CBD Patches: A Complete Guide
If you’ve been on social media, casually surfed the web, or even browsed the wellness section at your grocery store, chances are you’ve heard of CBD. It’s just about everywhere these days, and with good reason: There are many health and wellness benefits associated with this rave-worthy ingredient. From tinctures and topicals to CBD patches and even food products, there are endless ways to reap the CBD rewards.
But what exactly is it, and why has it become so popular over the past few years?
CBD, which is short for cannabidiol, is a type of phytocannabinoid — one of 113, in fact — found in the cannabis, or hemp, plant. Another phytocannabinoid you might be familiar with: Tetrahydrocannabinol, more commonly known as THC. Unlike THC, however, CBD does not get you high, and you won’t experience any of the psychoactive effects associated with marijuana consumption.
It does, however, lay claim to many other effects, including anxiety reduction, better sleep, pain relief, and more. It’s these reasons that lead us to add this plant-based powerhouse to a few of our patches, including the Hemp 25mg Patch, the Sleep Support Patch with Hemp, and the Relax Relief Patch with Hemp.
So, what are the benefits of CBD Patches?
CBD patches are a safe, easy, and effective way to take a dose of the calming compound. They work by releasing ingredients which are then absorbed directly by the skin. They’re a great alternative for people with sensitive stomachs or gastrointestinal issues who would rather not ingest CBD directly. Other ways to take CBD include:
Tinctures: A CBD tincture is a concentrated liquid that can be taken orally (usually under the tongue) or added to beverages like coffee, smoothies, and even cocktails.
Topicals: Topical treatments include products like creams, lotions, balms, and oils that are applied to the skin.
Edibles: These days, you can find CBD in a variety of edible products such as gummies, baked goods, and pretty much anything else you can think of.
Vaping: Some CBD oils can be used for vaping — the oil is turned into a vapor that you inhale. In recent years, however, the safety of vaping has come into question.
While all of these methods can help you experience the benefits of CBD, not all are created equal. Tinctures, topicals, edibles, and vaping oil can all contain fillers and/or extraneous ingredients that, at best, you might not want to consume, and at worst, could be harmful to your health. CBD patches from OnMi are your safest option because they contain science-backed ingredients without any of the unnecessary extras.
Ready to try OnMi CBD patches? Here’s what you need to know.
At OnMi, we offer a variety of hemp-related patches designed to calm and comfort when it’s just been “one of those days.” Here’s the scoop on our CBD patches so you can find the one that’s right for you.
25mg Hemp Patch
This patch contains one ingredient to get the job done: 25mg hemp cannabidiol isolate, the naturally occurring compound that may help reduce stress and anxiety, relieve aches and pains, and improve sleep quality.
We suggest wearing this patch to ease everyday stress and anxiety, promote relaxation, improve sleep, and relieve aaches associated with exercise, arthritis, and chronic pain.
Sleep Support Patch with Hemp
Trouble falling (or staying) asleep at night? Our Sleep Patch with Hemp contains 20mg of hemp cannabidiol isolate, along with valerian and lavender to promote restful sleep and relaxation.
This patch works in a number of ways, including by: easing everyday stress and anxiety, helping you fall asleep faster and easier, reducing the discomfort of insomnia, and enhancing your quality of sleep. And, unlike other prescription sleep aids, it does NOT cause dependence or addiction. If you’re a frequent traveler, the Sleep Support Patch with Hemp can even help relieve symptoms associated with jet lag and/or time changes.
Relax Relief Patch with Hemp
Who doesn’t need a better way to relax? The Relax Relief Patch with Hemp is formulated with 30mg of hemp cannabidiol isolate, passionflower, and vitamin B1 to help relieve anxiety symptoms, reduce stress-induced fatigue, and promote restful sleep.
This patch is great for easing everyday stress and anxiety brought on by work, home responsibilities, or whatever else life throws your way. It can promote relaxation and help calm both the body and the mind.
FAQs About CBD
Still have question about CBD patches? We’ve got answers.
Q: Is CBD safe to take?
A: For the most part, yes — CBD is considered safe. It is, however, possible for CBD to interact with certain medications or could negatively affect people with certain health conditions. We definitely recommend consulting with your doctor if you have concerns about how CBD could affect your health.
Q: Are there any side effects associated with CBD?
A: For the most part, there aren’t many negative side effects associated with CBD. Drowsiness and fatigue can occur in some people. In other cases, people have reported dry mouth and diarrhea. Side effects, in many instances, can also be dependent on the purity of the CBD — the less pure, the more likely you are to experience these.
Q: How does CBD work?
A: CBD works with the body’s endocannabinoid system by stimulating cannabinoid receptors in the nervous system known as CB1 and CB2. These receptors are responsible for things like mood, memory, inflammation, and pain — hence the benefits associated with CBD use.
Q: How do I use CBD patches?
A: CBD patches are easy to use. First, peel the protective film from the back, then apply to any dry area of skin, avoiding hair. Wear for up to 12 hours! Then, to easily remove, soak the patch in water. Our patches are designed for daily wear.
In the end, CBD can be a helpful tool to keep handy in your health and wellness box. Its many benefits and minimal side effects make it an accessible option for many people — especially in the form of a patch. If you’re ready to give CBD patches a try, sign up for our newsletter and get 15% off your first purchase!