Do CBD patches work for pain, anxiety and sleep?
CBD has been shown in preliminary research to aid in pain relief, anxiety relief and sleep. There are many new products entering the CBD space, and it’s important to know which ones work and which might not.
Dragonfly’s CBD Infused Skin Patch
Our topical self-adhesive patch is designed to be placed in direct contact with unbroken skin. We recommend it being placed on the upper arm. The patch is quite discreet at just under 4cm square.
The purpose of the patches is to support the user to utilise the benefits of CBD and provide an alternative to oral consumption. The patch is intended to be used daily, but not exceeding 3 patches in 24hr timeframe.
The impact of the ingredients will have a cumulative effect over time. It is not expected nor designed for immediate effects. The skin patches are not intended to be used by anyone under the age of 18 years of age.
How does the CBD Patch work for pain and anxiety?
Preliminary research has suggested that cannabidiol (CBD) oil can help anxiety, pain and sleep. Our bodies have something called the “Endocannabinoid System”, this is a set of receptors all through our bodies that bind specifically to cannabis compounds. These receptors interact with our:
- reproduction and fertility
CBD is different from tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the substance in cannabis that causes feelings of intoxication, but both coming naturally from the Cannabis Sativa L plant. (See our crops below).
CBD for Pain
These receptors, when bound, have an anti-inflammatory response and pain-relieving effects that help with pain management. This means that CBD might relieve those with chronic pain, such as arthritis or back pain.
One review assessed how well CBD works to relieve chronic pain. The studies examined various types of pain, including:
- cancer pain
- neuropathic pain
Based on these studies, researchers concluded that CBD was effective in overall pain management.
CBD for Anxiety
While human research on the affects of CBD on anxiety are still ongoing, we have had some compelling animal trials.
For generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) says that CBD has been shown to reduce stress in recent animal trials. Study subjects were observed as having less signs of anxiety. Their physiological symptoms of anxiety, such as increased heart rate, also improved.
Our CBD Patches also contain Bergamot scent, which is known for its aromatherapy benefits, such as being calming and anxiety reducing.
Why Use CBD Patches for Pain?
As mentioned above, the patches were designed to provide a different solution to CBD capsules/oils. Many people find it difficult to ingest capsules/oils and they should not miss out on the benefits of CBD. The patches are a safe, alternate option, with the added feature of being waterproof. So even if you had it on and popped in the shower, it will not be affected, and you can continue to get your CBD.
CBD is also well tolerated to most users, so it can be a natural addition to your daily pain relief routine. We do recommend speaking to your GP if you are taking any prescribed medications.
Advantages of CBD Patches
- Delivery offers several benefits over oral delivery, including smooth, continuous drug delivery, increased bioavailability, and reduced drug-drug interactions. Patches can be easily applied by the caregiver, and they provide a visual cue that the medication has been administered.
- 5 Key Benefits of patches:
- Smoother Dosing
- Avoiding Digestive Side Effects
- Alternative Administration
- 5 Advantages of patches:
- Controlled and constant administration
- Improved Therapeutic bioavailability
- Easy application
- Improved patient compliance
Dragonfly Biosciences’ CBD Infused Skin Patches
Dragonfly’s new CBD Infused Skin Patches include 20mg of slow release CBD in a 30 pack, designed to last for a month of single daily wear.
Our discreet CBD patches are formulated to be worn all day, releasing CBD slowly into the bloodstream in a non-invasive and convenient way.
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