A British website is selling caffeinated pantyhose. Are they kidding? When we posted about caffeine inhalers on April Fool’s Day, it was obviously a joke. This is less … transparent:
The way the tights work is that body heat releases caffeine microcapsules into the leg, thus promoting the metabolism to kick in and start fat burning. According to the makers, results should be apparent in about 1-4 weeks, but they do say they may not work for everyone. Even so, I think most women will be keen to give the “Slim Fit 20” caffeine tights a go. Costs are around £27 …
As others have pointed out: if caffeine does cause weight loss, it’s not through local effects on the skin but rather as a brain stimulant of muscle activity — nervous energy (fidgeting all day may be as effective as hitting the gym). There’s certainly no literature to suggest caffeine applied to the thighs causes targeted weight loss there, or even increased muscular activity at that site.
This is no lie, nylon fans. No matter what the testimonials say, these manufacturers don’t have a leg to stand on.
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Via Coolest-Gadgets and Gizmodo