THC patches and CBD patches are not new to the cannabis marketplace. They have been around for several years. However, it has been nearly forty years that the transdermal patches have been around; as far back as 1979. That was when the FDA gave the transdermal patch manufacturers the green light. However, the reason could be that it was good for motion sickness. There were other patches such as the nicotine patch that followed the transdermal patch, which came onto the market in 1991 to help people who smoked tobacco products to stop smoking.
The Band Aid Effect
Since medical and recreational marijuana has been legalized, the industry was now logically ready for CBD patches. It has certainly arrived and many think that it will take the place of the popular transdermal patches. What are CBD patches anyway and how exactly do they work? Let’s delve in, but first we are going to look at what is found in the CBD patches as it relates to the ingredients. Well, the word, ‘patch’ is similar to how a regular band aid works. When you have pain and you are seeking relief, you should just apply the patch to the area of the pain such as the ankle, back, knee, forehead, arm or wrist. The heat from your body will activate the patch and the result will be a release of THC that goes through the skin to the bloodstream. It is similar to how an IV works, but without the needles.
The Non-Psychoactive Effect
CBD patches will never make you high because of the low level of THC contained in it. There are more CBD components in the ingredients and this was specifically made this way to prevent any psychoactive effect. In fact, there are no CBD products that will make you high as long as it is not labeled inaccurately.
The Side Effects
The CBD patches will not have any side effects. One of the main reasons is the slow delivery of the cannabinoid into your system in comparison to the faster effect of getting high when smoking a joint. However, you should note that you might get a little dryness in the mouth and that is a small price you would pay for reducing your painful symptoms. If you are taking other medication, there will be some type of interaction between the CBD and your medicine. If so, then the CBD won’t be able to break down the medication. However, this is no major problem and in fact, you can stop taking the medication until you have used the patches to get the desired results of pain relief. If you have high blood pressure or you have a heart condition and you take prescribed medication for these, then the addition of CBD will make the medication ineffective. It is best to avoid any complications that this might cause so see your doctor first prior to using CBD patches.
How It Works
When you place it on your skin, then there will be a concentration gradient from the substance inside of the patch because of large doses of cannabinoid on the skin. The body heat and the cannabinoid will connect; causing a high concentration of heat. The natural heat from the body spreads throughout the area of contention and the cannabinoids follow suit. This concept is like having a cup of boiling water sitting on the countertop. The hot water holds the heat while the surrounding atmosphere does not. It is so discreet to wear one of these CBD patches because you can put them in spots where they cannot be seen as long as they cover the problem area. If you want to learn more about CBD patches, visit the Cannabis Training University.