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A brief guide to CBD patches

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A brief guide to CBD patches

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If you’re in US, you must have seen by now that CBD is filling the shelves of health stores and CBD products are being rated as the top-sellers in online marketplaces. The popularity of the natural health remedy is only continuing to grow, and for good reason.

The exciting thing about CBD is its versatility- there seem to be new and unique ways to get a hit of the herb emerging on an almost monthly basis. The latest innovation to make it to the markets is the CBD patch, otherwise known as a transdermal patch.

In this article, we are going to learn about CBD patches.

What is CBD?

CBD is one of multiple compounds found in the cannabis plant. When used by humans and animals, CBD reacts with the endocannabinoids inside the body and activating them. Unlike THC, also found in the cannabis plant, CBD is not a psychoactive, and will not make you “high”.

Thanks to the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, zero THC CBD is not illegal in any state in the USA. According to federal law, it is legal in all 50 states, provided you buy from a trusted brand that ensures that THC level is less than 0.3 % by dry weight and is safe to use.

What are CBD patches?

The creativity in how CBD can be taken is seemingly endless, and CBD patches are proof that the compound is truly as versatile as it is made out to be. Looking a lot like plasters and infused with CBD oil, CBD patches are similar in appearance and functioning to nicotine patches, which are designed to help smokers quit the habit.

To apply a CBD patch, you simply stick it to a venous area of your body- the inside of the wrist is usually a good place to go for. The patch is activated by body heat, and CBD is released gradually into your bloodstream.

How do CBD patches work?

When you stick a CBD patch to your skin, the substance will automatically want to spread out into the surrounding area – in this case, your skin. Your body heat triggers the CBD to move around and into your bloodstream, where it can make its way to the endocannabinoid system.

The best thing about transdermal delivery (meaning through the bloodstream) is that the CBD bypasses the stomach and digestive system, where it can often be mistakenly flushed from the body as waste.

Where can I buy CBD patches from?

CBD patches are a more specialist form of the compound, so you may find that you are more limited in options when it comes to making a purchase. However, you shouldn’t have too much trouble finding something to suit your requirements if you look online. Marketplaces such as Amazon are a good place to look, as are the websites of independent CBD brands.

What about purchasing CBD in general?

Whether you prefer the more conventional or unconventional methods of benefitting from cannabis, the internet is your best friend. For smoking organic hemp, there are plenty of places where you can buy rolling paper although you should choose carefully to ensure you’re buying from a superior brand. Aside from CBD patches, CBD oils, tablets, and edibles are all widely available both online and in health stores.

If you have any questions about CBD patches, feel free to ask in the comments section below.

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