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CBD Patches: What Are They?
Cannabis, in its medical sense, is steadily gaining popularity. And today, it is difficult to surprise someone with CBD products. However, the variety of such products raises new questions among consumers, including whether it is possible to use CBD patches and how much they are effective. Let’s analyze this question in more detail.
What Are CBD Patches?
CBD patches are a super novelty among CBD products for external use. Each patch contains 20 mg or more CBD, affecting different body areas. From the point of view of medical technologies, patches, or more precisely, technologies of transdermal drug administration, are pretty old developments produced by many medical companies worldwide for several decades.
There are also capsule types of CBD plasters, and they contain a smaller number of layers in their composition. However, one is a separate capsule filled with a liquefied form of a solution with a cannabinoid. Accordingly, such plasters can have a faster and more potent effect.
Why Do People Use CBD Patches?
People use patches multiple times. Everyone finds advantages in this form of the product:
- Using patches helps calculate a single dose and does not overdo the daily dose. No need to measure drops and milliliters. Carefully place the patch on the body.
- Many people know that the CBD patch has an analgesic effect. If you have muscle pain, carefully attach the plaster with the correct dosage and wear it for a prolonged time.
- Others stick patches as invisible support for their bodies. It is convenient – you do nothing, and the body receives the necessary elements.
- The CBD patch is an excellent way to forget about the possible side effects of the drug if you are afraid of them. Also, this is a great way to test your body's reaction to CBD if you're taking it for the first time.
- In addition, CBD patches are also an effective alternative to using external extracts of hemp in the treatment of various skin diseases.
How Do CBD Patches Work?
If you decide to use this product, you should know the CBD Patches' meaning. Cannabidiol is released when heat comes into contact with the skin surface. The bioavailability of CBD in the form of a patch is one of the highest since it enters directly without transferring through other organs (primarily the liver and stomach).
Due to the significant difference in the composition and chemical properties of the skin layer and the patch, as well as solvent impurities, the substance, through natural osmosis, smoothly overcomes the skin barrier, reaching the body's soft tissues and the capillaries located in them.
The composition of CBD patches, in addition to a relatively high concentration of cannabinoids, also includes gels or solvents that envelop the molecules of the active substance, allowing them to be gradually and measuredly absorbed into the user's bloodstream over a long period.
How to Use CBD Patches?
Apply the patch directly to a part of the body – back, arms, legs – and let it work. Suppose you can’t determine a specific place. In that case, we recommend using CBD also orally in the form of oil or contacting medical consultants. Here is a step-by-step instruction:
- Apply one patch evenly to the skin;
- Remove or replace the patch after 24 hours;
- The remains of the patch can be washed off with soap and water.
Using one patch for no more than 24 hours is recommended, then replacing it with a new one if necessary. The package usually contains 30 pieces – enough for a month of daily use.
CBD patches do not lose their effect when removed. Therefore, if the impact of cannabinoids seems excessively strong to the user, the patch can be released until the end of the absorption of all active substances to interrupt their entry into the body. If the effect is weak, you can quickly strengthen it using several plasters strategically placed on different body parts.