Wondering about the ‘Thrive Patch?’ You’re not alone. Thrive’s groundbreaking new approach to wellness and weight management has certainly earned a lot of attention. But did you know it’s not actually a ‘patch’ at all? It’s also not some magic-bullet scam that promises results without any work. In this Le-Vel Thrive review, we’ll dive into the ins and outs of using the Thrive DFT, what the process consists of, how it can help you improve your lifestyle, and why you shouldn’t call it a ‘Thrive patch.’
Don’t let the get-fit-quick gimmicks and fad diets fool you; improving your health takes time and effort. There is no single magic pill or hitherto-unknown bio-hack that can take a person from out of shape and turn them into a walking magazine cover overnight — and those who tell you differently are probably trying to scam you.
This is a truth I had to learn the hard way. For most of my life I’ve been looking for a way to regain control of my health by any means necessary… provided those means didn’t involve too much exercise or big changes to my diet.
So, when I saw a friend of mine post on Instagram about something she called the “Thrive patch,” I was willing to take a closer look — even though I didn’t have all that much hope.
I had heard of Le-Vel; I knew it was a pretty big deal among health and wellness enthusiasts. I had, of course, also heard of the “Thrive patch.” I had even Googled Thrive patch a few times just to get a basic feel for what it was about. But it wasn’t until I started to do some in-depth research that I began to appreciate it for what it really was.
On the surface, it looked like something I could just slap on my skin and go on with my life, hoping for (but not really expecting any) positive changes. Instead, I found an innovative new technology that exists as part of a wider three-step program — one supported by a dedicated community and intrinsically connected to positive lifestyle changes and personal fitness goals.
In other words, I found a solution that I would have to work for, but I also found a process that I felt I could keep up with. And that’s what Thrive DFT (not ‘Thrive Patch’) is: an opportunity to make the necessary changes to establish the framework for enhanced weight management and a reinvigorated approach to fitness.
DFT Defined: Understanding Thrive’s Unique Wearable Nutrition
OK. At this point you may be a little confused; I started off talking about the “Thrive patch” and now I’m suddenly using the term Thrive DFT. So what’s the deal? Well, what a lot of people call the Thrive patch is actually not a Thrive patch at all.
In medical terms, the word patch is generally short for ‘transdermal patch,’ like those that started cropping up in the last part of the 20th century to help combat nicotine craving, fight seasickness, etc. Patches like these have been around for a long time (the first one hit the market in 1979).
Patches are old; Thrive DFT is something new.
DFT is an acronym that means Derma Fusion Technology and is a proprietary approach to appetite and weight management. Simply put, this advanced form of wearable nutrition is different enough from traditional patches that the technology it’s built around has been officially patented by Le-Vel.
How does it work? I’m not an engineer, but according to the Le-Vel site, the Thrive DFT is “Designed to infuse the derma (skin) with Le-Vel’s unique THRIVE Lifestyle formula — different from the Lifestyle Capsules & Lifestyle Mix, THRIVE DFT is a nutrition wearable and results in a delivery rate benefiting you over an extended period of time.”
You see, the primary purpose of Thrive DFT — and the purpose of the rest of the three-step Thrive Experience program — is to help optimize wellness at its source: your nutritional intake.
Why is nutrition so important? Research suggests that about a third of the US population is at risk for at least one vitamin deficiency or anemia, 61% of adults don’t get enough magnesium, and a whopping 95% have an inadequate vitamin D intake. These and other eye-opening statistics highlight a very real need for improved nutrition. Unfortunately, the modern American diet isn’t well suited for filling these needs, instead leaving massive nutrition gaps that too often result in people who are overfed but woefully undernourished.
Thrive DFT is designed to fill those gaps, offering optimal nutrition along with other beneficial natural plant extracts. The result is a form of wearable nutrition that is so much more than a Thrive patch; it’s a major step along the path toward a healthy lifestyle.
The Components of the Thrive Experience
To truly appreciate the transformative power of Thrive DFT, it’s essential to understand how it fits into the greater Thrive Experience. The Thrive Experience is a comprehensive three-step system designed to approach the idea of improved wellness from multiple angles: optimizing nutrition, offering immune system support, helping improve focus, and providing clean energy and stamina to help you get the most out of your workouts.
The three main phases of the Thrive Experience are:
Step 1: Starting with Thrive Capsules
The journey begins with Thrive capsules, meticulously formulated to kickstart your day with essential nutrients. Taken first thing in the morning with a glass of water, these capsules lay the foundation for a day filled with vitality.
Step 2: The Importance of the Premium Lifestyle Shake
Around 20-40 minutes later, it’s time to fuel your body with a Thrive gluten-free, protein shake. This shake complements your capsules, providing your body with the nutrients it needs to thrive.
Step 3: Applying DFT for Round-the-Clock Support
Finally, the Thrive DFT is an adhesive foam plaster, worn on your skin for 24 hours to provide continuous nutritional support.
Each of these products supplies you with a unique Thrive formula, addressing potential nutritional deficiencies through vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, amino acids, probiotics, and beneficial plant extracts. Instead of synthetic additives or potentially harmful chemicals cooked up in a lab, the Thrive Experience uses only real ingredients from natural sources. These include:
- Garcinia Cambogia contains hydroxycitric acid (HCA) which is believed to help reduce appetite, inhibit fat production, and increase fat burning.
- lactis and other digestive enzymes play a vital role in nurturing a healthy gut and maintaining a balanced gut microbiome — essential for efficient digestion and the absorption of nutrients.
- Ginger Root is a natural source of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds, making it a valuable ally in combating oxidative stress and inflammation throughout the body. Additionally, ginger has been associated with supporting weight management by helping regulate metabolism and reduce appetite.
- Glucosamine is a vital nutritional resource that your body utilizes to construct and repair tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and the synovial fluid surrounding joints. This is a widely used ingredient in joint health supplements and is known for supporting joint mobility and flexibility.
- CoQ10 (coenzyme Q10) is a natural antioxidant that has been shown to positively impact heart function, reducing cholesterol levels and boosting energy production.
- ForsLean® is also known as Coleus forskohlii root extract and has been clinically linked to the growth of lean muscle mass and the reduction of body fat.
- Cosmoperine® is derived from black pepper and excels at increasing the bioavailability of various nutrients. By enhancing the absorption and utilization of these compounds, this extract improves the overall effectiveness of the Le-Vel Thrive Experience.
The Lifestyle Behind the Technology
As you probably gathered from my earlier statements, the Thrive DFT is not a get-fit-quick scheme. It’s not even really a stand-alone solution. Yes, on its own the DFT offers improved nutrition, but for the best possible results it needs to be used in conjunction with the other two steps in the Thrive Experience, and then further supported with regular exercise, a balanced diet, optimal water intake, and other positive lifestyle changes.
This is all fully in line with the Le-Vel Thrive philosophy. The Thrive philosophy is grounded in the understanding that true wellness encompasses more than just nutritional supplements. It extends to a commitment to overall health. And just as there’s no such thing as a ‘Thrive patch,’ there’s also no such thing as an effective wellness solution if it only targets one facet of the body’s needs.
To reiterate, Thrive DFT is not a magic pill that promises instant results without effort. Instead, it’s a tool to help you bridge the nutritional gaps that often plague modern diets. But even more than that, it’s a companion on your journey to a happier you, supporting your efforts to make positive choices every day.
DFT and Me
I started this article by talking about how I first crossed paths with Thrive, so let me end by telling you how it all turned out. Patch or not, Thrive DFT was interesting enough that I made up my mind to give it a try. I think I was most attracted to the honesty of it all; Le-Vel made it clear on their site and in their marketing materials that what they were offering was built on real science and a clear understanding of nutrition and physiology. It didn’t make any promises that its products couldn’t keep.
So I went for it. And now, two years later, I’m still sporting my daily DFT adhesive and taking my morning capsule and shakes. And guess what? I’m as healthy, fit, and happy as I’ve ever been. Yes, a lot of that is on me — I was willing to do my part even when it meant making time to visit the gym or deciding to forgo that piece of birthday cake left over in the office break room. But I have to give credit where credit is due, and the Thrive DFT (along with the rest of the Thrive Experience) established the right nutritional foundation on which I could finally build a healthy lifestyle.
If you’re ready to dump the diet fads and try something with staying power, consider the Thrive Experience. In less than half an hour every day, you can give your body a boost to its nutritional intake and set yourself up for even better gains down the line. After all, we live in the real world and when it comes to self-improvement, there are no perfect shortcuts. Thrive DFT is a breakthrough that is worth checking out, but just remember that you’ll need to be willing to commit to doing your part if you want to see premium results. Oh, and also remember not to call it a Thrive patch.