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CBD Patches – How Do They Work?

Posted by Lewis Olden on
CBD Patches – How Do They Work?

What is a CBD Patch?

A CBD patch is similar in size to a normal plaster. However, it is infused with CBD. To get relief from symptoms of chronic issues such as pain and anxiety, you simply apply the CBD patch to venous part of your body, like the top of your arm, inside of your wrist or on your ankle.

Your body heat activates the patch and causes it to release a small amount of CBD through your skin and into your bloodstream. Think of it like an IV without the pesky needles.


Will a CBD Patch Get You High?

A CBD Patch will not get you high.

There are very few side-effects associated with CBD (in any form). Even less so with CBD patches. That’s because the cannabinoid is delivered slowly over a long period of time instead of quickly over the course of just a few minutes, this can also make it a more effective delivery method.


How Does A Transdermal CBD Patch Work?

When you apply a transdermal CBD patch to your skin, you set up a drug concentration gradient. That means the patch contains a lot of cannabinoid, while your skin does not. When a substance (like heat or CBD) is in high concentration, it naturally wants to spread out into the surrounding area.

This concept is similar to pouring boiling water into a coffee mug and leaving it sitting on your counter. The hot water contains a lot of heat, while the atmosphere around it doesn’t, because of this difference (the gradient), the heat naturally “spreads out” into the air around it.

The nice thing about transdermal delivery is that it bypasses your lungs, liver, and stomach (places where your body filters or breaks down the cannabinoid). This means you get 100 percent of the medicinal value of the CBD.


What Are the Benefits of Transdermal Delivery?

Transdermal CBD patches provide a whole host of benefits over most other methods of cannabis consumption. Here are just a few of those benefits.

Transdermal Patches Are Discreet

If you’re looking for a discreet way to get your CBD without popping CBD capsules  or dripping tincture under your tongue, the transdermal patch is the answer to your prayers. In fact, CBD patches are the most discreet consumption method on the market today.

A patch should last for 24 hours, so there’s no need to administer another dose for quite some time.

Transdermal CBD Patches Can Be Formulated to Yield Specific Results

Transdermal patches make it possible to deliver specific cannabinoids in order to target specific problems. When you use a CBD oil tincture or take a CBD capsule, you’re getting a whole mix of different cannabinoids. With the CBD patch, you only get CBD, so the medicinal effects will be stronger.

Transdermal CBD Patches Last Longer

Transdermal patches release CBD slowly over an entire 24 hours. That means that the medicinal effects last at least that long. This is in stark contrast to other methods of consumption (like oils or isolates), which peak quickly and then taper off, requiring you to take another dose.

Transdermal delivery is a very useful and effective way to get CBD into your system. But what are the specific benefits you can expect? They are listed below.

More Effective Than Other Delivery Methods

Your stomach and your lungs are very good at preventing chemicals from entering your bloodstream. That’s great when you’ve ingested or inhaled something harmful, but not so great when you’ve ingested or inhaled something beneficial like CBD.

Your body really can’t tell the difference between the malign and the benign — it just goes about doing its job diluting and filtering everything you put in. In the case of CBD, that means you need to ingest or inhale quite a bit before enough gets through to have an effect.

But with a CBD patch, you bypass both of these filtering organs so more of the CBD makes it into your bloodstream. That means you need less CBD to feel the effects.

Easy to Take…And Take Off

CBD patches are among the easiest CBD products to take.

With a CBD patch, all you have to do is apply it to your skin and you’re good to go. That’s the kind of simplicity we’re looking for.

If you don’t like what you’re feeling from the CBD patch, just peel it off to stop the effects. You can’t do that with an ingestible or inhalants.

Accurate Dosing

Unless you’re taking CBD capsules, accurate dosing can be difficult to gauge. However, a CBD patch delivers an accurate dose all the time, every time. You really can’t say that about most of the readily available ways to get CBD into your system. If you do seek more help and advice regarding dosing, then please check out our CBD dosage calculator and see how much you should be taking for your specific ailment.

Cannacares has recently introduced CBD patches for sale and are one of the first online CBD shops in the UK to do so. These are reasonably priced and safe to try, so it is well worth testing them out to see if they work for you.

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