CBD Patches For An Active Lifestyle & How To Use Them
Using a CBD patch is a great alternative to other forms of CBD including tinctures or relief gel. CBD patches offer benefits that other CBD products cannot such as providing an even and continuous dose of CBD for up to 36 hours. This method slowly releases cannabinoids into your body throughout the day. If you lack the time to take multiple doses of CBD daily, a patch is an easy solution. This CBD delivery method is also very discreet so you can avoid carrying products around for those needed multiple doses when on-the-go or traveling. Patches are also very tacky, and stay on your body while showering, swimming, and during any and all strenuous activity.
HOW CBD PATCHES WORK
CBD patches use transdermal delivery technology to effectively deliver CBD to your bloodstream. The benefits of the cannabinoids found in the CBD move from the patch directly into and through your skin. When it reaches your bloodstream and endocannabinoid system which regulates your body, it binds with CB1 and CB2 receptors to in turn provide the desired relief.
Studies show that the body may actually absorb greater amounts of CBD from patches than other forms of delivery. This article claims that about 50% of the CBD dosage from a patch reaches the bloodstream. If the CBD is ingested for example, it must pass through your body before targeting your endocannabinoid system. CBD on the other hand, can also topically activate your skin cells to relive the targeted area.
HOW TO USE CBD PATCHES
When applying the CBD patch, carefully remove the backing to prep the patch for application. The product is extremely flexible, designed to conform to your body wherever it is applied. Handling it carefully will eliminate the possibility of it sticking on itself, making it unusable. The patch works best on clean, dry areas of skin. We recommend applying it to a hairless place on your body to avoid removing any body hair when the patch becomes no longer effective.
It is also important to consider where you apply the patch, if you are looking for a general daily dose of CBD or are in need of relief from any discomfort or inflammation. Placing the patch near blood vessels and capillaries on a venous part of your body has been found to be effective. Other areas for easy application are the shoulders, arms, wrists, or even the back of your neck. Sometimes adhering the patch directly to the source of inflammation works best.
Select the area for application and press and hold for 5 seconds. We recommend keeping the patch on for 36 hours, but we have heard that some wear them for up to 3-4 days at a time. You can also experiment with trying the patch on different areas of the body to see what works best for you.
*The statements made regarding these products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.