Top tips on how to use the patches

Remove patch from backing paper by gently rubbing its edge (not corner) up with the pad (not nail) of your finger/thumb. If the backing paper is coming off with the patch, try again on a different edge.

Apply patch to an area of clean, lotion free skin, with little or no hair. Applying over lotioned skin can prevent absorption.

Ensure skin is at full stretch if applying to a mobile area. Many prefer the thigh or upper arm.

Patch is NOT waterproof.

Remove after around 8 hours, mild irritation can be caused to sensitive skin if worn longer.

Can be worn day or night (B12 Plus and Endurance Max shouldn’t be worn at night as too energising).

Please note the Sun Away patches are not a replacement for sun screen.

Numerous patches can be worn at one time. It may help to vary their placement position.

Sensitive to supplements? Cut patch into ½ or ⅓ and build up to a whole. Additional micropore tape will help keep cut down patches in place.

Heat and applying to previously lotioned skin can increase the stickiness of the patches.

Do vitamin patches work?

Wearing your vitamins, sounds crazy right?

One of our happy customers thought the same thing, here’s what he had to say:

‘I spent ages trying new vitamins, but nothing was bringing my vitamin D and B12 levels up. Then one day I saw your products, didn’t think they would work, just another gimmick. Well wasn’t I proved wrong! First time in years my bloods came back with with perfect B12 & D levels (docs were shocked too). So thanks for all of this!!’ Dan M.

Why do the patches weigh a lot less than the listed ingredients?

Nanotechnology is used to deliver a therapeutic dose at a fraction of the weight. You can read more on nanotech here.

Where do you ship to?

Anywhere in the UK and EU.

What is your shipping policy?

UK orders are sent via Royal Mail 48 (2 days) for free. 1st Class, Next Day/Signed For shipping options are also available at checkout.

European orders are sent via Royal Mail International Tracked (3-5 days).

Orders received before 2.00pm Monday – Friday will be sent the same day.

Orders received after 2.00pm will be sent the following working day.

Orders received on; Saturday, Sunday & public holidays, will be sent the next working day.

Under exceptional circumstances orders may be carried over and sent the following working day.

 What is your returns policy?

If a return is required for any of our products, please note that full refunds (less any shipping fees) will only be processed if:

  • The item is in its original condition with seals and packaging intact.

  • The item is faulty.

  • We receive email notification of your return within 14 working days of delivery.

  • We receive the products within 14 working days of your email notification.

Email – hello@patchworksuk.com with your order number and detail the products you would like to return.

Return address – PatchWorks Returns, Huboo Ref 2675, Unit 1 Vertex Park South, Emersons Green, Bristol, BS16 7LB

Customers are responsible for return postage costs. Please obtain proof of postage and send to us to expedite your return.

Refunds will only be processed via the purchase method.

 Why do the patches weigh less than the listed ingredients?

Nanotechnology is used to deliver a therapeutic dose at a fraction of the weight. You can read more on nanotech here.

Where is the best place to put vitamin patches?

Where ever is most comfortable for you, with little to no hair and where they won’t rub off. Shoulder, upper arm, inner lower arm, thighs, stomach… Always use on clean, lotion free skin. It is recommended to vary placement position regularly.

How long should I wear the patches for?

It is advised to wear the patches for approximately 8 hours. Those with sensitive skin may experience mild irritation if worn for longer.

When is the best time of day to wear vitamin patches?

You can wear vitamin patches at any time of the day, whenever suits you. Put them on in the morning when you’re getting ready, or at night when you go to bed. They should be worn for approximately 8 hours. Please note that the B12 and Endurance Max patches should not be worn at night as they’re too stimulating.

Can I wear more than 1 patch at a time?

Multiple patches can be worn at the same time. Many wear 3-5 different patches a day.

How long do the patches last, what is their shelf life?

The patches have a shelf life of around 2 years. You can find the expiration date on the inner plastic packaging.

How should I store the patches?

The patches are best stored away from; heat, sunlight and moisture.

I can’t get the patches off the paper.

Remove patch from backing paper by gently rubbing its edge (not corner) up with the pad (not nail) of your finger/thumb. If the backing paper is coming off with the patch, try again on a different edge.

Why aren’t the patches sticking to my skin?

Patches not sticking to the skin is most likely caused by the backing paper coming off with them. The underside should be glossy, not mat.

Remove patch from backing paper by gently rubbing its edge (not corner) up with the pad (not nail) of your finger/thumb. If the backing paper is coming off with the patch, try again on a different edge.

The patches have left some adhesive on my skin, how do I get it off?

Sometimes adhesive can be left behind. In the unlikely event that soap doesn’t remove it, please try baby oil, or rubbing alcohol.

What are vitamin patches?

Vitamin patches are an alternative to oral vitamins and supplements. Instead of swallowing a pill, you stick a small patch on your skin. The vitamins are delivered into your blood stream via the skin. They are used daily and should be worn for a minimum of 8 hours.

Are vitamin patches better than pills?

Vitamin patches are easier to use and also easier to remember than pills. Simply stick them to your skin when you’re getting ready in the morning, or at night before bed.

They use the skin to deliver the nutrients into the bloodstream, whereas pills deliver nutrients via the gut and liver. This means less nutrients reach the bloodstream as they’re broken down in the gut and liver. This is known as the  first pass effect, read more about it here.

Patches also deliver nutrients slowly, instead of in one large dose. It is easier for our bodies to utilise vitamins if they’re delivered slowly. This is very important for water soluble vitamins such as Vitamin B complex and Vitamin C, as larger doses are easily excreted in urine.

Are vitamin patches effective, how good are they?

They are! Please see the reviews of our happy customers, some of whom have had blood testing to prove effectiveness.

Our vitamin patches have been formulated by Doctors and many others endorse them. We have a number of Doctors here in the UK who now recommend them to their patients as they’ve seen such good results in their blood work.

Topical delivery is tried and tested, think of; HRT patches, steroid creams, nicotine patches and there are numerous other pharmaceuticals that are delivered topically rather than orally.

Our customers keep on coming back for more as they can see and feel the difference. This is often confirmed via blood testing.

Are vitamin patches suitable and effective for bariatric patients?

They are! Please see the reviews of our happy customers, some of whom have had blood testing to prove effectiveness.

PatchMD patches are suitable and effective for bariatric and gastric sleeve patients. They bypass the need for absorption via the gut by delivering nutrients via the skin instead.

Our vitamin patches have been formulated by Doctors and many others endorse them. We have a number of Doctors here in the UK who now recommend them to their patients as they’ve seen such good results in their blood work.

Topical delivery is tried and tested, think of; HRT patches, steroid creams, nicotine patches and there are numerous other pharmaceuticals that are delivered topically rather than orally.

Our customers keep on coming back for more as they can see and feel the difference. This is often confirmed via blood testing.

Are there vitamin patches for weight loss?

Yes, our PatchMD Garcinia Cambogia patches are designed for weight loss.

What vitamin patches for energy do you have?

We have a number of patches for energy, please see our energy category which includes; PatchMD B12 Energy Plus, PatchMD NAD Total Recovery, PatchMD Endurance Max Plus, PatchMD CoQ10 Plus Topical Patch.

What vitamin patches with iron do you have?

PatchMD Iron Plus patches are formulated with Iron Bisglycinate, a non-constipating, well-absorbed form of iron.

What vitamin patches for autism do you have?

PatchMD Focus Plus patches have been found by some of our customers to help with autism.

What vitamin patches for ADHD and ADD do you have?

PatchMD Focus Plus patches have been found by some of our customers to help with ADHD and ADD.

What vitamin patches for drinking do you have?

PatchMD Hangover Plus patches are ideal for helping with the negative aftereffects of drinking.

Are vitamin patches safe?

Vitamin patches are very safe, they’re the same as taking an oral supplement. If you have concerns however about a particular condition, you should always consult with your doctor.

Our patches are made using 3M medical grade, hypoallergenic tape, so they’re safe to use on even the most sensitive of skins.

Are vitamin patches safe to use when pregnant or breastfeeding?

Using a vitamin patch when pregnant or breastfeeding is very safe. A patch is just the same as taking an oral supplement. If you have concerns however about a particular condition, you should always consult with your doctor.

Are vitamin patches safe for children to use?

PatchMD recommend children can start using patches from the age of 12. The Kids Multi Vitamin can be used from age 6. However, you should always be guided by your doctor or practitioner. Younger children can benefit from the patches (they can be cut down in size to deliver a lower dose) but only under professional supervision.

What are vitamin B12 patches and are they effective?

They are! Please see the reviews of our happy customers, some of whom have had blood testing to prove effectiveness.

B12 patches are one of the best ways to boost your levels of B12. As B12 is water soluble, larger doses are easily excreted via the urine, meaning much of the dose is wasted. The slow release delivery of patch technology means your body can easily utilise the B12, resulting in little to no waste.

We have customers who have successfully switched from injecting B12 to using patches instead.

What type of B12 is used in the patches?

PatchMD uses the Methylcobalamin form of B12.

Are Vitamin D patches effective?

They are! Please see the reviews of our happy customers, some of whom have had blood testing to prove effectiveness.

Our vitamin patches have been formulated by Doctors and many others endorse them. We have a number of Doctors here in the UK who now recommend them to their patients as they’ve seen such good results in their blood work.

Topical delivery is tried and tested, think of; HRT patches, steroid creams, nicotine patches and there are numerous other pharmaceuticals that are delivered topically rather than orally.

Our customers keep on coming back for more as they can see and feel the difference. This is often confirmed via blood testing.

Please see here for PubMed study on this topic.

What is the source of your Omega-3?

PatchMD source their Omega-3 from Pacific and North Atlantic krill.

Are vitamin patches vegan?

All our patches are vegan except for the Omega-3 and Kids Multi Vitamin patches as they contain Omega-3 from krill. The Keep Klear patches contain collagen and therefore aren’t vegan. None of the PatchMD products are tested on animals.

Are vitamin patches tested on animals, are they cruelty free?

None of the PatchMD products are tested on animals.

Do the patches contain GMO ingredients?

PatchMD use the highest quality ingredients, none of which are GMO.

Are vitamin patches suitable for those with allergies and intolerances?

PatchMD patches are hypoallergenic, they use 3M medical grade tape. The patches are free from; GMO, latex, lactose, gluten and sugar.

Are vitamin patches natural?

PatchMD vitamin patches are all natural. They use a hypoallergenic adhesive and are free from; GMO, latex, lactose, gluten and sugar.