CBD patches are a very innovative and effective way to experience the benefits of CBD, but many are unaware of their potential or how they work.
In this article, we will tell you everything you need to know about them so you can make an informed decision when purchasing.
How Do Cannabidiol Patches Work?
Out of all the CBD products available, we think that transdermal CBD patches are the most convenient, discreet, and long-lasting option.
One simply needs to apply the patch to the upper arm, or any area of hairless skin, apply pressure for 5 seconds, and then the benefits of CBD can be experienced for 12-36 hours. However, we recommend changing every 24 hours to ensure consistent results.
Each of our 15mg CBD patches contains 15mg of CBD Isolate that is efficiently absorbed through the epidermis, dermis, and finally into the bloodstream. We also have a stronger 30mg option for those who require higher doses.
I Thought That CBD Isolate Wasn’t Effective?
Those of you who know the BROWN’S brand will know that we are passionate about the benefits of the whole hemp plant. This is why many of our other products are full-spectrum - containing the full range of cannabinoids, terpenes, and other compounds that the Hemp plant produces.
When consumed orally, full-spectrum CBD oil tends to deliver much better results. However, CBD patches are different due to their high bioavailability. Which is the extent to which a substance can be efficiently absorbed and used by the body.
The Bioavailability of CBD Patches
Initially, one would assume that oral bioavailability would be higher than being absorbed through layers of skin and tissue. However, this is not the case.
The current research indicates that transdermal CBD bioavailability is 40-45%, compared with a mere 10-20% of oral consumption. Meaning that CBD Patches could be approximately 4x more effective than orally-consumed cannabidiol.
However, it is worth noting that the bioavailability of orally consumed CBD oil can be increased by holding the drops under the tongue for a couple of minutes and consuming the drops with a high-fat meal.
Full-spectrum CBD oil also has an enhanced effect due to the entourage effect, which is where multiple compounds work in synergy and enhance the overall potency of the oil.
Water-soluble CBD also has high bioavailability, but the effects tend to be shorter-lasting than CBD patches.
How Long Do Patches Take To Work?
You can normally feel the effects of patches after roughly 30 minutes, which is a slower onset than sublingual CBD oil or water-soluble CBD.
However, the effects seem to last much longer. We estimate the effects of water-soluble CBD to last around 6 hours. Whilst the topical CBD patches slowly release cannabidiol over a period of 24 hours.
This delivers a much more balanced and gradual effect which may be preferable for some users.
Furthermore, CBD can continue being absorbed by the body while asleep, which again could be beneficial for certain individuals.
Will Topical CBD Patches Irritate The Skin?
Our patches are made from biodegradable polyethylene, skin-friendly (FDA/MHRA/EU approved) adhesive. So they are unlikely to cause any irritation to the skin.
However, they can leave a sticky residue that will require cleaning with soap to remove. Nonetheless, we recommend alternating between different areas of skin to ensure optimal absorption and minimal chance of irritation.
Can I Use CBD patches With Other CBD Products?
CBD patches are excellent for delivering the benefits of cannabidiol alone. This is sufficient for some, but others may also want to reap the benefits of the wide range of other compounds that the hemp plant produces.
The patches can also be used as a base, with other products like oil or water-soluble CBD simply being used as and when needed as a boost.
Are CBD Patches Affordable?
Our patches will be some of the most effective and affordable patches available. Many currently available are expensive to purchase, and some have been found to not contain any CBD.
Our packs contain 30 patches (a 30-day supply) per pack and are priced at £20.99 for the 15mg option or £30.99 for the 30mg. But additional savings can be made by taking advantage of our Bundle Deals.
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