A Brief Guide to CBD Patches

Posted August 18, 2021 by in Health + Fitness

CBD is an incredibly popular natural remedy that is said to be able to cure what ails you. There are four main CBD delivery systems: oral consumption, sublingual consumption, inhalation, and topical application. Each method does have its own merits, but one of the most up and coming methods is a CBD patch. The question, then, is why is this method gaining so much momentum?

Read on to find out:

What is a CBD Patch?

A CBD patch is of a similar size to a plaster, and it is infused with CBD. The patch is applied to a venous part of the body, such as the upper arm, wrist, or ankle. As your body heats the patch, it begins to release CBD. This is absorbed through the skin, where it makes its way into your bloodstream. CBD can relieve chronic pain, help to treat skin disorders, reduce feelings of depression and anxiety and lower blood pressure to name but a few.

In addition, these patches offer a great alternative to traditional methods of consumption. Handpicked CBD is an online retailer with an enormous range of CBD products, from beauty products to traditional oils to patches. They even have a section of their website dedicated to CBD education if you would like to learn more. 

The Benefits

CBD patches have a number of benefits over other consumption methods. Firstly, they are more discrete than other methods. Second, as patches last a while – some up to 96 hours – you can plan when to administer your next dose at a convenient time. Because the patches last so long, they are designed to release the CBD slowly and consistently, meaning that you benefit from the full effect for the entirety of the time you wear the patch. Other methods of consumption lead to a peak, and then they taper off. 

The patches are also arguably more effective than other delivery methods. This is because the stomach and lungs take preventative measures to stop chemicals from entering the bloodstream, and so when you ingest or inhale CBD, it is not as effective. Wearing a patch means that you can bypass that system, and it allows the CBD to enter the bloodstream more directly.  

CBD patches are easier to use; all you have to do is apply it to your body, and the patch does all the work. This also means that if you are not enjoying the effects of the patch, then you can simply remove the patch to stop the effects more quickly. With other consumption methods, you simply have to wait it out. 

Lastly, the patches offer a consistent dosage; you will get the same dose all the time, every time you use the patches. So, there is no need to worry about getting the dosage right as the patch does all the work. That being said, do your research before buying to find the dose that will work for you.


Patches are a great CBD delivery system, and they have huge advantages over other methods. It is likely that as CBD cements itself in the mainstream as a reputable natural health product that more advancements will be made. But, for now, patches are arguably the most convenient and consistent product that you can get.

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