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Pink Patch

This little sticker can potentially provide weight loss.

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First there were patches to help you quit smoking, then birth control, and now there is a patch for losing weight. Created for women trying to lose those last five pounds, the Pink Patch is a substance-infused sticker that you slap on once a day to curb your appetite. The ingredients, which seep into the skin, are intended to control your appetite for 24 hours while revving up your metabolism, curbing your appetite, boosting your energy and elevating your mood. Pink Patch is the newest product from Curb Your Cravings, responsible for the Hoodia patch.

The Pink Patch is marketed toward girls and women in their teens and early twenties. You are expected to lose approximately one to three pounds each week.

The suggested use for the Pink Patch is to stick one patch on your skin in the morning and leave it on throughout the entire day. You are encouraged to drink a lot of water, avoid alcohol and limit caffeine to only a cup per day while you are wearing the Pink Patch.

PRO
  • The Pink Patch may be able to help you lose weight
  • Pink Patch does not cite any side effects
CON
  • No FDA approval or evaluation of the supposed and intended results of the Pink Patch
  • No scientific or medical claims to support the Pink Patch claims
  • It targets young women whose bodies might be more vulnerable to the unregulated and synthesized ingredients contained in the Pink Patch.
  • Does not include any guidelines for how to maintain a healthy weight once the young woman stops wearing the patch.
  • It encourages young women to be skinny and to do introduce potentially harmful substances into their bodies in order to achieve their dream bodies
INGREDIENTS

The Pink Patch contains, Fucus Vesiculosus , a type of seaweed, used in holistic medicine to reduce excess weight by increasing metabolism. It also contains yerba mate, a South American stimulant and hunger suppressor and lecithin, an emulsifier that is claimed to re-proportion your body weight. The ingredients in the Pink Patch are absorbed into the skin and are time released throughout the day.

DIET and EXERCISE

Even though there is no formal diet or exercise plan you should follow while wearing the Pink Patch, you are encouraged to eat a low-fat and low-calorie diet and exercise in order to be see the intended weight loss results.

CONCLUSION

The Pink Patch is a dietary supplement that has not been approved or evaluated by the FDA, therefore its effectiveness and safety cannot be validated. Also, be warned of any supplement that claims to shed pounds by simply putting a sticker on your arm. Moreover, since this product is targeted specifically to young women, it promotes the pressure for women to be skinny by doing whatever they can to achieve their perfect body even if that means taking a product that is unregulated and potentially harmful. As with any new drug or supplement, consult with your medical doctor before taking the Pink Patch.

Common Misspellings

pinkpatch, pinc patch, penk patch, pink patch


Related Diets: Allure Patch, Curb Your Cravings, Hoodia Patch


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anna

it actually works mine came today and it only took two days to come its brillant may be a scam..but a good scam! use it girls. i have my dream body now

posted May 14th, 2008 9:28 am


Courtney

I was checking out the Pink Patch website. It says on the bottom it is not available to CA residents, it has not been approved by the FDA, and if you click on the "Contact us" link, it clearly says they will not refund your shipping and handling costs, and that products marked "RETURN TO SENDER" are not eligible for refunds. (read the fine print ladies) I just ordered my trial last week, but have not received it yet. I am calling tomorrow to cancel my month supply, so I can order on my own terms. Does anybody know how this will react with birth control? I'm not sexually active, but I use b.c. for acne and cramps.

posted May 13th, 2008 9:25 pm


lin

Hi, I agree with the theory that the only way to lose weight is to retrain your old habits. I lost 6 stones in 6 months by cutting out fats and eating more fruit and veg. however, the fact that you purchase the patches in the beginning means you have made a decision to do something about the excess weight, right or wrong if this product helps then its psychological but sometimes you just need that extra buzz to get you started. I don't agree with the continuation of the product unless requested by you and to charge your account after the trial period suggests an unscrupulous company are selling these products... as suggested in an earlier post, try e-bay. No long term commitment there. Good luck to you all on your quest to be slimmer !

posted May 13th, 2008 9:25 pm


Emily

Hey, does anyone know what the email address is to cancel the membership? Thanks

posted May 13th, 2008 3:40 pm


Tulip Mazumdar

Hello there - I'm the health reporter for BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat and I'm looking into this Pink Patch for a report I'm doing on diets. Need to speak to a few people who've been on it and had good or bad experiences with it. Be great to hear from you. tulip.mazumdar@bbc.co.uk or search facebook for tulip mazumdar and send me a msg. Cheers!

posted May 13th, 2008 10:34 am


Meera

Lindsey, call the toll free number that is 1-866-468-3300 and after the will send you a confirmation e-mail.

posted May 12th, 2008 4:59 pm


lindsey

please help!! how do i cancel my membership with pink patch before they keep sending it to me?? i ordered the free trial and i havent gotten an email or anything that says how to cancel it!!

posted May 12th, 2008 10:14 am


weightobsessed101

I bought into it...and the first few days I felt awful. I guess that was the 'appetite supressant' part. Totally bloated.

posted May 10th, 2008 7:51 am


Emz

DOOOO NNNOOOOTTT BUUYYY!!! IM a girl that would do anything to lose that extra weight but its my biggest regret buying this! i decided to try the trial, i also recieved n envelope a Month later and they charged me 40 pounds and also took 100 out of my acount!!! i have tried calling the customer help line emailing, its a fake con and i am going to report itto trading standards!!! please dont be caught out!! if any1 knows how to get their money back please tell meeee!!

posted May 8th, 2008 4:48 pm


sue

I ordered my free trial which came straight away. Cant say I see or feel any different but I WAS willing to give it a try for one month - however I cant get hold of the office to cancel my order. Listened to their repeated message for 16mins today and again for another 10mins - so beware when putting in bank details - you may not beable to get them to cancel it. Anyone else had similar problem.

posted May 8th, 2008 4:48 pm


jenna

I have just ordered my free trial and after reading people's posts regarding canellation of the pink patch, could someone who has ordered the pink patch explain the process for cancellation along with the appropraite contact details?? Many thanks

posted May 8th, 2008 4:12 pm


Edyta

This is a SCAM SCAM SCAM!!! I ordered a sample and they used my card to take 40 without authorisation a few weeks later!

posted May 7th, 2008 9:39 am


Ann Thompson

This company was informed I had not ordered ANY item from them yet proceeded to charge me for a free trail?? then 2 weeks later I received a large envelope with pink patches in then and was cahrged over 40. Have only received back 36. BE warned. By the way I am one of those people who do not need to lose weight as I am 7stone wwringing wet. Ann Thompson

posted May 6th, 2008 8:54 am


debbie

this product did absoloutely nothing for me!! a total waste of money!! i got the free sample then automatically recieved a months supply,which i was gutted about because i already knew by then they were rubbish!!

posted May 6th, 2008 8:54 am


Jamie

I agree with those who are saying it's likely a placebo. The placebo effect is very great and probably does more than any of these "natural" ingredients in the patch. (Remember--strychnine is all-natural too! Just because it's "natural" doesn't mean it's good for you.) If appetite suppression is really that big a deal, try drinking Yerba Mate tea instead of absorbing the Yerba Mate through your skin, since this product claims that it utilizes Yerba Mate to suppress your appetite. You'll probably get a higher "dose" of Yerba Mate without putting on this placebo-patch or getting tricked into an automatic subscription. You'll also get all the benefits of Yerba Mate tea--the antioxidants, the better digestion, etc. It reminds me of my friend when she got married--the few days before her wedding she started taking tons of diuretics in order to fit into her dress, and then was too sick to enjoy her honeymoon. If this product makes you lose weight at all, it's probably water weight--the weight that NORMALLY fluctuates depending on how hydrated you are. Don't be fooled--especially since, as noted above, flaxseed oil can interfere with oral contraceptives. Trust me, a baby will NOT help you lose weight!

posted May 5th, 2008 8:38 am


Sally

It is fantastic...i have definitely noticed a difference in appetite...usually when im dieting i tend to THINK about the food im not having but now ive completely forgotten about snacking etc! ''Youre all clueless''...you have completely missed the point. You say that everyone who hasnt the willpower shouldnt try this because it wont make a difference. Um....actually it will?! I am clearly not claiming that this patch works for every individual but the point is it is a appetite suppresor and therefore will curb your need to snack etc. You say that we should all go and ''do some exercise''...medically that is not a straight forward solution to losing weight...exercising will only properly work if you exercise with a calorie controlled diet. And this patch enables you to control your diet.

posted May 5th, 2008 8:38 am


michelle

i hope this patch works,im gonna try it,cos i sent for a trial pack,then got a months supply,without been informed. i think its just yet another useless weight lose product to get money out of use all. if your gonna apply for a trial run,be carefull!

posted May 2nd, 2008 10:16 am


suyoung

it didn't do anything for me. good luck to the others

posted May 1st, 2008 4:41 pm


maria

i use to eat a big bar of chocolate a night but since wearing the pink patch a bar lasts me a 2 weeks or more ITS BRILLIENT

posted May 1st, 2008 8:14 am


OptimisticPessimist

Heres a novel idea..... LOSE 5lbs in 1 hour!!!!!! CUT OFF AN ARM!!!

posted Apr 30th, 2008 8:46 pm



 

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