This is going to be a bit long, but hear me out. A couple weeks ago, I received a 5-day Thrive Patch trial kit.
What The Heck Is The Deal With The Thrive Patch?
But, I don’t do anything without doing some research. SO. Before I slapped on the patches, I wanted to know exactly what I was using, and how it might affect me.
Please note: Here at BREA we believe that the key to healthy weight and lifestyles is good diet and exercise. There’s no magic supplement, pill, or patch that’s going to get you there. Keep that in mind when you introduce any kind of product to your life or supplement to your diet.
First, I looked up the ingredients in the Thrive Patch. It contains:
- Green Coffee Bean Extract
- Garcina Cambogia
- White Willow Bark
So. What the heck are some of those? Yes, I’ve heard of some of them, but ForsLean?
ForsLean is a trademarked version of a supplement called coleus forskohlii (I dare you to say that 10 times fast!).
In a study from 2005, that involved 19 moderately overweight women, researchers noted that coleus forskohlii might reduce gaining weight. The women in this study used 500 mg of coleus forskohlii per day.
Green Coffee Bean Extract
In 2014, a study was published that involved 20 healthy people. For 2 weeks people drank about 1.5 ounces of green coffee. Then, for another 2 weeks, these same people drank about 1.5 ounces of black coffee. They were told to not alter their eating patterns.
Researchers noted that when people drank green coffee, they had a lower body mass index (BMI), lower cortisol levels and had lost more abdominal fat, than when they drink black coffee. They also experienced lower blood pressure and their blood vessels were more elastic too.
Garcinia Cambodia is also known as hydroxy-citric-acid. According to this study, garcinia cambogia works
CoQ10 is short for coenzyme Q10. It’s a molecule that helps us turn calories into energy. It’s very common in diet products.
White Willow Bark
White willow bark has some pain reducing effects.
Cosmoperine is a metabolite of black pepper. The page I linked to also states that cosmoperine (THP) can enhance the absorption of various drugs (and supplements) when they are applied transdermally (on the skin).
Interestingly, I have been taking a capsule with Black Pepper Essential Oil for some time to help aid in appetite suppression. So there’s also that.
After doing my due diligence, I was intrigued by this patch thing. It sounded interesting. I mean, who doesn’t want to stick a patch on their body and forget about it?
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The Thrive Supplement Line
Thrive centers on three different lifestyle products:
- Lifestyle Mix
- Lifestyle DFT Patch
The Thrive Experience
Thrive capsules are intended to help promote:
- Weight Management
- Cognitive Performance
- Joint Support
- Inflammation Support
- Lean Muscle Support
- Digestive Support
- Immune Support
The supplement also contains an anti-aging and antioxidant blend. You take 1 capsule, to begin with, and work up to taking both each morning. See my 1-week Thrive DFT Le-vel results. Here’s what you’ll find in each capsule:
The Thrive DFT (Derma Fusion Technology) Patch should be applied to a clean and dry area of your skin. I recommend your forearm, bicep, ankle, wrist, or shoulder for maximum absorption-basically any area of your skin that is thin.
I like to wear mine on my wrists or ankles.
Once you’ve applied, give it a quick rub (you want to heat the adhesive), and the ingredients will begin to transfer through your skin into your bloodstream via the Cosmoperine.
I recommend that you start using the patch for 8 hours a day, and then increase the time that you leave it on (I remove mine in the morning). The Thrive Patch will stay on through showers, rainstorms, and other activities (like a toddler picking at it).
Lifestyle Mix is essentially a protein powder that you take every other day to help support health (and your weight loss goals). Each pack of Lifestyle Mix includes 16 packets, so one box will last a full month.
I take my shake 20 to 30 minutes after my Thrive. The Lifestyle Mix provides excellent bioavailability with its nutrient and mineral dense formula. It also contains antioxidants, as well as a probiotic and enzyme blend.
Plus, it’s gluten-free and absolutely delicious. I’ve tried the vanilla and the chocolate (there are currently only two flavors) and they are both amazing. Interestingly, the Lifestyle Mix is not a meal replacement. You still need to eat. Eating is important! Just make sure that you’re following a healthy diet.
Is The Thrive Patch For You?
The Thrive Experience is supposed to provide scientifically-backed formulations of Vitamins, Minerals, Plant Extracts, Anti-Oxidants, Enzymes, Pro-Biotics, and Amino Acids.
Do I Have To Do An Auto-ship or Sell Anything?
Regardless of whether you choose to be a customer or a promoter, you do not have to sign up for auto-ship.
Let’s Talk Cost
DFT: $62 (single purchase) or $50 (monthly auto-ship) for a box of 30 DFT applications
DFT Ultra: $88 (single purchase), $74 (monthly auto-ship) for a box of 30 DFT applications
Thrive Premium Lifestyle Mix
$52 (single purchase), $40 (monthly auto-ship)
Thrive Capsules (W=Women/M=Men)
$74 (single purchase), $60 (monthly auto-ship) for a box of 60 capsules
Thrive Combination Packs
The combination packs offered are a great way to get started with the products
Thrive Experience Lifestyle Pack
This pack includes 1 package of Thrive W or Thrive M and 1 package of Thrive Premium Lifestyle Mix
$126 (single purchase), $100 (auto-ship)
Thrive Experience Tone Pack
This pack includes 1 package of Thrive W or Thrive M and 2 packages of the Thrive Premium Lifestyle Mix
$184 (single purchase), $140 (auto-ship)
Thrive Experience Couple’s Pack
This pack includes 1 package of Thrive W, 1 package of Thrive M, and 2 packages of Thrive Premium Lifestyle Mix
$252 (single purchase), $200 (auto-ship)
Thrive Experience Lifestyle Pack + DFT
This pack includes 1 package of Thrive W or Thrive M, 1 package of Thrive Premium Lifestyle Mix, and 1 package of Thrive Premium Lifestyle DFT
$188 (single purchase), $150 (auto-ship)
Thrive Experience Tone Pack + DFT
This pack includes 1 package of Thrive W or Thrive M, 2 packages of Thrive Premium Lifestyle Mix, and 1 package of Thrive Premium Lifestyle DFT
$246 (single purchase), $190 (auto-ship)
Thrive Experience Couple’s Pack + DFT
This pack includes 1 package of Thrive W, 1 package of Thrive M, 2 packages of Thrive premium lifestyle mix, and 2 packages of Thrive Premium Lifestyle DFT
$376 (single purchase), $300 (auto-ship)
NOTE: I no longer use Thrive patches. You can read why HERE.