CBD Patches UK
This exciting new addition to our product range offers a highly-effective alternative to orally-ingested CBD products.
What Are CBD Patches UK?
CBD Patches, otherwise known as 'Transdermal CBD patches' allow for CBD Isolate to be gradually absorbed through the skin. Initially, this may not seem like an effective way to absorb CBD, however, transdermal bioavailability is actually much higher than with oral products.
What Is Bioavailability?
Bioavailability is the extent to which a substance can be absorbed and successfully utilised by the body.
When products such as CBD Oil and CBD capsules are ingested directly, only approximately 10-20% of the CBD tends to be absorbed. This can be improved by using the sub-lingual method (holding the drops under the tongue), or by ingesting CBD with a high-fat meal.
Furthermore, the entourage effect from all of the other cannabinoids, terpenes, and plant compounds means these products still work very well. However, bioavailability will still remain comparatively low.
Water-soluble CBD overcomes poor bioavailability by offering CBD and other cannabinoids in a formula which easier for the body to absorb. Our BIO-MAX product, for example, can be up to 10 times more effective than oil when ingested.
The bio-availability of CBD Patches is estimated to be around 40-45%, meaning that approximately 30% more CBD will make it into the bloodstream than orally ingested CBD Oil UK products. Making them a highly effective alternative.
What Are The Key Benefits Of CBD Patches?
There are numerous benefits of CBD patches. On top of increased efficacy from superior bioavailability, cannabidiol patches are very convenient and discreet. One simply needs to apply the patch to the skin, then the CBD benefits can be experienced for 12-36 hours.
The CBD is also absorbed gradually, offering a more balanced and long-lasting experience. Patches can also be applied to a specific area of skin for targeted relief and are suitable for professional athletes as they are made of pure CBD Isolate.
Are CBD Patches Legal In The UK?
Yes, CBD patches are perfectly legal and are also available in popular high-street stores. Our cannabidiol patches are a well-formulated topical CBD product.
Can I Use More Than One Patch?
One patch per day tends to be sufficient for most people. However, if you feel that one patch is not working for you then there is no harm in experimenting with more patches. Please note that the UK FSA does not recommend exceeding 70mg of CBD per day, so no more than four 15 mg, or two 30 mg patches.
Can CBD Patches Irritate The Skin?
Every care has been taken to produce our patches with skin-friendly, hypoallergenic materials. So for most people, they will not cause irritation. However, some irritation can occur when washing the adhesive off the skin. This can be avoided simply by washing gently with soap.
Will CBD Patches Get You High?
No. Our patches are made using pure CBD isolate which means they can not possibly get you high. CBD provides health benefits without intoxication.
How Do CBD Patches Work?
Our CBD patches work by using a transdermal 'matrix' system. A matrix system consists of several layers, one of which is an adhesive polymer into which the CBD isolate has been infused. The CBD is gradually transferred from this layer to the skin, and then into the bloodstream for 12-24 hours.
Why Use CBD Isolate And Not Full Spectrum CBD?
While we tend to specialise in full-spectrum CBD products, our CBD patches are a bit more complicated. As the CBD is absorbed directly, other supporting cannabinoids and terpenes are of less significance when it comes to overall efficacy.
Furthermore, refined CBD isolate is the most appropriate for the technology used in the CBD patch from a manufacturing perspective.
Which Is Your Strongest CBD Patch?
Our strongest CBD patch contains 30 mg of CBD isolate that is effectively absorbed via the transdermal method for both targetted and body-wide effects. However, if you are new to CBD patches then we would recommend our 15 mg CBD dermal patches instead.
It is best to start low and then gradually increase to find out how topical patches can work for you.
Where Should I Put A CBD Patch?
CBD patches should be applied topically to a clean, ideally hairless, area of skin. Most people find the upper arm to be most appropriate, however, it is a good idea to change where you put your patch to avoid any potential skin irritation.
How Many CBD Patches Can I Use?
Most people find just one CBD patch to be sufficient. However, multiple CBD patches can be applied if needed, but we do not recommend exceeding 70mg of CBD in 24 hours.
As more CBD is absorbed into the body with a CBD patch than with other CBD products, we recommend using a lower dose than you usually would with CBD oil.
Are CBD Patches Made From Industrial Hemp Or The Cannabis Plant?
Industrial hemp is a term used to define a specific variety of cannabis that was traditionally used for industrial purposes. Our CBD patches are made from approved organically cultivated hemp strains that contain less than 0.2% of THC.
Can CBD Patches Help With Anxiety, Pain, Or Sleep?
Our CBD patches are intended to support general health and well-being, and we are not legally permitted to make any medical claims about our CBD products.
If you intend to use CBD patches for pain or any other medical condition, we recommend seeking advice from a healthcare professional.
What Are The Potential Side Effects Of CBD Patches?
The most common side effect of CBD patches is irritation to the skin. Despite our best efforts to use the most skin-friendly ingredients, a minority of people do experience irritation. Other possible but rare side effects include:
Are CBD Patches Suitable For Sensitive Skin?
The majority of people with sensitive skin should still be able to use our CBD patches, as they are made with hypoallergenic materials. However, we are all different, so it is impossible to predict whether CBD patches will be suitable for you as an individual.
If your skin is extremely sensitive, it is probably wise to choose an alternative method such as CBD Oil or CBD capsules.
Do CBD Patches Interact With Prescription Medicines?
CBD patches can potentially interact with a wide range of medicines in the same way that any other CBD product can. If in doubt, always speak to your GP or registered healthcare professional before using CBD patches.
An overview of medicines that CBD can interact with can be seen in this guide from the National Institute for Healthcare Excellence.
Can I Give CBD Patches To My Child?
Our THC-free CBD patches are intended for adult use only. If you intend to give CBD patches to your child, seek expert medical advice from your GP.
Why Choose CBD Patches Over CBD Oil?
CBD patches tend to be more convenient and discreet than CBD oil, and they also offer a more sustained, gradual effect. However, CBD oil allows the user to benefit from hundreds of additional hemp compounds and nutritional benefits that CBD patches cannot provide.
Some find that CBD patches work better than CBD Oil, while others don't.
It is wise to try both CBD patches and CBD oil to get a true perspective of which is better suited to your preferences. If you choose to buy CBD patches online, look for a reputable supplier such as BROWN'S CBD.
Can CBD Patches Be Used For Pain Relief?
CBD companies are not permitted to recommend products for pain relief or any other medical condition. If you intend to use CBD patches for pain relief please speak to your doctor first.