Texas Transdermals vitamin and supplement patches are made in the USA, all-natural, hypoallergenic and latex free. Our manufacturing plants are subject to governmental inspections and are in accordance with applicable provisions of the Food and Drug Administration in the United States of America.
Each patch is designed to be worn for up to 24 hours and should be worn a minimum of 8. The patch begins absorption after 30 minutes of application. We recommend a new patch be applied to dry skin after showering. The top of the foot offers a relatively hair-free flat area, that when covered by a sock, secures the vitamin patch in place.
The user can mix and match vitamin patches of different types, but no more than three (3) patches should be worn of the same type at a time. Vitamin patches offer a solution for people who dislike swallowing pills.
Why is transdermal technology better than pills and powder?
When a dietary supplement is swallowed, it is digested by stomach acids and then metabolized by the liver to the extent that only a small portion of the original dosage enters the bloodstream. Thus, the liver dramatically reduces the bioavailability of oral supplements. Bioavailability refers to the degree to which a nutrient becomes available to the target tissue after it has been administered.
Transdermal patch technology is superior to orals, because the supplement is delivered directly into the bloodstream – bypassing the liver and maintaining potency. In addition to maximum potency, negating the liver reduces liver workload and stress.
Commercially, for advertising sake, pictures are available of people wearing vitamin patches all over – upper arms, torsos, legs, ect., but in my experience, these are merely product photos for marketing and NOT actual use. The small act of bending your arm can dislodge a patch, so you can imagine the sweating and twisting from training will surely do the same.
Our Recovery Stack and Workout Stack require the user to apply up to four patches at a time. This is accomplished by administering two patches to the top of each foot. Then, a sock secures the patches in place.