DFT from Le-Vel Thrive: Patch up Your Approach to Fitness

Written By Alla Levin
June 11, 2023

The Thrive DFT is often incorrectly called a “Thrive patch,” but the truth is that Derma Fusion Technology goes way beyond traditional transdermal patches. Thrive DFT is nothing less than a weight management and fitness breakthrough, provided you use it correctly.

After the birth of my son, my life underwent a fairly significant shift. I’m not talking about 3:00 AM feedings or diaper blowouts in the middle of grocery stores (although things like that were undoubtedly fun new experiences); I’m referring to my physical health. More specifically, my weight and my fitness.

I’ve always been active, and while you won’t see any marathon stickers on my car windows, exercising regularly and keeping a trim waist has never really been a problem for me.

But something happened to my body while I was pregnant, and once my baby bump turned into a bundle of joy and a postpartum paunch, I knew that I had to do something. But I didn’t have the drive to exercise. I didn’t have the energy. And I didn’t feel like I could push myself enough. So, I turned to Thrive DFT.

In this article, I’m going to talk about Thrive DFT, dispel any misconceptions about it being a “Thrive patch,” perform a breakdown of the ingredients, and provide some personal insight to help you maximize benefits as you embark on your journey towards a healthier, fitter, and more vibrant you.

Thrive Experience and Thrive DFT: The BasicsPatch up Your Approach to Fitness

I keep talking about Thrive DFT and describing how it isn’t a “Thrive patch,” so let’s take a minute to look at what it is.

Thrive DFT stands for Derma Fusion Technology and is part of the Le-Vel Thrive Three-Step Experience. The Thrive Experience is a daily regime of nutritional supplementation comprising capsules, shakes, and DFT. The simple daily process looks like this:

  • Good morning! Take two Thrive Premium lifestyle Capsules (I take Thrive W capsules, but Thrive M capsules are also available for men) before your feet hit the floor. Drink the capsules down with a full glass of water.
  • Wait about 20 minutes (I used that time to shower and get cleaned up), and then it’s time to shake things up with the Thrive Premium Lifestyle Mix. This ultra-micronized shake mix tastes great, is filling enough to become my de facto breakfast, and provides a range of bioavailable nutrients and energy to help jumpstart the day — I don’t even need my morning coffee anymore.
  • Last but certainly not least is the Thrive DFT. This foam adhesive goes directly on your skin, and as the Thrive website explains, “… results in a delivery rate benefiting the individual over an extended period.” Just remember to use it as directed; the DFT is designed to be worn on clean, dry, lean patches of skin, should be replaced every 24 hours, and shouldn’t be worn on the same area of skin for multiple consecutive days (we want to infuse that skin, not irritate it).

Capsules, shake, and DFT — 1,2,3, and the whole process can be completed in less than ½ hour from when your head leaves the pillow.

When used together and in conjunction with personalized fitness goals, these Thrive products provide the body with essential nutrients, energy, and beneficial plant extracts, all naturally sourced and designed to fill the nutrition gaps in your diet. In other words, the Thrive Experience gives your body what it needs to look and feel its best and to put that nutrition to work through the proper levels of physical activity.

Thrive DFT is a significant part of this program. But if it’s a foam plaster that sticks to the skin, why do I keep saying it isn’t a “Thrive patch?”

Thrive DFT ≠ “Thrive Patch”

Call it a personal pet peeve of mine, but I like it when things are called what they are. The Thrive DFT may be similar to traditional medical transdermal patches (like the ones used to treat seasickness or help smokers break the habit). Still, it’s a new, proprietary, patented technology, separate and distinct from the patches that have come before.

So, if you happen to see a friend on social media gushing about how the “Thrive patch” transformed their life, you’ll know what they’re talking about.

What Are the Ingredients in Thrive DFT?Patch up Your Approach to Fitness

So Thrive DFT goes on the skin and provides ongoing nutritional supplementation. It sounds like a pretty innovative way to optimize nutrition. But what kinds of nutrition are we talking about? Let’s take a look.

Thrive DFT incorporates a powerful blend of natural ingredients carefully selected to support health and wellness goals. Here are the key ingredients (and their notable benefits) found in Thrive DFT:

  • ForsLean®
    Naturally derived from the Coleus forskohlii plant, ForsLean® is known for its potential to promote lean muscle mass, enhance metabolism, and support weight management.
  • Green Coffee Bean Extract
    This extract is rich in chlorogenic acid, which has been linked to increased fat-burning, improved blood sugar control, and reduced body mass index (BMI). It also provides a burst of natural caffeine to help drive workouts.
  • Garcinia Cambogia
    Extracted from the rind of the Garcinia Cambogia fruit, this ingredient contains hydroxy citric acid (HCA), which may aid in appetite suppression, curb emotional eating, and promote weight loss.
  • CoQ10 (Ubiquinone)
    CoQ10 is a vital antioxidant that supports cellular energy production, cardiovascular health, and overall vitality. It can also help counteract the natural decline of antioxidant levels with age.
  • White Willow Bark Extract
    With natural anti-inflammatory properties, white willow bark extract may help alleviate discomfort and support joint health, allowing for better mobility during physical activities.
  • Cosmoperine®
    This patented ingredient derived from black pepper enhances the absorption of other nutrients, maximizing their effectiveness within the body.
  • Limonene
    Derived from citrus fruits, limonene offers potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Research suggests that it supports digestive health, immune function, and overall well-being.
  • Aloe Vera
    Known for its soothing and healing properties, aloe vera is rich in vitamins, minerals, and enzymes. It may aid in digestion, promote healthy skin, and support immune function.
  • L-Arginine
    L-Arginine is an amino acid that plays a crucial role in protein synthesis and supports healthy blood flow. It likely also contributes to improved exercise performance, cardiovascular health, and muscle recovery.

All natural. Nothing synthetic. Nothing I feel worried about putting into my body. Just be aware that Thrive DFT (and the rest of the Thrive Experience) is designed for those 18 years and older.

And if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, you should talk to your doctor before committing to anything — which is always good advice when keeping your particular little person safe.

How Thrive DFT Can Help You Achieve Your Goals

All right, we’ve done our due diligence, and now it’s time to talk about fitness, weight loss, and Thrive DFT. All that nutrition listed above comes into play once you move past the first 30 minutes of the day and start getting active. Here’s how Thrive DFT contributes to your health, fitness, and weight-loss journey:

  • Immune System Support
    Have you ever tried jogging when you’re fighting a cold? It sucks. Thrive DFT contains ingredients like CoQ10 and Aloe Vera that provide antioxidant and immune support properties. By supporting your immune system, Thrive DFT helps keep you healthy and better equipped to exercise regularly.
  • Sustained Nutrient Release
    Your body is a machine that needs the right fuel to get the job done. Thrive DFT delivers a steady release of vitamins, minerals, and other beneficial nutrients over some time. This ensures that your body receives nourishment beyond just meal times, supporting optimal health and energy levels throughout your fitness routine.
  • Joint Discomfort Support
    Regarding exercise, there isno pain, no gain… but joint pain is another matter. Including ingredients like White Willow Bark Extract in Thrive DFT helps alleviate joint discomfort, enabling you to move more freely and engage in physical activities with greater ease and comfort.
  • Improved Sleep Quality
    From my own experience, I can tell you that Thrive DFT is my secret weapon for restful and rejuvenating sleep. Quality sleep is crucial for muscle recovery, hormone regulation, and overall well-being. By promoting better sleep, Thrive DFT helps optimize the body’s recovery process, allowing you to wake up refreshed and ready to get active.
  • Weight and Appetite Management
    Thrive DFT ingredients Garcinia Cambogia, ForsLean®, and Green Coffee Bean Extract have been associated with appetite control and weight management. By supporting healthy metabolism and curbing cravings, Thrive DFT can assist in maintaining a balanced approach to nutrition and weight goals.
  • Increased Energy for Workouts
    One of the key benefits of Thrive DFT is its potential to boost energy levels. With enhanced energy, you’ll have the motivation and vitality to approach your workouts enthusiastically and intensely, maximizing their effectiveness in achieving your fitness objectives.

Sounds Great, but Are There Any Side Effects?Patch up Your Approach to Fitness

Thrive DFT is widely regarded as safe to use and side-effect free. But again, your experience with the DFT will likely depend on how well you follow the directions. If you’re keeping the DFT on the same area of skin for days at a time, fail to wash or dry your skin properly before application, or if you’re placing the DFT on broken or irritated skin, you may come away from it with some discomfort.

At the same time, although the natural supplements found in Thrive DFT are carefully selected and formulated to promote overall health and well-being without any unwanted secondary effects, it’s worth recognizing that everyone has different body chemistry and may react slightly differently to individual ingredients. If you have sensitivities or allergies to worry about, double-check the ingredient lists and confer with your doctor.

If you have any pre-existing medical conditions or are taking medications, seek guidance from a healthcare professional to ensure Thrive DFT is suitable for your circumstances.

Thrive DFT is an innovative delivery mechanism for natural and essential nutrients when you get down to it. If that sounds like something you’d like to try and there aren’t any preexisting conditions to worry about, go for it!


So, what’s the conclusion to my story? Do you have to ask? I checked with my doctor, started wearing the DFT daily, kept up with the other steps of the Thrive Experience, and laid down some fitness goals. And then I got to it. I was amazed at how much more energy I had — for exercising and my entire day. I was focused. I was alert. I was in a good mood. And I had enough in my tank that I didn’t feel like snacking all the time.

Within four months, I had lost almost all of the new-mama inches and was nearly back to my pre-pregnancy weight. I’d say that’s a victory. But even more than that, I came out of those months feeling like I had a real handle on my health and fitness. Today, my little boy is toddling with me around the track, and I’m sporting my Thrive DFT more prominently than ever.

I can’t tell you whether Thrive DFT is the solution for you, but I can tell you it was the solution for me. And if you’re interested in finding out more for yourself, the answer is just a foam adhesive away — just don’t call it a “Thrive patch.”

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