Introducing your guide to CBD patches! Here’s everything you need to know about CBD patches and how they work.
From tinctures to edibles, to balms and even crystalline, CBD products now come in a huge array of different forms, each with individual consumption methods.
But if you thought patches were just another one to add to the list you’d be wrong. They’re unique!
CBD patches can sometimes offer benefits that other CBD products simply can’t.
1. What Are CBD Patches?
Let’s dive into your guide to CBD patches…
CBD patches are as simple as it gets when it comes to guaranteeing your cannabinoid delivery. However, the technology behind them is complex.
Transdermal patches are relatively new in the CBD industry and at TerraGold Plus we were one of the first companies to incorporate them into our product lines.
Because they are super easy to use, accurate, and effective!
The technology for patches has been around for decades and it’s very similar to how nicotine patches work, with advanced innovations to ensure the CBD dosage is delivered efficiently to your bloodstream.
Our TerraGold Plus CBD patches contain a proprietary blend of CBD isolate.
2 How Are CBD Patches Made?
What I want to state in this guide to CBD patches is that not all CBD patches were created equal!
Their differences often come down to the way they are made.
Currently, there are two types of CBD patches on the market.
- Matrix Patches
These types of patches contain 5 layers.
This includes a peel-off layer that protects the CBD, a “matrix” layer infused with CBD, a separating layer, an adhesive layer, and a protective backing layer.
The adhesive layer holds the matrix layer to your skin, and the CBD molecules move from the patch into your skin’s capillaries.
From there they enter the bloodstream.
- Reservoir Patches
Then there are reservoir patches…
Reservoir patches also have a peel-off layer, an adhesive, and a protective backing, but the key difference is that they have a release membrane so you can control the rate of CBD delivery into your system.
The type of patch we sell is the Matrix Patch. After personally trying both we found the Matrix system to be more effective at alleviating our symptoms.
3. How Do CBD Patches Work?
The skin is the largest organ in our body, and how the CBD patches work is that they pass CBD through the skin into the blood.
Our cells are made up of lipids, and because cannabinoids are also lipids CBD can readily diffuse through the cells, eventually making their way to the blood vessels.
There are 4 steps to the whole process:
- Applying the patch
- Cannabinoids diffuse through skin cells
- Cannabinoids reach the bloodstream
- CBD enter endocannabinoid system where it binds with the receptors
The patches deliver the cannabinoids into your bloodstream through the skin.
This allows the CBD to then reach your endocannabinoid system, where it can easily bind with CB1 and CB2 receptors to produce a variety of therapeutic effects.
Some companies use enhancers like DMSO. We do not because these enhancers will also draw in any impurities that may also be on the skin. Meaning they can be very dangerous if you don’t ha