MORE THAN JUST A PATCH
A transdermal CBD Patch is similar in size to a normal plaster. However, it is infused with CBD. To get relief from symptoms of chronic issues, 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. The Patch is to be kept on for 24 Hours to achieve the maximum effect.
- 24 Hour CBD Release
- 100% Medicinal Value
- Accurate Dosing
- Cumulative Acting
- Natural & Plant Based
- Easy to Implement into Routines
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. 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. The good 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.
How to use our CBD Patches
One of the benefits of using a CBD patch is that they are extremely easy and convenient to use. You simply apply the patch to the outside of the top of your arm just below your shoulder. The patch is to be kept on for 24 hours to have the maximum impact. If you need to shower or are exercising throughout the day, we recommend you take off the patch and leave it sticky side facing up and reapply it once you have finished the respective activity.
It is important to apply the CBD patch to a venous part of the body, ideally the outside of the top of your arm. The inside of the wrist is a good alternative area to place a CBD patch as it is also a venous part of the body.
Once applied the CBD patch should remain in place throughout the night and enhance a good night’s sleep.
What are CBD Patches?
CBD patches utilise transdermal delivery to provide you with a daily dose of CBD. A CBD patch is similar in size to a typical plaster, the major difference is that CBD patches are infused with high quality CBD.
The CBD is infused with the adhesive of the plaster, the enables the most effective delivery of the CBD. The CBD is released when the patch is activated by your body heat and the CBD then passes through the skin and into the bloodstream.
The manner in which CBD patches deliver CBD avoids the liver and digestive system. This means that the CBD is not broken down as much when it enters the blood compared to using CBD oils or CBD tablets.
CBD patches deliver the CBD using transdermal technology that provides the user with a simple and long-lasting dose of CBD. One of the great things about using CBD patches is that if you do not like the effect, they are having you can simply remove the patch from your body and the effects should quickly subside.
The taste of CBD oil and CBD sprays can be unpalatable for many CBD users. A great benefit of using CBD patches is that they deliver the CBD via transdermal delivery so if you don’t like the taste of CBD you can still use CBD that is highly effective.
CBD patches last longer than other methods of consuming CBD. The effect of using CBD oils or CBD vapes will only last for a few hours. Whereas CBD patches release CBD over a longer duration of time and this means that the medicinal effects of CBD patches extend over a longer period. Cannacares CBD patches typically last for 24 hours.
How can CBD Patches Help You?
How can CBD patches help you? – Research into the efficacy and safety of using CBD to treat specific symptoms across a variety of conditions is growing and CBD can be a great natural source of relief. There have been a number of clinical studies into the effect of using CBD to treat specific conditions. We have listed some of the benefits below, we have also included hyperlinks to the respective clinical study to ensure you are aware of the evidence:
Phytocannabinoids modulate inflammatory responses by regulating the production of cytokines in several experimental models of inflammation. Cannabinoid type-2 (CB2) receptor activation was shown to reduce the production of the monocyte chemotactic protein-2 (MCP-2) chemokine in polyinosinic-polycytidylic acid [poly-(I:C)]-stimulated human keratinocyte (HaCaT) cells, an in vitro model of allergic contact dermatitis (ACD).
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Research conducted into CBD and sleep: The final sample consisted of 72 adults presenting with primary concerns of anxiety (n = 47) or poor sleep (n = 25). Anxiety scores decreased within the first month in 57 patients (79.2%) and remained decreased during the study duration. Sleep scores improved within the first month in 48 patients (66.7%) but fluctuated over time. In this chart review, CBD was well tolerated in all but 3 patients.
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The final sample consisted of 72 adults presenting with primary concerns of anxiety (n = 47) or poor sleep (n = 25). Anxiety scores decreased within the first month in 57 patients (79.2%) and remained decreased during the study duration. Sleep scores improved within the first month in 48 patients (66.7%) but fluctuated over time. In this chart review, CBD was well tolerated in all but 3 patients.
A large retrospective case series at a psychiatric clinic involving clinical application of CBD for anxiety and sleep complaints as an adjunct to usual treatment. The retrospective chart review included monthly documentation of anxiety and sleep quality in 103 adult patients.
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Limited data suggest that cannabidiol (CBD) may be effective for treatment of refractory infantile spasms (IS). A study was designed to more rigorously evaluate the efficacy and safety of synthetic CBD in the treatment of IS.
Nine patients were enrolled, comprising an older (median age = 23 months) cohort with long-standing IS (median duration = 13 months) and numerous prior treatment failures (median = 6). One patient responded to therapy and eight patients exhibited neither clinical nor electrographic response.
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Considerable evidence demonstrates that manipulation of the endocannabinoid system regulates nausea and vomiting in humans and other animals. The anti-emetic effect of cannabinoids has been shown across a wide variety of animals that are capable of vomiting in response to a toxic challenge. CB(1) agonism suppresses vomiting, which is reversed by CB(1) antagonism, and CB(1) inverse agonism promotes vomiting.
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Given the growing challenges in chronic pain management coupled with the ongoing consequences of the opioid epidemic, pain management practitioners are looking into more effective, innovative, and safer alternatives to treat pain. Cannabis-based medicine had been described for hundreds of years but only recently have we seen the more scientific, evidence-based approach to its use, and ongoing investigations continue to explore its potential medical benefits. While historically more attention has been paid to the psychoactive component of the cannabis plant Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), there have been fewer scientific studies on the medical use of the cannabidiol (CBD) - a non-psychoactive component of the cannabis plant.
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The ability of Cannabis sativa to promote eating has been documented for many centuries, with the drug reported by its users to promote strong cravings for, and an intensification of the sensory and hedonic properties of food. These effects are now known to result from the actions of cannabinoid molecules at specific cannabinoid receptor sites within the brain, and to reflect the physiological role of their natural ligands, the endocannabinoids, in the control of appetite. Recent developments in the biochemistry and pharmacology of endocannabinoid systems have generated convincing evidence from animal models for a normal role of endocannabinoids in the control of eating motivation.
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Over the past years, several lines of evidence support an antitumourigenic effect of cannabinoids including Δ(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ(9)-THC), synthetic agonists, endocannabinoids and endocannabinoid transport or degradation inhibitors. Indeed, cannabinoids possess anti-proliferative and pro-apoptotic effects and they are known to interfere with tumour neovascularization, cancer cell migration, adhesion, invasion and metastasization. However, the clinical use of Δ(9)-THC and additional cannabinoid agonists is often limited by their unwanted psychoactive side effects, and for this reason interest in non-psychoactive cannabinoid compounds with structural affinity for Δ(9)-THC, such as cannabidiol (CBD), has substantially increased in recent years.
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How do Transdermal CBD Patches work?
When a CBD patch is applied to the skin, a drug concentration gradient is formed. This means that the patch contains a high concentration of CBD while your skin has a minimal concentration of CBD. When a substance like CBD that is high in concentration, it wants to distribute itself to the surrounding area, in this case the skin. The concentration gradient is integral in using a CBD transdermal patch.
The concept is not dissimilar to pouring hot water into a cup of coffee and leaving it on your kitchen table. The boiling water is heated to approximately 100 Celsius while the atmosphere around the cup is substantially cooler. Due to the dramatic difference in temperature a concentration gradient is formed in this example too and the heat is naturally distributed throughout the cooler air that surrounds it.
Using a CBD patch means that you are utilising transdermal delivery which means that the CBD bypasses your liver, lungs and digestive system. This means that you get all of the CBD without it being broken down by the body prior to entering your bloodstream.
The human lungs and digestive system are extraordinarily effective in preventing unwanted chemicals from entering the bloodstream. This is necessary when you have inhaled or ingested something that is harmful. However, when you have consumed a substance that is beneficial to the body like CBD, it is not ideal.
The body cannot always distinguish between what is good and bad for your body, meaning that most substances are filtered out or diluted. This means that substantially more CBD needs to be consumed to have the same effect as a CBD patch which enters the bloodstream directly. Using CBD transdermal patch enables you to bypass the organs that typically filter out CBD when using a CBD oil or CBD vape and this means that less CBD is required to obtain the same benefits.
Are CBD Patches Legal?
CBD patches are legal in the UK and the United States of America. In the UK the CBD oil used to formulate the patch must have less than 0.2% THC. All Cannacares CBD patches use broad-spectrum CBD meaning that there is no trace of THC. This means that they are totally legal and can be purchased online with next day delivery.
CBD patches are not beholden to the new Novel Food legislation that is being implemented in the UK. It is only ingestible products such as CBD oils or CBD tablets that are required to comply with the new Novel Food legislation.
Are There Any Side Effects of CBD Patches?
There are very few side effects that are caused by CBD in any form. However, there are even fewer side effects when using CBD patches. This is because CBD is delivered at a slower rate and over a longer duration, instead of just a few minutes which the case with vaping CBD. There are few side effects though, they include.
Dry Mouth – This is a common side effect of using CBD and many CBD users have reported dry mouth after using CBD. However, when compared with the horrific side effects with opioids, other pharmaceuticals and OTC painkillers, this is a pretty immaterial side effect.
Influence Over Appetite – CBD has been reported to both inhibit and increase appetite.
It is always advisable to initiate your use of CBD at a low dose and gradually build it up until you find the dose that works best for you.
Endometriosis gives me a lot of pelvic pain and I’ve had several operations to remove the tissue that causes this. When I first used the CBD Patches I was surprised that I could feel so much difference. Although it doesn’t necessarily stop it completely, it relaxes my muscles so that I can cope with the pain better and it also reduces a lot of my stress and anxiety which often makes it worse.
I’m quite a laid back person so I was open to trying the products, especially as the price point was so affordable. I was recommended Cannacares so I was excited to see if they actually could help. There have been times where I’ve been on Endo forums and people are desperate for helpful resources, advice and personal experiences with products like CBD. I think it’s great that Cannacares are producing resources like this that people use to take responsibility for their wellbeing.
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