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How Do CBD Patches Work?

How Do CBD Patches Work?

CBD patches offer an alternative or additional way for users to take their dose of CBD. Many people enjoy the convenience of patches, as they typically last longer without a top-up dose. In this article, we cover what CBD patches are, what transdermal means, how CBD patches differ from other CBD products, how to find the right dose, and what Simply CBD customers say about this type of product.

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What are CBD patches?

CBD patches are a transdermal method of taking CBD. They are square adhesive stickers infused with CBD that can be placed anywhere on the body. Some people use patches to target specific areas, while others use them for overall wellness support. At Simply CBD, our patches are designed to ensure that the available CBD is absorbed for up to 36 hours. This means that the user receives a slow and steady dose of CBD while wearing the patch. We offer patches that deliver 15mg or 30mg per patch to accommodate for different strength preferences. 


What does transdermal mean?

Transdermal refers to the process of absorbing something through the skin for delivery into the bloodstream, typically via the use of an adhesive patch. This means that instead of entering the digestive system like edibles or passing through thin mucous membranes like oils, CBD patches allow the CBD to enter the bloodstream directly via the skin. The transdermal method allows for high bioavailability and efficacy as the CBD isn’t partially metabolised by the digestive system before entering the bloodstream. 


How do patches differ from other CBD products?

CBD products like oils and edibles require frequent dosage top-ups. For example, when first starting with CBD oil, we recommend taking 1 drop three times per day. CBD patches offer a convenient alternative to this, as their effects can last anywhere from 12-36 hours without any top-ups. This makes them a great ‘set it and forget it’ option for those who frequently forget to take their CBD dose via other methods multiple times throughout the day.

Another aspect that makes patches unique from other products is the transdermal process. As well as differing from edibles and oils by not entering the bloodstream via the digestive tract or thin mucous membranes, patches also differ from CBD lotions, balms, and salves. A CBD salve, for example, does not enter the bloodstream and instead remains within the skin, interacting with endocannabinoid receptors through skin pores. With transdermal CBD, the product fully penetrates the barrier and absorbs into the bloodstream.

How can users find the right dose of transdermal CBD?

As with any type of CBD product, the best way for users to start using CBD patches is to begin with a low dose and build up from there. We currently offer 15mg and 30mg patches and would advise any new users to begin with the lower dose. If a user finds that the lower dose does not produce their desired results after 8 weeks, that’s a good indicator that they should move up to the higher dose. 

It’s also helpful to take into account any other CBD products being used at the same time. For example, a CBD user may wear patches while also topping up with CBD vape liquid or CBD oil throughout the day. Taking too much CBD can cause adverse effects, so it’s important to consider which dose of patches fits in with any other CBD product usage to avoid this. 


What do Simply CBD customers say about CBD patches?

Since their launch, our CBD patches have continued to increase in popularity due to their efficacy and convenience. In fact, they have now garnered over 100 five star reviews. Here are some verified reviews that explain how our patches work for our customers:

“These honestly are great. Have M.E. with fibro. Lots of pain, brain fog and fatigue. Was really struggling and my health had taken a downturn. Had been using CBD for a while which gave me some relief but not enough. Started on the patches and instantly felt like a weight had lifted. Didn't feel like I was constantly wading through treacle anymore.”

“I started on the lower dose patches and had to use quite a lot to get the benefit. So joined the chorus asking for stronger patches. I must admit I can’t live without them now. I forgot to take them with me for a weekend away and suffered really badly with pain and insomnia. I have been using high strength CBD for quite a while now so know your tolerance before you try.”

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“I bought these for my dad who is 80. He was having trouble fitting the oil around his medication, it's much easier this way. He has a lot more energy.”

“I currently have a very painful shoulder when I put the patch on and it relieves the pain. I’m aware when the effects of the patch runs out because the pain returns. It doesn’t cure but it does manage the pain very well. The pain relief lasts 24 hours. I prefer patches as I dislike the oil taste plus once the patch is on you don’t have to think about it again. Would highly recommend.”

“I am on my third batch of these now and I think they are terrific. I have been struggling with too much nervous energy and a really painful left shoulder. Exercise has been helping the left shoulder, mindfulness has been helping the anxiety, but neither disappeared until I started wearing the patches. They last a good 24 hours, more like 36 as promised and I overlap them, so I have always got 2 on. They stay on extremely well, even in the shower. I think they are fantastic and would highly recommend them.”


Key takeaways

Here are the key points to remember about CBD patches:

  • CBD patches are CBD infused adhesive stickers that can be placed anywhere on the body to target specific areas or support overall wellness.
  • Many people use CBD patches due to their efficacy and convenience.
  • CBD patches work via the transdermal method, meaning the CBD is absorbed through the skin into the bloodstream.
  • Other CBD products differ from CBD patches in their absorption methods and required levels of upkeep.
  • Users can follow the general CBD dosage guidance of starting low and building up when first using patches. 
  • It’s important to account for any other CBD use when deciding on the most suitable CBD patch dosage.
  • Our CBD patches have become a popular product among our customers with over 100 five star reviews.