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The Ultimate Guide to CBD Patches


A great new addition to the ULU range, CBD patches are the new kid on the block. If you’re looking to target pain and reduce inflammation in a handy, easy-to-apply method, this could just be the perfect product for you.

What is a transdermal patch?

A transdermal patch is a medicated, adhesive patch that is placed on the skin. It allows medicine to pass through the skin and directly into the bloodstream. Nicotine patches are a perfect example. As the medicine is absorbed through the skin, so the effect can be felt throughout the body, particularly focused on the chosen area.


How do CBD patches work?

CBD patches are a discreet and efficient way of absorbing CBD into the skin and allowing it to circulate directly around the bloodstream. Permeability enhancers interact with the skin to increase its permeability, helping CBD to make it through the skin and into the bloodstream.


Taken orally, via an oil or tablet, some of the CBD dose can be lost in the digestive process. Cannabidiol patches, however, bypass the digestive system and enter the bloodstream quickly, offering speedy pain relief. This study from 2018 recognised that the transdermal application increases the bioavailability of CBD.

As patches stay on the skin, CBD is delivered throughout the body for 8-12 hours, offering long-lasting effects. This sustained delivery avoids any adverse effects from peak drug absorption.

What are the potential benefits of CBD patches?

While personal preference often leads the way in choosing how you wish to take CBD, the transdermal method has numerous potential benefits.

Studies have shown that, applied topically, CBD might help treat anti-inflammatory pain. Transdermal cannabidiol has also been shown to reduce inflammation and pain-related behaviours in animals, suggesting that it may be an effective pain reliever for people with arthritis and multiple sclerosis.


We know that CBD acts on the endocannabinoid system, blocking receptors for certain types of pain, and that CBD has anti-inflammatory properties. Combined with the transdermal delivery system, at ULU we believe CBD patches are an excellent choice when looking to relieve pain and reduce inflammation.

A study investigating the effect of CBD on people who suffered from chronic pain and used opioids to control it, found that 94% of participants reported an improved quality of life while taking CBD. While further studies are essential, there is an indication that CBD usage can reduce dependence on opioids and the potential health risks that they pose.


Do CBD Patches contain nicotine?

While we often associate transdermal patches with nicotine, CBD patches do not contain nicotine. They work in a similar way to nicotine patches but are instead infused with cannabidiol (CBD).

How should I use a CBD patch?

The patch will work most effectively when it has direct contact with the skin. Avoid bony or irregular areas of skin, focusing instead on soft areas such as the inside of the arm, lower back or thigh. It should also be placed as close to the desired treatment area as possible.


Always apply to clean, dry skin. Remove by simply peeling off.

Where can I buy CBD patches online?

Transdermal CGD patches are a relatively new product, so it’s wise to treat them with caution. Choose your online company carefully, making sure their products are of a high standard, and always read the label so you know exactly the patch contains. In the UK, CBD must be entirely free of THC.

ULU is a premium brand, focused on quality. Our CBD products are pure, free of pesticides, medically tested and certified. You can read more about our quality guarantee here. All products are tested by third-party labs so you can buy ULU safe in the knowledge that you’re buying exceptional quality.


Follow this essential checklist for all CBD products:


– Is it the product certified organic?

– Is it guaranteed to have a THC level of less than 0.0005%?

– Is the product EU-sourced, from hemp plantations within the EU?

– Has the product been tested by a third-party laboratory? If so, can you see the certificate of analysis on their website?


Our ULU 20mg patches are discreet, affordable and designed to release our CBD in a slow and steady manner. With seven patches in each pack, you might decide to use them continuously or keep them on hand for convenience, perhaps when travelling.

To Conclude

While the research into the benefits of transdermal CBD is ongoing, there are positive signs that CBD patches can relieve pain and inflammation. Easy to apply and discreet to wear, they are becoming increasingly popular with long-term CBD users and those new to the compound.

Always look for quality assurances when purchasing and remember, if you have any questions, our friendly CBD experts are just an email away.

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