Hoodia Patch Information A remarkable new patch containing the herb, Hoodia Gordonii, used for centuries to control appetite The Hoodia slimming system is a continual appetite suppressant, which works by releasing natural Hoodia Gordonii extract, via a patch, placed on the body. Each Hoodia patch works for a full 24 hours, giving the benefit of working whilst you are asleep. The San Bushmen of the Kalahari, one of the world’s oldest and most primitive tribes, have been eating the Hoodia plant for thousands of years to stave off hunger during long hunting trips. Why transdermal Technology? Transdermal delivery system, adhesive patches are used to deliver a controlled dose of drug through the skin over a period of time. A skin patch uses a special membrane to control the rate at which the liquid drug contained in the reservoir within the patch can pass through the skin and into the blood stream. Doctors around the world are calling transdermal delivery "The delivery system of the future" because it has been discovered that a high absorption rate of many supplements can be achieved when delivered through the skin. The reason for this is when supplements are delivered transdermally; they go directly to the blood stream, initially bypassing the liver, stomach and intestine. The result can be as much as 95% of the supplements get to the cells where they are needed. Most drugs are taken orally and dosage intervals may be inconvenient. Some drugs are partly destroyed or neutralized in the stomach, intestine or liver before reaching the blood stream. Accordingly, a higher dose is needed to ensure efficacy, which in turn may increase the risk of side effects. Minute amounts of the active ingredients are delivered consistently over 24 hours so there are no peaks or troughs. This is particularly useful when you want the ingredients to be working overnight, as this is the primary re-generation time for cells of the body. Frequently Asked Questions on using Patches. Q) Why are patches better than taking Supplements? A) Transdermal delivery is absorption through the skin. Doctors call transdermal delivery “the delivery system of the future”. Products absorbed this way go directly into the bloodstream instead of being filtered through the liver right away. This means that up to 95% of the product can go to work where they are needed instead of being filtered out of your bloodstream as they can be when taking pills. This also keeps the product out of the harsh environment of the stomach which can destroy up to 90% of some substances. B) You may loose the effectiveness of taking a course of supplements if you forget to take them regularly or on time. Just apply the patch and forget about it. What could be easier? Q) How do I use the patches? A) Carefully remove the patch from its pouch, taking care not to tear the patch. Use your fingers rather than scissors to avoid damaging the patch. Pull off the plastic backing to expose the adhesive. Do not touch the sticky surface of the patch. Apply the patch firmly with the sticky side down to a clean, dry, non-hairy area of skin, on the area of the body as specified in the instructions on how to use your patch. Do not apply it to broken or irritated skin or spots. Don't put moisturiser, creams or powder on the skin before applying the patch, as this may stop it from sticking properly. When applying a new patch, remove the old one first and apply the new one to a slightly different area of skin. This avoids irritating the skin. To remove the patch, peel off one corner and pull the patch smoothly away from the skin. Any glue or sticky residue left on the skin can be removed with baby oil. If a patch falls off, replace it with a new one and keep to your patch change days as normal. If you have just had a bath or shower wait for the skin to cool down before applying a new patch. Try to avoid wearing the patch under tight clothing or elasticised waistbands. If you sunbathe while wearing the patch, cover the patch so it is not exposed to direct sunlight. Exercising or applying heat to the patch may increase the amount of medicine absorbed into the body. This can increase the risk of side effects. Never divide or cut a patch. Q) Where do I apply the patch? A) Simply place one patch on a different location on the skin every 24hrs. We suggest that the patch be placed on a smooth, clean and hair-free area, if possible to avoid irritation when removing the patch. Do not place the patch on the face or genitals or immediately above the heart. Q) Are there any side effects? A) The herbs used in our patches have been used for hundreds of years in medicinal applications with no adverse side effects when taken in recommended doses. There are no synthetic additives, colourings, or artificial preservatives in the product and no negative side effects have been reported after use by thousands of women. Q) Can anyone use Patch’s? A) Yes any healthy person can use the Patch’s. Pregnant women or people with any medical condition should not use the patches without supervision of their health care professional first. Q) How long do I leave the patch on for? A) Patch works 24-hrs a day even while you are sleeping. So just apply a new patch every 24 hours. Q) Can I get the patch wet? A) Our patches will not come off while showering, bathing or swimming Q) The adhesive is sticking so well that it is difficult for me to remove the patch from my body. What would you suggest? A) When trying to remove an adhesive from your skin you could try rubbing an oil-based product, such as baby oil, over the adhesive. This should help to remove the residue. Q) Does it hurt or burn? A) No. There is no burning sensation associated with patch use. Removing the patch is no more painful than removing a plaster.