I'll go ahead and say that I'm incredibly happy with the patch form, and absolutely prefer it over the capsules for many reasons -- all of which I will happily detail in this review.
Being that I've had such a journey through my use of 5-HTP (and other supplements I've documented my experiences with here at R-and-P), I was compelled to document it as well, since I'm having such a different experience with the patches than I did with the capsules.
The 5-HTP transdermal patch comes in a little envelope-like package that includes 30 small squares.
Each square contains 5 milligrams of 5-HTP and 4 milligrams of magnesium oxide (the only other ingredient in them is the adhesive.) However, 5HTPPatch does carry other amounts, for example, a 3 month supply pack.
- Starts working quicker than 5-HTP in supplement form.
- Less negative side effects as the capsules.
So far, I've not experienced any sort of negative side effects with the 5-HTP patch. I've stuck it to my skin on a completely empty stomach and had no problems with any side effects.
- Keeps my insane, out-of-control cravings in-check!
- Stays on the skin well.
- Easy to use, and easy to hide. (I wear it on my upper leg/thigh area. Arm is fine, too though.)
2. Spinach can help suppress your appetite, and may help keep you feeling fuller longer.
(I add spinach leaves on sandwiches, and don't mind it at all in smoothies or on other foods if I have it on-hand.)
3. Get plenty of choline
Choline, a B-Vitamin can play a major role in things like bloating and weight. For example, a choline deficiency can cause weight gain around the liver, and in turn, cause your belly to enlarge. Choline acts on the genes that cause fat storage in the belly.
3. Get plenty of fiber, like grandmas and your doctor keep sayin'
I know, I'm tired of hearing this one, too, but supposedly, fiber from fruits can significantly reduce belly fat.
Weight Loss Question Answered:
Have I lost any weight yet, according to the scales?
A: I've only been using these patches for less than a month. Maybe a couple, or three weeks max.
However, I did have a 2-pound loss when I was weighed at my doctor's office this week.
No, I haven't changed my diet in the slightest, except eating less snacks due to the 5-HTP Patches lessening cavings.
I've not taken any other supplement or product for weight loss while using this patch (I wanted to be able to really document everything possible about its effects.)
So far, I am confident though, that I will be able to significantly change my sugar-snacking a little. In time.
I can say that over the course of the couple or few weeks I've been using these, I have actually been going to bed without a snack! It was becoming a habit for me to snack as I laid in bed, reading a book on my Kindle to fall asleep.
I have not snacked in bed all week!
*Updates will be coming up as I go along. Questions are welcome, and if you're interested in the 5-HTP Patches, you can find them here.
(At the moment, it looks like 5HTP Patch is offering free shipping for US order on their US site here, and same for UK orders on their UK site here.)