You’ve heard of nicotine patches, right? They’ve been around for over thirty years, so chances are you have. The idea behind the nicotine patch is simple, but revolutionary — create a way for smokers to satisfy and eventually overcome nicotine cravings, by allowing the nicotine to pass into the body directly through the skin, eliminating the need for cigarettes and helping smokers reduce their cravings without intense withdrawal symptoms. 

Pretty neat, right? While nicotine patches may be the most widely recognized example of transdermal delivery, they certainly aren’t the only application. Patches to combat motion sickness, treat alzheimers, and even deliver birth control have all arrived on the scene. 

But what about a patch for weight management and overall health?

That’s the general idea behind Le-Vel’s new Thrive DFT.

In this Le-Vel Thrive review, we’re going to be taking a closer look at the patch — how it works, what it’s supposed to be able to do, and (most importantly) whether the results can live up to the hype. So let’s start with what Thrive DFT really is.

What Is Thrive DFT?

Here’s how the Le-Vel website describes the Thrive patch:

THRIVE Premium Lifestyle DFT is a technology driven breakthrough in Health, Wellness, Weight Management, and Nutritional Support. Le-Vel’s DFT (Derma Fusion Technology) delivery system is a category creator—the first of its kind—and now, with fusion 2.0 technology, DFT has reached even greater heights. Our DFT delivery system was designed to infuse the derma (skin) with our unique, premium grade THRIVE Lifestyle Formula, different than the Capsule & Shake formula, and to result in a delivery rate benefiting the individual over an extended period of time. Simply put—DFT helps you achieve premium results for a premium lifestyle. With fusion 2.0 designed to provide greater bioavailability, absorption, and nutritional support your results with DFT 2.0 should only get better.

That’s a lot to digest all at once, but basically, Thrive DFT is a transdermal patch, similar to the aforementioned patches used to combat motion sickness and nicotine addiction. It’s designed to deliver a steady stream of supplement nutrients to the body directly through the skin. 

Does it work? Well, as far as the DFT technology itself is concerned, yes. After all, as we mentioned before, transdermal absorption isn’t exactly a new idea. And thanks to recent and ongoing improvements in the technology, this delivery method is becoming more effective all the time. So when Le-Vel says it has a transdermal patch designed to “infuse the derma (skin) with [the] unique, premium grade THRIVE Lifestyle Formula,” then there’s no reason to doubt that’s exactly what it’s doing. 

But if you’re more interested in the overall effectiveness of the patch in regard to weight management, then we’ll need to take a closer look at its ingredients, as well as the claims associated with the complete Thrive Experience.

Thrive Experience Overview

Ok, one thing to recognize is that the Thrive patch is only one part of a larger eight-week, three-step lifestyle plan. 

In addition to the patch, customers also take capsules and drink special Thrive nutrition shakes. And because there’s more to health (and particularly weight loss) than just what you take into your body, the Thrive Experience also incorporates individually customized eight-week fitness plans. 

But back to the patch, the capsules, and the shakes. More specifically, what exactly are you taking into your body when you jump into the Thrive Experience?

Well, a closer look at the ingredients reveals that these products are essentially made up of vitamins, amino acids, enzymes, and probiotics (all things that the body needs, but that many diets lack), along with the naturally sourced weight loss product Forslean and a healthy amount of coffee bean and green tea extracts.

That’s pretty much it. You’re not going to be finding weird chemicals or barely-legal drugs hidden in Thrive products. What you will find is a who’s who of useful nutrients. And when combined with the aforementioned fitness plan, that lends some credence to the weight loss and wellness claims attached to the Thrive brand.

That said, there’s a big difference between “could work” and “does work.” So, to close out this Le-Vel Thrive review, let’s consider what actual users have to say about the patch.

Le-Vel Thrive Reviews: Just How Effective Is the Patch?

Again, it’s worth reiterating that the Thrive patch isn’t a stand alone solution; it’s designed to function in tandem with the capsules and shakes, and to supplement an improved lifestyle. So, if someone just slaps on the patch but fails to do the other things, then their experience probably won’t be as positive. 

But just in looking at the reviews, it seems like the overall consensus is that yes, the patch seems to work. Reviewers report improved energy and mood, more effective weight management, better digestive health, and more. The reviews and testimonials on the Thrive site are naturally all positive (it would be silly for Le-Vel to share ones that aren’t), but more surprising is that most of the Le-Vel reviews on the Better Business Bureau site are also positive. Sure, there are a few one-star reviews, but those tend to be related to delivery and customer service issues, not the effectiveness of the Thrive plan. 
Is the Thrive patch the real deal? It’s hard to say for certain; everybody (and every body) is different, and what works really well for one person may not be as effective for someone else. But just considering the technology, the ingredients, and the reviews, it looks like there might be something more to the Thrive DFT patch than just good marketing. Of course, the only way to be sure it to try it for yourself. So if better health and improved weight are your goal, then this is one patch-job that might actually be worth your time.