While I don’t think it’s possible to out-supplement a poor diet, there are times when nutritional supplements can be essential in healing and optimizing our health. Our biggest go-to this year has been vitamin patches from PatchMD.
**Disclosure: NO information on this site should be used to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any disease or condition. I am not a doctor. This is not to be confused as medical advice. Please always speak to your doctor and pharmacist before making any changes. Supplements can and do interfere with RX medications. This site uses affiliate links to help defray the costs of maintaining this blog. Any products or services reviewed are the opinion of the author. The author does not do not accept gifts or freebies in return for writing a review.
Have you ever tried vitamin patches?
When our integrative practitioner recommended these to us, I was hesitant at first. Would they work? Would I have a reaction to them? After using these patches for well over a year now, I am hooked. It is not just me, though. I have been sharing and giving away patches to close friends whenever they’ve asked me what I use for myself and my kids. One friend in particular brought home B12 patches and Iron patches for their Vegan, teenage daughter. The next morning, my friend was amazed at the transformation in her daughter’s mood and energy levels. Better mood, more energy and less anxiety. A very healthy vegan she was, but addressing the nutrients she was lacking gave her a significant boost.
Benefits of choosing a Vitamin Patches
🌟 Sustained Release
Patches take 4-8 hours to fully absorb. Instead of the big bursts and drops of energy I used to feel when I took a B12 in pill form, the sustained release of PatchMD B12 patches keeps my energy levels optimal.
🌟 Better Absorption
If you have gut issues, it’s possible your supplements aren’t getting absorbed properly. This is often common in people with autoimmune issues, food allergies, leaky gut, “IBS,” and autism. These patches were originally designed for Gastric Bypass patients because of the way their gut is altered during surgery. Patches allow the body to absorb nutrients if the gut is not able to do so, getting the nutrients where you need them, transdermally.
🌟 Easier than swallowing a Pill!
Getting kids to swallow a pill or drink a liquid supplement can be a nightmare. We struggled for a long time getting B vitamins, Vitamin D and fish oil into our kids to help improve some specific health issues. Bribes, arguments, mixing the supplements in juice loaded with sugar–we tried it all. PatchMD has resolved this issue. No more battles. No more bribes. No more sugar. I can put the patches on my kids while they are asleep if needed.
ADULTS with trouble swallowing? This is more common than people realize. Some adults just don’t like to swallow pills, while others have physical ailments that prevent them from swallowing properly.
🌟 Ease of Use = Consistent Use = Faster Healing
Because patches are easy to use and easy to absorb, people are often much more consistent in taking their supplements, finally realizing improvements in their health.
🌟 Great for Travel.
Just slip these envelopes it into your bag to keep your immune system and energy levels up during the stress, poor food and lack of sleep traveling usually brings.
🌟 Less Waste
No More Plastic Bottles!
Our Favorite Patches
Kids won’t take their vitamins? There’s a patch for them! No more low quality, sugar loaded gummy vitamins for us. The KIDS Multivitamin patch also includes Omega 3’s. I don’t have to chase my kids around the house with fish oil supplements any more.
Need an immune boost during “flu season,” without all of the sugar in elderberry syrup?
We use the Immune Defense Plus patch that has elderberry in the patch along with vitamin D, C and more. When I was getting over a cold recently, this patch made a noticeable difference in how I felt and my recovery time.
When I need focus and energy without caffeine and stimulants, I use the Focus Plus Patch, which is a blend of B vitamins, Omega 3’s, magnesium and more. Before this patch existed, we were healing a difficult speech delay in one of our kids. We had to purchase a handful of different supplements to get the B vitamins, magnesium, omega 3’s and other supportive nutrients and herbs our healthcare practitioner recommended. Now, all of those supplements have been combined into one patch, at a fraction of the cost we were paying for all of those separate supplements, with fantastic results. Under our doctor’s recommendation, my kids use this patch, cut into 1/4’s, as needed. Whenever my oldest has to memorize something or work through some difficult school work, this patch has been an incredible boost. She asks for it now and can feel the difference in her ability to focus and get her work done.
The Allergy Plus Patch helps with our allergies and histamine response. Even if I just eat too many high histamine foods, this vitamin and herbal blend helps lift my foggy, achy feeling I get when I am over my histamine limit. During allergy season, it is a great support for my immune system.
The Iron Plus Patch has been really useful in correcting low iron levels without the gut irritating effects of iron pills. Ladies, I use this patch for extra support during my cycle. They also offer a PMS Day and a PMS Night Support patch.
Omega 3 Patches have replaced our bad-tasting fish oil supplements. I feel fewer joint aches when I take Omega 3’s.
I also have friends that adore the Sleep Starter Patch, the PMS Patch, the Hangover Prevention patch, and the Vitamin C patch.
Always talk to your doctor and pharmacist before trying any new supplement. Supplements can interfere with other prescription medications you are taking.
Start slow. Only try one new supplement at a time, under your doctor’s supervision. We often cut our patches with scissors on a diagonal, cutting between the dots. This gives us a chance to make the dose lower and work our way up to an optimal dose, taking note of any positive or negative changes.
Patches are not waterproof . Plan accordingly with bath time, water sports and sweating.
Apply them anywhere on the body that does not have any hair.
Know which patches are best to use in the morning or in the evening. B-vitamins may be too stimulating to take in the evening. The Sleep Starter patches should only be taken at night when you are safely in your bed.
PatchMD is always great about offering seasonal sales and coupon codes. If you are interested in trying them, always check back here to see the latest coupon codes being offered.
Here is their current deal:
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**Disclosure: NO information on this site should be used to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any disease or condition. I am not a doctor. This is not to be confused as medical advice. Please always speak to your doctor and pharmacist before making any changes. Supplements can and do interfere with RX medications.
*AffilIate Disclosure: This site uses affiliate links to help defray the costs of maintaining this blog. Any products or services reviewed are the opinion of the author. The author does not do not accept gifts or freebies in return for writing a review.