Maybe you have heard about vitamin patches and wondered what all the rage was about. What are the advantages of vitamin patches? Should you try them? Here are seven benefits of using vitamin patches.*
You don’t have to swallow pills.
Some people don’t like to swallow pills. It feels like they’re choking or it becomes something they dread every day. Some people can’t swallow large pills. It may be for a reason they were born with, or it could be for a reason such as recovering from weight loss surgery. And it’s not just pills. Even liquids or chewable can be tough if they are chalky or you do not like the taste.
With vitamin patches, you can still take your vitamins without swallowing pills, liquids, or anything else. You can just put a sticky patch on your skin and get your nutrients that way. There’s no need to think about having a glass of water with your vitamins or swallowing horse-sized capsules.
There is no aftertaste.
When you don’t swallow pills, there is no way you are going to burp up any sort of unpleasant flavor. Fish oil and garlic come to mind as common and unpleasant aftertastes, but that’s not all. With a vitamin patch, the nutrients go in through your skin, and there’s no aftertaste coming up into your throat.
There is no interference with absorption.
When you swallow nutrients, they go through your gastrointestinal tract. Some absorption takes place from the stomach, but most occurs from the small intestine. Regardless, that absorption often requires certain transporters to carry the nutrients, and that can lead to problems. Different nutrients that share the same transporters can compete for space on the transporters, leading to nutrient malabsorption of one of the nutrients.
With a patch, there’s no such interference. Instead, the nutrients cross through the skin and go directly into the bloodstream.
Absorption time is faster.
When you swallow nutrients, they go through the typical digestive process in the stomach and small intestine. That can take a while - just think how long your belly can feel full after a big meal! Then, the nutrients go to your liver before being released into the general circulation.
With vitamin patches, the nutrients don’t go through the usual digestive process. Instead, they go across the skin and into the capillaries, which are tiny blood vessels. Once the nutrients are in the blood, they can be circulated throughout the body to get where they need to go.
They are hypoallergenic and sugar-free.
What are you putting in your body when you take in a vitamin pill or other oral supplement? Sometimes, they can be in a matrix that contains gluten, other allergens, or even sugar to improve the taste.
You might also be interested in patches to help round out a diet if you have certain allergies or food sensitivities, or if you have a restricted diet for health or weight loss reasons. A diet that is free from dairy or gluten, or is plant-based (vegan), or avoids high-carb foods, for example, could be low in all kinds of nutrients such as calcium, vitamin D, iron, zinc, B vitamins, long-chain fatty acids, vitamin C, and other key nutrients.
With a vitamin patch, you can be sure that they are sugar-free and calorie-free. You can also find a brand, such as PatchAid, that is hypoallergenic and avoids components such as latex or gluten in its ingredients or matrix.
You can use them for many purposes.
You have a lot of goals. Depending on your own particular factors, goals may include one or more of the following.
- Preventing or overcoming deficiencies of essential nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, or essential fatty acids.
- Maintaining health of systems such as the heart, blood, muscles, brain, bones, immune system, or joints.
- Feeling better, such as after getting a hangover, during menopause, on your cycle, with a migraine, or when stressed out.
- Losing weight on a keto or other weight loss diet, such as through supporting ketosis, reducing hunger, or speeding metabolism.
Vitamin patches can have benefits here compared to taking oral supplements. It’s designed to be safe to take up to eight PatchAid vitamin patches at once as long as your healthcare provider agrees. Unlike with some oral supplements, you can use many patches at once without worrying about taking them at different times from each other due to nutrient interference during the absorption process.
They are convenient to use.
Who wouldn’t want a supplement that’s more convenient? Vitamin patches are super convenient at home or away. They’re easy to pack if you are going on a trip; just count out the ones you will need and put them in a suitcase. That is way easier than carrying several bottles of pills in your suitcase, or counting out pills and putting them in pill divider containers.
It is also nice that you do not have to worry about timing your daily activities around when you use vitamin patches, or vice versa. You can take them with or without food, for example, so it’s okay if your eating schedule is a little off on a busy day or while on the go. And you can sleep, exercise, or shower with PatchAid vitamin patches, so there is no inconvenience when taking them.
Vitamin patches can be life-changing, especially when you consider these benefits. PatchAid Patches come in a wide range of options, so ask your healthcare provider which ones may be best for your health goals! Always be sure to talk to your healthcare provider before you take any nutritional or dietary supplement.
*The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated these statements. PatchAid patches are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Anyone with a medical condition should seek the advice of a licensed medical practitioner. Individual results may vary.