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In the Winter of 2015 we posted serious questions about PatchMD™ Vitamins. Specifically:

  • In our informal testing, the PatchMD Multivitamin Plus Topical Patch – the entire patch including the adhesive, and the backing and the vitamins -- actually weights only a small fraction of the weight of the vitamins and minerals they claim to provide. It’s like claiming to have a gallon of coffee in a pint-sized coffee cup. To our common-sense thinking, that is physically impossible. NOTE: we didn’t do an exhaustive test with lots of samples, and you should read this link to form your own conclusion.

Individuals who have had weight loss surgery are medically vulnerable patients. PatchMD™ is claiming that their patch contains nutrients that generally equal or exceed the DV, and that the PatchMD™ multivitamin “could” be a suitable solution for bariatric patients. * However, the weight of the patch itself suggests nutrient levels that are completely inconsistent with ASMBS recommendations. Because we continue to see and hear questions from worried patients and professionals, we recently reordered the Patch MD™ Multivitamins, and conducted that informal test again, and the results were similar:  

Recent Informal Test Results: The Patch Weighs a Lot Less than the Weight of the Nutrient Claims

Average Weight of Entire PatchClaimed Weight of Nutrients per Serving (on package label) **
Approx. 80 mg3,620 mg

  * https://www.PatchMD.com/Gastric-Bypass-Weight-Loss-Surgery-Limits-Vitamin-Absorption-Could-PatchMD™-Be-The-Secret-To-Better-Nutrition-_b_9.html as of June 27, 2017, 10:41 AM EDT.   ** Note that while the PatchMD™ website, as of June 27, 2017, 10:44 AM EDT claims 10,000 mg Vitamin C as ascorbic acid, the package we purchased claims 1,000 mg. We used the lower number, 1,000 mg, in calculating the 3,620 mg Claimed Weight above.We urge other professionals to try this simple test themselves. Note: to make it easier to calculate the weight of the claimed nutrients (the process requires converting some of the fat-soluble nutrients from International Units to metric weights), we created a spreadsheet calculator. Please do contact us if you would like to review the spreadsheet.   We also urge Patch MD™ to come forward and explain how it’s possible to fit 3,620 mg of nutrients into a patch weighing approximately 80 mg, total. According to basic laws of science, it is impossible.   More important discussion continues below: We were careful, but we realize the sample could have been unrepresentative (again), or we could have made errors weighing or calculating (we did informally calibrate our scale by weighing US coins, and the scale weight was close to the standard weight of the coins). However, the results were more than questionable enough to warrant high caution and more investigation.   Knowing what we know, we believe it is our obligation as a trusted partner to the bariatric community to relay these findings. And, since supplements are NOT regulated by the FDA, it is that much more important to question ingredients and claims to protect overall health.   Vitamin patch supporters cite nicotine, birth control and other medications used as prescribed treatments via patch to bolster their case, but the major difference is that the highly specialized transdermal medication patches available via prescription contain only MINUTE amounts of drugs.   Note that research on patches designed to deliver prescription pharmaceuticals indicates that results are better when the active ingredients are lipid-soluble. This certainly raises our concern that the efficacy of patches delivering water-soluble vitamins and minerals might be limited. Where is the research to support the promises being made to these medically vulnerable patients?   Others may argue that the patches must work because certain patients are not complaining of problematic bloodwork results, but the facts remain that:

  • It can take a year or more for deficiencies to surface.
  • Not all lab work measures the status of all potentially deficient micronutrients
  • Some patients find it challenging to keep all follow up appointments post-surgery, so not all scheduled testing is completed

    Finally, we know that a graduate student is doing a study of the Patch MD™ Multivitamin patch. We understand that the metrics chosen for success are not representative of the entire patch. The study, based on a description at: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02686905, is looking, in part, at “the efficacy of transdermal supplement patches on treating nutrient malabsorption and deficiency in post-op bariatric patients…” However, the study doesn’t measure efficacy for all nutrients; it is limited to a very basic set of routine labs taken at baseline and compared to lab test results taken 3-months post-surgery. We understand the study will examine fasting blood glucose and only a limited list of nutrients; some of which include Calcium, Ferritin, Vitamin B12 and Vitamin D.   For what’s included in the study, there are concerns about what will be learned:  

Nutrient being measuredConcern(s)
B12Patients have stores which can last as long as 3 years. Measuring after only 3 months is insufficient to fully determine patch effectiveness.
Vitamin DThe study appears to be based in Southern California. If all of the respondents reside in Southern California, the potential year-round exposure to the sun is a confounding variable, possibly reducing deficiencies that might otherwise occur.
FerritinBecause obesity is an inflammatory disorder, obese patients are more likely to have higher ferritin already due to inflammation; thus, that reading might not reflect true iron status.
CalciumSerum calcium does not reflect calcium status – how much calcium is in the bones.
Blood GlucoseMultivitamins are not the primary determinant of blood glucose.

  Clearly more testing is needed, and we are anxiously awaiting further data. We remain committed to educating patients and sharing information with professionals, so we will continue to review products and research and keep you updated.

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A variety of physical issues can lead to the malabsorption of nutrients through the digestive system, from cystic fibrosis to bariatric surgery. For these patients, getting proper nutrition can be a genuine struggle.

In the past decade, PatchMD has joined a massive market developing products that bypass the digestive tract as a means of nutrient absorption. PatchMD provides vitamins and supplements directly to the bloodstream through the skin from adhesive patches that you apply at bedtime or whenever you like.

How effective are PatchMD’s products in delivering vitamins and supplements through this transdermal, time-release method? We’ve tested them out and assessed the scientific merits. We’ll share all of the details here so that you can decide if the patches are right for you.

  • Offers a unique method of delivering vitamins and minerals that bypasses the digestive tract
  • Very affordable
  • Vast selection of products to address many wellness goals
  • Easy to use
  • Free of glucose, lactose, and latex
  • 100% money-back guarantee
  • Free shipping on orders over $49
  • Customer service is sometimes lacking
  • It’s difficult to determine levels of nutrient absorption without doing medical tests
  • Vitamin supplements are not subject to FDA approval

Based on our assessment, we at Innerbody Research recommend giving PatchMD a try, then following up with a nutritionist to ensure that your vitamin levels are in the right range. While PatchMD products (and vitamin supplements in general) are not subject to FDA approval, several studies demonstrate the efficacy of transdermal absorption of vitamins and nutrients. PatchMD’s application method can be particularly beneficial to those who can’t absorb vitamins through the digestive system and those recovering from bariatric surgery.

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PatchMD provides a novel, affordable method of getting your vitamins. It’s a clinically proven method that can be particularly useful for people whose digestive system creates difficulty absorbing nutrients.

The transdermal patches from PatchMD rely on a three-layer design that ensures steady delivery over a longer period of time, compared to the single, huge burst of nutrients you typically consume in the form of a supplement pill.

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We extensively test each health service we review. We try our best to give you, our readers, an unbiased exploration of at-home health services, free of marketing jargon or gimmicks. We evaluate the service based on our adherence to quality, the latest medical evidence and health standards, and a simple question: would we buy the product or service ourselves if it weren’t part of our job, and would we recommend it to family and friends?

Additionally, this review of PatchMD, like all health-related content on this website, was thoroughly vetted by one or more members of our Medical Review Board for accuracy.

PatchMD is a health and wellness company that produces vitamin and mineral supplement patches you wear on your skin. These transdermal patches release ingredients slowly into your bloodstream, providing the benefit of gradual absorption.

PatchMD makes a wide variety of products designed to help with different health issues. The most specific products are vitamin patches designed to help prevent deficiencies, while the company’s more unique patches include those aimed at anti-aging and cognitive function.

Much like oral multivitamins, transdermal patches deliver vitamins or minerals to the body, but without the need to swallow a pill. These supplements can be great for people on the road, athletes or bodybuilders, or those with physical health issues.

People who have serious digestive issues or lack part of their bowel often have difficulty attaining complete nutrition. It can be challenging for them to absorb nutrients or even remain properly hydrated.

Fortunately, products like PatchMD can help people maintain an optimal level of health all the time. According to PatchMD, the main reason that its supplements are more effective than others is because of their three-layer technology. This technology allows for maximum absorption.

  1. The contact layer, composed of a natural adhesive, is the sticky part of the patch that makes it adhere to your skin, where it should stay all day or night.

  2. The multi-nutrient layer is where all the good stuff is located – vitamins, minerals, herbal phytochemicals, and more. PatchMD designed it to release compounds slowly into your body over a period of eight hours. This time-release method is thought to be better for your body than merely spiking it with a large amount of a nutrient.

  3. The backing layer supplies strength to the patch, ensuring that it doesn’t disintegrate or fall off when you’re wearing it. Note that the patches are not waterproof.

Using PatchMD’s website, you’ll be able to take advantage of many discounts, including up to 50% off by opting for the subscription service. Since PatchMD offers such an enormous number of products, the prices vary from product to product. However, most products range from $14.95 to $24.95 for a one-month supply of patches. Some of the specialized products, like the Focus patch, contain more potent and unique ingredients and cost as much as $39.95.

All orders over $49 come with free shipping via USPS First Class. PatchMD also offers a 100% refund within 30 days of purchase. If you are not satisfied, email PatchMD and explain your dissatisfaction in order to facilitate your refund.

What types of products does PatchMD offer?

PatchMD offers a vast assortment of products aimed at a variety of health issues. You can easily browse based on your specific health interest or based on very broad categorization. Broad product categories on PatchMD include:

  • Multivitamins
  • Supplements
  • Vitamins and Minerals
  • Specialty
  • Women’s

PatchMD breaks down health interests into the following sections:

  • Beauty
  • Daily Health
  • Brain Supplements
  • Energy
  • Heart Health
  • Immune
  • Sleep
  • Injection Alternatives
  • Hair, Skin, and Nails

Below are some examples of products you’ll find in each area.

If you’re new to PatchMD and have no idea where to begin, one of the easiest options is to check out the best-selling plans, which address many common health issues. If your concerns are outside of this scope, you’ll likely find them in another category. PatchMD’s best-selling plans include the following, among others.

The Summer Plan

This kit comprises a one-month supply of the B12 Energy Plus, Sleep Starter, Last Call Hangover, Garcinia Cambogia Plus, and Multivitamin Plus patches. It costs $99.75.

The Women's Complete Plan

This plan includes the Multivitamin Plus, Sleep Starter, and Omega-3 patches in a one-month supply for $99.80.

Daily Nutrition Made for Women

This pack contains a one-month supply of B12 Energy Plus, Multivitamin Plus, and Biotin Plus patches. The addition of biotin in this kit ensures healthy hair and nails. The kit costs $64.85.

Bariatric Basics

Formulated for bariatric patients, this kit addresses specific issues related to post-bariatric surgery, like calcium malabsorption. It contains the Multivitamin Plus, D3/Calcium, and B12 Energy Plus patches in a month’s supply for $56.86.

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This kit adds Iron Plus patches to the Bariatric Basics kit in the form of Iron Bisglycinate, which is non-constipating. This kit costs $75.81 for a one-month supply.

PatchMD sells three variations of multivitamin patches for men, women, and children. Examples include:

  • Multivitamin Plus
  • No Iron Multivitamin Plus
  • Kids Multivitamin + Omega-3

These patches contain higher amounts of a specific vitamin or mineral and are useful for fighting deficiencies. Among others, PatchMD sells specific patches for:

  • B12 Energy
  • Biotin Plus
  • D3/Calcium
  • Iron Plus
  • D3/K2
  • C Plus
  • Collagen Plus

PatchMD produces several products containing brain-healthy ingredients that improve cognitive function, lift brain fog, and improve focus. They include:

  • Focus
  • B12 Energy Plus
  • Sleep Starter
  • Glutathione Plus
  • Omega-3 Plus
  • NAD Total Recovery
  • CoQ10 Plus

PatchMD offers a variety of supplements, including appetite suppressants, among its menu of patches. Examples include:

  • Glucosamine & Chondroitin
  • Omega-3
  • Garcinia Cambogia Plus
  • Happy Hour

PatchMD’s specialty patches focus on issues like allergies, athletic endurance, and the immune system. Products in this category include:

  • Endurance Max
  • Allergy Plus
  • Immune Defense
  • Sun Away
  • Special Formulations

PatchMD’s women’s category features products focused on beauty, aging, and hormonal balance. Examples include:

  • Anti-Aging
  • Keep Klear Acne
  • Menopause Day
  • Menopause Night
  • Monthly Relief Day
  • Monthly Relief Night

Getting started with PatchMD

PatchMD makes it easy to get started.

  1. Go to the PatchMD website, where you’ll find a vast array of supplements, vitamins, and health boosters from which to choose.

  2. Make your selection(s) and proceed to checkout when ready. You can pay with major credit cards and PayPal.

  3. Orders ship in 1-2 business days and should be received by 4-5 business days via USPS First Class.

  4. PatchMD offers a 100% money-back guarantee within 30 days if you are not satisfied with your purchase. Follow the website’s instructions to receive a refund.

  • Remove the liner from the patch.
  • Place the patch on a hairless or low-hair area of the skin.
  • Do not bathe or shower while wearing the patch.
  • Avoid using creams or lotions near the patch.
  • Remove the patch after eight hours.
  • You can use multiple patches at once.

All of your personal information shared on the PatchMD website is strictly secured in a safe manner. PatchMD collects non-individualized information through the use of cookies and other technology but does not buy, sell, or trade this information to outside parties.

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Let’s face it, the perfect diet doesn’t exist. While nutritional supplements have been around for hundreds of years, taking products orally that have to be digested is not always the best way to get your daily dose. From gastrointestinal issues to stomach sensitivities and today’s increasing lack of absorption from so many nutrients into the body, PatchMD offers a convenient ease of use patch that is an alternative to swallowing pills. Our products are 100% Gluten-Free, Non-Synthetic, Latex, Lactose and sugar-free, yet delivers high levels of nutrients. No more digestion, shots, or infusions.

 

PatchMD topical vitamin patches offer a solution for those looking to work through nutrient deficiencies and finding a creative way to take their vitamin supplements.  Whether you have had a bariatric surgery an issue with absorbing pills or just issues with compliance, our top products like multivitamin patches, kids multivitamin, hangover plus (now Happy Hour), B12 Energy plus, Vitamin D3, the C Plus vitamin patch, our new L-lysine/Zinc Plus patch and so many more!  Free Shipping over $59.  Sign up for our newsletter and join the original vitamin patch club today!

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