of a psychological boost. I can get a psychological boost for free from Spark People.

I refuse to use anything that contains supplements. Google Weight loss supplements and hepatitis together and you will know why.

If you want to spend $40 buy a really good exercise DVD or a new healthy cook book

1SHEYLA Posts: 7,775
10/22/13 8:03 A

no

SUNSET09 SparkPoints: (196,704)
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10/22/13 7:38 A

Nope!

JAN0305 SparkPoints: (42)
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10/22/13 7:34 A

Hey! I actually decide to buy them and I have to say that they are much better thank I thought. Of course they don't work as well as advertised but I sort of expected that anyways. But It helped me to lost couple of centimeters from my belly which I am very happy with!

FAITHP44 SparkPoints: (49,014)
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10/6/13 5:11 P

My mum bought some slim patches years ago (she died in 2000 so this was a long time ago.) It didn't matter where you put the patches as they didn't target any particular area. I tried them for a bit after she died and didn't need them any more. I didn't lose any weight but I started to feel depressed. A year or so later I was tidying up and found them so I tried them again. I didn't lose any weight but I started to feel depressed again. I haven't a clue what was in the patches and whether they had anything to do with me feeling depressed (I'm not a person who normally gets depressed.) But, needless to say, I binned the patches.

ARCHIMEDESII SparkPoints: (140,618)
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10/2/13 1:19 P

I seem to recall something similar being marketed years ago. It didn't work then and I doubt it works now. The OP might want to read this article from the Wall Street Journal. It really is a scam. The only weight you lose is from your wallet.
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online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703
326204575616700916632466.html



Out of curiosity, I found an Asian commercial for the product on YOUTUBE. Just thinking logically for a moment, how many patches would I have to put on my belly to lose weight ? It seems to me, I'm going to need something a lot bigger than the bandaids they are using.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhJ1CyeggA4

If this product really did everything is says it does, there wouldn't be an obesity problem in the US. We'd just slap a patch on our bodies and be thin. I really wish weight loss were that simple, but it isn't.

If you want to spend your money on a prouct that will help you lose weight and be more healthy, then spend your money on fresh fruit and veggies. They'll do more for your waistline than any slimming patch will.

Oh and the video is hilarious.


MATTHEW0498 SparkPoints: (31,708)
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10/2/13 12:25 P

I have not heard of them, however like a few other previous posters, I am assuming that if it was really THAT great it would be all over the news.

BETH0514 SparkPoints: (27)
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10/2/13 7:41 A

Hi, I think they cost around 30$ for a treatment. not sure for how long they last, very tempted to give it a try cause I am just sick of my pregnancy belly!

JAN0305 SparkPoints: (42)
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10/2/13 6:52 A

Hi there, I actually heard about it but haven't used it myself. I think it is relatlively new, friend who lives in France told me that is very popular there and now starting in UK. Is it expensive?

JENNILACEY SparkPoints: (75,515)
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10/1/13 6:00 P

If the secret to a perfect body was inside a pill bottle... why is everyone busting their buns in the gym?

I agree... common sense.

JBALDWIN29 SparkPoints: (57,322)
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10/1/13 5:03 P

This is one I have never heard of.

SCULPTAHORSE Posts: 340
10/1/13 4:52 P

No

FIRECOM SparkPoints: (107,673)
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10/1/13 10:52 A

You have received a lot of good advice. Remember -- THERE ARE NO MAGIC BULLETS.

SUZIEQUE77 SparkPoints: (8,668)
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10/1/13 10:43 A

I hate to add to the sarcasm, but we need to put our common sense in control. There are no SECRET ingredients for miracle weight loss. How long would it be a secret if it actually worked? It would be the biggest selling product in the world.



MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 13,706
10/1/13 10:43 A

If it sounds to good to be true then it probably is, sorry. Save your money

EMPRESSAMQ Posts: 5,077
10/1/13 10:37 A

OP: I'd suggest you ask your doctor about using items like this.



ANARIE Posts: 12,436
10/1/13 10:12 A

Of course it works! You put a big yellow (or green) band-aid on your problem area. Everybody looks at you and thinks, "What the h*ll is that THING on her [belly, thigh, upper arm]????!" They don't even notice the fat underneath it. Problem solved!

I'm sorry for the sarcasm, but come on. This is a perfect example of how scammers work-- they choose a very emotional issue, like making girls and young women think they have ugly fat spots on their bodies, and target people who are so upset that they can't even think for a minute. If you use a little bit of logic and critical thinking skills, you'll see that this product is just plain ridiculous and an obvious rip-off.

It claims that it has things like fiber and plant extracts that reduce appetite and help you burn fat. Well, if things like that could go through your skin, you would NEVER have to take medicine in a pill or get a shot. For that matter, people in coma wouldn't have to be tube fed; you could just put fiber and vitamin patches on their skin.

And even if it did have a medication whose molecules could go through your skin, then it couldn't do the two different things it says. It claims that it reduces fat right at the spot where you place it, and then it says it helps you lose weight overall by suppressing appetite. Well, how can it do that? How would they get one type of ingredient to work right on the spot, while another goes on into your bloodstream and throughout your whole body and brain? There would have to be more than one patch.

A very tiny number of medications can be absorbed through the skin-- nicotine, scopalamine (for seasickness) and a few birth control hormones are the common examples. But it took nearly a hundred years for scientists to develop those formulas, and they were very expensive and not as safe as the oral version. There's no way that a company no one's ever heard of could come up with an effective weight-loss patch and sell it on Amazon. You just couldn't cover the costs of the research that way; you'd have to go through a major corporate or government research lab to get enough money to pay the salaries of the dozens of scientists you'd need to develop it. IF there were ever one that worked, it would have to be sold as a prescription. AND we would all know about it, because the doctors who invented it would have won the Nobel Prize for Medicine.

So... This is a band-aid with Metamucil on it. It might give you a rash, but it's not going to make you look any better or lose any weight.

WRFTAZ SparkPoints: (10,739)
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10/1/13 9:53 A

no, haven't heard

TONKA14 Posts: 4,947
10/1/13 9:43 A

When evaluating claims for weight loss products, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recommends a healthy portion of skepticism; most donít come close to fulfilling their claims. And in the rare cases where a product might result in some temporary weight loss, it is almost never a permanent solution and is usually unsafe.

Before you spend money on products that promise fast and easy results, weigh the claims carefully. You might even consider contacting the FTC directly for more information or if you have concerns.

These 12 tips will help you critique and evaluate weight loss claims and spot a scam before itís too late: www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art
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Coach Tanya

SUSAN727 Posts: 1,343
10/1/13 9:21 A

I agree with Pixie. If it really worked, it would be all over the news.

I stay away from gimmicks.

Best of luck in your journey!

Susan

NSPIXIE SparkPoints: (44,885)
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10/1/13 9:09 A

There was something with a name like that going around awhile back. It's secret ingredient was iodine which may help boost your thyroid function. Probably not the same thing.

I think if it really worked it would be all over the news...

There are some reviews on the net, such as:

www.productreview.com.au/p/optislim-slim-p
atch.html


but I'd take those with a grain of salt because companies get people to do glowing reviews for their products.

BETH0514 SparkPoints: (27)
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10/1/13 7:49 A

Hi, I'm in search of natural product to help me to lose my last, most stubborn kilos. anyone heard of this? Friend from UK told me about it, and it is apparently good? From what I can see those are patches that you put on the most problematic areas of the body? opinions very much appreciated!Thanks!

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