CBD Factum Patches
- 8mg CBD/patch
- Contains: ≤0.02% THC
- 30 patches/pack
- 1 patch lasts for 24 hours
What Is A CBD Patch?
A CBD patch is a Band-aid™-like piece of plastic infused with the cannabinoid CBD. To get relief from chronic issues like pain and anxiety, you simply apply the CBD patch to a venous part of your body like your arm, ankle or the inside of your wrist.
Your body heat activates the patch and causes it to release a small amount of THC through your skin and into your bloodstream.
Will A CBD Patch Get You High?
A CBD patch will NOT get you high. The patches have been specifically produced to minimize THC while maximizing CBD. No CBD product will get you high unless it has been mislabeled.
Are There Any Side Effects From CBD Patches?
There are very few side effects associated with CBD (in any form). Even less so with CBD patches. That’s because the cannabinoid is delivered slowly over a long period of time instead of quickly over the course of just a few minutes. One of the only commonly reported issues is a tendency to experience dry mouth after taking CBD. The only other possible side effect of note has to do with CBD’s interaction with other medications. CBD inhibits your liver’s ability to break down most of the pharmaceuticals. This isn’t really a problem if you stop one medication and take CBD for the condition instead.
But if you’re taking a medication for something like high blood pressure or a heart condition (which CBD doesn’t treat), adding CBD into the mix can render those medications ineffective. That can be a major problem. To avoid complications, be sure to talk to your doctor before using a CBD patch.
How Does A Transdermal CBD Patch Work?
When you apply a transdermal CBD patch to your skin, you set up its concentration gradient. That’s just fancy speak that means the patch contains a lot of cannabinoid, while your skin does not. When a substance (like heat or CBD) is in high concentration, it naturally wants to spread out into the surrounding area.
This concept is similar to pouring boiling water into a coffee mug and leaving it sitting on your counter. The hot water contains a lot of heat (100°C), while the atmosphere around it doesn’t. Because of this difference (the gradient), the heat naturally “spreads out” into the air around it.
The nice thing about transdermal delivery is that it bypasses your lungs, liver, and stomach (places where your body filters or breaks down the cannabinoid). So you get 100 percent of the medicinal value of the CBD.
Are All CBD Patches The Same?
Currently, there are two distinct types of CBD patches:
At first glance, they may seem to be the same, but let us assure you that there are significant differences. The primary difference lies in how the patch is constructed.
In a matrix patch, CBD is infused into the matrix of the patch itself, often in the adhesive. When the adhesive comes in contact with your skin, the CBD begins to move from the area of higher concentration into the area of lower concentration (as described in the section above). The dose of CBD you get depends on the amount of cannabinoid held in the matrix and the size of the patch (i.e., the area of skin it covers).
Reservoir patches get their name from the fact that CBD is — you guessed it — contained in a reservoir within the patch. The reservoir holds the CBD in solution (most often with a gel) and releases it through a rate-controlling membrane between the reservoir, the adhesive, and your skin.
People have been using reservoir patches successfully for almost 40 years. In addition, reservoir patches provide more controlled delivery rates, so the wearer doesn’t get too much medication all at once. For these reasons, reservoir patches are more effective than matrix patches.
What Are The Benefits Of Transdermal Delivery?
Transdermal CBD patches provide a whole host of benefits over most other methods of cannabis consumption. Here are just a few of those benefits.
Transdermal Patches Are Discreet.
If you’re looking for a discreet way to get your CBD without taking pills or dripping tincture under your tongue, the transdermal patch is the answer. In fact, CBD patches are the most discreet consumption method on the market today.
Depending on how long the patch lasts (anywhere from four to six hours or more), there’s no need to administer another dose for quite some time.
Transdermal Patches Can Be Formulated To Specific Results
Transdermal patches make it possible to deliver specific cannabinoids (or mixes of cannabinoids) in order to target specific problems. With the CBD patch, you only get CBD, so the medicinal effects will be stronger.
Transdermal Patches Last Longer
Transdermal patches release CBD slowly over a number of hours (four to six on average). That means that the medicinal effects last at least that long. This is in stark contrast to other methods of consumption (like oils or isolates), which peak quickly and then taper off, requiring you to take another dose.
What Are The Specific Benefits Of The CBD Patch?
Transdermal delivery is a very useful and effective way to get CBD into your system. But what are the specific benefits you can expect? We’ve listed them below.
Effective For A Wide Variety Of Ailments. One of the most appealing things about CBD patches is that you can use them to treat a wide variety of medical issues. Here’s what the CBD in CBD patches can do:
- Promote bone growth
- Kill or slow bacterial growth
- Reduce risk of artery blockage
- Treat psoriasis
- Prevent nervous system degeneration
- Reduce blood sugar levels
- Aid sleep
- Reduce seizures and convulsions
- Suppress muscle spasms
- Relieve anxiety
- Lessen the severity of psychosis
- Reduce nausea and vomiting
- Stimulate appetite
- Reduce inflammation
- Decrease pain
Because of this long list of benefits, you can use CBD patches to relieve the symptoms of cancer, osteoporosis, lupus, diabetes, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), Parkinson’s disease, and chronic and neuropathic pain, just to name a few.
More Effective Than Other Delivery Methods
Your stomach and your lungs are very good at preventing chemicals from entering your bloodstream Your body really can’t tell the difference between the malign and the benign — it just goes about doing its job diluting and filtering everything you put in. In the case of CBD, that means you need to ingest or inhale quite a bit (relatively speaking, of course) before enough gets through to have an effect but with a CBD patch, you bypass both of these filtering organs so more of the CBD makes it into your bloodstream. That means you need less CBD to feel the effects. CBD patches are among the easiest CBD products to take.
That’s a lot of steps to get to the CBD relief you need. But with a CBD patch, all you have to do is apply it to your skin and you’re ready to go. And if you don’t like the effect of CBD patch, just peel it off to stop the effects.
Gentle On Your Lungs And Throat
- won’t irritate your lungs and throat and for those who need CBD for medicinal purposes, it’s one of the biggest benefits of all.
- produce no smoke, no smell, and no respiratory irritation.
CBD Counteracts The Psychoactive Effects Of THC
Another benefit of the CBD patch is that CBD counteracts or lessens the reality-altering power of the THC found in marijuana. THC, of course, is well-known for its psychoactive effects. But with the good psychoactive effects come some pretty severe bad psychoactive effects.
The main amongst those negative effects are paranoia, memory loss, drowsiness. CBD essentially acts as a “chaperone” of sorts to the THC found in marijuana. CBD keeps the THC from running amok through your body where it can cause the previously mentioned negative side effects.
What Strains Work Best For CBD Patches?
When it comes to CBD patches and transdermal delivery, it’s not so much the specific strain that matters. Instead, it’s the purity of whatever strain is used that makes the most difference.
Now, obviously, if your goal is to make a CBD patch, you would want to use a high-CBD strain with as little THC as possible. After that, it’s all about the purity. The purer the strain the more CBD, terpenes, and trichomes will be available for use in the patch.
CBD Factum Patches is one of the purest product on the market and provides the best raw material for transdermal patches. Make sure the patches you use are made with 100-percent organic cannabis.
Are CBD Patches Right For You?
With CBD there is no need to worry about psychedelic effects because CBD doesn’t do that. If you don’t like your experience with CBD patches, you can always switch to one of the many other forms of high-CBD products we offer. There are so many to choose from.