CBD products come in many different forms, such as tinctures, edibles, flowers, and much more. Each product has its own consumption methods and potential benefits, but one product that tends to be overlooked is CBD patches.
CBD patches are just what they sound like — patches that you can place on your skin to alleviate any soreness, muscle aches, and tension. Similar to other patches, they are convenient to use and are relatively discreet. They are great for athletes, people who exert plenty of physical activity at work, and people healing from an injury.
Let’s dive into CBD patches, how they work, their benefits, and much more.
What Are CBD Patches?
In simplest terms, they are patches that you can place on your skin to help relieve muscle aches, soreness, and other issues. These patches contain a measured dose of cannabidiol which is typically infused in an isolated solution, gel, or oil.
Transdermal patches contain ointment or medication and are placed directly onto the skin. The skin then absorbs the ointment, and the potential benefits will then follow. Similar to a nicotine or birth control patch, a CBD patch is designed to bring the beneficial properties of CBD through the receptors on the skin.
In combination with carriers and permeation enhancers, the high concentration in a CBD patch can penetrate into the skin and bloodstream for enhanced relief.
How Do CBD Patches Work?
CBD patches work very similarly to the way other transdermal patches work. When placed on the skin, the patch interacts with our skin cells, and the concentration (in this case, CBD) interacts with the receptors and provides soothing effects.
With the added component of CBD, the patches diffuse through the skin cells, eventually seeping into the blood vessels. Our cells are made of lipids, and cannabinoids such as CBD are lipids. So the transdermal CBD patch delivers the cannabinoids into the bloodstream through the skin. Once in the bloodstream, the CBD will bring about the many benefits that we know and love from CBD.
Although applying a CBD patch to the skin is convenient, it is slow to enter the skin. The CBD must bypass the skin’s protective layers, which can take a little bit of time. However, using a transdermal CBD patch is a great solution for those who do not enjoy smoking flowers or taking CBD oil and would rather try a more passive method of taking CBD.
How Are CBD Patches Made?
There are a few different types of CBD patches that have different properties. Although they are made to serve the same function, the process in which they are used is a bit different. There are matrix patches and reservoir patches.
Matrix patches contain five layers: the peel-off layer that contains the CBD, a “matrix” layer infused with the CBD, a separating layer, an adhesive layer, and a protective backing layer. The adhesive layer holds the matrix layer to the skin as the CBD molecules transfer from the patch into your skin’s capillaries, eventually entering the bloodstream.
Reservoir patches work a bit differently than matrix patches. They include peel-off, adhesive, and protective backing layers, but also have permeable release membranes. This means that these patches can control the delivery rate of CBD to the skin. Reservoir patches ensure that the CBD is released at a steady and more controlled pace rather than all at once.
Reservoir patches are preferred by people because they are more effective at releasing the CBD component at a controlled rate. This makes it more of a user-friendly method of applying a CBD patch.
What Are the Benefits of CBD Patches?
Like most topical CBD products, CBD patches provide a wide range of benefits when reacting to the skin. Unlike smoking CBD flower or ingesting CBD oil, the patches are intended to target specific areas of the body. So if you have soreness or discomfort in a certain spot you can concentrate the CBD’s effects in that area.
CBD patches are also easy to use and are discreet enough to cover up when on. This allows any person using a CBD patch to enjoy the benefits of a CBD without needing to step out to take a smoking break or mix oil into a drink. No matter where you are during the day, you can put on a CBD patch, cover it up under your apparel, and you are good to go!
Transdermal patches are a perfect method to ensure CBD enters directly into your bloodstream because about 50% of what is applied to the skin enters the bloodstream. This percentage is known as bioavailability. Other methods like smoking and eating CBD do not have as high bioavailability as transdermal patches.
CBD patches allow direct contact with your skin receptors, which connect to the bloodstream and support the ECS. This provides many other relieving benefits, such as the relief of muscle discomfort, joint issues, and soreness.
CBD patches also provide regular dosing. Compared to other methods of intaking CBD where the effects wear off, they can provide a constant release of CBD through different timeframes. This allows for you to keep feeling the CBD benefits throughout the day without having to take another puff or drop some oil under your tongue.
These patches are perfect for athletes, people who are constantly on the go, and anyone who needs some relief. They can bring many soothing properties to the skin, make you feel relaxed, and keep your body going throughout the day.
As with any CBD product, there are a few potential side effects one may experience. Although these effects are usually rare and mild, it is important to note:
- Fatigue or drowsiness
- Change in appetite
If you experience any of these effects, remove the patch and wait till the effects subside before trying another.
CBD Patch Alternatives
Transdermal patches are excellent for relieving soreness, muscle aches, and other irritations. And with the added CBD component, the transdermal CBD patches can bring forth relaxing sensations to the skin. In addition to CBD patches, a handful of other CBD topical products can bring about these soothing benefits when applied directly to the skin.
CBD salves are designed to relieve any muscle soreness, skin irritation, or joint discomfort. Apply the CBD salve to the designated area of the skin, and you will instantly feel the cooling sensation of the salve work its magic as the CBD interacts with skin receptors.
At Cheef Botanicals, our CBD relief salve includes full spectrum CBD to provide maximum, fast relief to consumers. All of the ingredients used to make our salve are 100% natural and cruelty-free.
CBD body lotion is an excellent method for CBD consumption as it helps protect, nourish, and moisturize the skin when applied. Incorporating a CBD body lotion into your daily routine is easy and provides fast-acting benefits.
With several different potencies (200 mg CBD, 800 mg CBD) and two amazing scents (Cucumber Melon and Orange Bliss), Cheef Botanicals has the perfect lotion for your everyday needs.
CBD Bath Bomb
Another more unconventional method of delivering CBD is through CBD bath bombs. Bath bombs are perfect to use after a long day of work, when you want some time to unwind. Fill up the bathtub with water, drop in a CBD bath bomb, take a dip, and feel more rejuvenated and relaxed than you’ve ever felt before!
At Cheef Botanicals, our CBD bath bombs contain 100mg broad spectrum CBD and all-natural ingredients. We have our products tested for potency and authentic ingredients. There are also plenty of fragrances for you to choose from, such as Citrus Obsession, Lavender Awaken, Peppermint Ora, Lemongrass Dream, and Tropical Oasis.
Why Choose Cheef Botanicals?
At Cheef Botanicals, our mission is to provide our customers with the best possible CBD experience possible. We create all of our products with the highest quality ingredients to ensure safety and authenticity. Our goal is to bring forth the amazing benefits of CBD to anyone seeking it through our products, such as flowers, CBD oils, CBD topicals, and CBD edibles.
We also believe in transparency to ensure that you can trust our business. With every product, we provide a Certificate of Analysis (COA) for your viewing. All of our products are also third-party lab-tested to ensure potency levels and accuracy of ingredients.
Aside from being transparent, Cheef Botanicals has a wide range of products available for anyone interested in CBD. Whether you are a veteran in the CBD world or looking for something to start your journey, we have you covered! We have CBD salves, CBD flowers, oils, lotions, edibles, and much more!
Final Thoughts – CBD Patches
Whether you are in the gym or you tend to move about all day, transdermal CBD patches can help provide plenty of relief and keep you going. Using a transdermal patch is easy and can provide calming effects throughout the day if you use a reservoir patch.
Like other CBD products, CBD patches are great to use if you need to target a specific area of the skin. They are also easy to use and are one of the more convenient methods of using CBD. To see what other CBD topical products are available, check out Cheef Botanicals’ online shop!