Raise your hand if you’ve heard the hype around LUMINAS Pain Patches?
These new supplement patches for pain relief are certainly head-scratchers.
People want to know what they are and how they work, but LUMINAS’ description is confusing to say the least.
Quantum physics? Energy codes? No ingredients?? Say what?
If you’re going a little cross-eyed from that description, don’t worry— you’re not alone. That’s why we put in the research to find out just what these pain relief patches are and how they supposedly work.
We’ll talk about how they work, what people think, and where you can buy them to give them a try.
Luminas contents that they rely on a breakthrough process rooted in quantum physics. This methodology allows them to charge each patch with the power of over two-hundred natural remedies in one.
They claim a revolutionary multi-pronged approach to reducing known causes of pain and inflammation. This proprietary delivery mechanism is purported to “capture” the electric field signatures from hundreds of natural remedies.
Once harnessed, these signatures are modulated onto a resonate carrier wave. The carrier wave is, in theory, supposed to transfer these unique signatures from the natural remedies onto the Luminas patches.
When properly applied to the skin, the patch naturally activates and releases the energy stored from the hundreds of natural remedy electric signatures within, with a goal of helping to initiate and support the body’s own natural healing mechanisms and processes.
Both Luminas and users have reported fast, long-lasting results that alleviate pain and bring down inflammation, all without the need for harsh chemical OTC or prescription medication and nasty side effects.
We’ll be honest-- we’re not exactly quantum physicists. The LUMINAS team certainly makes their patches sound impressive. But what are they actually saying in all of that talk of charging and captured electrons?
With the help of Tait Radio Academy, we can unpack some of the science behind the patches.
The patch uses a process known as modulation. Plain sine waves contain no useful information, but information can be imprinted on them:
“This process of imposing an input signal onto a carrier wave is called modulation. In other words, modulation … is like hiding a code inside the carrier wave.”
Carrier waves are mostly used in telecommunications. In fact, if you go by most sources like the Federation of American Scientists or The Ohio State University Department of Physics, you won’t find any mention of carrying physical properties of substances along waves like LUMINAS claims.
Simply put, the science doesn’t seem solid with these patches. Theoretically, the patches could interact with the natural electricity in the human body to transmit these electrical codes, but several questions remain.
Transmitting electrons is not the same as transmitting an entire molecule; molecules are the smallest substance that can noticeably affect the human body. Despite our hesitancy with the claims, LUMINAS swears by their proprietary science.
While LUMINAS doesn’t technically have any chemicals or active ingredients, the electrical codes are pulled from hundreds of ingredients generally used for pain and inflammation management.
(Follow the links to learn more about each item and how they relate to studies involving pain management for various conditions.)
These popular ingredients are a proprietary blend, but we did discover that the blend includes codes from the following:
Despite the list, the creators also explain that their patches are not transdermal, meaning nothing on the patch can be absorbed into your skin.
LUMINAS patches claim to provide nigh-immediate relief for pain and inflammation. They are touted as chemical-free, side-effect-free, pharmaceutical-free treatment patches. The relief is said to last for 24-hours.
To their credit, LUMINAS did conduct clinical trials using digital infrared thermography; they claim to have conducted hundreds of tests.
The trouble is that the only results available to consumers are slideshows showing the difference in readings and a simplified explanation of what you are seeing:
“When high degrees of pain and inflammation are present in the body, there is an increase in blood supply and skin temperature as indicated by the white and red ‘hot spots’ seen in the images.
Once the LUMINAS Patches are applied to the areas with pain, a rapid and steady reduction in temperature and inflammation is observed.
Notice how the white and red hot spots become smaller and shift to yellow, green and blue within minutes after LUMINAS patches are applied….indicating the reduction in pain and inflammation.”
The patches do have a few celebrity endorsements from the sports world and various clients, and they are registered with the FDA as a Class I Medical Device.
This means they belong in the lowest level of risk and have the lowest level of regulations to meet. What they don’t want you to see is the text at the very bottom of their website:
“Representations regarding the efficacy and safety of Luminas have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
The FDA only evaluates foods and drugs, not supplements like these products. These products are not intended to diagnose, prevent, treat, or cure any disease.”
Additionally, thermography and client testimonials are highly unreliable evidence.
LUMINAS patches tend to have a 3.6/5 star rating, with results being largely individualized. Negative customer reviews ranged from disappointment as a result of little to no effect, to complaints about the high price tag and cost of Luminas.
On the flip side, positive reviews were absolutely raving about the benefits and the immediacy of relief. This indicates that results, as with any remedy or treatment, vary person to person.
Even LUMINAS themselves is very upfront that “individual results may vary”. However, they do back their product with a 30-day money-back guarantee.
LUMINAS states that their patches are side-effect-free— except for the adhesives used. These, they say, can cause issues for sensitive skin. However, some customer complaints cite more than just ‘issues,’ going so far as to discuss rashes and swelling.
Claims of difficulty removing, constant snagging on items and clothing, and pain when removing.
As far as natural pain patches go, this one certainly has our interest.
However, when it sounds too good to be true, sometimes it is. So it’s always good to use caution.
LUMINAS makes some incredible claims, but they don’t have the research to back it up. No proof currently exists that carrier waves can deliver ‘electrical codes’ from ingredients to your body’s natural energy.
However, they do provide some evidence and sources to back up their claims, although the results from their infrared studies could certainly be considered biased. ON the other side, customer reviews seem to show some promise.
A few of their ingredients are also suspect. Glucosamine and Chondroitin, for example, are starting to come under criticism as placebos rather than affecting symptoms like arthritis pain.
Other ingredients need more research to verify their effect in humans— and that’s as an oral or dermal supplement, not an electrical signal.
And yet, many customers claim that these patches have changed their life or athletic career. Is it a placebo effect? Who can say? In the end, it’s up to you to decide if you are comfortable attempting to use this patch.
A chance exists that some reviews are deceptive. If you haven’t heard of FakeSpot, you might want to give them a look: they rate that only 29.5% of the reviews were reliable as of 2018.
If you decide to try the LUMINAS patch, remember to discuss it with your doctor. They need to know what supplements you use so they can better tailor your other treatments and medications. They may also have information that we aren’t privy to about the patches.
The best place to buy LUMINAS patches is from is the official website for the product.
Should you take the chance to order the patches, you’ll need to know where to find them. Our research revealed that many individuals search for “Luminas patches Walmart” or Amazon. While you can find the patches on places like Amazon, you may miss out on the 30-day money-back satisfaction guarantee. If you want to request your money back, then you’ll need to call (844) 244-1400 or send the company an email at [email protected]