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January 09, 2020

CBD Technology and How CBD Patches Are Helping People

Thanks to the advancement in technology, it seems like CBD is making its way into everything nowadays. The list of CBD-infused products includes intimate gels, sparkling water, chocolate, gummies, shampoo, skin creams, coffee, and so much more. One of the latest addition to the list is CBD patches.

As you probably already know, patches have been existing for many years already and are famous for effectively delivering healthy ingredients into the bloodstream. Today, it’s now getting utilized as a vehicle for CBD to get into your body and help you enjoy the benefits of the chemical.

The Technology Behind How CBD Patches Are Created

The technology used in creating CBD patches has already been around for decades, despite the product being relatively new in the market. The technological concept is much similar to birth control or nicotine patches, added with a couple of twists to ensure that the patch can deliver CBD to the bloodstream effectively.

CBD patches contain a dose of Cannabidiol molecules, infused in an isolated oil, gel, or solution. They also have carriers and permeation enhancers, and because your skin has a low CBD concentration, the high concentration of the patch moves the Cannabinoid into your body.

CBD patches and their transdermal application continue to become famous as an alternative way to reap all the benefits that CBD supplements bring to the table. Many people also view it as a way to receive a prolonged treatment dosage while being discreet.

Like any other CBD-infused products available in the market today, CBD patches can’t get you high since Cannabidiol functions differently than THC, the psychoactive element of Cannabis plants. Accurate, useful, and comfortable, CBD patches are as simple as they sound, even if the technological process they undertake is a bit complicated.

This post will help you take a closer look at CBD patches, how these products work, and how they can help people.

What’s A CDB Patch And How Does The Product Work?

If you want to picture out what CBD patches look like, you only have to imagine large band-aids since they’re very closely similar in appearance. Also, like a large band-aid, you can peel and stick a CBD patch to any location in your body. The only difference is that the CBD patches are pieces of plastic infused with Cannabidiol.

Unlike the typical CBD oils, the patches aren’t wet. They’re dry so they can stick to your skin. Most users place them on venous parts of the body, including their arms, ankles, and wrists. They do this since those areas have the potential for a higher absorption rate of CBD into the bloodstream.

Cannabidiol patches function by following a complex chemical reaction with the user’s body. Your body heat will activate the pieces and causes them to release CBD molecules and other ingredients that they contain. Please take note that in addition to Cannabidiol, some patches may contain caffeine, melatonin, THC, and more. Once these molecules get absorbed through the skin, they make their way into the bloodstream, where the body can start processing the compounds. After that, you’ll then begin to experience the benefits of CBD.

Benefits of CBD Patches

One of the essential benefits of CBD patches is the efficient delivery of Cannabinoid to the body. However, there are other equally important benefits, as well.

Here are some benefits of CBD patches:

1. Better Compound Absorption - What’s the reason behind CBD patches’ better absorption? It starts with the fact that your lungs and stomach are excellent at preventing any chemical from entering your bloodstream, which is how other CBD products, such as vape and gummies, enter. While it’s great that such a defense mechanism is possible to protect your body when you’ve inhaled or ingested something harmful, it also means that anything beneficial that you’ve consumed may reach your cells with limited effects.

By using CBD patches, you can bypass the filtering organs of your body, so more of the compound makes it into the bloodstream. It results in less CBD needed for you to feel and experience the benefits of the chemical.

2. Pain Management - CBD patches, like other CBD-infused products, have shown to alleviate ailments-related pains in the body, including lower back pains, spinal cord injury, arthritis, cancer, multiple sclerosis, muscle spasms, chemotherapy, and depression.

You can use CBD patches to manage both acute and chronic pains. Like band-aids, you’ll have to apply the patch to the site or area where you feel pain, allowing the supplement to get delivered immediately or over a short period.

Some CBD patches can also last for three days through nanotechnology in the reservoir patch, so it’s best to weigh your options based on your needs.

3. Arthritis - One of the leading causes of disability in the USA is arthritis. More than fifty-four million adults in the country have arthritis, which is more common in women than men. One type of arthritis, osteoarthritis, affects thirty-one million in the country by causing joints inflammation.

Several studies have pointed out the effectiveness of transdermal doses of CBD to reduce pain and other symptoms related to arthritis.

Final Thoughts

Many CBD users prefer transdermal delivery because it can bypass the stomach, liver, and lungs entirely - the traditional organs that break down or filter the Cannabinoid. So, such a method of taking Cannabidiol can give you at least fifty percent up to one hundred percent of the value of the supplement.

Kyle Tresch

Kyle Tresch is a pharmaceutical scientist who researches the efficacy of new drugs and medicines. Kyle’s responsibilities include discovering new compounds that can treat certain illnesses, development of these compounds to assess its safety and efficacy among human beings, and the manufacture of these compounds into drugs for public consumption.

Kyle shares his expertise by contributing articles to various platforms online.

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