I have taken CBD using a wide range of products, Vape oils, Sublingual Oils, Capsules, Tea and Edibles but not patches and I have been sent the budslife CBD Patches for review.
I have been using Transdermal patches for quite a few years for Chronic Pain and currently wear a Fentanyl patch.
Transdermal: relating to, being, or supplying a medication in a form for absorption through the skin into the bloodstream.https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transdermal
It is a very handy method of getting a medication into your blood stream and a CBD Patch is very handy if you don’t like the taste of the oils you have used or if you want a way to have CBD delivered into your bloodstream gradually rather than in one hit.
The square budslife CBD patches contain 16mg of CBD oil and measure 2″ (50mm). The box of 16 patches is split into two foil pouches and the patches inside the foil are wrapped in a batch of 8 in a waxy paper wrap.
The patches are made from fabric with a pressure-sensitive medical glue and penetration enhancers. (antioxidant, hydrocarbon C5 / C9 and copolymer).
You can choose whether to wear the patch over night or during the day and it is in theory a put on and forget way of using CBD and over the 8 hours you will get 16mg of CBD. Hot weather can increase the delivery rate of transdermal patches but it won’t be a problem with CBD.
Now hot weather is where I struggle with patches.
At first I wore the patches over night but on a couple of occasions I woke up with the patch all screwed up where it had come unstuck and slipped and this was the same when I switched to wearing one during the day.
I had the same issue when I used a fabric Buprenorphine patch and ended up being prescribed a C-View dressing to place over the top to keep them in place and that was okay when it was a pain med, but do you want to be messing about trying to keep a CBD patch in place?
Usually with a review I am either Yes or No but with these patches I am undecided, but I can say that for me and during this warmer weather, it is not working. I have saved a few patches and will use them in the Autumn/Winter and edit the post with my findings.
The box of 16 CBD patches costs £14.99 from the budslife website.