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What chemicals does the Thrive patch contain?

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The Thrive patch contains several active chemical ingredients, including ForsLean, garcinia cambogia and CoQ10, according to Justin Woitena, a product promoter. These ingredients, when used through the patch, are claimed to help with problems such as weight management, mental clarity and appetite control.

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ForsLean, a trademark name for forskolin, is a chemical used to treat heart and respiratory disorders, according to WebMD. Some research suggests that forskolin is also beneficial for erectile dysfunction, allergies and obesity. The chemical works by producing a more powerful heartbeat and by widening the blood vessels. Forskolin can cause flushing and low blood pressure when given by IV, which can possibly occur when taking it through a patch.

Garcinia cambogia is a tropical fruit that contains the active chemical hydroxycitric acid, which seems to aid weight loss in some studies, as WebMD explains. The acid blocks citrate lyase, which the body uses to make fat. It also raises the body's seratonin levels, which suppresses appetite. However, more studies are necessary to establish that hydroxycitric acid helps people lose weight and keep it off.

CoQ10 is a coenzyme used to treat congestive heart failure, gum disease and Type 2 diabetes, according to Drugs.com. The coenzyme is not approved by the FDA and may cause side effects such as diarrhea, loss of appetite, nausea and stomach upset. Severe allergic reactions that can occur while taking CoQ10 include hives and difficulty breathing, which patients should immediately report to a doctor.

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