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Does Thrive Patch Work?

What is Thrive Patch

​Thrive Patch is a weight loss aid offered by Thrive Le-vel.  It is applied to the skin instead of being ingested.  

It is sold as part of Thrive Le-vel 3 phase lifestyle plan to help people "experience and reach peak physical and mental levels. (Le-veL)".  The 3 phase lifestyle program consists of 3 steps. 

- 1: Take Thrive Capsule in the morning

- 2: Drink Thrive Mix Shake

- 3: Apply T​hrive Patch DFT to skin


​​Does Thrive Patch ​work?

Thrive Patch fills nutritional gaps that are missed through normal eating.  The 3 phases of supplements are designed to optimize the health in the body and manage weight.  The supplements in the mix consist of vitamins, minerals, plant extracts, antioxidants, enzymes, probiotics and amino acids.

These are taken in various forms. ​Thrivers take supplement capsules in the morning, a shake at lunch and change their Thrive Patch in the afternoon.

​What's in T​hrive Patch?

Active Ingredients

ForsLean (Coleus forshkohlii)

Green coffee bean extract

Garcinia cambogia

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)

Cosmoperine (Tertrahypropiperine, black pepper extract)​

Secondary Ingredients

Satiereal saffron extract

Green tea extract

5-HTP

L-theanine

L-arginine

Quercetin

Guarana

Yerba mate

Vitamin B12

Studies on Ingredients

ForsLean (Coleus forshkohlii)

​The effects of ForsLean on weight has been studied in 2 randomized double blind controlled studies.  One in men and one in women.

​In Women it had no effect on weight loss however for Men it resulted in a 4% reduction in body fat (Henderson, Goddard)

Green Coffee Bean Extract

Green Coffee bean extract contains chlorogenic acid which is a carbohydrate blocker that aids in weight loss by limiting absorption of carbs.​

​One 12 week study found participants taking green coffee bean extract lost an average of 11.9 pounds (5.4kg) compared to 3.8 pounds (1.7kg) for the control group the did not take green coffee bean extract (Thom).​

Garcinia cambogia

​Garcinia cambogia is said to assist in weight loss by increasing fat burning metabolism and reducing appetite.  

Results found in weight loss studies have mixed results.  On average this supplement was found to result in 1.94 pounds (0.88 kg) of weight loss compared to the control group. ​ (Onakpoya)

According to the Journal of Obesity, garcinia cambogia can cause “short-term weight loss, and the “magnitude of the effect is small.”

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)

​Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a fat-soluble compound found in every cell, and cells use it for growth and maintenance.  CoQ10 acts as an antioxidant which protects cells from damage and plays an important role in metabolism.  

CoQ10 can increase exercise performance and decrease fatigue by lowering oxidative stress and mitochondrial dysfunction​ (Gokbel).

​Cosmoperine (Black pepper extract)

​According to the product’s website, this ​black pepper extract is said to enhance the bioavailability of nutrients.  This ingredient was added to increase the absorption rate of the other supplements through the skin. ​

​Work Cited

Henderson S. "Effects of coleus forkohlii supplementation on body composition and hematological profiles in mildly overweight women." J Int Soc Sports Nutr. Dec 2005. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18500958

Godard MP. "Body composition and hormonal adaptations associated with forskolin consumption in overweight and obese men." Obes Res. Aug 2005. ​https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16129715

Thom E. "The effect of chlorogenic acid enriched coffee on glucose absorption in healthy volunteers and its effect on body mass when used long-term in overweight and obese people."  J Int Med Res.  Nov 2007. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18035001

Onakpoya. "The use of garcinia extract as a weight loss supplement: A systematic review and meta analysis of randomised clinical trials." J Obes.  Dec 2010.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21197150

Gokbel H.  "The effects of coenzyme Q10 supplementation on performance during repeated bouts of supramaximal exercise in sedentary men." J Strength Cond Res. Jan 2010. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19644406/

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