What You Should Know
Nutriworks Patch-it is a product that is manufactured in Korea for the nutritional supplement company Nutriworks. The patches are touted as a “spa in a patch.” The patches combine several different ideas such as: Chinese medicine, crystal therapy, essential oils, natural cleansing acupuncture and reflexology. The Nutriworks website make that claim that Patch-it stimulates acupuncture points in the feet that stimulates other organs or bodily functions while ingredients are absorbed through the soles of the feet to help whatever ailment you are treating. The website claims that the patches will treat a whole host of seemingly unrelated ailments.
The idea behind the patches is the use of far infrared (FIR) effects of materials to generate a specific stimulus in the body. There have been many studies done on the use of FIR in muscle strains and sprains as well as arthritis, peripheral vascular disease and menstrual pains. The company claims that Patch-it is extremely helpful in treating muscle aches and pains that are the result of exercise, long work hours, arthritis and even gout. They go on to claim that the patches even help users to sleep better. They are said to stimulate circulation while detoxing the body.
List of Ingredients
Each patch contains a proprietary blend in addition to Mandarin Wood Vinegar Powder, nano-Tourmaline and Green tea.
Patch-it patches are to be applied to the soles of the feet just before going to bed. The claim is that toxins will leave the body through the soles of the feet and be absorbed into the patches while users sleep. The patch will change colors to show that it has absorbed toxins. Additionally, the patches contain quite a concoction of ingredients that are purported to aid everything from arthritis to sleeplessness. Prospective users are urged to consult with a physician prior to use, especially if they are pregnant, nursing, or on other medications.
- Product is very easy to use.
- The website has many customer reviews and testimonials.
- Individuals are instructed to contact their physician prior to use.
- Some websites have called Patch-it a scam.
- There is a warning that pregnant or lactating women should not use the patches.
The Nutriworks Patch-It is hailed by the companies that sell it as a fix all health product that has no side effects and helps to treat a whole host of medical problems. While there are positive testimonials on the company website, there are also negative reviews on other sites about this type of patch in general. The overall concern is that the claims have not been substantiated by the FDA while the patch is said to treat so many different ailments.